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York College will play host to its 13th edition of the START program, designed to recruit college students and local fans into sports officiating, beginning Sunday, Oct. 25, and continuing on Nov. 1 and Nov. 8. START stands for "Students of Today are Referees of Tomorrow." Sports offered during the Fall 2015 START program — based on interest levels from applicants — could be basketball, wrestling, baseball, softball and lacrosse. A minimum of five candidates in a sport should register before Friday, Oct. 16, for that sport to be included in the program. Late applicants will be included in any program that has enough candidates to run. The program will be held in Room 140 of the Humanities Center on York College's main campus. The meetings will begin each night at 6 and last approximately 75 minutes. The program is open to anyone at least 18. There is no cost to college students with ID cards. Participants without a current college student ID card must pay the normal PIAA $30 registration fee. Candidates will be able to take the PIAA officiating test at the end of the Nov. 8 meeting. To register for the program, candidates should send an e-mail to Capital Athletic Conference Commissioner Tom Byrnes ( by Friday, Oct. 16, indicating which sport they're interested in becoming a PIAA official.


The York Hiking Club will hold the following hikes this month: A work hike will held on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Gifford Pinchot State Park. For information, contact Jim Hooper at (717) 252-3784 or at An eight-mile hike on Old Rag Mountain in Shenandoah National Park is set for Sunday, Oct. 4. For information, contact David Lukes at or at (717) 818-4751. A six-mile hike along the Susquehanna River is set for Sunday, Oct. 11. For information, contact Eric Ling at (717) 815-6635 or A four-to-five-mile hike is set for Rocky Ridge Park on Saturday, Oct. 17. For information, contact Sheryl Garber at (717) 578-9455 or at A pumpkin walk will be a half mile evening walk on the Heritage Rail Trail on Saturday, Oct. 17. A donation is requested for this walk. For information, contact or at (717) 428-0999. A night-time hike will be a 5 1/2 miles on the Appalachian Trail under a nearly full moon on Saturday, Oct. 24. For information, contact Elyshia Menkin at (734) 536-9453 or at An eight-mile hike is set for the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area on Sunday, Oct. 25. For information, contact Jack Goodwin or Kathy Miller at (717) 767-8910 or at


Northeastern School District is accepting applications for the following positions: head coach for varsity track and field and head coach for varsity baseball. Interested candidates should contact Bryan Stephens at or at (717) 266-3644 ext. 3.