Traffic circle | Columbia Police Department CrimeWatch announcement: “Effective on Monday, October 7, 2019 there will be a new traffic pattern at the intersection of South 12th Street and Central Avenue. A Traffic Circle will be installed as a traffic calming measure due to issues with speeding, vehicle accidents and pedestrian safety. Yield signs will be placed near each corner and a 19′ X 8′ barrier will be placed in the center of the intersection.”
Also | Bridge closures announced – Columbia Police Department CrimeWatch
But nothing posted | about the reported “street fight” on Perry Street at the Department’s CrimeWatch pages. It’s another “sweep it under the rug” and pretend it didn’t happen moment.
Convicted | “A Columbia man was convicted this week in Lancaster County Court of threatening to stab his probation officer.” – Lancaster County District Attorney’s office
Letter writer still waiting | Lancaster Online letter writer claims he sent a one-way letter to US Representative: “Although I requested a reply, to date I have not received one.”
Lancaster’s mayor speaks out | In a column in today’s LNP – Always Lancaster, Danene Sorace, Lancaster’s mayor, writes, ” … one-third of the properties in the city are owned by churches, schools, government and nonprofits — and, as such, are exempt from real estate taxes,” as she makes a case for a restructured legislation. She also takes on the public utilities who “cut up the roads on their own schedule, leaving them scarred and patched for years — and not reimburse city taxpayers for repairs.”
Find out | what Columbia’s candidates for School Board of Directors represent.