• 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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  • Indiana governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made a surprise visit to Lititz last week, stopping to chat with voters at Cafe Chocolate. Photo by Ron Oettel
    Pence makes campaign stop at Cafe Chocolate on Wednesday

    Lititz Fire Chief Ron Oettel received a curious call at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from the Lititz Police Department. “I have something top secret to say,” the caller started, “and you cannot reveal it...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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  • The new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be open for business in time for Chocolate Walk, Oct. 8.
    New Wilbur store to open in time for Chocolate Walk

    Officials say the new Wilbur Chocolate retail store and museum will be ready to open on schedule Oct. 8 in time for the annual Lititz Chocolate Walk. Wilbur Chocolate owner, Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate, targeted the date...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Owner Erik Wolfe is ready to follow his dream and open a whiskey distillery in his hometown of Lititz. Photo by Dan Marschka
    Whiskey distiller barrels forward

    Opening in November, Stoll & Wolfe will produce rye whiskey, apple brandy and bourbon at 35 N. Cedar St. New PLCB rules allow the distillery to offer Pennsylvania-produced craft beer and wine Though the path has changed...

    • Posted September 14, 2016
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  • The “Link Crew” team greeted 350 incoming Warwick High School freshmen on Aug. 30. The seniors participating in a hands-on orientation were the first to experience the tradition when they were freshmen four years ago.

    Rocking music pumped the gym as fine arts teacher Nate Nixdorf ran his go-pro through two lines of high-fiving students as they prepared for their new classmates. The “Link Crew” team greeted 350 incoming Warwick High School...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • New Warwick High School Principal Kristy Szobocsan believes “technology is a tool, it is not the end all, be all” in educating students.
    Meet the new boss: Warwick High School’s principal

    You could say Kristy Szobocsan knows what she wants and gets the most out of her students. The new Warwick High School principal formerly served as assistant principal at the school and previously served middle school director...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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    Stray finds home

      Stray Production Services is one of the first local vendors to sign lease at Rock Lititz $100 million campus By Patrick Burns An only slightly cryptic video released Monday on Stray Production Services’ Facebook page showed...

    • Posted August 26, 2016
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  • Chatauqua Drive gets pretty busy during the Mount Gretna
Outdoor Art Show.
    Anti-terror trucks keep craft show safe and secure

    Security tightened at Lititz Craft Show By Patrick Burns Just last month, following the deadly terrorist attack in France, Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye noted the challenges of protecting the public at large gatherings. “Not really a...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Wilbur Chocolate became the talk of the town, again, when it was announced that its retail store and museum would be relocating from the west side of North Broad Street to the former Freeze & Frizz building, directly across the street from its current location. The news also heightened speculation that the sale of the former factory building (pictured above) will be announced soon.
    Waiting on Wilbur

    Retail store moving across the street; sale of former factory expected soon While nothing’s been announced publicly, it appears a buyer is ready to soon take ownership of the former Wilbur Chocolate manufacturing plant on North Broad...

    • Posted July 27, 2016
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