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Voting Problems In York County, Commissioners Apologize

The York County Commissioners have extended an apology to voters after there were reported delays on Tuesday. Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of State blame the use of incorrect paper stock for the delay in scanning ballots into the counting machine. The Commissioners say they are working with the state to correct the mistakes ahead… ... Continue Reading

2019 York/Lancaster Election Results

The voters cast ballots on Tuesday and here’s a quick check of the results from the contested races.. In the only statewide race, the one for state Superior Court, the two winners are Republican Megan McCarthy King and Democrat Daniel McCaffery. Speaking of judges, all of the incumbents running for retention won. In York County,… ... Continue Reading

Another Former Exec At Worley-&-Obetz Pleads Guilty

The former controller of a Lancaster County energy company that went bankrupt last year has pleaded guilty to bank fraud charges. Officials say 65-year old Karen Connelly of Manhiem admitted her role in falsify the finances of Worley-&-Obetz between 2003 and 2018 in order to bilk more than $60-million dollars from Fulton Bank. She will… ... Continue Reading

Election Day 2019

Voters will select officeholders in county and school races and one statewide contest for two open seats on the Superior Court. There is also a ballot question. But on Monday night the state Supreme Court ruled that votes for ‘Marsy’s Law’ will not be certified until a court challenge is resolved. ‘Marsy’s Law’ would expand… ... Continue Reading

York City 2020 Budget Hearings Announced

Residents are invited to hearings on York City’s 2020 budget. Mayor Michael Helfrich says a public hearing featuring elected officials and the Business Administration Department is set for Tuesday, November 12th. The next night, Community and Economic Development, Police and Fire will present their requests. Then on Thursday November 14th is set aside for the… ... Continue Reading

Lancaster Man Guilty Of Child Rape

A Lancaster City man is being held in the county prison on $1-million dollars bail after he was convicted of sexually abusing a preteen girl. The District Attorney’s Office says 50-year old Teddy Bernard was found guilty of multiple felonies including rape of an 8-year old victim in 2010. Bernard had been an acquaintance of… ... Continue Reading

Child Sex Charges Filed Against Lititz Man

A Lancaster County man has been arrested for allegedly sexually abusing multiple juveniles in Cumberland County. Officials say 38-year old Michael Kauffman of Lititz is accused of assaulting the victims in various locations from January 2011 to January 2017. Kauffman’s bail is set at $250,000. ... Continue Reading

Two Hurt In Lancaster Co. Fire

A firefighter and a resident suffered minor injuries following a Sunday night fire in Lititz. Officials say the blaze started in a utility closet at Olio Olive Oils and Balsamics in the 1st-block of South Broad Street just before 10pm. No word yet on the exact cause. A State Police Fire Marshal is investigating. ... Continue Reading

Chopper Tips Over After Landing In Lancaster Co.

A helicopter used for training landed so hard in Lancaster County on Monday morning that it fell over on its side. Officials say no one was hurt in the crash at the Smoketown Airport in East Lampeter Township. The FAA is investigating. ... Continue Reading

PA Turnpike Going Cashless

Tollbooths on the Pennsylvania Turnpike won’t totally disappear until 2026 but by 2021, the roadway will go to a cashless pay system. Officials say the $129-million dollar project will make the turnpike, more convenient, safer and faster. Drivers won’t have to stop or slow down but instead they will pay their tolls electronically using the… ... Continue Reading

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