Protest Against Mandated Vaccines for LGH Employees

People gather on Penn Square in downtown Lancaster to protest against the mandated vaccines for Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health employees on Thursday Aug. 12, 2021.

“Early Edition” is a guide to help you jumpstart your morning, get the news you need to know and catch up on what you missed.

It’s published Monday through Friday, between 6 and 7 a.m.

Here’s the Early Edition for Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021.

Sunny skies, warm temperatures

Even though it might be fall, it's going to continue to feel more like summer in Lancaster County this week.

More sunshine in the coming days will mean temperatures 5 to 10 degrees warmer on Wednesday and Thursday, according to National Weather Service in State College.

A cold front, however, is expected to bring rain and cooler temperatures back to the region this weekend.

Lawsuit against vaccine mandate

The group behind the very public fight in Lancaster County over the COVID-19 vaccine mandate implemented by the University of Pennsylvania Health System has filed a lawsuit. 

The health system includes Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health, which announced the requirement for its employees in mid-May.

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Samuel Lazar fights for release pending trial

The federal government has endangered Samuel Lazar, the Ephrata man federal authorities charged in July for his actions during the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, by making an unsubstantiated claim that he is a danger to Black people, his attorney argued in court on Tuesday.

Lazar, 36, has been in federal custody since he was arrested at his Ephrata apartment on July 26.

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In a screengrab from a Twitter video posted by @zlueth1 on March 5, 2021, a man who appears to be Samuel Lazar is seen outside the U.S. Capitol during the insurrection Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. The FBI posted a photo of Lazar seeking the public's help in determining his identity.

Solanco vs. Warwick L-L League football game postponed

Friday's Solanco at Warwick Section Two game is postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. According to Solanco's COVID-19 dashboard, there are currently 22 positive cases in the district (17 at the high school) and 80 individuals quarantining (52 at the high school).

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In other football news, reporter Jeff Reinhart's 3 L-L League football facts for today look at various notables throughout the league.

Where and when to boogie at Roots & Blues 2021

After taking a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lancaster's annual Roots & Blues music festival is back this weekend.

Are you interested in going? Look no further than reporter Mickayla Miller's roundup of everything you need to know.

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The members of Gangstagrass perform at the Chameleon Club during the Lancaster Roots & Blues music festival in Lancaster on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

Read more: Lancaster Roots & Blues founder settles festival’s 2019 debts, rebuilds after personal loss

Got summer produce? We have a recipe for that

Odds are, you still might be harvesting summer produce from your garden even though autumn is well underway.

Reporter Kim O'Donnel takes a look at how to make good use of that lingering summer produce with this stew recipe.

Or, if you're still looking for some fall food and drinks, check out 8 things to sip on in Lancaster County this fall and 10 things to eat in Lancaster County this fall.

Pumpkin bread

Food writer Kim O'Donnel's pumpkin quick bread starring a roasted puree of neck pumpkin.

Here's what else people are reading on LancasterOnline this morning:

Numerous cockroaches in 'all stages of life' crawling throughout facility: Chester County restaurant inspections Oct. 10

2 charged after entering Lancaster Township home through window, throwing rocks: police

Police investigate after man found dead inside Lititz area restaurant [update]

Conowingo Dam lifts caught nearly 1,000 invasive snakeheads this year; anglers out for 'frankenfish'

LNP was hit by a sophisticated ransomware attack; here’s what that means