(Bill Kalina — bkalina@yorkdispatch.com)
Solar electricity expected to rise globally, but York market in question

07/23/2015 11:34 PM EDT
An international report is predicting a meteoric rise for solar power electricity over the next 25 years, but York-area experts have mixed feelings about the timetable and degree to which the renewable energy source will grow throughout Pennsylvania. 
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Texting and driving citations vary widely in York County
07/21/2015 01:13 PM EDT - More than 250 tickets have been issued for the offense, but municipalities take different approaches. Full Story

York County man gets clean from heroin through God
07/15/2015 08:07 AM EDT - It's late October 2014 in Blair County. After about two weeks in rehab, Jacob Ruth decided to escape. Full Story

Shattering a stigma, York County suburbs are home to the new heroin
03/23/2015 09:12 AM EDT - This generation's heroin addicts are the smiling kids in the neat rows of pictures on the fireplace mantels of middle America. Full Story

Special report: Tax caps limit increases in York, but hikes still present
07/29/2014 12:36 PM EDT - York County homeowners don't have to reach too far into their memories to recall paying school property tax increases of 8 to 10 percent nearly every year. Full Story

Number of York County residents working past 65 at record high
03/31/2014 05:49 PM EDT - The sound of a hydraulic press rumbles in the background as Bud Butera fixes pads and wedges in a pair of orthopedic shoes. Full Story

Classifieds and the Classroom: How York schools use advertising to support programs
12/09/2014 12:58 AM EST - York County schools are opening their doors to banners, billboards and signs in an effort to have advertisers supplement what state funds and local taxes struggle to cover, as perhaps one of the last untapped revenue sources for public school districts. Full Story

Dipping into savings: York schools balance budgets with surplus funds
01/30/2014 11:05 AM EST - Increases in pension payments, special education and other costs are forcing school districts in York County to take a serious look at using money stashed in savings accounts to cover upcoming budget deficits. Full Story

The rise and fall of York County school districts' fund balances
12/30/2014 10:41 AM EST - A number of York County schools have built up surplus funds to help bridge future budget gaps — but that money could be spent quickly. Full Story

Special report: Cyber school scores lag behind York schools, cite challenges
12/01/2014 11:26 AM EST - The scores of cyber charter schools across the state are "very concerning" to the Pennsylvania Department of Education, according to Tim Eller, spokesman for the department. Full Story

(Matthew Mead — The Associated Press)
Onions deliver a robust soup for little effort

Talk about a vegetable that's everywhere. The humble onion is one the most common aromatic vegetables, popping up in so many ways across so many cuisines. Full Story
(Dan Grossi/AP)
Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat! Full Story