Today’s news – Sunday, April 23, 2017

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

Quote for today … Why do we expect change in Harrisburg when we keep sending the same legislators to represent us? – From a letter-to-the-editor in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.

  • From the Municipal Briefs in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster: Synopsis of Columbia Borough’s April 10 Council meeting – – – Marietta’s raising money for a boardwalk and the borough’s letting the project for bids – – – Marietta’s planning activities for National Trails Days on June 3 and for a summer bike race.
  • A listing of “Columbia Borough School District’s athletic coaching vacancies” appears in the sports pages of today’s LNP – Always Lancaster.
  • Critical of Smucker | That’s the gist of a majority of the letters-to-the-editors in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster
  • Ah, poopColumbia Police Department Crime Watch


  • Lancaster County food serving places’ inspection results. Cute name for a restaurant (Tomato Pie) but “You pay your money & take your chances | but when this is a one of the inspection violations: “The person in charge is not performing the duties as required by the Pennsylvania Food Code to actively manage food safety in this facility,” you gotta’ wonder. – Lancaster Online


  1. As I read the Sunday edition of LNP, I chuckled when I saw the “vacancy” column in the sports for Columbia. Why do coaches have to reapply annually for their jobs. The basketball programs at CHS enjoyed their best seasons in years with all new coaches. The wrestling program is on the way back. How can coaches feel comfortable building a program , when they have to reapply annually. How many other districts do this?
    I think our elected and appointed school board members ought to keep their focus on the taxes being levied in this district and providing an education for our young and assisting our teachers.

    • We the tax payers just gave $7,500 to the principal because our shared superintendent thought he was doing a great job filling the vacancy of the athletic director. Said he road the bus to a play off game. WOW! Our elected and appointed school board voted yes to the money and have not a clue how much hard work he really did. The board didn’t even bother to investigate the alleged work. Do they not realize how hard some people have to work and save every year for $2000.00 in school taxes? That is approx. 4 homes taxes hand to one man in a 10 second decision. Do they think he will spend a nickel of that in the borough? The answer is no he resides in another part of Lancaster, so there goes our tax money right out of the community. What a shame for the taxpayers!

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