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Thursday, March 7

Columbia Market House (Source: Discover Columbia)

• Preservationists want to restore dungeons underneath Columbia Market House: There are six cells that served as a prison from the mid-1800s to the 1920s. A talk on their history is being offered this evening. (Source: LNP)

• Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn on track for May reopening: The site has been rebuilt since a fire destroyed it in January 2023. (Source: Fox 43)

• Shapiro administration officials detail education fair funding plan: The state’s proposed 2024-25 budget would provide an additional $1.1 billion statewide plus $300 million for repairs and building upgrades. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Document details $45,000 settlement in Conestoga Township: The township paid to settle former Secretary Brandi Tomasetti’s allegations, which it denies, that former Supervisor John Berry had sexually harassed her. Tomasetti agreed to resign and not to have further contact with township administration. (Source: LNP)

• Eight teens wounded in Philadelphia bus stop shooting: It was the fourth shooting at a bus stop in four days. (Source: Fox 43

• Nation/world: Biden to deliver State of the Union tonight. (Source: UPI) Alabama governor signs IVF bill. (Source: NPR) Kansas bill would require providers to ask women why they’re seeking abortion. (Source: CBS News) Pressure grows on Israel to allow Gaza aid as hunger spreads. (Source: Guardian) ‘Rust’ armorer found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. (Source: USA Today) Last month was hottest February on record. (Source: CBS News)