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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)

ACLU sues Lancaster County over ballot drop box removal

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 is suing Lancaster County and its three commissioners in

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Tuesday, May 10

(Source: Hempfield School District) • Manheim Township supervisors to vote June 28 on Oregon Village: The board voted against admitting new testimony in the case. Three recusals by board members have been rescinded. (Source: LNP) • Officials hold Capitol event on addiction prevention: This week is Pennsylvania Prevention Week. (Source: Capital-Star) • Hempfield school board expecting earful over

Anya Kozyar Grutman, a recent immigrant from Ukraine, sings during First Friday's "Acts of Welcome" at the Ware Center in Lancaster on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

‘Acts of Welcome’ event celebrates refugee, immigrant ‘new neighbors’ (photos)

Anya Kozyar Grutman, a recent immigrant from Ukraine, sings during First Friday’s “Acts of Welcome” at the Ware Center in Lancaster on Friday, May 6, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Members of Lancaster’s immigrant and refugee communities showed off their artistic talents at the Ware Center on First Friday. In partnership with Lancaster’s Church World Service

Lizzie Hershberger, left, moderates a panel on the Plain Communities Task Force featuring, from left, Scott MacDerment, Mary Boll, Pamela Craddock, Judge Dennis Reinaker and Linda Crockett, at Forest Hills Mennonite Church on Friday, Apr. 29, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Revived Plain Community Task Force targets sexual abuse

Lizzie Hershberger, left, moderates a panel on the Plain Communities Task Force featuring, from left, Scott MacDerment, Mary Boll, Pamela Craddock, Judge Dennis Reinaker and Linda Crockett, at Forest Hills Mennonite Church on Friday, Aug. 29, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Amish and Old Order Mennonite women want their communities to stop covering up child sexual

The the Plain Dressing People's "What Were They Wearing?" Project is exhibited at Forest Hills Mennonite Church on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

‘It was never about the clothes’: Display puts spotlight on Plain Sect sexual abuse

The the Plain Dressing People’s “What Were They Wearing?” Project is exhibited at Forest Hills Mennonite Church on Friday, April 29, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Look carefully, Mary Byler said, and you’ll notice something about the Plain Dressing People’s “What Were They Wearing?” Project. All but one of the outfits are children’s clothes. “What Were

UGI drivers pose before the start of the Make-A-Wish Foundation convoy on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Source: UGI)

Monday, May 9

UGI drivers pose before the start of the Make-A-Wish Foundation convoy on Sunday, May 8, 2022. (Source: UGI) • LNP finds Audit the Vote’s election survey ‘rife with errors’: The group’s lack of rigor has not stopped it from advocating the overturn of the 2020 election. (Source: LNP) • Make-a-Wish truck convoy raises nearly $400,000: More than

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By the numbers: Covid-19 hospitalizations increase here, nationwide

Lancaster County has returned to the “substantial” level of Covid-19 transmission, where it was in early March, according to the U.S. for Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. There were 383 new coronavirus cases reported over the past week, up 48% over the previous seven days, according to Pennsylvania’s Covid-19 Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard.

Students and community members rally for reproductive rights at Millersville University on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Millersville students rally for abortion rights

Students and community members rally for reproductive rights at Millersville University on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Around 100 Millersville University students and community members rallied Thursday in support of reproductive rights and against what appears to be the imminent overturn of Roe v. Wade. “Undoing Roe v. Wade is not meant to

A customer is served at the Hearth & Co. stand at Central Table Eatery during its open house at Lancaster General Hospital on Thursday, May 5, 2022. (Photo: Kyle Gamble)

LGH opens new eatery as part of ER expansion project (video)

Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health leaders showcased Lancaster General Hospital’s new Central Table Eatery on Thursday, a communal hub for patients, visitors and health system employees to enjoy a broad selection of healthy and locally sourced foods. The venue is one phase of a $182.5 million expansion project of the Trauma & Emergency Department. LG

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Planned Parenthood wants to reopen in Lancaster

(Source: Planned Parenthood) Planned Parenthood doesn’t have a physical presence in Lancaster County. But that could change in the near future, a spokeswoman said Thursday. The organization is hoping to open a site in Lancaster “sometime this year,” Samantha Bobila, chief external affairs officer for Planned Parenthood Keystone, told One United Lancaster. No further details

This image from a bus-mounted video camera shows the Fern Hollow bridge in Pittsburgh separated from its west abutment (red arrow) on Jan. 28, 2022. (Source: National Transportation Safety Administration)

Friday, May 6

This image from a bus-mounted video camera shows the Fern Hollow bridge in Pittsburgh separated from its west abutment (red arrow) on Jan. 28, 2022. (Source: National Transportation Safety Administration) • Pa. voters request 850,000 mail-in ballots: Local elections officials statewide say they’re concerned about ballots being returned through the mail on time. (Source: WGAL)

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City considers always-on-Halloween trick-or-treat policy

(Source: City of Lancaster | OUL) Lancaster city’s official Halloween trick-or-treat period would be 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, without exception, under guidance City Council is set to vote on next week. The period would be recognized “regardless of weather conditions” or whether Halloween falls on a weekday or weekend. The policy is being

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Pa. ending pandemic-era regulatory waivers

(Source: Pa.gov) Over the next two months, Pennsylvania will roll back the remaining licensing waivers it issued during the Covid-19 pandemic, the Department of State announced this week. The waivers were issued under the state’s Covid-19 disaster emergency declaration and were designed to keep certain routine regulatory requirements from impeding the state’s pandemic response. For

A crowd rallies for reproductive rights at the courthouse steps in downtown Lancaster on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Photo: Madeline Seiler)

Rally calls for maintaining abortion rights (photos)

A crowd rallies for reproductive rights at the courthouse steps in downtown Lancaster on Wednesday, May 4, 2022. (Photo: Madeline Seiler) An estimated 800 people rallied Wednesday evening at the steps of the old courthouse in downtown Lancaster to demand that local and national Democrats protect reproductive rights. “We have a moral and ethical obligation

The Rev. Edward Bailey, in center at podium, welcomes the audience to Power Interfaith's forum on education fair funding, held at Bethel AME Church's Cultural Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Faith leaders, Democratic candidates push for Pa. education funding reform

The Rev. Edward Bailey, in center at podium, welcomes the audience to Power Interfaith’s forum on education fair funding, held at Bethel AME Church’s Cultural Center on Tuesday, May 3, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Toward the end of Tuesday’s forum on fair funding in education, Isias Ortiz stood up and effusively thanked everyone there. The

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Thursday, May 5

(Source: Franklin & Marshall College Poll) • ‘Big Lie’ pays off, increasing skepticism about election integrity: Among Pennsylvania Republican voters, 72% are dissatisfied with election operations, according to a new Franklin & Marshall College poll. Among Democrats the dissatisfaction rate is 29%, for a combined overall rate of 52%. (Source: LNP) • Avian flu found in two

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Valudes to become Lancaster Chamber’s first female CEO

Heather Valudes (Source: Lancaster Chamber) Heather Valudes will succeed Tom Baldrige as president and CEO of the Lancaster Chamber, its board announced Wednesday. Valudes, now the chamber’s vice president, will take over upon Baldrige’s retirement at the end of June, becoming the first woman to lead the 150-year-old organization. Her selection caps a four-month nationwide

Cars drive along Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher)

Fewer rental-assistance recipients staying at hotels

Cars drive along Lincoln Highway East (Route 30) on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) The number of Lancaster County households staying in local hotels through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program is beginning to come down. As of this week, ERAP was underwriting hotel stays for 83 households totaling 134 people, said Justin Eby,