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Child advocates train community members on recognizing and reporting abuse

Child abuse reports dropped across Pennsylvania last year, raising concerns from child welfare professionals that the COVID-19 pandemic isolated children from the school employees, healthcare providers, and other community members who are legally required to report suspected abuse. Lebanon County, where two high-profile child abuse investigations came to light in the last year, has seen a different trend since the beginning of the school year.

By Alanna Elder

Police chief in Lebanon County resigns after officer’s arrest in Capitol insurrection

The North Cornwall Township board of supervisors said chief John Leahy had “voluntarily elected to resign his employment.” Leahy had been placed on administrative leave with pay Feb. 20 as the township investigated Officer Joseph Fischer’s arrest by the FBI.

By The Associated Press

Federal prosecutors: Lebanon County lawyer threatened to kill Senate Democrats

Kenelm Shirk III, 71, of Lebanon, was indicted Feb. 3 on a charge of threatening to murder a U.S. official. He pleaded not guilty at his initial court appearance and was locked up pending trial. His lawyer said Shirk had no intent to kill anyone.

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press

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State senator from Lebanon County dies from brain cancer at age 49

Sen. Dave Arnold took the oath of office last January to represent the 48th senatorial district, which covers all of Lebanon County and parts of Dauphin and York counties.

By Jan Murphy/PennLive

Midstate man arrested during Capitol insurrection unrepentant: ‘The doors were open.’

Pennsylvania’s top law enforcement leaders say they plan to prosecute anyone from the commonwealth who was involved in the attack.

By Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

Grant provides free trauma screening in Lebanon County

Several social services groups will train counselors on diagnosing and treating trauma-related mental health issues.
By Alanna Elder

Parents in Lebanon County charged with homicide and child endangerment

An Annville couple is facing charges for allegedly neglecting, abusing, and killing a 12-year-old child in their care. The Lebanon County District Attorney announced Scott Schollenberger, 42, and Kimberly Maurer, 37, are in custody and being held without bail.

By Alanna Elder

Gov. Tom Wolf cited his emergency powers to withhold millions from a Pa. county. Now it’s suing

The lawsuit represents yet another test of Wolf’s emergency powers, which have been unsuccessfully challenged several times.
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

Updated: July 22, 2020 | 4:43 pm

Lebanon County files suit against Governor Wolf over $13M in coronavirus relief funding

The lawsuit accuses the governor of a “gross abuse of power” and acting like a “de facto King.”

By Michael Rubinkam/Associated Press