Each Monday, our digital team takes a look at last week’s top stories on LancasterOnline.
We look at news, sports, business, life, culture and local history.
Here are the most-read stories between Monday, Feb. 5, and Sunday, Feb. 11.
1. 2 Lancaster city restaurants among top 100 most romantic eateries in US
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, two Lancaster city eateries are listed among the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in America for 2024, according to the nationwide Open Table restaurant reservation service.
The Belvedere Inn, 402 N. Queen St., and Josephine’s Downtown, 50 W. Grant St., are listed among the five Pennsylvania eateries that made the top 100, which was posted Jan. 31 on OpenTable.com.
“OpenTable analyzed over 12 million diner reviews and metrics to find the restaurants that had diners swooning.” Open Table’s website says. “These are the Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in the U.S.”
2. Game commissioners proposed expanded turkey, pheasant hunting, late firearms deer season, more [column]
Reduced early bear hunting, expanded fall turkey hunting and wild pheasant hunting and a possible late firearms deer season in certain parts of the state highlight the list of recommendations by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for the 2024-25 hunting season.
The Board of Game Commissioners at a recent meeting proposed the full schedule of hunting seasons and bag limits, as well as possible rule changes, at their recent winter meeting.
The public is now invited to comment on all the proposals until the board meets again in April to finalize the 2024-25 hunting season plan.
3. $2.5 billion Susquehanna River hydroelectric project sparks opposition
Local environmentalists are rallying opposition to a $2.5 billion dam and power turbine project on the Susquehanna River after the plan passed one regulatory hurdle.
The public has through March 31 to comment on York Energy Storage LLC’s plan to construct a 1.8-mile-long dam and flood 580 acres in Chanceford Township, York County, to create a hydroelectric facility designed to feed power into the regional grid.
The Cuffs Run pumped storage project, named for a Susquehanna River tributary that would become part of the flooded zone, would create a kind of battery. Water pumped uphill from Lake Clarke, the stretch of flat water created by the nearby Safe Harbor Dam, would be held in the newly formed reservoir and then run downhill through turbines to create electricity.
4. Police capture Penn Township man accused of killing his wife
A Penn Township man accused of killing his wife was captured last Thursday.
Matthew Harrison, 48, was found at a hotel in Pittston, Luzerne County, and taken into custody after a brief standoff with police.
Arrangements were made to transport Harrison back to Lancaster County, where he faces charges including first- and second-degree murder.
Harrison’s wife, Jami, 49, was found dead in her bed on Monday afternoon. An autopsy on Wednesday said that Jami died of asphyxia due to strangulation and suffocation, and her death was ruled a homicide.
5. The Beach Boys will perform in Lancaster this summer; here’s when tickets go on sale
Acclaimed surf rock band The Beach Boys will tour again in 2024, with two planned concerts in Lancaster this summer.
The Beach Boys will perform at the American Music Theatre on June 29 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.