Print Edition Highlights - January 17, 2019

Vehicle fire shuts down highway

Drivers found Route 15 shutdown in both directions Sunday evening after a vehicle caught on fire just north of the Rt. 74 intersection near Dunkin' Donuts.

Jackelyn Benitez, 23, of Harrisburg, was traveling north when she began to notice that her car “smelled hot” so she pulled over, Carroll Township Police Chief Thomas said. After getting out of the car, Benitez saw smoke and flames. She and her passenger were able to get away from the burning vehicle safely, police said. Northern York County Fire and Rescue, fire police and Carroll Township Police were on the scene.

Photo by Curt Werner

Volunteers from Northern York County Fire and Rescue spray water on a car that caught on fire Sunday night on Rt. 15 north, just past the Rt. 74 intersection.


‘Mangia bene’ without going to Italy at LoVasco’s Italian restaurant

By Becky Kimmel

Native Italians Gio and Jessica LoVasco promise diners authentic Italian cuisine right here in northern York County.

Patrons are greeted with a welcoming “Ciao!” the moment they open the door of LoVasco’s, and fresh tomato and mozzarella are not far behind.

The couple was born and raised in Palermo, located on the Italian island of Sicily and famous for its beautiful beaches and of course, fresh and robust cuisine.

Photo by Curt Werner

Gio and Jessica LoVasco promise diners authentic Italian cuisine at their restaurant, LoVasco’s, located in Rossville.

Deer saved from icy lake lands rescuer in hot water

On the last day of muzzle loader season, some local deer were on the receiving end of life-saving measures when they were stranded on Pinchot Lake.

On January 12, five deer - four buck and one doe - fell through the ice while trying to cross the lake.

Pennsylvania Game Commission officers and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources personnel were on the scene to rescue the deer as onlookers gathered to take in the unusual rescue.


Photo by Curt Werner

A spike buck attempts to get out of the icy water onto a sheet of ice at Pinchot Lake Sunday morning.

Polar Bears fill up lineup card, go 2-0

By Andy Sandrik

With one match to go in the regular season, the Northern wrestling team has finally pieced together a complete dual lineup.

The Polar Bears -- with the return of Liam Strouse and Donovan Bair from injury -- collected two wins, defeating Lower Dauphin 45-30 on Thursday before coming from behind to top Hershey 38-26 on Monday.

The District 3-AAA team postseason is unlikely for Northern (6-5, 4-1 Keystone Division), but the Polar Bears can hang their hat on knowing that in a rebuilding year, they will likely finish second in their division.

Photo by Curt Werner

Evan Chapman, back, pins Hershey's Logan Kreamer in the 126 lb. weight class.

Bears to host Waynesboro

By Joe Guty

Despite a valiant comeback, Northern could not contain visiting Boiling Springs last Friday night on the Lady Polar Bears’ home court.

The Lady Bubblers held off Northern 39-35 to win the close Mid Penn Colonial match up. Both teams started out cautiously, with the visitors taking a 5-3 first quarter lead. On two key baskets by Jaeden Longenecker, Northern took a 17-15 lead by halftime but the Lady Bubblers hit some critically timed shots down the stretch for the win.

Longenecker paced the Lady Polar Bears with 17 points including three treys. Katie Ryan added 10 points while Quinlyn Fisher (4) and Cassie Smith (4) also contributed. In the JV contest, the Lady Bubblers edged Northern, 22-21. Kylie Miller and Kawena Jacobs paced the Lady Polar Bears with six points apiece. Hope Wenger (3) and Makayla Decker (3) also contributed along with Katie Derr (2) and Bekah Wiley (1).

Photo by Curt Werner

Cassandra Smith is fouled under the basket in second-quarter action.

For more information see the January 17, 2019 edition.




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