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  • Adaptive ski day at Roundtop Mountain Resort

    WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — Opportunities for unique experiences Friday on the slopes at Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County. People recovering from traumatic injuries were matched with adaptive equipment, allowing them to ski and snowboard. Among those athletes, were two men from central Pennsylvania who are recovering from spinal cord injuries, as well as a local man who is recovering from a stroke. “It’s really cool to see everybody else here,” said 15-year-old Lily Jordan, “because I don’t see this […]

  • Special Olympics York County hosts 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge

    WRIGHTSVILLE, Pa. — Shrieks of delight, and maybe shock, filled the air in Wrightsville, York County Saturday, as hundreds of people raced into the chilly waters of the Susquehanna River and raced right back out. The mid-winter dip is part of the 10th annual Polar Bear Plunge hosted by Special Olympics York County. Organizers say the event is one of the biggest fundraisers for Special Olympics programs. Special Olympics York County organizes sports programs year-round for athletes with special needs. 360 […]

  • Firearms questions answered at concealed carry seminar in York County

    STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. — Firearms education served as the cornerstone of a seminar Saturday in York County. Attorneys and other experts took questions from the public about concealed carry permits for firearms. Republican State Representative Kristin Phillips-Hill hosted the event at Eureka Volunteer Fire Company. She said laying out the facts is the best way to ensure people who want to legally carry concealed firearms abide by the rules. “I think there’s a lot of misconceptions around our laws in Pennsylvania, with […]

  • Sandwich shop serving up cheesesteaks to support Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII

    LEBANON, Pa. — A sandwich shop in Lebanon is serving more cheesesteaks these days. Gus Deraco’s Italian Sandwiches is celebrating this weekend’s Super Bowl appearance by the Philadelphia Eagles, by serving up classic Philly cheesesteaks. There are several Eagles fans on staff at the shop. The manager says the cheesesteak recipe has remained essentially unchanged for nearly 50 years and all of the ingredients are local. “We use fresh steak meat from the butcher,” says Sandra Wentzel. “Fresh ingredients, fresh rolls […]

  • Senior snow day: senior citizens take on snow tubing at Roundtop Mountain Resort

    WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. — They say age is just a number. On Friday, some children at heart got to enjoy the conditions at Roundtop Mountain Resort in York County. The senior citizen snow lovers took on the resort’s snow tubing hill. Ranging in age for 69 to 91 years old, the members of the group live at the Bethany Village retirement community. All of them say they had a blast hitting the snow tubing trails. “It’s a good way for all of […]

  • Transportation officials host driving safety seminar

    CAMP HILL, Pa. — PennDOT officials spent Wednesday encouraging drivers to avoid distractions behind the steering wheel. Joined by officials from South Central PA Highway Safety, PennDOT hosted an educational seminar in Camp Hill, Cumberland County. Discussion revolved around distracted driving and new traffic laws. Among those in attendance, was a driving safety teacher from Cedar Cliff High School. He says the seminar helps ensure that he’s giving helpful information to his students. “I think from educational standpoint, driver education may not be […]

  • State health department launches interactive database in effort to curb opioid abuse

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Department of Health is welcoming the addition of a new tool under its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. In Harrisburg Tuesday, Governor Tom Wolf’s administration announced the launch of a new interactive database, which collects information on opioid prescriptions and drug overdoses in the Commonwealth. “Primarily it is used as a tool to help physicians make more informed decisions when it comes to prescribing controlled substances to patients,” said Lauren Hughes, the deputy secretary of health […]

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    Opioid Intervention Court touted as first in Pennsylvania

    CARLISLE, Pa. — A newly-established drug court in Cumberland County is being touted as the first in Pennsylvania, and one of the first of its kind in the nation. The Opioid Intervention Court aims to beat addiction at the time of an addict’s first arrest. The voluntary program allows the person who was arrested to immediately detox and enter a recovery program. Judge Jessica Brewbaker with the Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas presides over the program, which operates in partnership […]

  • Harrisburg school hosts hair-cutting event to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Across the United States, thousands of people honor the mission and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday, by performing a day of service. Students and faculty with the Silver Academy Jewish Community Day School in Harrisburg held a day of community service projects on Monday. Among the projects was a hair-cutting donation ceremony. People were encouraged to cut and donate their hair to cancer patients who have lost their own hair to chemotherapy […]

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