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York County’s top 10 news stories in 2006

The massive fire at Adhesives Research was one of the top York County stories in 2006.
The York Sunday News ran this list, compiled from the newspaper staff, of the top stories of 2006.
Take a gander at the following and see what you think:

– Jan. 1 to Dec. 31: The Lauxmont Farm debate drags on and on and on and on. And on …
– Jan. 10: A late-night explosion creates a huge fireball that burns for more than 24 hours at Adhesive Research0 in Springfield Township. No one is hurt.
– Feb. 2: John W. Thompson Sr., longtime boss of the York County Republican Party, dies at 91.
– Feb. 12: Parts of the county receive as much as 18 inches of snow.
– Feb. 17: Mark Stickel, a popular and longtime art teacher at West York Area High School, is found dead in his classroom where he shot and killed himself overnight. Several hundred people attend his funeral.
– July 6: Former chief county detective Becky Downing and York County District Attorney Stan Rebert settle a lawsuit filed by Downing in February 2005 against her former boss. The county’s insurance carrier agreed to pay Downing $200,000 and made other non-monetary concessions.
– July 10: Fans choose Revolution Revolution as the nickname for York’s minor-league baseball team, set to begin play in 2007.
– Aug. 17: President George W. Bush visits the Harley-Davidson plant in Springettsbury Township. (To see scores of posts on Harley, visit this blog’s Harley-Davidson category.
– Dec. 8: Mark David Frankel, once the area’s best-known personal injury attorney, receives a two-to-four-year county prison sentence for bilking his clients out of more than $1 million. His son, Stephen Frankel, receives probation.