Catching Up on the News The following is a look at local news events during the week of Feb. 24.
NO NUDE DANCERS GRAND JURY PROBE TRIPLE TRAIN TRAFFIC JEWELER PLEADS GUILTY KILLER GETS STAY GUN-SAFETY CLASSES THE SHOW'S OVER A TOP TOY STORE SUDS SALE AT WEIS
Columbia Borough's zoning hearing board decided Wednesday that the Club Good Times strip club may not have fully nude dancers.
Lancaster County prosecutor James M. Reeder will lead a six-month-long probe of the secrecy rules in effect for the grand jury that investigated Jerry Sandusky and three former Penn State officials facing criminal child abuse charges, it was reported Thursday.
Amtrak ridership at three Lancaster County stations has more than tripled in the last 16 years -- going from 207,000 to 740,000 passengers, according to a Brookings Institution study released Friday that recommended linking various modes of transportation.
Matthew James Addy, 34, owner of the former LaPorte Jewelers and Edward J. & Co., pleaded guilty in Virginia to running a $3 million Ponzi scheme that promised more than 40 investors a 20 percent return on money he said he invested in jewelry and precious stones, it was reported Wednesday. He faces up to 20 years in prison.
A federal court issued a stay of the March 5 execution of Freeman May, 55, formerly of Narvon, who was convicted of the 1982 killing of Kathy Lynn Fair in Lebanon County, it was reported Tuesday. The stay will allow May's recently appointed federal counsel to petition further on his behalf.
Lancaster County Sheriff Mark Reese announced he and his deputies will hold gun-safety classes for any of the 31,000 county residents with permits to carry concealed weapons, it was reported Friday.
Reed Exhibitions announced it will not reschedule the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, it was reported Friday. The show was initially "postponed" after exhibitors, including all those from Lancaster County, withdrew in objection to restrictions on the sale of certain weapons in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings.
The Fun-est Toy Store Ever, in downtown Ephrata, was listed as one of America's top five toy stores on the travel website Rates To Go, it was reported Thursday.
Weis Markets, Lititz, is set to become the first grocery store in the county to sell beer, after borough council voted 5-1 Tuesday to transfer a liquor license to its cafe.