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Bedford Gazette Weekend (Newspaper) - February 6, 2016, Bedford, Pennsylvania State briefs insurance sign tak a dip Harrisburg a. Apr officials say the number of pennsylvanians enrolled in insurance plans sold through the Federal marketplace shrank from a year ago some people migrated to medicaid after the programs eligibility guidelines expanded. The . Department of health and human services on Friday cited medicaid a growth for the drop to 439,000 pennsylvanians who enrolled for 2016 coverage from the 471,000 who enrolled last year. Sunday was the deadline to enrol for 2016 coverage in an insurance plan sold through the marketplace created by the 2010 health care Law. Figures from the state department of human services show that Pennsylvania a medicaid program grew by 440,000 people in 2015 to a record of nearly 2.7 million. The states medicaid expansion under the 2010 Law began on Jan. I 2015. Boy Dies after returning to burning Home Norristown a. Apr relatives say a 12-year-old boy died when he returned to a burning suburban Philadelphia House to search for his father who just had hip surgery. The boys Grandfather Kenneth Peterson tells Wivi to the father survived by jumping out of a second floor window. Authorities say five family members were in the Norristown Home when the fire broke out just before 9 . On Friday. One Man was taken to Hospital. The boys name is not being released. Fire officials say an autopsy is scheduled for saturday when More information will be announced. Norristown is about 20 Miles Northwest of Philadelphia. Prosecutors seek to restore Psi charges Harrisburg a. Apr prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn state administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The attorney general a office said it was making a sealed filing to ask the full Superior court to overturn last months decision throwing out several of the More serious allegations against Graham Spanier Gary Schultz and tim Curley. A three judge panel ruled that grand jury testimony by Cynthia Baldwin then the University a general counsel violated the three menus right to Legal representation. That ruling dismissed charges of perjury obstruction and conspiracy but left in place charges of failure to report suspected child abuse and endangering the welfare of children As Well As a perjury count against Curley. Prosecutors want the full court to uphold a decision by a county judge in Harrisburg that baldwins actions were not improper a ruling that had seemed to Clear the Way for trial after several years of Legal disputes. Schultz and Curley were first charged with Sandusky More than four years ago and Spanier was charged in late 2012. Spanier is the schools former president and remains a tenured faculty member. Schultz was a vice president and Curley the athletic director a both men Are now retired. All three men have vigorously disputed the allegations. Sandusky who spent decades As a defensive coach at Penn state under Joe Pat Emo was convicted in 2012 of 45 counts of child sexual abuse and is serving a 30 to 60-year prison sentence. He maintains his innocence and is pursuing an Appeal. Spaniels lawyer declined comment. Attorneys for Curley and Schultz did no to return messages. Superior court is an intermediate appellate court and its decisions can be appealed to the state supreme court. Amusement Park to rehire worker Allentown a. Apr a Pennsylvania amusement Park has offered to rehire a special needs employee after his co worker took to social Media to lambaste the company for firing him. Christopher Emery smother tells the Allentown morning Call she does no to want her 29-year-old son to return to Homey Park and wild water kingdom because of How he was treated. Emery has cleaned bathrooms at the Park for 12 seasons and his Mother says he looks Forward to the Job. This week she was told Emery did no to do Well in an interview and Wasny to being Dorney Park worker Matt redline wrote an angry Facebook Post that went viral about a this buddy Chris losing his Job. Mike Fehnel the Parks general manager says the company respects and values All of their workers and they want Ferney Back. Man convicted in Kidnap gets 30 years it Philadelphia apr one of three men convicted of kidnapping and torturing a Philadelphia jewelry store Forker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to Quot get the shops Security codes has been sentenced to More than 30 years in prison. The Philadelphia inquirer reports Salahudin Shaheed Jas sentenced Friday for his role in the april attack. A judge tells the 35-year-old Shaheed its a the most heinous crime he a seen in 25 years on the Bench. Prosecutors say Shaheed masterminded the crime. He maintains his innocence. Prosecutors say Shaheed and the other men approached the woman in a parking garage used a stun gun on her bound her and put a bag Over her head before dumping her. She survived. One Man was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The other is being sentenced feb. 29. Woman killed in bed by falling tree Broomall a. Apr a 90-foot tree fell on a Home in suburban Philadelphia Early Friday killing a woman in her fied and trapping her husband beside her for hours before. He could be rescued authorities said. ? the tree apparently came Down in the split level Home at about 6 ., but Rescue units were not called until about 8 15 a . After a neighbor heard screams officials said. It then took More than an hour after that Call to free the husband. Alan Coopers injuries did not appear to be serious said Klar ple township police chief Thomas Murray. I his wife Mai Jay Cooper was pronounced dead at the scene. A tree service was called to lift the tree with a Crane and Ihen fire Crews used chainsaws and Crow bars to Clear roofing tree limbs and other debris to free Alan Cooper officials said. Veterans widows invited to food Bank Giveaway Duncansville a the Duncansville veterans of foreign War Post 8724 auxiliary sponsors a monthly Central Pennsylvania food Bank at the Duncansville vow Post �724, 1665 Newry Lane. A total of 18,637 pounds have been distributed in a Short time. I the next give away will be held on monday feb. 8. It is a area veterans widows and Active duty service members. A proof of eligibility is needed a military id or dd-214. Participants must preregister by calling Ken at 207-9495 or Alice at 239-9264. Libraries preserve past with digital High school yearbooks Library director Patty Verhey holds a digitized copy of the 1958 Whitehall High school yearbook next to others being digitized at the Whitehall township Library a. On tuesday. Growing number of libraries making decades Worth of High school yearbook collections available online in digital form. Said. A a that a what we re All by Sarah h. Wojcik the Allentown morning Call Whitehall a. Apr when David Janders moved Back to the Lehigh Valley after 40 years in the Arizona desert he was looking for a Way to reconnect with old friends and acquaintances. Janders tried digging up his 1968 Whitehall High school yearbook but soon realized that an older sibling must have tossed it out even before he left for Arizona. He checked online for a replacement and was shocked by the Steep prices they were fetching. A i mean we re talking $78 for a copy on Ebay a Janders said. A that was just luckily Janders did no to have to wait Long for a much better Deal to come his Way. The Whitehall township Library recently made its entire collection of Whitehall yearbooks which dates to 1922, available in digital form. Alumni such As Janders can buy copies for $8 apiece or go to the Library to View the discs. The Library also has begun to upload some of the books online to the Pennsylvania a electronic Library. Whitehall Isnit alone. A growing number of libraries including Parkland Community Library Northampton area Public Library and the Allentown Public Library either have or Are in the process of digitizing their collections using a service based in Oklahoma. For librarians the move makes perfect sense. In the age of Facebook and inst Gram High school yearbooks remain hugely popular. Librarians say the yearbooks Are pulled by those diving into genealogical research or just looking to reminisce. But since libraries often Only own a single copy of each year directors worry about Wear and tear As Well As the threat of vandalism should a visitor decide to lift a favorite photo or Page. Those concerns vanish with electronic copies. For local libraries there a no better Price for the Job than the one offered by Oklahoma correctional industries a company that uses inmate labor to do reconstructive work. When Whitehall township Library director Patty Vahey was in charge of a Library in Indiana she used the service to Salvage yearbooks there. So when she discovered the treasure trove of books at Whitehall Vahey said she knew exactly where to turn. A if we done to save this if we done to preserve it now who a going to do it a Vahey said. In Whitehall every yearbook has its own distinct flavor be it the psychedelic covers of the 1970s or the elegantly simple ones dating to the 1920s. A spin through the collection reveals some yearbook club experimentation such As in 1956 and 1957, when the school opted for a horizontal format before returning to the classic look. Ofter intimate glimpses of the Young men and women of Whitehall High school. R. Stanley a a Bobby Tagert a supporter of women a right to vote was hailed for his smarts and hair. A this Beautiful and curly locks Are the envy of the class. But speaking of brains he a right there. And furthermore he uses them a according to the 1922 yearbook. Classmate Lizzie a a Liz Fritz was a a hello girls operator for Lehigh phone who a Falls for the Irish even those in the suburbs of Allentown a according to her entry. The author pokes fun at her attempts to avoid participating in debates. A whenever she is a speaker she arranges to have work or a bad headache. Too bad Liz they postponed the debate till you got Here a her entry reads. Yearbooks ofter a personal perspective on the past that Isnit usually captured in other historic records according to Annie Peterson chairwoman of the preservation and reformatting Section of the american Library association. A yearbooks can provide a really Good snapshot of the Community in time a she said. A a it a a Way to preserve your memories of the but preserving them Wasny to always possible. Robert Bothman coordinator for the yearbook project at Oklahoma correctional industries said the venture was bom out of the states painful familiarity with losing valuable records from tornadoes that rip through communities. A someone brought to our attention that wed been losing big parts of our history a Toothman said. Three years ago the state began offering digitization of yearbooks to schools libraries and historical societies without charge he said. They be since expanded beyond the Oklahoma and provide the service to any takers within the Continental United states. A if we done to protect it it will All be gone for future generations a Toothman Oci offers digitization services for resources other than yearbooks for a relatively Low Price a 15 cents a Page. Toothman said they re Able to do this because of the Low labor costs that come with employing inmates who Are working on perfecting new skills before their release. A it is a Good training program where we re Able to teach these folks some new skills so they can become productive members of society with the Hope that it will keep them from coming Back a Toothman said. Peterson said digitization is a great Way to Salvage aging records particularly those in deteriorating shape. But budget and staffing concerns can present the greatest obstacles to such efforts. Grant programs and projects like the one offered by Ooi Are the Best remedy to such hurdles. Debbie Jack Library director at the Parkland facility said their yearbook collection was shipped off last month. It usually takes about five weeks for Oci to Complete the work. Jack said she was stunned to learn the service was free. A we would not have done it if it was not attached a free Price tag a Jack said. Susan Sentz director of the Northampton Library said their collection was due Back from Ooi by the end of january. She said she reached out to Whitehall before sending their books. A they seemed really Happy with it a Sentz said. A a it a Nice to know Well have Good to be True when Sullivan Learned of it but he opted to go for it after speaking with representatives of libraries that participated. Preserving a Community resource like that is the duty of a local Library Sullivan said. So far neither Parkland nor Northampton libraries have determined whether be Selling copies of the digital yearbooks. Sullivan said the copies will eventually be uploaded for wider Access at the Library but copies wont be sold. Janders recommends the trip Down memory Lane that Only a peek through an old yearbook can provide. A i go Back to that thing like once a week a said Janders who said he likes to Cross reference the yearbook As he runs into of a classmates or reads names in the newspaper. A a it a a Good reference. Its an interesting Way to look Back on the Good times and the bad times a the people you like to remember and even those you done to care he said he a transported to a simpler time be it a heart stopping football game an educational moment on the Golf course or a thrilling slow dance with that special someone at prom. A when you begin High school that last year is far from your mind but once you were there you suddenly realized. You had to try to make something of yourself a Janders said. A it was scary and exciting at the same the books from the 1920s Well be there. Your loved ones Are taken from you sometimes its in fancy or death might hush the laughter of Little children or your last Day might be delayed until you walk on faltering feet. You never know when it will happen but your family will be there. We will be there too. Our Job is to help you during the difficult time when you have to Lay a lolled one to jest. Aaron w. Berkebile. Supervisor Timothy a. Berkebile funeral director Keenan m. Fink. Funeral director a collection mat in i going Mark Sullivan District consultant at the Allentown Public Library said Only their collection of Allen High school yearbooks were digitized in 2014, but they plan to do the same this year for books from Dieruff High school. The program seemed a too now open Smiths saws amp service 156 n. 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