Pa. primary election 2023: A complete guide to the candidates for state Supreme Court
During the May 16 primary election, Democrats and Republicans will vote for candidates to fill an open seat on Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court. The winners will face off in November.
The latest food safety violations in Lebanon County
Here are the most recent food safety violations in Lebanon County, as documented by Pennsylvania’s Department of Agriculture.
Community Bulletin Board
Retired Avon firehouse finds new purpose as EMS station for FASP
The old Avon firehouse is getting a new chance to serve the Lebanon community as First Aid & Safety Patrol’s new EMS station.
Making a Difference of Lebanon, PA, celebrates 10-year anniversary
Local non-profit organization, Making a Difference of Lebanon, PA, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary.
Why LebTown is different
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In a media landscape rife with misinformation, trust is the key to producing and distributing high-impact journalism in a tight-knit community. Considerations regarding trust are made in every single decision we make as an organization, from what we cover (or don’t cover) and how we frame and report stories, to how we monetize and distribute our content, who we work with, and so much more.
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What We’re Reading Elsewhere on the Web
🔗 Lebanon County school district won’t allow Addams Family on stage, saying it promotes bad values
One of the nation’s most popular high school comedy musicals promotes bad values and has no place in the Northern Lebanon School District, according to officials who voted it down this week.
🔗 Lebanon County woman sentenced for making interstate threats
The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Lisa Marie Famiglietti, age 42, of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on March 3, 2023, by U.S. District Court Judge Jennifer P. Wilson to a period of time-served, consisting of 35 days’ incarceration, for making interstate threats.
🔗 Pennsylvania Senate backs whole milk in schools
The Pennsylvania Senate has unanimously asked USDA to allow whole milk in school meals and change dietary guidance to support the beverage. The March 6 resolution is merely symbolic but acknowledges long-running dairy farmer priorities.
Lebanon County’s Go-To Weather Forecast
Always know what tomorrow’s weather will bring by following Lebanon County Weather on Facebook.
Lebanon County real estate transfers (March 1 to March 15)
Here are the real estate transfers recorded in Lebanon County for the first half of March.
Blotter: DUIs, robbery, criminal mischief, drug possession, dog law violations
Here are the latest updates from local and state police in Lebanon County.
Recent Lebanon County obituaries for week of March 20
Here are the latest obituaries from around Lebanon County.
Lebanon Valley Rail Trail gets county approval to apply for state funding
Lebanon Valley Rail Trail received permission Thursday from the Lebanon County Commissioners to apply for a $750,000 state grant to further expand the trail in northern Lebanon County.
Pizza Wars: Angelo’s vs. CC’s (Lebanon Valley Food Critics)
The Lebanon Valley Food Critics continue the first round of Pizza Wars by traveling to the South Region and pitting Angelo’s against CC’s Pizza.
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How some police, attorneys, and jails are trying to help Pa.’s ailing system for mentally ill people
Without a statewide solution, some local officials are finding ways to prevent people unfit to stand trial from getting trapped in the criminal justice system.
Lebanon police investigate circumstances of gunshot victim
Lebanon City Police announced Friday that they are investigating the circumstances of a gun shooting which caused a 29-year-old victim to be hospitalized this week in Lebanon.
Weekend Forecast: Chilly and breezy weekend, temps expected to be in 40s
Here’s your weekend forecast for Friday, March 17, to Sunday, March 19.
Pet of the Week: Desilu
This week, meet Desilu!
Nicolas Hernandez, “The Living Dream” [We Are Lebanon, Pa]
We Are Lebanon, Pa presents a mini-documentary about Nicholas Hernandez, who trains young men in Lebanon not just in boxing but in life, discipline, and hard work.
Lebanon County Job Listings: March 17, 2023
Now hiring in Lebanon County! Penn Diesel Service Co. is looking for a Turbo & Fuel Injection Technician.
South Londonderry supervisors advertise Rising Sun conditional-use request
Tuesday, The South Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors unanimously agreed to advertise the Rising Sun conditional use request to be discussed at their meeting April 11.
What officials can and can’t do when it comes to approving land development
Whenever LebTown publishes an article concerning residential or commercial development or the filing of a land use plan, readers air their concerns on social media platforms.
Palmyra-based robotics squad Krypton Cougars nabs FIRST at district matchup
The Krypton Cougars, a Palmyra-based high school robotics squad, took the top spot at a FIRST Mid-Atlantic district competition earlier this month.
Cedar Crest swim team will host food truck fundraiser on April 1
On Saturday, April 1, the Cedar Crest High School swim program will host a Food Truck Fundraiser to raise money for the team.
Amazing stories about Lebanon County’s past
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What is the impact of a free press? Here’s why longtime Lebanon County resident Mary Huber donated to our Civic Impact Reporting Fund:
The term “free press” is bantered around frequently. But do most know the true impact of what a free press means? Or better yet, what the impact would be if it disappears; especially local press like LebTown.
Local newspapers, since their inception, have been watchdogs over issues that affect the communities they serve. Questioning those who govern in these communities informs the public and helps to safeguard our democratic way of life.
Hedge funds acquisitions of local newspapers have been disastrous to the vitality of a free press by decimating staff which, in turn, limits the ability to report on meetings, whether they be school board, county commissioner, city council, township supervisors and the list goes on. Who will be the watchdog?
I may not agree with the bent LebTown takes at times, but the mere fact that I can disagree and my disagreement will be published strengthens the concept of a free press. Thank you, LebTown for persevering and being the watchdog for Lebanon County.
– Mary Huber
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