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  • Conoy Supervisors Head: ‘We’re Not Going to Pass an Ordinance for One Idiot’

    Conoy Township supervisors listened sympathetically to a citizen who said her neighbor has been firing a gun and using a snow blower late at night in a deliberate attempt to be a nuisance, but said passing a noise ordinance is not the way to address the problem. “We’re not going to pass an ordinance for […]

  • E-Town Schools to Keep Busing for Child Care

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board and the district superintendent made some parents very happy by reversing a decision that would have limited bus transportation between child care centers and elementary schools in the Elizabethtown Area School District. During her budget presentation at school board’s workshop meeting on Tuesday, […]

  • East Donegal Allows Alcohol Sales at Sheetz

    By NICOLE E. MATTHEWS Special to the Advocate The East Donegal Township Board of Supervisors has approved the intermunicipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license from West Donegal Township, allowing for the sale of beer and wine at the Sheetz in Marietta. The license is transferring from The Spot on Turnpike to the Sheetz at […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Discusses Sidewalks Again

    By HERB LANDAU Special to the Advocate The Mount Joy Borough Council again addressed the borough’s controversial Streets and Sidewalk Ordinance requiring homeowners to pay for sidewalk and curb construction in front of their residences when their streets are repaved. Impacted residents voiced opposition to this ordinance at prior council meetings. At the meeting on […]

  • EAHS Inducts 57 Students Into Its National Honor Society Chapter

    Elizabethtown Area High School inducted 57 students into its T.H. Ebersole Chapter of the National Honor Society at a special ceremony held Wednesday, March 6. Membership in the National Honor Society is one of the highest honors that can be awarded to a high school student. It recognizes the outstanding students of Elizabethtown Area High […]

  • Two EAHS Students Finalists for National Merit Scholarship

    Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Sean Brown and Ryan Minnich have been named finalists in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Corporation program putting them one step closer to receiving a merit scholarship. Brown and Minnich join the other finalists from around the country in vying for a 2019 National Merit Scholarship to be named later […]

  • EAHS Trip to ‘We the People’ National Finals Called Off; So Is Fundraiser

    Elizabethtown Area High School’s “We the People” team, which won the Pennsylvania state championship, has called off its plans to compete in the national finals in the Washington, D.C., area. The school district announced the cancelation on Tuesday, March 12. Also canceled were two violin concerts by orchestra students Sean Brown and Jared Wolf to […]

  • Rotary Honors EAHS Seniors Ashley Johnson, Giani Leppler

        Elizabethtown Area High School seniors Ashley Johnson and Giani Leppler were named the Elizabethtown Rotary Club’s students of the month for March. Johnson and Leppler were honored for their high academic achievement and extensive involvement in school and community service activities. Johnson is the daughter of Mark and Christa Johnson of Elizabethtown. She […]

  • PennDOT to Rebuild Route 283 Interchange With Route 722

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that on the night of Monday, March 18, weather permitting, its contractor will place barrier closing the right shoulder along eastbound and westbound Route 283 and shift traffic toward the median in each direction through the Route 722, State Road interchange in East Hempfield Township, Lancaster County. This work […]

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    Police Say Man Had Sexual Relationship With 15-Year-Old

    Sebastian R. Derr By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate A 23-year-old former Elizabethtown man is accused of lying about his age and claiming to be 18 when he got into a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Sebastian R. Derr, who now lives on River Road near Laurel Drive in Londonderry Township, Dauphin County, is […]

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    Man Charged in 2018 Fatal Drug Overdose in Elizabethtown

    Patrick Eugene Halterman By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate A man is charged with drug delivery resulting in death over a fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl nearly a year earlier in Elizabethtown. Patrick Eugene Halterman, 54, is accused of providing the drugs that led to the death of a man in his 40s in […]

  • EAHS Boys Tennis Sweeps Manheim Township

    Entering the 2019 season, the Elizabethtown Area High School boys tennis team was expected to make strides off of last year’s 7-9 record. But starting the season with a victory over one of the Lancaster-Lebanon League’s top programs was something else entirely. Yet the Bears defied expectations, and then some. They came away from their […]

  • EAHS Boys Basketball Comes Up Short vs. Johnstown in States

    Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Elizabethtown Area High School boys basketball team has faced adversity late in games. But none were more significant than what turned out to be the last game of the year for the Bears. The team took a long road trip to Central Cambria High School in Ebensburg on Friday, March […]

  • Lonardi Breaks All-Time Scoring Record As EAHS Girls Basketball Loses in States

    The first round of the PIAA Class 5A playoffs didn’t exactly go the way the Elizabethtown Area High School girls basketball team wanted it to. But at the very least, the Lady Bears were able to help arguably the best player to ever play for the program achieve history. The team traveled to Spring-Ford High […]

  • W. Donegal OKs Use of Web-Based Mapping to Comply With State Regulations

    West Donegal Township supervisors voted to approve spending $2,400 a year to use a web-based mapping application that will make it easier to comply with state storm water management regulations, among other benefits. Township Manager John O. Yoder III told supervisors at their meeting on Monday, March 11, that he expects he will soon have […]