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United Way of Lancaster County


Thursday, Jan. 26

Two people fish in the Susquehanna River North Branch at Riverside Park in Tunkhannock. (Source: Endless Mountains Heritage Region)

• Report cites three county school districts for raising taxes despite having healthy reserves: A report by the state auditor general accuses Hempfield, Penn Manor, the School District of Lancaster and nine other districts statewide of using a loophole in state law to raise taxes unnecessarily. The districts dispute the finding. (Source: CBS 21)

• Lancaster Public Library closed Tuesday due to staff death: It remained closed Wednesday but was expected to reopen this morning. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. names Susquehanna North Branch its River of the Year: Lancaster County’s Conestoga River finished third. (Source: ABC 27)

• Pa.’s county commissioners want lawmakers to focus on 911, elections, mental health: County Commissioner Association of Pennsylvania President Chip Abramovic outlined the group’s wish list at a Harrisburg media conference. (Source: WITF)

• American Lung Association gives Pa. a ‘D’ for tobacco policy: The advocacy group says the state should raise tobacco taxes and expand education and prevention programs. (Source: ABC 27)

• Nation/world: U.S. GDP rose 2.9% in Q4. (Source: CNBC) Palestine says Israel killed 9 in West Bank raid. (Source: AP) Florida students threaten to sue DeSantis over ban on African American studies course. (Source: NPR) Russia targets Ukraine with missiles, drones. (Source: CBS News) Facebook to end Trump’s suspension. (Source: AP)