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Today's News

  • Terrific Tuesdays live up to name

    Horray for the Lancaster County Library. Thank you, thank you, thank Youthbuild. We would like to say a big thank all the staff members of the Lancaster County Library who worked so hard to make Terrific Tuesdays be creative at the library. It was a huge success this summer. Our children really enjoyed the program each week and their teachers did, too.

    Getting all those wonderful prizes was a plus.

    Even our younger children are already learning the importance of a good book. We are already looking forward to next summer to see what adventures you will have for us.

  • Two men shot in separate incidents

    Two people have been released from the hospital after being shot in separate incidents over the last few days.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies say Dabney Rorie, 16, was shot by his brother, Jeremy, on Thursday night at their home at 1413 Carmel Road.

    Jeremy E. Rorie, 23, has been charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    A neighbor called authorities after hearing multiple gunshots and finding two bullets holes in the front of his home, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Writer clarifies mean-spirited comment

    Singled out that I characterized those who attended the TEA party as mean-spirited caused some concern in my household. My wife suggested I refrain from further comment, which would only result in a “Who shot John” battle over newsprint space with no clear winner, other than the guy selling pulpwood.

  • Bike thieves plague neighborhood

    Bike thieves plague family neighborhood

    This letter is intended for the community members and their families in the Erwin neighborhood. I live in a nice family-oriented area near Erwin Elementary School. I know all of my neighbors and often spend time together with our children. It is a great place to live and I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to have the sense of family, friendship and neighborly fellowship. This feeling has been questioned recently by the acts of senseless members of nearby areas.

  • Police reports - Aug. 19, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Officers responded to Pardue Street Apartments on Monday after receiving a call about a stove falling on someone.

    The report said when officers arrived, they saw a naked 3-year-old boy standing on the sidewalk being treated by Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services for burns on his face, shoulder, stomach, thigh and groin area.

    Inside the apartment, officers noted that the stove was tipped over, and there was chicken and cooking grease on the floor.

  • You have right to your opinion, but get facts right

    I agree with letter writer W.B. Evans. Everyone has a right to express his or her opinion. Where I disagree with a lot of opinions, is when they are not based on real facts.

    Here are real facts:

  • Man questions county priorities

    dition of The Lancaster News said Lancaster County is getting a $1.7 million U.S. Transportation grant to improve the Lancaster County Airport runway. In that same edition was a story about the 19.1 percent unemployment rate.

    So, probably less than 1 percent of Lancaster County residents will even see improvements, much less use them.

  • Class grateful for Sonic’s help

    We would like to thank Bill Thrailkill, Sonic general manager, for supporting the Salkehatchie workers who were housed here in Lancaster in June. There are no words adequate enough to express our gratitude for the wonderful hamburgers you provided for their meal on Friday. They were so excited when we arrived with the burgers. Your support of this wonderful mission work was appreciated and enjoyed by all. Lancaster is truly blessed to have such a caring member of our community. Again, from the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.

  • Updated airport will make good impression

    First impressions count. They matter whether it’s a blind date or a job interview.

    They also matter to industrial prospects who come to Lancaster County to check us out as a potential location for their business.

    That’s just one reason the $1.7 million federal grant that was recently awarded to Lancaster County for improvements to the county airport is important.

  • Nationalized health care not good idea

    Many of you have contacted me recently regarding concerns surrounding the health care legislation pending in Washington, known variously as H. 3200, Health Care Reform, Obamacare, etc. Ordinarily, I don’t delve into federal issues in this column. However, while I share the same concerns many of you have expressed regarding costs, taxes and service levels, there is yet another reason that this bill bothers me – its tremendous expansion of the federal government, often at the cost of states and localities.