INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL NEW ERA
Prominently placed article headed “Concerns over convention center finances limit bookings” towards the end states:
It seems that whenever the Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. half interest in Penn Square Partners is at risk, they turn to the same reporter to write an article suggesting that ‘the sky will fall’ if an action in its interests and from which it can profit is not immediate adopted. Scare tactics were successful throughout the development of the project. Scare tactics can work once again.
We would appreciate the Lancaster Newspapers at least mentioning its partnership in the adjoining Marriott Hotel so newcomers to the community would be aware of latent bias.
Virtually no one wants to see the Convention Center closed. But those who profited through disreputable misrepresentations must participate now in correcting the sweetheart contracts favoring Penn Square Partners and S. Dale High’s companies rammed down the throats of the former Convention Center Authority and likely costing the Convention Center over a million dollars annually.