A bartender makes a drink at The Belvedere Inn in Lancaster on April 2, 2021. Kate Landis / WITF

Hospitality industry in Gettysburg battles staffing shortages as business picks up

By Julia Agos

After a year of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns and mitigation measures, the hospitality industry in the midstate is starting to see business pick up again. But in Gettysburg, which relies on tourism dollars, some bars, restaurants and hotels are dealing with a labor shortage.

Pennsylvania sounds alarm on vaccine hesitancy

After months of demand outstripping supply, vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna are more readily available, and the Wolf administration said the challenge now is to assuage the concerns of people who are reluctant to get it.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

100 days later, the FBI has arrested more than 400 Capitol insurrectionists. About 10 percent are from Pa.

At least 40 Pennsylvanians are among the more than 400 people have been arrested for participating in violent attack. Several of the men and women from the commonwealth, who attempted to overturn a fair and free election, are among the highest-profile cases under investigation by the FBI.

By Staff

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Program Highlights

Wednesday, April 21 at 7pm

Explore the 400-year-old story of the Black church in America. Watch selected clips from Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song and join a panel discussion exploring the history of the Black church in Central Pennsylvania and how it continues to shape our community today.


Thursday, April 29 at 7pm

WITF’s Toward Racial Justice explores current events affecting today’s youth. We’ll discuss timely issues that are top-of-mind to young people today ranging from juvenile justice, policing and safety, gun violence, education inequities and more.