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Wellsboro Gazette (Newspaper) - January 19, 1994, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania Inside The MARKETPLACE per copy Low Aiding abused kids Developing a town Missionary to Indians Fun in the snow 119THYEARNO. 11 1 pg. 1 Pg. 3 Pg. 6 Jon. 12 29 13 32 14 34 15 24 16 6 17 5 12 30 20 0 tr. 05 18 0 Total for The Wellsboro JANUARY Fire guts Charleston Twp. family narrowly escapes burning structure by Natalie Kennedy An early morning blaze on Jan. 17, left a ton Township family of five According to Wellsboro Fire Chief Clair the ment responded to the a.m. call to the home of Gabriel and LouAnn Meade located on Charleston Road Route just past the junction with Catlin Hollow Firefighters battled the blaze in weather with the assistance of departments from Morris and said North Penn Gas Co. and Wellsboro Electric Co. responded within minutes to shut off Charleston Township sent vehicles to clean up and remove hoses from the nia Department of tion applied cinders to the road to ease flippery conditions zero everything went well with no major Pierce Firefighters remained on the scene until 8 a.m. They were re- called later that day to put out a small The blaze left the building ted and totally The house was on the market at a price of The property was said LouAnn The homeowner thankful to be Jhe family's narrow escape from the burning were very she makes us stop and Sheriff files j by Natalie Kennedy A Tioga County deputy whose position was cut by the county commissioners last week re- mains on the although the future of his position is Paul Shaw was back at work as a deputy in the Tioga County Sheriff's Department this week although his position was terminated by the county's salary board on Jan 14. The which consists of the three county the county treasurer and the county voted 3-1 to minate Shaw's position at a meeting on Jan. 11. D. Bruce solicitor for the Sheriffs filed petitions on behalf of Sheriff Lamar Green that challenges Shaw's dismissal and asks the We had a lot of plans for what we were going to do after we sold the and now we're saying we're not going to make any more Meade's woke her mother and sister where they were sleeping in a downstairs Because the family was in the process of selling the house and all members were asleep Meade's was working at the Ward Foundry Plant in looked out one door into the kitchen and living said the whole thing was it was on Meade's son Clifton D. Meade entered the bedroom and grabbed Cristy to exit the blazing LouAnn Meade grabbed her other Skipper used a lamp to smash a bedroom window at which time a backdraft caused the flames to singe the hair on everyone's she Reaching back for a the young boy pushed Cristy jumped out and helped his mother get his other sister out- LouAnn Meade then left through the son turned around just before he got out and looked into his she added said the whole ceiling of his f was circled with 1 Art unknown male outside the home helped the family to a neighbor's house and then said The girls were left at the neighbor's and Meade and her son returned to the burning totall the family dog from the Everything in the house was Meade and her children caped with nothing more than their pajamas and a quilt grabbed by Skipper as he left the burning Possibly making it more cult was the fact that the family had spent countless time and money renovating both the rior and exterior of the All the toys and presents received during Christmas were had a full-size mounted bald she can never pay me for what it's worth because you can't buy an- other Til probably never see another the family is coping and everyone is starting to adjust to the idea of their The family is temporarily staying at the home of LouAnn's Lee The Tioga County Chapter of Red Cross has given the family several hundred dollars from their disaster They are also collecting clothing items for the Meade According to Red Cross clothing donations may be sent to the chapter office in Outerwear is also needed for the family during the winter Family members wear the lowing large 32 waist and 34 length size turn to page 3) photo by JEFF FETTER THE CHARLESTON TOWNSHIP home of Gabriel and LouAnn Meade was totally gutted by fire early Monday leaving the family of five temporarily homeless and in need of Record cold socks more power outages likely Tioga County Court to reinstate Shaw According to papers filed Jan. 13, in the Tioga County Green contends that the county code permits the salary board to revise not to reduce or eliminate The petitions also maintain that Shaw was dismissed con- trary to the county union con- that action taken by com- missioners Walter G. Barnes and William D Hall was politically motivated and that the Sheriff's Department will be unable to perform duties and ties of office required by law out the second deputy Green asks the court to de- clare the salary action continue to pay Shaw wages while he works and order the county to pay for the cost of legal proceedings A hearing was scheduled for Jan. 17, with Green and Cahilly None of the county commissioners nor county Solicitor Edith Dowling attended because they said they believed the meeting had been Dowling filed an objection that day arguing that the sheriff was suing the wrong body She con- tended that the filed against Tioga County should have instead been filed against Tioga County salary A telephone conference be- tween President Judge Robert E. Dalton Jr. and both solicitors was scheduled for Tuesday said Green nor the commissioners were available to comment on the outcome of the conference at zette press Mansfield Council warns residents to keep walks free of snow by John C. Heverly With the recognition of Mari- anne appointed as the re- placement for the late man William Mansfield Borough Council got down to business last Wednesday Jan 12 As council's Bozzo to get mto the swing of things by com- menting on the laxity of some borough residents in shoveling snow from their walks Council President Robert asked Borough Police Chief James Pratt about the measures his department was taking to cite violators with re- gard to the snow re- moval ordinance Pratt replied that property owners who have not removed snow from their walks within 24 hours after a snowfall will be no- m writing and if they still fail to clear the borough will remove the nnd the of- fender will be billed a mandatory 50 fee plus a fine of to depending upon the expense incurred by the borough in removing the snow Mayor Ron stated dents who physically un- able to shovel their walks could intact Secretary Ethel who them with names of Mansfield University of Pennsylvania dents work In other Borough Manager Ed Grala made a lic works report to the council Grala disclosed that the cost for utilizing equipment from Clifford Cross Excavation to remove snow during the period Jan 4-7 cost Grala also informed council that he and Borough Rudolph Van der Kiel have not yet redrafted agreements for the Fire Protection and Inter- municipal Sewage Agreements In a telephone interview after the Grala said that the Fire Projection Agreement would make the fire ment independent They'd be handling their own handling their own and just be able to make their own decisions regarding their own interests Grala characterized the ment and the borough as a ter of down the right language Grala indicated the Inter Sewage Agreement would not be handled with the same facility When asked about some of the more salient points of the agreement Grala a good question He went on to add that the agreement will require the municipalities to discuss funding and capacity of any new sewage treatment facility Grala downplayed any cial assistance he expected from the commonwealth to complete the sylvania Infrastructure ment remains an op- but the fact is that its pool of available monies gets smaller each year as its application teria becomes more involved and difficult to At last week's council Al deputy borough reported that he had consulted with Mansfield Fire Department Chief Shawn For- rest concerning a suspicious fire at the Corey Creek Apartments Dec 26 said he has fied Corey Creek management in writing and indicated those steps that must be taken to comply with Mansfield's fire codes In business left unresolved from the meeting of Jan 3, cil President Robert announced committee ments for the following year The committees and their respective members are as follows Finance Graydon Scott Bruce and Barber Works Elhe Barber Robert Swinsick and Bozzo Bixby Dick Wilber and Mari- anne Dick Wilber Elhe Barber and Robert Dick Wilber Bixby Boz zo Dick Wilber and Bruce 4 John C. Heverly A record cold snap has gripped the area in its icy ating potentially life-threatening outside conditions and causing power outages both planned and the it's cold The lyrics to the old song are now not so much whimsical as are they an assessment of logical This is confirmed by the re- corded weather forecast from the National Weather Service office in which tells are ing dangerously cold tures Tim NWS staff reports that a new record low for this Jan 19, was set at 7 a m at the County port. The new record low ture of negative 14 Fahrenheit erases the old record of negative 12 set in Gingrich said At press time there was not an exact reading of the high for this but rich said that he was certain that the record low high temperature reading for today 11 degrees set in 1940 will not be setting a new record The isn't expected to get above zero today This is the coldest air mass covering the area since January Gingnch added Temperatures for Thursday are expected to climb to 5 to 10 above zero By the are expected to begin according to the National Weather Service The frigid weather has public utilities scrambling to meet their power Jackie industrial consultant for the Pennsylvania Electric Towanda district other members of the Maryland electric utilities is requesting that customers curtail their electrical age to avoid involuntary tomer Involuntary customer curtailment is mistic parlance for a power out- Lawrence explained that the PJM pool recorded a record age of megawatts for Jan. 18, and is ing a new record demand for power Jan. 19. Lawrence also reported that between a.m. and a m approximately 400 customers in the Liberty area were affected by an outage caused by a defective insulator caused by the sub-zero temperatures Lawrence said that the only customers who had not had their power restored were few in the Cedar Ledge and Grover of Bradford who were to be back on-line by noon Power in the Wellsboro area was disrupted briefly on two casions this morning The cold also caused ous start-up problems for area motorists The American Automobile sociation of Pennsylvania does not keep de- tailed records of assistance calls coming from its but Cindy manager for Tioga Division's Motor re- ported that the Wellsboro office received approximately 20 calls for road service between and 10-30 this that doesn't include those members service stations on their Kimball Kimball said that even Basic AAA members can receive tery and tire repair at no additional cost from AAA pating service stations Larry Emergency Management Coordinator for Tioga of 10 o'clock this we County's Emergency ment Agency are switched over to our back-up power source so that we will not be affected by electric outages to better serve the Connolly admonished the lic to on usage of all utilities and to prepared for periodic power and utilities loss over the next two- day Connolly defined adequate preparation as sufficient layered flashlights with ies and a alternative ing source getting complete and communication from the three electric companies Rural tric and Wellsboro Electric Co which serve Tioga County as far as any and all de- A spokesman at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro reported this morning that emergency dramatic increases in emergency treatment had been necessitated by the cold Duncan tax collector sets up account to reimburse district by Natalie Kennedy The former Duncan tax collector accused of tax monies is making an attempt to reimburse the Wells School accord ing to officials Glona of Wellsboro has set up an escrow account to reimburse funds to the said Business Manager Robert Ulmer When was charged with theft by failure to make re quired disposition of she indicated a through her Thomas to make restitution to thr Ulmer Although the final figure is is alleged to have taken approximately of collected tax monies for her personal use and failed to turn the monies over to the dis- The escrow account holds for tax repayment and also to pay for an audit of the dis- records The agreement detailing how the funds will be allotted to the district is not yet final Ulmer and Superintendent Dr David Spearly were by the Wellsboro School Board to serve as escrow agents for the account and approve the final agreement The final dollar amount won't be determined until a future Ulmer noted Berkheimer Associates Inc of Bangor has been hired to collect delinquent occupational ment and per capita taxes for the for the years 1987-1992 Many district residents are receiving delinquent tax notices for taxes that were Ulmer said The district is accepting Cancelled checks and receipts as proof of payment Until the audit is the won't know the total amount of tax monies allegedly used by Ulmer explained that prior to July 1, 1993, township and ough tax collectors collected their delinquent taxes Some tax collectors engaged out- side such as heimer while others collected the delinquent taxes themselves allegedly failed to collect delinquent taxes or mail notices to residents who were delinquent in paying Now resi dents and former residents of Duncan are receiving delinquent tax notices dating back to 1987 As of July 1, Berkheimer was hired to serve as delinquent tax collector for the entire School Ulmer added
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