State police have a suspect in the robbery of Singing Spring Foods, 810 S. Vintage Rd., Bart Township, Trooper Anthony Urban reported.
According to the trooper, the suspect entered the store at 7:05 a.m. on April 23 and ordered the cashier to empty the register.
The suspect is a middle-aged blonde woman who was wearing a flowered pattern shirt. Police did not say if the woman showed a weapon.
The suspect fled without about $200 in cash, Trooper Urban said.
Dr. Shane O’Brien retiring from practice
He's not moving away.
But Dr. Shane O'Brien will be adjusting to a new daily routine when he retires later this month.
“Several ideas and possible endeavors have been circulating through my mind," he said. "I always enjoy learning and exploring, I'm not sure yet what my path will be. I love the outdoors, working with my hands and spending time helping family and friends. A 'for sure' will be furthering my prophetic Biblical knowledge and understanding, as well as numerous home projects that await me. I will not be idle.”
Three races in primary election
There are three local contests on the Republican ballot in next month's primary election. Two of the races are for school board seats and one for township supervisor. Typically, the candidates on the Republican general election ballot win their races.
A spring cleaning for SECA pool
The Southern End Community Association's pool will have to last for another year.
So on Saturday morning, April 13, members of Solanco High School's football team and a group of adult volunteers turned out to clean and pressure wash the pool and get it ready for the season. SECA began draining the pool the prior evening and completed the work by midmorning Saturday. This coming Saturday, volunteers will be cleaning up the area and the old pool will be patched and painted.
Zoning boards OK a horse & a cemetery
Decisions by zoning hearing boards in neighboring municipalities will allow establishment of a new cemetery and permit an owner to keep a driving horse on a residentially-zoned property.
On Tuesday, April 9, Providence Township's zoning hearing board voted to permit Elam J. Esch to establish a cemetery at 111 Pennsy Rd.
On Monday, March 25, Quarryville Borough's board agreed to allow a driving horse on a residential property on W. State St.
Both votes were unanimous.
Megan Greenawalt, 28, of Quarryville, was charged with theft after she allegedly stole a bicycle at 3:45 a.m. on April 9, Trooper Anthony Urban reported.
According to the trooper, Greenawalt took the bike from 625 Robert Fulton Highway, East Drumore Township, and discarded it along S. Church St. The bicycle is owned by a 63-year-old man from New Providence.
Fire company special division to host vendor and craft show at Solanco Fairgrounds April 27
Last year, Quarryville Fire Company's special division expanded their spring vendor and craft shows to two buildings at the Solanco Fairgrounds.
This year, the volunteers will also be using two buildings but replaced the Hoffman Building with one of the fair association's larger structures.
"We're going to be using the Kreider Building and Building #7," volunteer Meghan Cross said. "We have outgrown the Hoffman Building."
Where did all the water go?
There's a lot less water in the Octoraro Lake.
That's good news for fishermen, said Chester Water Authority's director of engineering Brian P. MacEwan
"It allows them a lot more shoreline access," MacEwan said last week.
Bluegrass concert’s encore performance
Last year's concert was a success.
It wasn't a sure thing, organizer Les Davis said recently.
Buses, students, and teachers now have to wait for traffic to clear before leaving Solanco High School at the end of the day.
Firefighters from three counties have been battling a sawmill fire on Little Britain Church Rd., Fulton Township, since 7:19 a.m. Thursday morning, April 18.
The Southern End Community Association has a new director.
Rick Kerns took over as SECA's leader on Monday, April 1. He succeeds Nicole Luecker. She had been SECA's director since 2014; her last day at the nonprofit was March 1.
The job will allow him to fulfill a lifelong ambition, Kerns said last week.
A physician practicing in East Drumore Township has been accused of indecent assault.
Dr. William R. Vollmar, who works at Diamantoni and Associates, Commerce Commons, was charged with misdemeanor indecent assault, state police said.
The charges were filed April 10 and stemmed from an incident in the doctor's office on March 23. Police allege Dr. Vollmar inappropriately touched an adult patient's genitals without the patient's consent.
Yard sale will help fund mission to Peru
As they have in recent years, proceeds from the 2019 Middle Octorara Presbyterian Church's annual yard sale will help fund the congregation's ongoing mission to a Peruvian community.
Members of Quarryville Fire Company's special division will be holding their first Easter flower sale on Friday, April 19, and Saturday, April 20.
PHOTOS: Cars collide on Kirkwood Pike
Kirkwood Pike (Rt. 472) was closed in Colerain Township on Thursday morning, April 11, when two cars collided shortly before 7 a.m.
Gardeners will have plenty of choices at the seventh annual Quarryville Library benefit auction.
Owners of 15 local greenhouses will be donating plants to this year's sale, organizer Ron Althoff said last week.
"We expect to have annuals, perennials, and some shrubs and trees," he said.
"We're stressing flowers this year. We always do well with them."
Alicia Achelle Wilson, 24, of Quarryville, has been charged with breaking a window in a building on Scotland Rd. east of Lancaster Pike, East Drumore Township, at 5 p.m. on March 31, Trooper Matthew Weckesser reported. According to the trooper, Wilson threw a toy gun at the double pane window, causing damage in excess of $500.
Trial run for a trail marathon
When they cut the ribbon to dedicate the bridge over Rt. 222, state officials said they would like to see a marathon run on the low grade rail trail when it's completed.
While neither they nor the trail are ready for that long a race, Providence Township officials thought they could test the idea with a pair of shorter runs.
Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church's chancel choir will perform Joseph Martin's Rose of Calvary on Palm Sunday.
The Easter cantata is a sequel to Martin's Winter Rose and follows, by 16 months, Chestnut Level's performance of that composition.
Solanco High School's small engine repair team finished third in the annual regional competition. The contest was held in the school's ag shop on Tuesday afternoon, March 26.
It's been eight years since Providence Township resident John Frank started helping the people of Haiti.
In the beginning, he was working to provide relief to the island nation as its people tried to recover from a devastating earthquake.
Now he's trying to help the residents survive in a collapsing economy.
First day of trout season
Eden to abandon unused road
Later this month, Eden Township's supervisors are expected to officially abandon the municipality's section of Miller Rd.