What you need to know today, Friday, March 18, 2022.
High: 75; Low: 56. Partly cloudy.
Trying again: Chick-fil-A still wants to bring its food to Cumberland County, despite a failed attempt to open in Camp Hill. It’s looking now at Lower Allen Commons, the same shopping center in where a Trader Joe’s is scheduled to open.
Sweet dress: A Milton Hershey School houseparent, along with several middle schoolers, designed a dress that included thousands of Hershey bar wrappers.
Best eats: Subway Cafe in Harrisburg is nothing short of a pizza institution. Sure, it has pasta and sandwiches, but its upside-down pies are what it’s known for.
Favorite candy: A study found two sweets have tied as Americans’ favorite candy, and both are particularly familiar to central Pennsylvanians.
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Starbucks cups: To reduce waste, Starbucks is moving away from single-use plastic cups and starting reusable cup programs.
New mayor: Instead of retiring from Harrisburg City Council as planned, Wanda Williams ran for mayor and won. Her goal is to improve the entire city, her city.
Election rules: The U.S. Supreme Court this month left open the possibility that it could endorse a fringe conservative legal theory that would give state legislatures unchecked powers over election rules.
Gas prices: Gas prices continue to drop, with the state average yesterday dropping to $4.36 a gallon, according to AAA. That’s still above the national average.
Springtime: Sunday is the first day of spring. Finally. To celebrate, we have 20 facts about the holiday.
Speeding driver: The man who was going at a “high rate of speed” before a fatal crash in Dauphin County this week had been cited for speeding days earlier, police say.
DUI charge: Former attorney general Kathleen Kane said she hadn’t been drinking and refused a blood test after a two-car crash in Scranton on Saturday, according to court documents. She has been charged with DUI and careless driving.
Harrisburg shootings: A man was hospitalized yesterday following the city’s eighth shooting with injury in six days.
- See also: “His kind heart got him killed”
Rugby: Interest in club rugby at the high school level has blossomed in recent years, led by the Cumberland Valley and the West Shore United clubs.
Wrestling: NCAA wrestling championships are continuing in Detroit. Penn State yesterday won seven of nine first-round bouts.