Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Pa.’s eviction moratorium is to end Monday. Can Lancaster County make Rental Relief work?

Columbia, seen here in an aerial photo, could be one of Lancaster County's harder-hit communities if Pennsylvania's eviction moratorium ends on schedule Aug. 31. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) With Pennsylvania's eviction...
News: Friday, Aug. 28

News: Friday, Aug. 28

Artist Keisha Finnie created this mural in Lancaster's Art Park. Headlines for Friday, August 28, 2020: • Local jury trials to resume in September: Lancaster County courts will begin holding...
Pa. utility commission postpones decision on shutoffs

Pa. utility commission postpones decision on shutoffs

(Source: PA Public Utility Commission) The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on Thursday postponed a decision on whether to allow utility companies to resume service shutoffs for customers who are behind...
News: Thursday, August 27

News: Thursday, August 27

Hurricane Laura makes landfall early Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Source: National Hurricane Center) Headlines for Thursday, August 27, 2020: • DOJ investigates Pa. nursing home Covid-19 deaths: The US. Justice...
Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata continuing utility disconnects; More aid made available to households (updated)

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) Update, 5 p.m. Aug. 27: Ephrata Borough disconnected 31 electric customers and eight water customers on Thursday, Business Office Manager Tracy Roseberry said. As...
News: Wednesday, August 26

News: Wednesday, August 26

Police and protesters interact at the corner of North Prince and West Chestnut streets in Lancaster on Sunday, May 31, 2020. (Photo: Joyous Snyder) Headlines for Wednesday, August 26, 2020:...
Wolf says eviction moratorium ends Aug. 31 unless legislature extends it

Wolf says eviction moratorium ends Aug. 31 unless legislature extends it

(Source: The Eviction Lab) Gov. Wolf said Tuesday he does not have the authority to extend Pennsylvania's eviction moratorium past Aug. 31. He called on the Republican-led legislature to do...
Wolf proposes legalizing recreational pot in Pa.

Wolf proposes legalizing recreational pot in Pa.

(Source: PXfuel) As part of his fall agenda, outlined Tuesday morning, Gov. Tom Wolf called for Pennsylvania to legalize recreational marijuana. Were that to happen, sales would be taxed. Wolf...
Wolf proposes hundreds of millions more in Covid-19 aid

Wolf proposes hundreds of millions more in Covid-19 aid

Gov. Tom Wolf Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday outlined a fall legislative agenda that includes major infusions of additional aid for households battered by the coronavirus' economic repercussions. Among his...
News: Tuesday, August 25

News: Tuesday, August 25

Manheim Township students head into their first day of school on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. (Source: Manheim Township School District) Headlines for Tuesday, August 25, 2020: • Students head back...
‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

‘People need help’: Ephrata resumes utility disconnections amid pandemic

Ephrata Borough Hall (Source: Ephrata Borough) A week ago, Erin Reed and Josh Cooper didn't know if the power would still be on at their home today. [caption id="attachment_4793" align="alignright"...
News: Monday, August 24

News: Monday, August 24

Tropical storms Marco, left, and Laura, lower right, make their way through the Caribbean in this satellite image. (Source: NOAA) Headlines for Monday, August 24, 2020: • Judge puts Trump's...
News: Friday, August 21

News: Friday, August 21

Penn State students party outside the East Halls dormitory. (Via Twitter) Headlines for Friday, August 21, 2020: • Lancaster County goes a week without a nursing home Covid-19 death: It's...
News: Thursday, August 20

News: Thursday, August 20

Lancaster County Prison (Source: Lancaster County) Headlines for Thursday, August 20, 2020: • New Covid-19 cases at county prison: There have been 24 positive tests among inmates and staff since...
News: Wednesday, August 19

News: Wednesday, August 19

Headlines for Wednesday, August 19, 2020: • County prepares for mail-in voting: Officials are making space for about 30 temporary workers to process ballots and is buying an additional envelope...
Nonprofits are hurting. A proposed $100M state fund could help them

Nonprofits are hurting. A proposed $100M state fund could help them

The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) For nonprofits, the coronavirus pandemic has been a one-two financial punch: Demand for their services has soared, while their income has dropped sharply....
News: Tuesday, August 18

News: Tuesday, August 18

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) Headlines for Tuesday, August 18, 2020: • State to launch Covid-19 notification app: Developed by an Irish company, plans are to launch it in early September....
News: Monday, August 17

News: Monday, August 17

Lombardo Welcome Center, Millersville University. (Source: Millersville U.) Headlines for Monday, August 17, 2020: • Teachers demonstrate at governor's mansion: The Saturday protest was part of Educators Are Drawing the...