Monday, February 28, 2022

Police respond to shooting near daycare center on Columbia's "market day"

Columbia Borough and Susquehanna Regional Police responded to Saturday's shooting. 

Columbia Borough and Susquehanna Regional Police responded to a report of a shooting at 410 Locust Street at 12:45 p.m on Saturday.

According to a Columbia Borough Police report, a 21-year-old male was shot in the leg and was transported via ambulance to Lancaster General Hospital, where he was treated and released. 

Subsequent investigation determined that it was not a random act of violence and there is no concern for the public, according to the report. 

The shooting occurred in the middle of Columbia's "market day." There was another shooting in August 2021 at the same building, which is also home to Sunrise Kids Daycare Center. 

Anyone with information regarding the incident should contact Columbia Borough Police at 717-684-7735.

Susquehanna Regional Police officers stand at the rear of 410 Locust Street on Saturday.

Deeds Recorded- Columbus Borough - February 28, 2022

The estate of Jeffrey A. McMillen Sr. conveyed property on a public road to Jeffrey A. McMillen Jr. for $1.

Thomas F. Megargee and Sharon L. Megargee conveyed property on a public road to Thomas F. Megargee and Denise Griffiths for $1.

Thomas C. Metzger and Elizabeth A. Metzger conveyed property on Avenue F to Thomas C. Metzger and Elizabeth A. Metzger for $1.

Thomas Metzger and Thomas C. Metzger conveyed 330 Cherry St. to Thomas Metzger and Elizabeth A. Metzger for $1.

Michael Joseph Boll and Dawn Blanche Boll conveyed property on North Seventh Street to David W. Bearden and Debra M. Bearden for $192,500.

York Haven Estates LLC, Valley View Capital LLC and Eli S. King conveyed property on Avenue H to John P. Baldauff Jr. for $120,095.

Joy L. Freeland and Carlton Mahadeo conveyed 417 Union St. to Carlton Mahadeo for $1.

The estate of Gladys B. Moore conveyed 220-228 N. 10th St. to Andrea Bell, Karen E. Heistand and Sylvan Terrace Properties LLC for $126,000.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

About Town - February 27, 2022

Recent photos of Columbia

(Click/tap on photos to see larger, sharper images.)

Cat in a mouse hole?

Setting sun

Columbia Presbyterian in the evening

On the 300 block of Locust

Old wrought iron fence

Tundra swans flying over - a sign of spring

Canada geese on the river

Old-time sleigh at Tollbooth

Lights at River Park

Coming soon to 921 Lancaster Avenue

Sparrow, perched

Looks like BB&T is now Truist.

These two Chinooks (here and below) flew over the other day, possibly in response to the Ukraine crisis.

In case you missed it, Trump's friend Putin is trying to take over the country.

That's one way to transport your goods.

Seen on Locust Street

The American Legion got its sign working.

Conditions were icy on Friday morning:


The Columbia School of Music is located at 401 Walnut Street.

The website is HERE.

Free food on the 300 block of Walnut

The Free Blessing Box is there.

Another look at Lloyd Mifflin's former home:


Frosty and icy conditions this morning:


A little further upriver

Abandoned bike frame

Another sign of spring

Along Bank Avenue

Historic Avenue J's history peeking through

"Every once in a while, the lion has to show the jackals who he is."

A shooting occurred at 410 Locust Street on Saturday, in the middle of a "market day." Another shooting occurred at the same address last August. 
(This building also houses a daycare center.)

Those utensils from last week? They're still there on Locust Street.

Sheriff at 430 Walnut Street

Vinyl siding is being installed at the apartment building at the bottom of Locust as another addition to our plastic, fantastic historic district.

OSHA probably wouldn't approve of an extension ladder being used as part of a scaffold.

Dog shit - a common problem around town

Uh-oh, let's hope the pigeons and vultures don't get in.

Down at the river: lights, reflections, and dramatic atmospheric displays:


Sunday morning eagle flyover

This setup is still out there on an old bridge pier.
Someone probably knows what it is.

 A disk of ice along the shore. 
Let's hope the cold weather is on its way out.