Today's News

  • Group to hold crime march

    Kimberly Cox remembers the strong support from other residents as they marched the streets of Lancaster in a stand against violence.

    This was in October, when Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) hosted its first crime awareness march.

    That day, people of all ages joined together to make a statement against violence and crime.

    Cox, vice-president of LAPS, hopes for a similar outcome this weekend.

    LAPS is holding its second crime march, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday outside Southside Early Childhood Center, 500 Hampton Road, Lancaster.

  • 'Eggstravaganza' set for Saturday

    One Easter event this weekend will not only allow children to collect eggs, but will also give them a chance to win one of several special prizes.

    The Lancaster Downtown Business Association is hosting its first-ever Easter Eggstravaganza on Saturday.

    Children will be able to stop by 13 different businesses in downtown Lancaster that are each serving as an “egg station.” The participants will roam from one location to the next, collecting a plastic egg at each stop that is filled with candy and other treats.  

  • Yard sale to benefit Family Promise

    If you have any unused clothes, accessories or appliances laying around the house, start gathering them. Those items may go a long way in helping the underprivileged in Lancaster County.

    Family Promise of Lancaster, a network of churches that provide housing for the homeless, is preparing to host a major yard sale on April 24.

  • More than 30 guns turned in at local drive

    The Rev. Otis Lathan will never forget the look of despair on the face of a Lancaster mother who had just lost her second son to a violent crime.

    Lathan, pastor at Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church, has given the eulogies for two brothers, both of whom were younger than 30 when they died. The most recent was the victim of a fatal shooting in January.

    As Lathan glanced at their anguished mother during the funeral, he said he knew something had to be done to help eliminate senseless violence.

    His idea was a gun buy-back program.

  • Fight for life comes to Fantasia Farms

    Jimmy Mastranunzio is pushing 40.

    He’s a typical dad who worries about his four children, Haley, Tanner, Jaxon and Kevin and his wife Cyndi.

    And he’d like to talk to them, but he can’t.

    His body has robbed him of that ability and is slowly robbing him of the things most of us take for granted, said his best friend Lauri Pistolis.

    Diagnosed with an incurable disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, in 2005, Pistolis said no one knows if Mastranunzio will see his next birthday.

  • County Council debates rezones

    After 30 years of living along Country Club Drive in Lancaster, Bob Hunter worried a newly proposed rezoning could damage his neighborhood.

    Hunter became concerned after hearing that a tract of land about 300 yards from where he lives could soon be turned into apartment buildings. He urged Lancaster County Council a few weeks ago not to approve the rezoning.

    “People who rent property do not take care of the property,” Hunter said. “When they move, they leave stuff around.”

  • Volunteers avenge loss to Jackets

    KERSHAW Andrew Jackson avenged an earlier 3-2, extra-inning loss to county rival Buford, taking a 6-5 home baseball win over the Jackets on Wednesday.

    Vols’ freshman right-hander Tripp Rollings went the distance, allowing five runs – four earned. He surrendered eight hits and four walks, with one strikeout.

    The Vols made the most of four hits, with Bobby Delly leading the way with two hits, including a double, RBI and a stolen base.

  • Bruins rally, blast Stallions

    Lancaster spotted visiting South Pointe a 6-0 lead, then ignited for 14 runs on the way to a football-like 14-6 slugfest Region IV-AAAA baseball win over the Stallions on Thursday night.

    Matters looked bleak for the Bruins after SPHS forged its early cushion highlighted by Brad Zebadous’ towering two-run home run which landed on top of the K-mart.

    Lancaster then responded with five runs in the bottom of the fourth, three in the fifth and six in the sixth to build its eight-run margin.

  • County Hoops Coup

    The 2009-10 Lancaster County girls basketball season featured a familiar theme – the Indian Land Lady Warriors were again supreme.

    The IL girls, led by veteran coach Tamara Jacobus and ace junior guard Mariah Williams, were once again the toast of the county hardwood.

    Jacobus repeated as The Lancaster News’ girls basketball Coach of the Year, while Williams was again The News’ Player of the Year.

  • County Hoops Coup

    On the eve of the 2009-10 high school basketball season, fifth-year Lancaster High School head coach Ricardo Priester said he felt the Bruins’ program was on the brink of reaching his expectations.

    The Bruins proved so as they posted a 20-win season and earned a share of the Region IV-AAAA basketball championship, firsts in Priester’s tenure at LHS.