Today's News

  • Matthews column: Republican candidates flip-flop on ethanol

    If the presidential election process didn’t begin in Iowa, ethanol would likely be a memory.
    But because the election process begins in Iowa, where nearly half of the corn grown is converted to ethanol, most Republican candidates, who make a career of denouncing crony capitalism, have come to embrace the ethanol mandate, even as they decry Obamacare for forcing Americans to have health insurance.

  • City to scrap playground ‘firetruck’

    At its Tuesday, April 14, meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a request to remove a Mack fire truck static display from Wayne Fields All Children’s Playground beside the Municipal Justice Center and sell the parts for scrap metal.
    The money received for the scrap will be set aside to buy new playground equipment to fill the vacant spot for the children of the park, per a motion made by councilman John Howard.

  • LGC sets 2015 tourney schedule


    The Lancaster Golf Club’s 2015 schedule includes 13 tournaments, highlighted by the annual club championship Aug. 8-9.

  • Lady Bruins sweep Devils


    The surging Lancaster Lady Bruins’ softball team beat the rain and visiting Clinton High School on Friday, April 17 at the LHS field.

    Lancaster, just before the evening rain arrived, completed a sweep of the Lady Devils with an 11-0 win.

  • Mama’s spring bell is ringing

    There is one thing for sure, spring cleaning comes every year whether you live on a dirt road or a paved road. If doesn’t play favorites, either.
    Seems like mamas and aunts have some kind of little bell built inside of ’em and when the trees bud and the wild onions sprout, that bell starts clanging and there is work to be done.
    Old Man Winter’s cobwebs, dust and mildew are gonna get wiped away.

  • Walker column: Bedtime story for a sleeping nation

    Once, there was a great land where the people dreamed of being free from an oppressive monarchy. They suffered great insult and loss of freedom until they rose up and threw off the evil king.

  • Unusual vehicles figure in recent DUI arrests

    Sometimes, it’s as much what you’re driving as how you’re driving it that can get you in trouble, a lesson two Lancaster County men learned recently in separate DUI arrests.

  • L&C train jumps track on Market Street

    A Lancaster & Chester Railroad train out of Kershaw jumped the tracks in Lancaster on Tuesday, April 14, rerouting traffic on South Market Street for hours.

  • County’s DUI initiative reaps positive results

    When it comes to reducing alcohol-related car accidents and underage drinking in Lancaster County, Dr. Harold Holder believes a cutting-edge prevention strategy more than two years in the making may be the key to keeping residents safer.

    Holder, a DUI prevention strategist from the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) in Berkeley, Calif., revealed the results of the county’s ‘Take U Out of DUI’ initiative during a Wednesday afternoon, April 15, press conference.

  • County to celebrate 230 years with Main Street birthday bash

    Lancaster County will celebrate its 230th birthday from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at the historic courthouse and county administration building on North Main Street.