• Warwick School District's revamped administrative team includes (left to right) Steven Szobocsan, Kristina Szobocsan, Ryan Axe, Ron Hallett, and Scott Kyper. Photo by Laura Knowles
    Szobocsan named new high school principal at WHS

    Axe is promoted, administration shuffles in preparation of upcoming school year The Warwick School Board meeting on Tuesday was a bit like musical chairs. With the departure of Robin Felty as assistant superintendent to become superintendent of...

    • Posted July 26, 2016
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  • Martin Guitar wood crafter Richard Eyman works in his shop in Manheim. He supplies wood for the world-famous acoustic guitar manufacturing company Martin. He works on a band saw to slice the wood down to 180 thousandths of an inch. (Photos by Richard Hertzler)
    Manheim woodworker crafts bodies for Martin Guitar

      Richard Eyman’s work as a tone woods vendor has taken a leap forward this year. He now has a contract with Martin & Co, the 183-year-old acoustic guitar company located in Nazareth. “Martin and Gibson are...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Connie Guy receives a hug from her little brother, Jim Shackelford, as they meet for the first time. (Photos provided by Connie Guy)
    Siblings homeless after being separated 40 years

      Connie Guy searched for her younger half-brother for 40 years, and had almost given up hope. Then, a chance conversation in an online gaming app gave her the clue she needed to piece the puzzle together....

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • The Lutz Family Quintet of Lititz made quite a musical name for itself in 1913. Pat Walter offered this
description of this family photograph: “It’s also hanging in my hallway here in my home. The man is
Benjamin Franklin (BF) Lutz, my grandfather. With one exception, they are his children: (left to right)
Benjamin Vermont, my uncle, solo cornet, age 9; Ruth, the eldest of the family and only girl, who died
at age 17 in the flu epidemic of 1917, first cornet, age 11; a cousin of the children and nephew of BF,
Winfield Lutz Wilson, second cornet age 10; and John Henry, my father, baritone age 10.” (Photo from the Robert "Sketch" Mearig collection)
    Fond memories of the Lutz family

      Patricia Walter of Lebanon recently got in touch with the Record Express to submit the obituary of her sister, the late Nancy Jane Weber. In reading Nancy’s biography, it was discovered that both Nancy and Patricia...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Three friends from Lititz (left to right) Jordan Bissonnette, Bailey Carr, and Will Bufis played the Pokemon Go game on Monday and Tuesday.
    ‘Pokemon Go’ captivates Lititz

    Ok, most everyone has heard by now of the “Pokémon Go” smartphone game where users hunt Bulbasaurs, Snorlaxs, and other hard to pronounce virtual creatures. The game, inspired by scavenger hunting geo cachers, is this summer’s viral...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Romaine Davidson celebrated her 105th birthday July 10 at the General Sutter Inn.
    Happy 105, Romaine Davidson!

    What’s the secret to reaching your 105th birthday? “If I told you, it wouldn’t be a secret,” says Romaine Davidson, who turned 105 on July 10. That’s right, this clever, engaging Lititz woman was born on July...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Borough Hall and the Lititz Police Department on South Broad Street were a blue beacon of community unity last Friday night, the day after five Dallas police officers were killed and nine others injured during a protest over two fatal black civilian shootings by police in Minnesota and Louisiana earlier in the week. The emotional display of blue lights was set up by Stray Production Services. "We saw this small gesture as an act of solidarity with them, just to say, 'Hey, we believe in you and will stand with you as you walk through these dark days,'" Melody Strayer said of her company's tribute to local law enforcement. Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye said he and his officers were deeply moved by the display, and they appreciate the strong community support. Photos by Dennis Bicksler
    Blue for You: Local cops respond to recent police tragedies

    It’s been a rough week for police officers. Lititz Police Chief Kerry Nye responded on Tuesday after three days of horror on the national stage began with the tragic deaths of two black shooting victims stopped by...

    • Posted July 13, 2016
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  • Harmony and Melody Lowrey won best Hometown Spirit and the Delmar Landis Memorial Grand Prize. Harmony wasn't available for the post prize photo opportunity.
    Life’s a beach: Baby parade showcases new generation of Lititz Fourth fans

    It looked like moms Marie Cleaves-Rothacker and Krisha Hiller were having just as much fun as their daughters at the annual Fourth of July Baby Parade on Saturday. Maybe even more. While their little girls Paloma and...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Samantha Shields is crowned the 75th Queen of the Candles in Lititz Springs Park Saturday night.
    Sisterhood Saturday: Queens from seven decades join to celebrate pageant’s 75th anniversary

    There was enough royalty at Lititz Springs Park on July 2 to make the rest of us feel like… commoners. It was indeed an uncommon celebration on Saturday evening when nearly 40 former Queen of the Candles...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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  • Sergeant Rick Rhinier is retiring from the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police force this month. Photo by Laura Knowles.
    Rhinier retires from Regional Police

    Will continue to serve in Manheim Borough After 25 years with the Warwick Township Police, and then the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department, Sgt. Rick Rhinier is retiring. It will be official in mid-July, when he...

    • Posted July 6, 2016
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