2/23 BERKS, LANCASTER HEADLINES


>>Teenager Accused Of Stabbing Sister To Death In Lancaster County

(Manheim Township, PA) -- A teenager is being accused of stabbing her sister to death in Lancaster County. The incident happened yesterday morning at a home in the 15-hundred-block of Clayton Road in Manheim Township. Police say 14-year-old Claire Miller called 9-1-1 and said she had stabbed her 19-year-old sister. Helen Miller was found with a large knife in her neck and was later pronounced dead at the scene. Claire is being charged as an adult for multiple counts of criminal homicide. The investigation is still ongoing.

>>Tower Health's President Announces Retirement

(Reading, PA) -- The president and C-E-O of Tower Health in Reading is retiring. The health system announced yesterday that Clint Matthews has retired after ten years of service. Board member P. Sue Perrotty was named as Matthews' interim replacement. She joined Tower Health's board in 2019 and is a retired bank executive.

>>Berks County Community Foundation To Launch Programs For Post-Pandemic

(Reading, PA) -- The Berks County Community Foundation is already preparing for a post-pandemic world. The foundation announced yesterday that it will be launching three new programs that will focus on helping nonprofit organizations in the area. Officials say the foundation will be giving out up to one-hundred-thousand-dollars in grants through each of the new programs. The programs are expected to benefit initiatives planned for nonprofits, arts and culture events and projects aimed at connecting community members to each other.

>>Armed Robbery Suspect Wanted In Lancaster County

(East Hempfield Township, PA) -- Police are searching for a suspect who was allegedly involved in an armed robbery in Lancaster County. Authorities announced yesterday that they are searching for Melvin John Vassor who is being accused of robbing two people at gunpoint at a business in East Hempfield Township last year. Vassor is being charged with robbery, simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the East Hempfield Township Police Department.

>>Reading City Council Tables Application For Opportunity Zones

(Reading, PA) -- Reading City Council is going to discuss a resolution to submit an application for renewing five opportunity zones in the city later this year. The council voted yesterday to table the application. Officials say the council didn't object to the renewal of the zones, but they are requesting that the city's administration provides more information on the boundaries and properties within each zone.


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