Catching Up on the News The following is a look at local news events during the week of March 24.
BUSH WHACKED SEEN ANY VERMEERS? SPRING SNOWSTORM PLANE REPAIR FRAUD GAY MARRIAGE RALLY ROAD TAKES LAND STATUE FOR SALE LNP PROMOTIONS 'MOSES' COMING SCIENCE CHAMPION JURY COMMISSIONERS
The Bush, a wooded area on the Millersville University campus, was cleared over the recent spring break to make way for a retention basin and parking lot for new residence halls, it was reported Friday. Angry faculty said they thought they preserved the area 20 years ago when they successfully battled routing a bypass through it.
The FBI is using a billboard near the Greenfield Road exit of Route 30 to alert residents to a $5 million reward for information about the theft of European artwork 23 years ago from a Boston museum, it was reported Thursday. Investigators believe the paintings might have passed through the hands of Philadelphia mobsters.
A spring storm dumped 3-4 inches of snow here Monday in the second-deepest snow of the 2012-13 season.
Joel Stout, a mechanic for Flying Tigers, pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with the Marietta airplane repair and inspection company's employment of personnel lacking required federal certification.
Nearly 100 backers of same-sex marriage held a vigil Tuesday in Binns Park on the eve of U.S. Supreme Court consideration of two cases involving bans on such unions.
The state condemned 8.63 acres of farmland owned by Melvin J. and Geneva Martin on Wednesday to allow for construction next spring of a $8.1 million roadway relieving congestion at Routes 30 and 41.
The sculptor of World War II hero Maj. Dick Winters offered a copy of the statue that honors him in France to Winters' native Ephrata Borough at the half-price cost of $90,000, it was reported Wednesday. If Ephrata passes, the offer will be made to Derry Township, where Winters later resided.
Lancaster Newspapers named Peter C. Mekeel editor, Barbara Hough Roda print editor and James A. Loose associate editor Tuesday.
Strasburg's Sight & Sound Theatres announced Wednesday it will stage the Bible story of "Moses" beginning in March 2014.
Lancaster Catholic High School sophomore Matthew Campagna was named grand champion of the North Museum Science & Engineering Fair on Wednesday for his robotic hand.
State Sen. Lloyd Smucker said he will introduce a new bill to allow counties to save money by eliminating the office of jury commissioner after the state Supreme Court overturned that recently enacted law, it was reported Tuesday.