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United Way of Lancaster County


Wednesday, Nov. 9

John Fetterman waves to supporters after declaring victory in Tuesday’s election. (Source: Fetterman for PA)

Election results:

For complete Lancaster County election results, visit the county’s Election Returns website.

• Fetterman declares victory over Oz in U.S. Senate race: “The “I won’t let you down,” the Democrat told supporters in Pittsburgh after multiple media outlets projected his win. (Source: Capital-Star)

 • Shapiro bests Mastriano for Pa. governorship: The Democratic attorney general scored a decisive victory over Mastriano, a hardline conservative who did not immediately concede. (Source: Spotlight PA)

 • Sturla, Smith-Wade-El win Pa. House races: Ismail Smith-Wade-El, who resigned Monday as Lancaster City Council president, will be the first Black and first openly LGBT man to represent Lancaster in Harrisburg. (Source: LNP)

 • Smucker wins re-election: The Republican incumbent defeated Republican-turned-Democrat Bob Hollister by a comfortable margin to win a fourth term. (Source: LNP)

 • Pa. officials say election was free, fair and secure: The legal status of undated ballots remains an open question, however, with federal litigation pending. (Source: WITF)

 • Control of Congress remains undetermined as Democrats fend off ‘red wave’: As of Wednesday morning, a handful of races remained too close to call, raising Democrats’ hopes of at least retaining the Senate. (Source: AP)

Other headlines

 • Apartment building dropped from Lombardo’s restaurant expansion plans: The return on investment for the envisaged 22-unit building wasn’t there, due in part to the cost of an underground parking garage, Sam Lombardo said. (Source: LNP)

 • $1 million Powerball ticket sold in Harrisburg: It matched the 5 white balls in Monday’s drawing, for which the jackpot was $2 billion, the biggest in lottery history. (Source: WGAL)

 •  Masonic Village honors veterans: The retirement community is flying 7,000 flags in its Veterans Grove through Nov. 14. (Source: ABC 27)

Nation/world: Facebook parent company Meta lays off 11,000. (Source: NPR) Elon Musk sells $3.95 billion in Tesla shares. (Source: CNBC) Sean Penn loans his Oscar to Ukraine’s Zelenskyy. (Source: USA Today) U.S., EU sanction Myanmar. (Source: UPI) Airport finds handgun concealed in raw chicken. (Source: BBC News)