What were some of the most-read stories you missed this week? Here’s our weekly round-up of things you should know.
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1. Crime and animal news took the cake this week with several stories. Here are a few of the most popular headlines:
- Adams County man charged with raping child
- Hanover man sentenced to 20 years for sale of heroin that killed 2
- Man faces up to year in jail for torn and dirty American flag
- Police: Counterfeit bills passed at Delone Carnival lead to arrest
- Decapitated dog found in Fairfield
- Rabid cat found at Oakside park in Biglerville
2. She already has an Oscar but the win for Hanover native Ann Roth for her costume designs on “The Nance” was her first Tony.
3. In losing a president, Lycoming College found a piece of its history.
As retiring President James Douthat was cleaning out a closet in his office last week, he stumbled on a rather uncommon historical document that had been lost for years—a certificate signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 that named the college’s founder a Civil War chaplain.
4. When autism first nudged its way onto the list of disorders tracked by the Centers for Disease Control in 2000, it only affected an estimated 1 in 150 children. Today, that number has tripled to 1 in 50.
Our six-part series from reporter Amy Stansbury exposing trials, tribulations and experiences of community families and organizations with autism gained national attention this week.
5. After losing her son three years ago, Tracy Lawrence-Felton says she won’t let anyone else experience what she did. So the Hanover mother organized a rally to raise awareness of heroin use in the community, which will be held June 29 from 1 to 4 p.m.
6. Originally created as an “electric park” by trolley-line operators to enhance ridership, Forest Park was once Hanover’s star amusement attraction.
And these old photos, with more to come soon, grabbed the attention (and memories) of our Facbeook fans this week as they recalled stories their parents, grandparents and family members, or themselves, about the Hanover amusement park.
6. Hanover Public School District Superintendent Alan Moyer has been extended an offer to be chief executive officer at the South Middleton School District in Cumberland County, which could leave Hanover schools to seek two new administrators.
7. Our graduation stories and photos are still picking up quite a bit of web traffic this week as we gear up to launch our Sunday grad-edition of The Evening Sun on June 16, complete with graduate lists from 10 Hanover-Adams school districts.
8. In national news, unpaid internships have long been a path of opportunity for students and recent grads looking to get a foot in the door in the entertainment, publishing and other prominent industries, even if it takes a generous subsidy from Mom and Dad. But those days of working for free could be numbered
9. This year, Codorus Blast will continue to phase out the familiar carnival rides. Instead, visitors will be able to go on a rock climbing wall, go to exhibits and shows in the nature tent, and go kayaking.
10. Also at our local state park, Codorus offers the opportunity to get up-close and personal with cliff swallows and other birds each Saturday evening while on one of the park’s boats. Here, a reporter and a photographer tagged along to tell you what to expect.
And a bonus: Hanover is home to one of the biggest names in the harness racing industry — Hanover Shoe Farms.
With more than 1,100 horses spread out on more than 2,700 acres of land, Hanover Shoe Farms — or Hanover as it is referred to around the world — is the largest horse-breeding farm in the world, in terms of earnings.