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Friday, Oct. 6

The Rev. Alexander Veronis, inset, of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, started Lancaster’s Crop Walk in the mid-1970s. He passed away in June at age 90. (Source: Annunciation Church | OUL)

• Pa. House passes budget ‘code bills‘: The bills passed in a contentious late-night session Wednesday and now go to the Senate. (Source: WITF)

• OSHA fines West Reading firm for factory explosion: The government agency says R.M. Palmer Co. didn’t follow safety procedures and fined it $44,000. The company says it will contest the ruling. Seven people died in the incident. (Source: AP)

• Former WGAL anchor enters Congressional race: Janelle Stelson will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Trump ally U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-10. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Pa. House passes bill to move 2024 primary to April 2: The bill, which now goes to the Senate, does not expand voter ID requirements, which had been a consideration. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Shapiro defends handling of sexual harassment case: The governor has faced strong criticism over accused harasser Legislative Affairs Secretary Republican Mike Vereb, but says the administration’s protections for victims are robust. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lancaster Crop Walk set for Oct. 15: The fundraiser at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, 64 Hershey Ave., will be dedicated to its late pastor, the Rev. Alexander Veronis. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Payrolls grew by 336,000 jobs in September. (Source: USA Today) Trump endorses Jim Jordan for Speaker. (Source: CNN) Iranian human rights advocate Narges Mohammadi wins Nobel Peace Prize. (Source: UPI) Poll shows Americans have faith, but not in religion. (Source: CBS News) Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus dies at 80. (Source: NBC News)