Bedford Inquirer, October 30, 1998

Bedford Inquirer

October 30, 1998

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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 30, 1998, Bedford, Pennsylvania Snqtttor Combined with the Everett Republican ESTABLISHED 1812 1b5TH YEAR 13 OCTOBER USPS 04772000 SINGLE COPY 35 CENTS Rainsburg nearly out of water Strict conservation measures urged By Kevin Bruner Gazette Managing Editor RAINSBURG Rainsburg Borough is practically out of water and residents were urged Wednesday to refrain from bathing or doing laundry until the area receives a good dose of Six weeks the borough told residents to conserve water and not wash vehicles or water lawns and but now the situa tion is even said Bill Cess borough council We havent gotten any water into the he Until we get some heavy rains people must conserve as much as Nobody is without water as on Page 8 Two women car jacked in Breezewood Two Ohio women were the vic tims of an early morning carjack ing plot in Breezewood Just after Julie and Mary Ann Hage both of were at the Post House bus stop parking about to enter their when an unknown male came up behind them and told them to get state police He then ordered them to drive west on Route about a mile west of and told them to get The man removed cam jackets and a purse from the trunk of the After Jeffries refused to give up a bottle of oxygen which she need ed for medical the ban dit cut her on the forearm with a small jumped into a waiting and fled west on Route state police Jeffries refused medical treat ment for her which were The estimated value of the stolen property is state police Anyone with informa tion regarding the incident should call state police at Sewer systems tapped out for now Township limited to seven taps until infiltration problem solved By Sharyn Maust Gazette Associate Editor The Department of Environmen tal Protection will allow only seven new taps on the Bedford Borough and Bedford Township sewer sys tems until the problem of water entering the sewer lines and over loading the treatment plant is The borough municipal authori ty reported Tuesday that it has received a letter from DEP setting the seventap but also bar ring any taps on lines that enter the sewer main on Sunnyside Road or use the river There already was a moratori um on sewer taps from the north side of the but the letter specified that the seven taps allowed could not be on the river crossing The borough authority hopes to have the line paralleling Sunny side from Richard Street to the river crossing replaced by the end of the After that is DEP will reconsider its tap according to Borough Manager John The tap limit also could be reviewed and possibly lifted if DEP agrees to raise the permit limit for the treatment That to increase the treat ment permit from million to million gallons per is under Several authority members said they were confused by the convolut ed wording of the and authority engineer Tim Cooper said he had sought some Continued on Pago C Ridge Corps sign sewer agreement By Sharyn Maust Gazette Associate Editor FISHERTOWN An effort that started in 1991 to solve sewer and water problems across a vast area of Chestnut Ridge culmi nated Wednesday with a ceremony that will bring million to a new sewer The Chestnut Ridge Joint Municipal Authority was joined by invited guests and Chestnut Ridge High School students to witness the official signing of grant agree ments between the authority and the Army Corps of The students were the intended audience of the ceremonys who included Bud Assistant Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal and Paul executive director of the Penn sylvania Infrastructure Investment Author ity The latter will provide million in loan money toward the million There is another million in federal money through the Army Corps waiting in the wings to cover a bigger por tion of the project and possibly reduce the state Also speaking about the benefits direct and long range to the young people of a 30mile sewer system were Bedford County Commissioner Norma who talked about county governments support of eco nomic and Larry on Page 8 Maust Agreements were signed Wednesday for the federal government to supply million to the Chestnut Ridge Joint Municipal Authoritys 30mile sewer Seated signing the grant agreements are Larry chairman of the and Joseph assistant secretary of the Standing from left are Marilyn project manager for the Army Corps of Engineers Paul executive director of Bedford County Commissioner Norma Ickes Bud Shuster state Dick Hess county Commissioner Dick Rice state Jerry Stern and county Commissioner Gary Bruner Diana librarian at the Everett Free shows off the roomy shelf space provided by a addition that is nearing Everett Free Library expansion nearly By Kevin Bruner Gazette Managing Editor EVERETT The Everett Free Library has a whole lot more free space with an addition nearing completion that will about double the size of the facility and users were basking in the elbow room its we can said Diana the This is really she said as she sur veyed the wideopen spaces of the new Improvements worth about will mean more places what put all those books the librarys collection has grown by about 50 percent in 10 from about to more than Other perks include a larger circulation and the new Elsie May Colvin Chil drens Corner which was made possible by an anonymous donor in memory of a Bedford County teacher for 35 years who died in One of the problems we had before was a very small circulation Megdad with most of the librarys book col lection going into shelves in the new old rooms will take on new Megdad The former reading room will become the Robert Baker Technology providing Internet access and other com puter compliments of longtime library benefactor John Baker of New Jersey in memory of his Bakers mother founded the library 75 years The room in front of the old building on Page 8 Brown From Daniel his Shane and their Les check out the construction activity around the Schellsburg Street Bridge in Hynd man They like to watch the Lea said of the Hyndman f I wall construction under way By Jim Brown Gazette Staff Writer HYNDMAN On a flood ravaged wiping out the old flood walls that pro tected homes along the banks of Wills construction workers lowered the first section of a new flood wall into place minutes before a belated groundbreaking ceremony to com memorate the restoration of the boroughs flood Local and government officials spoke Thursday of how gratifying the ceremony was for given their memories of how devastated the town was in the first few days after the I remember riding around in an Army 6by6 jeep that Tom Cunningham then mayor had I think by twisting a few said on Page 8 County among state leaders in job growth By Elizabeth Coyle Gazette Staff Writer Bedford County is a leader in the growth of construction and manufacturing jobs over the last seven according to a recent and that can be traced to economic strategies implemented during the officials said Adding to that good news is the indication that the kinds of local jobs being created in the county are typically fulltime with better pay and The trends are detailed in a recent report on Pennsylvania jobs and economic conditions that shows that Bedford County is one of the fastestgrowing job markets in the state for manufacturing and construction Bette Bedford County Economic Development called the figures Of 67 Bedford was among 12 counties that experi enced very fast in con struction and according to Road to a report that has gauged employ ment and economic change in the Slayton credited the county for its foresight in starting the manu facturing boom that has led to con tinued job Bedford is one of two counties that experienced manufacturing job growth of at least 33 percent from June 1990 to June Bedfords percent expansion trailed only Greene County in the sevenyear The countys manufacturing jobs increased percent from 1995 to the report That doesnt includes Fab Tech in Defiance Metal or Smith Trucking projects in Bed ford Township that came after fig ures were Slayton The state growth mirrors national said Martin Penn State associate pro fessor of agricultural The countys unemployment rate dropped to a record low of percent in May and June of this The county also showed very fast growth in construction according to the Its percent increase from 1995 to 1997 was sixthfastest of 67 counties and its growth over the 199097 period was a percent the greatest by far in the Elk County at per cent was the report Shields said the continued growth of service sector jobs in the state with workplaces that range from to beauty auto repair movie and fust food restaurants is a concern because they typi cally are parttime jobs that offer little One thing we havent talked about is the quality of jobs buing created he Bedford Countys plan to help existing industry keyed un increase in betterpaying Slayton A lot of service jobs are part time and offer little room for Shields said Slayton traced the growth of manufacturing to local concentra tion first on job The county commissioners hired Slayton in 1990 to be a second pro fessional in the Economic Develop ment office to help thendirector Joe Lurie with job she We went around to all the major manufacturers and said We now have another staff person on How can we assist you To a they said they were seriously thinking about expan Slayton Wo know that 80 percent of new jobs come from existing com Our priority in the early 90s was to go to existing business es and say Youre important to Can wo help you Slayton We worked with Creative Pul trusions on doubling their we worked with Seton Company on new machinery and we worked with Blue Triangle Hardwoods and Slayton The office helped to obtain low interest loans to act as a catalyst and help them to crystallize their expansion Slayton After addressing the needs of existing industry and officials begun working toward attracting outside companies that Continued on Page 6 ;