Today's News

  • Bruins' Robinson to play in North-South All-Star game

    Lancaster High School senior defensive lineman Darius Robinson had his prayer answered in a big way Tuesday afternoon.

    Robinson, a standout on the Lancaster High School football team, was named to the 62nd annual North-South All-Star football game.

    Robinson, a 6-3, 235-pounder, said he prayed hard for the chance to go to the game which features the top senior high school football players.

  • Don’t need to compromise liberties for broken system

    The participants of the TEA parties should band together to form a moderate third party. This way both parties can be held accountable to the American people in a similar fashion as to what the so-called public option has been intended to hold the insurance companies accountable.

    This grassroots movement comprises a collective mission that is incompatible with traditional partisan politics.

  • If you love someone, tell them so before it is too late

    Brennie Love, my grandmother, passed on Oct. 7, 2009, just three weeks shy of her 93rd birthday. Although family members are still weeping, we rejoice in our total assurance that we know where Granny is and that we loved her and provided her the best care available.

    She never had to wonder if she was loved. She knew she was. Surrounded daily by family members and friends, she couldn’t see, but she could hear the voices of friends and family as she tried her best to communicate back to us that she loved us too. It was precious.

  • Just how credible is mystery candidate?

    In 10 days, voters in Lancaster County Council District 2 will go to the polls and choose their representative. Only one name is listed on the ballot – Charlene McGriff, who won the Sept. 15 Democratic primary.

    There is also a place on the ballot for a write-in candidate. While no one has admitted to running a write-in campaign, it appears there may be one under way.

    The reason we think so is that, as of Oct. 22, the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission had received 304 absentee ballot requests.

  • Bruins' Penegar set for state cross country meet

    The Lancaster High School cross country team has a state qualifier in Wylie Penegar.

    A host of LHS runners finished the season strong as, setting new PRs (personal records) at the region and state qualifying meets.

  • If you run for office you should reveal who you are

    This is my first letter to the editor. I am writing because I am concerned about the election process. The write-in campaign for the County Council District 2 seat is wrong. If the people are to vote again for someone to represent them in District 2, they need to know who is running against the person who won the primary. If a person cannot disclose his or her name they should not be eligible to run. I do not live in District 2, but I hope everyone in District 2 feels the same as I do.


    Sadie Belk




  • 1959 Blue Hurricanes state championship football team honored tonight

    Lancaster Major Joe Shaw has proclaimed today as Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes’ 1959 state championship day in honor of the team’s 50th anniversary state championship salute tonight at the Lancaster High-Spring Valley football game. Earlier this week, the 1959 LHS Blue Hurricanes’ captains William “Fireball” Roberts, Bill Mosley and Cecil Faile joined Shaw for a proclamation signing at Lancaster City Hall.

  • Rescue Squad fundraiser coming

    Tires screech, metal clangs and crumples under the pressure of the impact, injuries are sustained under the wreckage and the occupants can’t move, many of them feeling the very life fading from them. A caller dials 9-1-1 to report the motor vehicle crash and soon, in the distance, there is the wailing of sirens as medics and emergency responders rapidly travel to the scene.

    Rescue services are among the many first responders and they move quickly from their vehicles to pull the needed equipment to remove the crumpled metal and wreckage away from the lives.  

  • Writer seeks to enlighten the ignorant

    I read the news articles and letters to the editor regarding the high numbers of absentee ballot requests for the Nov. 3 special election. Since I am knowledgeable of the political process, I would like to enlighten the ignorant, who just do not know that writing a person’s name on a ballot is not illegal. If that person chooses not to reveal their identity until election day, it is perfectly legal. Disclosing who is requesting the absentee ballot is the illegal part.

  • We need to support McGriff again on Nov. 3

    I am writing on behalf of Charlene McGriff. I am asking every registered voter in District 2 to get out and vote on Nov. 3 for Charlene McGriff. I have known Ms. McGriff all of her life and I know she is very qualified to represent District 2 on Lancaster County Council. We all have watched her represent herself always with dignity and class. This is the type of person I support.

    According to voter registration, as of Oct. 9, 255 absentee ballots have already been requested. This means we got to get out and vote and override those absentee ballots.