• Marcello Medini with his wife Shari and his two young boys, Matteo (6) and Julian (3).
    Several openings on school and municipal governing boards in 2017

    The local leadership landscape is evolving across the “boards.” That is, top leadership positions will open in 2017 among the Warwick Township Board of Supervisors, Warwick School Board, and Lititz Borough Council. Lititz Borough Council President Karen...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • A taxing situation

    Proposed state budget charges new $25-per-person tax on municipalities using state police for full-time service Gov. Tom Wolf’s $32.3 billion annual budget contains language that would add a surcharge for each resident living in municipalities that rely...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • District Judge Ed Tobin, arriving at the Warwick Area Republican Committee winter dinner at the General Sutter Inn Friday night, is running for a second six-year term.
    Ringing in the 2017 political season

    The Warwick Area Republican Committee opened a new political season at the General Sutter Inn Friday night, holding its annual winter dinner. The event, typically held the third Friday of the year, was pushed back two weeks...

    • Posted February 1, 2017
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  • Upstage Video, launched in 2005, relocated from Pottstown as the first tenant of Pod 2 at Rock Lititz. Upstage Video’s 22 employees moved into the building in December. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Business is booming at Pod 2

    The dream has become a reality. Once a shell housing only teams of hard-working construction workers, ‘Pod 2’ on the Rock Lititz campus has sprung to life in the past few weeks. The $21.8 million Pod 2...

    • Posted January 26, 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 …

    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 have nearly doubled...

    • Posted January 26, 2017
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    What’s in a name? Local presidential write-ins include Elmer Fudd and Alfred E. Neuman

    Judging by the flood of post-election media coverage, it appears the 2016 presidential race has never truly ended. Despite Donald Trump’s election upset two months ago, some voters this week purchased a full-page New York Times ad...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Sarcasm and frustration have been frequent themes in voter conversation during this presidential election. Polls open at 7 a.m. next Tuesday.
    Go time! Election breakdown, rules and regs

    As the rollercoaster 2016 Presidential election cycle winds down, poll-watching, voter etiquette, and ballot integrity have become issues of concern. Of course who will be watching whom will depend on where you cast your vote next Tuesday,...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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    Officials caution kids and parents amid ‘scary clown’ phenomenon as Halloween approaches

    Real clowns impacted by negative public reaction A spotlight in recent months, even wrangled over during the vitriolic Trump-Clinton debates, has emerged on police profiling. And while political views vary, there’s one group the public appears united...

    • Posted October 26, 2016
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  • Andy Blackburn/Staff District Attorney Craig Stedman speaks at a press conference Friday in Lancaster.
    DA won’t prosecute former MC student

      By Patrick Burns Manheim Central senior classmates arrived for their final day of school on Thursday, June 9. There were no classes scheduled, only rehearsal prep for graduation ceremonies later that evening. But those students awoke...

    • Posted October 19, 2016
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  • The new Wilbur retail store opened last Friday, following a Thursday night preview for local officials. Photo by Beers + Hoffman Architects
    Officials get sneak peek at new Wilbur store Thursday, opens to public Friday

    The unmistakable aroma of chocolate filled the air as excited visitors savored a preview of the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store last Thursday afternoon. Among the dozens of visitors to the new 3,000-square-foot shop — which includes...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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