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  • Child Who Was Pulled From River Dies in Hospital

    A 5-year-old boy who was hospitalized after being pulled from the Susquehanna River at Marietta has died. Keaton P. Kershner died Wednesday, July 19, at the Penn State Children’s Hospital, Hershey, according to information provided by the Miller-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Elizabethtown. The funeral home announced his death on Friday, July 21, and confirmed […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough Grants Permit for Day Care Center

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council has unanimously approved a conditional use permit for a planned day care center. The child care center, called Play 2 Learn, is planned for 40 S. Brown St., a building in a mixed use zone that is between a warehouse and a pedestrian-bicycle path. The Borough Council voted to approve the […]

  • E-Town Fair Talent Show Entries Due by Aug. 18

    The Elizabethtown Fair plans to host the annual talent show on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 6:30 p.m. on the Main Stage. The contest is open to any amateur from the greater Elizabethtown Area. No full bands area allowed. There will be four divisions: adult amateurs, youth amateurs (up to and including age 18), lip sync […]

  • Willowood Bluefins Finish Regular Season

    The 36th Annual Willowood Invitational, featuring 13 teams, was the first of two meets in a four-day span for the Willowood Bluefins as they closed out the regular season. The invitational began at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 12, and lasted well into the night with swimmers ranging from 4-years-old to 46-years-old. Division A, B […]

  • Robbery Defendant: We Needed Money to Purchase Heroin

    A Wrightsviille woman told police that she and her boyfriend decided to steal a purse in a supermarket parking lot because they needed money to buy heroin, court records show. On Thursday, July 13, police charged Amanda Nicole Gill, 24, and Kevin Edward Deshong, 22, who live in the same apartment at the corner of […]

  • Sabathne and Torresani Bond Over Elizabethtown Ties

    Bryan Torresani, currently serving as the baseball coach at Arcadia University near Philadelphia, spent three seasons as a catcher and first baseman for the Elizabethtown College Blue Jays from 2004-06. He played in 106 career games, including 42 his senior year in which Elizabethtown won the Commonwealth Conference Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division […]

  • Unconscious Boy Pulled From River at Marietta

    A 5-year-old boy was pulled unconscious from the Susquehanna River at Marietta and was treated at the scene with CPR before being taken to Hershey Medical Center. The child was pulled from the river the afternoon of Saturday, July 15. It was unclear what condition the child was in; the Susquehanna Regional Police Department said […]

  • New Mount Joy Township Municipal Building Nearly Ready for Occupancy

    Mount Joy Township supervisors got word that their new municipal building is nearly complete, with only a few punch-list items remaining to be done and furniture already delivered. “Your project is well into the home stretch,” John Eck of the construction management firm Fidevia told supervisors at their meeting on Monday, July 17. Eck said […]

  • Bears Blue Drops Finale Against Hempfield

    Two of the top teams in the Lancaster County Midget Baseball league played their final game of the regular season in what may have served as a final tune-up for the upcoming LNP Tournament. Hempfield emerged victorious over Bears Blue, 6-2, to cap off its undefeated regular season (14-0). The loss dropped Bears Blue to […]

  • Tri-Hawks Raise Awareness About Mental Health Issues

    The 14th Annual Harrisburg Catfish Triathlon featured several local athletes participating to promote the growth of the sport and to bring awareness to adolescent mental health issues. The event, held on Sunday, July 16, on City Island, donates 100 percent of proceeds to CURE International, which is a Christian healthcare non-profit organization that operates charitable […]

  • Letter: Public Should Be Involved With Borough’s Water Quality Plan

    At the July 6 Elizabethtown Borough Council meeting, Hanover Engineering presented portions of their draft plans for the borough to comply with federal requirements for pollutant discharge to waterways under the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Program, also known as MS4. Municipal storm systems ensure a clean and safe environment in […]

  • Letter: Borough Regulation of Home Lodging Has Little Benefit

    In a recent editorial, the Advocate argued that Airbnb hosts should be regulated. Why? The editorial argues because similar entities like hotels and bed and breakfasts are. It’s precisely because Airbnb disrupted a market governed by outdated regulations that it has thrived providing benefits to communities, hosts, and guests in the process. Regardless, regulating Airbnb’s […]

  • Letter: Home Lodging Editorial Was Insulting, Irresponsible

    Your editorial of July 6 (“Elizabethtown Borough Is Wise to Regulate Home Lodging”), which attempts to draw a connection between the use of Airbnb in Elizabethtown and prostitution was both ludicrous and an insult to our intelligence. If there are valid reasons for the Borough to regulate the renting of rooms by homeowners, you have […]

  • Hay Barn Catches Fire

    A two-alarm fire at a West Donegal Township hay barn kept firefighters on the scene long after it was ruled under control, Rheems Fire Company Chief Charles Stanford said. The fire was reported just after midnight Thursday, July 13, at a barn in the 300 block of Stone Mill Drive, Stanford said. The blaze was […]

  • Mount Joy Woman Accused of Stabbing Boyfriend

    A Mount Joy woman is accused of stabbing her boyfriend in a Manheim Borough home. Lakisha L. Mercado, 29, of 362 Sassafras Terrace, stabbed the man in the arm during a fight shortly before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 18, in the 100 block of North Main Street, according to a sworn statement filed in […]