It’s time once again to catch up on news and happenings in the local world around you.
Former Central Dauphin School District lawyer James Ellison, who was involved in the district’s bus debacle, is being investigated for his work in a Chester County school district. – WHTM abc 27, includes video
Jay Wenger resigned from the Central Dauphin School Board in October because he moved out of the district. He was the only school board member that asked questions during public meetings about the district’s finances. The board plans to fill Wenger’s seat during their meeting on Dec. 3. – PennLive
Eric Epstein eked out a win over incumbent Linda Dallago in the school board election on Nov. 5, and Chris Judd retained his seat by beating back a challenge from Jay Purdy. – PennLive
Linglestown firefighters had a busy October, averaging one call per day. Plus, their soup sale was a big success. – Linglestown Fire Co.
La Piazza of Linglestown unexpectedly closed it doors and kitchen late in October. – PennLive
Sticking with restaurant news, popular village eatery Lio’s Pizza & Sub Shop has new owners, longtime Lio’s employee Dawn Packer and her husband John. One of their sons has been learning the ropes from former owner Tony Lio for the past two months. The Packers plan to keep the menu intact and are now accepting credit and debit cards. – Facebook
Professional holiday decorators Christmas Decor will be decorating the village’s Christmas tree in the square this year, reports Linglestown Area Civic Association. The community group will hold the annual tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 6 pm.
LOWER PAXTON LOWDOWN
Word on the street is that there will not be a property-tax hike in 2014 for property owners in Lower Paxton Township.
Lower Paxton Township supervisors have received a final report on savings options for the Friendship Center, which is quickly becoming a burden on the township’s finances. – PennLive
New Hope Church located on the outskirts of Linglestown on Colonial Club Drive has received the go-ahead to build an addition on the back of the existing church that primarily will be used for children and youth activities. The plan calls for six classrooms, a multi-purpose room and an office to be constructed. – SWAN
Linglestown Mayor, portrayed by Gazette publisher B², is expected to make a “big announcement” at a pro wrestling show at Sports City this Saturday, November 16. CLICK HERE for a video message and HERE for show info.