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     Why didn’t LNP cover David Smucker’s arrest and charges. CBS-21, Fox-43 and PennLive all did. Is it because he’s Amish or his last name is Smucker or a little of both?

***  CBS-21 did a story on David Smucker and states the charges include incest and all of the girls are his relatives (click here).** Wow!

(Click here)


*     I received an email yesterday (thank you) regarding the below docket and stating this:
       This Amish Pervert was locked up March 8 – 24 felony charges 12 F1
       LNP has been silent — to protect tourist business. 
      I don’t know why we haven’t heard about this case but David Smucker is 74 years old and his bail is $2 million cash. How many children were involved? How long has he been doing this? Where is the coverage of this case?



     The city finally posted the livestreams of the March 12th city council meeting to their YouTube channel (click here). I have a lot to listen to as several important votes were taken that night and I need to carefully listen to Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser’s report on the police and their attempts to diversify the force.
      City Council meets again tonight at 7:30 pm and we’ll see if they can livestream it! On the agenda, a Human Relations Commission update (click here).
Please check back later today.


  1. Layne Kisster says:

    Accused Amish child molester David Smucker has been removed from LCP and now resides at Whispering Hope-a facility for Amish and Mennonite sex offenders run by…Amish and Mennonites. Guess what DA running for judge help facilitate this transfer?

  2. Cooter says:

    People of Lancaster on FB wrote a post shaming LNP for not reporting on this Smucker guy, and then LNP put an article up not even 30 minutes later. LNP literally follows a satire site for news leads.

  3. Layne Kisster says:

    Easy huh? Because Lancaster County is coming up on tourist season. People don’t want to plan their vacation on gawking at child molesting puppy mill operator’s

  4. huh? says:

    I had forgotten about Smucker the politician. Is there any way that they are related and the LNP is avoiding the story?

    And why has the DA not addressed this publicly? Or Hambright?

  5. OnTheBeachByNoon says:

    Where did he live? How do you know he’s amish?

  6. Anon says:

    Ck out date of all charges… Going on for years?

    • Becky says:

      According to the CBS-21 story linked to on the home page:

      According to police investigation, Smucker committed the alleged crimes between 2014 and 2018.

      So apparently they are listing the “Offense Date” back to when it first began/they remembered it.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Meanwhile, an LNP headline says, “Women pleads guilty to giving birth…”
    I guess boys will be boys and girls will be girls.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Re: Smollett – I’m guessing the Cook County prosecutor isn’t corrupt, isn’t running for judge, doesn’t need to grandstand, doesn’t pander to cops, and decided “justice” would be better served with mental health treatment rather than public excoriation. Good for him/her!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Wonder why he was charged? That’s just a typical day on an Amish farm. We all know that.

  10. huh? says:

    I am just about speechless. And that doesn’t happen very often. A docket with charges longer than my arm and TWO MILLION DOLLARS bail? That is a true holy shit moment.

    In Lancaster if you’re from Ghana, article upon article about an alleged infanticide vs. stillbirth. But you can ruin young children for life and not a newspaper peep. And for the law to get involved means that someone reported Smucker. Finally. At age 74, this man if guilty has been ruining children for decades

  11. Layne Kisster says:

    Well. Yes. It IS so fun! Tee-hee.

  12. Layne Kisster says:

    I’m very shocked that LNP didn’t report on the Amish child molester. The P is usually so on top of things. Say. Did you read their piece on chicken n waffles?

    • Becky says:

      I missed their chicken n waffles story 🙁 – but their lead story right now is “20 ways to tell if you are from Lancaster County” and they state:

      This article was previously published, but it’s so fun, we’ve brought it out again.

      And they think people are going to pay money to read them????