today’s news … Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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

Quote for todayFor you see, each day I love you more – Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” – Rosemonde Gerard

  • “Westbound Route 30 on the Wrights Ferry Bridge over the Susquehanna River between Lancaster and York counties will be reduced to one lane on Wednesday,February 15, so that the contractor can repair potholes in the left “passing” lane to improve safety for motorists driving over the bridge. The westbound single-lane restriction will take place during the daytime hours between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather permitting. – PennDOT Travel Advisory
  • OK, google is big! But, as we have said before, google does really cool stuff with the search page on special days. Take a look, click on the picture below – then click the play arrow at the search page:
  • How cool is this? “Today’s Valentine’s Day “Google Doodle” (above) comes to you courtesy of the animation skills of a Lancaster County native, Michael “Lippy” Lipman. – LancasterOnLine
  • Gas prices jumping earlier: “U.S. motorists have seen the national average for regular gasoline rise above $3.50 a gallon in just three different years, but it has never happened this early.” – Los Angeles Times
  • Derrick M. Armold was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Penn State University, where he is a senior majoring in mechanical engineering. A 2008 graduate of Columbia High School, he is the son of George and Pam Armold of Columbia. – Corinne N. Bletz of Lancaster was named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Millersville University, where she is majoring in social work. The daughter of Tonja Gerlitzki and Richard Bletz Jr., she is a 2009 graduate of Columbia Junior-Senior High School. – Lauren R. Wanner was named to the president’s list for the fall semester at the University of West Virginia, where she is a senior pursuing a bachelor of science degree in forensic science and a bachelor of science degree in biology with a minor in sociology. A 2008 graduate of Hempfield High School, she is the daughter of Mark and Laurie Wanner of Mountville. – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • LEGAL NOTICE published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, February 14, 2012. “LEGAL NOTICE The Zoning Hearing Board of the Borough of Columbia will meet on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, at 7:00 P.M., in the Municipal Building at 308 Locust Street, Columbia, PA, to consider the following application(s) and/or appeal(s): James and Jean Vinelli are requesting special exception(s) and/or variance(s) to create a Studio Efficiency Apartment in the storage area of a detached building at 353 North Second Street in a High Density Residential (HDR) zoned district. If you are a person with a disability wishing to attend this meeting and require an accommodation to participate in the meeting, please contact the Columbia Borough Office at 684- 2467 to discuss how the Borough may accommodate your needs. Jeffrey M. Helm, Zoning Officer
  • “Mike Argento: Why do teachers have sex with students?”York Daily Record [NOTE: We believe Mike Argento is one of the area’s most thoughtful and worth-reading columnists; he states in the opening line of this column, the “column is not about teachers having sex with students.”]
  • POLICE LOG: “WEST HEMPFIELD TWP.: Kelly Anne Denk, 31, of Mount Joy, was charged in the 4400 block of Chinchilla Avenue, Mount Joy, after she allegedly took a family member’s credit card and made unauthorized purchases totaling $6,900 on Dec. 31. – Gabriel Burgos-Camano, 33, of Columbia, was charged Feb. 5 in the 2100 block of Oak Hollow Drive, after he allegedly disciplined his 5-year-old son by striking him on the back with a belt, leaving severe welts, police said. – Nicholas Otieno-Watanga, 20, of Mountville, was charged Feb. 5 for allegedly beating a man inside a vehicle at Oak Hollow and Oswego drives, police said. The victim was treated at Lancaster General Hospital. – Estelita S. Kisselring, 35, of Red Lion, was charged Thursday for her involvement in a Feb. 5 accident on Route 441 at Breezyview Road, police said. Kisselring was driving at a high rate, and she lost control of her vehicle while passing another car, police said. They said her car struck an embankment and rolled over. Kisselring was injured in the crash and taken to York Hospital, police said.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • What happens when something’s taken back? “Anger over Greece’s austerity measures exploded in the streets of Athens early Monday as tens of thousands of protesters clashed with police in riots that left 106 police officers and dozens of civilians injured, according to police.” – CNN

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