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Today's News

  • Falcons soar on second-half surge

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Nation Ford answered the challenge in a big way Friday night at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.
    The 5-1 Falcons, down 20-10 at the break, responded to NFHS coach Michael Allen’s halftime challenge with a 27-0 second-half charge to notch a 37-20 Region III-AAAA comeback win over the stunned Bruins.

  • Braves ignite to down Warriors

    Eric Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land kept the Cheraw Braves at bay through most of three quarters before the visiting Braves ignited for 21 unanswered points on the way to a 34-13 win.
    The Braves’ 21-point win spoiled the annual Indian Land homecoming game.
    The Warriors, who fell to 1-5, 0-1, held Cheraw to only 13 first-half points behind the strong kicking of IL punter Shea Rogers.

  • The same rules apply

    When a council or board retires to executive session, it is not entering into a new or different meeting. It’s the same meeting, the door has just been closed.
    A few weeks ago, we pointed out that a court ruling had been issued which made it very clear that meeting agendas cannot and should not be amended once a meeting has begun. Public bodies must provide an agenda for their meetings at least 24 hours in advance. The intent is to tell the public what they will discuss and may vote on.

  • How do we love pork? Let us count the ways...

    “I’ve got my menu planned for the next two weeks,” smiles home cook Nikki Smith, “Pork on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Boy, that was easy.”

    Nikki is one of the thousands of devoted pork lovers who are gleefully sharing their enthusiasm – and recipes – with all of us lucky cooks at www.justapinch.com.

  • Just a pinch: Roasted Banana Scones

    Ingredients
    3 medium bananas, sliced
    2 tablespoons melted butter
    2 tablespoons light brown sugar
    2 cups all-purpose flour
    1 tablespoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/3 cup light brown sugar
    1/2 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
    2 large eggs
    1 cup ricotta cheese
    1 egg, beaten

  • Options for buying trees

    There are many reputable suppliers of baby trees, from local nurseries to the big box stores. During the years I have been tree farming I have relied heavily on two sources.

  • September Yard of the Month

    Sometimes pretty yards take years to establish, but sometimes they just seems to fall in place, especially if the owners have green thumbs. That’s the case with Ronald and Susan First at 1954 Charles Avenue. The couple relocated to Lancaster from Erie, Pa. about two years ago when Ronald’s job brought them south. He was here about six months before Susan could come, so he began the search for a new home.

  • Hidden in plain site:Jean had no idea who she really was

    Jean Ghent never saw her mom, kill a York County policeman at a traffic stop on July 17, 1932, outside Fort Mill, but she was there.

    For that matter, Ghent never saw the faces of the York County jurors some five months later who convicted the late Baetrice Snipes of the crime. She never heard Judge Thomas Sease bang the gavel that day when he sentenced Snipes to death by electrocution for the murder of officer Elliott Harris, but she undoubtedly felt her mom’s heart rate quicken. After all, she was only inches away.     

  • Residents fired up over smoking

    Moving back and forth in front of the podium, sometimes pointing at various Lancaster County Council members, Francis Bell had a lot to say about a proposed county-wide smoking ordinance at council’s Monday, Sept. 24, meeting. 

    Bell, a Lancaster native, local attorney and former Lancaster County Council member, objected to the potential ordinance which, if approved after one more reading, will prohibit smoking in enclosed public spaces throughout the county. This includes restaurants, bars, retail stores, libraries and public areas of businesses. 

  • Gang ‘initiation’ at Buford Middle School leads to suspensions, expulsions

     

    Eight Buford Middle School students have been charged in connection with a gang, whose members intended to retaliate against bullies on behalf of their victims.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said the 13- and 14-year-old students, seven of them members of a group calling  themselves  “White Mafia 14,” were taken into custody Sept. 20 after school officials learned of a fight in a school bathroom.