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Today's News

  • Officers arrest man wanted in Chester

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Local authorities arrested a Lancaster man who had been wanted by Chester County deputies for an assault in July.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to Felly Lane on Monday evening in response to a call about a disturbance there, according to an incident report.
    The caller said a man was hiding in a yard and “watching law enforcement.” The deputy located the man on the property of a nearby resident, who had come outside to question what was going on.

  • Ponytails and Pigskins

    The element of surprise was not a factor when Buford Middle School opened football practice in August for the 2011 season. Not for BMS veteran football coach Greg Caskey, who among his new players was Tory Knight, 12.

    Knight, a Buford Middle seventh-grader, is a girl.

    Still for Caskey, it wasn’t stunning to see Knight out for the team.

    “I wasn’t surprised in the least bit,” Caskey said. “She had told me as a sixth-grader in my physical education class she was coming out for the team.

  • Special-needs student hit by car at bus stop on Thursday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A special-needs student from Lancaster High School was struck by a car Thursday afternoon after getting off the school bus and Lancaster police are searching for the driver, who drove away.
    The incident occurred about 3:35 p.m. in the 400 block of Clinton Avenue as Clarence Houston was helping his 19-year-old granddaughter cross the street after helping her off the bus.

  • LHS Bruins to host region golf tournament

    First-year coach Scott Roberts has led the Lancaster High School girls golf team to an 8-3 mark in its fourth year of play.

    The 2011 LHS girls team will host the Region III-AAAA tournament Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Pettit paces LHS swimmers into state meet

     

       

    Lancaster High School, led by junior swimmer Jory Pettit, will have six swimmers competing in the Class AAAA state meet in Columbia on Saturday.

  • AJ's Payne lets pads talk

     

       

    Andrew Jackson High School veteran offensive line coach Larry Cox calls Volunteers’ senior lineman Aaron Payne “a quiet leader.”

  • LMS hosts Dirty Dozen race Saturday

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway, after an off week, hosts the Dirty Dozen race Saturday.

    The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be $1,000 to win.

  • Newspapers not going away

    National Newspaper Week, Oct. 2-8, is a time to celebrate the unique role newspapers play in our society and dispel the myth that they are going away.
    It may be difficult for some to see through the fog of recession and digital disruption, but if you look closely you’ll see that newspapers remain quite healthy.
    Despite the doomsayers, newspapers are actually growing readership as we find new ways to reach consumers.

  • County gives first nod to new map

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is one step closer to changing the lines of its seven districts.
    As part of the county’s redistricting process, which involved incorporating data collected during last year’s national Census, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved first reading of a map of new council districts at its recent meeting.

  • Man dies in fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Investigators are still searching for the cause of a house fire that killed a Lancaster man Saturday night.
    Lancaster police officers were the first to notice the fire at 107 ½ N. Market St. at 11:23 p.m., according to a police department press release.
    Several officers reported seeing a large amount of smoke pouring from the house, as well as flames shooting from the right side of the home.