TOP HEADLINES FOR BERKS AND LANCASTER 1/19


>Olivet Boys-and-Girls Club to Return to In-Person Programming

(Reading, PA) -- A nonprofit organization in Berks County is preparing to return to in-person programming after it had to close services in December due to the rise of COVID-19 cases. The Olivet Boys-and-Girls Club announced yesterday that it will be reopening starting today. The club offers students who may be struggling with reading or whose second language is English help with online schooling. Officials with the organization say the students and staff will continue following COVID-19 safety guidelines as they reopen its eight centers throughout Berks County.

>>Police Warn Residents in Amity Township of Potential Delivery Scam

(Amity Township, PA) -- Amity Township Police are warning its residents of a potential delivery scam that started this year. Authorities say scammers are mailing cards to people that tell them they have a package that needs to be delivered. The card asks people to call a phone number and then scammers start to ask for extensive personal information. Residents are being told that if they receive such a card, they should throw it away.

>>Lancaster City Looking to Hire More Minority Firefighters

(Lancaster, PA) -- Lancaster City's Bureau of Fire is looking to hire more minority firefighters this year. The bureau announced yesterday that its next hiring cycle is scheduled to take place in April. Officials are encouraging minorities to apply to support Mayor Danene Sorace's equity initiative in all city departments. About 22-percent of the bureau's current staff identify as minorities.

>>Two Suspects Wanted for Vandalizing Vehicle in Lancaster County

(Manheim Township, PA) -- Police in Lancaster County are asking the public for help in finding two suspects who are being accused of vandalizing a vehicle in Lancaster. The incident occurred this past Friday evening when two male suspects were shown in a video throwing a large rock through a windshield of a car parked on the 500 block of Misty Drive. Police say the suspects caused about 600-dollars-worth of damage to the vehicle. Anyone with any information on the vandalism is being asked to contact the Manheim Township Police Department.

>>Twin Valley School District Will Not Increase Property Taxes in New Budget

(Elverson, PA) -- The Twin Valley School District is not going to increase property taxes in its new budget for the 2021-2022 school year. The board voted yesterday to approve of the resolution for the new budget. The budget is currently set at almost 69-million-dollars in expenses for the district's spending plan. Its final adoption must happen by June 30th of this year.


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