today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
- Today’s Weather!
- Today in History!
- Traffic Cam Rts. 30 & 441
- The Official Time! – Population Clock (U.S. and World)
Quote for today… “I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky. My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families–second families, perhaps I should say. My mother, who died in my tenth year, was of a family of the name of Hanks…. My father … removed from Kentucky to … Indiana, in my eighth year…. It was a wild region, with many bears and other wild animals still in the woods. There I grew up…. Of course when I came of age I did not know much. Still somehow, I could read, write, and cipher … but that was all.” – Abraham Lincoln
- Today is the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday!
- “Lost the Powerball? You lucky duck!” – York Sunday News [NOTE: Looks like someone’s ticket did win, though!]
- Whitney Houston dies – CBSNews
- Another good week in York inspections: –Restaurant inspections in York County – York Dispatch. In Lancaster County, a couple of well-known names need to be more attentive; see the week’s county restaurant inspections in Lancaster County – Lancaster Sunday News. A complete listing of all facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia, are listed at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.
- “The economic climate is causing a rise in the number of exaggerated insurance claims, a survey suggests.” – BBC News
- “The Historical Architectural Review Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, in council chambers at Borough Hall, 308 Locust St., Columbia. On the agenda: 322 N. Third St., Todd W. Hawn, owner. Demolish concrete stoop on building facade, install bricks over existing concrete entry steps.” – Lancaster Sunday News
- “Mount Joy Borough is updating its emergency operations plan. The police department under Chief John R. O’Connell Jr. wants to identify persons with special needs so that in the event of an evacuation, they can be assisted. The borough is looking to identify the following: Hearing impaired residents; Non-English-speaking residents; Residents requiring ambulance assistance; Other disabled residents, who need to use wheelchairs.” – Lancaster Sunday News
- Oh, puh-leez! “‘He respected my knowledge and leadership,’ added (Harrisburg Mayor Linda) Thompson.” – FOX 43 News
- POLICE LOG: “MANOR TWP.: A woman in the 2900 block of Charlestown Road reported that someone had entered her home on Feb. 4 and taken a small amount of cash and damaged a computer. – The windshield of a vehicle in the 1200 block of Manor Boulveard was broken Wednesday. – WEST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Estelita Kisselring, 35, Red Lion, was charged by township police after a rollover crash on Feb. 5 on Route 441 at Breezyview Road. Police said she was passing other vehicles at a high rate of speed when her vehicle struck an embankment and rolled over. She was transported to York Hospital for injuries. She has also been cited for careless driving. – Gabriel Burgos-Camano, 33, of Columbia, was charged by township police with simple assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Police said Burgos-Camano disciplined his 5-year-old son by striking him on the back with a belt, leaving severe welts. – Nicholas Otieno-Watanga, 20, of Mountville, was charged with simple assault and unlawful restraint by township police following an incident on Feb. 5. Police said Otieno-Watanga beat a former friend for about an hour in a vehicle in the Oak Hollow Drive area. The victim suffered a broken jaw and other injuries to his head and face in the attack.- Kelly Anne Denk, 31, of Mount Joy, was charged after township police said she removed a family member’s credit card and made purchases of more than $6,900.” – Lancaster Sunday News