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Thursday, March 14

The new look for the Comet rollercoaster’s cars. (Source: Hersheypark)

• Report finds shortfalls in counties’ care for youth: The report from the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s “Complex Care Workgroup” found that hundreds of young people in counties’ care were housed overnight at unsuitable sites such as hospitals or offices rather than licensed facilities. (Source: WITF)

• Challenged book removed due to low circulation: Manheim Township High School’s library pulled “Identical” by Ellen Hopkins from its shelves as part of a routine “weeding” of items rarely checked out, district officials said. A district parent had challenged the book in 2023. (Source: LNP)

• Hersheypark prepares to open: The amusement park is placing new Comet train cars on the rollercoaster’s tracks en route to launching its 118th year on March 29. (Source: ABC 27)

• Started in the 1960s, Amish mud sales are going strong: The annual spring sales support local fire departments and give Amish and “English” a chance to mingle. (Source: AP | WITF)

• ‘Daniel’ opening at Sight & SoundWhen previously produced in 2002, it was the theater’s largest show to date. (Source: LNP

• Nation/world: House passes bill banning TikTok unless it’s sold. (Source: Reuters) Trump seeks dismissal of classified documents case. (Source: CBS News) Nex Benedict’s death ruled a suicide. (Source: AP) Japanese high court says government’s non-recognition of same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. (Source: UPI) Speaker Johnson reportedly proposes lend-lease aid for Ukraine. (Source: The Hill) SpaceX launching ‘Starship’ rocket. (Source: NPR)