Friday, July 25, 2014

Repairs set to begin Monday at railroad crossing in Columbia

South Front Street will be closed between Union and Locust streets until Aug. 18. The road will be closed at the crossing in both directions. A detour will be posted.

Columbia Plaza is getting a facelift

The following flyer was distributed recently at the Columbia Plaza on Lancaster Avenue.  The "facelift" will be undertaken by Paul Risk Associates, Inc., whose websites are HERE and HERE.
More on this as it develops.

These barriers are being stored beside The Dollar Store at the Columbia Plaza.

Overturned vehicle on Route 30 near Malleable Road

Emergency vehicles responded this morning to an overturned trailer in the eastbound lane of Route 30 near Malleable Road.

Fourth Friday in Columbia, Marietta & Wrightsville July 2014

Cool kitsch-mobile

Seen in Smith's Hotel parking lot on Thursday . . .

Parking meter rates double

According to Columbia Borough Police, parking meter rates in the borough have doubled from 25 cents for 60 minutes to 25 cents for 30 minutes.

Norfolk Southern sues to block disclosure of crude oil shipments

The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation announced proposed rules to improve the safety of crude oil shipments by rail. Several serious oil train accidents resulting in spills, fires and fatalities have increased scrutiny on the industry.