Today's News

  • County to accept Glen Laurel roads

    Rhonda Oliver hoped Tuesday night would mark the end of her neighborhood’s year-long battle to have its roads accepted by the county.

    She was one of many residents from Indian Land’s Glen Laurel neighborhood to pack Lancaster County Council’s meeting Tuesday night.

    Oliver asked council to accept her neighborhood’s roads and incorporate them into the county system.

    “When I moved to Glen Laurel, I was told that county roads would be my roads,” Oliver said. “I would like us to now be on that list.”

  • Holiday sweetness made simple

    The July 4 holiday is summer entertaining at its best.

    We pack the picnic basket and head out to relax with family and friends or light the grill and invite them over for an Independence Day celebration.

    Given that, we don’t want to stay in the kitchen with the oven turned on any longer than we have to. And if we are outside, we want something that’s going to be refreshing and cool.

    With abundant sunshine and high temperatures forecast near 90 degrees in the extended forecast on Saturday and Sunday, cool, shady spots are going to be in demand.

  • School district should reconsider lunch choices

    After reading “More Food Choices for Students at Lunch” in the June 4 edition of The Lancaster News, I decided to log in to the newspaper’s Web site. I wanted to see if there were any reader comments on the announcement that the school district director of food services and the president of the school board were pleased and proud to add Philly cheese steaks and chicken wings to the school lunch menu for next year.

  • Judicial system doesn't fail: It's the people in it

    Susan Johnson’s June 13 letter, “Judicial system has to follow through,” is factually incorrect.

    She states that the solicitor said the person arrested for dealing drugs was never prosecuted. The solicitor is a part of the executive branch of government – not judicial. Whether or not to prosecute a case is in the sole discretion of the elected solicitor – not the judge.

  • Not right time for city raises

    We can picture the scene when veteran Lancaster City Councilman John Howard shook his head and said, “I think I’m in the twilight zone.” Howard often quips at council meetings, and he’s never been a council member to mince words.

    And when he wondered if he was in some netherworld at the June 3 special City Council budget meeting, he did so for good reason. The majority on council had just voted to tap into the city’s reserve funds to give employees a 2 percent raise.

  • Obama's vision for America stinks

    President Barack Obama must have spent summers working in an Alaskan fishery. Experts tell me that it does not take long before the constant daylight begins to affect your performance and judgment. Otherwise, why am I still fuming that Obama’s first official act was to order the close of Guantanamo Bay to ensure terrorists’ rights were not violated.

    GITMO prison guards surely were surprised to awaken from sleep and find that all the cells were empty. Obama let most of them go back home so they can once again work to destroy America.

  • Writer clarifies stance on nursing homes

    I’d like to respond to Tish Leonhardt’s letter, “Nurse: White Oak cares for its patients,” in the June 9 edition of The Lancaster News. I usually write my own letters, word for word, but the letter Mrs. Leonhardt is referring to was written by someone else.

    When I viewed the words – sorry, I can’t remember where – I thought that it was very relevant to our society today. I wasn’t trying to plagiarize. I sent it in liking the thought it laid out.

  • Support the effort to halt alcohol, tobacco use

    The Coalition for Healthy Youth of Lancaster County is looking to take a team effort approach in combating teen alcohol consumption and early tobacco use.

    The coalition is shooting to have local businesses be a positive force in the fight by doing what they can to do what’s right.

    The coalition, formerly known as the Lancaster County Prevention Coalition, is seeking support from local businesses to help in the battle to halt the underage use of alcohol and tobacco.

  • Educate yourself about candidates at TEA Party

    April has come and gone. Getting our income tax worries are behind us until next year. But wait, there is something else going on.

    People all over America are frustrated about the lack of jobs, growth of the federal government, lack of transparency and accountability in our state and federal government.

    Many of us locally who feel this way have been involved with the Lancaster TEA Party movement for just over a year. Our little town is in step with all of the other TEA Parties statewide and nationwide.

  • Where the big booms are this 4th of July

    The fourth of July is almost here. With the holiday falling on Sunday, there are two days of professional fireworks shows in this area to choose from. Here are some of the local events:


    – Rock Hill is hosting Red, White and Boom at 6 p.m. July 3 at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street. There will be children’s activities, live music and food vendors. For details, call (803) 329-8756 or e-mail crandall@cityofrockhill.com.