• Plans unveiled for former Wilbur complex

    Preliminary plans for the former Wilbur Chocolate plant in downtown Lititz includes a boutique hotel and luxury apartments facing the picturesque Lititz Springs Park   By Patrick Burns After more than a year in suspense, the new...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Reassessment rattles homeowners

    Reassessment notices like this one began appearing Friday in mailboxes By Patrick Burns Anxiety raged Friday on social media when homeowners opened mail boldly labeled “Important: 2018 Preliminary Property Assessment Notice.” Panicked residents took to Facebook to...

    • Posted March 9, 2017
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  • An enthusiastic crowd of Trump supporters, including some Lititz residents, were at the Capitol last Friday. Photo by Mike Yoder
    Locals attend Friday’s inauguration …

    By Patrick Burns Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration meant many things to many people. Media estimates suggest that a record number viewed the event live, on TV, or through electronic devices as smartphone ownership and social media usage...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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  • Warwick’s volleyball team celebrates with the L-L League championship trophy after shutting out Garden Spot 3-0 in the finals last Wednesday at Manheim Township. Pictured are (front row, left to right) Maddy Glouner, Jackie Barilar, Jensen Burnheimer, Jayna Class, Rylee Derr, Hailey Miller, McKenzie Cossette an Lexie Landis; (back, l-r) Cassi Sellers, coach Brad Glouner, Olivia Gregory and Rachall Adams. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    A look back at what was in 2016

        By Patrick Burns The post-holiday season is here and 2016 has not yet faded from our rear-view mirrors. With that in mind we’re going to look back on the year through the lens of our...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Make America Great Again hat trick Trump wins Lititz, Pennsylvania, nation

    By Patrick Burns While local homeowners had posted Donald Trump lawn signs about 35-times more often than dwellings fronted with Hillary Clinton placards, the news programs broadcast inside those homes offered little chance for the supporters of the maverick GOP presidential candidate. Yet...

    • Posted November 11, 2016
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  • Taxing questions

    How will redevelopment at former Wilbur factory impact income for school district, borough, county? By Patrick Burns Sure, we’re all anxious to hear the winning bid to see what will move into Wilbur Chocolate’s 11.3-acre, three-parcel property...

    • Posted August 10, 2016
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  • Before CNN, there was Glenn Knight

    Lititz resident made emergency broadcasts warning Americans during early moments of the deadly 1980 military coup in Turkey By Patrick Burns Glenn Knight, of Lititz, had a flashback Friday night while watching cable news coverage of an...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Yeager released from prison

    DA reduces two felony charges to misdemeanors and lowers $1 million bail to $100,000    by Patrick Burns The 18-year-old jailed and charged with making threats upon Manheim Central’s graduation ceremony was in court Tuesday, four days...

    • Posted June 15, 2016
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  • Fatal crash caused by texting

    A Lancaster driver is charged with causing a fatal crash last summer in Strasburg Township by text-messaging on a heavily-traveled road.   Phong Chadd Pham was arraigned Wednesday morning on counts of vehicular homicide, involuntary manslaughter, and...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Nine years supervision for Lititz man

    A Lititz man convicted of kissing two 13-year-old girls at local restaurants was recently sentenced to 9 years of supervision.   Brian Keith Lefever will serve 9 to 23 months in Lancaster County Prison, followed by 7...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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