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  • Conoy Passes New Public Comment Rules After Losing Rules From 1986

    Conoy Township supervisors passed a resolution about public comment at meetings after realizing they could not find a copy of a similar resolution passed in 1986. Under the resolution passed unanimously at the supervisors meeting on Thursday, July 12, public comments are to be limited to five minutes. Groups coming to address the supervisors are […]

  • Three Charged in Overdose Death of E-Town Man

    Three Lancaster City men are facing felony charges for their alleged involvement in providing drugs that killed a 37-year-old Elizabethtown man. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced charges on Tuesday, July 10, against Juan Manuel Rosa, 25; Angel Gabriel Ramos-Ocasio, 24, and Erick Salome-Chevere, 27. Anthony Pelton overdosed in his home on West High […]

  • Bainbridge Elementary School Renovation Project Reaches Substantial Completion

    Bainbridge Elementary School’s renovation has reached substantial completion, the Elizabethtown Area School District announced on Monday, July 9. The school was closed for the 2017-18 school year, but should be ready for use again when school reopens on Monday, Aug. 27. Rheems Elementary School is to be renovated next. That renovation starts in the summer […]

  • New Fire Chief Introduced to East Donegal Twp. Supervisors

    The new chief of the Maytown- East Donegal Township Fire Department was announced at the monthly meeting of the East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors. Supervisor Tom Jones said at the meeting on Thursday, July 5, that Adam Kosheba submitted his resignation because he is moving out of East Donegal Township. The fire department’s website, maytownedfd.com, […]

  • Sidewalk Ordinance Causes Spirited Talk at Mount Joy Borough Meeting

    Residents continued to protest a Mount Joy Borough ordinance mandating construction of sidewalks and curbs at homeowner expense. This lead to a spirited discussion at the latest Borough Council meeting. Borough residents Beth Brelje and Sherry Torres spoke against placing the significant cost burden of new sidewalks upon individual homeowners thereby undermining their household budgets. […]

  • Results of Fifth Annual Marietta Bike Race

    All finishers listed with their age, hometown and team (if applicable). Women’s Open 1. Dori Buckethal, 41, Glenwood, Md., NSMI Racing 2. Marlina Hardy, 20, Philadelphia, Pa., Tri-State Velo/ Amoroso’s Racing Team 3. Katie Clouse, 17, Park City, Utah, K4 Racing 4. Sarah Granade, 45, Arlington, Va., VeloWorks-Spokes Etc. 5. Heather Haviland, 45, Waukesha, Wis., […]

  • EAHS Boys Basketball Drops Two Summer League Games

    The Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball team had an extended break between its final two slates of games at the Spooky Nook Summer League. However, the time off left the Bears undermanned and slightly out of practice, as they dropped two games on Tuesday, July 10, against talented opponents. Originally scheduled to face Lower […]

  • Bears Blue Baseball Fends Off Donegal

    Following a two-week break from games, the Bears Blue baseball team returned to the field on Monday, July 9, to visit Donegal, coming away with a thrilling 3-2 victory. The win boosts their record on the summer to 9-5, right on the edge of the playoff race in the Lancaster County Midget Baseball League. Bears […]

  • Elizabethtown Rugby Blues Show Out Well at Home Tournament

    The Elizabethtown Rugby Blues held their fourth annual 7s Tournament at Rheems Field on Saturday, July 7. Including Elizabethtown, there were eight different rugby programs in attendance, split into high school, junior and youth divisions. This was the first year that the tournament was sanctioned by USA Rugby, an exciting development for the event’s long-term […]

  • West Donegal Moves Forward With Property Maintenance Ordinance

    By a vote of 4 to 1, West Donegal Township supervisors voted to advertise a proposed ordinance to establish a property maintenance code. Currently, the township has no authority to deal with structurally unsafe buildings or homes with problems such as vermin or animal hoarding. The township can take people to court over issues such […]

  • Drug Task Force Leader Says Progress Being Made in Elizabethtown Area

    An Elizabethtown police officer working for the Lancaster County Drug Task Force for the past year and a half has made excellent progress fighting drug trafficking in the greater Elizabethtown area, the task force’s leader told the Elizabethtown Borough Council. Detective Sgt. John Burkhart told the Borough Council at its work session on Thursday, July […]

  • Market Street Bridge to Close Starting July 13

    Friday the 13th will be an especially unlucky day for Elizabethtown drivers unprepared for the closing of the Market Street Bridge. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced on Friday, June 29, that the bridge is to be closed at 2 a.m. on Friday, July 13, and remain closed for up to 14 days. The bridge […]

  • E-Town Police Seek Man Who Robbed Convenience Store

    Elizabethtown police are looking for a man who robbed the Turkey Hill convenience store at South Market and Arch streets. Police said the robbery happened the night of Sunday, July 1. Witnesses told police that a man entered the store and demanded cash from the clerk. He got an undisclosed amount of cash, then left […]

  • Statewide Medicaid Fraud Sweep Nets Two Local Women

    Two women who share a home in the Rheems section of West Donegal Township are accused of defrauding the Medicaid system of more than $10,000. Charges against caregiver Laura L. Dunn, 63, and client Diane E. Espenshade, 44, were announced Friday, June 29, by Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Dunn and Espenshade were among 15 people […]

  • Democratic Congressional Candidate Draws Packed Crowd at Elizabethtown Appearance

    The campaign signs seen on yards around the area are far from the only sign of enthusiasm for Democratic congressional candidate Jess King. The crowd that turned out to see her on Thursday, June 28, at Lucky Ducks Bar and Grille in Elizabethtown was large enough that a campaign worker was caught off guard. He […]