today’s news … Tuesday, July 3

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

Quote for today …  “Guess where our family will eat on Saturday? Prudhomme’s, that’s where. And maybe while I’m there, I’ll file a complaint because I’m 35 and the senior discount discriminates against my age – how dare they……..this stuff is so ridiculous, being that it’s a private business – how about all the vegans sue every restaurant in their towns that serve meat, b/c it’s offensive to them…..yes, where does it stop?” – Dori Groff, commenter at the LancasterOnline article about the atheist’s lawsuit.

  • Columbia connection? “Gary Charles Gerlach, 22, returned to Lancaster County on Monday — 17 days after he allegedly killed his girlfriend and her mother (in Leola).” “Detectives found Gerlach at the Sandy Shores Motel (in North Wildwood, NJ), where he was staying with a woman and her teenage niece. Police are investigating why that woman, Amber Faye Foultz of Columbia, was with Gerlach.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • Extracted from the Application for Search Warrant: “On 06/17/2012, Detective Christopher Jones and Detective Michael Neff of the East Lampeter Township Police Department located Gary Charles Gerlach in room 118 at the Sandy Shores Motel located at 2511 Atlantic Avenue, in North Wildwood, New Jersey. When Mr. Gerlach was located, he was in the company of female known to him and subsequently identified as Amber Faye Foultz along with her 13 year old niece … ” – LancasterOnLine
  • Heads up … Ironville Pike expressway closure begins on Monday, July 9! Signs along the Ironville Pike at Holly Drive and Prospect Road indicate the road closure beginning next Monday. The dashed lines along the Pike suggest sewer or water line work.

  • POLICE LOG: “AMVETS, 28 N. 2nd St., Columbia, was cited in June for failing to maintain liquor sales records. – EAST DONEGAL TWP.: Robert Edwin Keperling, 44, of 4935 Marietta Ave., Marietta, was charged Monday in a vehicle accident May 6 at River Road and Marietta Avenue, Susquehanna Regional police said.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • How do we know? “The Census Bureau has dedicated decades to collecting, processing and sharing the data collected from its many censuses and surveys. The questions have evolved over time to address our changing needs. Today, the Decennial Census, the Economic Census and the American Community Survey give Congress and community leaders the information they need to make informed decisions that shape our democracy. These statistics tell us how we know how our country is doing.”
  • LEGAL NOTICE, published in the Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era, July 3, 2012, – “The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board will be held on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM in the West Hempfield Township Municipal Building located at 3401 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA to hear the following cases: 1. Case 1152 –  Salisbury Behavioral Health, Inc., 25 Hooks Lane, Suite 202, Baltimore, MD for a variance to Section 502.2. A to allow a school use in the I-2 zoning district on property currently owned by Donnerville Associates located at 3700 Hempland Road. 2. Case 1153- David Bonafede, 372 Blue Bell Drive, Mountville, for a variance to Section 303.4. B.1 for the side yard setback to construct a roof over existing exterior steps on their property, zoned R-2.3. Case 1154 – Jack Hileman, 4695 Marietta Avenue, Columbia, for a Special Exception to Section 609.4. B to rebuild a non-conforming structure within the flood zone and a variance to Section 1005.3. H for a one year time extension on property he owns, zoned Rural Agricultural. Daryl S. Peck, Secretary West Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board.”

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