today’s news … Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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

Quote for today“The parallels to the Roman Empire are gaining truer by the day in the United States. We are now a professional military society, where as the editorial states exceedingly small percentage of families send their fathers, sons, daughters off to war and to serve.” – tom mcmahon, commenter to this New York Times article: “Americans and Their Military, Drifting Apart.”

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  • American Gold Star Mothers Inc. has elected Barbara Benard, of Columbia, as its national president. AGSM is a nonprofit organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter in service of the country. Benard will be installed as president-elect at the national convention, which will be held June 21-23 in Las Vegas. She will serve a one-year term. She currently serves as first national vice president of the organization and has held positions as department and chapter president responsible for conducting meetings, generating ideas for raising funds and soliciting donations for the organization. Benard’s son, Sgt. 1st Class Brent Adams, who was 40 and a 1983 Hempfield High graduate, was killed in action in Ramadi, Iraq, in 2005.” – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • The following area residents were recently recognized at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology’s annual Academic Awards Banquet: Franklin A. Jimenez of Columbia, Dedication to the AIAS Chapter in Architectural Technology and Joel C. Rivera of Columbia, Most Improved in Collision Repair Technology. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • The following area residents were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Elizabethtown College: Mikayla Kemmerly of Columbia, health and occupation; Mina Abdelshahid of Marietta, biology and Kimberly Harnish of Marietta, undeclared. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • Molly Ann Walter of Columbia, a doctor of pharmacy student, was inducted into Alpha Lamda Delta Honor Society at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • The following Columbia area residents were recently honored at Millersville University’s Honors and Awards Convocation: Megan Binkley, APSCUF-MU Scholarship/James Sheriden Scholarship, Dr. Nathan C. Schaeffer Memorial Scholarship and Student of Academic Distinction; Stephen Gargano, Beth Ann Barry Memorial Scholarship in Computer Science; Mandee Hatcher, Elsie Hostetter Award, The Reverend Lewis Merwin Hobbs Medallion/Dr. Dominick ’53 and Mrs. Helen DiNunzio Award and Student of Academic Distinction; Connor Mahaffey, Board of Governor’s Scholarship; Brandon Mountain, Marburg Study Abroad Scholarship; Eric Troup, Neimeyer-Hodgson Student Research Grant and Amanda Walter, Aimee Decker Scholarship and the Jan Graybill ’80 and Alisa McCambridge-Graybill ’80 Scholarship. – Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era
  • LEGAL NOTICE, published in the Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, May 28, 2013: “The regularly scheduled meeting of the West Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 7:30 PM in the West Hempfield ownship Municipal Building located at 3401 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, PA to hear the following cases: 1. Case 1169 – Amber Haas, 1031 Prospect Road, Columbia, PA for a Special Exception to Section 702.9 to allow Echo Housing for her mother within an addition to her home. The property is zoned Rural Agricultural. 2. Case 1170 – Douglas W. Martin, 1095 Prospect Road, Columbia, PA for a Special Exception to Section 301.2.B.6 pursuant to Section 701.9 to allow a roadside produce stand on his property, zoned Rural Agricultural. 3. Case 1171 – Turkey Hill L.P., 257 Centerville Road, Lancaster, PA for the following variances to allow upgrade and expansion of their store located at 1199 Prospect Road, zoned C-2: 1) Section 402.4.A.2 for front yard setback on Prospect Road for new fueling canopy; 2) Section 402.3.A.5 for required minimum landscape area; 3) Section 402.4.A.2 for front yard setback on Prospect Road for expansion of northeast corner of building; 4) Section 402.4.B for side yard setback for expansion of northeast corner of building; 5) Section 707.3.L.1.a for front yard parking setback and screening area on Prospect Road; 6) Section 707.3.L.2.a  to reduce required interior parking lot landscaping; and 7) Section 707.4 to reduce the required number of parking spaces. 4. Case 1172 – PK Novelties, LLC, d/b/a Wicked Fireworks, 506 Woodhall Drive, Willow Street, PA for a Special Exception to Section 101.7 (uses not provided) to allow a temporary tent to sell fireworks at 3985 Columbia Avenue, property zoned C-2. Daryl S. Peck, Secretary West Hempfield Township Zoning Hearing Board.”

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