UPDATED – * STUHLDREHER LIED TO THE PUBLIC

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     LNP has finally gone up with coverage of Monday’s city council committee meeting – click here for, “Lancaster City Council hears proposal to eliminate seniority points from police, fire promotion process.” There is no mention in the article about the proposed condominiums and there will be more on that here tomorrow.
     Have a happy and safe Friday!
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*   Where does Ted Sickler’s loyalty lie? He is the “Managing Editor of Presentation” for LNP but he is also a United Way Board Member. What a conundrum! Where does his loyalty lie?
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IT MAKES NO SENSE!

     

      Kevin Ressler ran for mayor in 2017 and didn’t like the media coverage. In fact, he doesn’t like LNP and their Marriott Hotel much at all. I understand. I’ve been doing this for over 15 years.
     And Ressler decides as the President and CEO of the United Way of Lancaster County he is going to start his own “community news source” – One United Lancaster (OUL).  Interesting.
     But then he turns around and picks one of the reasons LNP is/was so awful – former reporter Tim Stuhldreher – to be his editor. It makes absolutely no sense.
Please check back later today.

** – * A TERRIBLE CHOICE FOR EDITOR!

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— This is so bizarre! There will be more tomorrow. —

NO ALTERNATIVE!

     Why is Tim Stuhldreher’s second question pure BS? Because as even he states, the parking issue was discussed at great length. Even Mayor Sorace had discussed it prior to his question and said there were two lots but neither was available for the condominium parking and according to the zoning rules they have to provide parking for residences. And even after his question the developers came on and said again there was no other parking alternative except the basement/first floor of the warehouse.
     Stuhldreher just wanted to feel important and put it out there that he is the editor of One United Lancaster. And why his sudden interest in seven condominiums? Pathetic.
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**   At 1:12:32 into Monday’s city council committee meeting, Tim Studhldreher calls in and identifies himself as the editor of One United Lancaster and asks the following regarding the proposal for the historic tobacco warehouse at 437 W. Grant Street (the second part of his question is pure and absolute BS):
     I have a question for Suzanne and then I have a question for the developers.
       Ah – the question for Suzanne is just could she say a little bit more about the building’s historical designation and why it has that designation? Um, is there anything distinctive about it other than it is a traditional tobacco warehouse in the city?
       And then my question for the developers would be, um, you know, a lot of conversation this evening around parking. Um, if somehow the parking were to be solved, um, and that would free up I guess the first floor would that potentially enable the project to be reconfigured  – would that then solve the problem of being able to do this with one added story instead of two added stories?
 
Left – the current warehouse at 437 W. Grant Street; Right – the proposed addition of two more stories for a total of seven condominiums.
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*    I would be thrilled that the United Way of Lancaster County is starting a community news source. The more news sources the better. But the choice of Tim Stuhldredher as editor is startling and a terrible choice/mistake (see the screenshot to the left and click here for the original). He had zero integrity as a long-time reporter for LNP.
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A COMMUNITY NEWS SOURCE!   

     When I’m wrong, I am really, really wrong! The below is the United Way of Lancaster Presided and CEO Kevin Ressler writing about One United Lancaster (OUL).
     Wow! Click here to read his whole piece and there will be much more later today!

UPDATED – THAT VOICE IS UNMISTAKABLE!

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     I am in shock and need to do some research. Tim Stuhldreher failed to warn the public about MAW Communications and LanCity Connect when he was working for LNP. It could be that his editors would not allow him to tell the truth but then he should have left and not been let go.
     This is just shocking and then he calls into city council to ask a stupid question about proposed condominiums that the owner wants to sell in the $400,000 to $500,000 range and one for one million dollars. What does this have to do with the United Way of Lancaster and Covid-19? 
This will be continued tomorrow.

A FAILED NEWSPAPER REPORTER

**  I’m sorry, I listened more carefully and when Tim Stuhldreher calls in he states he is “the editor of One United Lancaster.” It would be interesting to know how much Kevin Ressler is paying this failed newspaper reporter to be the “editor!”
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     At 1:12:32 into Monday night’s city council committee meeting, former LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher calls in with questions and identifies himself as being with “One United Lancaster.” The One United Lancaster website and Facebook page were set up by the United Way of Lancaster County under president Kevin Ressler to present information on Covid-19. 
     Why the United Way is spending money to have Stuhldreher cover a city council committee meeting and call in with questions about a proposed seven unit condominium building is beyond me. Is Ressler trying to compete with LNP?
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WHAT YOU DOING, TIM?

     Did I mention that former LNP city reporter Tim Stuhldreher called in to ask (stupid) questions during Monday night’s city council committee meeting? He has been reporting on Covid-19 for the United Way of Lancaster County – but was he calling in as a reporter or as a private citizen on Monday?
There will be more on Monday’s meeting coming later today.

*** – ** – * XAVIER GARCIA-MOLINA BEGINS TO SHINE!

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A B-A-A-A-D PUN
BUT A HAPPY ENDING!

     The goat story has a happy ending! Click here for the updated press release from the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department. Oh, happy day!
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THE UNION DOES NOT LIKE IT!

***  At 1:24:22 into last night’s city council committee meeting, President Smith-Wade-El turns the meeting over to Xavier Garcia-Molina who heads the Safety Committee (click here for the video and you can also watch Smith-Wade-El chew on a massive mouthful of gum?).
     The agenda for last night’s meeting is now online and Garcia-Molina brings up amending the civil service ordinance (click here for the full agenda). Mayor Sorace explained that she and Fire Chief Scott Little want to amend it so seniority does not count as much because they want only the best employees.
     Garcia-Molina asks how the Fire Union feels about this and Union President Geoff Stone comes on and says they don’t like it one little bit. Garcia-Molina successfully tabled the motion until the city council meeting of May 25th.
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HOW MANY AILMENTS?

**   The above comment in. The definition from Google is below. Does anyone know of any other ailments Izzy has?
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*    I just need to point out that “my” goat made today’s LNP police log (see below and click here). We need a picture of this goat! Please!
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MORE BIZARRE BEHAVIOR
FROM SMITH-WADE-EL

     A screenshot from last night’s city council committee meeting. Was President Ismail Smith-Wade-El asleep? There was more bizarre behavior from him last night.
 
       Lancaster realtor Benuel Esh wants to take a historic tobacco warehouse he owns at 437 W. Grant Street and add an addition of seven condos with six of them in the $400,000 to $500,000 range and the seventh taking up a full floor at $1 Million (see below). 
      The Historical Commission has already turned him down. He wants council to override the Commission. It does not look like that will happen and city councilman Xavier Garcia-Molina indicated last night that he will vote against it.
     Garcia-Molina also took down Mayor Danene Sorace! I’m beginning to really like this council person!
Please check back later today.

 

UPDATE – * CONTENT UNAVAILABLE!

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COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

     There is a city council committee meeting tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. LNP has the agenda in an article but it is still not on the official city website (click here for the LNP “calendar”). The viral meeting will be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here). Will LNP call out the council for breaking the Sunshine Act?
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OVER 97,000 VIEWS

   

*   LNP finally does a story on the viral video of the 25-year-old Amish man who drove his horse and buggy to the Brownstown Sheetz to have sex with a 14-year-old girl (click here). As of 3:00 pm today, the video featuring Mr. 17540 (real name Justin Perry) has over 97,000 views. The police need to act! Click here for the shocking video.
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THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!

     There is a city council committee meeting tonight but when you click on the “agenda” on the city website it states the content is unavailable. This is unacceptable. 
Please check back later today.

** – * WE NEED A PICTURE OF THE GOAT!

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Posted on the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department’s Facebook page under their post with the goat.

**   Exactly!
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*    On a far, far more serious note, the video of Mr. 17540 confronting the 25-year-old Amish man who drove his horse and buggy to the Brownstown Sheetz to meet a 14-year-old girl and have sex with her is up to over 86,000 views (click here). Hopefully the police will respond quickly. Share the video. It really is unbelievable and scary!
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WHO IS MISSING A GOAT?

   

     I want a goat to show up on my porch! Click here to read the police press release shown above. That is not a picture of the actual goat – that is a google stock photo. Why can’t we see a picture of the actual goat? Who owns the goat? Let’s have a Sunday reunion!

* WHOLE NEW LOOK AT THE AMISH

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AMISH IN THE NEWS

   

     While somewhat on the topic of the Amish, I noted yesterday that Imir Williams was arrested again this week for violating a protection from abuse order (see yesterday’s post). 
     He first made international news in 2013 when he viciously assaulted his girlfriend and then Amish Mafia star, Esther Schmucker (click here for the Daily Mail article shown above and Schmucker is pictured to the right).
     He assaulted her again in 2015, 2016 and 2017. A judge needs to take a serious look at this man. One – he should have done much more jail time for the 2013 beating and every incident after that. 
     I can not find a docket for his latest arrest but I will try to get more information on Monday when courts are open. If this man can’t learn a lesson then there is no choice but to keep him incarcerated.
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WHAT WILL THE POLICE DO?

 

     I watched the video of Mr. 17540 confronting a 25-year-old Amish man in the Brownstown Sheetz parking lot where he apparently intended to meet a 14-year-old girl and have sex with her in his buggy go viral overnight (click here). When someone linked to the video in the comments on this site yesterday, the video had about 12,000 views. This morning it is over 61,000.
     While I don’t agree with many of Mr. 17540’s tactics, it will be interesting to see if the West Earl Township Police Department charges this guy because he never denies he wants to have sex with a 14-year-old and that’s why he came to the Sheetz.
      According to commenters under the video, the Amish man has deleted his TikTok account where apparently he had over 50k followers. Wow. This is a whole new look at the Amish.

** – * PRIMARY ON MAY 18TH

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  Have a happy and safe Friday. I will come back to former Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser this weekend.

IMIR WILLIAMS – AGAIN!

**   Imir Williams, who is known for repeatedly beating his former girlfriend and Amish Mafia star, Esther Schmucker, was arrested again this week (click here for the original of the police press shown above). At some point they need to throw this loser in jail and throw away the key.
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SHAME ON YOU, DAN NEPHIN!

 

     Left – Savannah Thorpe’s Facebook page; Right – quotes from her in Dan Nephin’s article.
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*   I have a lot to say about today’s lead story in LNP’s print edition and online titled, “‘A roving nightmare’: Former Lancaster police chief recounts summer protests on podcast,” (click here).
     But from out of nowhere, LNP reporter Dan Nephin (pictured left) throws in protestor Savannah Thorpe. She is the only protester he quotes and he doesn’t say how he “found” her and he never states that she is the Communications Director for Jess King, Mayor Sorace’s Chief of Staff. There is no excuse for this. None!
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HENDERSON FOR SCHOOL BOARD

     If you live in the city, whether Democrat or Republican, your primary ballot will look as below (click here for a sample Lancaster County primary ballot). Former County Commissioner and author of the book, “Pressed,” Molly Henderson, is running to fill a two year term on the School Board of the District of Lancaster. She has cross-filed and there is no one running against her.
     Immediately above Henderson are five candidates for four, four year positions on the school board. Four of the candidates are endorsed by the Democrats; one is not.
Please check back later today.

   

AFTERNOON UPATE – TUESDAY, MAY 18TH PRIMARY

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REALLY LOW STANDARDS!

 

     Left – LNP executive editor Tom Murse posting on Twitter; Right – Two comments posted under his tweet.
 
     That is just sad and pathetic. It took three reporters to state the vaccination site is closing “early,” when all around the country mass vaccination sites are closing because of a lack of demand. Unbelievable.
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VIEW YOUR BALLOT

     Sample ballots for the May 18th primary in Lancaster County are now available (click here).

** – * WHEN CAN COUNCIL ADD TO THE AGENDA?

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**   Has anyone seen Earl? Earl, listen to me: Put the beets down. Put them down now, Earl. 
      Look! There’s no ketchup shortage! Target has a 32 oz. bottle for $2.89! Put the beets down, Earl! Your wife will not like this one little beet!

BEET IT!

     On a lighter note – actually this is a very serious note and when you have to buy all new kitchen appliances and paint your entire kitchen – remember – you were warned.
     Do not make beet ketchup. There is a shortage of single use ketchup packets! There is no shortage of ketchup! There is no reason to make beet ketchup. In fact, you have to be out of your mind to even think about attempting this. 
     This whole article raises one simple question: Why?
     Click here if you must read it!

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WHERE WAS SMITH-WADE-EL?

     Lancaster city council president Ismail Smith-Wade-El was absent from last night’s city council meeting. Vice-President Pete Soto said his and also councilwoman Janet Diaz’s absences were “excused” but didn’t say why they were absent.
     There was a last minute addition to the agenda involving opening bank accounts with Fulton Bank. Patrick Hopkins claimed a huge savings by refinancing the bond for the construction of the two fire stations. 
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       Sharon Allen Spann, a city employee, gave a lengthy report on the activities of the Lancaster City Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiative. She said 70% of the city employees are white, so according to the city demographics she presented (see above), the city has a long way to go.
     Tony Dastra wants to be on the Traffic Commission or the Planning Commission and sent his resume to the council members.
         The mayor had no report last night.
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – * & WILL LNP MANAGE TO COVER IT?

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NOMINATE TONY DASTRA!

     City council meets virtually tonight beginning at 6:30 pm and you can watch the livestream on the city’s YouTube channel (click here). The agenda is below and also available in a larger format here.

Tony Dastra

   Please note Administration Bill No. 09-2021 amending the Traffic Commission. Mayor Sorace no longer wants to be on it which leaves an opening for another member. And Tony Dastra wants to be appointed and deserves to be appointed. He ran as an independent in the last mayoral election and he livestreamed city council meetings by himself, at his own expense, for over a year. He is also an active commenter during the meetings.
  Which city council member will have the courage to nominate Tony Dastra for the Traffic Commission?

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IS IT JERRY?

*   To the commenter asking if the man shown in the LNP article, “Man used fake money for purchases at Manheim Township Walmart: police,” is Jerry Puryear of the Facebook page “Staywoke717” (click here): I have met Jerry in person several times and I definitely do not believe that is him.
     Also, I believe the police are familiar enough with him that if it were Jerry he would have been arrested by now! On to more serious news! Oh, and if you recognize the man shown above please call the Manheim Township police.
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SAY IT AIN’T SO!

 

     A sharp commenter and an emailer caught the fact that the mayor’s bagel shop is closing – right after she gave them a shout-out at a city council meeting! Say it ain’t so!
     Do you remember when then Mayor Gray used to compare Lancaster very favorably to York, Reading and Harrisburg at least once a month? Here’s some breaking news for you, Dick and Mayor Sorace: Neither York, Reading or Harrisburg have a huge, empty convention center sitting in the heart of their downtowns and putting their public at financial risk for years.
     I’m hearing all sorts of things about House of Representatives Mike Sturla and his “replacement” when he retires. Can you say Ismail Smith-Wade-El? Nooooooo!
  And speaking of Smith-Wade-El, city council meets tonight. Will that lapdog, LNP executive editor Tom Murse, have a reporter cover it? Will he use a correspondent who reports on it four days later? Will he report when they break the Sunshine Act or does he save that only for the volunteer Manheim Township School Board? Has Mayor Sorace already given LNP her “Mayor’s Report” for tonight? Have they approved it?
It’s a busy day. Please check back later.

UPDATED – 4-26 UPDATE – * FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST TODD A. GRAEFF

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A HUGE, HUGE LIE!

From the LNP career ad for, “Steinman Fellowships For Emerging Journalists,” (click here).

     That is such a huge, huge lie it is unbelievable. Shame on you, LNP executive editor Tom Murse! Shame on you!
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**  The man who was found deceased in a car has been identified as 49-year-old Lyle Doyle of Lititz (see yesterday’s post and click here for the updated police press release).
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*    While on the topic of the police, have you noticed that the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department is using license plate readers all the time (see below)?

     

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4-26 UPDATE

     Remember the article at left (click here)? Oh, I do. Manor Township decided to hire a chief who violated the Pennsylvania State Ethics Code. And what did LNP do about it?
     Well, there was this one article by former Sunday News reporter Gil Smart. That was all. That was it. Not a word in the New Era or the Intelligencer Journal. Not a word.
Please check back later today.

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THE FULL FEDERAL LAWSUIT
AGAINST CHIEF TODD A. GRAEFF

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* Click here for the Fox43 story shown below.

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MANOR TOWNSHIP POLICE
CHIEF GRAEFF IS BEING SUED

Please check back later today.

* STILL NOT CORRECTED!

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JUST ANOTHER LNP LIE!

     On the left is a quote from their March editorial pictured at right (click here to read it).
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DOES ANYONE AT LNP CARE?

From page A-2 of today’s LNP print edition.
 
     LNP makes a correction, but get this – under the below article they still have the error and have not corrected it (click here). That is just sloppy and shows a total lack of concern for telling the truth.
     And what a stupid topic for a news article. There are a million things we don’t know and never will. What in the world is wrong with these people?
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** – * WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE!

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    — Have a happy and safe Friday and please check back tomorrow! 

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IS THERE AN EDITOR?

From the LNP story by Dan Nephin, “Linda Stoltzfoos’ death caused by strangulation; stab to neck contributing factor: coroner [update],” (click here).
 
**   How in the world can LNP allow absurd writing like this on their website? Do they have any sense of pride? That is unintelligible gibberish! That is awful!
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*    WGAL has additional information on the cause of death of Linda Stoltzfoos from the county coroner (click here). They also state her body was definitely identified through dental records.
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A HUGE, GLARING ERROR!

      The above is from LNP’s print edition this morning. This is also repeated at least twice in stories currently online. It should read, of course, “without the possibility of parole.” How did this get by all those eyes at LNP?
       I watched the DA’s press conference on CBS-21. At the very end of their coverage the man to the left stood up from his seat. To the best of my knowledge I believe that is LNP executive editor Tom Murse.
       You mean this man felt this was an important enough story to leave the office and attend in person but he doesn’t catch a repeated, huge glaring error in their lead story? What a disgrace.
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * 4-22 UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – WHERE HAS LNP BEEN ALL THESE YEARS?

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NO ROOM FOR CRITICISM?

     “There is simply no room for criticism of law enforcements[sic] efforts in this case” District Attorney Adams said. 
From today’s press release by the District Attorney’s office (the link is immediately below).
     Isn’t that an interesting comment? There my be “no room for criticism” in this case of an Amish teenager missing for 10 months but there certainly is in other cases! This comment in yesterday:
     Any updates on the homicide of Hipolito Gonzalez? Happened recently and wasn’t posted till weeks later. Someone on here heard about police running after the guy and into a home and he supposedly jumped out the window. Could we know how this information came about? Was it on any of the many cameras that were on that block? Person was charged with simple assault but not arrested yet. Any information or updates??
     Interim Lancaster Police Chief John Bey and the District Attorney’s Office need to answer these questions as soon as possible! The public has a right and need to know. Maybe LNP could demand answers? 
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**   The updated District Attorney’s press release is here.
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WHO IS CORRECT? FOX43!

 

     Left: The headline from Fox43 and on the right, “BREAKING” from LNP on LancasrterOnline.com.
 
     That’s a big difference! Who is correct? Fox43. Shame on you LNP executive editor Tom Murse!
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4-22 UPDATE

   District Attorney Heather Adams will hold a press conference today at 11:oo am regarding the human remains found yesterday and connected to the disappearance of Linda Stoltzfoos last June. You can watch the livestream on LNP or your television station of choice.

BODY FOUND?

    According to the below Facebook page, which seems to be closely connected with the family, they have found the body of Linda Stoltzfoos who has been missing since June of last year. Click here for the District Attorney’s press release.
     
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Today has been a crazy day personally. I’m sorry and please check back tomorrow.

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JUST THE BEGINNING!

     The above comment in from “barryinwinnipeg” yesterday.
 
     Hallelujah!
Please check back later today.

WHO IS RUNNING LANCITY CONNECT? HOW MANY CUSTOMERS ARE THERE?

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3:40 pm – OMG! The jury has reached a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial.
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WHERE’S THE MONEY, MAW?

     I will put in a new Right-to-Know request for the signed agreement and the city ordinance mentioned in Patrick Hopkins’ letter below will come later today. The city gave MAW 90 days to run LanCity Connect before they paid them over two million dollars to go away and the city took over running LanCity Connect. So where does all of this stand now?
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – THE PRESSROOM IS OWNED BY LNP/STEINMANS!

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    Once again, former County Commissioner and author of the book “Pressed,” Molly Henderson, is running to fill a position on the School Board of Lancaster for two years. She is running unopposed. See the below (click here for the original on the county website) and the Office of Elections said a sample primary ballot should be available to the public by the end of this week.
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BAIL REVOKED

***  Cherrelle Byrd’s bail has been revoked. The District Attorney’s Office requested it and according to her updated docket, Lancaster County Judge Dennis Reinaker revoked her bail.
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**   Someone, presumably the District Attorney’s Office, has requested a bail modification for Cherrelle Byrd who is charged with shooting and killing her ex-husband Richard Williams Friday night in Mountville (see below). As noted here yesterday, her bail was originally set at 10% of $75,000 which is very low for a homicide charge.
     Her docket also now indicates that she has obtained the private legal counsel of Andrew Sullivan Cooper, Esquire.

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MOLLY IS RUNNING!

*   I am going to explain this as carefully as I can. The other day this site stated that former Lancaster County Commissioner Molly Henderson is running for the School Board of Lancaster. She is. Her name will be on the ballot.
     Her name does not appear in any of today’s LNP articles on the primary election presumably because her candidacy is not contested. She is running as both a Democrat and a Republican for a two-year-term to replace a board member who resigned. She has no competition in the primary from either party and so her win is almost guaranteed. 
     According to the Office of Lancaster County Elections today, her category will be separate and apart from the five Democrats running for four-year-terms on the school board.
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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

“TOO MANY
BLACKS & HISPANICS”

Please check back later today.

4-18 UPDATE – *** BREAKING NEWS *** – ** – * EAT ICE CREAM ON THE COUCH?

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4-18-UPDATE

     Bail is “not normally denied in homicide charge”. Chauvin, for e.g. Where DO you get you info?!!!
This comment in yesterday and not approved.
     Um… for one thing – Chauvin is in a different state and second – he used to be a cop! Have you been drinking?
    The big murder case that was just in the news – 14-year-old Claire Miller who is currently being charged as an adult – has her bail denied. Look up Raymond Rowe (murder of Christy Mirack) and Carlos Montalvo-Rivera (currently in jail awaiting trial for the arson murder of his wife Olga Sanchez-Reyes) and their bail was/is denied. In a homicide case bail is normally denied or set in the millions (Chauvin’s is one million).
     According to her docket, Cherrelle Byrd’s bail is 10% of $75,000 or $7,500. That is unheard of in a “typical” homicide case. We have not seen her mugshot and I’m wondering if she has facial injuries? 
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      According to the Prothonotary’s Office, they were divorced on September 22, 2017.
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     According to Lancaster County marriage records, Cherrelle Byrd and Richard Williams were married on July 14th, 2012. The picture below is from her Facebook page in March of this year.
       

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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

     Cherrelle Byrd’s docket indicates she had her preliminary arraignment this morning before District Judge Nancy G. Hamill. Unless this is an error, there must be extenuating circumstances because her docket indicates her bail is 10% of $75,000. Bail is normally denied in homicide cases.
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**   The police press release (click here):

       Man Dies of Gunshot Wound Friday in Mountville 

     An incident Friday in Mountville resulted in the death of a man who was shot inside his home. Police were contacted Friday evening to respond to the 400 block of Hillside Drive for a dispute between 2 adults. The caller advised a verbal altercation was, or had taken place and one person had been shot. 
     West Hempfield Township police arrived at the scene and found Richard Williams, who had sustained a single gunshot wound. Williams died later at Lancaster General Hospital. 
     The homicide investigation is in relation to a domestic incident and there is no threat to the public. 
     Cherrelle Byrd has been charged with Criminal Homicide.  The investigation continues. The Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office is assisting West Hempfield Township police.
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CHARGED WITH HOMICIDE

*     Cherrelle Byrd, 34, has been charged with homicide after shooting her boyfriend, Richard Williams, in their home in Mountville last night (click here for the WGAL story).
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THINGS WHITE PEOPLE
DON’T HAVE TO THINK ABOUT

       The below is going around on social media:

* WHO STOLE THE MONEY? – 7

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— Have a happy and safe Friday! —
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*     Claire MIller, 14, waived her preliminary hearing this afternoon for the murder of her 19-year-old disabled sister Helen. Her case now moves to the Court of Common Pleas with her formal arraignment scheduled for May 14th.

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TEN MONTHS & COUNTING!

(Click here)
 
     LNP finally follows-up on the missing $150,000 from the drug task force! I have said repeatedly that I am going to concentrate on this and then something equally important always comes up. But next week I will concentrate on this and hopefully I will have help.
Please check back later today.

AFTERNOON UPDATE – * WHO WANTS A COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT?

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MOLLY IS RUNNING
FOR SCHOOL BOARD!

       
    Former County Commissioner and the author of “Pressed,” a book about LNP and their con center/Marriott Hotel, Molly Henderson is running as a Democrat for the School Board of Lancaster (she is pictured above at left).
     In an interesting and disturbing twist today, Mayor Danene Sorace posted that she has taken a “No Backroom Deals Pledge” (click here). That is just ridiculous. You should keep an eye on your husband and your Chief of Staff, Danene!
     I wonder how Molly and Danene get along? There will be much more on Sorace’s “Pledge” coming and also her relationship with LNP! What a liar!
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*     Following Saturday Night Live’s success with the Titanic, LNP executive editor Tom Murse decided the Titanic will sell papers! LOL!
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LNP WANTS A
COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT!

(REAL BAD!)

    A county health department will solve every woe in Lancaster County according to the LNP “editorial board.” Yup, they will hire only the best and top physicians and staff who will be dedicated and spend their days helping the disabled, those with Covid and the vaccine effort, they will take care of the lead problem with children and Lyme disease and the Chickenpox and they will do all these of things immediately and perfectly.
     Lancaster County will have no wants as long as there is a county health department! And LNP executive editor Tom Murse is no longer going to have a reporter cover Lancaster City Council Meetings. Nope. Who needs to know how they will finance the construction of two new fire stations? Who needs to know how the police department is trying to improve? Maybe the county health department can take care of all that and gun violence too! 
     Oh, and maybe a county health department can give LNP more money for their for-profit, off the tax-rolls downtown Marriott Hotel! Wow!
Please check back later today.

** – * I PAY TO READ – DO NOT BLOCK ME!

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PRELIMINARY HEARING
THIS FRIDAY, APRIL 16TH

Miller

     I have made it clear how I feel about the LNP series on “famous” murders and the current article on the murder of Laurie Show is sad, repetitive and ridiculous. 
     This coming Friday, Claire Miller, 14, is scheduled to have her preliminary hearing before District Judge David P. Miller for the charge of murdering her 19-year-old sister Helen. The woman who answered the phone in the judge’s office this afternoon said the hearing is still scheduled and it will be held in the county courthouse in courtroom A at 1:30 pm.
This will become a “famous” Lancaster County murder case. She will turn 15-years-old on May 18th.

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Campbell

**   Stephen Campbell, the Director of Public Works, needs to take a chill pill regarding personal delivery devices (PDD). For the third meeting in a row, this man talked and talked and talked about them. If the city has to approve every company that wants to use them it will be a paperwork nightmare. 
     And Tony Dastra raised an interesting point – if local restaurants choose to use them people could avoid the additional cost of a delivery service like Door Dash.
     The world is changing. Drone delivery and personal delivery devices will happen. Get a grip, Campbell.

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*    In the report of the mayor last night and her push for a county health department, Mayor Sorace said Lancaster County has more Chickenpox and Lyme disease than the rest of the state. How does she know this? Is it because of the Amish? Is it true? 
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SHAME ON LNP!

     The above is what I woke up to. I have to google how to disable my ad blocker if I decide I want to. And LNP’s lead article this morning is at left. This is unbelievable. So much happened at last night’s city council meeting, and they have this one topic that fits LNP’s agenda and was pre-written by a correspondent! Shame on LNP!
     From last night’s meeting – Tony Dastra wants to be on the Traffic Commission. Good! Put him on the Traffic Commission. And Patrick Hopkins answered his question from last week about how much the city paid Wacker Brewing Company to get out of a ridiculous lease. And there were very important reports from interim police chief John Bey and also the Gateway Mental Health program and their work with county police departments. 
     Someone else wrote the Mayor’s report on a county health department and I intend to find out who she plagiarized.
Click here to watch the video of last night’s meeting and please check back later today.

UPDATED – * DOES WACHINSKI NEED EDUCATING?

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COUNCIL MEETS TONIGHT

    Lancaster city council meets virtually tonight beginning at 6:30 pm. The (long) agenda is below and you can watch the livestream of the meeting on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).
     According to the agenda, interim Police Chief John Bey will give a “Police Bureau Progress Report.” What is that all about?
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*    Dauphin County District Judge David O’Leary is going to have a busy May 6th this year (he is pictured at left). Lancaster attorney Nick Wachinski, who this site reported had 18 warrants for his arrest out of O’Leary’s office last week, has pleaded not-guilty to the parking tickets and  summary trials on the tickets are all scheduled for May 6th at 1:00 pm. It should be a very interesting day in court.
     We will look at Wachinski’s tickets in Lancaster County shortly.
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WHO NEEDS SCHOOLING?   

    According to the “Minor Judiciary Education Board” website, Lancaster attorney Nicholas Wachinsky (pictured below) is a Board Member (click here). Wachinsky had over 20 warrants for his arrest for unpaid parking tickets and he is now embroiled in a legal controversy because he is the solicitor for both the Lancaster Constables Association and the competing company Constable Peace Keeping Detail LLC (click here).
     Should this man be involved with the education of District Judges?
    There will be an update on the warrants and Right-to-Know requests coming later today.
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WHAT IS UNDER…

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THE EAST KING
STREET FIRE STATION?

     I am switching up today, because the story to the left is now the lead story on Lancaster Online (click here).  Also, this is a new post because something odd happened when I tried to add this to this morning’s post (the joys of a website)!
     Remember at last week’s city council committee meeting when city Business Administrator Patrick Hopkins said they need a contingency fund for the new East King Street fire station because they don’t know what is under it (click here). 
     Hey Patrick, call Ground Penetrating Radar Systems (click here for their website). If they can do it for Bube’s Brewery they can do it for Lancaster City!
     How ridiculous and pathetic that people believe this man!
    I am sending Right-to-Know requests today regarding the situation with the constables and their one and the same lawyer for both organizations and the county and will update you tomorrow.

4-12 UPDATE – * PROFITING FROM THE PANDEMIC!

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4-12 UPDATE

WHO WILL INVESTIGATE?

     Will Lancaster County District Attorney Heather Adams investigate Constable Michael Chance (pictured below), Attorney Nicholas Wachinski and the politicians involved in granting no-bid contracts or will she turn the investigation over to the state Attorney General’s office?
      This comment in under this post:
     How could Attorney Nick Wachinski be representing two groups competing for the same contract, Constable Assoc and Constable Chances private company.
     1.7 Conflict of Interest: Current Clients
* Except as provided in paragraph (b), a lawyer shall not represent a client if the representation involves a concurrent conflict of interest. A concurrent conflict of interest exists if the representation of one client will be directly adverse to another client;
* Mandatory Withdrawal – A lawyer ordinarily must decline or withdraw from representation if the client demands that the lawyer engage in conduct that is illegal or violates the Rules of Professional Conduct or other law.

Please read the other excellent comments under this post and check back later today.

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HOW RICH IS CHANCE?

 

     Is Constable Michael Chance the highest paid elected official in Lancaster County? How much money is he raking in? I will be putting in Right-to-Know requests.
     According to county records, he owns the building at 602 West King Street which was formerly the Blue Star Hotel and is now Rieker Bottle Works. 
     The business, Reiker Bottle Works, is owned by his business partner and possible romantic interest, Paula Saxinger (click here for the LNP article shown above right).
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*** BREAKING NEWS ***

CROOKED CONSTABLES
AND NO-BID CONTRACTS

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     This story broke on this site yesterday in the comments under ‘WHERE IS LNP?” below, And look, there’s attorney Nicholas Wachinsky again! He had over 20 warrants for his arrest (click here). Why didn’t the constables arrest him? Has he paid those parking tickets?
Please check back later today.

UPDATED – GEORGIA ON MY MIND!

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     Time caught up with me as I try to get some Spring things done. And I’ll admit I’ve been listening to “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” for most of the afternoon. 
     Please read all the very interesting comments that came in today under the post immediately below and thank you very much to the commenters.
Please check back tomorrow as I think there may be some real excitement!
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WHAT THE DEVIL?

     Seen on Facebook! 
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