• DA: No Charges in Road-Rage Investigation

    Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman on Wednesday said there would be no charges filed in the case of a road-rage shooting that occurred in the parking lot of Family Cupboard Restaurant and Buffet on West Newport...

    • Posted September 11, 2015
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    BB&T to Cut 89 Jobs

    Lititz officials on Wednesday received notification from BB&T that 89 former Susquehanna Bank employees will be let go within 60 days. BB&T notified those employees Tuesday, David White, BB&T spokesman said. The cuts were not unexpected, though...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • Jeff Graybill (left) takes a turn at piloting Kevin Rohrer’s just-forfun
drone while Rohrer gives a few operational hints.
    Flying high for fun — for now

    Laws may curtail farm’s use of drone technology Kevin Rohrer is about as law-abiding a citizen as you’re ever likely to meet. He owns 140 acres of farmland between Manheim and Mount Joy and rents 200 more...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • Debbie Mosimann, owner of the Swiss Woods Bed & Breakfast, and Milt Lauch, Save Speedwell secretary, eagerly await the return of their favorite lake.
    Save Speedwell Completes Its Mission; Popular Lake Opening in Spring

    What does it mean when a group called Save Speedwell disbands? It’s all good. “It means that our mission is accomplished,” says Andrea Becker, president, who organized the non-profit Save Speedwell nearly four years ago. A Reading...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Dylan Reitz grins backstage as he watches The Monkees perform at the American Music Theatre.
    Monkees Go Bananas for Lititz Boy’s Video

    Not many people can say they’ve been onstage with the Monkees, but eight-year-old Dylan Reitz is one of them. Dylan is the son of Lisa and Rick Reitz, of Lititz. Dylan enjoyed fame a few months back...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Patti Webb has an eye snack tins.
    Worth Saving: Hoarding Pays Off for These Antiquers

    Why would anyone keep old telephones from the 1940s? What on earth can you do with a bunch of old railroad lanterns? Is there any possible use for old Charles Chips and peanut butter tins? “Of course,”...

    • Posted August 27, 2015
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    Discarded pipe tobacco cause of Newport Commons fire

    Investigators have determined that discarded pipe tobacco in a flower pot on a second floor balcony was the cause of Friday’s fire that destroyed a row of apartments in Newport Commons. Twenty-one people from six families have...

    • Posted August 22, 2015
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  • The Lititz Lions Club held its popular cruise night in downtown Lititz Aug. 12. Two borough council members had entries, and the mayor was one of the judges. (photo by Dennis Bicksler)
     Tails from Main

    What do your elected leaders drive?   When borough council gave the Lititz Lions the OK to shut down East Main for last week’s big car cruise, the wheels were turning. In addition to Mayor Tim Snyder...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • (Left to right) American Legion Commander Leroy Emmerich, Shawn Houchin, and Legion member Barry West. (photo by Stephen Seeber)
    Gone but not forgotten

    Volunteers give new life to old cemeteries As communities grow, relics of their origins often disappear amid progress. This includes cemeteries. Take a Sunday drive through Lancaster County and you’re sure to pass a small family graveyard,...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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  • The legendary Bingeman's Restaurant, painted by legendary artist Al Taft.
    Bring back Bingy’s!

    Local couple hopes to recapture the folksy charm of a legendary business Abby Shirk Winters remembers visiting Bingeman’s Restaurant as a child. “It was a family restaurant right downtown, with food like BLTs and chicken pot pie,”...

    • Posted August 19, 2015
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