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United Way of Lancaster County


Tuesday, Aug. 15

Donald Trump (Source: Shealah Craighead |

• Lancaster Township bans plastic bags: Township supervisors on Monday approved the ban, which takes effect Jan. 1. (Source: ABC 27)

• Lancaster County government restores pre-pandemic staffing levels: The county’s full-time headcount is 1,624, versus 1,622 at the end of 2019. (Source: LNP)

• Pa. awards federal infrastructure funds for EV charging stations: State officials are allocating $33.8 million to 54 projects in 35 counties. (Source: Capital-Star)

• Input sought on statewide strategy for senior citizens: The Master Plan for Older Adults will guide state policy on issues such as housing, in-home care and mental health. (Source: WITF | WESA)

• Toys for Tots needs new home: The former Sears Auto Center at Park City Center is no longer usable as the organization’s storage and distribution center. (Source: LNP)

• Nation/world: Trump indicted on racketeering charges in Georgia. (Source: Politico) Biden administration begins canceling 800K+ student loans. (Source: ABC News) Montana youth activists win landmark environmental case. (Source: NPR) Last month was the hottest July on record. (Source: UPI) Political leader killed in Ecuador. (Source: AP) Maui residents sue power utility, alleging link to wildfires. (Source: NY Times) Louisiana Senate bans gender-affirming care for minors. (Source: AP)