https://www.thelancasternews.com/todaysnews/rss.xml en County might cut auditor’s budget https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/county-might-cut-auditor%E2%80%99s-budget <p> 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&rsquo;re talking about cutting her budget because of it.<br /> The auditor&rsquo;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&rsquo;re used to help offset companies&rsquo; cost of equipment, machinery and infrastructure.<br /> Annual EMS bike ride starts in Lancaster https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/annual-ems-bike-ride-starts-lancaster <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0264_sm.jpg" alt="Riders make their way down Main Street after the opening ceremony." title="Riders make their way down Main Street after the opening ceremony." align="left" hspace="6" width="56" height="85" /><p> City aims for 1st new subdivision in 15 years https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/city-aims-1st-new-subdivision-15-years <p> 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.<br /> 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.<br /> Lunchtime bomb scare locks down N. Main St. https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/lunchtime-bomb-scare-locks-down-n-main-st <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/dsc_0287_crop.jpg" alt="Authorities examine two sealed canisters found near the First Presbyterian Church sign on Main Street." title="Authorities examine two sealed canisters found near the First Presbyterian Church sign on Main Street." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /><p> Hours before the Red Rose Festival&rsquo;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.<br /> Lancaster police and firefighters shut down North Main Street from Covenant Place to Woodland Drive &ndash; blocks filled with large churches and major financial institutions &ndash; while waiting for SLED&rsquo;s bomb squad to arrive.<br /> YouthBuild wins $787K federal grant https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/youthbuild-wins-787k-federal-grant <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/youth_build_.jpg" alt="YouthBuild member Justin Stevenson, 19, helps build a ramp at a home in Lancaster." title="YouthBuild member Justin Stevenson, 19, helps build a ramp at a home in Lancaster." align="left" hspace="6" width="76" height="85" /><p> YouthBuild Lancaster has received $787,621 in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Labor.<br /> 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.</p> Man charged in post-prom shooting https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/man-charged-post-prom-shooting <img src="https://www.thelancasternews.com/sites/www.thelancasternews.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jairus_jikee_vinson.jpg" alt="Jairus Jikee Vinson" title="Jairus Jikee Vinson" align="left" hspace="6" width="67" height="85" /><p> 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.</p> County faces funding shortfall over many stormwater issues https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/county-faces-funding-shortfall-over-many-stormwater-issues <p> The $60 annual stormwater fee that Panhandle homeowners are paying isn&rsquo;t bringing in enough money to fix underground infrastructure overwhelmed by fast-track growth in the county&rsquo;s north end.<br /> County leaders have proposed increasing the fee to $75 for the upcoming budget year to raise an additional $300,000.<br /> The $15 increase will be specifically earmarked for special projects, which includes repairs, maintenance and infrastructure improvements.<br /> Cops called as parents fight at kids’ rec-softball game https://www.thelancasternews.com/content/cops-called-parents-fight-kids%E2%80%99-rec-softball-game-0 <p> 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&rsquo; softball game Wednesday night.<br /> 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.<br />