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  • Elizabethtown Borough Home Lodging Regulation Delayed

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council voted unanimously to reject a proposed zoning amendment after getting feedback from the Lancaster County Planning Commission. The zoning amendment included regulation of the practice of renting out rooms booked over online services such as AirBnb. The practice has been unregulated in Elizabethtown because it does not fit into the existing […]

  • Conoy Township Hears Noise Complaint

    A couple who lives on Governor Stable Road in Conoy Township has asked the township supervisors for help in dealing with the frequent and noisy motorcycle riding on a neighbor’s property, which is disturbing their “peace and quiet.” Thomas Balmer, accompanied by his wife, Karen, made the request during the supervisors’ meeting on Thursday, Oct. […]

  • Donegal Parents Want Trip to Pa. Capitol Restored

    Several mothers of Donegal School District elementary school students spoke out during the public comment portion of a school board meeting about plans to scrap a fourth-grade field trip to the state Capitol. Parents of Marietta students had recently been informed that the fourth graders’ field trip would be held at a local farm instead. […]

  • Elizabethtown School Board OKs Borough-Maintained Trail on School Property

    The Elizabethtown school board agreed to allow Elizabethtown Borough to extend a pedestrian and bicycle path onto Elizabethtown Area School District land, but only if the borough takes full responsibility for paying maintenance and repair costs. The board’s unanimous vote at its action meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 17, followed a presentation on the project by […]

  • Three Local Breweries Join Fight vs. Polio

    Many people think polio is a disease of the past. It’s not – but that could change soon. As recently as 1988, there were an estimated 350,000 cases of polio in 125 countries. In 2014, the World Health Organization certified the South-East Asia region polio-free after India went three full years without a new case […]

  • Cross Country Girls Second; Boys Take Seventh

    The Elizabethtown girls cross country team finished second at the Lancaster-Lebanon League championship on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Ephrata Middle School. The boys team finished in seventh place. Katie Locker finished second in the girls race and was the Bears’ top finisher as a result. The sophomore finished in 18:40.6 and trailed Cocalico senior Jamie […]

  • Girls Soccer Ends Tumultuous Season

    Elizabethtown went into its regular-season finale with a chance to do something that no other Section Two team had done all season: Beat Ephrata. The Bears were eliminated from the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs and the District Three playoffs, but the game served as an opportunity to end the 2017 season on a high note. The […]

  • Section Two Champions: Volleyball Captures Second Championship in Six Years

    Volleyball won its fifth consecutive match and captured a Section Two championship with a 3-0 (25-10, 25-20, 25-16) victory over Lampeter-Strasburg on Monday, Oct. 16. The Bears edged out Garden Spot (13-2, 7-2) for the Section Two title and were the only team to defeat the Spartans all season. Garden Spot was the first team […]

  • Lampeter-Strasburg Bounces Field Hockey From Lancaster-Lebanon Playoffs

    Elizabethtown went into the game against Lampeter-Strasburg having lost four straight, but a victory over the Pioneers would have given the Bears a berth in the Lancaster-Lebanon League playoffs. In their previous matchup this season, the Bears defeated the Pioneers 6-4 and jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first six minutes of the […]

  • Gut Check: Football Snaps Losing Streak, Avenges 2016 Loss to L-S

    Elizabethtown scored a season-high 44 points and forced five Lampeter-Strasburg turnovers in a 44-38 overtime victory on Friday, Oct. 13. Lampeter-Strasburg fired the opening salvo when they scored on their first offensive possession midway through the first half. Elizabethtown’s second possession was capped with Devyn Clair’s 54-yard touchdown reception. The sophomore running back caught the […]

  • Four in a Row: Boys Soccer Wins Fourth Straight Section Title; Advances to L-L Finals

    Grey Fertich scored in the 79th minute to send Elizabethtown and Hempfield into overtime tied 2-2 before Caleb Gerber scored his second goal of the game to advance the Bears to the Lancaster-Lebanon finals. Following the victory on Tuesday, Oct. 17, the Bears are scheduled to play Lancaster Mennonite in the championship game on Thursday, […]

  • Old Railroad Trestle Could Be Key to Vast Regional Trail Network

    An aging and barricaded wood and steel railroad trestle that curves high over the Conestoga River at Safe Harbor has become a linchpin in plans for a regional public trail system that would stretch from Harrisburg and Lebanon city to Philadelphia. So officials are putting on a full-court press to secure the $7.4 million it […]

  • Lawsuit Alleges Race Discrimination at Local Business

    A former human resources manager who says he was fired from an insulation company based in West Donegal Township for refusing to fire a black employee is suing the business for racial discrimination. Christopher M. Shaffer of Middletown filed a complaint with the U.S. District Court, Eastern District, against Appalachian Insulation Supply, according to court […]

  • Mount Joy Township Delays Action on Off-Ramp Relocation

    Mount Joy Township supervisors heard a presentation about a proposed relocation of the off-ramp from the Route 283 expressway that now goes to Cloverleaf Road and had a lengthy discussion before voting unanimously to table the matter until the November meeting. Cloverleaf Road has more traffic than it can handle without major backups during busy […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Council Candidates Talk Issues in Forum

    Backyard chickens, community engagement and pay for officeholders in Elizabethtown were among the topics of debate Thursday during a forum for candidates seeking a spot on borough council next month. In the Nov. 7 municipal election, Democrat Bill Troutman, Republican Chris Seitz and Green Party candidate Timothy Runkle are competing in the borough’s 1st Ward. […]