Monday, February 18, 2019

Columbia Borough Meetings - Week of February 18, 2019

Did you know Senator Barack Obama visited the Columbia Market House in 2008?

Happy Presidents' Day!

Did you know Senator Barack Obama visited the Columbia Market House during a campaign stop on September 4, 2008?

Go HERE for more on the story.

Did you know JFK gave a speech in Columbia?

Senator John F. Kennedy (soon to be president) stopped in Columbia to give a speech at "Columbia Park" on September 16, 1960 during a campaign tour.

In observance of Presidents' Day, Columbia Spy has linked to the speech HERE.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

About Town 2/17/19

This week's photos from around Columbia
(Click/tap on photos to see larger, clearer images.)

Uninvited guest

Watchful eye

Watching from a distance

A little further back

 Musser's Market - gone but not forgotten

 At Glatfelter Field

 Fading away

 The beauty of rust

 There is reportedly only one Columbia keyholder, but is it the right one?

 Bales on the road at the old Gulf station
[Submitted photo]

 Ghost horse?

 Back to the old grind

 Lions under the weather, as in weathered

 Commemorative walkway

 Sign down!

 Another sighting of the elusive spoonbill flamingo

 Snake suffocating from a seizure

 An omen?

 Another omen?

 Snow for sale
(We might have all we need in the near future.)

 So, there is such a place.

Big rock

 So, why is there an island in Shawnee Run?

 Tundra swans whooping it up

 Another way to fix a utility pole


 Top of the heap

 More whoops

 Sorta roofin'

 Valentine's Day

 At last look, still there

 The lights are gone.

 Flower power

 Diggin' the day

 Watch those allergens.

 Good Samaritan

 Obedience training

 People lined up this afternoon (Sunday) to receive food items from Columbia Presbyterian/Hands Across the Street. Sometimes folks need a little help. Tax hike apologists would do well to remember that $12 a month does make a difference to some people.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

50 vehicles found with out-of-date registrations, some not inspected | Columbia Borough Police Department

Attached to this post is a document that some people in town will find under their wiper blades to let them know that their registration is out of date and their vehicle needs to be re-registered with PennDOT. If you get a notice on your vehicle, please stop at a notary or visit PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services webpage to renew. The webpage to visit is

Approx. 50 vehicles were posted overnight between 02-15-19 and 02-16-19. Some of the vehicles posted were not currently inspected as well. Unfortunately the state is no longer handing out registration stickers so make sure if you change your address, you change it with PennDOT as well so they know where to send your renewal notice to. Your registration date and inspection dates will most likely not match up as well.

Have a safe day!

Friday, February 15, 2019

Surveillance video from parking garage fight, Columbia man injured; Police seek IDs of persons in video | Lancaster Bureau of Police

*****NEW INFORMATION  2/15/2019*****

Investigators have reviewed surveillance video from the Penn Square Parking garage related to the fight/ assault that occurred 2/10/2019. The victim in this case remains in stable but critical condition at the hospital. 

Please review the attached video and see if you can help us identify (3) unknown suspects and (3) unknown eyewitnesses. 

The video is attached here and can also be viewed on our YouTube channel:


On Sunday February 10, 2019 at approximately 0131 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police Platoon B responded to the area of Penn Square Parking Garage at 20 E. King St. for a report of an injured person.

Responding Officers located a 25 year old male resident of Columbia Borough on the ground. The male was unconscious and unresponsive. Officers saw that the male was bleeding from a head injury.

The male was taken to the hospital for treatment. Officers spoke with people that were in the area as well as people that had contacted 911. Officers were told that there had been some type of fight or altercation inside the garage. Police received information that the victim had been involved in the altercation and that as a result of that incident, the victim was possibly pushed or fell from a height of approximately (25) feet onto the ground below.

Detectives are conducting additional follow-up investigations. They are also reviewing surveillance video from multiple sources in the area.

The victim in this incident is in critical, but stable, condition.

 Detectives have developed information indicating that there were a number of people in the area when the incident occurred and that there are individuals who likely have information about this incident, as well as what led up to the altercation. Detectives are seeking information from those witnesses.

As of the time of this release, no one has been taken into custody and no charges have been filed. 

Anyone with information on this case are asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police Det. Eric McCrady at 717-735-3359 or Lancaster Crime Stoppers at (800) 322-1913, or you can anonymously Text a Tip to Crime Stoppers by using your cell phone. Text LANCS plus your message to 847411. Callers may remain anonymous and do not have to give their names.


Sunday, February 10, 2019

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