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    HANK MERGES
    MERGES: Independence Day inspires patriotism

    06/25/2014 09:24 AM EDT
    Terrorism is huge in the news again ... a new, more violent form of terrorism not only sweeping Iraq but vowing to bloody western Europe and America. 
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    MERGES: More peaceful times
    06/24/2014 07:16 AM EDT - As the nation gasps from an endless stream of disquieting news about crime, immigration, marriage and quarreling politics . Full Story

    MERGES: Local youth head to Carnegie Hall
    06/19/2014 08:30 AM EDT - Local youth ... 111 members of the York County Senior Honors Choir ... will be singing in Carnegie Hall tomorrow and Saturday. Full Story

    MERGES: Sports benefit kids later in life
    06/17/2014 07:00 AM EDT - Studies clearly demonstrate that youngsters who play sports can reap very positive results later in life. Full Story

    Changing tax structure could burden families
    10/01/2013 10:51 AM EDT - In an effort to eliminate real estate taxes but recoup that revenue loss, state Rep. Keith Gillespie is pushing legislation to hike both personal income tax and the Sales and Use Tax. Full Story

    York Rotary seeks $200,000 for clean water project
    10/03/2013 10:53 AM EDT - For a moment, close your eyes and imagine that the City of York has 10 schools ... and the schools have no toilets. Full Story

    More people in need in York County
    10/09/2013 11:16 AM EDT - "The poor are plentiful in York City and the number is growing." "The August food run proved it," according to Aldersgate United Methodist Church. Full Story

    Yorkers take to the streets to pray for peace, return hope
    10/10/2013 11:42 AM EDT - In York, people are taking to the streets to pray for peace in the community. For the last two months, a group has been gathering weekly to raise their voices in prayer. Full Story

    Time to thank the clergy
    10/15/2013 10:59 AM EDT - October is "Clergy Appreciation Month." So, have you taken time yet to give your pastor, priest or rabbi leaders an encouraging word? Full Story

    WellSpan, Ephrata embrace new health care alignment
    10/17/2013 10:50 AM EDT - Recognizing the changing nature of medical services, WellSpan and Ephrata Community Hospital have just "aligned" their resources to meet the challenge of future medical care. Full Story

    Leg lamp stolen from New York store's display

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — Who took the leg lamp belonging to Ralphie's "Old Man" from a New York store's annual tribute to "A Christmas Story"? Full Story
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    From Scratch: Afraid to fry? Stir up your menu

    I think most people like to eat. When I taught ESL classes, I incorporated this idea in an English Through Cooking class. Full Story
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    China indicts Jackie Chan's son on drug charge

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese prosecutors on Monday indicted the son of Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan on the charge of sheltering others to use drugs, more than four months after he was detained. Full Story