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  • Elizabethtown College Picks New Leader for Board of Trustees

    After consideration of a half-dozen potential candidates and three finalists, Elizabethtown College has announced the appointment of Robert J. Dolan as Board of Trustees chair. The college announced on Friday, Aug. 18, that Dolan began in the new position on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Dolan replaces P. Edward Lovelidge, who was acting Board of Trustees chair […]

  • Borough Council Removes Off-Street Parking Rule for Home Lodging

    Members of the Elizabethtown Borough Council decided to remove off-street parking as a requirement for people who rent out parts of their homes using online booking services such as Airbnb. Removing the parking requirement came up at the council meeting on Thursday, Aug. 17. An earlier proposal would have required one off-street parking space for […]

  • Eye Doc Urges Caution With Eclipse

    The upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, is a chance to see an astronomical phenomenon, but a local eye doctor urged the public to view it safely – ideally by using pinhole projection. “A lot of eye doctors have great concern that people aren’t going to do what they’re supposed to be doing,” Elizabethtown […]

  • School Board Moves Forward With Solar Electricity Project

    The Elizabethtown school board voted to proceed with plans to install a solar field on district land near Bear Creek School, but not before hearing concerns presented by Gerald Becker, chairman of the Mount Joy Township board of supervisors. Becker said he was representing himself and not the township, where the solar field will be […]

  • McDonald and the Three Bears

    Third-year football coach Bill McDonald brought sophomore Devyn Clair along with seniors Cade Robinson and Zach McNitt to Lancaster-Lebanon’s 2017 Media Day. Robinson, an All-State safety and wide receiver, was the leading tackler for the Bears in 2016 with 139 (13.9 average). He also had eight tackles for a loss, seven pass deflections, two forced […]

  • Four Bluefins Finish Willowood Career

    The Willowood Bluefins are losing a combined 34 years of swimming experience with the graduation of Emily Reiner, Kaitlyn Welch, Caity Young (pictured above) and Frank Arendt. All four swimmers said that they will miss their teammates and everyone involved with Willowood the most. “When you spend hours in a tent with all of these […]

  • Mount Joy Township Man Accused of Fracturing Infant’s Skull

    A Mount Joy Township man is charged with fracturing the skull of a 5-month-old infant, causing severe brain injury, according to police. Daniel David Deleon, 28, of Covington Court, was charged with felonies of aggravated assault and aggravated assault of a victim less than 13. He was also charged with misdemeanors of endangering the welfare […]

  • Three Accused of Providing Heroin That Killed E-Town Man

    Two men and a woman are charged in connection with a sale of heroin that caused an Elizabethtown man’s overdose death on May 7. Jabree Tyheed Traynham, 22, sold heroin – which contained fentanyl – to 30-year-old Eric Halbleib, who died after consuming it, according to a sworn statement by Elizabethtown Police Detective Dustin H. […]

  • Convicted Child Abuser Faces New Charges

    A man serving prison time for sex abuse of a girl is now accused of abusing two other children. The latest charges against Brian Timothy Morningstar, 44, were announced by the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office on Monday, Aug. 14. He was charged Aug. 9 with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a […]

  • Esbenshade Perseveres Through Injuries at Cedarville

    Olivia Esbenshade’s introduction to the Elizabethtown Bears varsity cross country team was an accident. She previously played field hockey or soccer and had no intention to start running cross country or track. “When I started I planned on switching [to another sport] after a year. I was looking for the JV team, but walked into […]

  • Elizabethtown All-Stars Battle at Cooperstown All-Star Village

    The Elizabethtown All-Stars traveled to Oneonta, N.Y., roughly 30 minutes from the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and finished 13th out of 50 teams at the Cooperstown All-Star Village. The team, coached by James Fry, went 6-3 over a five-day period that saw them play teams from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut and California. […]

  • West Donegal Township Manager to Retire

    West Donegal Township supervisors have voted to accept the resignation of Township Manager Gene Oldham, which is tentatively to take effect on Dec. 21. The township manager is in charge of all the day-to-day operations of the township. Oldham’s departure means supervisors have a challenging position to fill; they will need to find someone else […]

  • Conoy Township Considers Options for Gunfire Disturbances

    Conoy Township supervisors asked their solicitor to look into what can be done about a Locust Grove Road resident who has been firing a gun repeatedly, including late at night and early in the morning. Supervisors Chairman Stephen L. Mohr said at the township meeting on Thursday, Aug. 10, that police have been called about […]

  • Superintendent Speaks About Criminal Charge Against Former Music Teacher

    At the start of the Elizabethtown school board’s workshop meeting, Superintendent Michele Balliet read a statement regarding charges filed against former high school music teacher Cody Floyd, whose resignation was accepted at the May 16 board meeting. Balliet read the statement at the meeting held the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 8. Floyd was charged earlier […]

  • East Donegal Twp. Rejects Rezoning for Cast Iron Foundry

    East Donegal Township supervisors denied a cast iron foundry’s rezoning petition, citing traffic issues. The petition sought to rezone Donsco’s 61.3 acres at 119 S. Jacob St., in Mount Joy, from Agriculture to Industrial and R-3, Urban Extension Residential. Supervisors voted to reject the rezoning at their meeting on Thursday, Aug. 3. At a public […]