TOP HEADLINES 05/27


>>Harrisburg School District Names Pennsylvania First Lady's Chief Of Staff To Director Position

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Harrisburg School District is welcoming a new member to its board of directors. The district announced yesterday that Jennifer Wilburne will be taking over the position that was left vacant by Jayne Buchwach. Wilburne currently serves as the chief of staff and press secretary for Pennsylvania's First Lady Frances Wolf.

>>New Bloomfield Fireman's Carnival Returning This Summer

(New Bloomfield, PA) -- Families in Central Pennsylvania are being invited to enjoy the New Bloomfield Fireman's Carnival again this summer. The carnival is set to kick off June 29th and it will be running through July Third with fireworks expected to take place on the last night of the festivities. Rides, games and homemade food will be featured at the fundraising event.

>>Reading Hospital President Announces He's Stepping Down

(Reading, PA) -- Reading Hospital is going to have to search for a new leader this year. Tower Health announced yesterday that William Jennings, the president and chief executive officer of the Reading Hospital, is going to be stepping down from his position this year. He will be leaving in early July. Jennings says he will be returning to Connecticut as he has taken a job with Hartford Healthcare.

>>Animal Rescue League In Berks County Looking For Foster Families

(Birdsboro, PA) -- Families in Berks County are being encouraged to foster pets from the Animal Rescue League. The organization announced yesterday that it is actively searching for foster families to care for puppies and kittens. The foster effort is completely free to do, and if you are interested in participating, please contact the ARL in Berks County for more information.

>>Windstorm Damages Township In Lancaster County

(Manheim Township, PA) -- Lancaster County officials are currently assessing damages caused by the recent windstorm. Several trees and a truck-trailer carrying construction materials fell along Harrisburg Pike in Manheim Township yesterday. The area between Route 30 and Crossings Boulevard is closed while crews work to clean up the mess.

>>Stirling Hotel Reopens In Reading

(Reading, PA) -- People in the Berks County area are being invited to enjoy a stay at the historic Stirling Hotel again this year. The hotel reopened its doors to the public recently after it had to close last year because of the ongoing pandemic. Officials say the hotel is currently preparing for a Christmas in July event for this summer.

>>Two People Injured After Truck-Trailer Rolls Over On Vehicle

(Manheim Township, PA) -- Two people are recovering at the hospital after a dump truck rolled over on a vehicle. The incident happened yesterday evening along Route 30 in Manheim Township. Police say both drivers had to be rescued from the vehicles, and they were taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

>>70% Of Pennsylvania Adults Have at Least One Vaccine Dose

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Pennsylvania is closer to reaching herd immunity. Governor Tom Wolf announced yesterday that at least 70% of all Pennsylvania adults have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Nearly 53-per cent of adults in the state are fully vaccinated. Once 70-per cent of all Pennsylvanians have been fully vaccinated from the virus, the governor will lift the mask mandate.

>>Inspector General Reveals Findings From Report On Constitutional Amendment

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Some lawmakers are upset with the Inspector General's report regarding the failure to advertise a constitutional amendment that would have allowed child sex abuse survivors to sue their abusers. Under the state constitution, these amendments must be advertised in newspapers across the state. Had this not been the case, the proposal could have made it on the ballot in the state's recent primary election. The report says that this failure was not intentional and instead was caused by systemic failures within the Department of State. Some lawmakers say the investigation doesn't go far enough and are looking to probe the incident.

>>Governor Not Changing Date To Lift COVID-19 Restrictions

(Harrisburg, PA) -- Governor Tom Wolf is once again telling lawmakers that he is not changing the date to lift all COVID-19 restrictions. The governor announced earlier this month that all restrictions, except mask wearing, will be lifted on Memorial Day. Lawmakers have been urging the governor to lift restrictions earlier so businesses can take advantage of the holiday weekend. Wolf says that the bipartisan COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force signed off on ending restrictions that day, and he's comfortable with that decision.

>>Made In America Festival Returns To Philly

(Philadelphia, PA) -- One popular music festival will return to Philadelphia later this year. The Made in America Festival will return to the Ben Franklin Parkway on Labor Day weekend. It's a three-day event produced by Roc Nation and rap artist Jay-Z. The musical lineup has not been announced. Last year's event was postponed due to COVID-19.

>>Sixers Crush Wizards In Game Two

(Philadelphia, PA) -- The Philadelphia 76ers have a commanding two-to-nothing lead in their playoff series versus the Washington Wizards. This comes following a 120-to-95 beatdown of the Wizards last night at home. Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid led the way for Philly with 22 points each and Tobias Harris added another 19. Philadelphia held Washington star Russell Westbrook to only ten points. The series will shift to Washington, D.C. for game-three on Saturday night.


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