>>Reading Royals To Launch Campaign To Support Local Businesses
(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Royals are going to be giving fans a special gift this season, and it will benefit local businesses. The Royals front office announced the launch of a new program yesterday called Royals-20-for-20 Small Business Stimulus. The front office is partnering with four sponsors to buy one-thousand-dollar gift cards from 20 different local businesses to give out to fans this upcoming season.
>>Lancaster County Reports More COVID-19 Cases
(Lancaster County, PA) -- COVID-19 cases in Lancaster County are increasing after a slight decline Monday. The county reported more than 400 new positive cases yesterday. The total number of coronavirus cases in the county has now surpassed 29-thousand since the beginning of the pandemic. Four more people have also passed away due to complications of the virus.
>>Four Homes Damaged In Berks County Fire
(Berks County, PA) -- Officials are investigating the cause of a fire that damaged four homes in Bally. The fire occurred last night on the one-hundred-block of North 4th Street. Firefighters say it took about an hour to extinguish the flames, but no injuries were reported. They also say it seems like the blaze started in an attached garage and spread to the four neighboring houses.
>>Albright College Receiving Grants To Battle Sexual Assault
(Reading, PA) -- Albright College is getting help from the Wolf administration to fight sexual assault on its Reading campus. The college accepted almost 30-thousand-dollars in grant funding yesterday as a part of Governor Wolf's "It's On Us P-A" campaign. The money will be used to improve prevention and response systems to sexual violence at the college, as well as supporting strategies made by educational leaders to battle sexual assault. Albright is one of about 37 colleges statewide to receive the funding.
>>One-Hundred-Thousand-Dollar Donation Going To Epler School House
(Berks County, PA) -- A symbolic building representing Berks County history is going to get some help this year. A donation of one-hundred-thousand-dollars was redirected to the Epler Schoolhouse yesterday. The donation was given by George Sproessor in honor of his late wife who was a school teacher at Conrad Weiser. Officials from Friends of Epler Schoolhouse say the money will be used to improve and remodel the 174-year-old house. The Epler Schoolhouse was in danger of being demolished just a year prior to the donation.