News: Friday, August 14

News: Friday, August 14

The School District of Lancaster has pushed back the start of school one week, to Aug. 31. (Source: SDL) Headlines for Friday, August 14, 2020: • State rental relief program...
Advocates seek to rename former Hand School for Black trailblazer Hazel Jackson

Advocates seek to rename former Hand School for Black trailblazer Hazel Jackson

Hazel I. Jackson Those who knew Hazel I. Jackson remember her principled, idealistic character, her energy, her compassion, her creativity and her indomitable spirit. She was the first Black woman...
News: Thursday, August 13

News: Thursday, August 13

(Source: Federal Trade Commission) Headlines for Thursday, August 13, 2020: • Beware of contact-tracing scams: Criminals posing as tracers may ask for payment or for your Social Security number. To...
Forums will commemorate a century of women’s voting rights, highlight today’s challenges

Forums will commemorate a century of women’s voting rights, highlight today’s challenges

(Source: YWCA Lancaster) Early this year, aware of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment securing women the vote, Stacie Blake began doing some research. Blake...
News: Wednesday, August 12

News: Wednesday, August 12

Beaver Stadium, Penn State (Source: Penn State) Headlines for Wednesday, August 12, 2020: • Sorace, other mayors seek federal aid for cities: The economic hit from the coronavirus pandemic will...
Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP running mate

Biden picks Kamala Harris as VP running mate

Kamala Harris Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday named Sen. Kamala Harris of California as his running mate. Harris, 55, will be the first Black and South Asian woman...
News: Tuesday, August 11

News: Tuesday, August 11

(Source: National Park Service) Headlines for Tuesday, August 11, 2020: • State releases Covid-19 guidance for school districts: Schools in counties with low coronavirus prevalence can offer full in-person classes,...
News: Monday, August 10

News: Monday, August 10

Headlines for Monday, August 10, 2020: • Pa. election system ill-equipped for surge in mail-in ballots: Activists and election officials are pushing for changes, warning of the potential for disaster...
News: Friday, August 7

News: Friday, August 7

North Paulding High School in Georgia suspended student Hannah Watters for posting this photo of a crowded hallway on the first day of school. Watters tweeted Friday morning that the...
News: Thursday, August 6

News: Thursday, August 6

Old Main, Penn State University main campus. (Source: Penn State) Headlines for Thursday, August 6, 2020: • Pa. to expand Covid-19 testing: Pennsylvania lags most other states in its testing...
News: Wednesday, August 5

News: Wednesday, August 5

Pa. Education Secretary Pedro Rivera (Source: Commonwealth of Pa.) Headlines for Wednesday, August 5, 2020: • Police calls to stay encrypted: Lancaster County commissioners voted 2-1 along party lines to...
Lancaster County Covid-19 update: July has lowest death toll since pandemic began

Lancaster County Covid-19 update: July has lowest death toll since pandemic began

The COVID-19 pandemic declined substantially here during July. Three county residents died during the last seven days of the month, according to the county coroner’s office. That was the lowest...
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...