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United Way of Lancaster County


Friday, Aug. 19

Placards cover the base for a statue of Barney Ewell that will be installed in Ewell Plaza in downtown Lancaster. (Source: Barney Ewell Legacy Committee)

• Job openings outnumber job seekers in Lancaster County: The county unemployment rate is 3.4% and the total labor force remains below pre-pandemic levels. (Source: LNP)

• Work under way on Barney Ewell statue: The statue honoring the Olympic sprinter in downtown Lancaster is to be unveiled Nov. 19. (Source: WGAL)

• Nonprofits assist families with back-to-school supplies: Giveaways of backpacks, clothing and other items continuing into early September. (Source: WITF)

• Educators oppose Mastriano funding proposals: Mastriano has said he would eliminate property taxes and cut education spending in half, which teachers’ advocates say would decimate Pennsylvania’s public schools. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Judge open to unsealing parts of Mar-a-Lago affidavit. (Source: CBS News) Biden to host ‘United We Stand’ anti-extremism summit. (Source: UPI) Texas doubles down on busing migrants to NYC. (Source: ABC News) Oil, gas industry given substantial drilling concessions in new climate law. (Source: AP) 3 charged in 2018 killing of Whitey Bulger. (Source: USA Today)