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Today’s news … Wednesday, September 14, 2016

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2016 at 8:42 am

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

Quote of the day … “ … died on Saturday, September 10,2016 after a struggle with heroin dependency.” – from an obituary notice in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

  • According to a Lancaster Online “Insider” piece just posted, “64 people have died in Lancaster County so far in 2016 from opioid overdoses” including three in Columbia. NOTE: The article’s on page one of today’s LNP – Always Lancaster, too.

eyesFind out – click here to quiz yourself and find the answers at this BBC.com article.

  • Grave Concern will be holding a quarterly public meeting and program – Wednesday September 21th,  7:00 PM at the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road – Route 30 East, Lancaster, PA 17602-1499. (717) 393-9745 | Program:  “Gerber-Vandersaal Cemetery Restoration”- Presenters:  Steve Garver and Milt Haldeman. This program will focus on the research, and all the steps involved in the restoration of this old cemetery located in Upper Leacock Township.  The program will feature several photos of the restoration process and handouts.  Materials and cost will also be discussed. This meeting is free and open to the public.

    Grave Concern is an organization dedicated to the history, preservation and restoration of historical burial places. – SOURCE: news release
  • Why are police inside public schools?”The Conversation

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eblastsTo sign up for messages as the one below, register your email address at the “NOTIFY ME!” button on the Columbiapa.net website.

  • Message from Columbia Borough: “THE LAST DAY FOR YARD WASTE PICKUP WILL BE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 PLEASE HAVE YOUR YARD WASTE OUT BY 7:00AM – LEAF PICKUP WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2016 AND WILL FOLLOW THE STREET SWEEPING SCHEDULE.”

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  • This is interesting!!!!! While looking about the Trulia.com website and entering an address – and scrolling down, there’s an area on the left side of the page that says “See Reported Crimes Near This Home.” It’s disarming to see the “reported crimes.” Don’t know where the site gets it’s information but here’s a for instance: 
    08/28/2016
    Other
    DISORDERLY CONDUCT. STALKING – DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. TRESPASS / STALKING (V)
    08/26/2016
    Burglary
    BURGLARY. FORCE. BURGLARY-THEFT (V)
    08/26/2016
    Vandalism
    CRIMINAL MISCHIEF / VANDALISM. VEHICLE. VANDALISM-NOT IN PROG (V)
    08/24/2016
    Arrest
    DUI. DUI CRASH RELATED. DUI / VEHICLE ACCIDENT-ENTRAPMENT (V)
    08/21/2016
    Other
    ORDINANCE VIOLATIONS. SOLICITING. SOLICIATION ORDINANCE VIOLATION (V)

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