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Thank Ephrata Fair for Ending Pig Chases!

For 39 years, the Ephrata Fair, held in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, included an annual pig chase. Grease-covered pigs were put in the middle of a field surrounded by hundreds of spectators while children and adults chased, tackled, and plummeted them into the ground for hours. Each pig screamed in terror

IDA - 2017-09-22 22:43:00

Here's what 3 Lancaster County businesses, relief groups are doing to help hurricane, earthquake victims

In the aftermath of devastation caused by hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria - and earthquakes in Mexico - Lancaster County businesses and relief groups are doing what they can to provide aid. Here's a list of three local initiatives to help victims of the storms. Shipping discounts Packages can be s

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-24 11:00:00

Police: 25-year-old man fled with evidence after fatal overdose in Penn Township

A former Mount Joy man is facing a charge of tampering with evidence in connection to a drug-related death nearly three months ago in Penn Township. Timothy Shawn Kelley II, 25, took heroin and marijuana from the hand of a 25-year-old man who overdosed July 1 at a home in the 800 block of Holly Tree

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-24 19:50:00

Breaking| Gas leak at John R. Bonfield elementary forces student evacuation

According to authorities students at John R. Bonfield elementary school have been evacuated due to a gas leak. Emergency services were called to the Lititz Borough elementary school early this morning for a reported gas leak. All students were immediately evacuated from the building. According to au

LOCAL21NEWS.COM - 2017-09-25 09:25:37

Berks County resident scammed out of thousands of dollars through Facebook

A Berks County resident was scammed out of thousands of dollars through Facebook, according to state police. A 61-year-old Maxatawny Township resident was scammed out of $4,500 by someone through Facebook between Dec. 1 and Sept. 21, state police at Reading said. The investigation is ongoing, accord

DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-24 20:34:59

North Schuylkill hires contractor for baseball field repairs

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS - The North Schuylkill school board Wednesday hired a contractor to make repairs at the baseball field at its sports complex. At its September meeting, the board hired Hummer Turfgrass Systems Inc., Manheim, Lancaster County, to renovate the bullpen at a cost of $3,544 and renovate

STANDARD SPEAKER - 2017-09-25 08:15:59

3 Reasons to Pre-Plan Your Funeral

Planning your own funeral may not be at the top of your to-do list, but there are plenty of reasons to get a head start on the process. Many of us have never planned a funeral, which is why doing so in a pinch can be so difficult. If a loved one passes away suddenly, you may not have time to researc

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-25 12:00:00

From the New Era archives: 7 department store ads that ran in 1966

Remember when you could be a dress for less than $10? Or a lawn mower for less than $50? Here's a look back at department store ads that ran in Lancaster's New Era in 1966. Remember when you could be a dress for less than $10? Or a lawn mower for less than $50? Here's a look back at department store

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-24 15:00:00

In Our Schools: Michelle Filippini

I grew up in: LancasterI now live in: Reading Family: Husband, Meme; daughter, Morgan; son, Ryan; stepson, Vincent; stepdaughter, Felicia; and Chase, our Cavalier King Charles spaniel. Education: Lancaster Catholic High School; Wilkes College, bachelor's degree in environmental engineering; Alvernia

READING EAGLE - 2017-09-25 07:01:00

Peace Fest speaker urges US to disband its military, rely solely on nonviolent tactics

The hopes of nationally known peace activist John Dear go beyond the obvious. Dear, the keynote speaker at the inaugural Lancaster Peace Fest on Sunday, not only wants America to avoid a war with North Korea. He also called for America to eliminate its entire military budget and use that money to fe

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-25 00:10:00

Sweet Shoppe a haven for local refugees

LANCASTER- A Lancaster business is doing its part to help out in the world refugee crisis, giving refugees not just a job, but a first step in their new lives. According to BBC, Lancaster city takes in twenty times more refugees per capita than anywhere else in the United States. The Sweet Shoppe in

LOCAL21NEWS.COM - 2017-09-24 22:45:15

3 corn mazes to solve this fall in Lancaster County

This fall, there are three Lancaster County farms growing a lot more than just corn. Between tall stalks, the fields sprout everything from bridges and playgrounds to pianos and snack bars. They're corn mazes, and each one poses a puzzle for people who want to try and find their way through miles of

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-25 12:00:00

Vote: What story do you want LancasterOnline to report on next for We The People?

Voting closed last week in the fourth round of We The People, LancasterOnline's reader-powered journalism project where you submit questions and then vote on what questions you want to see answered. The question "Why are delinquent parents not held accountable for child support?" got the most votes.

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-25 12:00:00

'Brothers Food Max' grocery stores coming soon to former Lancaster Fleet building, Conestoga River Plaza

It has taken awhile, but the east side of Lancaster will have a new supermarket early next year, said Adriano Gomez and his business partners. At 14,000 square feet, it won't be enormous, but Brothers Food Max at 625 E. Orange St. will be a full-service grocery with all the departments and offering

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-25 10:45:00

Two teens face charges after vandalizing a park in Lancaster County

NEW HOLLAND, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa. - Two teens are facing charges after they were caught using markers to draw on a park pavilion wall in Lancaster County. It happened on September 14th, 2017 at around 3:38 p.m. at New Holland Park. Witnesses say they saw a young male and female using markers to dra

FOX43.COM - 2017-09-23 22:37:28

'Lancaster County would never be the same': Complaints rise to top as Plain Sect dairy farmers struggle to survive [in-depth]

Elmer Petersheim of Manheim is a typical small Amish dairy farmer in Lancaster County. He has invested heavily in cows and related machinery over the last 17 years. Now, with depressed milk prices seven out of the last eight years, Petersheim is in debt and wonders how much longer he can hang on. He

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-24 10:45:00

Lancaster man who served less than 30 days in jail on felony charges violated parole, sentenced to 90 days

A Lancaster man who served less than 30 days in jail on felony burglary charges three months ago has been sentenced to 90 days in jail for violating his parole, court records show. Roman Clay, 22, was charged with DUI on Aug. 18 in Kentucky. On Wednesday, Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Rein

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-22 15:42:00

'Lancaster Barracks': Fremont Street home acquired to house Veterans Court participants

The Lancaster Barracks program now has its "barracks." Beginning next spring, up to three participants in the Veterans Court program - a rehabilitation and treatment initiative for military veterans who have broken the law - will be able to live at 455 Fremont St. for part of the time. The rules of

LANCASTERONLINE - 2017-09-23 10:00:00

Court sidesteps decision on fracking regulations

DENVER (AP) - A federal appeals court on Thursday sidestepped a decision on whether oil and gas regulations enacted by the Obama administration are legal, noting that the current administration plans to rescind them. The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said it would be a waste of time t

WILLIAMSPORT SUN-GAZETTE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00

Time for the Broncos to show what they've got in a road show

It's time for the Broncos to leave the Mile High City and show what they've got in a road show. In what could be a bounce-back season, Denver swept its first... It's time for the Broncos to leave the Mile High City and show what they've got in a road show. In what could be a bounce-back season, De

PRESS ENTERPRISE - 2017-09-24 07:00:00