Today’s news … Sunday, February 5

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! 

Quote for today“No race can prosper till it learns there is as much dignity in tilling a field as in writing a poem.” – Booker T. Washington

  • Jordan P. Barr, 18, son of Joan Barr and Paul Barr, of Lancaster, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of Troop 35, of Columbia. Jordan started scouting as a Cub Scout with Pack 35, Columbia, and was also a member of Pack 263, Mount Joy. Since joining Troop 35 in 2004, he has served as assistant senior patrol leader, senior patrol leader and junior assistant scoutmaster. He was elected to the Order of the Arrow in 2006. For his Eagle Scout service project, Jordan designed and led a team in the building and installing of a bullpen, portable pitching mound and scoreboard at the Mountville Borough Park. Jordan is a 2011 graduate of Hempfield High School, a freshman at Penn State University and a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Columbia.” – Lancaster Sunday News
  • POLICE LOG:COLUMBIA: Elliott Simms, 45, of the 300 block of North Sixth Street, was charged with violating a protection-from-abuse order Friday after he went to a Bethel Street home, police said.” – Lancaster Sunday News
  • Reminder: The Internal Revenue Service reminds citizens that the 2012 tax filing return date this year is April 17 to file their federal tax returns. The IRS encourages taxpayers to e-file as it is the best way to ensure accurate tax returns and get faster refunds. The filing date is the same for Pennsylvania tax filing.

You might guess the Susquehanna River was chilly by looking at participants — including Dan Solomon of York College — in Saturday’s Polar Bear Plunge in Wrightsville, which raised money for Special Olympics. (For the Daily Record/Sunday News — Jeff Lautenberger)

  • Frey Lutz Corp. has pro­moted Scott Rhoads to president. Rhoads, of Columbia, joined Frey Lutz in 1983. Most recently he was vice president of manufactur­ing. He is a Hempfield High School graduate. – ParenteBeard has pro­moted Brian Crossland and Nicolas Hoffmaster. Crossland, of Mountville, was promoted to manager in the audit and accounting services practice from senior accountant. The Penn State University graduate was hired in 2007. Hoffmaster, of Marietta, has been promoted to senior manager in the forensic, liti­gation and valuation services group from manager. The Shippensburg University graduate was hired in 2005. – Lancaster Sunday News
  • New book: “The story of the little Lancaster County borough perched on the banks of the Susquehanna River is told in a big way in “The Scoop on Marietta: A Small River Town,” which salutes the town, incorporated in 1812, at its bicentennial. – Lancaster Sunday News
  • “Eighteen local Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville businesses will participate in Passport to River Towns weekends through Feb. 11. Discounts will be given to customers with a passport. Each business visited gets a stamp. Filled passports are eligible for a prize drawing to be held Feb. 21 at the Susquehanna Valley Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, where passports are available for $5. For more information, call 684-5249.” – Lancaster Sunday News

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