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  • Man in Town for Work-Travel Program Accused of Sexual Assault

    Alexis John Javier Dolotina   A man who was in Elizabethtown to take part in a work-travel program is accused of committing sexual assault. Alexis John Javier Dolotina, 21, from the Phillippines, was participating in a program that rented space from Elizabethtown College. Police found evidence that Dolotina sexually assaulted the complainant in the afternoon […]

  • Elizabethtown Borough OKs Conditional Uses for Day Care, College Building Expansion

    The Elizabethtown Borough Council approved conditional uses for a day care center across the street from the Elizabethtown train station and for a building addition at Elizabethtown College to accommodate a physician’s assistant program. The day care application was made by Greater Elizabethtown Area Recreation & Community Services, which wants to provide day care for […]

  • E-Town College Cuts 2 Majors, 3 Minors, 28 Jobs

    By DAN ROBRISH The Elizabethtown Advocate Elizabethtown College, which is facing an enrollment drop that is a problem for many colleges and universities, has decided to eliminate majors in theater and philosophy and cut 28 jobs. Also being eliminated are minors in theater, peace and conflict studies, and film studies. The majors and minors being […]

  • Local Man Accused of 2013 Child Rape in Manor Township

    David Earl Ellerbee   A former emergency medical technician for Northwest Emergency Medical Services is charged with one count of rape of a child and other offenses over offenses that prosecutors allege happened in Manor Township in 2013. David Earl Ellerbee, 56, who is listed in court records with an Elizabethtown mailing address, is scheduled […]

  • Five EASD Students Get ‘Do the Right Thing’ Recognition

    Five Elizabethtown Area School District students were recently recognized as “Do the Right Thing” recipients. Recipients are Dillon Ernst, a sixth-grade student at Bear Creek Intermediate School, recognized for helping a student with a head injury; Nolan Ernst, a fourth-grade student at Bear Creek Intermediate School, recognized for encouraging classmates at the school’s field day; […]

  • Man Pleads Guilty in Beating Death of Teen in E-Town Park

    By LINDSEY BLEST LNP Staff Writer The man who beat 16-year-old Blake Shearer, causing a head injury that led to his death, will spend at least eight years in prison, according to a plea deal accepted by a Lancaster County judge. David Skalla, two days shy of turning 25, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, June 18, […]

  • M-S Library Plans Birthday Bash for 20 Years at Current Site

    Milanof-Schock Library is celebrating 20 years of community service at its current location, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road in Mount Joy. The success of the library would not be possible without the need shown by residents of Mount Joy and the surrounding communities, so as a big thank you, this 20th Birthday Bash will be free […]

  • Eight Donegal High Students Go to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference

    The Rotary Club of Mount Joy and The Donegal Rotary Club recently sent eight Donegal High School Juniors to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Conference. RYLA is an intensive leadership experience organized by Rotary clubs in the local district where students develop leadership skills while having fun and making connections. The Rotary District 7390 conference […]

  • Bears Blue Tops Comets, Manheim Township; Loses to Hempfield

    For the first time this summer, the Bears Blue baseball team was able to complete its regular slate of games without getting postponed due to inclement weather or other circumstances. Despite some ups and downs, the Bears were able to come out of the stretch with mixed-to-positive results. The team had its first road game […]

  • Willowood Swimming Falls to Devon Crest in First Meet of Summer

    The 2019 summer swimming season kicked off for Willowood at home on Saturday, June 15, against Devon Crest. While the Bluefins fought hard, they ultimately came up short, losing 631.5-394.5 to the Gators. On the plus side, they did come away with 18 victories overall. A large chunk of those wins came in the 13-14 […]

  • EAHS Alumni Series: Dietrich Breaks Women’s Lax Records in the Net at DelVal

    When a college program is in just its second year of existence, younger athletes generally have a better chance of contributing right away. But Amanda Dietrich didn’t expect to step into the net as the goalie for the Delaware Valley women’s lacrosse team from the get-go. “Starting every game from my freshman year was not […]

  • Bridge Between Rapho, Mount Joy Townships Likely to Be Eliminated

    A now-closed county-owned bridge connecting Mount Joy Township and Rapho Township is planned for elimination because it meets all four of the county’s criteria, the Mount Joy Township manager said. Those criteria are a low traffic volume, a nearby alternate route, no historic significance and a high replacement cost. People who used the Cloverleaf Road […]

  • Conoy Takes Middle Ground on Consultations With Township Engineer

    Conoy Township supervisors agreed unanimously that township residents who have questions about storm water management should talk to township staff and supervisors first, and if their questions are not answered, they can get a 15-minute consultation from the company that handles township engineering at township expense. Some residents had been surprised to get bills for […]

  • EASD Teachers Get 2.9% Raise Over Five Years

    By DIANE M. BITTING Special to the Advocate The Elizabethtown school board approved a union contract with the Elizabethtown Area Education Association that would give Elizabethtown Area School District teachers and related professionals an average salary increase of 2.9% over five years. The agreement was ratified by a 7-1 vote at the board’s meeting on […]

  • Mount Joy Borough Wants to Review PennDOT’s Plans for Parking Fee Collection at Amtrak Station

    By HERB LANDAU Special to the Advocate If there will be parking fees at the Mount Joy Amtrak station now under construction, the Mount Joy Borough Council wants to review the means to collect the fees, such as a toll gate or a payment kiosk. At their meeting on Monday, June 3, council members were […]