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United Way of Lancaster County


Monday, May 5

In this screenshot, Tom DeKirk, left leads a meeting of the Pennsylvania Opioid Misuse and Addiction Abatement Trust on Thursday, May 18, 2023. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• County’s Medicaid enrollment grew by 34,000 during pandemic: Total enrollment, now at 126,300, is expected to drop due to the resumption of annual renewals. (Source: LNP)

• Authorities seeking missing teen: Jason Beverly, 19, who is reportedly on the autism spectrum, left the Revelations of Freedom Ministry on May 16, police said. (Source: CBS 21)

• Zoning board approves teen homeless shelter: Community Basics plans to open Manor Youth House in 2025 at 759 Manor St., Lancaster. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. opioid settlement trust held secret meetings: Board chairman Tom VanKirk says the trust is not subject to Pennsylvania’s Right-to-Know law. (Source: Spotlight PA)

• Pa. counties push for mental health funding hikes: County officials made their case at a Capitol media conference last week. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Nation/world: Fighter jets cause sonic boom as they intercept private plane over Washington, D.C. (Source: NPR) At least 200 dead in Indian train crash. (Source: UPI) Russia claims it thwarted Ukrainian offensive. (Source: BBC News) California launches investigation into migrants flown from Texas. (Source: UPI) Utah school district bans Bible in elementary, middle schools. (Source: AP)