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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, Nov. 8

In Lancaster County’s commissioner race, Republicans Ray D’Agostino and Josh Parsons, left, were reelected and Democrat Alice Yoder, right, won the seat being vacated by Commissioner John Trescot. (Source: Candidate campaigns)

Election results:

For complete Lancaster County election results, visit the county’s Election Returns website. For statewide results, visit the Pa. Department of State’s Unofficial Results.

• Parsons, D’Agostino win re-election as commissioners: Democrats fell short in their bid to buck the odds and oust one of the two Republican incumbents. Alice Yoder took the third commissioner seat; Bob Hollister fell short. (Source: LNP)

• Democrats win two seats on Hempfield School Board: Republicans swept school board races in Warwick and Elizabethtown Area, while Democrats swept in Manheim Township School District. (Source: LNP)

• Democrats poised to sweep Pa. appellate court elections: Three of four races had been called as of Wednesday morning: Daniel McCaffery over Carolyn Carluccio for Supreme Court (Source: AP); Matt Wolf over Megan Martin for Commonwealth Court (Source: Spotlight PA) and Jill Beck for Superior Court. A second Democrat Superior Court candidate, Timika Lane, was ahead of Republicans Maria Battista and Harry Smail Jr., but the race had not been called. (Source: ABC 27)

• Northampton County leaders ‘livid’ over voting machine error: Despite the error, which flipped retention votes for two Superior Court judges, County officials said they were confident all votes would be counted accurately. (Source: Lehigh Valley Live)

• Nationally, abortion issue gives Democrats big wins: Voters in Ohio passed a ballot measure preserving abortion rights, and Democrat Andy Bashear focused on Republican anti-abortion policy in his successful gubernatorial re-election in Kentucky. (Source: AP)

Other headlines

• Scam targets property tax/rent rebate program: Callers are trying to trick people into divulging their bank account numbers by pretending to be from the Treasury Department. (Source: WGAL)

•  Pa farmers receive $3.6 million for renewable energy development: The money comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program. (Source: WITF)

• Nation/world: Israel faces pressure over Gaza civilians. (Source: AP) House censures Tlaib over Israel-Hamas war comments. (Source: NPR) Ivanka Trump to testify in fraud trial. (Source: CNN) National Zoo returns pandas to China. (Source: CBS News) October set fifth straight monthly world temperature record. (Source: AP) Supreme Court appears unlikely to rule accused domestic abusers are entitled to guns. (Source: UPI)