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  • Borough Council Listens to Residents Who Don’t Want Parking Removed

    A packed Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting heard from many residents of streets to be repaved in the coming years about the “complete streets” plan designed to make streets safe not only for drivers, but also bicyclists and pedestrians. One of the ideas brought up by Ben Craddock of the Lancaster Civil Engineering Co. was to […]

  • Smucker Defeats Beiler in GOP Primary for Congress

    Incumbent U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker beat back a challenge from Chet Beiler in the Republican primary for representative in Congress for the district that includes Lancaster County and southern York County. The biggest contested local race was the Republican nomination for Congress in the 11th District. As of 11 p.m. on election night, Smucker had […]

  • Donegal School District to Hire Second School Resource Officer

    The Donegal school board voted to hire another school resource officer and presented a preliminary budget for the public to review. The motion to hire a second school resource officer – a police officer assigned to work in schools – passed by a vote of 7 to 2. It came after the current SRO, Scott […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Residents Protest Mandate to Build Curbs, Sidewalks

    Mount Joy Borough residents vigorously protested a borough ordinance mandating construction of sidewalks and curbs at homeowner expense. Upon street paving, borough ordinance requires that curbs, sidewalks and ramps in the right-of-way must be constructed, replaced or repaired and maintained at homeowner expense. Notices detailing the amounts of curbs, sidewalks and ramps to be installed […]

  • Marietta Borough Seeks Easement From Railroad for Trail Access

    Marietta Borough Council President Glen Mazis discussed strategies for a meeting with Norfolk Southern regarding an easement the borough is seeking for the Northwest Lancaster County River Trail. Mazis said at the Borough Council meeting on Tuesday, May 8, that the borough would need to negotiate with Norfolk to try to gain the easement. He said […]

  • Elizabethtown Man Convicted of Tax Fraud Says It Was an Honest Mistake

    An Elizabethtown auto dealer convicted of fraudulently filing a personal income tax return said he had no intent to defraud the state. Mena Samir Dous, 23, told the Advocate on Monday, May 14, that he had reported the income in question on his federal tax return, but his accountant neglected to include it on his […]

  • EAHS Seniors Oltmans, DeGoede Named Rotary Students of the Month

    Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Lily Oltmans and Nathaniel DeGoede were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of month for May. Oltmans and DeGoede were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Oltmans is the daughter of Andrew and Tara Oltmans of Elizabethtown. She has been inducted […]

  • Locker Wins Two Gold Medals At L-L Track and Field Championships

    The postseason for high school track and field officially began for Elizabethtown Area High School at the Lancaster-Lebanon League Championships, which took place at Hempfield High School on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12. While the Bears walked away with just two first-place finishes, they came from the same athlete. Sophomore Katie Locker dominated […]

  • EAHS Softball Wins One, Loses One, Gets Delayed by Weather

    Following their heartbreaking loss to Garden Spot on Monday, May 7, via a walkoff home run that knocked them out of Lancaster-Lebanon League playoff contention, the Elizabethtown Area High School softball team still had three out-of-conference games left on their regular season schedule, all against District 3 playoff teams. The Lady Bears first hosted Mechanicsburg […]

  • Boys Volleyball Falls to Garden Spot, Misses L-L League Playoffs

    By the middle of the Elizabethtown Area High School boys volleyball team’s final regular season game at Garden Spot on Wednesday, May 9, it became clear that both squads were fighting for their seasons. Whoever won would essentially clinch a spot in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs. It took five games and a few extra sets, […]

  • E-Town Rugby Blues Headed to Playoffs

    Two Lancaster County high school boys rugby teams will be playing in the Division 2 Pennsylvania State High School Rugby Championships on Saturday, May 19, at Cumberland Valley High School. The Elizabethtown Blues and the Hempfield Knightmares are both playing in semifinal matches Saturday. Hempfield will play the Narberth Otters in one semi-final match and […]

  • Conoy, East Donegal, Marietta in Talks Over Cost of Police Protection

    Negotiations between the three municipalities served by the Susquehanna Regional Police Department about how the cost of running the department should be shared have led to concerns that Conoy Township might pull out of the regional police force, but the chairman of Conoy Township’s supervisors emphasized that the township is committed to maintaining 24-hour police […]

  • Conoy Supervisors Hear About Edible Forest Garden Along Trail

    Correction: An earlier version of this article reported erroneously that Nikolaus & Hohenadel represents the property owner in an upcoming Conoy Township conditional use hearing. The corrected version is below. A representative of the Lancaster County Conservancy briefed Conoy Township supervisors on a plan to plant 270 trees and shrubs within weeks that will grow edible […]

  • E-Town Schools Consider Deal for Sports Advertising

    The Elizabethtown school board is considering partnering with Market Street Sports Group to get sponsorships from area businesses to generate revenue for the Elizabethtown Area School District. Such sponsorships would include signage at district sports venues, such as the football stadium. Jeff Bertoni and Franklin Hoke of MSSG gave a presentation at the Tuesday, May […]

  • Big Gift to Help Restore Historic Movie Theater in Marietta

    The Susquehanna Stage Company estimates that it will cost anywhere from $3 million to $4.3 million to restore a historic movie house in downtown Marietta to make it a home for both movies and live theater. It’s got a good start on that goal after getting a $500,000 grant from the Eater Family Foundation and […]