85% of Pa. adults partly or fully vaccinated, Wolf says

85% of Pa. adults partly or fully vaccinated, Wolf says

Marylouise Deaven, of Union Community Care, administers a Covid-19 vaccine during A Day of Healing" at Longs Park on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo: Provided) A full 85% of Pennsylvanians...
AP poll: 1 in 5 Americans experience food insecurity

AP poll: 1 in 5 Americans experience food insecurity

Food Boxes are packed at the Central PA Food Bank's headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: Central PA Food Bank) More than one in five Americans say they haven't been able to...
School District of Lancaster seeks community partners for Extended Day program

School District of Lancaster seeks community partners for Extended Day program

As the School District of Lancaster continues to build back from the pandemic year of 2020-21, it is ramping up its recruitment of community partners to assist with after-school programs....
News: Friday, Sept. 24

News: Friday, Sept. 24

Hempfield School District Superintendent Mike Bromirski testifies before the Pa. Senate Education Committee on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2021. (Source: Pasenategop.com) Headlines: • Pa. AG sues over GOP election subpoena: Attorney...
Senior Food Box Program launches DoorDash partnership

Senior Food Box Program launches DoorDash partnership

Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding discusses the Senior Food Box Program during a news conference at the Westmoreland Food Bank in Delmont, Pa., on Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov)...
OSHA’s upcoming Covid-19 vaccine mandate raises many questions for large employers

OSHA’s upcoming Covid-19 vaccine mandate raises many questions for large employers

(Source: OSHA.gov) The Biden administration's Covid-19 mandate for large employers looks likely to present tricky challenges for those organizations' personnel departments and legal teams, according to a local labor law...
News: Thursday, Sept. 23

News: Thursday, Sept. 23

A llama at Machu Picchu, Peru. (Source: Wikimedia) Headlines: • Penn Manor begins enforcing school mask mandate:  Noncompliant students were taken from class and their parents were notified to pick...
Delayed by pandemic, homeless coalition’s shower trailer expected to debut in October

Delayed by pandemic, homeless coalition’s shower trailer expected to debut in October

Lancaster's homeless coalition and Lancaster EMS are buying a shower trailer similar to this one. (Source: Provided) It has taken longer than anyone expected, but in a few weeks, Lancaster...
Gov. Wolf announces Pa. climate action plan

Gov. Wolf announces Pa. climate action plan

(Source: Pa. Climate Action Plan 2021) Gov. Wolf on Wednesday introduced a plan for Pennsylvania to combat climate change, saying it is time to move out of "a reactive mode"...
Rental assistance update: $7.2 million paid out, tens of millions still available

Rental assistance update: $7.2 million paid out, tens of millions still available

Justin Eby, executive director, Lancaster County Redevelopment Authority, discusses the Emergency Rental Assistance Program at a Lancaster County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (Source: co.lancaster.pa.us) Lancaster County on...
News: Wednesday, Sept. 22

News: Wednesday, Sept. 22

Projections for two possible Covid-19 scenarios both show declining cases this fall. (Source: Covid-19 Scenario Modeling Hub) Headlines: • Amendments to rescind school mask mandates stall in House:  Legislators had...
Secretary Beam tells vaccine providers: Prepare for boosters

Secretary Beam tells vaccine providers: Prepare for boosters

Acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam speaks during a press conference at Hershey Pharmacy in Hershey on Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Anticipating that federal agencies are about to...
Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication celebrates namesake’s life, legacy (video)

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication celebrates namesake’s life, legacy (video)

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School (Photo: Kyle Gamble) The newly renamed Hazel I. Jackson Middle School in the School District of Lancaster was  dedicated on Monday, Sept. 20, the 95th...
News: Tuesday, Sept. 21

News: Tuesday, Sept. 21

Some of the books previously banned, now reinstated, by the Central York School District. (Source: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18pOK3roiwPQ9WF7D2wA0o7Ktr8KwAJeZfn-o6O8T__Y/mobilepresent) Headlines: • Fight continues over school mask mandate:  Parents spoke out at school board...
Tec Centro Berks, modeled on Lancaster program, opens in Reading

Tec Centro Berks, modeled on Lancaster program, opens in Reading

The entrance of Tec Centro Berks at 442 S. 6th St., Reading. (Photo: Provided) A career center for Latinos modeled on Lancaster's Tec Centro opened on Monday in Reading, and...
YWCA takes stand against overturning Roe v. Wade

YWCA takes stand against overturning Roe v. Wade

(Source: YWCA.org) YWCA Lancaster is supporting its national counterpart, YWCA USA, as the latter steps up its involvement in the battle over reproductive rights. YWCA USA on Monday filed an...
News: Monday, Sept. 20

News: Monday, Sept. 20

This chartered bus carrying LCBC Church volunteers crashed in the woods after veering off Interstate 81 on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (Source: WBRE) Headlines: • More than 30 hospitalized after...
On ‘Welcoming Week,’ Lancaster city reaffirms commitment to refugees, immigrants

On ‘Welcoming Week,’ Lancaster city reaffirms commitment to refugees, immigrants

Ahmed Ahmed speaks to Lancaster City Council about welcoming immigrants and refugees on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) "Growing up, I always was fascinated by welcoming," former refugee...