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Today's News

  • LPD gets $16K grant

    The Lancaster Police Department has once again received a familiar federal grant that will enhance its services and strengthen its crime-prevention initiatives. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow the police department to accept a $16,006 award from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.

    Police Chief Harlean Howard said the department will use the money to buy body armor for sworn officers and docking stations for the mobile data terminals (MDTs) used in police vehicles. 

  • Mulvaney helps with spending cuts program

    Lancaster County Congressman Mick Mulvaney has been named one of three freshman representatives to head the second phase of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s YouCut program.

    The program, which began during last year’s Democratically controlled 111th Congress, offers constituents a chance to vote online on which federal spending cuts they’d like to see introduced as bills by Republican House members.

  • Woman hit with beer bottle, robbed

    Officers are still searching for a man who hit a woman with a beer bottle and stole her money several weeks ago.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said no arrests have been made in a May 28 incident where a 46-year-old woman was attacked as she walked home. 

    The assault and robbery happened at about 11:40 p.m. and both Lancaster police officers and Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene. 

  • Chester names interim super

    CHESTER – John Taylor, a retired Lancaster County Schools superintendent, is the new Chester County interim superintendent. Taylor began his duties with the district effective Monday. He will receive a salary of $10,000 per month.

  • Was interim super vote mishandled?

    Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    CHESTER – A prepared statement read by Chester County School Board Chairwoman Maggie James on June 9 seems to indicate that a vote to hire John Taylor as interim superintendent may not have been handled properly.

    At the special called meeting, the board went behind closed doors to discuss the search for an interim superintendent. Upon returning to open session, a motion was made to authorize James to offer the position to Taylor, a former Lancaster County superintendent. 

  • Summer Concert
  • Million Pound Challenge kickoff is tomorrow at Kmart

    Deborah Boulware

    Come to the Million Pound Challenge Kickoff this Saturday at Kmart and you’ll see me there – here’s why.

     Four Months earlier 

    I’m at a seminar just to support an agency that I truly believe in, when the nurse hands everyone a paper with a graph-looking thing. Then she says, “Step on the scale so we can calculate your BMI (Body Mass Index).”

    My first thought: “No way. I’m just here to listen.” In fact, I even say that to the nurse.

  • Police Blotter 6/17

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • Brock boosts juniors' win

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 juniors were on a diamond mission in more ways than one Wednesday night.

  • Lancaster Dixie Baseball honors standouts

     

       

    Catledge Service Company pitcher-second baseman Christian Catledge, who sparked the team to the 2011 Lancaster Dixie Baseball Dixie Boys championship, swept two awards for the 13-14 league.