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  • HOPKINS WASTED A LOT OF MONEY – AGAIN!

    Posted on August 23rd, 2017 Becky No comments

    THE SHOOTING
    OF GREGORY BAYNE


         There was a city council meeting last night and you can watch it here (thank you again to Tony Dastra for live-streaming these meetings).

         Yes, Edward Woestman told city council he wants the statue of Christopher Columbus removed but council told him it is on county property (click here).
         Patrick Hopkins whined and complained and council president John Graupera told him there was no need to apologize when in fact there was.
         Randy Patterson did a song and dance for a business and the police want a grant to update their interview rooms.
         And as I watched these mindless fools, I thought of a Facebook post I read by a former council member who actually has a conscience. Maybe he will run again?

     Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – CORRUPTION EVERYWHERE!

    Posted on August 21st, 2017 Becky 10 comments

    LNP: STINKARDS INDEED!

         The eclipse did strange things to people. Yes, instead of doing their “relentless, independent investigative reporting,” on, oh say, State Senator Scott Martin, the LNP reporters at The Caucus were asking that all important, urgent and penetrating question: What if George Washington tweeted! 
         Yes, I looked up the words and to the best of my ability “gollumpuses” means large, clumsy fellows and “fustilarians” are low fellows, stinkards and scoundrels. Hmmm… sound like anyone we know?

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    A PRETTY PENNY?

         

         This very important comment in yesterday (thank you):
         Becky – this is totally off topic but an important story.
         Scott Martin has his hand in the pipeline cookie jar and introducing legislation to curb anti-pipeline demonstrators.
         Do you think the LNP will cover this? I guess that honeymoon must have cost a pretty penny.
         No, I don’t think LNP will cover it! They are liars and thieves and Scott Martin saved their convention center/Marriott Hotel for them!
    Click here for, “Exclusive: PA Lawmaker Working to Curb Pipeline Protestors Tied to Shadow Lobbyists for Company Behind Project.”

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    REPEATED INCOMPETENCE!

    Mark Pugliese

         Regarding the police transmission encryption – I don’t know a lot about West Hempfield Township police Chief Mark Pugliese, who heads the county chiefs association and is leading the charge for encryption, but I do know the following:

    —  Years ago, when I distributed the special edition of LIP – “INCEST TRAGEDY” – he called and threatened me with a $300 fine for littering. Pugliese also put it in writing. Several years later, after I started this site, he denied ever doing that. That was a flat-out lie and I don’t like or trust liars.
    —  The son of a West Hempfield police officer, Devin Gardill, was charged in a violent home invasion for drugs in which he and a friend impersonated police officers. Gardill was allowed to finished high school and was sentenced to six months in boot camp.
    —  The West Hempfield police conducted a less than 11 hour investigation into the shooting death of 15-year-old Ibram Hanna in Mountville by 17-year-old George Rosado. The case was closed the same day Hanna was shot and the police and the DA’s office wanted to try Rosado as a juvenile.
    —  In the horrific abuse case of the puppy Hennessey, a West Hempfield police officer went to interview his owner, Mario S. Crawley, and said he was such a nice guy he couldn’t have done it. Crawley pleaded guilty.
    —  Very recently, West Hempfield police officer Bradley Rohrbaugh was “let go” and charged with insurance fraud.

         Maybe the people of West Hempfield Township need protection from Pugliese and his officers!

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    TRANSPARENCY &
    ACCOUNTABILITY?

    John R. Michener – Chief of the Southern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (click here for his biography on CrimeWatch).

         He had a felony warrant stemming from last week and the same officer who charged him had gone to the mobile home to arrest him, Hambright said. Details of the charges weren’t immediately available.
         The unnamed officer was invited inside the home where Sensenig and a woman engaged in a cordial conversation.
    From the LNP article, “Police identify man who killed himself as officer served arrest warrant in Conestoga Twp.” (click here).    
          So, the LNP reporter could not look up the charges and see which officer had filed the charges? It’s public information and yet LNP would not release it? 
         And today they have the unmitigated gall to talk about “transparency and accountability” in their editorial about the encryption of police transmissions (click here)?
         The charging officer is listed as the Chief – John R. Michener – and he should not have given the deceased the opportunity to commit suicide. Period.
         LNP’s refusal to do their job and name him and hold him accountable is the main reason there is so much corruption on all levels in Lancaster County.
    Please check back later today.  

  • IT’S PUBLIC INFORMATION, LNP!

    Posted on August 19th, 2017 Becky 12 comments

    PROTECTING THE POLICE!

     Posted as a comment on Lancaster Online under the story, “Police identify man who killed himself as officer served arrest warrant in Conestoga Twp.,” (click here).

         Yes, John R. Michener is listed as the arresting officer on Patrick Gregory Sensenig’s docket.
         The “reporter,” Jonas Fortune, is fairly new to LNP, but if he hasn’t learned how to look up a docket he should be fired immediately. He is not “allowed” by his editors to publish information that is public and available to all!
         Unbelievable and disgusting but that is the way LNP works! It is unconscionable and an absolute disgrace to journalism and everything it should stand for.
    There will be more later today.        

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – * SUE THEM AGAIN!

    Posted on August 18th, 2017 Becky 4 comments

    HAMBRIGHT MEANS TROUBLE!


         When the District Attorney’s spokesman, Brett Hambright, shows up at a crime scene you know there’s trouble. Apparently DA Craig Stedman couldn’t make it because he’s at an Animal Law Conference in Philly today.
         Anyway, a police officer is in hot water – click here for LNP’s, “Man kills self as police officer serves arrest warrant at Conestoga Township home,” and make sure to read the comments underneath.   
         Will the DA release the name of the officer?  Will the DA comment on how the officer handled the situation?
         Time will tell and condolences to the family and friends of the deceased. 
    Have a safe and happy Friday and please check back tomorrow.

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    *    The following Right to Know requested was submitted to the county this morning.

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    TELL THE TRUTH, ALEX!

          Scathing? Obviously LNP either did not read or did not understand the audit (I am going with number two) . One procedural error by the Board noted in the audit. There is no connective tissue between the actual audit finding and The Auditor General’s news conference ‘performence’. Come on Alex, be more through and complete in your reporting /headline writing!
    Posted by Mark Anderson, the Manheim Township school board president, on Lancaster Online under the LNP “insider” article by Alex Geli, “Manheim Township adopts corrective action plan in response to scathing audit by state auditor general,” (click here).

    Geli

         Apparently, LNP wants to get sued again! Alex, why don’t you report on how your fellow LNP reporters and editors lied and broke the law regarding their coverage of the school board?
         Why don’t you report on how LNP breaks every journalism code of ethics in this country by their involvement in the convention center/hotel?
         Why don’t you report on how LNP blatantly discriminates in their hiring and doesn’t have a single minority reporter?
         You’re fresh out of college, Alex, get the hell out of there and go work for a legitimate news organization.
    Please check back later today.

  • *** – ** – * A WEB OF LIES AND DECEIT…

    Posted on August 16th, 2017 Becky 5 comments
     ***  11:19 am – The LanCity Connect website is back online after being down for almost 48 hours.
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    ** According to this LNP article, MAW Communications President Frank Wiczkowski has received $4.7 million dollars from the city of Lancaster. $4.7 million dollars!
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    *    Call Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman and ask him to investigate immediately – 717-299-8100.

    LANCITY CONNECT!

          The LanCity Connect website this morning at 8:15 am when you do a Google search to arrive at the site.

    —  Calling MAW Communications President Frank Wiczkowski! Where are you, Frank?
    —  Calling LNP “reporter” Tim Stuhldreher! Where are you, Tim?
    —  Calling city business administrator Patrick Hopkins! Where are you, Patrick?
    —  Calling Mayor Gray’s chief of staff Pat Brogan! Where are you, Pat?
    —  Calling Mayor Gray! Where are you, Dick?
    —  Calling mayoral candidate and finance chair of city council Danene Sorace! Where are you, Danene?

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – ** – * RACISM BEGINS AT THE LANCASTER NEWSPAPERS

    Posted on August 14th, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    THE DEMS ARE IN &
    GAMBER IS ON THE LOOSE!     

         Sally Lyall, Chair of the Lancaster County Democratic Committee, said by phone today that two Democrats have put in their names as candidates for the position of Sheriff. She would not name them and only said they are both males and are currently being vetted. So it looks like the Democrats will have a candidate for Sheriff on November’s ballot.
         If you missed it over the weekend, it was published here that the Republicans have four candidates who have put in their names and you can read their Letters of Intent and Resumes here.
    A REALLY BIZARRE TWIST!
         In a bizarre twist today regarding Daniel Deleon, (see immediately below for the story of his bail amount and a link to the LNP story), the alleged biological father went on Lancaster Online under the story and said this in part:
         I am the father of that child, this matter has being in the courts since January. The mother is Amanda Gotshall, and she was a surrogate mother who took back custody after I got the child to Kansas. She lied to the courts and said I was not the father and judge Lesley Gorbey not only believed her but also unlawfully stripped me of my 14th Amendment rights by terminating my parental rights without a hearing. When I started to win in court, we had a hearing on May 24th, 2017, that’s when her attorneys began to withdraw representation of her and then on June 1st 2017 he was assaulted. Let me be clear it was not Daniel, it was Amanda who did this. It will be expected that once Daniel faces over 20 years in prison he will implicate her because who would want to go to prison when he didn’t do it.
         And there is a civil case in Lancaster County and someone who claims to be his lawyer and is named as such on his docket also posted.
         And then the crazies came out. Diane Enck Gamber telling everyone what they should and should not do or say – including his lawyer. This is just one of multiple, multiple posts by her:

          Well, it hasn’t been reported in the news and it would seem to be quite a story and it should be in the news! If I had more time I would contact him! And Diane, your behavior is inappropriate and ignorant and you come off as a childish person. Grow up!
         I just couldn’t resist. She sent one of the nastiest, profanity laced comments into this site ever! What a sick, arrogant piece of work.

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    **   A quick update to a Saturday story on this site. I called District Judge Jayne Duncan’s office at 9:10 am this morning regarding the bail amount for Daniel Deleon. The woman who answered the phone looked it up and stated, “Yes, it is 10 percent.” She confirmed that Deleon only had to post $10,000 bail – not $100,000.
         LNP does not even care enough about the public to correct their story. As of 9:18 am this morning, “reporter” Lindsey Blest still says this as the last sentence in her story (click here):
         Deleon posted $100,000 bail at arraignment before District Judge Jayne Duncan on Friday morning.
         This is disgusting!  This is not factual! This is not journalism.

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    *     Information has finally been entered under the ‘BARB HOUGH RODA” tab above. This is from an article in January of 2016 on this site and it will be updated.
         As summer comes to an end and children go back to school, the public will begin to look towards November’s election. And one thing is absolutely certain: Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman should not become a Superior Court Judge. There are multiple reasons under the RODA tab and many, many more to be added.

    LNP HIRES –
    1 RACE: WHITE!

         Millie Dixon and I in front of the Lancaster Newspaper offices in May of 2013.

        Today’s LNP front page headline in the print edition.

         Then why does LNP only hire 1 Race: White?

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * ONE IP ADDRESS FOR THE WHOLE CITY!

    Posted on August 13th, 2017 Becky 4 comments

    DOES LNP KNOW TRUTH?

    —     When Mayor Dick’s administration “gets in trouble” they call on Pat Brogan, the enforcer!  She is the only person from the city side of the story that “reporter” Tim Stuhldreher quotes in today’s piece on LanCity Connect. They turn to Brogan because she’s willing to lie non-stop, she’s mean and she scares the crap out of people! There will be much more tomorrow on all of the items Stuhldreher left out of his article today.

    —     I have not seen this article that is on the front page of today’s print edition online yet. But through William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP, we have learned that Baldrige is a liar and I don’t believe a word of this crap! Maybe she’s trying for another award because her one from their Manheim Township School Board coverage is going to get taken away from her? There will be more on Baldrige at a later date – and do understand that if this site did not exist no one would know what is going on in Murry’s damning lawsuit.

    —     LNP Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy has been retweeting Charlottesville tweets all day long today. I honestly can’t take this hypocrite and out-right liar much longer. How many minorities work in your office with you, Cassidy? Get lost! Once again, boycott racist LNP and these liars!

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    *    And here’s a list of LNP’s “behind the scenes” employees with their photographs – count the minorities. (This page takes a long time to load – maybe I need LanCity Connect – not!).
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    BOYCOTT RACIST LNP!

    Click here and the vigil is from 6 pm to 7 pm tonight in Penn Square.

         Is anyone going to do the right thing and call out the Lancaster Newspapers (LNP Media Group, Inc.) for their blatant racism. Their literal white ivory tower offices are just feet from where this is taking place. And their for-profit, off the tax-rolls Marriott Hotel, which the city just gave over $9 million dollars to, is literally a few feet in the other direction.
         Who is going to do the right thing and call for a boycott of this racist, powerful company posing as a media organization that controls Lancaster and is at the forefront of keeping racism alive? They do not have one single minority reporter to send to cover this event! Can you even imagine? Click here for their employee list and count the number of minorities. It is absolutely shocking and unconscionable!
         Call for a boycott of the racist Lancaster Newspapers!
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    $4.7 MILLION!

       A Lancaster city official recommended Tuesday that City Council authorize lending $1.5 million to the company building LanCity Connect, the city’s broadband network, in order to help it roll out the service to city residents.
         Another $1.5 million would underwrite residents’ upfront cost of connecting,  which the city would recoup over time through a surcharge. 
         …So far, the city has spent more than $1.7 million on the network, which is being built by Reading-based MAW Communications.
    From the March 1, 2017 LNP article, “$3 million in funding proposed to underwrite residential rollout of LanCity Connect broadband,” (click here).
         I have been understating how much money has been funneled to MAW Communications. According to this article, that amount is $4.7 million!
         Is that even possible? Someone is going to jail over this…

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    MORE OUTRAGEOUS LIES!

    Frank Wiczkowski, President of MAW Communications

          City resident David Hess says he’s a huge supporter of LanCity Connect, the public-private partnership that’s bringing fiber-optic broadband Internet to city residents.
    The opening sentence to today’s LNP article by Tim Stuhldreher, “Residents raise concerns over LanCity Connect broadband,” (click here).
         That’s one lie among many, many lies in this pathetic piece. It is not a “public-private partnership” – it is all MAW Communications and MAW Communications only. And there is this:
         Hess and Blank said they’re bothered by MAW’s decision to put the LanCity Connect network behind a single public IP address — that’s the unique number that identifies a host device on the internet.
         That’s absurd and I don’t even think it’s legal. That means if one person in Lancaster downloads child porn the entire city downloaded child porn! If I block a troll from my site, I block every one using LanCity Connect from my site!
         OMG! That can’t be legal! How can law enforcement determine who committed internet crimes?
    And on top of that, there is so much more… please check back later today.

  • *** BREAKING *** – ** – * GET IT RIGHT, LNP!

    Posted on August 12th, 2017 Becky 12 comments

    *** BREAKING NEWS *** The four Republican candidates who want to be nominated to be the party’s candidate for Sheriff on the ballot in the November election are below (click here to go to the site and read their Letters of Intent and their Resumes).

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    **   He was placed in Lancaster County Prison on $100,000 bond, according to court records.
    The final sentence in today’s LNP article, “Caregiver charged with molesting 14-year-old girl in Lancaster,” (click here).
         He really is in jail on $100,000 cash bond. Notice in the docket below that there is no “percentage” amount filled in. He has to post $100,000 to get out of jail as opposed to Deleon, below in this post, who only has to post $10% of $100,000 to get out of jail.
         It’s not hard, LNP! Get it right!

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    Hopkins

    *    Yesterday in the comments, I mentioned Patrick Hopkins and the discussion of the city’s deferred retirement option program during Monday’s city council committee meeting.
         Today, LNP has the story,Rule change will let a Lancaster firefighter join deferred-retirement program at higher rank,” (click here).
         Do you understand a word of this? You should have seen Hopkins doing his long numbers dance. You can’t believe a word that comes out of that man’s mouth. I still intend to transcribe it and post it here next week.

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    10% of $100,000!

          Deleon posted $100,000 bail at arraignment before District Judge Jayne Duncan on Friday morning.
    The final sentence to the LNP article by Lindsey Blest, “Mount Joy Township man charged with fracturing 5-month-old infant’s skull,” (click here).

    Deleon

         No, this 28-year-old did not post $100,000! He posted 10% of $100,000 or $10,000. LNP has to start getting their bail facts correct! This is percentage bail (see a portion of his docket below) and it is actually quite low for the two first degree felonies and the other charges he faces. Stop misinforming the public, LNP!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * FINANCE COMMITTE CHAIR?

    Posted on August 11th, 2017 Becky 8 comments

    WHO CARES ABOUT WATER?

        It was on the front page of today’s LNP print edition today but did you notice how quickly the story became obscure on their website, “Watchdog group lists contaminants in Lancaster County tap water, but officials say water is legal, safe,” (click here)?
         That’s LNP for you. Everything is just hunky dory and fine and happy in Lancaster County – except for that whole Sheriff Reese thing – and we don’t ever question Mayor Gray’s administration and we believe every single word that comes out of Charlotte Katzenmoyer’s mouth and who even cares if you get cancer from the water? We don’t! Mayor Gray takes care of us and we take care of him. And we’re proud to be your community newspaper. Lighten up – who cares about the water?
         Sigh. Have a safe and happy Friday!
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    HAS ANYONE SEEN FRANK?

    *    What the heck? LanCity Connect (MAW Communications) posted the below on their Facebook page this morning (the below screenshots were taken at 11:30 am today) and the below comment was posted under it (now posted first here). Unbelievable! Has anyone seen MAW Communications owner Frank Wiczkowski or has he left town with a pocket full of money?
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    RESIGN, SORACE!

         Danene Sorace conveniently missed this vote last night, and a report/request by Randy Patterson to almost DOUBLE the CRIZ giveaway to PSP, but remember that she owns this deal and supports giving away more and more dollars to PSP through CRIZ, tax breaks, etc.
    Posted as a comment on Lancaster Online under the article, “Council approves financing for LanCity Connect broadband network,” (click here).

    Sorace

         Oh, city council member and finance committee chair and mayoral candidate Danene Sorace, is not going to be able to “miss” this unbelievable MAW/LanCity Connect disaster!

         Oh, let’s just give MAW $3 million dollars without checking their assets, financial statements, work history or their reputation in the community!
         She is directly responsible for this disaster and also the Marriott “expansion” disaster and needs to resign her mayoral candidacy today!
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    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * WHO IS BEHIND LANCITY CONNECT?

    Posted on August 9th, 2017 Becky 5 comments

    PAYING OFF LNP? – 2

         Good for David Hess! It took one concerned citizen to go in front of city council to get some answers and learn the absolute truth. LanCity Connect is not a public-private partnership with the city of Lancaster as we have been told repeatedly by LNP and city officials. LanCity Connect is simply another name for MAW Communications.
         I was wondering last night if Mayor Gray has uttered one true statement in his entire lifetime? He’s a liar and he hires liars and keeps himself surrounded with liars. And LNP doesn’t ever call him on it because he has been so generous to them and gotten them millions of dollars in public money. He even got them some of MAW’s money (or the public’s money) for sponsoring their Concert on King series. The corruption in Gray’s three administrations is shocking.
         There will be much more tomorrow – including David Hess’ full comment to city council – which I promised today but then there were breaking developments in William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP. I actually mentioned and quoted a Dave Hess in “WHERE’S THE MONEY, MAW? – 2” on this site a while back and while I can’t be absolutely sure – it’s a pretty good guess that he is the same person who addressed city council last night (click here). What an excellent thing he did!
         From the same article on this site named and linked to above, there is also the below screenshot of another item from that day. This is when I truly believed there was a “partnership” and some of the money from LanCity Connect came from the city (and I put in a Right to Know request). Not true – well unless you consider that all of MAW’s money does indeed come from the city taxpayers. Is MAW paying off LNP?

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    *    “The community response to published articles and the fact that a person trusted a reporter enough to leak an audio tape so the truth could be told is exactly what this award is intended to honor — the trust a community gives its newspaper to right a wrong,” the judges wrote.
    From the LNP article, “LNP coverage of Manheim Twp. school board earns Pa. NewsMedia Association’s top award,” (click here).
         No, it looks like the superintendent the Manheim Township School Board was investigating, John Nodecker, who was forced to resign because of alleged sexual misconduct, colluded with the reporters and taped and provided the audio to LNP himself! Will the Pa. NewsMedia Association take back the award?

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    NODECKER MUST PRODUCE!

         On a completely different note, Judge David Ashworth issued the following order in William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP, Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda, investigative reporter Susan Baldrige and former education reporter Kara Newhouse. How much longer can Roda and Baldrige keep their jobs?

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    “PICK YOUR
    PARTNER CAREFULLY!”

     Public-Private Partnerships Defined
    A public-private partnership (P3) is a contractual arrangement between a public agency (federal, state or local) and a private sector entity. Through this agreement, the skills and assets of each sector (public and private) are shared in delivering a service or facility for the use of the general public. In addition to the sharing of resources, each party shares in the risks and rewards potential in the delivery of the service and/or facility.

    From the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (click here).
         MAW Communications is not sharing in any of the risk and the city is in this in name only and supplying all of the money. I particularly enjoy #7 under the same link as above – “Pick your Partner Carefully.”

    JUST ANOTHER
    NAME FOR MAW!

         I may be slow, but sometimes I figure things out. This whole LanCity Connect business is a hoax. It is strictly MAW Communications. The only involvement by the city of Lancaster is paying and loaning this company millions of dollars.
         Presenting it as a “public-private partnership” makes it sound safer. It sounds like the city and MAW are working hand-in-hand and the city can jump in and correct items if MAW fails on an aspect of the job. That is incorrect and the city is lying. LanCity Connect is nothing more than another name for MAW Communications.

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    **   From the LanCity Connect “Terms of Service” (click here):
          Trademarks and Other Intellectual Property
         You agree that the LanCity Connect name, logo and other devices are registered trademarks of MAW Communications Inc. and that you won’t misappropriate, dilute, besmirch or otherwise violate our intellectual property rights.
         You agree that you will not hack, reverse engineer, copy, modify, redistribute or resell any of our intellectual property. That includes but is not limited to the LanCity Connect website, mobile apps, billing systems, algorithms or any of the other stuff we’ve worked hard to create. Doing so would be a violation of these Terms of Service.

    PUBLIC-PRIVATE
    PARTNERSHIP IS A LIE!

    From the LanCity Connect website (click here).

         Oh, this is simple alright. LanCity Connect is not a public-private partnership!  LanCity Connect is owned,  managed, and supervised by MAW Communications and the city’s only involvement was to give them millions of dollars in payments and a $1.5 million dollar loan.

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    NOBODY KNOWS NOTHING!

    OVER $3 MILLION

    Lancaster city resident David Hess addressing city council last night about LanCity Connect and MAW Communications.

          “And as you mentioned, city council has no part in managing or providing the services or supervising what Lancaster Connect does and MAW does so I hope you’ve been in contact with them and they’ve done the same with you over your concerns?”

    Graupera

    City Council President John Graupera at last night’s city council meeting in response to David Hess’ public comment about LanCity Connect and MAW Communications (click here to watch the meeting and Hess’ comments begin within the first two minutes of the tape).
         Then who does? This is outrageous! Who runs LanCity Connect? Who is involved from the city? City Council has given MAW Communications over two million in payments and an additional $1.5 million in the form of a loan. Who does manage and supervise LanCity Connect? Anyone? Who will be going to jail over this?
    Please check back later today for Hess’ full comment and for the fourth time, LNP “reporter” Tim Stuhldreher, resign!

  • * STOP RUNNING PUPPY MILL ADS, LNP!

    Posted on August 8th, 2017 Becky 1 comment

    *    An excellent presentation was given on the Lancaster Public Library at last night’s city council committee meeting. Again, you can watch the full meeting here and there will be more on the library on this site later today.

    TO THE DOGS, AGAIN!

        

    Reichenbach

         Last week city councilman James Reichenbach was worried about the “plight of the tuktuk!” This week it’s puppy mills (click here for LNP’s, “Council resolution asks Lancaster residents to fight ‘puppy mills’ by adopting from shelters”).
         And there are lots of quotes from Mayor Gray who defended puppy mills when he was a lawyer (click here for, “Campaign goes to the dogs – City GOP places signs attacking Gray’s legal defense of puppy mill owners”) and city council might consider asking/demanding that LNP stop running puppy mill ads on their website.
         Unbelievable! Unsolved murders and crimes, bad streets, problems with the firefighters and a racist, mostly live out-of-the city police force and Reichenback comes up with a resolution on puppy mills!
         You can watch last night’s city council committee meeting here.
    Please check back later today.

  • FEED THEM SWILL!

    Posted on August 4th, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    PIG ROAST!


         Today is a remarkable day! There is an absolutely ridiculous story about a pig as the lead story on the front page of the LNP print edition and an “insider” story online (click here  for, “Runaway piglet dodges Queen Street traffic, rescuer says pig needs hernia surgery to survive”).
         Unbelievably, there is yet another story about the tuktuk! Will LNP be doing daily updates?
         And there is an editorial today about legislators moonlighting and LNP doesn’t mention – protects – Lancaster County’s own Bryan Cutler who is one of the worst offenders (and one of LNP owner Beverly Steinman’s favorites).
         And still there is not a word from LNP on the procedure to replace former Sheriff Mark Reese who resigned from office this Monday. Not a word!
         It must be a proud day for LNP content editor Tom Murse. Feed the public swill and more swill! Will they notice?
    Please check back later today!    

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – * TIME FOR CHANGE!

    Posted on August 3rd, 2017 Becky 9 comments

         Taking a break this afternoon. LIP News will publish briefly tomorrow and then go on break for Saturday and Sunday and return on Monday.

    Sent to me on Facebook messenger today.

    —  Steven Markle – get help and do not contact me again – see the “CHERYL & STEVE MARKLE” tab above. Five years of being obsessed with me everyday! You would think your family or your in-laws would demand that you get the help you so obviously need.
        This is all you have done with your life for the last 15 years and I’m sure you have a folder with all of your Facebook names and log-ins (the way you did so long ago for the “Talkback” forum when you were many variations of “the crow” and the police raided your home because you hacked Ron Harper’s email account).
         You are Stanley Novak and multiple, multiple other names and DO NOT contact me again. You are very sick and a convicted stalker.
    —   See the comments under “Lancaster police arrest man wanted on Megan’s Law violations, burglary warrant” for an explanation of all this (click here).

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    SEEKING CANDIDATES!

         The Republicans are seeking candidates for sheriff (click here).

    PLAY FAIR, JOHN! 

    Graupera

    *     Sell the Reservoir Street property without restrictions to the City of Lancaster, which stands ready to make the purchase.
    From City Council President John Graupera’s new website (click here) and the topic of today’s LNP story, “New website pressures Giant to let another grocer move in to former Lancaster city store,” (click here).
         That’s just a flat-out lie, John, and you should obviously know better. You city council members think you are gods or something! Even Mayor Gray disagrees with you and that’s a first!
         All of these worthless, lying city council members need to go!

    *************

    WHERE IS THIS NEWS, LNP?

           Thanks for the heads up Becky. I too am stunned that LNP hasn’t written anything about what happens now that the Sheriff has resigned. Ok not really haha. I do feel though that in the interest of full disclosure I should state that I was Louie Rodriguez’s Campaign Manager. This was of course public information & I was proud to have served him. So I guess I am biased but much happened during that campaign that signaled impending potential problems with Mark Reese.
    This comment in from Shelley Castetter yesterday.
           Thanks, Shelley! Please keep us informed if you can.
          There is still nothing from LNP about what happens now that Mark Reese has resigned as Sheriff. Nothing about the upcoming election and possible candidates. Unbelievable!
    LNP’s Facebook page states:

         The source of news and information for every resident of Lancaster County. Mostly local, sometimes global. From the LNP newsroom.

         They should change that to read:
         We only tell you what we want you to know (and sometimes we lie) so we can control this county and everything that happens in it and continue to line our pockets with more of your money!
         And speaking of control, there is this excellent part of a Letter to the Editor in today’s LNP print edition (not currently online):
         The Lancaster City Alliance is nothing more than the arm of LNP, High Industries, Mayor Gray and city council. The only thing they care about is the six-block magazine section of the city.
          As Republican mayoral candidate Cindy Stewart says:
         Time for change!
    Please check back later today.
  • ** – * GIVE THEM INFORMATION, LNP!

    Posted on August 2nd, 2017 Becky 8 comments

    Rodriguez

    **  Shelley Castetter, who at one time had a political blog and has long been politically active, has posted information under the editorial on Lancaster Online that reflects what I posted here (again, the link is here). That’s right! LNP won’t do it so she did!
         And she mentions Louie Rodriguez as a possible Republican candidate as did a commenter to this site. He ran before and this is an old campaign information page – click here.
         Her full comment is this:
         The Governor has the choice to appoint a new Sheriff. He can appoint up to 90 days after the resignation. The Chief Deputy becomes the Acting Sheriff, which means no change in that area since he has been the Acting Sheriff since Reese left. Randall Wenger head of the Boad of Elections has said that the Sheriff’s position will now be on the ballot in this November’s election even though this position would not normally be up for reelection for 2 more years. The Republicans are already putting their endorsement meeting together. Candidates? Well when Reese ran the first time his Republican opponent was an outstanding candidate Louie Rodriguez who was a Special Agent with the Attorney General’s Office and a former Lancaster City Police Officer. Coming back in? Well that remains to be seen.

     

    *    So…..what happens next…is a new sheriff appointed/ Is there a vote to elect a new sheriff? Who might the possible candidates be? Questions, questions, questions……how soon will LNP be able to provide any insight, so that the public can be well-informed ahead of time?

    This comment is posted on Lancaster Online under the editorial linked to below (I have made some spelling corrections).
         Exactly! This is absurd! Not one word from LNP on what happens next! Are these people idiots or do they have an ulterior motive/candidate they want in office to keep the Sheriff’s legal advertising in LNP?
    *
    ************
     *

    THE PUBLIC
     NEEDS TO KNOW!

         The long, winding and unnecessary saga of Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese
    The headline to today’s LNP editorial (click here).
         Unbelievable! LNP has another editorial this morning on former Sheriff Reese that is unnecessary, pointless and nothing but a stupid rehash of the whole situation and an opportunity to back-scratch some politicians so LNP gets favors in the future.
         What LNP should be doing is telling you what happens now. The public will go to the polls in slightly over three months to vote for a new sheriff and not a thing is known about the potential candidates.
         So, I will rehash what I learned and published  piecemeal on this site yesterday (thanks to the Pennsylvania Sheriffs Association, Randall Wenger of the Voter Registration Office and commenters to this site).
         Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Hamilton is currently the acting sheriff. He can only be replaced by Governor Tom Wolf. In the unlikely event that Wolf does appoint a new sheriff, that appointment would only be good until the public elects a new sheriff this November and Wolf’s appointment would end when the elected person takes the oath of office in January.
         The position of sheriff will be on this November’s ballot. And while it’s not a “special” election, it is in the sense that the sheriff’s office would not normally be on the ballot this year. The voters will be electing a sheriff for only two years this November so the regular sheriff’s office cycle will revert back to every four years in 2020.
         The Democrats, Republicans, the Green Party and the Libertarians have until September 18th to nominate a candidate for this year’s ballot.
         What the public desperately needs to know is information on any potential candidates so we can avoid another Reese. The political parties need to thoroughly vet their candidates and be prepared to give the public a thorough business and personal resume.
         There is very little known about any of the potential candidates and that must change. This site will do all it can to review the potential, and after September 18th, the actual candidates for the position of Sheriff of Lancaster County.
    Please check back later today.
  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * CORRUPTION AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS!

    Posted on July 31st, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    THOSE POOR SCOUTS!


         In this tweet by LNP reporter Alex Geli, he says Gray used to be a boy scout! At least that’s a change from the 500 plus articles where LNP reporters say he was a former defense attorney for 40 years.
         So, I’ll give Gray some tips on being a good Lancastrian:
    —  Tell the truth. (I know this might be difficult for a former defense attorney and you’re failing miserably at it but try really, really hard!)
    —  Do not hire a man whose ex-wife has written a book about him titled, “Abuse Hidden Behind the Badge” to be your Chief of Police. I really hope I don’t have to explain that to you again, especially to a former lawyer and boy scout, but I’m still trying to get Dr. Phil to cover it and maybe he can explain it to you better than I can.
    —  Do not claim to be at the forefront of civil rights and then totally align yourself with a blatantly racist company.
    —  Do not tell the city council members and the public not to second guess the police when that is how you earned your living for over 40 years.
    —  Do you remember during the one mayoral debate you told the public you’re a lawyer and you know the difference between a legal and a non-legal arrest so the police know they have to do the right thing? How’s that working out for you?
         I could go on for days – but let’s talk about the one really important item that has you going these days – the biggest item on Lancaster’s plate right now – that’s right – the tuktuk! The below screenshot is from yesterday’s Sunday News in their “The Week in Review” section.
         And I stated very seriously on this site that this was one of the dumbest things you have ever said – and the idiots at LNP repeated it in their editorial (click here):
         Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray said last week that the tuk-tuk is “an alternative form of transportation that appeals to both tourists and local residents alike,” and is “an easy way to get around the central part of the city.”
         That directly conflicts with the two petitions to the PUC! You are arguing that it is transportation, not just amusement/entertainment! Hey, Bob, let’s take the tuktuk to work this morning! Hey, Ethel, let’s take the tuktuk to go to lunch! Hey, Fred, let’s take the tuktuk to the train station! Hey, Amos, let’s take the tuktuk to go to Central Market!
         Have you lost your mind? Clearly! Those poor boy scouts!

    **   The LNP story is now online – click here.

    *    What a piece of sh*t Stedman is. This guy had to pay an attorney to prepare and schedule a day for this. Are Stedman and crew so totally incompetent that they just realized this case was happening today and made the decision to throw in the towel on the spur of the moment? Or as huh? suggests, was this part of the intimidation and harassment of him. Never would have happened if Staton was white.
         This comment came under the below post (click here for the original). Unbelievable! Staton and his lawyer were both physically on their way to Lancaster when his lawyer got the call!

    ********

    IF NOT FOR A VIDEO…

          The above is from today’s LNP print edition (not currently online).

               Directly from the lawsuit:

  • ** – * GET OUT, RODA!

    Posted on July 30th, 2017 Becky No comments

    CUTLER DIDN’T
    MAKE THE CUT?

    **   Today’s big front page story in the Sunday News is about legislators moonlighting! But there’s not one word from these intrepid, investigative LNP owned The Caucus reporters about Lancaster County’s own Representative Bryan Cutler! Why didn’t he make your cut? He’s been doing it for years!
         You could have just re-run former LNP reporter Gil Smart’s March 2009 story, “Cutler hangs a second shingle – Legislator working part time as attorney,” (click here).
         And he still is (click here):

    **********

    *    This is part of a comment under the Lancaster Online article, Lancaster County Commissioners order police transmissions encrypted, blocking scanners for public, media,” (click here):
         I am having a most difficult time believing what I just read.
    As a lifetime radio listener – AM/FM/Shortwave/”Ham”/Emergency Communications, as well as long-time radio broadcaster and amateur radio operator, too often involved in emergency situations, I can’t believe it. Floods, Storms, Lost Persons, Nearby Crimes, Public Events, are just a few things we can monitor, and should. Our abilities to monitor all emergency services – they all relate – is invaluable to the public and must remain unchallenged.
    As far as – The media, yes. The public, no:

         This, at least, certainly would be unconstitutional(?). Let’s all read that thing, again.
    The media has no special powers, anymore than they have special badges acknowledging that they are “the one and only media”. Being a member of the media is a self-proclaimed designation, with no rights of knowledge at all above those of any citizen, anytime, anywhere for any reason. Though they may, sometimes(?) have that “freedom of the press” thing going for them, suffice it to say that if things are “public”, anyone who wants to be “media” will be fine.

    RODA NEEDS TO
    RETHINK THE
    ROLE OF
      JOURNALISM!

    (Click here)

         I knew LNP would fight the encryption, but LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda, is only asking for a media exception and that is absolutely and totally unacceptable, irresponsible and legally unsupportable! Who the hell does she think she is and does she realize her primary job as a “journalist” is to stand for the citizens?
         LNP also needs to fight the courthouse cell phone ban. The only person I saw with a cell phone at Monday’s hearing for (Sheriff) Mark Reese was LNP reporter Jonas Fortune. That is unacceptable and this woman should know that! Open and accessible courtrooms are at the foundation of our democracy!
         Run this sorry excuse for a “news organization” out of town!
         Resign, Roda!

  • UPDATE *** – ** – * TIM PLAYS COPYCAT!

    Posted on July 29th, 2017 Becky 7 comments

    WHY HASN’T THE
    DA CHARGED REESE?

          Why hasn’t District Attorney Craig Stedman criminally charged Mark Reese with harassment and stalking? Remember when a woman sent a former employer black roses with a card that read “karma” and the New Holland Police charged her?
         That was absurd and the police had to drop the charge (see below), but seriously, why hasn’t the DA charged Reese? He admits to sending the pornographic emails and he admits to having a “spot” where he used to watch Deputy Sheriff Jessica Padilla (this apparently really shook her because she testified about it in court on Monday). So why hasn’t he been criminally charged with stalking and harassment?
         If the DA had charged him months ago, could all of this have been ended much sooner? 
         A partial screenshot of the post on the black roses is below and the full original is here.

    ************

    TWO DAYS TO GO!

    ***  The below update is posted on the “LanCity Connect” Facebook page – click here to read the full release and the blocks in question:

    *******

    **   And with one sentence, the attorneys for State Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument end their lawsuit against (Sheriff – until Monday) Mark Reese:

    ************

    *    (Sheriff – until Monday) Mark Reese’s bizarre email letter of resignation (click here for the original attached to the lawsuit):

    ********

    LNP: PARKED ON STUPID!

     (Click here)

         Today, LNP “reporter” Tim Stuhldreher took mayoral candidate Cindy Stewart’s idea and LNP put it on the front page – using an almost identical photograph.
         Stuhldreher’s piece is inane and shallow while Stewart got a lot of excellent comments. Read her page and tell Tim to go kiss Mayor Gray’s butt!
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE – * YOU’RE NO WRITER, EITHER…

    Posted on July 28th, 2017 Becky 9 comments
         LNP is running puppy mill ads again and their dog and cat reporter, Tom Knapp, has written yet another story on the Tuktuk (I’m absolutely serious and LNP has to have some vested interest in this). They are also reporting that (Sheriff) Reese has resigned (click here).
         Will LNP report that a former Philadelphia Police Officer is suing the city and Officer Todd Dickinson (pictured left) – who was fired in 2007 – rehired at some point – and who shot Kenneth L. White on February 11, 2015?
         And there will be much more on the astounding and unconscionable racism at LNP this coming week.

    “VERY ODD!”

    Baldrige

        …So, you know, the other reason that I’m convinced John [John Nodecker] is in this, and I don’t know that the record will prove it, but John and Susan and Kara had a bigger than usual relationship, and Jen Davidson, John’s administrative assistant or board president, had reported out sometime in kind of just off-the-wall kind of conversation to me, that I said, hey, is John in; no, he’s in there with John — John’s in with Susan with the door shut, which I understood was a pretty regular occurrence. So the fact that Susan ends up with this recording strikes me as very odd.
    From William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP. Susan is LNP investigative reporter Susan Baldrige and Kara is their former education reporter, Kara Newhouse (also see the screenshot below the Livescribe pen).

     

    A Livescribe pen – click here for their website.

    ***************

    *   So, wouldn’t it be delicious if the guy they were ousting put the recorder there himself?
    This comment was sent into this site by “huh?” under the last article on Murry vs. LNP.
         Oh, this is getting really, really delicious! Kara Newhouse will never work in journalism again! And what about Susan Baldrige and LNP Executive Editor Barbara Hough Roda?

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    WAS IT NODECKER?
    A LIVESCRIBE PEN!

         This is unbelievable! The latest in William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP (click here to read the entire Motion):

    *********

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    REESE: STAY OUT!

         The latest update on (Sheriff) Mark Reese:

     

    *    Have you been to Google this morning? Take a visit!
         I wonder if LNP Deputy Editor Rich Manieri has asked anyone at LNP why there are no minorities in the office?

    YUK YUK!

    (Click here).

    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * AND WHERE WAS SORACE?

    Posted on July 26th, 2017 Becky 11 comments
         A friend repeatedly asks me about Staton’s case – if the Lancaster City Police can do this to a Philadelphia cop – what chance does the average person – let alone a minority – have?
         The answer is “none.”
    **********

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    From NewLanc.com (click here).

          Good for you, Robert! I can’t wait until you get the documents. Gee, you would think those “watchdog” Caucus reporters would have requested the documents. Oh, wait, LNP already has them!

    *     The below is from Staton’s lawsuit. You better start writing chief – and then you can resign!

    ***********

    “THE PLIGHT
    OF THE TUKTUK”

     

     To watch last night’s city council meeting click here. James Reichenbach is pictured above.

         City Council member James Reichenbach ended last night’s meeting with a discussion on the “plight of the Tuktuk.” Yes, he actually used those words.
         And Mayor Gray chimed in with, “A letter is being drafted for Chief Sadler’s, Director of Public Works Katzenmoyer’s and my signature to the PUC…”
         I don’t know Mayor Gray – maybe Chief Sadler should be writing that letter of apology to Sterling Staton instead! His lawsuit is going to take your alleged wife-beating, incompetent chief down, Mayor Gray, and maybe you as well and everyone of these sorry, pathetic city council members!
         And city councilwoman and mayoral candidate Danene Sorace was not at last night’s meeting. She has missed every meeting in July! Did she eat too many oysters?  This is disgusting behavior for a mayoral candidate! Will she be refunding her pay for the month? I will send her an email and ask her. I wonder if she gets her internet through LanCity Connect?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE * – *** BREAKING NEWS *** STATON SUES!

    Posted on July 25th, 2017 Becky 6 comments

    DICKINSON: FIRED BEFORE!

         Staton’s attorney, Devon M. Jacob, represented Steve Widdowson against Lancaster Police Sgt. Ray Corll and won a $150,000 settlement. Corll was subsequently found guilty of perjury and other crimes this year because of that case and is no longer a Lancaster City Police Officer. He is currently out of jail on bail pending an appeal.
         Police Chief Keith Sadler, Mayor Gray and city council (and LNP) have a lot of explaining to do. From the suit:

    ************

       From the lawsuit (a screenshot of the post in question is below the excerpt and the original with the video is here. Please note “Staton” is misspelled in that posting because that is the way it was spelled to me. It was corrected in all posts since. Oh, do I remember that morning!):

    *************

    *** BREAKING NEWS ***

    STATON SUES DICKINSON!

          Retired Philadelphia Police Officer Sterling Staton has filed a lawsuit in Federal Court against Lancaster Police Officer Todd Dickinson and the City of Lancaster.  
         Click here for “A BLACK PHILADELPHIA COP…” on this site and check back for this developing story.

  • *** BREAKING NEWS *** – * YOU CAN’T COME IN?

    Posted on July 24th, 2017 Becky 9 comments

     BRIEF WRAP-UP

          A quick wrap-up of today’s events and then more tomorrow:
         Senior Adams County Judge John Kuhn did not issue an order today. He did ask Reese if he agreed not to visit the Sheriff’s Office for the next 24 hours or until he does issue an order and Reese agreed.
         Judge Kuhn also advised that the rescheduled August 3rd hearing regarding Reese’s pay was probably not needed now because most of that information was also covered today. So, I believe that has been cancelled and Judge Kuhn should be issuing two orders this week – one on whether Reese is enjoined from going to the Sheriff’s Office and the second on whether his pay will be withheld until the suit is finalized.
         Regarding the lawsuit itself – it is to remove Reese from the Sheriff’s position – and Judge Kuhn told Reese today that he now believes Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument have “standing” and can proceed with the lawsuit and that means they potentially can remove Reese through the means of this lawsuit.
         And there is so much more. Please check back tomorrow.    

    *******    

    The rauchiest emails you will ever read.”
         Stated by the plaintiff’s attorney, Joshua J. Voss, in court this afternoon regarding the emails (Sheriff) Mark Reese sent to Jessica Padilla. “They would make Larry Flynt jealous,” he continued.
         What is Reese’s mental state? Is he mentally ill or is it all an act?
         What a day in court!

    ******

    “I SPOKE UP”

    *Jessica Padilla testified in this morning’s emergency hearing to enjoin Sheriff Reese from entering the Sheriff’s Office. Her federal lawsuit against Reese with the emails attached was introduced and she was asked if they were true and accurate. She said, “Yes.”
         She testified the emails were personal and sexual and all of them were specific to her. “He was thinking of me,” she testified.
         Asked about her reaction when she found out Reese might be returning to the office, she said she “freaked out. I couldn’t believe it. For me, it was like a slap in the face. We didn’t think he could come back.”
         She said she believed it would be “disruptive” if Reese returned and said “anything could happen.” Regarding herself, she said she feared possible retaliation because she said, “we are where we are today because I spoke up.”
          Reese was called to testify after Padilla and will also be on the stand following the lunch break.

    * There seems to be some confusion whether her first name is Jessica or Jennifer. In court today, it was Jessica. In the subpoena issued for today’s hearing and published yesterday on this site, they used “Jennifer.” I believe it is Jessica and will absolutely verify that.

    BIZARRE TESTIMONY
    BY (SHERIFF) MARK REESE

    LANCASTER, PA – In an absolutely bizarre twist this morning, (Sheriff) Mark Reese testified in this morning’s hearing that he admits to sending the emails to Deputy Sheriff Jessica Padilla but he does not feel that that was sexual harassment. He repeated that several times during his testimony: He admits sending the emails but stated they did not constitute sexual harassment.

     

    *   The editorial is now online – click here.
    *

    BEYOND SHAMELESS!

    From today’s print edition of LNP – yet another editorial about (Sheriff) Mark Reese (not currently online).

         Today, an absolutely amazing number of Lancaster public officials are scheduled to meet in a Lancaster County courtroom at 9:30 am in an effort to enjoin (Sheriff) Mark Reese from entering the Sheriff’s Office. They are:

    —  State Senator Scott Martin

    —  State Senator Ryan Aument

    —  (Sheriff) Mark Reese

    —  Lancaster County Solicitor Christina Hausner

    —  Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Hamilton

    —  Deputy Sheriff Joe Wilcox

    —  Sheriff Solicitor Brad Harris

    —  And Deputy Sheriff Jessica Padilla who brought the original sexual harassment claims against (Sheriff) Reese.

    Please check back later today.

  • * AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * WHO’S THE SHERIFF?

    Posted on July 23rd, 2017 Becky 2 comments

    *    On top of everything else, the following were issued subpoenas to appear at tomorrow’s emergency hearing (part of the attorney information was cut off of the below screenshot to make it legible and click here for the original and the individual subpoenas to each person listed that are attached).

    ******************

    THEY WANT THE EMAILS!

         The below is what (Sheriff) Mark Reese was ordered to bring to the courthouse for tomorrow’s emergency hearing. Will the emails be “quashed?” Only tomorrow will tell as this whole thing enters the realm of the absurd.

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    ANNOY (SHERIFF) REESE?

    Sheryl L. Brown

         Who is trying to annoy (Sheriff) Mark Reese? Oh, this gets good! Reese now has an attorney in Senators Scott Martin’s and Ryan Aument’s lawsuit – Sheryl L. Brown of the same law firm that is defending Reese in the federal lawsuit (click here).

         And in her motion to “Quash Subpoenas” on July 21st she filed the below. What was in those subpoenas and will they be “quashed?” Stay tuned – it gets even better!

    **************

    PUBLIC SAFETY AT RISK!

    *    I am not going to deal with anything going on in the PA State House or Senate in regard to removing (Sheriff) Mark Reese but only with the current lawsuits. There are two:
    —  Deputy Sheriff Jessica Padilla has sued Lancaster County and Reese in federal court for sexual harassment.
    —  State Senators Scott Martin and Ryan Aument have filed a lawsuit in Lancaster County Common Pleas Court seeking to remove Reese. This has resulted in the following two court dates:
         — A rescheduled hearing (so Reese can obtain an attorney) on August 3rd to stop payments to Reese.
         — An emergency hearing this Monday, the 24th, to enjoin Reese from entering the Sheriff’s Office.
         As reported exclusively on this site, well-known gun-rights attorney Joshua Prince has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client (G.H.) to get his Firearm’s License back and he argues only Reese, not Chief Deputy Charles Hamilton, had the right to revoke it in the first place (click here for “PRINCE STEPS IN & SUES REESE & HAMILTON” on this site).
          Martin and Aument have used this to raise the public safety issue and have used Prince’s suit as “further support of emergency motion for preliminary injuction.”
         There is this (click here for the entire document):

    *****************

    YOU’RE TIRED OF
    REESE AND SO AM I!

         Posted on Lancaster Online’s Facebook page under their most recent article on (Sheriff) Mark Reese.
     
         There are a lot of things I would like to cover today, but all things come back to Reese (from now on I will put parentheses around the word sheriff because no one knows who’s the sheriff of Lancaster County)!
         This is a crap show and it is making a complete joke out of Lancaster County. There have been a lot of developments over the last five days and I will try to cover some of them later today.
  • ** – * FADE TO BLACK?

    Posted on July 22nd, 2017 Becky 5 comments

    WELL PAST TIME!

    Posted on this site on July 31, 2016 (click here for the original).

    **   Your time is up, Manieri!

    ****************

    PREJUDICE MUST GO!

     *   …Though proud, participants were unsatisfied after that initial march. Two days later, 150 people marched against Watt & Shand and Hager & Bros. Marchers walked single file along the Penn Square sidewalk in front of Watt & Shand for an hour and then moved to West Kings Street to demonstrate in front of Hager’s. Kenneth Bost, wheeling his infant son in a stroller, led the parade. Marchers branded signs, some reading We Can Buy, Why Not Sell? and Hidden Prejudice Must Go. About twenty white demonstrators carried signs and flags with the group. Several of them were Franklin and Marshall College professors. “We did hurt them economically tonight,” said Betty Tompkins, publicity chairwoman of the NAACP. “I didn’t see many people going in and out of Watt & Shand and Hager’s tonight, and that is what we want to see.” At the end of the march, Bost announced plans for a third demonstration against the department stores, this one set for Saturday, July 27, unless negotiations resulted in an agreement.
         The boycott generated positive results. The evening after the second march, Thomas Shand, president of Watt & Shand, and John R. Hager, spokesman for Hager’s, indicated that they would attend a meeting on July 26 with Bost, members of the NAACP, and a representative from the mayor’s office. Hager also indicated that his company had received its first application in “several years that day, from a Negro woman for a sales position[.] and the application is now being processed.”
    From the book, “This is the Rat Speaking – Black Power and the Promise of Racial Consciousness at Franklin and Marshall College in the Age of the Takeover, 1967-69,” by Todd M. Mealy and available here.

    ***************

    AWARD LOSING?


      From left to right: Kara Newhouse, Susan Baldrige and Suzanne Cassidy. From Newhouse’s “journalism” Facebook page.

          An excellent comment came in under the post immediately below about the illegal tape recording. I remember the morning LNP slapped it up on their website and I just thought that nobody in that office has a clue what they are doing! Not a clue.
         Will they lose the award?
    Please check back later today.

  • AFTERNOON UPDATE ** – * WILL NEWHOUSE EVER WORK IN JOURNALISM AGAIN?

    Posted on July 21st, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    THE BIG STORY?

         The Tuktuk is top news again (click here)! And someone is playing games because I viewed the crowd-funding page several days ago and with 21 hours there was only slightly over $2,000 raised. And then the time got extended and of course they don’t list the donors. So who knows what games were played and who cares?
         It’s a big story because Mayor Gray wants it and LNP does what Mayor Gray wants because he wrote the legislation for LNP and then got them the over $9 million in CRIZ money for their Marriott expansion. And maybe they think the Tuktuk is good publicity for their Marriott?
    Have a happy and safe Friday and there will be serious news here tomorrow!

     

    *    This is a message for Jerry Puryear. Do not send any further comments into this site. They will not be published and the police are being notified about the ones you did send. Turn yourself in and do not contact me again.

    LNP GOES TO COURT!

    Former LNP reporter
    Kara Newhouse

         LNP goes to court today! No, it’s not for robbing the taxpayers – it is for oral arguments regarding compelling discovery in former Manheim Township School Board President William Murry’s lawsuit against LNP.
         Per the below entry on the Prothonotary’s website, the arguments will be held in chambers so they are not open to the public. Who made the illegal recording of the board meeting? What was LNP’s involvement?
          Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall?

     Please check back later today.

  • * LNP: GIVING TRUMP CREDIBILITY!

    Posted on July 20th, 2017 Becky 3 comments

    —  I am doing some research this afternoon. LIP News will be back tomorrow.

    FAKE NEWS ORGANIZATION!

    (Click here)

         The arrogance and greed of the Lancaster Newspapers is simply unbelievable. And they use their power as the monopoly news organization in the county to rape the taxpayers again and again to line their own pockets.
         Run this fake news organization out of town!
    Please check back later today.