Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Plan to be unveiled

The Columbia Economic Strategic Plan will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Columbia High School auditorium.
The plan, which will serve as a blue print for Columbia's economic revitalization, has been in the works for two years. Municipal, school, non-profit organizations and local business leaders made up the committee.
Copies of the plan will be available at the meeting.

Event is postponed

NOTE: Event has been postponed until a later date.

Mark Thursday, Sept. 16 at 6 p.m. on your calendars.
There will be a tree planting in Locust Street Park to recognize Columbia citizens, who were instrumental in the burning of the wooden bridge that connected Columbia and Wrightsville during the Civil War back in 1863.
The Columbia Shade Tree Commission is putting together the program, which will include the planting of a Liberty Tree Elm in honor of John Q. Denny, John Lockhard, Jacob Miller and Jacob Ruth.
The program is still in the planning stages but representatives from the Columbia Shade Tree Commission, the borough, Columbia Historic Preservation Society and Rivertownes PA USA are expected to speak.

Kitchen fire in Columbia

A major fire was adverted today in the East end of Columbia.
With firemen from the Susquehanna Fire Company on stand by at their fire station because of a major fire in Rapho Township, they were able to respond quickly late this morning to a structure fire a block from their station.
Crews from all three Columbia fire companies, along with Wrightsville and Maytown-East Donegal were called to a fire at Plane and Manor streets shortly before noon.
When the first crew from the Susquehanna arrived, a kitchen fire was found and quickly put out. Had the firemen not been on stand by at their station, several houses could have been damaged  by the blaze.
No damage estimate was available.

Marietta man faces charges

Marietta man is charged by police: http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/280699