• DA files murder charges against Slaymaker-Walker

    Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman held a press conference this morning to announce multiple  charges, including 3rd-degree murder,  against Debra Slaymaker-Walker after the car she was driving Oct. 26 crashed into several vehicles at Warwick High...

    • Posted December 6, 2018
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  • Pattern of patriotism: embroiderer honored

    You could say Julie Fry is a dyed-in-the-wool patriot whose support for U.S. Military is unflinching. Her determination to serve disabled American veterans embodies the very fabric of the common bond our military heroes share. That is,...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • They’ve all come to look for America

    I remember like it was yesterday watching David Bowie on the floor opening the show sitting alone cross-legged on stage playing a tiny keyboard in a slow intro to a soaring cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.”...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Covering the Sinkhole

     Sinkhole Commentary I’ve covered dozens of newspaper beats dating back to the 1990s. The most memorable — besides Darby Borough, where I once phoned in my council meeting story from Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital after a brawl among...

    • Posted July 29, 2018
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  • More than two dozen residents of nearby Moravian Manor attended a recent Lititz Borough Council meeting to voice their complaints about the detour that has been in place since shortly after a sinkhole opened on the 500 block of West Second Avenue in March. Photo by Laura Knowles
    Lititz to Repair, Reopen W. Second Ave.

    Three-phase sinkhole repair will take six to eight days; work could begin next week By Laura Knowles and Patrick Burns The damaged 500 block of West Second Avenue may soon be repaired and reopened to traffic. Lititz...

    • Posted July 18, 2018
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  • Champions!

    It was only a few years ago that state champions Anthony Quagliata, left, and Nick Breznak played Warwick Little League at Wilbur Fields. The pair made history Friday as part of Lancaster Catholic High School’s first-ever state baseball championship...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Warwick SD halves tax hike; hires Schofield

    Soon-to-be-retired Lititz Police Detective Sergeant John Schofield, hired to a newly created security position It was a roller coaster ride as the 2018-19 budget deadline closed on the Warwick School Board. Ultimately, the board on Tuesday adopted...

    • Posted June 22, 2018
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  • Remembering the 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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