• 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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  • 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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  • Chief Seace watches Lititz Mayor Tim Snyder swear in Chief Nye.
    Nye sworn in as new police chief

    36-year veteran takes over for retired Chief Seace No one could deny that it was a bittersweet evening at the Lititz Borough Council meeting on Tuesday. After many years at borough council meetings, long-time Lititz Borough Police...

    • Posted June 1, 2016
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  • Chief Seace to retire in June

    It was an agenda item that no one was looking forward to announcing. At the Jan. 26 meeting of Lititz Borough Council, council regretfully accepted the retirement of long-time Lititz Borough Police Chief William Seace. “This is...

    • Posted January 28, 2016
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  • Local volunteer firefighters play a huge role in our community, and their numbers are dwindling. Find out how you can help by attending an open house at your local fire company on Jan. 23.
    Fire companies plan open house to draw more volunteers

    Duane Ober and other area fire company leaders were impressed by Mount Joy’s one-day sign-up drive last year, which secured a dozen new recruits. A year later, there are nine still-active members from that dozen, which provides...

    • Posted January 13, 2016
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  • Volunteer firefighters are on the scene during the investigation of a two-alarm fire at a Lititz apartment building Monday night.
    Inferno under investigation: Apartment destroyed, but firefighters save building

    UPDATE: Investigators announced Tuesday afternoon that the cause of Monday night’s fire was ‘improperly disposed of smoking materials.’ A crew of alert carpet installers and the quick response of volunteer firefighters may have saved an apartment building...

    • Posted December 22, 2015
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  • Investigation Continues into Reported Burglary

    The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported the following: BURGLARY: Police responded to a reported burglary in progress in the 800 block of Log Cabin Road, Lititz, at 12:50 p.m. Dec. 4. According to the caller,...

    • Posted December 15, 2015
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  • Two sheep killed; at least three others injured overnight Wednesday

    A killer is on the loose in the Penryn area of Penn Township. An animal, likely a large dog, killed two sheep and injured at least three others overnight Wednesday, according to John Veylupek, a Pennsylvania Game...

    • Posted November 24, 2015
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  • Investigation continues into fatal accident on Woodcrest Avenue

    A Lititz woman struck by a vehicle Monday evening while walking her dog in Lititz died early Tuesday morning. Karen D. Grover, 55, died after receiving life-saving efforts, including CPR administered by emergency responders at the scene...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Police Determine ‘No Validity’ to Threat at Warwick High School

    Breaking News from Warwick School District This morning, Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, a non-specific “threat” was found in a high school bathroom. The administration immediately contacted the Lititz Borough Police, who responded, investigated, and searched the building...

    • Posted October 9, 2015
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