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United Way of Lancaster County


Friday, Aug. 4

A rendering of the building planned at the former Rebman’s site in south Lancaster. (Source: OZ Fund)

• Construction begins on housing at former Rebman’s site: The Oz Fund’s $15 million complex will include 52 apartments and ground-floor space for a grocery store. (Source: ABC 27)

• County preserves four family farms: The properties, totaling 303 acres, bring the combined total for the county and the nonprofit Lancaster Farmland Trust to 1,591 farms totaling 119,431 acres. (Source: LNP)

• Allegheny County special election will decide control of Pa. House: Democrat Lindsay Powell will face off against Republican Erin Connolly Autenrieth on Sept. 19 for the seat vacated by Democrat Sara Innamorato. The district is heavily Democratic. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Bill authorizing child ID kits faces criticism: Investigative news publication Pro Publica says legislation sponsored by state Sen. Scott Martin, R-Lancaster, was tailored to favor a single vendor, and that there is no indication the kits have ever been used to find a missing child. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Trump pleads not guilty. (Source: UPI) Expelled Tennessee lawmakers win election to fully reclaim seats. (Source: NPR) Six White former sheriff’s deputies plead guilty in attack on Black men in Mississippi. (Source: USA Today) College Board says Florida law disallows teaching of AP Psychology. (Source: ABC News) U.S. economy added 187,000 jobs in July. (Source: CNBC) Conservationists say Endangered Species Act is endangered. (Source: AP News)