today’s news … Tuesday, July 10

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

Quote for today …  “Sunshine Laws help curtail misbehavior by government officials, educate the public through greater press coverage of government activities and provide public scrutiny to governmental decision-making.” – Page 1, Chapter I, first paragraph of Pennsylvania’s “Open Meetings: The Sunshine Act

  • TEXT SCAM:Lower Paxton Township police said they have have received numerous reports about a scam from residents who received a text message on their cell phones telling them that their debit card had been deactivated. The message provides a local phone number to call to reactivate the card and the call is answered by what sounds like an automated answering system identifying itself as ‘Belco Community Credit Union 24-hour Card Activation Services.’” – Harrisburg Patriot-News
  • POLICE LOG:EAST DONEGAL TWP.: Jan Nicole Paz, 34, of Marietta, was stopped and taken into custody at 1:26 a.m. Sunday on Route 441 at Ore Mine Road, state police said.” – SCAM ALERT “PENN TWP.: A resident of the 500 block of Brookshire Lane applied for a job on Craigslist July 3, police said. She received a response on Saturday telling her she got the job and there was a check in the mail with her first assignment. The resident got a $3,800 check in the mail on Saturday and was given instructions to buy things for orphans. An email she received indicated the caller was supposed to wait for the check to clear and then wire some money back to the person who sent the email. The woman was suspicious and phoned police prior to taking any actions on the emails. No money was lost in the fraud attempt, police said.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era
  • “Lancaster County LINK will host its monthly partners’ meeting and a cross-training workshop on Thursday, July 19, at Fred F. Groff Funeral Home, 234 W. Orange St. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. Immediately following the meeting, Michele DeRosa, supervisor at the funeral home, will speak on “Changing Trends in Funeral Service.” After the presentation, participants can tour the funeral home. The event is free, but anyone planning to attend should email Anne Heberlein at or call 380-9714 by noon on July 17.” – Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era

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