Information About Covid-19 Coronavirus in Lancaster County, PA

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication planned on Sept. 20

Hazel I. Jackson Middle School dedication planned on Sept. 20

(Source: School District of Lancaster) The newly renamed Hazel I. Jackson Middle School in the School District of Lancaster will be dedicated formally on Monday, Sept. 20, the 95th birthday of the admired Lancaster educator who passed away in 2014. The ceremony is to take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the school at

At Clipper Stadium, climbing 110 stories to honor the fallen of 9/11 (video)

At Clipper Stadium, climbing 110 stories to honor the fallen of 9/11 (video)

Firefighters take part in the 9/11 Stair Climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) Hundreds of first responders and community members came out Sunday morning to the 11th annual stair climb at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Participants climb the equivalent of 110 stories, the number of floors, in the World

Community volunteers help during United Way Day of Caring (video)

Community volunteers help during United Way Day of Caring (video)

Millersville University students repaint the fence at Lancaster Cemetery as part of the United Way of Lancaster County on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021. (Photo: Kyle Gamble) This past Friday and Saturday, hundreds of volunteers from throughout Lancaster County came out to help with more than 15 projects as part of the annual United Way Day

By the numbers: Covid-19 pandemic resurges locally; serious childhood cases rare

By the numbers: Covid-19 pandemic resurges locally; serious childhood cases rare

A new wave of COVID-19 spread through Lancaster County in August, ending a two-month summer respite. But, as schools reopened, area hospitals reported few serious cases among school-age children and infants. There were just six cases here among those under age 18 in the third week of August and four or fewer in the last

News: Monday, Sept. 13

News: Monday, Sept. 13

Ricardo Munoz is seen in an undated family photo. Headlines: • Expiring waivers could worsen health care staffing shortages:  The waivers, authorized under the disaster emergency declaration that Republican lawmakers ended this summer, loosened regulatory requirements for retired and out-of-state professionals and broadened who is allowed to administer vaccines. Legislative leaders say they are evaluating

Remembering 9/11: Task force member shares what it felt like at Ground Zero

Remembering 9/11: Task force member shares what it felt like at Ground Zero

Greg Noll speaks about his experiences at Ground Zero in New York City following 9/11. (Photo: Tim Stuhldreher) Just 102 minutes elapsed on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, between the time the first jet airliner struck the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City and the time it collapsed, 29 minutes after

20 years later, remembering 9/11

20 years later, remembering 9/11

Flames billow as United Airlines Flight 175 crashes into the south tower of the World Trace Center on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Lancaster EMS Executive Director Bob May was working in his office when he overheard the news bulletin coming from a television in a

News: Friday, Sept. 10

News: Friday, Sept. 10

Smoke pours from the World Trade Center towers in New York City following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. (Source: Wikimedia Commons) Headlines: • Events mark 20th anniversary of 9/11:  At least seven memorial events are taking place in Lancaster County from today through Sunday. (Source: LNP) The State Museum of Pa. has opened

Surveys highlight child care gaps for working families

Surveys highlight child care gaps for working families

(Source: United Way of PA) The United Way of Pennsylvania is highlighting two surveys as evidence that Pennsylvania needs to improve working parents’ access to affordable child care. “Lack of accessible, affordable and high-quality child care has inhibited Pennsylvania’s economic recovery” from the depths of the coronavirus pandemic, said Kristen Rotz, the organization’s executive director.

Angela Williams named CEO of United Way Worldwide

Angela Williams named CEO of United Way Worldwide

Angela F. Williams (Source: Easterseals) United Way Worldwide on Thursday announced that Angela F. Williams will become the next president and CEO of the organization. Williams will be the first woman and first African American to lead United Way’s Worldwide organization. Williams currently serves as president and CEO of Easterseals, a role she has held

Lancaster EMS asks municipalities to boost their contributions

Lancaster EMS asks municipalities to boost their contributions

Participants line up for a pediatric lead screening event conducted by Lancaster EMS in partnership with AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania. (Source: Lancaster EMS) It’s time for the 19 municipalities in Lancaster EMS‘ primary coverage area to recognize its value and significantly increase their annual support, says Bob May, the nonprofit ambulance service’s executive director. Unless they

Faith-based entities invited to apply for LIVE PA vaccine mini-grants

Faith-based entities invited to apply for LIVE PA vaccine mini-grants

Marylouise Deaven, of Union Community Care, administers a Covid-19 vaccine during A Day of Healing” at Longs Park on Thursday, Aug. 12, 2021. (Photo: Provided) State government and the United Way are folding churches and other faith-based organizations into an initiative aimed at promoting grass-roots Covid-19 vaccination efforts. The Department of Health and the United

News: Thursday, Sept. 9

News: Thursday, Sept. 9

A rendering of the apartment complex proposed for the Stockyard Inn site. (Source: SDL Devco) Headlines: • Penn Manor, Pequea Valley schools offer mask ‘grace periods’:  The districts said doing so will give families more time to obtain medical exemptions for their children. (Source: LNP) Meanwhile, the Lancaster County district attorney’s office said it won’t

Rate of county Covid-19 case increases slowing; weekly deaths jump to 11

Rate of county Covid-19 case increases slowing; weekly deaths jump to 11

Covid-19 numbers continued to climb in Lancaster County last week, but the rate of increase is beginning to taper. There were 935 new cases of Covid-19 in the county for the seven days ending Sept. 3, up by 97 cases, or 11.6%, over the week prior. The previous increase was 28%. Similarly, average Covid-19 hospitalizations

Lancaster proposes extending lead-safe rule to all city rentals

Lancaster proposes extending lead-safe rule to all city rentals

At left, a worker repaints a door frame during a lead abatement project. At right, before (top) and after (bottom) photos illustrate the results of lead abatement. (Source: City of Lancaster) Lancaster’s City Hall is seeking to significantly broaden the scope of its regulatory authority to limit lead contamination hazards. Under a framework proposed to

Elizabethtown school district seeks public input on possible school closures

Elizabethtown school district seeks public input on possible school closures

(Source: etownschools.org) Residents of the Elizabethtown Area School District are being invited to weigh in on whether to close one or more of its elementary schools. The Mill Road Elementary School, the Rheems Elementary School, or both could end up closing. The school board plans to discuss the matter at a workshop on Tuesday, Oct.

County to hold 9-11 remembrance on Friday

County to hold 9-11 remembrance on Friday

Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center (Source: Strunk-Albert Engineering) Lancaster County is inviting the public to a ceremony Friday, Sept. 10, to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event begins at 11 a.m. at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center, 101 Champ Boulevard, Manheim. Lancaster County resident Greg

News: Wednesday, Sept. 8

News: Wednesday, Sept. 8

The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers 64,000 square miles in six states. (Source: U.S. Natural Rescources Conservation Service) Headlines: • Tensions flare over school mask mandates:  Schools varied in how they handled enforcement. Some were lenient, while others sent noncompliant students home. (Source: LNP) • Gov. Wolf joins call for $737 million Chesapeake Bay ‘resilient farms