Altoona Mirror, February 15, 2001, Page 9

Altoona Mirror

February 15, 2001

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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - February 15, 2001, Altoona, Pennsylvania Thursday, February BLAIR COUNTY Altoona Mirror Page AS Effect of fuel spill investigated BY ROBERT IGOE StaffWriter 'WILLIAMSBURG The cause and environ- mental impact of an accident in which a truck overturned spilling diesel fuel and kerosene op Tussey Mountain is being investigated. >State police and the Department of Environmental Protection, as well as Williamsburg fire and ambulance crews, responded at 1 p.m. Wednesday after a petrole- um delivery truck overturned on Route 2013 less than one mile from the Huntingdon County line. The truck, owned by Sel-Lo Oil, had a capacity of gallons, though it is not yet known how much fuel spilled. The force of the accident sheared the body of the truck from the chassis, and tile unknown driver was taken to Altoona Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. VDEP crews helped the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department put down fuel absorber and chemical blocking pillows on the road and in nearby creeks. Some of the fuel ran down a hillside into one small tributary. Fire officials said the leak itself was stopped within 20 minutes after they arrived at the scene. Minor Staff Writer Robert Igoe can be reached at 946-7458 or at Mirror photo by Gary M. Baranec WilUamsburg assistant fire chief Theodore Hyle (right) describes to Lynn O'Neal of the state Department of Environmental Protection how fuel oil and diesel was trav- eling after leaking from the overturned tanker. Man sentenced to prison for sexual assault of child BY PHIL RAY StaffWriter HOLLIDAYSBURG A Tyrone- area man was sentenced this week to a minimum of eight months in Blair County Prison after he plead- ed guilty to sexual assault and cor- ruption of a 9-year-old girl. Police said the youngster was assaulted sometime between Nov. and Christmas Day 1995, but did not tell anyone about the assault until July. Charles Thomas Scott, Tyrone RD.4, who was 18 years old at the time of the incident, was sentenced by .Blair County Judge Norman p. Callan to serve 8 to 23 months in prison. He will pay fines of and his DNA will be placed on file with the state police. Scott already has served four months, which means he will be eligible for parole this summer. Blair County assistant district attorney Cathy Miller said after the sentencing that she may have pursued a more severe sentence, but the victim was hesitant about testifying before a jury. Defense attorney Theodore Krol said he was hoping that Callan would let Scott out of prison with a time-served sentence. Krol said Scott admitted a sexual advance toward the youngster but stopped when she asked him to. "Six years ago, he made q serious mistake. He probably didn't even know how serious it Krol said. Scott also addressed the court, saying, "I know I made a mistake. I'd take it all back if I could." According to the court docu- ments, the assault occurred when fee young girl was visiting the Scott home. At the time, she didn't tell anybody about the assault because Scott instructed her not to, she said. Within two months of the inci- dent, the victim began experienc- ing panic attacks, the court records showed, and she has been taking medication since, it was noted. On July 30, the youngster discussed the matter with a state trooper and charges were brought against Scott Mirror StaffWriter Phil Ray can be reached at S4S-7468 or Direct Marketing Seminar Wednesday, March 14 Come learn the latest direct marketing techniques to increase your business sales. Learn proven strategies and best practices in marketing today! Counts! We ham represented onr iijwei pctpw. 1-8HMMEDGA edqarsnyder.com Olympus D460 Zoom Digital Camera 3x digital

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