today’s news and information gleanings from here and there!
Quote for today… “He said it’s not true, he’s going to be at Penn State and he’s going to be there for me when I get there.” – Incoming Penn State recruit Thomas Holley, in this ESPN.com article stating that Bill O’Brien is going to Houston.
- “The city … is slowly edging toward bankruptcy, largely because of police salaries and skyrocketing pension costs, but also because of years of spending and unrealistic revenue estimates. It is mostly the police, though, who have found themselves in the cross hairs recently.” – The New York Times
- A complete listing of all inspections at food serving facilities in Lancaster, York counties and the entire state, except those in Columbia, are listed at the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Website.
- What’s scary about restaurant inspections: the restaurants (The ones outside of Columbia are being inspected in accordance with the state’s inspection criteria – which Columbia does not use – Columbia uses its own home-grown inspection checklist.) racking up the most violations almost always have someone in charge who fails the first checklist item: Person in charge present, demonstrates knowledge, & performs duties. If the person in charge doesn’t have knowledge of sanitary issues concerning food, what’s the likely outcome. Check out these recent inspections at dining facilities in Manheim, Lancaster and another place in Manheim.
- New Year’s Day Pork & Sauerkraut Dinner at St. John;s Episcopal Church, 239 East Market Street | Marietta, PA 17547, from 1:00-6:00 PM- Wednesday January, 1st. Snow date: Saturday, January 4th. This ia a fundraising event for St. John’s.Please tell your family and friends to join us for dinner. The cost is $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children 12 and under, children 5 and under free.
- Columbia property owner makes plea to legislators to “going to get off your butts and pass property tax reform,” in a letter to the editor in today’s Sunday News. And suggests multiple families living in the same “rental properties” are not paying their share. Pick up a copy to read the letter.
- 13th property for these folks: Summit Street Properties LLC buys 632 Plane St. for $43,000. – Sunday News
- So connecting the public record dots, would this be Columbia’s “most properties owned” landlord group? Summit Street Properties LLC shares the same address as BHI Properties (which now holds 37 Columbia properties) and Perfect Realty LLC shares the same Columbia address as BHI Properties.