July 20, 2016
CLEVELAND - When it comes to Donald Trump, Scott Wagner's seen the light - in the mirror. You know how lots of Republican candidates and incumbents duck The Donald or shy away or work up weasel words such as, well, I support the ticket? And how they do so in order to keep some distance twixt themselves and the nutsy things Trump's inclined to say? (I'm looking at you, Pat Toomey, Pat Meehan, Brian Fitzpatrick.) Heck, House Speaker Paul Ryan spoke to Pennsylvania's convention delegates on Monday for, as a colleague noted, 13 minutes before even mentioning Trump's name.
June 26, 2016 |
An Iraq War veteran in York County, Pa., has filed a federal lawsuit claiming she was denied a type of physical therapy because she has HIV. The 40-year-old woman, whose suit was filed under the pseudonym Bonnie Jones, said she sought help from OSS Orthopaedic Hospital in York for chronic spine pain and limited range of motion. She said the pain resulted from wearing a bulletproof vest for an extended period. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, which operates physical therapy services at the hospital, and Timothy Burch, a physical therapist, also were named in the suit, filed by the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.
June 4, 2016 |
A York County woman was sentenced to 9 to 23 months in prison Thursday for a mass art theft from the award-winning Chester County photographer who snapped National Geographic's famous Afghan Girl portrait. Bree DeStephano, 33, of York, pleaded guilty in April to three felony charges related to theft and conspiracy for stealing more than $650,000 worth of prints and books by Steve McCurry. "This defendant engaged in a calculated, systemic theft from her trusted employer," said Chester County First Assistant District Attorney Michael Noone.
May 12, 2016 |
HARRISBURG - Flawed policies, social biases, and a lack of imagination are hurting Pennsylvania's cities, Gov. Wolf says. Urban residents pay more than they should for utilities, he believes. Infrastructure development follows sprawl. Racism has led to segregation of residents. And even advocates may privately consider cities "a tough bet. " "The truth is, if we actually had a level playing field, the cities would do quite well," Wolf said Tuesday. The governor, a Democrat who grew up in a small town but later became involved in urban issues, offered the glimpse into his view of the importance and treatment of urban areas during a conference hosted by Keystone Crossroads, a public media project exploring challenges facing Pennsylvania cities.
January 26, 2016
TO BETTER understand why Pennsylvania has no budget, why the Capitol's a partisan pit where progress is prisoner, look no farther than nearby rural York County and two of its rich-guy sons. Wealthy Democratic Gov. Wolf and wealthy Republican Sen. Scott Wagner represent opposite ends of a fight for the state's current and future fiscal and political status. They've also come to represent the slippage of civil public debate. Wagner, a pugnacious conservative who tells me, "I'm not the most polished guy," recently raised eyebrows speaking of Wolf at a GOP gathering.
August 9, 2015 |
A York County district judge was charged Friday with four counts of indecent assault, harassment, and abuse of office after allegedly groping a woman who had testified in his courtroom. According to a criminal complaint filed by the Attorney General's Office, District Judge Jeffrey Scott Joy went to the 31-year-old woman's apartment after she testified in a probation case against her boyfriend. The woman said Joy entered her room as she was dressing, groped her, and licked her chest.
March 20, 2015 |
IT IS NO SECRET that Phillies GM Ruben Amaro is looking to dump first baseman Ryan Howard and his $60 million contract. He's even offering to pay $50 million of that salary to any team willing take the Big Piece. The Orioles have been rumored to be interested, but so far Howard is still in red pinstripes. Now, the York Revolution, in a blog post complete with a photoshopped photo of Howard wearing a yellow Revolution cap, is trying to raise enough money to bring Howard to Pennsylvania Dutch country.
March 6, 2015 |
YORK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - Steve and Julie Groff were living the life. Son of a third-generation dairy farmer, Steve was a successful orthopedic surgeon. Trained as a nurse, Julie was a stay-at-home mom to their three kids and manager of the 77-acre, century-old farm they'd bought in 2000. Together, they were raising Standardbred horses and Black Angus cattle, and exploring future business uses of their farm. Then, in October 2011, tragedy struck. Steve had taken his new Cannondale road bike out for an inaugural spin in Glen Rock, 20 miles from the York County farm, when he was hit from behind by a car being driven at 45 m.p.h.
February 4, 2015 |
Despite repeatedly placing her on suicide watch, the York County (Pa.) Prison failed to properly monitor an Antiguan immigrant with chronic schizophrenia who managed to hang herself in her cell 15 months ago, according to federal investigators. The review - obtained last week by The Inquirer - also points to the shared responsibility of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in managing care for Tiombe Kimana Carlos. It states that just days before Carlos' death in October 2013 - and two months after the 34-year-old had made another bid to hang herself in a cell - a deputy prison warden had asked ICE to consider placing her in a psychiatric facility.