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United Way of Lancaster County


Thursday, July 11

Lancaster’s Portland Loo is seen in a March 2024 file photo. (Source: OUL file)

• Lancaster police swear in three new officers: Aaron Jackson, Melanie Rodriguez and Trent Wolgemuth will initially be paired with department veterans for on-the-job training. (Source: ABC 27)

• City’s ‘Portland Loo’ gets positive reviews: Installed in mid-March, it is Lancaster’s only 24/7 public toilet. (Source: LNP)  

• Aaron’s Acres kicks off summer camp: More than 95 participants from six counties are taking part in the six-week camp for children with disabilities. (Source: ABC 27)

• Public water authorities fight back against privatization: Tony Bellitto, executive director of the North Penn Water Authority, says privatizers are targeting well-run public authorities and raising customers’ prices when they succeed. (Source: WVIA)  

• Heat wave eases: After seven days in the 90s, Thursday’s afternoon highs will be in the mid-80s. (Source: CBS 21)

• Nation/world: Arkansas Secretary of State rejects abortion-rights ballot petition. (Source: UPI) Nevada county refuses to certify recount results. (Source: AP) Biden to hold news conference this evening. (Source: NPR) China lashes out at NATO’s accusations of complicity in Ukraine war. (Source: NBC News) IRS collects $1 billion in back taxes from high earners. (Source: CNN) Inflation rises an annualized 3% in June. (Source: ABC News)