A Philadelphia law firm via a civil lawsuit filed against two Jonestown-based state police troopers has claimed that a video obtained by the law firm shows that a 2020 fatal shooting in Jackson Township involving those troopers was not justified.
Members of Lebanon County’s Metropolitan Planning Organization voted unanimously to participate in the regional study, which spans nearly 400 municipalities.
A Jonestown-based Pennsylvania State Police officer pulled the trigger in four police-related shootings — including two in Lebanon County over the past 19 months — according to an investigative report published Thursday by the New York Times.
The increase from 3.2925 mills to 3.8925 mills means a homeowner next year would pay about $3.89 in property tax for every $1,000 of assessed value on their home, an increase of about 60 cents per $1,000 dollars.
Sixty-five members of the county’s Republican committee presented Thursday a letter voicing their strong opposition to the proposed 18-percent property tax increase in the county’s $123.9 million 2022 budget.
Jamie Wolgemuth, chief clerk/county administrator, said General Fund expenses are increasing by 6.63 percent to over $54 million in 2022.
Although the county’s 2022 budget has not been officially released, it appears a tax increase will hit the wallets of county taxpayers next year.
As a gold medal winner in men’s wheelchair basketball at the Paralympic Games this past summer in Tokyo, South Lebanon Township native Ryan Neiswender is making the most of the opportunity that’s been presented to him.
Lebanon County Commissioners were informed that the Renaissance Crossroads program will cease operations in Lebanon County at the end of 2021.
LCCM Executive Director Bryan Smith said a total of 366,181 pounds of food was distributed in the past year across all of the organization’s programs.
The agency’s block grant funding increased from $3.38 million in 2020-21 to $3.41 million in fiscal year 2021-22, which comprises 83 percent of the agency’s overall budget of $4.10 million, according to Carol A. Davies, administrator, for Lebanon County’s AAA.
Lebanon County Commissioners on Thursday approved several requests from its redevelopment authority to obtain funding through the state’s Community Development Block Grant program for 2021.
The county’s Mental Health/Intellectual Disabilities/Early Intervention offices are awaiting renovation, but shipping of some supplies has been delayed due to the ongoing pandemic.
While county residents won’t notice any differences, the changes to Lebanon County’s 911 communications system will embrace new technologies that move the county toward future capabilities and away from outdated services and technologies.
The county commissioners approved Thursday by a 2-1 vote its portion of Phase 6C funding in the amount of $800,000 for the Lebanon Valley Rail Trail expansion project.