Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Columbia council to shake up with 3 seats up for grabs

Four of seven Borough Council seats are up for grabs in Columbia, with three council members not seeking reelection.

On the Democratic side, school nurse Sharon Lintner, electrical contractor Howard Stevens, transportation director Michael Shomody and software analyst Heather Zink are all running to get on council for the first time.

Zink also is registered on the Republican ticket, along with HVAC technician James Settle, Johnson Controls manager Eric Kauffman and incumbent council member Kelly Murphy.

This election cycle has revolved around issues of taxation and transparency.

Lintner held meetings at her home that led to the creation of the grassroots group Columbia Concerned Citizens following a 21% tax hike in the borough.

Many residents said they believed the hike was caused by a revolving loan program started by the borough in March 2018. Council voted to repeal the loan program in June.


Job Fair at the Library - Wednesday, October 30

Learn about Elder Law at the Library - Wednesday, October 30

Sunday, October 27, 2019

About Town 10/27/19

This week's photos of Columbia

Rachel on the Haunted Lantern Tour

Andre Underhill of Rivertowne Trolley provided transportation for the Haunted Lantern Tour.

Werewolf on the roof of the Global Time Wizard

Yep, it's a werewolf.

In life, this guy was a big-headed person.

Down on Bank Avenue

Wait a minute. We're not in Red Lion, are we?

Floyd's of Leadville just got a delivery from Germany.


Some people marked their spots early for the Halloween parade - about 8:30 a.m.

 A refugee from the "Haunted Lanternfly Tour"

After being photographed, it was liquidated, as per instructions from the State.

A bright-eyed pumpkin

Flags a-flyin'

 What's with all the abandoned bikes around town?

 Here's another one

In memory

 Salamander on the sidewalk

 Visitor on the mums

 Another visitor on the mums

 Right on track

 Up, up, and away!

Volunteer greeter at Columbia Crossing

One of two surveyors checking elevations related to the Veterans Memorial Bridge

 The vulture tree is getting a bit crowded.

Vulture at sunset

A chatty wren

 The sparks are flying.

 Break time

An environmentally aware dumpster?

 Do not try to break the sound barrier when skateboarding.

Our sidewalk at 4th & Locust is taking a beating.

 Here's why . . .

 Heavy equipment

 The dunes of Columbia

 Double-crossed hawk

There he is.

 Coming up

 So close, you can almost touch it . . . 

 Road work

 Long shot

STILL MISSING - RUNAWAY CHILD - HAILEY BOSTIC | Columbia Borough Police Department

Hailey Bostic

Hailey Bostic was reported to the Columbia Borough Police as a Runaway.  She was last see leaving the Columbia High School on 10/21/19. 

She is approximately 5'4", 125 lbs with blue eyes.  She currently has blonde hair dyed red.  

If you have seen Hailey or know where she may be please contact the Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735. 

Date:  Monday, October 21, 2019 
Reference ID:  CB-19-07397/1910024713 Case Status: Current 
Case Type: Missing Person Case 
Region: Northwestern 
Source:  Columbia Borough Police Department

Saturday, October 26, 2019

CCCA to hold public meeting Sunday, October 27

Everyone is invited to a meeting of the Columbia Concerned Citizens, 2-4 p.m., Sunday, October 27 at the Columbia Animal Shelter, 265 S. 10th Street.

The CCCA helped get rid of the borough's Revolving Loan Fund. Find out what's happening next.

Find out what the CCCA is doing for you!

There will also be drawings for $15 Domino's Pizza gift certificates - one for current members and one for new members!

400 block of Locust Street to be closed Wednesday and Thursday (October 30 & 31) during the day