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   Daily Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 31, 2005, Tyrone, Pennsylvania                                Yecir 91 DAILY HERALD NEW YEARS SCHEDULE The Daily Herald will be closed January 2 for New There will be no newspaper published that NEW YEARS SERVICE OF WORSHIP Looking for the perfect way to say goodbye to 2005 and prepare for 2006 The public is invited to attend a New Years Eve service of worship at Bald Eagle United Methodist Saturday December 31 at 6 Light refreshments will be served following the For more information about the call Pastor Michele Somerville at BUFFET DINNER Weather the War riors Mark United Methodist Church will host a buffet dinner on January 6 from 4 to 6 The dinner will feature chick en parmesan and Children age fouryearsold and under eat for The Warriors Mark UMC is handicapped Anyone with questions can call the church office at SUGAR RUN BLUEGRASS JAM The Sugar Run Bluegrass Jam will be held Janu ary 7 from 1 to 4 at Calvary Baptist 810 Ruskin Drive This is an open acoustic jam featuring Bluegrass and Gospel Bluegrass music and instru It is open to the public with no admission For more call TEA FOR YOU LUNCHEON All ladies are invited to attend a Tea for You January 11 at the Ramada Banquet Room C at Paulette Dietrick of Altoona will be the special musical The special feature will be Joseph Tea Merchant 101 of Donna Wilt of Duncansville will be the guest speaker and will be shar ing how to cope in a changing For call 944 3779 or A free nurs ery is BLAIR COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY The Blair County Genealogi cal Society will meet at 7 January 19 at the Roller Hojeth Memorial 431 Scotch Valley Brian a volunteer at the Canal Basin Park will speak at about the history of a new local The program is free and open to the BENEFIT DANCE A benefit dance will be held in memory of David Scott Hilde brand Mayor on Saturday January 7 from 9 to mid night at the Tyrone American Music will be provided by DJ J The Daily Herald Serving Warriors Bald Eagle and all of Northern Blair County since 1866 December 2005 50 Cents Photo by Virgie Werner The Number One Story for 2005 Christ United Methodist Church fire By AMANDA GOLDEN Staff Writer Editors note The Daily Herald ends its Top Ten countdown of the most important local news stories of Tyrone residents awoke to a shocking discovery one early morning in when it was learned that Christ United Methodist Church had been allegedly set on fire by two The first call came in about 3 when Tyrone police officer Jeffrey Barr smelled smoke and then saw flames at the building located at 14th Street and Penn sylvania He said officers found evidence from the entry point at the south end of the a broken window and blood in the Fire chief Robert Lynn said both Tyrone a ladder truck from Philipsburg and a tanker from Bald Eagles department responded to the He said the fire was brought under control by Lynn said about 45 firefighters fought the blaze and no injuries were suffered by the fire The American Red Cross and the Salvation Army provided refresh ments for the Tipton was on standby at The according to According to Tyrone Police Chief Joseph officers on duty had also been answering calls regarding a group of 10 to 12 juveniles who had been causing problems from the river to the Blair and Bald Eagle Avenue He said officers responded to calls of sus picious activities and underage Most of the individuals had been identified by an officer and three were eventually arrested for underage drinking and dis orderly The evidence found in the church led to the arrest of a 17yearold male juvenile that same A week Beachem announced another arrest had been made when a 16yearold male juvenile was taken into custody and placed into a detention Beachem said police located the teen at a residence in Altoona after receiving a tip he was staying they took was four and they displaced an entire congregation and ruined an historic church for no reason said Church Dennis Reedy told The Daily Her ald in a previous article the damage to the sanctuary and educational wing was Reedy said thanks to firefighters and other volun Christ United Methodist Church held services in the church parking lot within hours of the which was on an early Sunday For several Epworth Manor assisted Christ United allowing services to be held in their chapel while repairs were Reedy explained the damage to the sanctuary was much more extensive than that of the educational so a new wall was put up separating the two areas and work was done to restore the educational unit Once church members met in the educational unit while work continued in the Three months after the the congregation was Continued on page 2 Video arraignment equipment donated to area police by Tyrone Kiwanis Club By AMANDA GOLDEN Staff Writer Tyrone Kiwanis Club recently donated equipment to the Tyrone Police Department which will save money as well as time for area offi The which consists of a video instant messaging software and a allows area officers to connect with a dis trict judge online at any When area police officers make an arrest during off they must transport the suspect to the magiste rial district judge that is on call dur ing that with this new equip judges are able conduct arraignments online via the new video conferencing Magisterial district judges that are connected to this system include Fred Todd Paula Aigner and Craig Police departments currently using the system are Bell Logan Allegheny Greenfield Township and Freedom along with the Blair County This technology not only save but also as officers are not transporting individuals back and forth throughout the officers are able to remain in their coverage Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller said he has been using the system for about two months and has conducted approximately 20 Tyrone and Bellwood officers A new video arraignment system The Kiwanis Club of Tyrone recently donated video con ferencing equipment to the Tyrone Police Pictured is Magisterial District Judge Fred Tyrone Police Chief Joseph Beachem and Kiwanis Presi dent Norman Courtesy photo still come because theyre so but I have used this system extensively with Altoona and Logan said He also explained using the video conferencing system is a mat ter of safety as it helps cut down on the transportation of Arraignments can be held for indi viduals who are in jail without hav ing to transport them to the individuals are still required to be present for the actual Miller credits Ormsby for work ing to connect district courts with local police Bellwood Police Officer Joe Schleck said officers also use the system to exchange information with other police It saves us a Schleck Its really a great He also noted officers use the system fairly often but have no major Chief says boy and his mom deserve best efforts of police By SAM ZEMA Staff Writer Tyrone Police Chief Joseph Beachem said Friday his department is pro ceeding with an investigation of the murder on Monday of a sixyearold boy and the beating of his mother in a stepbystep and fair He The victims deserve nothing less than Beachem told The Daily Herald between eight to 10 officers worked on the case this week and three or four officers continue to work on the inves Beachem This is a horrific crime that has had a profound affect on the Beachem said as of Friday no one had been charged in the case includ ing the man police have called a person of interest since the start of their Jared Klein was killed Monday night as a result of a stabbing at a resi dence at 1550 Pennsylvania Avenue in His Christina was beaten in the attack and Police began to look for a paroled convict as a person of interest in the case almost The 25yearold Nathan Todd is the father of Muoios twoyearold Muoio has been described as Shaws Police alerted the public to their interest in Shaw and said he should not be Shaw was apprehended on Wednesday afternoon by authorities in Okla homa after a call to police there about a suspicious vehicle in a church park ing Police in OK approached Shaw and when he couldnt produce identification he allegedly fled in a stolen car and led police on a highspeed chase before crashing the He fled on foot and eventually was He was treated for injuries from the crash and he under went tests at a hospital after the Shaw was arraigned on charges stemming from the chase and the use of a stolen vehicle on He was remanded to jail in Kay OK on million On assistant Kay County DA Will Clark confirmed Blair County prosecutors plan to his countys district attorney Mark Gibson on Tuesday about Assistant Blair County DA Richard Consiglio told The Daily Herald ear lier this week that there have already been preliminary conversations with prosecutors in Oklahoma regarding Consiglio will be sworn in next week as district attorney after being elected to the position in Outgoing DA Dave Gorman chose not to run for the position after originally indicating he would seek another Consiglio has had the lead role for the DAs office in the murder case since going to the crime scene to aid police in their investigation earlier this He said prosecutors are often called in to view serious crime scenes and offer assistance to police in terms of the type of evidence that might prove useful in a Consiglio said prosecutors in Oklahoma have priority over any charges Shaw faces or could face in He said thats because Shaw was arrested there for felony crimes allegedly committed in Consiglio said prosecutors there could drop hold them in abeyance or proceed with their What Oklahoma authorities decide will determine when Shaw would return to For he is only wanted here on his parole Shaw was paroled from a state prison in Chester earlier this month after serving less than half of a prison term for theft and assault Authorities have said Shaw had already waived his rights regarding extradition as part of his parole The car used by Shaw in Oklahoma was listed as stolen and was report ed as belonging to Chief Beachem said the car would be processed for possible evidence in their A spokesperson for Altoona Regional Medical Center said Muoio was still listed as serious as of Wednesday a hospital spokesperson said they had no information on anyone with Muoios Muoios son died shortly after the attack on Monday Blair Coun Continued on page 2 Sobriety checkpoint this weekend From staff reports State Police Commissioner Jeffrey Miller is reminding motorists that the Pennsylvania State Police Checkpoint Strike Force Initiative will continue during the New Years holiday That means that each of the 15 regional State Police troops will con duct a sobriety checkpoint somewhere within the troop area this week said We are not taking a holiday from our efforts to remove impaired drivers from the A press release from the Pennsylvania State Police said under the ini tiative that began on each troop is conducting at least one sobriety checkpoint every weekend for a If you plan to drink this make sure you have a designated said Stay sober and stay The Hollidaysburg state police barracks also announced plans for a sobriety checkpoint somewhere in Blair County between Friday and Altoona woman pleads guilty to violations stemming from Snyder dog attack From staff reports An Altoona Ashley has plead guilty to violations stemming from an attack by a pack of dogs on a dog that belonged to a Snyder Township Magisterial District Judge Fred Miller said Harn plead guilty Thurs day to three separate violations that were issued against her as a result of an incident on the night of In a previous Herald State Department of Agriculture spokesperson Michael Smith said the citations involved an incident that led to the death of a dog belong ing to David The dog was allegedly attacked by a pack of pit Smith confirmed Harn was being cited for failing to license four of the failure to have proper vaccina tions for some of the dogs and fail ure to keep the dogs on the owner or keepers premises at all Miller was fined and court costs for failing to license the and court costs for failure to vaccinate and court costs and restitution for failure to keep the dogs on her premises at all The restitution costs amounted to a total of for veterinarian cremation of the dog and replace ment of the Cryptoquote Horoscopes Local Forecast and snow Total accumula tion around an Highs in the mid Southwest winds 5 to 10 Chance of precipita tion 70 Saturday with a 50 percent chance of snow Lows in the upper West winds 10 to 15 New Years Highs in the upper West winds 10 to 15 In Sports Lawsuits threaten outdoor See Page 6   

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