• Mike Brubaker at the Rock Lititz opening in September was chairman of the Senate finance committee. Brubaker last month was hired as CEO with the new firm Blackford Ventures LLC.
    Some things will never be the same

    A look back at 2014 The year 2014 is in the books and is never coming back. Similar to that end, Lititz area residents will notice a few other constants lost going into the new year: Mike...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Anna Yerger reflects on her 100 years of learning, teaching and living in Lititz. (photo by Katie Grisbacher)
    A century ago, she was the Baby New Year

    Happy 100th birthday, Anna Yerger! On Jan. 1, 1915, Jacob and Florence Bomberger of Lititz happily welcomed a baby girl. A century later, friends and family of Anna Ruth Bomberger Yerger gathered to celebrate Anna and the...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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  • Warwick grad Deron Thompson tries to shed a block from Boston College’s Leonard Skubal (right)
while playing on Penn State’s kickoff team in the Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium last Saturday. (Photos by Matt Libhart)
    WHS grads help Nittany Lions triumph in Pinstripe Bowl

    Roughly three months ago, Derek Jeter’s locker was at the center of the baseball universe as the future Hall of Famer played his final game at Yankee Stadium. Last week, it was a popular topic of discussion...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Sarah Baker
    Fundraiser will benefit Warwick grad

    Sarah Baker, Rothsville, a 2009 graduate of Warwick High School recently experienced a painful setback. Baker, who was a popular bartender at Piero’s Italian Restaurant, Akron, was returning from a vacation to Florida on I-95 with friends...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Verna Moseman, Marty Heisey and Carol Kurl get shoofly pies
ready for the Lititz Church of the Brethren New Year’s Day pork
and sauerkraut dinner. (Photo by Laurie Knowles Callanan)
    Hungry New Year!

    900 pounds of pork, 700 pounds of potatoes get 2015 off to a good start If you think it’s tough to make pork and sauerkraut for your family’s New Year’s Day dinner, you should try making it...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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  • Christmas at Lititz Square during the early 20th century
    Christmas a century ago

    Festivities reigned throughout the town As we prepare for Christmas this year, I thought I would take you on a nostalgic trip back in time. Let’s travel back exactly 100 years — to 1914 — to learn...

    • Posted December 19, 2014
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  • PPL workers diagnose the street light problem in the first block
of East Main. The lights have been out since Thanksgiving, but
everything should be back in working order this week. (Photo by Stan Hall)
    Lititz emerges from the ‘Dark Ages’

    PPL should have Main Street lights fixed by Thursday Downtown pedestrians have been in the dark since Thanksgiving, and borough officials were unable to shed much light on what has become a much-talked about public safety dilemma....

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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    A merry weekend, despite the weather

    Have Yourself a Merry Lititz Christmas might have been a bit merrier if it had been sunny, or even snowy, on Saturday. But the kids didn’t seem to mind. The Merry Lititz Christmas festivities were in full...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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    Christmas trees: A business of cheer

    Deb Weaver has always wanted to own a Christmas tree farm. “I remember as a little girl I thought it would be such a neat idea,” she said. “I love Christmas, and it seemed like the perfect...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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  • Michael Kline, with a photo of his murdered daughter  Ashley, talks to media Monday.
    Victim’s father speaks out on killers’ sentence

    The father of Ashley Kline spoke out Tuesday night about his feelings on the sentencing of the men who savagely killed his daughter. Ryan Schannauer and Adam Lynch pleaded guilty Monday in Lancaster County Court to avoid...

    • Posted December 10, 2014
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