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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 1, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jan Titor 1812 192nd year 33 april uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Hedstrom equipment being liquidated Hlf Byholt Claycomb gave them some ideas o Floii Ulfik Gazette staff writer where to go from r w Iraa a Limo tar Vitort Zajis in if prospective buyers look at a rotational molding machine in the Bedford Hedstrom factory prior to the today liquidation As part of Hedstrom it sold the assets of the Bedford Plant to corporate assets after no one came up with a Deal for the Plant Cai scheduled a today auction of everything in the hed Strom still owns the but is preparing to put it on the by Holly Claycomb Gazette staff writer there was a time when you hear yourself talk in Robert verbal said As he looked around the Idle Hestrom Plant tuesday who saw six differ ent owners take Over the Plant during his 37 years with the toy was on hand for the pre auction open House this time employed by he and other for Mer workers were stationed throughout the Plant to assist potential explain the equipment and get one last look around before today auction of the plants assets according to Cheryl John executive director of Picc and site adminis Trator at Bedford said several Hundred people walked through the inspecting the equipment and signing up to career link and members of the Bedford county develop ment association were talking to potential she to let them know about the Good work Force in Bedford Johnson also talked to for Mer Hestrom employees and gave them some ideas on where to go from we encourage them to uti Lize the services of career she adding that Many former Hedstrom employees Are in various stages of employment since the Plant some Are taking advantage of the training options Avail she and some Are employed either Fullor part others Are still looking to see what they want to she although its unlikely that someone would buy it Hedstrom Stock and barrel at this Johnson said career link and Buda Arent giving up on bringing new business to the with a powerpoint presen tation set Johnson is pre pared to show potential bid Ders what is available in the county and How we might help them to do business in Bedford she figures today auction will be an interesting mix of local and out town Ken vice president of operations for located in was tour ing the Hedstrom facility continued on Page 5 a Staple of the Hedstrom line for most of its a Spring horse sits atop the holds that make entire product lines Are being sold at the Robert a 37year employee of stands in the department where he was a team put out of a Job when the factory closed in verbal was working for the temporary hiring this week to be on hand to answer questions from potential buyers of the Fri testing notes tines year after body found by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the Fri testing Center in Virginia is now processing the remains of Holly Notestine this week As loved ones approached the oneyear anniversary of the discovery of her decomposed body in West provi Dence the remains Are going through different sections within the we do receive some information but we Haven gotten the full report with everything Back said Daniel Krauss at the Bedford state police the remains Are being Analysed by anthropology and by other departments although Krauss didst to comment on what forensic tests Are being Notestine was abducted april from the Monroe township Home she shared with Boyfriend Ron Grubb and their two she was later police the mostly a Skeleton found with the same clothing Notestine was last seen were found March along a logging Road in West Providence a few Days a forensic dentist concluded that the remains were the remains to Virginia where experts Are hoping to deter mine a cause of death and perhaps determine How Long the body Lay in the wooded area of West Providence township before it was although the remains had been at the labs since last it want until about the last month that scientists began Krauss investigators Are hoping the Analy ses will be Able to help police con clude a cause and manner of notes tines Lead investigator for the state trooper Courtney continues to review the Case at least on a monthly Krauss investigators Are interested to know what new leads the final report May Krauss were looking for any kind of information they can give to he who has been cleared As a said the investigation has been a slow and frustrating period for wed like to see this thing come to a close and be said and done so we can make Grubb he and his Girlfriend live in the Everett area with the two children Grubb and Notestine had together during their approximate seven Yearrell he Hast talked with the police or the District attorneys office since at that Grubb and notes tines family were in court fighting Over who should have pos session of the at that District attorney William Higgins saying the remains wont be released until the Case is Grubb said he is eager to Lay his Fiancee to rest and move despite the waiting and wonder Grubb said his Hopes Are there Are some things going on that i better not get he police had executed a search War rant at the Home of a West provi Dence township Man whose description matched that one Given to police by the couples the then 4 years told authorities his Mother was taken by a described As tall and with Black and White hair who drove up to the Home in a full sized the boy told police he saw notes Tine slap the the family dog jumped on the boy told author Notestine got into the car either willingly or by Between and it was the last time anyone saw More Road Money coming by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Bedford and three neighbor ing counties will have an it flux of about million in additional Highway and Bridge funds because of a Bette than expected allotment from the Federal government and continued High usage of gasoline and Hunting Don and Somerset counties will have an additional million to spend on trans Bedford county planning and redevelopment director Jeff Kloss told the planning commission during a meeting with the state transportation depart ments District 9 officials Learned that regions across the state will Benefit in part from More Federal funds than budgeted by the Rendell Kloss More Money will come from the states own gasoline the state has a Builtin formula that adjusts the tax slightly upward As prices go up to compensate for a projected drop in usage didst drop but stayed about the so revenues the Money must be dedicated by the end of the Federal continued of Page 6 commissioner explains parking Structure by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Bedford county commissioner Steve Howsare is get Ting heat from the Public about the upcoming county office building project but most of the grief is about the parking Structure which he said some people Misander the impression were get Ting from the Public is they dont understand the Howsare said he gave a Brief presentation to Media and guests about the parking building during the weekly commissioners meet the county is a few weeks away from starting to build a three Story office Complex attached to the rear of the courthouse and Lyons build ing or courthouse part of the estimated at million to is to build a bile Vel parking officials have said the building will be As unobtrusive As possible by using the natural elevations of bed Ford Borough behind the the 161space parking garage will Only be 13 feet High along Penn Street where most passersby would have the most unobstructed officials have even that Side of the Park ing building will be built Back off the sidewalk and have Howsare recent letters to the editor have decried the parking one pair of writers saying the garage would take away from the historical look of the the facade of the precast Concrete will closely compare with the Stone retaining Wall that now stands Between the courthouse and the Lyons building or courthouse according to the coun Tys they think its going to be some big monstrous Struc that not the Way its going to Howsare the original Cost for the parking garage was estimated at about Accord ing to Early sketches from Dobson and the commissioners consult the latest information lists it at ranging continued on Page 5

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