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Ashley Paul


York, PA, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Farm owner speaks out after neighbor’s dog attacks and kills alpacas

Beth Lutz has been raising alpacas at Painted Spring Farm Alpacas in York County for 18 years. “They all have their own personalities. Most of the animals on this farm we have raised since they were babies. So there’s a long bond,” said Lutz. → Read More

Marine killed overseas remembered by Dallastown community

A high school football player, a junior ROTC member, and an amazing person. That’s how Dallastown School District Superintendent Ronald Dyer describes former student Benjamin Hines. → Read More

Transgender bathroom debate prompts change in Lancaster County school district

"I asked several of the groups that we met with, 'Who feels comfortable changing in front of other people?', and of course, nobody raises their hand. Even as adults we’re still uncomfortable with that,” said Eastern Lancaster County School District superintendent Dr. Bob Hollister. → Read More

Adoptive mother of shaken baby speaks out after his death 20 years later

"First and foremost, that kid had a smile that could light up a room. That’s what I miss the most,” said Michelle Miller. Kurtis Reed-Miller never had it easy. “He couldn’t walk. He couldn’t talk. He had voluntary movement. Everything we did with him had to be hand over hand,” said Miller. → Read More

New details in York County child abuse case

71 year-old Charles Benjamin appearing in court Wednesday afternoon, facing a multitude of charges including five counts each of aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person, in addition to false imprisonment charges. → Read More

Employee fears for his job after Rite Aid announces 400 job cuts

"Everybody was stressed out, everybody was worried, okay we just lost how many people. Are they doing more?” said a Rite Aid employee. The man, who didn’t want to be identified, says he was one of the last standing. He says starting at nine Tuesday morning, employees in his department at a Mechanicsburg Rite Aid corporate office began being escorted out of the office. → Read More

Couple speaks out after they were listed on police Facebook page for unpaid parking tickets

"I think it’s a little absurd. It’s a parking ticket. I think they have other bigger things to worry about than a parking ticket,” said Brandi Millhouse. → Read More

Northern HS coach speaks out after public barred from Thursday’s game against York HS

Video showing the tension becoming physical at Monday night’s York High School basketball game against Muhlenburg. Moments after the buzzer sounded at the end of Muhlenberg’s 66-63 victory over the Bearcats, several fans from both schools got involved in a confrontation, resulting in several people being taken out of the gym in handcuffs. → Read More

Lancaster cracks down on tattoo regulations

"I ain’t graduate high school. I was a total f*** up working dead end jobs. And he gave me a chance to make a living and to have a skill that I could carry through my whole entire life,” said Joe Martin, owner of Golden Age Tattoo in Lancaster. → Read More

Community members demand answers after Juniata County superintendent resigns

"There’s just something behind this that seems very fishy,” said community member Garth Brackbill. “Something smells funny,” said Ronnie Brown, another community member. That’s the consensus among much of the crowd at the Juniata County School Board meeting Thursday night, after Superintendent Keith Yarger announced he will resign in April. → Read More

Harley Davidson ends open house, York Bike Night will continue as planned

Warren Smith says he considers fellow bikers brothers and sisters. “The camaraderie, togetherness, and we watch out for each other,” said Smith, who is also the vice president of the York Motorcycle Club. So, he says the annual Harley Davidson open house on the same day as York Bike Night is a family reunion. → Read More

Sunday hunting could soon be legal in PA

"I never got to hunt with my dad. He did the best he could with what he was given, but that’s something that I really regret,” said Doug Lapp, a member of both the Hunters United for Sunday Hunting group and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Lapp grew up in a house of farmers. → Read More

Friends of teen killed in York County bus crash speak out

"The last text I got from her was ‘I can’t wait to cheer you on tonight,’” said Elizabeth Fuhrman. Fuhrman says her best friend Masey Dacheux was planning to cheer her on at her Northeastern High School swim meet Thursday night. → Read More

Some local businesses plan to adapt for kids with autism

Amanda Simmons says she hasn’t been able to go out to dinner in two years. “Every outing or whatever is a big task,” said Simmons. That’s because her three year-old son, Hunter, has severe autism, and most public places aren’t equipped to handle that. → Read More

New bill limits pet store animal sales

It’s a constant debate- rescue pets versus breeders. “Rescues, we go to the SPCA pretty regularly just to check them out. There’s so many animals out there that need homes already,” said one York resident. → Read More

Body found on front lawn in residential York County neighborhood

Neighbors are rattled… “This kind of thing doesn’t happen in our neighborhood. At all, at all,” said Melia Summa. After a dead body was found in the front yard of a home on Oriole Circle in Chanceford Township home just before midnight. → Read More

Three dead in Dauphin County murder-suicide

“How can they confirm three people dead? We stay in the apartment building but we don’t know nothing,” said Bawi Theng, who lives on South Union Street in Middletown. Theng says he’s feeling scared, after watching from his apartment window as police pulled three dead bodies from his apartment building. → Read More

UPMC welcomes first baby of 2019 seconds into the new year

Ja’Kell Whitehead had the last day of 2018 all planned out- a routine doctors appointment ten days before her due date, followed by a night in with the family. “It was like a normal doctors appointment. I went in, I was 2 1/2 centimeters dilated. → Read More

Shoppers snag after-Christmas sales at Capital City Mall

Christmas is now behind us, and with the end of one holiday brings the start of another. “Returns. We’re making a lot of returns," said one shopper at Capital City Mall. National Return Day. → Read More

Local church hosts Christmas dinner

Christmas is a time to come together with loved ones to celebrate, but Kim Raffensberger chooses to celebrate the holiday with people she`s never met. "As a faith based church, we believe that`s how we show God's love. To love on people," said Raffensberger, a member of York First Church of God. → Read More