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In this image from online video, John and Gisele Fetterman speak about John's recent stroke. (Source: @JohnFetterman)

Monday, May 16

In this image from online video, John and Gisele Fetterman speak about John’s recent stroke. (Source: @JohnFetterman) • Fetterman admitted to LGH with stroke: The lieutenant governor and candidate for U.S. Senate was held for observation at Lancaster General Hospital after an atrial fibrillation incident Friday dislodged a clot from his heart. He is expected to

Franklin & Marshall College students participate in a survey of green infrastructure in Lancaster in this undated photo. (Source: Franklin & Marshall College)

F&M offering grants for community projects

Franklin & Marshall College students participate in a survey of green infrastructure in Lancaster in this undated photo. (Source: Franklin & Marshall College) Franklin & Marshall College’s Center for Sustained Engagement with Lancaster is welcoming applicants for its second round of Community Leadership grants. The center will award three grants of $15,000 for the implementation

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Judge rules against county in drop box case; new vote on removal planned Monday

(Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The decision by Lancaster County’s two Republican commissioners to remove the county’s only drop box fits the definition of an “official action,” a county court judge said Friday. When that’s the case, Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act explicitly requires advance notice, which the Board of Elections did not provide in the agenda for the

Wolf Luxurious performs on the runway during Lancaster City Alliance's "Velocity" event at Tellus 360 in Lancaster on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker)

Lancaster City Alliance celebrates with ‘Velocity’ (photos)

Wolf Luxurious performs on the runway during Lancaster City Alliance’s “Velocity” event at Tellus 360 in Lancaster on Thursday, May 12, 2022. (Photo: Olivia Smucker) Hundreds of Lancastrians filled Tellus 360 Thursday evening for Velocity, the Lancaster City Alliance’s annual celebration and fundraiser. After two years, the event was back in person with the theme

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By the numbers: Report estimates half of Pa.’s Covid-19 deaths were preventable

More than 14,000 lives could have been saved in Pennsylvania if all adults had gotten vaccinated against Covid-19, estimates a new study reported by NPR. Nationwide, nearly 319,000 of the 1 million Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. were preventable, according to the analysis, released Friday by Brown University and Microsoft AI Health. The estimate was

U.S. Rep Scott Perry (Source: perry.house.gov)

Friday, May 13

U.S. Rep Scott Perry (Source: perry.house.gov) • U.S. Rep Scott Perry issued subpoena: The Pennsylvania Republican is one of five U.S. House members ordered to appear before the Jan. 6 committee. (Source: Capital-Star) • Hempfield student offers perspective on drag show: “[B]y condemning this event, we’re denying queer students of their own history,” Gay Sexuality Alliance Club

In this image from online video, Sally Lyall speaks to commissioners John Trescot, Ray D'Agostino and Josh Parsons during an Election Board meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Seated between Lyall and Trescot is county Solicitor Jackie Pfursich. (Source: Lancaster County)

Ruling expected Friday in ACLU lawsuit over ballot drop box

In this image from online video, Sally Lyall speaks to commissioners John Trescot, Ray D’Agostino and Josh Parsons during an Election Board meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. Seated between Lyall and Trescot is county Solicitor Jackie Pfursich. (Source: Lancaster County) The American Civil Liberties Union and Lancaster County’s commissioners had their day in court

Emergency medical technician Alexa Morales, left, of Lancaster EMS, welcomes a client to the Refresh Lancaster mobile hygiene unit at the Lancaster Food Hub on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

‘Refresh Lancaster’ hygiene unit adds Lancaster County Food Hub to its route

Emergency medical technician Alexa Morales, left, of Lancaster EMS, welcomes a client to the Refresh Lancaster mobile hygiene unit at the Lancaster Food Hub on Wednesday, May 11, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The Refresh Lancaster “mobile hygiene unit” debuted at its second Lancaster city location this week, setting up shop Wednesday afternoon outside the Lancaster

The Equity Council. Top row, from left: Julia Cao, Norma Vazquez, LaRock Hudson. Bottom row, from left: Xavier Garcia-Molina, Kareena Rios,  Christopher Aviles. (Source: Lancaster County Community Foundation)

Equity Foundation awards its first 13 grants

The Equity Council. Top row, from left: Julia Cao, Norma Vazquez, LaRock Hudson. Bottom row, from left: Xavier Garcia-Molina, Kareena Rios, Christopher Aviles. (Source: Lancaster County Community Foundation) Lancaster County’s recently launched Equity Council has awarded $50,000 in grants to 13 individuals through its Equity Fund. Formed in 2021, the Equity Council oversees the fund,

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman takes part in a Pennsylvania Police Officers Memorial Day on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Source: Office of Sen. Corman)

Thursday, May 12

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman takes part in a Pennsylvania Police Officers Memorial Day on Monday, May 9, 2022. (Source: Office of Sen. Corman) • Corman drops out of GOP governor’s race: Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman said Thursday he is endorsing Lou Barletta’s candidacy. (Source: ABC 27) • More flocks hit with avian flu:

State Sen. Ryan Aument and Sue McPhedran of Mission First Housing Group, center, cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the newly renovated Park Place Apartments in Elizabethtown on Friday, May 7, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Park Place renovation preserves 32 affordable housing units in Elizabethown

State Sen. Ryan Aument and Sue McPhedran of Mission First Housing Group, center, cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the newly renovated Park Place Apartments in Elizabethtown on Friday, May 7, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) One of the most cost-effective ways to provide affordable housing is to keep the existing stock in good

In this image from online video, Lancaster resident Walt Rowen, at podium, speaks to City Council about short-term rentals on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Seated at the table are, from left, city Chief Planner Douglas Smith and Chris Delfs, director of Community Planning & Economic Development. (Source: City of Lancaster)

City Council OKs restricting ‘Airbnb’-style rentals in residential areas

In this image from online video, Lancaster resident Walt Rowen, at podium, speaks to City Council about short-term rentals on Tuesday, May 10, 2022. Seated at the table are, from left, city Chief Planner Douglas Smith and Chris Delfs, director of Community Planning & Economic Development. (Source: City of Lancaster) After hearing an hour of

Community members rally in support of Hempfield School District LGBTQ+ students before a school board meeting on Tuesay, May 10, 2022. (Photo: Jamie Beth Cohen)

Wednesday, May 11

Community members rally in support of Hempfield School District LGBTQ+ students before a school board meeting on Tuesay, May 10, 2022. (Photo: Jamie Beth Cohen) • Hempfield school board hears from community over drag show: Supporters of the district’s LGBTQ+ students rallied before Tuesday’s school board meeting. (Source: CBS 21) The board said its investigation into

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (Source: casey.senate.gov)

Sen. Casey announces support for federal abortion-rights law

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey (Source: casey.senate.gov) U.S. Sen. Bob Casey on Tuesday announced his support for protecting access to abortion in federal law. In a statement, the Pennsylvania Democrat said he would vote to advance debate on the Women’s Health Protection Act and would support the bill if there is a vote on final passage.

Claudia Rojas, inset, has been picked to create a mural for the Ganse Apothecary building. (Sources: City of Lancaster | OUL)

Cuban-born artist selected for ‘welcome’ mural

Claudia Rojas, inset, has been picked to create a mural for the Ganse Apothecary building. (Sources: City of Lancaster | OUL) Lancaster city and Church World Service Lancaster have selected a Cuban-born artist based in Lebanon to create a “welcome” mural on the west facade of Ganse Apothecary in the 300 block of West King

A kindergarten class at Martin Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster in September 2019. (Source: School District of Lancaster)

School District of Lancaster to host Kindergarten Expo on Saturday

A kindergarten class at Martin Elementary School in the School District of Lancaster in September 2019. (Source: School District of Lancaster) Update: The School District of Lancaster said Friday it plans to hold the expo indoors in the McCaskey gym, due to the threat of rain. Previously reported:  The School District of Lancaster will hold

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FAQ: The May 17 primary election

(Source: Pa.gov) Next Tuesday, May 17, is Pennsylvania’s 2022 primary election, in which Republican and Democratic voters will choose their party’s candidates for various municipal, school district and judicial offices. Major offices are at stake, including Pennsylvania’s governorship, lieutenant governorship, one of its two U.S. Senate seats and all state House and U.S. House seats.

Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively walks the runway during the Velocity fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Source: Lancaster City Alliance | PhotOle Photography)

Lancaster City Alliance’s ‘Velocity’ returns Thursday

Lancaster City Alliance President Marshall Snively walks the runway during the Velocity fashion show on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Source: Lancaster City Alliance | PhotOle Photography) The Lancaster City Alliance is gearing up for its annual “Velocity” celebration, returning as an in-person celebration for the first time since 2019 with the theme “A City in