The Lebanon County Register of Wills Office and Marriage Bureau issued more marriage licenses in 2020 than any other year since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975.
Here are the latest obituaries from around Lebanon County.
The legislature on Friday gave final approval to a proposed constitutional amendment that would give state lawmakers the power to unilaterally end a disaster declaration.
The number of new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 residents is currently at 590 for Lebanon County.
The county commissioners learned Thursday how severely the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted both the mental health and physical well being of local residents, with suicides and overdoses both up in 2020.
The Thursday meeting discussed the recent Annville child abuse case, the construction of the 911 Call Center in North Cornwall, and the retirement of county prison warden Robert Karnes.
Rural counties like Sullivan are banding together to ensure older residents who lack transportation, access to providers, and internet connections can get the coronavirus vaccine.
“Human error” by the Department of State derailed a constitutional amendment on whether survivors of decades-old sexual abuse should be able to sue.
So far the positive rate is 24.4% for February, down from 41.0% in January.
Magaro has lived for three years in downtown Lebanon and has previously worked as as a certified auto inspection mechanic, a state-commissioned notary public, and a real estate agent.
The proposal is likely to be dead on arrival in the GOP-controlled legislature, whose leaders wasted little time shredding it with criticism, calling it unrealistic and hurtful to taxpayers.
Secretary Kathy Boockvar’s resignation has emboldened her fiercest GOP critics, even though it was not related to her handling of the closely watched vote in a battleground state.
In terms of relative comparisons, the current figure of 641 new COVID-19 cases over the last 14 days per 100,000 residents is 61% lower than Lebanon County’s figures one month ago and 57% lower compared to 14 days ago.
The nation’s largest full-time legislature — with some of the highest-paid lawmakers — emerged from 2020 having failed to address some of the public’s most pressing needs.
Some survivors and their advocates believe the quickest way to remedy a Department of State mistake is to abandon the time-consuming path of amending the state constitution and pursue legislation.