News: Tuesday, Oct. 12

News: Tuesday, Oct. 12

The sign at LNP's headquarters at 101 N. Queen St., Lancaster. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Headlines: • Attorney General Josh Shapiro to enter governor's race:  The Democrat, age 48, plans to...
Lancaster city wants to use $5 million in Covid aid for affordable housing. On Tuesday, officials will explain the plan.

Lancaster city wants to use $5 million in Covid aid for affordable housing. On Tuesday, officials will explain the plan.

(Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) This month may mark a turning point in Lancaster city government's efforts to increase the local supply of affordable housing. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, the city...
One week remains to register to vote in Nov. 2 election

One week remains to register to vote in Nov. 2 election

(Source: VotesPA.com) The Department of State reminded Pennsylvanians on Monday that they have one week left to register to vote in time for the Nov. 2 election. The registration deadline...
News: Monday, Oct. 11

News: Monday, Oct. 11

The state prison at Chester. (Source: Pa.gov) Headlines: • Local Boy Scouts to pay $1 million into sex-abuse compensation fund:  The money is part of $2 billion nationwide proposed to...
Pa. Health Dept.: Despite more breakthrough cases, September Covid-19 data shows vaccines’ continuing effectiveness

Pa. Health Dept.: Despite more breakthrough cases, September Covid-19 data shows vaccines’ continuing effectiveness

Acting Physician General Dr. Denise Johnson, speak at an event promoting flu vaccination in Harrisburg on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. (Source: Pa.gov) Pennsylvania's Covid-19 hospitalization data for September shows the...
WellSpan Health system institutes employee Covid-19 vaccine mandate

WellSpan Health system institutes employee Covid-19 vaccine mandate

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital (Source: WellSpan Health) WellSpan Health has announced that all staff must be vaccinated against Covid-19, in accordance with federal requirements. "All team members are required to...
News: Friday, Oct. 8

News: Friday, Oct. 8

State Rep. Matt Dowling (Source: Repdowling.com) Headlines: • State Rep. Matt Dowling injured in crash in Lancaster County:  Dowling, a Republican who represents the 51st District in Fayette and Somerset...
‘Kid designed’ playground opening in Lancaster’s Milburn Park

‘Kid designed’ playground opening in Lancaster’s Milburn Park

Volunteers and Lancaster city staff spread mulch around newly installed playground equipment at Milburn Park on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021. (Photo: Janet Diaz) Volunteers and Lancaster staff celebrated the creation...
Lancaster considers adjusting city parking rules for street sweeping, snow emergencies

Lancaster considers adjusting city parking rules for street sweeping, snow emergencies

A sign listing no-parking hours for street cleaning is seen along Pearl Street in Lancaster. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Lancaster city's Department of Public Works is proposing some changes to clarify...
By the numbers: Locally, Covid-19 pandemic surged in September, victims trended younger

By the numbers: Locally, Covid-19 pandemic surged in September, victims trended younger

The COVID-19 virus continued to surge in Lancaster County throughout September, killing 47 residents, about three victims every two days. While some parts of the nation are seeing a decline...
News: Thursday, Oct. 7

News: Thursday, Oct. 7

This map shows the number days each metropolitan statistical area had poor air quality, as measured by elevated ozone or particulate matter. (Source: Trouble in the Air) Headlines: • ACLU...
Family Medicine Lincoln relocates to expanded Ephrata outpatient center

Family Medicine Lincoln relocates to expanded Ephrata outpatient center

The Family Medicine Lincoln staff includes, from left, Dr. Jonathan Musyt; Dr. James Kelly; Dr. Ashley Kempsell; Dr. Nicole Zimmerman; Dr. Curtis Hershey; Nurse Practitioner Jessica Gillis; and Physician Assistant...
Commissioners authorize creating Health Advisory Council

Commissioners authorize creating Health Advisory Council

From left, Lancaster County Commissioners Craig Lehman, Josh Parsons and Ray D'Agostino listen to discussion of a proposed Health Advisory Council on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The...
Lancaster Chamber President Tom Baldrige announces June 2022 retirement

Lancaster Chamber President Tom Baldrige announces June 2022 retirement

Tom Baldrige (Source: Lancaster Chamber) Tom Baldrige announced Wednesday that he will retire as Lancaster Chamber president and CEO as of June 2022. Baldrige, who turns 62 this month, has...
News: Wednesday, Oct. 6

News: Wednesday, Oct. 6

Evacuees from Kabul, Afghanistan, walk through the Washington Dulles International Airport terminal. (Source: Voice of America) Headlines: • Nursing homes struggle with staffing, Covid-19 vaccination:  The Pa. Health Care Association...
Action deferred on regional economic plan

Action deferred on regional economic plan

The Harrisburg Regional Chamber and CREDC headquarters in Harrisburg. (Source: LoopNet) The Lancaster County commissioners aren't necessarily opposed to joining a multi-county regional economic planning effort, but they balked last...
County commissioners review proposed Health Advisory Council

County commissioners review proposed Health Advisory Council

From left, Lancaster County Commissioners Craig Lehman, Josh Parsons and Ray D'Agostino listen to discussion of a proposed Health Advisory Council on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) A...
News: Tuesday, Oct. 5

News: Tuesday, Oct. 5

The Capitol fountain in Harrisburg runs pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. (Source: Pa. Breast Cancer Coalition) Headlines: • State health officials urge flu vaccination:  Masking and social...