Eric Frein captured!

ericfrienAfter about 10 million dollars of our hard earned tax money spent. Suspect Eric Frein has finally been cornered and captured. Frien is the one accused of killing a state police trooper, and injuring another one back in September. The state police made sure to place him in their fallen comrades handcuffs too. Although the media portrays him as a cop killer, other media sources allege that the state trooper was having an affair with his wife. ( AOL SOURCE )  ( Price Law Offices ). You be the judge, but something smells a little fishy here, and when is the last time the police sent out 1000 men to find someone local??? It doesn’t happen, at least not in Columbia…Also did I mention how Hannibal Lector and Frein look alike??? Maybe distant cousins??? Have a nice day!

Columbia Consolidated Fire Department put out of service…

cropped-cropped-full-header311As many of our loyal readers know, Columbia Consolidated Fire Department has been under turmoil over this whole consolidation thing. I’ve just found out that tonight they have been put out of service. When I contacted them two days ago I spoke with someone on the phone, and they boldly told me that they did not want to consolidate, and if forced are planning to sell off the fire apparatus, and make it a private club. So now the borough has two active fire departments instead of three. I spoke with several members from station 8-1, and 8-4 and they are more than willing to take up the slack. This is unfortunate. As soon as I learn more I will keep everyone updated. The future of the Columbia Fair and many other events that CCFD hosted is unclear. Rumor has it that they sent out a letter claiming that they were not going to consolidate and they were closed as of 4pm today. Let’s hope for the best…

Fly high old friend…

Rip Gerald Weaver

Rip Gerald Weaver

I am saddened by todays news. I found out early this morning that a old friend of mine that was fighting a courageous battle with cancer has passed away. Gerald Weaver, known to everyone as Jake Weaver was found in his 3rd floor apartment today. He leaves behind several children, and grandchildren, his cat, and his girlfriend Anita. Jake was a good guy, and he lived above my computer shop for 7 years, until recently moving to a apartment that had elevator access. You will be missed old friend. The surrounding neighbors were confused and shocked to learn of his passing today. This was the second death in Columbia Borough today. The first one was discovered towards the bottom of Locust Street today, no information is available at press time regarding that one.

Filling the hole!

     After approximately six years. The downtown Columbia swimming hole is being filled up by various items including, dirt, cinder block, and other items people no longer need. Looks like in a few days or weeks this will be a new parking lot, and maybe the merchants can park for free without worrying about getting a ticket everyday for doing business in the borough! See the photo below for the current progress. The video to the left was taken 7 years ago during the winter months after the foundation of the building that used to house a funeral home, and antiques shop was damaged. What a waste. According to borough meetings a few years back the owner of that property had proposed putting another building there, but never pulled through with the plans.  Looks like this will no longer be a safety hazard!

Filling the hole!

Filling the hole!

I’m back…

welcomebackHello fellow Columbia Residents,
After a two year break. I’ve decided to bring ColumbiaPaOnline.com back online. As most of you know my name is Jesse Sweigart. I also own Columbia Discount Computers, and I love this town. Please take some time to explore the new site. I have added many new features, and am working on a site that will be informative as well as helpful for the people in our town. Some things that you will find here is news from other sites, a business directory that is in the works, local weather, local gas prices, and some good links! In a few weeks I will also be attending town meetings again, and look forward to reporting the news and talking about the things that no one else wants to talk about! I’ve also added forums so the community can discuss current events, among other things. Your input is welcomed, and you can email me at jessethecomputerguy@msn.com if you have any questions, news, or comments. It’s good to be a resident of this great town! Many things are happening and I hope to hear from you all sonn!

Sincerely,
Jesse Sweigart (ColumbiaPaOnline.com)