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Today's News

  • 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.

  • No students injured in school bus accident on Flat Creek Road

    No one was seriously injured when a car rear-ended a Clinton Elementary school bus on Flat Creek Road Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 26.

    Lancaster County School District officials said the accident occurred around 5:45 p.m. as the bus stopped to drop off one of nine students on their way home after the Homework Center after- school program.

    District safety and transportation director Bryan Vaughn said Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene, but none of the students or the car’s driver were seriously injured.

  • Youth hoops, cheer registration set

    Youth basketball registration for boys, ages 7-15, and girls, ages 7-12, begins Monday, Oct. 1.

    The fee is $50 per child. All middle and high school students may sign up with LCPR, and if a player makes the school basketball team, the fee will be refunded.

  • Hilton’s head in the game

     

       

    When it comes to hitting, Lancaster High School senior defensive end David Hilton can handle the tough task in more ways than one.

  • LHS girls rally for key tennis victory

     

       

    The LHS Lady Bruins tennis team scored a huge 4-3 win over defending Class AAA Upper State champion Nation Ford on Tuesday night at the USC Lancaster courts.

  • Clash set for LMS on Saturday

    The Carolina Clash is set to roll into Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night with a $4,000 prize.

    Expect to see some of the area’s top Super Late Model Drivers at LMS on Saturday.

  • Hall charged with trafficking cocaine

    A traffic stop led to trafficking-cocaine charges for a Lancaster man. 

    Lepoleon Hall, 35, 2347 Douglas Heights, was arrested Thursday, Sept. 20, on charges of  trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, unlawful carrying of a handgun and driving under suspension, second offense, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.