Emergency crews responded to Plane and Manor Streets yesterday for a report of a person lying on the sidewalk. Personnel found a man lying there who appeared to be disoriented and possibly intoxicated. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.
A passerby found what appeared to be a bag containing hypodermic needles yesterday afternoon in the Shawnee Run on Mill Street. This find might be one more bit of evidence of the reported heroin epidemic in Lancaster County. To help combat the problem, a community conversation on heroin abuse is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Columbia Jr/Sr High School.
A female motorist was injured when her minivan struck a utility pole and caught fire shortly after 7:30 Friday morning. The accident occurred on Route 441, between the Plane Street tunnel and the culvert near Blue Lane. The driver was reportedly taken to a local hospital by ambulance.