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Today's News

  • County might cut auditor’s budget

    For the second time since she took office in 2017, county Auditor Susan Hunter Wallace is seriously butting heads with Lancaster County Council members, and this time they’re talking about cutting her budget because of it.
    The auditor’s office has stopped calculating a certain type of tax incentive used to lure new employers. The incentives are called special source revenue credits (SSRC), and they’re used to help offset companies’ cost of equipment, machinery and infrastructure.

  • Annual EMS bike ride starts in Lancaster
  • City aims for 1st new subdivision in 15 years

    It has been 15 years since a residential subdivision was built in the city of Lancaster, but city council this week moved to annex 60 acres for a proposed neighborhood of 175 single-family homes.
    NVR, the parent company of Ryan Homes, has signed a contract to purchase the acreage with a contingency that the property be annexed by the city.

  • Lunchtime bomb scare locks down N. Main St.

    Hours before the Red Rose Festival’s kickoff, a bomb scare scrambled Lancaster emergency responders and diverted lunchtime traffic downtown, triggering a three-car wreck on the edge of the cordoned-off area.
    Lancaster police and firefighters shut down North Main Street from Covenant Place to Woodland Drive – blocks filled with large churches and major financial institutions – while waiting for SLED’s bomb squad to arrive.

  • YouthBuild wins $787K federal grant

    YouthBuild Lancaster has received $787,621 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Labor.
    YouthBuild, a program of Communities in Schools Lancaster, is an education and training program with a strong pre-apprenticeship component that helps at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 complete high school or state equivalency degree programs.

  • Man charged in post-prom shooting

    A Lancaster man has been charged with attempted murder in connection with a shooting at a post-prom party early Sunday in the Twin Pines section north of the city.

  • County faces funding shortfall over many stormwater issues

    The $60 annual stormwater fee that Panhandle homeowners are paying isn’t bringing in enough money to fix underground infrastructure overwhelmed by fast-track growth in the county’s north end.
    County leaders have proposed increasing the fee to $75 for the upcoming budget year to raise an additional $300,000.
    The $15 increase will be specifically earmarked for special projects, which includes repairs, maintenance and infrastructure improvements.

  • Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game

    A group of unruly parents will be issued a lifetime ban from all Lancaster County recreation fields and complexes and could be facing criminal charges after an altercation during a kids’ softball game Wednesday night.
    According to Hal Hiott, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation, and Mickey Taylor, athletic program director, the players were very well behaved, but a spat broke out among some of the parents in the stands and got out of hand very fast.

  • Local film almost set for release

    The newest short film made in Lancaster County is in the final stages of production, and you can get a first glimpse next weekend when the movie’s trailer is unveiled at Benford Brewery.
    “Fate Alchemy” is the story of three brothers whose lives are thrown for a loop when a seemingly easy drug deal goes sideways, leading to a cascade of laughable, vulgar and sometimes dangerous calamities.
    The writer, director and producer of the film, Ace Blankenship, said the movie is drawing a lot of local attention already.

  • Deluge floods apartments, damages roads

    Raging thunderstorms dumped 4 inches of rain on Lancaster County in five hours Saturday night, flooding apartments, stranding motorists and shutting down roads.
    No one was injured in the storm, but county Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said about half a dozen people had to be rescued from floodwaters at Dalton Ridge Apartments off Monroe Highway in Lancaster.
    It was raining hard at 9:30 p.m. when Mary Ann Davis got home to Dalton Ridge. She went inside, phoned her sister and was watching TV when she heard the sound of water running.