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  • SELECTIVE COURT CASES BY LNP!

    Posted on October 15th, 2018 Becky No comments

    RACE & LNP!

         I am going to repost the federal sexual harassment lawsuit against Lancaster County Motors, Inc. later today so that it is all in one post and not interrupted by other news stories.

    Powel

         Why isn’t LNP covering this federal lawsuit? I went back and checked the number of stories LNP did on Powel Steel, which was a private company owned by Steve Powell, who was also a long-time McCaskey basketball coach who died this June. And Powell was black.

         They did 14 stories between the announcement that he was filing for bankruptcy on February 19 of 2013 until January 23 of 2014 when they ran an article stating a judge had dismissed his bankruptcy. In all, 16 stories in less than a year on the struggles of a small, private company owned by a black man. 
         But LNP will not cover a timely, important and shocking sexual harassment lawsuit against a large Lancaster auto sales company. Amazing!
         The below is from January 3rd, 2014 on this site and the original is here.   
         
  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** “EVENTS THAT SHAPE LIFE”

    Posted on October 12th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

         I just received a threatening and harassing phone call from Lancaster County Motors, Inc. (717) 569-4514 at 3:44 pm! Unbelievable!

    YOU ARE A LIAR, TOM!

        

         Part of an ad LNP ran for themselves this summer. Tom Murse, LNP Managing Editor.

    The shocking sexual harassment lawsuit filed in federal court this Tuesday (click here).

          Where is LNP’s coverage? Why are they ignoring this shocking lawsuit? Shouldn’t the public know? Stay informed – read LIP News! You are a liar, Tom Murse!
    Please see the posts below for the lawsuit on this site and check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – THE DNA TECHNOLOGY IS HERE!

    Posted on October 11th, 2018 Becky 9 comments

    WOULD YOU BUY A
    CAR FROM THESE MEN?

             

    Clark Adams, Chief Operating Officer, left, and Frank Nolt, President of Lancaster County Motors, Inc.

         The “Relief Requested” in Katie Bacon’s federal lawsuit against Lancaster County Motors, Inc. is below. There will be more tomorrow.

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    **   The continuation of the “Operative Facts” portion of Katie Bacon’s federal lawsuit against Lancaster County Motors, Inc. is below (please see yesterday’s post immediately below for the beginning).

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    *     I sent an email through their website this morning asking if they have any comment on the federal lawsuit (see yesterday’s post). I’m waiting!

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    SOLVE MURDERS!

    (Click here)

         It is great that they can solve a 12-year-old burglary with DNA. It is past time to start solving all of the unsolved murders with DNA!
    Please check back later today when there will also be more on yesterday’s shocking sexual harassment lawsuit.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** USE OF FORCE

    Posted on October 10th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    —  I am not sure there is anything that can prepare you for opening a complaint in a lawsuit and reading what is below. LIP News will be back tomorrow. —

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    SHOCKING SEXUAL
    HARASSMENT LAWSUIT

         The below is the beginning of a shocking lawsuit filed in Federal Court yesterday: Katie Bacon v. Lancaster County Motors, Inc. of East Petersburg.

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    UPDATE WITH TEETH!

    UPDATE…..Charlie’s badge has been turned in!!! He was so happy that he was smiling from ear to ear! Thanks to everyone for spreading the word.
    Posted on the Lancaster City Police Department Facebook page (see yesterday’s post here).
         Yikes!

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    75% REDUCTION!

         “The Use of Force policy has been in effect since August 1st.
         …While we just have two months of data thus far, we have seen a reduction in about 75 percent in those two months regarding use of force incidents in the city.”
    Mayor Danene Sorace in her Report of the Mayor last night to city council (click here to view the entire meeting).

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – A MAN OF HIS WORD?

    Posted on October 9th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    LYING LYONS?

    — & HORSE THIEF? —    

        Wow I didn’t know you could postpone a hearing because “you’re not available”. Smh
    Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under the above story (click here).  
         This is very strange and Lyons had at least a month’s notice of today’s date. What could he be busy doing?
          I wonder if the two bail bondsmen who each put up $500,000 are getting nervous?
         Lyons is no longer living with his wife who is seeking a divorce. He is now living with his mother. When the Sheriff’s Office tried to serve him on September 17th in one of the many bankruptcy related filings the result is below:


    — NOT CHARLIE’S BADGE! —

        

         Yes, apparently someone stole Charlie’s badge! From the CrimeWatch entry there is this (click here): 
         On Thursday 04 October 2018, Off. Berry and Charlie were on mounted patrol in downtown Lancaster City. At some point during his patrol, Charlie’s badge holder came loose from the harness.
         Off. Herr was in the area of W. King St. and Prince St. and located the leather portion that held the badge, but the badge was missing and presumed to have been removed from the leather holder. 
         The bottom rocker portion of the badge is engraved “H-2”. We have included a photo of what the actual badge looks like in the leather holder. The missing/stolen item is the metal.
         It’s lucky that there are lots of Safety Coalition cameras in the area (please see the above insert from the camera map and the blue arrow was inserted indicating W. King and Prince Streets). Can the Lancaster City Police solve this crime? Will the cameras finally prove helpful?

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    *     Today, MAW has 10 employees, down from about 25 in April 2017. They’re divided between Reading and Lancaster, with Lancaster accounting for about half its business, he said.

    From the LNP article linked to below.

    Stuhldreher

          This is simply unacceptable and downright ridiculous reporting by Tim Stuhldreher and his LNP editors. What business do they have in Reading? I’ve been asking this question since March of last year and no one has answered it (click here):

         Where else has MAW “rolled out?” They created one hot spot downtown in the city of Reading! That’s it! Supposedly they have “institutional clients” and cellular companies using them but we have no idea who they are!
          You would think that after two years and over $5 million dollars, someone at LNP would directly ask MAW president Frank Wiczkowski: “Exactly what other business do you have?” And if they have all this business in Reading, why did they need a loan? And why didn’t they go to a bank for the loan?
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    $14,900 MONTHLY!

                            
        

         Last spring, when MAW began rolling out service to business and residential customers, the city loaned it $1.5 million for startup costs.
         The first payment was due this month; It was received Thursday, city business administrator Patrick Hopkins confirmed.
         The monthly installments of just over $14,900 are to continue over the next seven years. Asked if MAW will be able to make the payments, Wiczkowski said: “Absolutely.”
    From the September 16th LNP article (under the sidebar), “Some LanCity Connect customers lose service as PPL removes ‘unauthorized’ equipment,” (click here).
         LIP News will put in monthly Right to Know requests to make sure the city receives the payments.
    Please check back later today.   

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – BLATANT CONFLICT OF INTEREST!

    Posted on October 8th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    LAPDOGS!

         Also, a plug for our new email newsletter, Power & Policy, written by a team of watchdog reporters: Janesch [Sam Janesch, their political reporter, who he says will be posting updates tonight under the article], county government reporter Carter Walker and City Hall reporter Tim Stuhldreher.
    LNP editor Tom Murse posting under their debate article.
         Oh, my heavens! I don’t even have time for these lies and nonsense today. How long has Walker been out of college? And all I have to say about Stuhldreher is “MAW COMMUNICATIONS!” What a very sad joke.

    *   Let’s not forget the $30,000 bonus Beverly Steinman gave Roda in the form of a scholarship to her daughter from her tax-free fund (click here)! These Steinmans think they can get away with anything!
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    LNP: UNETHICAL AGAIN!

        
    (Click here for the above debate story, Barbara Hough Roda)
     
         “It will be moderated by Barbara Hough Roda, community liaison for LNP and LancasterOnline, and Tom Baldrige, president and CEO of the Lancaster Chamber.”
         Barbara Hough Roda should not be moderating this debate! Lloyd Smucker wrote the CRIZ specifically for LNP to give them millions of your dollars for their Marriott Hotel expansion. Beverly (Peggy) Steinman, LNP’s owner, has given Smucker thousands and thousands of dollars for his campaigns.
         This is another travesty from LNP!
    Please check back later today.
  • * I THINK I WANNA MARRY YOU!

    Posted on October 7th, 2018 Becky 8 comments
    *    The below events at the convention center are not filling the Marriott Hotel (click here). It will be used for 11 days in October and 10 days in November! (I wonder how much they are charging McCaskey for their homecoming.)
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    A KNOTTY SECRET!

         We stayed here for my best friend’s wedding. First off, when I booked, I ended up having to book a second night. When I called to change my reservation, the girl was very rude on the phone, and claimed the wedding wasn’t blocked off for Friday, just Saturday. So I would have to pay full price. When I told the bride, she said that was not the case. The groom ended up calling to change my booking. The couple called everyone who had booked from the wedding to make sure they got the negotiated price. Apparently I wasn’t the only one they tried to make pay the non-wedding rate.
    From a review of the Lancaster Marriott Hotel on Yelp from August of last year (click here).
         The “20/20” episode on the murder of Christy Mirack on Friday began by stating that Lancaster is a well known wedding destination.
         I learned this several years ago when I happened on Marriott reviews and everyone was there for a wedding. The convention center is not filling the Marriott and not the reason they are expanding – weddings are!
         Why is this such a secret?

  • “I’M NOT SURPRISED?”

    Posted on October 6th, 2018 Becky 12 comments

    NOBLE CHANGES HER TUNE

    A relative of Rowe’s current wife entered this photograph in an ABC-27 promotion/love/photo contest in 2014.
        
         Emily Noble dated Raymond Rowe for about a year in the mid-’90s and when she heard he was charged with criminal homicide, she said, “I’m shocked, but I’m not surprised.”
    ABC News, “Ex of DJ charged in teacher’s ’92 death says ‘How did I roll by unscathed?’  (click here).
         That’s not what she told LNP in July of 2018:
         “I go back to this place of asking, ‘Why not me?’ If he did it to her, why not me … ,” she said in a phone interview. “I don’t know, I don’t know. I don’t want to believe that he did this.”
         She said while Rowe was abusive and controlling, never did she imagine he would be capable of the crime he’s charged with.
    From the LNP article, “Woman who dated alleged killer Raymond ‘DJ Freez’ Rowe asks, ‘Why not me?’ ” (click here).    
         Why did Noble change her tune? And what was missing from last night’s “20/20?” Any mention of his three previous wives and almost no mention of his current wife.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – INCREDIBLE LNP HYPOCRISY!

    Posted on October 4th, 2018 Becky 4 comments
         I know you are probably tired of reading about former Police Chief Keith Sadler and his ex-wife’s book stating he beat her for years and the absolute hypocrisy of the LNP editorial board regarding it. I’m tired of writing about it!
         But it’s true and it’s absolutely awful and if Suzanne Cassidy, Tom Murse and Barbara Hough Roda of LNP think they can get away with their unbelievable cover-up because Sadler resigned for a new position before the new mayor came in, well, they are wrong and other news organizations will find out!
         There will be more tomorrow – including a list – because as Robert Field of NewsLanc.com writes, these individuals are guilty of so much hypocrisy and so much false reporting that it is unbelievable, unethical and inhumane.
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    **  Lancaster city police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser announced at a community forum Thursday that the unnamed, female officer who left the message was suspended without pay for an unspecified amount of time.
         …Berkihiser also said an officer who interacted with a witness during a July 5 arrest captured on video broke standards of conduct.
         A video shows an officer threatening to arrest a woman filming the incident.
         That officer also was not identified and also was suspended without pay for an unspecified amount of time, Berkihiser said.
    From the LNP article, “Canadian says suspension for Lancaster officer who left threatening voicemail is ‘step in the right direction’ but not enough,” (click here).
    Do not brag about the Lancaster City Police, LNP, with your absurd headline (see below)! Do not tell me that they are “among best in U.S.” We still do not know the identity of the female officer who left the message and for exactly how long she was suspended. And she should be fired!
         And while the second incident is obviously Detective Nathan Nickel, he has never been formally named by the police and he also assaulted a prone, incapacitated suspect on the ground in the same video. He has probably been using excessive force and intimidating civilians for years!
         This is very disturbing and yet no one; not the mayor or city council or LNP is demanding answers!
    [Editor’s note: While the police were discussing de-escalation methods and tactics, Councilwoman Janet Diaz specifically asked about “hostage situations.” Chief Jarrad Berkihiser was evasive and did not really answer her question but I need to listed to the live-stream again and be more specific about his reply in light of the recent police shooting death of Ricardo Avenia (“Macho”).  But good for Diaz!]

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    *    To read the full NewsLanc article – click here. City Councilwoman Janet Diaz live-streamed last night’s Police Use of Force meeting and you can watch it on her Facebook page – click here.

    & BEST IN U.S.?

         I am having internet connection problems this morning. But coming later today, these stories!

     

     

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – DISCRIMINATION?

    Posted on October 3rd, 2018 Becky 5 comments

         Important Meeting tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 in City Hall (click here for the Facebook page for the event).

    ***  Apparently Randy Patterson decided by himself in July that there would be no more food carts. Why? Did it apply to everyone? Who gave him the authority?

     

    **   LIP News has exclusively obtained the below recent Attorney – Client Agreement. The names have been redacted at this time.

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    *  You would think Randy would have more important things to worry about! Like that $1.5 million dollar loan the city gave to MAW Communications that will never be paid back!

    PATTERSON LIES AGAIN!

           

         “There are no other permitted carts out there,” Randy Patterson, director of economic development and neighborhood revitalization, told City Council at Monday’s committee meeting.
         “It makes no sense to me to have a city ordinance to address a single cart in a single location,” he said.
         City Council concurred, and gave Patterson the go-ahead to draft an ordinance that would eliminate the food cart ordinance for downtown.
    From today’s LNP article, “Lancaster city looks to eliminate little-used downtown food cart permits,” (click here).
         Really, Randy? Suddenly you are worried about an ordinance that you claim no one is using? Does it have anything to do with this video and recent developments?

     

    Please check back later today.

  • UPDATE – ** – * ARE THEY SERIOUS?

    Posted on October 2nd, 2018 Becky No comments

         The Caucus will continue and will now also be offered as a digital, subscription edition (click here).  What a disgrace! There will be more tomorrow.

     

    **   The LNP article, “LNP, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, team up to cover Pennsylvania state government,” is now online – click here.

    The Money Man!

    *   Speaking of “investigative reporting,” there was a long city council committee meeting last night (you can watch it here). And as always, LNP reporter Tim Stuhldreher had lots of questions. Oh, this man is always asking about the money!
         And yet, he couldn’t figure out that MAW Communications owns a building valued at $89,000 in Reading and Lancaster City gave them a loan for $1.5 million dollars! Amazing!
         A review of his latest article and LNP’s editorial about MAW Communications/LanCity Connect is coming!

    IMPOSSIBLE TO UNDERSTAND!

    A front page headline in today’s LNP print edition.

        You have to be an investigative reporter to try and understand this article (not currently online that I could find). Will the Caucus still exist? I honestly don’t know! There is also talk of “Spotlight PA” and the “PA Post.”
         I will read this about fifteen more times and see if I can figure it out! When it goes online I will link and maybe you can help me out! Yikes!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * WHERE IS LNP?

    Posted on October 1st, 2018 Becky 8 comments

      —  To Be Continued tomorrow. —

    A COMPLETE SHAM!

     

          Brett Hambright, spokesman for District Attorney Craig Stedman, has been tweeting today about a ceremony at LGH this morning about domestic violence. In the above he quotes DA Craig Stedman and Lancaster City Police Chief Jarrad Berkihiser as follows:
    —    Stedman: Children in domestic violence settings are forgotten victims. “What they see, what they hear” have ‘profound effect.’
    — Berkihiser: Domestic violence, unfortunately, “still widely accepted” in our communities.
         That’s touching, guys. Why didn’t either of you speak up about former Police Chief Keith Sadler whose ex-wife has written a book stating he beat her for years?
         And the way they got away with it: Because LNP decided to use their extreme power as the only news source in Lancaster County to withhold that information from the public so as not to embarrass Mayor Gray who was supporting and shoveling them money for their convention center/hotel. Unbelievable – but true!

    *****

    **  On the same Sunday night, September 16th, that a Lancaster City Police Officer shot and killed Ricardo Avenia, there was another shooting (click here for the police press release a portion of which is below):
         On Sunday 16 September 2018 at approximately 2241 hrs. Officers from Lancaster City and assisting Police agencies from Lancaster County responded to the 500 blk. Green St. for a report of a shooting. 
         Upon arrival, Officers found a male with a gunshot wound to the area of his neck/ face. The victim was conscious and walking and held a towel on the injury. The male was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The injury does not appear to be life threatening. 
         While clearly overshadowed by the police involved shooting, there has not been another word about this! Where does the investigation stand? What is the man’s condition today?

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    “CRITICAL BUT STABLE”

    *    The first arriving Officer located a male who was walking toward the Police cruiser. The male, a 24 year old resident of Lancaster City, was holding a tee shirt to his neck and was bleeding from a gun shot wound to his neck. 
    From the police press release just issued (click here).

    13-YEAR-OLD SHOT?

    Click here for the Facebook page. 

         WGAL has a brief piece up on the shooting last evening at about 6:30 pm at Manor and Old Dorwart Streets (click here).
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – A DISGRACE TO ALL WOMEN!

    Posted on September 28th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    WHITE PRIVILEGE
    OR POLICE STUPIDITY?

         At the quad apartment shared by Garvey and Stinar, police said they seized over 1 pound of marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol edibles and tetrahydrocannabinol wax, along with packaging materials, digital scales, cash, drug paraphernalia and a digital safe.
         Both men were cooperative at the scene, police said. Garvey is from Middletown, New Jersey. Stinar is from Forest Hill, Maryland.
         …Warrants have been issued for their arrest, police said. Attorneys for both have communicated with police, according to a news release issued by Elizabethtown police Friday.
    From today’s LNP story, “Former Elizabethtown College students charged after police find drugs in campus apartment ,” (click here).
         Why weren’t they arrested on the scene? Is it because they were “cooperative” or is it because they are white or because they live on a college campus or all of the above? Warrants have been issued for their arrest? Unbelievable!

    *****
     **  I am simply going to put this out there. There is a story on the original LIP News site called “Charlie’s Promise.”
         It’s a true story about an astonishing boy I met and fell in love with at a summer camp in 1972.
         That fall he attended Dartmouth College and I attended Hartwick College. I went “up” to Dartmouth about once a month. He joined a fraternity. The stories I could tell. I used to go back to Hartwick and tell my friends I couldn’t tell them what happened while I was “up there” – they wouldn’t believe me.
         But there was something he told me over the phone that stands out. He said they had a party and invited what he said was a “stripper” or a “prostitute.” He said there was a line up the steps to the room she was in.
         We never really discussed it further. He wasn’t in the line. It was the 70’s and we had so much else to talk about.
         At the time, I just hoped it wasn’t a random girl they got drunk – which happened a lot. Nothing makes it okay and my boyfriend was also disgusted but it was part of the “culture” that was Dartmouth back then. 
         So do I believe Julie Swetnick’s description of what went on at Brett Kavanaugh’s elite all boy’s school? Oh, you better believe it. The question is: Did Kavanaugh participate?

    IT’S NOT GROWTH!

    *    A tweet by former LNP sports editor and now deputy opinion editor(!) Chris Otto several days ago.

         I did not see Otto respond to the question, but maybe it’s because to work at racist LNP, you also have to throw all the journalism principles and ethics you ever learned out the window! Their prior digital editor and social media manager both went to the Reading Eagle. And with their new paywall, it is surely not growth!

    A PROVEN LIAR!

          

    Today’s LNP editorial in print (not currently online) and Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy.
        
         LNP Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy is a proven liar. A flat-out liar. Why would anyone believe a word this woman says? Why in the world should this liar tell the people of Lancaster County daily what they should and should not believe or do? 
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    Click here for “A TERRIBLE LYING START… BY SUZANNE CASSIDY” from September of 2014 on this site and check back later today.
  • – NOT A MENTION OF RACE!

    Posted on September 27th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    — OMG! This is a sob fest! —

    — Watching Brett Kavanaugh this afternoon. —

    KEEP ON TAKING VIDEOS!

    From today’s LNP article titled online, “Q&A: Lancaster police chief discusses community relations after fatal officer-involved shooting,” (click here).    

         Videos have caught your police acting very, very badly in the last several months. What you see in those Facebook live videos is the truth.
    Please check back later today.

    [Editor’s note: This post has been edited to make the quote larger and more readable.]

  • * WHO REALLY WROTE IT?

    Posted on September 25th, 2018 Becky 1 comment

    —  I have been watching Cosby coverage all afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.  —

    NAME GAMES?

         Why does LNP reporter Tom Knapp have a byline on this story (click here)? Who actually wrote it and what is missing from “his” story?
         And LNP seems to be having trouble with basic bylines to begin with. The story featured on this site yesterday has a byline of Jeff Hawkes on Lancaster Online (see below). But in this morning’s print edition, the exact same story has a byline of Heather Stauffer (also see below). So who actually wrote it and why doesn’t LNP know?    

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – A LOT OF ADVERTISING REVENUE FOR LNP?

    Posted on September 24th, 2018 Becky 7 comments

    YOU’RE AT LNP!

                      

              Editor Tom Murse        Reporter Jeff Hawkes

    —  Tom, Jeff here.
    —  What can I do for you, Jeff?
    —  Can I state that the man whose body was found was arrested in a prostitution sting in July? We wrote about it and his picture was in the paper and online.
    —  No, Jeff. We’ve talked about this. The District Attorney’s office has not stated that so we cannot publish it.
    —  But it’s public information, Tom! Anyone can google his name and find it. And a well known and respected citizen did just that and published a link to it under my story! And a picture might jog someone’s memory!
    —  Jeff, you know we have a deal with the DA’s office. We don’t print it until they tell us to! That’s the way LNP works! Forget about good journalism and the whole watchdog thing! You’re at LNP, dammit! We control this town because we control the news the public gets! Never forget that!

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    ****  Someone finally posted the link on Lancaster Online – the man found dead Saturday morning by the New Danville Pike, Ronel Villanueva-Mejias, was arrested in a prostitution sting in July of this year (click here). He also pleaded guilty to drug charges last year.

    Ronel Villanueva-Mejias

    ***  9:34 am –  CBS 21 is live in the courthouse awaiting the arrival of Bill Cosby for his sentencing (click here).

    **   I think this entry from the Columbia Borough Police Department on CrimeWatch is very interesting considering the police shooting death involving domestic violence and a gun in Lancaster last Sunday night (click here):

    *****

    *     Sigh. And then LNP reporter Tom Knapp has to chime in with this:
          You’re right, Stan, it’s a grocery store. But people are happy and excited about something, and these days that’s a good thing to see. Even if it’s something comparatively minor.
          Oh, just shove it, Tom! I’m as happy and excited as can be on this rainy Monday without Wegmans. This week is going to be chock full of very important news! Wow!

    DANCING IN THE AISLES?

    A headline in today’s LNP print edition on page A-3 about yesterday’s opening of Wegmans.

          No, it’s a grocery story. As a commenter stated under the online article (click here): 
         Seriously. Wegmans was their lead front page story both Saturday and Sunday. Enough!
    Please check back later today.

  • THE ENTIRE LNP EDITORIAL BOARD…

    Posted on September 20th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    SHOULD RESIGN!

    DESPICABLE LIARS! —

        From today’s LNP editorial, “On domestic violence, a police-involved shooting and our response as a community,” (click here).       

              Oh, I don’t believe you LNP editorial board – why not make the domestic abuser the Chief of Police?

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    Click here for the original of the above from July 29, 2012 and please check back later today.

  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE – DID MACHO HAVE TO DIE?

    Posted on September 19th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    *    Sunday’s fatal police-involved shooting in southeast Lancaster doesn’t have to be a setback for police-community relations, but an opportunity for the city to continue to work on those relationships, a city spokesman said Wednesday.
    The opening sentence to LNP’s late afternoon article by Lindsey Blest that is now the lead story on their website, “Lancaster mayor’s office addresses community tension after police-involved shooting,” (click here).
         Who is the city spokesman, Lindsey? You quote Chief of Staff Matt Johnson repeatedly throughout the article. Was it him or someone else and why don’t you tell us who said it? This is unacceptable journalism! Identify the “spokesman” that you open your blatantly slanted story with!

    “EXPERIENCED
    AN OCCUPATION!”

         A commenter sent a link to a very strong piece by Kevin Ressler in The Mennonite (the beginning is immediately below and click here for his entire post). Please take the time to read it and it’s not too early to say, “Kevin Ressler for Mayor!”
         Below that is a notice from the City of Lancaster for a meeting for input on the police use of  force (click here for the Facebook event page). It is on Wednesday, October 3rd from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in city hall. Also included is an excellent comment from a city resident.

    [Editor’s note: There is an LNP editorial about MAW and LanCity Connect today (click here) and of course there is Sunday’s article as well. I’m coming to it!]

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    POLICE BRUTALITY?

         The girlfriend of Ricardo Avenia (“Macho”) who was shot and killed by police on Sunday took to social media last evening to tell her side.

    And there y’all have it his own wife speak the truth the only one that could #justiceformacho

    Posted by Jessica Nichole on Tuesday, September 18, 2018

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * WHO IS ACCOUNTABLE?

    Posted on September 18th, 2018 Becky 5 comments

    TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE!

         “Second, we must talk about the issue of domestic violence in our homes and our neighborhoods. It was the pleas of two children yelling from a window, worrying that their mother would be killed, that brought police to the home on Pershing Avenue.
    Over half of the woman killed in our country every year, are killed by intimate partner violence. This is totally unacceptable,” Sorace [Mayor Danene Sorace] said.

    From today’s LNP story, “Woman held at gunpoint by man shot, killed by Lancaster police filed PFA against him in 2015,” (click here).
         Mayor Sorace has the nerve to say this when she didn’t do or say one thing about former Police Chief Keith Sadler for years? 
        The original and full post of the below screenshot from this site is here. And if anyone on the LNP editorial board; Suzanne Cassidy, Tom Murse or Barbara Hough Roda is even thinking about writing an editorial about domestic violence, I will do my absolute best to expose you as the lying, disgusting hypocrites you really are!
         Also from the above post linked to on this site there is this:
         Rick Gray lied to the public to get into office. He flat-out lied. And he has been lying ever since. He and LNP made a deal: Keep the money flowing into LNP’s pockets and they would use their enormous power as the monopoly source of news in Lancaster County to protect him and never criticize a thing about him or his administration.
    His office failed to properly vet Police Chief Keith Sadler and LNP has lied to the public for years, hiding the fact that his ex-wife wrote a book stating he beat her for years.

    *******      

    *    A quick note: This is the first sentence of a comment into this site:
         Why would the county coroner’s office run a toxicology test on someone who committed suicide.
         I am responding under the thread, “& RESIGN, DIAMANTONI!” (click here).

    A MINORITY-MAJORITY CITY!

         A frame from one of the videos of the police shooting death of Ricardo Avenia (“Macho”) on Sunday night.

         How did the Lancaster City Police Force come to look like this? Who is responsible?
    Please check back later today.

  • “GIVEN COVER BY LNP”

    Posted on September 16th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    COSTING US MILLIONS!

         The fact that LNP  put “unauthorized” in quotes in their online headline tells you all you need to know about this article (click here). The attachments were not authorized!
         The one comment under the article on Lancaster Online has been there since early this morning and is simply excellent. There will be much more tomorrow.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * & RESIGN, DIAMANTONI!

    Posted on September 14th, 2018 Becky 11 comments

    NOT ACCEPTABLE!

         “I guess I missed putting them on,” he said.
         This was Coroner Stephen Diamantoni’s response to LNP for his failure to disclose payments on financial interest filings required by state law.
         And LNP has not demanded his resignation? Unbelievable.
    There will be more on this and the editorial that begins this post tomorrow.

    EXTERNAL EXAMINATION?

         Strenck, 47, of South Carolina, died in his cell, according to Diamantoni. His death was ruled a suicide after an external examination at the coroner’s office, Diamantoni said.
    From the LNP article, “Coroner rules inmate death at Lancaster County Prison a suicide,” (click here).
    **   “An external examination?” Did Coroner Diamantoni do toxicology testing? Will there be a follow-up by LNP?
         This alleged suicide disappeared from the news after this one article and according to LNP the Lancaster Police, Commissioner Josh Parsons and Prison Warden Cheryl Steberger declined to comment. Why? It’s their job!
         Strenck was charged with a slew of horrific sexual crimes against children and all of those charges had been held over for Common Pleas Court at his preliminary hearing the day before. But the public should know how he was able to allegedly commit suicide and whether drugs were involved. 
         Did Diamantoni do toxicology tests? This is basic journalism, LNP!

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    LIFE & DEATH DECISIONS!

    Diamantoni

         The Lancaster County coroner, a practicing physician, accepted thousands of dollars from pharmaceutical companies but failed to disclose the payments on financial interest filings as required by state law, an LNP investigation found.
    The opening sentence to LNP’s, “County Coroner fails to disclose thousands in pharmaceutical company payments,” (click here).   
    *    LNP wrote front page editorials calling for William Murry to resign because they alleged that he and the Manheim Township School Board broke the Sunshine Law. The board, including Murry, are unpaid and volunteer their time.
         Coroner Diamantoni is a highly paid and extremely important public official and he broke the law and will hopefully be charged. Why isn’t LNP demanding that he resign?

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    HALF-ASSED JOURNALISM! – 2

         This is from Sunday’s LNP editorial titled online, “Meeting over magisterial district court proposal shows the need for civility in our public discourse,” (click here).

         Oh, there is so much to say about this horsesh*t – and I will – but on the most childish level it reminds me of when then Manheim Township School Board President William Murry used the word “half-assed” and mature LNP reporters and Suzanne Cassidy, the opinion editor, lost it (see below).
         And speaking of Murry and LNP’s front page editorials demanding he resign, why isn’t LNP demanding that Coroner Stephen Diamantoni resign?
         The below is from February of 2016 (click here for the original) and please check back later today.

  • * THE MAYOR’S VOICE WAS LOST!

    Posted on September 12th, 2018 Becky No comments

    AFTERNOON UPDATE –  Tony Dastra has put up the mayor’s report with audio from last night’s city council meeting and Mayor Sorace does not mention MAW or LanCity Connect.at all (click here).
         There will be much more tomorrow including more of “DANENE & TOM TALK!”

    *****

    WHERE’S THE OVER
    $5 MILLION DOLLARS
    THE CITY GAVE MAW, LNP?

    From former mayor Art Morris’ website which he has since taken down. Actually, the city gave LNP over $9 million for the tower because LNP came back and asked for even more of your money!

    *    In remarks immediately before the vote, Councilwoman Danene Sorace called the deal a “fair gamble” for the city.
    From the October 12, 2016 LNP article, “Lancaster City Council approves $30M Marriott hotel expansion,” (click here).
         Less than three months after Sorace took the lead with council to give LNP millions of dollars for their Marriott expansion, she announced her run for mayor and was guaranteed that LNP would support her and give her nothing but good press from there on! And LNP has made good on that deal. The notion that LNP is your “community newspaper” and your “watchdog” is  obviously totally incorrect and sadly absurd and has been for years. 

    *******

    DID SHE UPDATE MAW?

    Posted this morning by Tony Dastra on his “See-Thru City – Lancaster, PA” Facebook page.

         At the end of last night’s city council meeting, as Mayor Sorace was giving her report, the sound was lost. Apparently it will be posted on the city’s website later today. It is unknown if she gave a much needed update on MAW and LanCity Connect.
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – WHERE’S THE $5 MILLION, CHARLOTTE? – 2

    Posted on September 11th, 2018 Becky 9 comments

    THE POWER OF THE PRESS!

    — DANENE & TOM TALK —

        

    —  Tom, Mayor Danene Sorace here! How are things?
    —  Crazy as ever here, Danene! We have surveys up so our readers can pick their favorite kind of apple and their favorite ice cream place. The news just never stops!
    —  I’m surprised you have any readers left after you put up the paywall, Tom, your newspaper is so awful! That’s good for me though and no offense meant, of course.
    —  That’s why we have surveys, Danene. We think and hope people will pay us $9.99 a month so they can tell us their favorite apple and ice cream place. Of course, that’s if MAW hasn’t shut down their internet service. How can I help you today?
    —  It’s about MAW, Tom. I just wanted to thank you for totally ignoring this disaster! The public will never know that we threw over $5 million dollars of their money down the drain. I really, really appreciate it, Tom!
    —  That’s the power of the press, Danene! We promised we’d take care of you – just like we did with the Dick and his cronies for 12 long years. You have no idea how hard we had to work to make that man look good!
    To Be Continued…

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    LIAR OR INCOMPETENT?

    Katzenmoyer

         I posted the below on Friday (click here for the original)!  Guess what? It turned out to be fiction! Charlotte Katzenmoyer had to issue a correction (see yesterday afternoon’s “BREAKING NEWS” immediately below).
         Did Charlotte lie or did she check her desk or did PP&L give her a call? This level of incompetence and arrogance in city hall has cost the taxpayers over $5 million dollars and they have absolutely nothing to show for it.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * WHERE DID THE MONEY GO?

    Posted on September 10th, 2018 Becky 2 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

         Charlotte Katzenmoyer just posted the below on the “Northeast Neighbors United” Facebook page. MAW is breaking a court order!Unbelievable.

    CONTACT DA STEDMAN!

    *    Call or email the District Attorney’s office and request an immediate investigation! 

          bhambright@co.lancaster.pa.us; 717-295-2041     

        
         Last week DA Craig Stedman arrested and charged Jeffrey B. Lyons with stealing $1 million from his employer, Worley & Obetz.  Frank Wiczkowski, president of MAW Communications, has stolen $4.7 million dollars from the public.
    *********

    INVESTIGATE THIS FRAUD!

          Will LNP ever investigate and report the truth???
         Is this a prosecutable fraud offense for the DA’s office to investigate???
         Where did the money go?????
         Questions, questions, questions….will LNP provide any answers???
    Part of a comment in under the post immediately below.
         People are now suddenly losing their LanCity Connect internet coverage and still no coverage by LNP! Unbelievable.
         The below is from January 26th of this year and it has just gotten worse (click here for the original)! When is this fraud going to be investigated?
    Please check back later today.

    *****

  • 9-9-18 UPDATE – HOW LANCASTER SPENT OVER $5 MILLION AND GOT…

    Posted on September 8th, 2018 Becky 4 comments

    IT’S NOT RISKY!

    UPDATE 9-9-18
    *
          The loan terms will allow the city to take over the fiber network outright should MAW default, Hopkins [Patrick Hopkins, Director of Administrative Services] said. It could then hire another firm to manage it.
         Lancaster also would have liens on MAW’s other assets and LanCity Connect revenues and potentially could recover other MAW revenues in the event the company folded while still owing the city money.
    From the LNP article, “Official: It’s not risky for city to put up money for LanCity Connect broadband, and here’s why,” (click here).

    Hopkins

        

    Let’s examine this in detail:

      There is no “fiber network” to “take over” and the little that was installed is being taken down under court order.
    —   How much revenue is LanCity Connect bringing in that the city can put a lien against? The last we heard they had about 100 business and personal customers (and some of those are being disconnected by PP&L). If they purchased the highest tier – “$124.64 a month after fees,” rounding to $125 that’s $12,500 a month and $150,000 a year. Of course they still have to pay a customer service person and an accounting person and apparently still pay Favyan Asia who states he is the “lead network engineer” at MAW Communications. That’s not going to recover the $1.5 million dollar loan!
      What are MAW’s other assets the city can take? We know they own a building in Reading assessed at $89,000. We don’t know what other assets they have but I will put in a Right to Know request for the list because certainly the city would not have loaned them $1.5 million without a list of assets!
    —  What other revenue does MAW have coming in that the city can take to pay back the $1.5 million dollar loan? We don’t know (it has been suggested that Lancaster is their only “customer”) but I will put in a Right to Know request for their revenue sources and amounts since certainly the city would not have loaned them $1.5 million dollars without having reviewed many years of their financial statements and knowing their actual revenue stream down to the penny!

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    ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! – 2

         The below is an excellent, well-researched review of MAW Communications and LanCity Connect’s history by city resident Billy Weisser. He posted this on the “Northeast Neighbors United” Facebook page. Everyone should read it! Everyone.
          LNP’s complete silence on this over $5 million waste of taxpayer’s dollars is appalling, shameful and inexcusable.