Women’s Christian Temperance Union, which had a chapter here, was fundamental in pushing for Prohibition

Monday marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 18th Amendment banning the manufacture, sale and transportation of alcohol in the United States.

The amendment, which led to Prohibition, received a thumbs-up vote from U.S. Rep. W.W. Griest, who represented Lancaster County at the time. It was ratified in 1919 and went into effect in January 1920. 


Parents could be storing up problems for their children by introducing them to alcohol too young and ordering takeaways too often, researchers warn.

Two universities found that one in six parents gives their children alcohol by the age of 14, when their body and brain are not yet fully developed.  Many parents may believe they are acting responsibly - but that's not backed up by research, experts said.

Regular takeaways were a risk to the heart, a separate study said.

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