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Stolen vehicle report ends in high-speed chase, police cruiser crash
A vehicle that was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon at Greg's Marathon, 1020 W. Fair Ave., was discovered hours later in Guernsey County and ended in a high-speed chase and two police officers crashing their cruiser, according to police.
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Wed Apr 16, 2014
Fined $75 and sentenced to 180 days in jail, 160 suspended. Blankenship, Danny L., 42, 118 Mithoff Drive, Lancaster, convicted of theft, a first-degree misdemeanor.
OU-L's Guitar Orchestra strumming its way to first concert
Students at Ohio University Lancaster, both young and old, some novices and others with years of experience, are coming together next week for the campus' first guitar orchestra concert.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Street paving bids come in under estimate
The bids have come in for the 2014 Lancaster streets paving program, and the apparent low bidder came in about $185,000 under the estimate.
Bernie's Barn and Grill closes yet again
The second incarnation of Bernie's Barn and Grill didn't last long, as it closed Sunday.
Man Who Beat Disabled Brother To "Push The Gay Out Of Him" Gets Prison Time
A judge in Lancaster, Ohio has sentenced 38-year-old Lawrence L. Featheroff to 30 months in prison for beating, terrorizing, and threatening to slice off the genitals of his developmentally disabled brother after he reveaeld that he might be gay last year.
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The future of historic Fairfield County Home uncertain
When the architect hired to assess the old Fairfield County Home for the infirm and poor walked inside for his first look, he braced for the worst.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Ducks raise bucks for charity
The duck-decorating contest is the second annual fundraiser put on by Phi Theta Kappa on the campus to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County.
Man gets prison for assaulting brother
When Fairfield County Common Pleas Judge Chris Martin handed down a 30-month sentence Monday to a man who admitted to hitting and threatening his 26-year-old developmentally-disabled brother, the judge said, "The court can't let that just go by."
April concert to cap LCCA's 77-year run
It was a tough time for people. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was in the early days of his second term in office and was dealing with the Great Depression.
Tree knocks out power, closes road
A tree fell Monday afternoon on utility lines along Sheridan Drive, knocking out power to nearly 2,000 customers on the northeastern side of Lancaster.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Track: Lancaster boys finish third, girls 10th
Nick Curtiss and Christian Herold took first and second, respectively, in the shot put, while Austin Crist and Isaiah Dexter did the same in the discus.
The opening act
This June 15 will mark the 100th anniversary of the day the door to the Lyric Theatre first opened.
Career Closet helps job seekers dress for success with interviews
Although job skills and training are important, so is looking -- and feeling -- ready for the interview or early days on the job.
Sat Apr 12, 2014
Council committee takes up police cruiser replacement
A heated discussion between Lancaster City Council members on the Safety Committee and Mayor Dave Smith ended this week with an agreement to take another look at establishing a leasing policy or the periodic replacement plan for police cruisers.
Many have roles to play in preventing prescription pain pill abuse
Nearly two months ago, a 28-year-old Lancaster man told police he and a woman were threatened by two men with guns who reportedly knocked on their door and demanded his prescription Subutex, a popular opiate dependency treatment drug.
PRIMER: What is State Issue One?
State Issue One Language: "To fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds" What it would do: Reauthorize the state to issue bonds to pay for construction on local roads, bridges and water-supply systems.
Tarhe Lions donate rocking chairs to Veterans House
The Tarhe Lions of Lancaster recently donated four rocking chairs to The Lutheran Social Services Keiffer Veterans House in Lancaster.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
New food guide being cooked up
The first edition of the Local Food Guide was popular last season, and consumer demand for the second edition is expected to grow this season.
History on display at weekend fair, talk
A pair of events, starting this weekend, will focus on history in Lancaster. This weekend will be the second Standing Stone Living History Trade Faire, 1700-1890, at the Fairfield County fairgrounds, 157 E. Fair Ave. "More than 700 people came out for it last year," said Michael Tharp, one of the event's organizers and a member of the Frontier ... (more)