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About: lancaster, pennsylvania

Lancaster is located about 34 miles southeast of Harrisburg, 70 miles west of Philadelphia, 55 miles north-northeast of Baltimore. Originally called Hickory Town, the city was renamed after the English city of Lancaster by native John Wright. Its symbol, the red rose, is from the House of Lancaster. Lancaster was part of the 1681 Penn's Woods Charter of William Penn, and was laid out by James Hamilton in 1734.

Population: 55351
Local Newspapers: Intelligencer Journal
Local Sports Teams: Lancaster Barnstormers (Atlantic League baseball)
Local Colleges: Franklin & Marshall College

Zip Codes associated with lancaster, pennsylvania: 17601 17602 17603 17611
Towns/Cities near lancaster, pennsylvania : East Petersburg Mountville Columbia Millersville Willow Street Strasburg Paradise Leacock-Leola-Bareville Lititz Mt Joy

Lancaster News
'Into the Woods Jr.' will feature local youth

The Brothers Grimm fairytales come to life in "Into the Woods Jr.," presented by Dutch Apple Theatre in upcoming weeks. This mixed-up musical features favorite characters: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his giant beanstalk, the baker and his wife and many more! The musical centers on a baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk.

Reading-based dealer arrested in Lancaster County for trafficking heroin

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.- A Reading-based heroin dealer was arrested after a large movement of heroin was recently stopped in Lancaster. On July 12, the Lancaster County Drug Task Force, in conjunction with the DEA, stopped a vehicle carrying a large quantity of heroin.

Suspect in May shots-fired incident in Lancaster surrenders to police

A suspect in a May 23 shots fired incident in Lancaster city turned himself in to police Sunday night, according to a police report. Quindon Hill reportedly surrendered himself in the lobby of the Lancaster City Bureau of Police.

Primanti Brothers celebrates Lancaster opening by offering free...

Primanti Brothers is celebrating the opening of its Lancaster locataion by giving away free sandwiches for a year to the first 100 customers through the door. The restaurant, located at 1659 Lititz Pike in the Lancaster Shopping Center, will open on July 26, according to a press release.

Convicted Lancaster drug dealer will serve up to 50 years in prison

A convicted Lancaster-area drug dealer will serve up to 50 years in prison for having a large stash of heroin and two pistols, which he possessed illegally, according to the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office. David Lausell Jr., 26, of the 700 block of Marietta Avenue, was sentenced to 26 to 50 years in prison for felony convictions of drug dealing, firearms possession, conspiracy, and other related charges.

She's starting a cookie dough shop in Lancaster

Fresh out of school, she's starting a cookie dough shop in Lancaster The shop, owned and operated by a 21-year-old Lancaster woman, is expected to open this fall Check out this story on Hamir Patel is a self-described foodie that's passionate about his craft. He'll take his Indian Fusion concept to York's Taste Test for the next few months.

Busy street in downtown Lancaster briefly closed due to a chicken sludgea spill

A busy intersection in the middle of the city was briefly closed Friday morning while work crews cleaned up a non-hazardous spill of "chicken sludge," according to Lancaster County dispatch. The spill occurred at the intersection of Prince and Lemon Streets between 7 and 8 a.m. A worker at the scene said a Valley Proteins truck carrying the sludge had to brake quickly to avoid an ambulance that was running through the intersection, causing some of the sludge to spill out.

26 free things to do this weekend in central Pa.

Free concerts, from the PA 28th Division Band to Badfish to Celtic, plus Third in the Burg events, movies, a cleanup at City Island and plenty of activities for children and families are on top this weekend in central Pennsylvania. Events are pulled from the PennLive events calendar.

No new trial for Lancaster inmate convicted of 2011 robbery and extortion plot

An inmate serving a 23- to 46-year prison term for a 2011 extortion-robbery plot will not get a new trial after a state appeals court ruling, the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office said Thursday. Chapel Thompson, 32, was convicted in 2013 of robbery, kidnapping and other related charges regarding the extortion of a Lancaster barbershop owner.

Lancaster man facing felony drug-dealing charges after raid uncovers $45,000 in heroin

LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.- A Lancaster man is behind bars and facing charges after detectives found $45,000 in heroin at his Lancaster City home. Cesar Bastardo-Rosario, 26, is facing charges of felony drug-dealing after a raid at his home revealed a drug-dealing operation.

For 'gifting' six daughters as sex slaves, an American couple will go to prison

She knew several young girls lived in Pennsylvania with her middle-aged neighbour, Lee Kaplan, who they assumed was their father. But for years, she had felt uneasy.

Gage Personnel Serves Up Great Opportunities for Employers and Employees

Whether you are an employer seeking qualified personnel, or an employee looking for the right job, no one is at your service like Gage Personnel. If you are looking for part-time work or flexible schedules, hospitality jobs might be just what right for you.

Netflix Accused of Stealing 'Burning Sands' Story in New Lawsuit

Netflix original film Burning Sands is at the center of a lawsuit from an author who says the pic is based on a book he wrote about hazing at black fraternities. Al Quarles Jr. is suing Netflix and Mandalay Entertainment Group for copyright infringement, claiming he spent nearly two decades writing a two-volume book called Burning Sands only to have the streaming giant create an original film based on his work without giving him credit or compensation.

Lancaster woman arrested for allegedly stabbing fiance in the face

A 21-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with aggravated assault after stabbing her boyfriend in the face with a kitchen knife, Manheim Township police say. Police say Milady M. Olmeda-Centeno got into a verbal argument with her fiance that eventually turned physical.

Mt. Joy woman stabs boyfriend, flees scene with him

MANHEIM BOROUGH, LANCASTER, Pa - A Mount Joy woman is facing charges after she allegedly broke into a house where her boyfriend was sleeping and stabbed him during a fight. Lakisha Mercado, 30, is charged with burglary and aggravated assault after she stabbed her boyfriend with a knife and then fled the scene with him inside a vehicle.

$100k investment on the line for 'Rise of thea

Locals with a bright idea and solid business plan may get their chance at scoring a $100,000 investment as a national competition heads to York. Local entrepreneurs could win $100K investment from former AOL head Locals with a bright idea and solid business plan may get their chance at scoring a $100,000 investment as a national competition heads to York.

Lancaster nuns sue feds over pipeline, citing religious freedom23 minutes ago

Roman Catholic Sisters Bernice Klostermann and George Ann Biscan show the arbor put up in an effort to block the Atlantic Sunrise natural gas pipeline. Mark Clatterbuck of the group Lancaster Against Pipelines is at right.

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