A request to allow a furniture shop in the 400 block of Liberty Ln., Colerain Township, has been withdrawn.
It will take Colerain Township just over two months to replace the tiny bridge that carries Liberty Ln. over Gable's Run.
It will take about three times that long to have the bridge designed and to get the necessary state permits for the work.
That's if everything goes well.
A man who called state police to report a burglary was charged with possession of marijuana, Trooper Philip Strosser reported.
According to the trooper, Leroy Buzzard III, 36, of 345 May Post Office Rd., Strasburg Township, called police at 9:15 a.m. on November 21 and reported hearing someone in the attic of his home. Buzzard also told troopers he had seen someone looking out of the attic gable vent.
Sometimes, a family just needs a little help to get through tough times.
"We see it more and more," said Charles Grimasuckas. "People need a little assistance."
Four Quarryville families got a some help last Saturday afternoon, thanks to members of the Quarryville Police Department and community members.
"We knew there were people who could use a Thanksgiving dinner," Grimasuckas said. "I asked the other officers if they wanted to get involved, and they did."
The rumors that Peach Bottom's post office would either close or move are just that - rumors.
The postal service has renewed a lease for the office.
Families who need emergency help buying heating fuel this winter will be expected to help pay for the assistance.
In the past, Solanco Neighborhood Ministries has paid for a minimum fuel delivery for people who need emergency help.
The rising cost of home heating fuel and the increased demand for assistance has led the agency to change that program for the coming heating season. It will offer matching grants this winter rather than paying the entire cost of a minimum fuel delivery.
Gifts for pets are coming in.
Diana Wade, who runs the collection point at Stoner-Wade Ford in Quarryville, has collected a bin full of items for animal shelters. The drive to collect items for pets has been very successful, she said. The agency is donating the collected food, toys, and leashes to the Lancaster County SPCA, the Humane League of Lancaster County, and Pitties, a rescue group for pit bulls and pit bull mixes.
Starting early next month, Quarryville borough officials will have a new tool to help them cope with problem properties.
The issues can range from overgrown lots to buildings that are close to collapsing. Frequently, the buildings are in foreclosure or have been neglected as the family goes through a divorce.
A passenger was hurt when a minivan hit a mailbox on Buck Rd. west of Lee Dr., East Drumore Township, at 2:03 p.m. on November 16, Trooper Nelson Renno reported.
Aaron Atkinson, the new Director of Youth and Young Adults Ministries at Chestnut Level Presbyterian Church, had an interesting response the first time someone suggested he become a youth pastor.
In the first semester of his sophomore year at Liberty University, a friend said Atkinson would be a great youth pastor.
"I laughed at the time," Atkinson recalls. He quickly realized his friend was right and soon got a sign.
A break dancer, Atkinson was scheduled to take a dance class. But the dance class was cancelled so he took a youth ministry class instead.
"I've known what I've wanted to do since then," he says. "There were some days I wasn't sure but God has always reassured me."