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May 28, 2011 | By Ivey Dejesus, HARRISBURG PATRIOT-NEWS
LANCASTER, Pa. - Lancaster's rolling hills are steeped in the traditions of the Amish, whose plain dress and humility are as much a tourist lure as their quilts and pies. But, as an iconic symbol, this Lancaster image could need a revision. Instead of Zerbe's potato chips, think chicharrones. Egg casserole? How about chilaquiles ? Pulled pork? Did someone say lechón asado ? Increasingly, the flavors of this south-central Pennsylvania region - famous for its mud sales and outlets - bear a marked Latin accent that goes beyond language and cuisine.
NEWS
April 1, 2013
An ultralight aircraft with one person on board crashed at Smoketown Airport in Lancaster County about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Federal Aviation Administration officials said. The county coroner's office identified the dead man as 30-year-old Michael Blank, but information on his hometown was not available. The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal reported Saturday night that the crash occurred shortly after takeoff. The cause of the crash was as yet unknown, pending an investigation at the scene.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
A 13-year-old Lancaster County boy was killed by lightning Thursday night while baling hay with his father. Levi Lantz had been walking next to a horse-drawn baler on a farm on the 1100 block of Bartville Road in Sadsbury Township about 7:30 p.m., when the father, driving a team of horses, felt a tingling and heard a loud clap. He turned to see his son on the ground, according to Lancaster Online and WGAL-TV. Sadsbury Township borders Chester County and is about 20 miles west of Downingtown.
NEWS
February 24, 2013
Pennsylvania's Judicial Conduct Board filed formal charges Friday against a Lancaster County district judge who had pleaded guilty to fixing her own traffic tickets. In November 2010, Kelly S. Ballentine received three summary traffic citations totaling $268.50 - two for parking violations and one for an expired registrations for a BMW sedan. Ballentine entered the court's computer system and dismissed her tickets. She pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to tampering with public records. Ballentine, 44, was elected a judge in January 2006.
NEWS
March 30, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
At this month's South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas, conversations among music fans sometimes began this way: "Hey, I saw a Philly band called ______. What's their story?" The name of one Philadelphia act was the one most frequently filling in that blank. That would be the Districts, the barely-out-of-high-school foursome fronted by singer Robby Grote, 19. The rising band from Lancaster County played SXSW in support of their self-titled five-song EP. They're now in the midst of a two-month national tour that comes to a close at the Sellersville Theater in Bucks County on Wednesday.
NEWS
July 15, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ONE LANCASTER County man likes pork a little too much. You could say that he loves it. Larry William Henry, 65, was charged late last month with criminal trespass, defiant trespass, indecent exposure and related offenses after he was caught in his birthday suit hamming it up with a bunch of pigs, police in Manor Township told the Daily News on Tuesday. He was released after posting bail. Henry allegedly broke into a hog barn on Coffee Street in Millersville about 10:18 p.m. June 26, police said.
NEWS
March 16, 2014 | By Laura McCrystal, Inquirer Staff Writer
SPRINGFIELD (Delco) A Catholic educator from Lancaster County will become the next president of Cardinal O'Hara High School, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced Friday. Thomas Fertal is to begin the job in June, marking a change in leadership as the Delaware County high school also searches for a new principal. Fertal, 46, now principal of Lancaster Catholic High School, will replace William McCusker, who has led the school since 2001 and announced this academic year that he planned to retire.
LIVING
August 3, 1986 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
Collectors and students of Americana expect something special when the Heritage Center of Lancaster County announces a new exhibition. This small historical museum, which fills the old city hall next to the farmers market in Penn Square in downtown Lancaster, has, in the past, featured Lancaster County quilts, coverlets, samplers, pewter, silver, pottery - even saddles and gravestones. This year's exhibition, which closes Dec. 20, focuses on elaborately carved and engraved long rifles and Federal furniture made in Lancaster County.
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NEWS
July 16, 2015 | BY VINNY VELLA, Daily News Staff Writer vellav@phillynews.com, 215-854-2513
ONE LANCASTER County man likes pork a little too much. You could say that he loves it. Larry William Henry, 65, was charged late last month with criminal trespass, defiant trespass, indecent exposure and related offenses after he was caught in his birthday suit hamming it up with a bunch of pigs, police in Manor Township told the Daily News yesterday. He was released after posting bail. Henry allegedly broke into a hog barn on Coffee Street in Millersville at 10:18 p.m. on June 26, police said.
SPORTS
July 14, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
LANCASTER - In the soft, still light of a perfect Sunday morning, the map, the one that said Paradise was 10 miles east of here, appeared to be mistaken. In golf, the aesthetics are as important as the athletics. And at 7:15 a.m., 90 minutes before the earliest tee time on its final day in the U.S. Women's Open spotlight, Lancaster Country Club was as visually appealing as a sports venue gets. From the lofty vantage of the third tee, 100 yards above the landing area, you could look down and see the swollen, mirror-calm Conestoga Creek.
NEWS
July 13, 2015 | BY JULIE SHAW, Daily News Staff Writer shawj@phillynews.com, 215-854-2592
JUST A WEEK before Khusen Akhmedov fatally struck a mother and three of her young sons on Roosevelt Boulevard in Philadelphia, he was tailgating, speeding and blowing through red lights in Lancaster County, a witness testified yesterday. Melissa Stothoff said that on July 8, 2013, she had left Lancaster city and was driving on New Danville Pike when Akhmedov, whom she did not know, came up behind her in a silver Audi. "He had pulled up behind me at a high rate of speed," she testified at Akhmedov's nonjury trial in the July 16, 2013, Roosevelt Boulevard deaths that killed Samara Banks, 27, and three of her sons.
NEWS
July 12, 2015 | By Joseph A. Slobodzian, Inquirer Staff Writer
The driver of the car that killed a Northeast Philadelphia mother and three of her children in 2013 had been warned by police about street racing a week before the deadly crash, an officer testified Friday. Manheim Township, Pa., Police Officer Thomas Miles said he visited Khusen Akhmedov at his home in Lancaster after a complaint about Akhmedov's driving was filed by a woman who had copied down the license plate of his silver 2012 Audi S4. Miles was a witness at Akhmedov's nonjury trial in Common Pleas Court in the July 16, 2013 deaths of Samara Banks, 27, and three of her four sons in a Roosevelt Boulevard crash that prosecutors say happened during a late-night drag race with another driver.
SPORTS
July 11, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
LANCASTER - Turns out that Lancaster County, where according to Pennsylvania Dutch folklore everyone is named either Stoltzfus or Martin, is a fitting locale for the 70th U.S. Women's Open. At this event, it sometimes seemed on Thursday, nearly every golfer had one of two names: Lee or Kim. There were nine Lees on the Lancaster Country Club course along with six Kims. That means roughly one of every 10 competitors bore one of those popular Korean surnames. Unless you were a serious women's golf aficionado able to distinguish one from another, it could all be as comically confusing as Ruben Amaro's five-year plan for the Phillies.
BUSINESS
July 7, 2015 | By Logan Mabe, For The Inquirer
EPHRATA, Pa. - Here in the heart of Lancaster County, where the Shell station proudly boasts "We have worms," and the dark rolling earth turns green with corn, soybean, or tobacco crops, the chicken egg is king. "We are the No. 1 county for egg production in the U.S.," says Paul Sauder, 64, a third-generation egg producer, who has seen the boom and bust times since he was a boy working with his grandfather selling eggs, chickens, and produce door-to-door in Philadelphia. "We have more chickens producing eggs in Lancaster County than in any other county in the United States.
BUSINESS
February 18, 2015 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Urban Outfitters , the South Philly-based group of store chains that mostly sells women's apparel, said Monday it will use the one million-square-foot, 500-worker warehouse it has been building over the last year near Gap, Lancaster County, to replace its 10-year-old "Ecommerce Fulfillment Center" in Trenton, S.C. Urban Outfitters opened the Southern distribution center and moved 200 jobs there from the Philadelphia area 10 years ago. The...
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man rides along in a buggy, black hat shading his face, horse trotting ahead of him. As author Mindy Starns Clark pens him, he's thinking, maybe praying, enjoying his surroundings as the vehicle rolls through Lancaster County. And the next time Clark gets in her car, she doesn't flip on the radio. Instead, she lowers the windows. She tries to remember the simplicity and quiet her heroes value. "I just live more in the moment," said Clark. That's the influence of the Amish - and over the last few years, the wide and growing appeal of the "plain" life has had much more impact than that.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2014 | By Don Sapatkin, Inquirer Staff Writer
A patient alleged in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court in Philadelphia that a medical practice co-owned by Lancaster County's coroner discriminated against him and his family because he has HIV. The plaintiffs, identified as the patient, Husband Jones, his wife, and daughter, say that after four previous visits, he returned to Stephen G. Diamantoni, M.D., & Associates Family Practice's Quarryville office on Oct. 8, 2013, to get results of...
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