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Today's News

  • Mulvaney has made sacrifices for county

    I have moved away from Lancaster, but I have heard about something going on there that I know a little about. People are saying awful, terrible things about my friend and former boss, Mick Mulvaney. I wanted to take a moment to tell you what I know about this man.

  • Vouchers a bad idea for equal education

    As a public school teacher, I see firsthand the condition of our schools in Lancaster County. I have the privilege of teaching in the same school that I attended as a child.

    Unfortunately, my parents were not able to attend school past the eighth grade. They worked for Springs to pay the bills and they taught me the value of hard work. They were not able to help me with my school work or guide me on a path to college because they had no idea how to help me or whom to ask.

  • Newspapers inspire and sometimes

    She was mad about a remark a candidate made about non-public schools. We encouraged the reader to write a letter expressing her support for private schools.

    Another reader accused the newspaper of taking sides because we covered the National Action Network (NAN) press conference that announced the organization was acting as a civil rights advocate for Martavious Carter. Carter, 17, was charged with the Aug. 4 arson at the courthouse and another arson at the 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield’s office. He was also charged in connection with five armed robberies.

  • Man shot in back during robbery

    A Lancaster man was shot in the back during an armed robbery Saturday night.

    The victim, 32, had just pulled into the driveway of his Crenson Drive home when a man opened the passenger side door and demanded money from a passenger in the car, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.

    The passenger told deputies that the assailant put a gun to his head. He gave him $20 and then ran behind the home, the report said. He heard two gunshots while he was running.

  • Deer make a run in BI-LO

    Live deer, aisle 3?

    Cliff West thinks maybe that was the message over the intercom at the BI-LO grocery store near Applebee's on Sunday.

    West said he was eating at nearby Zaxby's with his wife, Missy, when they noticed a deer running along the sidewalk in front of the stores in the shopping center. The deer would get to a door and then run into it, as if it was looking for a dark place to run.

    When the deer got to BI-LO, the automatic doors opened, and the deer ran right inside.

  • O'Leary hailed as one of county's football greats

    Phil O’Leary is being remembered as one of Barr Street High School’s all-time athletic greats.O’Leary, one of four former Golden Tigers’ football stars to play pro football, died Thursday following a long illness due to complications with diabetes.

  • Night for the Macs at Track

    It was a night for the McGuires at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.Cayce McGuire won the young guns main and Frankie McGuire took the street stock checkers in early racing action on the fall night.u In the young guns main event, it was Josh Langley and Andrew Yandle sharing row one in the race, with Cayce McGuire alongside Amanda Blackwell in row two.Cayce McGuire jumped to the lead early on, with no challenges for the lead.McGuire dominated the entire race and cruised into victory lane.

  • Bruins challenge Stallions

    Lancaster opens Region IV-AAAA football play in a big way Friday night.The Bruins, 5-1 and off to their best start since 1981, face the No.

  • Van Wyck plans homecoming for Crawford

    VAN WYCK – The Van Wyck community is celebrating a favorite son – Shawn Crawford – with a homecoming celebration at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the community center.

    "He has accomplished something no one else in Lancaster County has," said Betty Broome.

    Crawford won a silver medal in the 200-meter race at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games. He won a gold and silver medal at the 2004 Athens Summer Olympic Games in track events.

    Crawford will be honored by local dignitaries and former coaches. Gov. Mark Sanford is sending a statement of congratulations.

  • Man, 88, robbed after giving man a ride

    A Lancaster man faces several charges after deputies say he robbed an 88-year-old man Friday afternoon.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Brian James Hinson, 31, of 1523 Virginia St., with kidnapping, strong-armed robbery, aggravated assault and battery, third-offense petty larceny, forgery, financial card theft and financial card fraud.

    Hinson is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center. Bond information was unavailable at press time Tuesday afternoon.