TOP HEADLINES BERKS, LANCASTER 03/23


>>Reading Awards Contract For Parking Study

(Reading, PA) -- Reading will undergo a study on the parking landscape of the city soon. The Reading City Council announced last night that it has awarded a contract to Pittsburgh's Desman Design Management. The contract is worth about 123-thousand-dollars and will allow for the management company to perform a citywide comprehensive parking study. City council officials say the city's parking authority is already conducting a study on the parking in downtown areas, but the new contract will give Reading a better understanding on how to manage parking resources.

>>Tower Health Doctor Appointed To Executive Role

(West Reading, PA) -- Tower Health is welcoming a change in leadership this year. The health system announced yesterday that Dr. Suzanne Wenderoth is going to serve as executive vice president, C-E-O physician enterprise and interim chief medical officer. Dr. Wenderoth has 20 years of experience as a physician and a healthcare executive, and she was the senior vice president and chief clinical officer of Tower Medical Group. She will be replacing Dr. Gregory Sorenson.

>>Director Of Reading Public Library Announces Retirement Plans For Next Year

(Reading, PA) -- The Reading Public Library is going to be searching for a new leader soon. Executive Director Bronwen Gamble announced yesterday that she will be retiring at the end of next year. Gamble has been serving in the role as executive director since October of 2016. Officials say the library is working on setting up a committee to create a formal search for her replacement.

>>Spring Township To Get Over $2.5M In COVID-19 Relief Funding

(Spring Township, PA) -- Spring Township is going to be getting a lot of help from the American Rescue Plan. Supervisors announced at a meeting yesterday that the township is set to receive more than two-and-a-half-million-dollars in COVID-19 relief funding. The township will get half of the aid this year and then it'll get the other half next year. Officials say the administration and board will start discussing how the money will be used once the township receives it.

>>Man Wanted For Christmas Day Shooting InLancasterArrested

(Lancaster, PA) -- The man being accused of shooting a 17-year-old on Christmas Day inLancasteris now behind bars. Authorities confirmed yesterday that Shane McCracken was taken into custody this past Friday after he was found inside a residence in the first block of New Dorwat Street. McCracken is facing several charges including attempted homicide and aggravated assault for his alleged involvement in the Christmas Day shooting.


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