School District of Lancaster rethinks ‘hybrid’ education plan, will instead start off 100% online

School District of Lancaster rethinks ‘hybrid’ education plan, will instead start off 100% online

Pivoting from its previous plan to offer a "hybrid" of online and in-person instruction, the School District of Lancaster now plans to begin the school year with 100% online classes....
United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

United Way urges Congress to act for America’s recovery

By local and national United Way staff: In Lancaster County and nationwide, the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses. Communities are hurting, and without immediate...
News: Tuesday, August 4

News: Tuesday, August 4

Probability of high-speed wind gusts from Tropical Storm Isaias. (Source: National Weather Service) Headlines for Tuesday, August 4, 2020: • Hersheypark closes due to Isaias: The storm is tracking through...
News: Monday, August 3

News: Monday, August 3

The Hurtigruten cruise line's Roald Amundsen. (Source: Hurtigruten) Headlines for Monday, August 3, 2020: • Nursing homes bear pandemic's brunt: Four nursing homes in Lancaster County lost 22% to 27%...
News: Friday, July 31

News: Friday, July 31

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Millersville branch of Lancaster EMS on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Source: Office of the Governor) Headlines for Friday, July 31, 2020: • Gov. Wolf...
Commissioners optimistic on schools, economic recovery

Commissioners optimistic on schools, economic recovery

Lancaster County commissioners Ray D'Agostino, left, and Josh Parsons speak at a media briefing at the county Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Two...
County’s Covid-19 patients are trending younger

County’s Covid-19 patients are trending younger

Dr. Michael Ripchinski, chief clinical officer, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, speaks at a media briefing at the county Public Safety Training Center on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Photo: Tim...
News: Thursday, July 30

News: Thursday, July 30

NASA launches an Atlas V rocket carrying the Mars rover Perseverance on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Source: NASA) Headlines for Thursday, July 30, 2020: • High school sports adopt Covid-19...
Local contact tracing: Compliance is up, but slow test results aren’t helping

Local contact tracing: Compliance is up, but slow test results aren’t helping

Dr. Jeffrey Martin, inset, testifies during a Pa. House Democratic Policy Committee hearing on contact tracing hosted by state Rep. Tim Briggs, main photo, on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Source:...
News: Wednesday, July 29

News: Wednesday, July 29

The former Hand Middle School, now Southeast Middle School. Headlines for Wednesday, July 29, 2020: • County to consider asymptomatic Covid-19 testing: Authorizing an expanded testing protocol would require amending...
News: Tuesday, July 28

News: Tuesday, July 28

U.S. Attorney General William Barr (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Headlines for Tuesday, July 28, 2020: • State lawmakers consider plight of bars, restaurants: Operators say they can't survive under current rules....
News: Monday, July 27

News: Monday, July 27

Headlines for Monday, July 27, 2020: • Lancaster County police are overwhelmingly white: Police chiefs and other officials say they're making efforts to diversify hiring, but significant obstacles remain. (Source:...
Gov. Wolf: Districts face tough choices on school openings

Gov. Wolf: Districts face tough choices on school openings

In this image taken from online video, Gov. Tom Wolf speaks about Pennsylvania's Covid-19 response at the Lancaster Health Center on Friday, July 24, 2020. Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday...
News: Friday, July 24

News: Friday, July 24

(Source: PennDOT) Headlines for Friday, July 24, 2020: • Pa. Health Secretary: Restricting bars now will help schools to open this fall: "It's critical to drive down the case counts"...
Researchers: Covid-19 stable in Lancaster, spreading in Philadelphia

Researchers: Covid-19 stable in Lancaster, spreading in Philadelphia

This map adapted from PolicyLab's "Mapping Covid-19 in Your Community" shows coronavirus case counts per 100,000 for selected Pennsylvania counties. Lancaster County's Covid-19 case counts look likely to remain low...
Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Rebel Cause relocates day center, readies overnight homeless shelter

Kaden Stetler, president of Rebel Cause, shows off the new day center at First United Methodist Church in Lancaster. (Source: Rebel Cause) This is a very big week for Rebel...
News: Thursday, July 23

News: Thursday, July 23

(Source: PXHere) Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2020: • Lebanon County sues over Covid-19 funding: The county says Gov. Tom Wolf committed a "gross abuse of power" in withholding $12.8...
News: Wednesday, July 22

News: Wednesday, July 22

President Donald Trump tweeted this photo of himself in a mask on Monday, July 20, 2020. Headlines for Wednesday, July 22, 2020: • Survey: Most Pennsylvanians take Covid-19 seriously: About...