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(Undated) -- Here's the latest news: Money in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act could help fund already-vetted projects in Lancaster County. Eastern Lancaster County Schools' superintendent has filed the paperwork to run for the 11th Congressional District in Pennsylvania. A Lititz man is facing charges after police say he pulled out a relative's two front teeth during a fight.

>>Six Area Projects Could Get Worked on in New Federal Infrastructure Bill

(Lancaster, PA) -- Money in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act that has been sent to President Joe Biden for signing could help fund already-vetted projects in Lancaster County. One of them involves five-million-dollars' worth of improvements to the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Intersection upgrades in East Lampeter Township and a project at Route 324 and Route 222 could also be included. Also considered, a three-million-dollar bridge replacement over Cocalico Creek in Ephrata Township, a common site for flooding; as well as a three-million-dollar extension of the Enola Low Grade Trail project that would lead to a connection to a Chester County trail and beyond.

>>Ex-Superintendent Of Schuylkill Valley Schools To Take Anger Management Counseling 

(Schuylkill Valley, PA) -- The former Schuylkill Valley School District superintendent who was arrested over the summer for threatening a school board member is scheduled to complete anger management counseling. Michael Mitchell Junior will have a chance to clear the criminal charges from his record by completing the program. Mitchell resigned as superintendent effective June 30. He had been put on paid administrative leave on May 12th.

>>Eastern Lancaster County Schools Super to Run for U.S. House of Representatives

(Lancaster, PA) -- Dr. Bob Hollister, who has led the Eastern Lancaster County School District for 13 years has formally filed as candidate for the 11th District in Pennsylvania for the U.S. House of Representatives. The superintendent filed with the Federal Elections Commission early last week for the seat currently held by U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker. Hollister was a Republican as recently as 2020, but changed parties this year and will run as a Democrat, according to the FEC filing and voter records. Hollister is set to retire in March of 2022.

>>Lititz Man Charged After Reportedly Pulling Out Relative's Teeth During Fight

(Manheim Township, PA) -- A Lititz man is facing charges after police say he pulled out a relative's two front teeth during a fight. Ryan Lefever reportedly reached into the other man's mouth and pulled out two teeth while the men were fighting last week. The domestic dispute happened at a home on West Oregon Road in Manheim Township. When police arrived, they say they found the man bleeding from his mouth and he told them his teeth had been pulled out by Lefever. It's not known how the two are related.

>>Olely Valley Defeats Lancaster Mennonite to Advance to PIAA Semifinals

(Cocalico, PA) -- Oley Valley's teamwork and balance have paid off for a win as the girls' field hockey team came away victorious to defeat Lancaster Mennonite five to nothing over the weekend. The District 3 champion Lynx got goals from five players to defeat the Lancaster team in a PIAA Class 1A quarterfinal field hockey game.  The victory sends the Lynx to the semifinals on Tuesday to face the District 2 runner-up Wyoming Area, a 5-0 winner over Dock Mennonite, at Whitehall at 6 p.m.


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