Sunday, November 29, 2020

About Town 11/29/2020

 This week's photos of Columbia

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Here's an elusive cat on the hunt down by the tracks.

And here's The Tint Shop at 4th & Union.

"Telemedicine" via a number on a utility pole - 
What could go wrong?

Scarf bombing on Locust Street (and 4th)

Cloud-to-cloud rainbow

Mother's Day Truck Convoy

Plaques like this one have been appearing on various buildings around town.

This one should contain a message of thanks to the taxpayers of Columbia, who financed the project.

Some sort of makeshift boat was moored just offshore in Washington Boro.

The secret lair of water company vehicles

Here's a tree that's seen better days.

These folks were giving Joseph a lift.

He ended up here.

Andy's 4th & Cherry store is gone for good, but the one on Ironville Pike is open.

Big boot with big canes

Do it somewhere else!

A giant bulb for generating great ideas

And here's one now - doors within a door.


This circus came to town at one time - in Lancaster.

In case it ever comes around

What appears to be an interdimensional portal is really just a mirror 
in the window at Burning Bridge Antiques.

Down at Lloyd Mifflin's house
(He doesn't live there anymore.)

Parking meter, bagged and jacketed.

Anti-Wolf sign

Service call in the field

At the VFW

Left, right, and center - just like politics

Stop the spread (presumably lanternflies, not Chevys).

More of the Market

Business hours

There's a piece missing.

Constable on the job

Work in progress at Tower Clock Apartments

Snowflake time again

Monday, November 23, 2020

Today is Columbia baseball player Jimmy Sheckard's 142nd birthday


Nell M. Bohnart and John Hibberd A conveyed 368 S. Third St. to Raymond Valentin Nieves and Raymond Valentin Nieves for $60,000.

Frank J. Doutrich conveyed property on Ironville Pike to Barbara Jane Moyer and Walter H. Sikorski Jr. for $135,500.

Kathleen F. Hodgen, Jean E. Kreiser and Jean H. Kreiser conveyed property on a public road to Sarah E. Dohren for $156,000.

Harry L. Oakes conveyed property on Lawrence Street to Neighborhood Properties Solutions LLC for $63,000.

Warrant issued for Columbia man: Rodriguez, Isaiah Manuel - Criminal Attempt-Homicide and 3 additional charges | Lancaster Bureau of Police

On Saturday November 21, 2020 at approximately 2319 hrs. Officers from Lancaster Bureau of Police, Platoon A, responded to the 1st blk. N. Mulberry St. for a large fight. Additional callers to 911 reported that shots had been fired and that at least one person had been shot.  The first Officers on-scene located a 41 year old male suffering from multiple gun shot wounds. Officers used 1st Aid kits to administer life saving efforts to the victim. The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS. There, he underwent emergency surgery and is currently in critical but stable condition.  Officers spoke with witnesses and gathered information about what had happened leading up to the shooting. Information obtained from witnesses was that there was a party on N. Mulberry St. A fight broke out amongst those at the party. One person involved in the fight left, retrieved a gun and returned to the scene of the fight. The suspect fired shots, striking the victim several times. The suspect fled the scene prior to Police arrival. The suspect and victim are known to each other and this was not a random act of violence.  The scene was processed for evidence by Officers, Detectives and Evidence Techs. Possible video surveillance locations were canvassed.  Any new information on this investigation will be disseminated through supplemental press releases.  

*****UPDATED INFORMATION 11/23/2020*****  
The suspect in this shooting investigation was identified as Isaiah Rodriguez M/26 LKA: 600 Third St. Columbia, PA 17512 After consultation with the Lancaster County District Attorney's Office, charges were approved. Det. Odenthal filed a Criminal Complaint against Rodriguez, charging him with Criminal Attempt-Homicide (F1), Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms (F2), Recklessly Endangering Another Person (M2) and Possessing Instruments of Crime (M1). A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Isaiah Rodriguez.  

Anyone with information on this investigation or the current location for Rodriguez is asked to contact Lancaster Bureau of Police at 717-735-3300 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.

Docket No.:  MJ-02202-CR-0000256-202 Date Issued:  Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 8:04am Reference ID:  2011021751 Warrant Type: Criminal Charges: Criminal Attempt-Homicide Persons Not To Possess (etc.) Firearms Recklessly Endangering another Person Possessing instruments of crime Issuing Authority:  02-2-02 Holding Dept:  Lancaster City Bureau of Police Source:  Lancaster Bureau of Police


Sunday, November 22, 2020

About Town 11/22/2020

 This week's photos of Columbia

A window watcher at Third Street Vintage

As well as a bird waiting to be fed -
Waiting and waiting and waiting

A helping hand is always welcome.

Another haircut crisis may be coming during the second wave of COVID.

Blunder thou further towards the season.

What are the charges?

The saga continues.

Long vehicles blocking intersections:

Onward and downward!

For those who want to sit back while they pedal.

A new mausoleum arrived at the Holy Trinity Cemetery this week:


Tis the season

More of the Market House:

See what $2 million+ can buy.

Take a good look.
You're paying for it.

A political message at a taxpayer-funded project.
This has gotta be a NO-NO.

Looks like that sign on the blacktop worked.

Still there -
Year after year after year

Big boat complete with solar panel

Meanwhile, down at Floyd's