• Remembering Joy O’Shea Woomer trial

    This week I Remember the Joy O’Shea Woomer trial. It’s been several weeks since I took over as news editor and it’s been a learning experience — a few bumps but I think we’ve established a successful team whose...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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  • The ‘Right-to-No’ law

      The Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole recently  refused a Right-to-Know request for denied-parole documentation for Joy O’Shea Woomer. The case offers an example of the latitude some government agencies have on Right-to-Know requests. Woomer  has served almost 10 years of a...

    • Posted June 19, 2018
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  • Mick’s takes a gamble on Keno

    Pa. Lottery’s live Keno wagering launched Tuesday at Mick’s Though locally elected state and municipal officials have directly opposed the opening of neighborhood gambling sites, Mick’s All American Pub of Lititz Tuesday quietly launched live Keno wagering...

    • Posted May 31, 2018
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  • May 15 primary election field set

                By PATRICK BURNS News Editor   While the 2018 Pennsylvania primary offers few contested races, the May 15 election will determine the names printed on the November general election ballot —...

    • Posted May 11, 2018
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  • Oh Snap!

    Preston Whitcraft, iconic, five-decade news photographer, readies to retire this week “What’s a weekend?” That’s been the typical response photographer Preston Whitcraft reserved for Friday afternoon queries about plans for his “presumed” days off. Preston, who this...

    • Posted April 13, 2018
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  • State Sen. Ryan Aument (left) met Tuesday in Harrisburg with Pamela Buckwalter (right), whose husband, Robert, and tow truck driver Ralph Watrous II, were run down and killed on Route 222
    Lawmakers discuss highway safety for emergency workers

    Aument and Zimmerman held two meetings to consider steps to create greater awareness of PA’s “Stay Clear Law” in light of local tragedy The 1:30 a.m. accident which killed a tow truck driver and a stranded motorist...

    • Posted March 28, 2018
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  • Warwick students join National School Walkout

    More than  a dozen Warwick students Wednesday joined the “National School Walkout” organized  to commemorate 17 people killed by a teenage shooter on Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. The Warwick students...

    • Posted March 15, 2018
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns Only light snow had fallen by 5 a.m. Wednesday just as some forescaster revised their outlooks. Eric Horst said “Lancaster will get less snow than expected today.
    Snow Chance

    Our go-to weather person Eric Horst at Millersville University had cautiously predicted snow would begin overnight on Tuesday but only light flurries were evident by around 5 a.m. Wednesday. Still, accumulations had begun on cars, decks, outdoor...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • This courtyard sketch of “48 on the Park,” illustrates Oak Tree’s revitalization of the Wilbur Chocolate Factory which includes 26 high-end residences that start at $449,000. Sketch by David T. McNally of RLPS Architects
    ‘48 on the Park’ luxury condos a hot ticket

    Oak Tree unveils luxury condominium plans at former Wilbur Chocolate factory Things are about to get rolling on the redevelopment of the former Wilbur Chocolate manufacturing plant. Oak Tree’s Development Group on Tuesday unveiled what team members...

    • Posted March 7, 2018
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  • A crowd was gathered in front of the Lititz Mutual Insurance building as Jared McCallister carved an eight-foot-high seahorse from a block of ice. Photo by Dick Wanner
    ‘Why Can’t Saturday Match Friday’s Fire & Ice Visuals?’

    Look for more sculptures, improved parking, additional downtown lighting, and shuttle service at 2019 event Many Fire & Ice attendees last month asked why Friday night’s spectacular pyrotechnic brilliance doesn’t extend to Saturday night’s Fire & Ice...

    • Posted February 28, 2018
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