News: Tuesday, July 26

News: Tuesday, July 26

Simone Biles (Source: USA Gymnastics) Headlines: • Legislature asks state agencies to review regulations: Before lawmakers reinstate more than 500 regulations that were waived during the pandemic they want to...
Local Covid-19 cases quintuple in two weeks

Local Covid-19 cases quintuple in two weeks

(Source: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health) Covid-19 cases in Lancaster are climbing again, according to the latest state data. The county recorded 130 new cases last week, according to Pennsylvania's...
With evictions due to resume, officials urge households to seek rental, utility assistance

With evictions due to resume, officials urge households to seek rental, utility assistance

Meg Snead, acting Pa. Secretary of Human Services, speaks about Emergency Rental Assistance. (Source: Pa.gov) With less than a week to go before the national eviction moratorium ends on Saturday,...
‘CHIRP’ Covid-19 aid program helps keep restaurants, lodging businesses afloat

‘CHIRP’ Covid-19 aid program helps keep restaurants, lodging businesses afloat

Gov. Tom Wolf, right, talks with Lancaster business owners, from left, Adam Camberlain, Noah Miller and Sam Guo at Guo's restaurant, Silantra Asian Street Kitchen, on Monday, July 26, 2021....
News: Monday, July 25

News: Monday, July 25

The Gardens at Stevens has a 33% staff Covid-19 vaccination rate, according to federal data. (Source: The Gardens at Stevens) Headlines: • Staff vaccination rates low in Lancaster County nursing...
Clipper Stadium event helping hundreds complete rent, utility assistance forms

Clipper Stadium event helping hundreds complete rent, utility assistance forms

Paul Ortiz is helped with his Emergency Rental Assistance Program application at the Rental & Utility Assistance Community Days event at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster on Friday, July 23,...
Lancaster plans bike lane along Lemon Street; public comment invited through Aug. 6

Lancaster plans bike lane along Lemon Street; public comment invited through Aug. 6

This rendering of Lemon Street looking eastbound across the intersection with Charlotte Street in Lancaster shows how a planned bicycle lane there would look. (Source: City of Lancaster | Kittelson...
News: Friday, July 23

News: Friday, July 23

Athletes march in the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony in this image from Japanese television. Headlines: • Pa. Health Dept. seeks $124 million in emergency Covid-19 contracts: The testing and contact-tracing...
A new ‘gateway’: County plan would make crisis responders broadly available for 911 mental health calls

A new ‘gateway’: County plan would make crisis responders broadly available for 911 mental health calls

Julie Holtry, deputy director, Lancaster County Behavioral Health & Developmental Services, speaks about planned enhancement to crisis intervention at a hearing on Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Source: co.lancaster.pa.us) [caption id="attachment_12510"...
County BHDS aims to set up mental health ‘warmline,’  limited free outpatient counseling

County BHDS aims to set up mental health ‘warmline,’ limited free outpatient counseling

(Source: lancastercountybhds.org) Along with its plan to enhance its Crisis Intervention program, Lancaster County's Behavioral Health & Developmental Services Department envisions using two other state grants to expand its services....
News: Thursday, July 22

News: Thursday, July 22

Justo Smoker (Source: East Lampeter Township Police) Headlines: • Pa. Health Dept. announces higher standards for nursing homes: The department plans to mandate a minimum of 4.1 hours of care...
LG Health, Lancaster receive state grant to make city ‘trauma informed’

LG Health, Lancaster receive state grant to make city ‘trauma informed’

Lancaster General Hospital. Inset: Mary LeVasseur. (Source: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health) Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, in partnership with the city of Lancaster, has received a state grant  for...
News: Wednesday, July 21

News: Wednesday, July 21

The former Conestoga View nursing home is now known as Lancaster Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Headlines: • Inspection finds understaffing at former Conestoga View:  The nursing home averaged 2.4 hours...
By the numbers: Local Covid-19 cases tick upward

By the numbers: Local Covid-19 cases tick upward

The number of Covid-19 cases in Lancaster County is low, but it's starting to increase. Two weeks ago, the county recorded 25 new cases of the virus. Last week it...
Need help applying for rental, utility assistance? Visit Clipper Stadium this Friday, Saturday

Need help applying for rental, utility assistance? Visit Clipper Stadium this Friday, Saturday

A street scene in Lancaster's Cabbage Hill neighborhood. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) With the nationwide eviction moratorium set to expire at the end of July, the organizations behind Lancaster County's Emergency...
First Lady Wolf tours Treasures Markets

First Lady Wolf tours Treasures Markets

In foreground, from left, Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding, Treasures Markets founder Mike Mitchell and Pa. First Lady Frances Wolf walk through Treasures Markets in Lancaster during a tour on Monday,...
News: Tuesday, July 20

News: Tuesday, July 20

(Source: Lancaster Theological Seminary) Headlines: • Pa. requested $340 million in emergency contracts in 2020:  That's up from an average of 135 the previous two years. About half of the...
Volunteers needed to prepare for Back-to-School event

Volunteers needed to prepare for Back-to-School event

State Rep. Mike Sturla passes out backpacks during the 2020 Back-to-School event. (Source: pahouse.com/Sturla/) The organizers of state Rep. Mike Sturla's 2021 Back-to-School event are seeking additional volunteers to help...