Monday, September 20, 2021
Put People First Pa. says Columbia has the highest percentage of poor and low-income people in the county after Lancaster City at 44.6%. Recently, they undertook research on poverty and inequality in Lancaster County partnering with Franklin and Marshall College.
Organizers say health care should be a basic human right.
Michael Mikhail conveyed 212 South Second St. to Jarred M. Ebert and Heidi M. Ebert for $239,900.
Mark A. Eisenberger, M. Dyan Eisenberger and Dyan M. Eisenberger conveyed 1331 Manor St. to David C. Luther and Debra Luther for $182,000.
Redevelopment Auth County Lancaster conveyed 521 Locust St. to WGMC Properties LLC for $39,750.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
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Columbia Spy is on Instagram HERE.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Friday, September 17, 2021
Columbia Middletown BPOE No. 1074, 445 Chestnut St., Columbia, Sept. 7. Pass. Old food residue inside the french fry slicer and inside the meat slicer. The pizza cutter and spatula was greasy and not clean to sight and touch. Grease buildup on the floor between the wall and the stove. Old food debris and grease on the stove drip tray. A bag of onions, and potatoes stored directly on the floor in the storage room, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required. Boxes of waffles and bags of ice stored directly on the floor of the walk-in freezer, rather than 6 inches off the floor as required. Sliced ham, tuna salad and sliced turkey breast — refrigerated, ready-to-eat time-temperature control-for-safety foods — in the triple-door cooling unit was date-marked by the facility, but was beyond the seven-day use- or sell-by date and requires discarding.
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Join us this Sunday September 19th from 12-2pm at Janson Park in Columbia PA! Come share your Plight, Fight and Insight about our for profit Healthcare system! I'm excited to say we will be joined by some of our partners from Maryland and New York!
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
When: Columbia Borough Council meeting, Sept. 7.
What happened: What started as a discussion about how to develop almost 57 acres at the McGinness Airport property turned into raised voices and accusations about who knew about the possibility of buried barrels containing hazardous waste at the site, and when they knew it. The meeting ended with Borough Council President Heather Zink asking fellow members to move for a reorganization if they were unhappy with her leadership.
Reorganization: Any council member may call for a reorganization of officers during a meeting. If the motion passes, council members would elect a president and vice president. Columbia calls for a reorganization every January of even-numbered years.
McGinness background: A Columbia resident sent a message via social media to Council Vice President Sharon Lintner that he hid in the woods and witnessed men burying barrels supposedly containing hazardous waste in the ground at McGinness in the 1970s. Lintner announced the information at the Aug. 24 council meeting, four days after Zink and Borough Manager Mark Stivers closed on the $1.495 million property. Lintner and Howard Stevens voted against the purchase. Zink, Peter Stahl, Fran Fitzgerald, Eric Kauffman and Todd Burgard voted in favor of the purchase.
At issue: The borough resident later told Stivers that he notified Lintner about his claim a year ago. Lintner said she didn't remember receiving or reading an email or Facebook Messenger chat and suggested that the resident may have stated an incorrect time frame. In addition, the resident said he posted about the barrels in an online discussion recently hosted by Zink, who said she wasn't aware of the post.
Quotable: If hazardous waste is found, it "most likely will not be a problem for occupancy" at McGinness, Stivers said after the meeting. The borough will clean up the area if contaminants are found, and plans for an innovation and technology campus will continue.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Samuel L. Bigler and Cynthia L. Bigler conveyed 176 Fifth St. to George A. Leschke Jr. for $220,000.
The estate of F. Michael Buggy and The estate of Francis Michael Buggy conveyed property on North Third St. to Quarterphase Investments LLC for $80,000.
Susan L. Dissinger, Susan L. Getz, Phyllis J. Miller and Susan L. Kreiser conveyed 130 North Seventh St. to Christiaan E. Shultz and Hannah K. Eisenberger for $175,000.
The crash happened around 7:28 p.m. on Malleable Road near the intersection of Pheasant Drive, according to police.
The motorcyclist was passing two cars on Malleable Road when the second car turned left onto Pheasant Drive, police said. The motorcyclist struck the driver's side of the car.
He died at the scene, police said. His name was not released.
The car was driven by a 67-year-old Columbia man.
Anyone who may have witnessed the crash is asked to call Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735.
Download the meeting packet HERE.
Sunday, September 12, 2021
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