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Tom Wolf, former owner and caretaker of the Rocky Springs Carousel, tells a story about one of the horses to his left. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Revisiting historic Rocky Springs Carousel sparks memories for its former owner

Tom Wolf, former owner and caretaker of the Rocky Springs Carousel, tells a story about one of the horses to his left. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) For Tom Wolf, the horses and menagerie of animals that once made up the Rocky Springs Carousel are family. “Everything I have came from these guys,” said the carousel’s former

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Author to speak on carousel history

(Source: OUL) People interested in learning about the Rocky Springs Carousel will have a pair of opportunities to do so in coming days. Eileen Gregg is the author of “Lancaster’s Hidden Treasure: The Rocky Springs Dentzel Carousel.” She has conducted extensive research on the historic hand-carved carousel, which has remained in storage for more than

United Way of Lancaster County Director of Communications Madeline Seiler donates blood at a drive at Lafayette Fire Co. during the Extraordinary Give on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Source: Provided)

Upcoming blood drives announced

United Way of Lancaster County Director of Communications Madeline Seiler donates blood at a drive at Lafayette Fire Co. during the Extraordinary Give on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) The South Asian Association of Lancaster is hosting a blood drive from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, at Blossom Hill Mennonite Church,

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Wednesday, May 18

State Sen. Doug Mastriano. (Source: SenatorMastriano.com) Primary election results • Doug Mastriano wins GOP gubernatorial nomination: The far-right state senator is a staunch Trump ally 2020 election denier who ran an unconventional campaign to prevail in a crowded field. He will face Democratic nominee Attorney General Josh Shapiro in November. (Source: NBC News) • Fetterman wins; Oz,

Elections staff and volunteers open and sort mail-in ballots at the Lancaster Couty Government Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Elections Chief Clerk Christa Miller is at right. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Ballot printing error expected to delay Lancaster County’s election results by several days

Elections staff and volunteers open and sort mail-in ballots at the Lancaster Couty Government Center on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. Elections Chief Clerk Christa Miller is at right. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The delays resulting from a printing error made by Lancaster County’s ballot vendor mean it will be several days before the full results of

Voters head in to vote at Grandview Church in Manheim Township during the primary election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Photo: Madeline Seiler)

Primary Election update: As voters reflect on issues (video), printing error complicates county’s mail-in ballot counting

Voters head in to vote at Grandview Church in Manheim Township during the primary election on Tuesday, May 17, 2022. (Photo: Madeline Seiler) With clear, warm spring weather, and low to moderate turnout early on, Lancaster County appeared to be headed for a fairly routine primary Tuesday morning. Related: FAQ: The May 17 primary election

From left: Matt Johnson, Kristin Jones, Julie Kennedy, Douglas Smith. (Sources: Provided)

May ‘Conversation About OUR Community’ to focus on hidden populations & affordable housing

From left: Matt Johnson, Kristin Jones, Julie Kennedy, Douglas Smith. (Sources: Provided) United Way of Lancaster County will host a “Conversation About OUR Community” this month on the topic of “Hidden Populations and Affordable Housing.” The free virtual forum will take place on Zoom from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25. Local leaders will

Alice Yoder, director of community health, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at the Joining Forces spring forum on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Coalition will create team to review county overdose deaths

Alice Yoder, director of community health, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at the Joining Forces spring forum on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) A local coalition formed to combat the opioid crisis is launching a task force to review overdose deaths. Lancaster County Joining Forces’ goal is to have the Overdose Fatality

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County’s first survey of attitudes toward addiction finds significant stigma

Berwood Yost, inset, oversees the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin & Marshall College. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) At right is a portion of the center’s research on local attitudes toward addiction. Click to enlarge. (Source: Center for Opinion Research) The first-ever comprehensive survey of attitudes toward drug addiction in Lancaster County yielded some “deeply concerning”

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Tuesday, May 17

(Source: OUL) • Pennsylvanians head to the polls: Voters in today’s primary are selecting party candidates for governor, U.S. Senate and other races. (Source: WGAL) The primary is the latest referendum on former President Trump’s hold on the Republican party. (Source: WITF | AP) • Candidate endorsements pulled from Diaz campaign: Janet Diaz, who is seeking the

Lancaster County's mail-in ballot drop box is seen at the entrance to the Lancaster County Government Center shortly before its removal on Monday, May 16, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

GOP commissioners vote 2-0 to remove mail-in ballot drop box

Lancaster County’s mail-in ballot drop box is seen at the entrance to the Lancaster County Government Center shortly before its removal on Monday, May 16, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Acting in their capacity as the Board of Elections, Lancaster County’s two Republican commissioners voted Monday to remove the mail-in ballot drop box in the entry

Ismail Smith-Wade-El, left, and Janet Diaz. (Photos: Tim Stuhldreher)

Pa. House candidates Smith-Wade-El, Diaz on housing, education

Ismail Smith-Wade-El, left, and Janet Diaz. (Photos: Tim Stuhldreher) A political forum organized by National Action Network last week ended up featuring one candidate rather than two. Due to a family medical situation, Lancaster City Councilwoman Janet Diaz was unable to attend NAN’s event Thursday evening at Garden Court Apartments in southeast Lancaster, leaving City

Members of the Lancaster Bicycle Club pause for a photo by the Hunsecker's Mill Bridge during a ride. (Source: Provided)

Celebrating National Bike Month: A Q&A with Lancaster Bicycle Club President Dave Stauffer

Since 1956, May has been celebrated as National Bike Month. Promoted by the League of American Bicyclists, the month showcases the many benefits of bicycling and the enjoyment it brings to riders of all ages. The week of May 16-20 is Bike to Work Week, culminating in Bike to Work Day on Friday. To encourage

In this image from online video, John and Gisele Fetterman speak about John's recent stroke. (Source: @JohnFetterman)

Monday, May 16

In this image from online video, John and Gisele Fetterman speak about John’s recent stroke. (Source: @JohnFetterman) • Fetterman admitted to LGH with stroke: The lieutenant governor and candidate for U.S. Senate was held for observation at Lancaster General Hospital after an atrial fibrillation incident Friday dislodged a clot from his heart. He is expected to

Franklin & Marshall College students participate in a survey of green infrastructure in Lancaster in this undated photo. (Source: Franklin & Marshall College)

F&M offering grants for community projects

Franklin & Marshall College students participate in a survey of green infrastructure in Lancaster in this undated photo. (Source: Franklin & Marshall College) Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster is welcoming applicants for its second round of Community Leadership grants. The center will award three grants of $15,000 for the implementation

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Judge rules against county in drop box case; new vote on removal planned Monday

(Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The decision by Lancaster County’s two Republican commissioners to remove the county’s only drop box fits the definition of an “official action,” a county court judge said Friday. When that’s the case, Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act explicitly requires advance notice, which the Board of Elections did not provide in the agenda for the

Wolf Luxurious performs on the runway during Lancaster City Alliance's "Velocity" event at Tellus 360 in Lancaster on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Lancaster City Alliance celebrates with ‘Velocity’ (photos)

Wolf Luxurious performs on the runway during Lancaster City Alliance’s “Velocity” event at Tellus 360 in Lancaster on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) Hundreds of Lancastrians filled Tellus 360 Thursday evening for Velocity, the Lancaster City Alliance’s annual celebration and fundraiser. After two years, the event was back in person with the theme

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By the numbers: Report estimates half of Pa.’s Covid-19 deaths were preventable

More than 14,000 lives could have been saved in Pennsylvania if all adults had gotten vaccinated against Covid-19, estimates a new study reported by NPR. Nationwide, nearly 319,000 of the 1 million Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. were preventable, according to the analysis, released Friday by Brown University and Microsoft AI Health. The estimate was