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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 24, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Jutt querer combined the Ever eff Republican established 1812 174th year 36 april 1987 Isis 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents Bedford May test recycling by Terry Kanari staff writer Bedford May soon become one of several area communities where an experimental recycling program will be the solid waste authority recently received a recycling Grant from the department of environmental resources to set up such a the Grant will mainly be used to educate the Public about the benefits of according to county planner Tom recycling will be tested in a few selected communities at Badowski Bedford and Fulton coun Are Strong the search is on for two or three additional municipalities in Huntingdon prior to establishing recycling in any solid waste authority members will sit Down with representatives of local govern ment and trash haulers in participating municipalities to explain what the program he cooperation is going to be a decision on final selection of municipalities is expected next he adding that bed Ford Borough Council has expressed Strong interest in if recycling is introduced in bed residents will be asked to separate their trash the recyclable from the recyclable trash includes aluminium newspapers and following residents will be asked to accumulate their recyclable trash in a separate con Tainer which will be picked up once a month by the Badowski All other trash will be picked up according to the Normal recycling has become an important state Issue for environmental and economic according to were rapidly running out of Landfill he referring to Bedford county land fill near landfills Are becoming a statewide they Are no longer viewed As the Best solution to trash Badowski the state Senate is currently considering legislation to encourage safer alternatives for trash the proposed Law will charge haulers a per ton garbage dump surcharge each time they dump trash into a Badowski should Senate Bill 528 pass the general haulers will most Likely pass on the additional expense to their he and that Why recycling is so in Badowski the less garbage haulers will have to the less they will have to in the customers will save the environmental benefits of recycling outweigh the economic Badowski because of Bedford county Strong environmental background and Reliance on he said this area will become a natural on Page 8 Sepa begins work on new facility governor Robert Casey right stands beside Philip Kalten chairman and chief executive officer of the Seton company for thursdays groundbreaking ceremony for the company new Plant in the Broad top Industrial at left is Olin project director of the and in the William president of the Broad top chamber of by Terry Kanari staff writer Saxton governor Robert Casey on thursday attended a groundbreaking ceremony marking the Start of Sepas million expansion project in the Broad top Industrial Casey attended the ceremony together with several High ranking government and company the list included state senator Robert state representative Dick Hess and Seton company chairman and chief executive Philip Bedford county commissioners Gary Joe Clapper and Jay Cessna were also in the groundbreaking ceremony was the first step in the leather fac torys planned construction of a facility to House a technologically advanced leather finishing expansion plans also Call for the addition of to Sepas existing leather cutting the expansion project is expected to create 218 new jobs in the Broad top Casey said the Strong local commitment and work ethic played major roles in Sepas decision to locate and expand in people in this area want to work and they believe in he told a throng of people numbering Over 250 who came out to witness the ground breaking ceremony despite a continuous through cooperation of state and local government the Sepa expansion became he the democratic governor also promised to do everything Possi ble to pull this part of Penn Sylvania out of economic he vowed to work with legislators without regard to partisanship to achieve his and promised some Day to return to Saxton to announce similar Good this wont be my last trip to sax ton or this area of he i will before finishing his Casey said Sepas expansion is proof that Pennsylvania is on the and that the manufacturing Industry int were not going to walk away from he vow Jubelirer said Sepas Success Story is a continuing Saga of economic Effort and growth in the Broad top what has taken place is a classic example of How an area can recover from economic he on Page 8 Bedford names Packer police chief Bedford Borough Council voted 60 thursday to appoint Earl Packer of As the boroughs police the vote came after a recommendation from councils police commit ending two years of testing and interview ing for the the appoint ment also had sparked debate although not within Council when it was reported that the police com Mittee had met and decided who to recommend from among the three men who topped the civil service sex Packer finished first in the followed by Charwin who has held the officer charge position with the Bedford depart ment for some and David a Montogmery county officer who once lived in the appointment was expected at councils april 6 meeting but was delayed until Packer passed a physical which the civil ser vice commission said was one of the at a special meeting police committee chairman Joel Pyle outlined the two year selection process and said the committee Felt it was recommending the Man Best qualified for the is a native of Nanty Cambria who moved to Virginia to seek work after completing service in the army in he received a degree in Law enforce ment from american University started his police career with the metropolitan police department in in and until last year has been with the Fairfax department for a number of Pyle noted that Packer was an investigator in the fair Oaks District of the county police Force and had 15 men working under him when he finished his 20 years of service Pyle said Packer related in his interview that he wanted to move his family Back to Pennsylvania from the Urban Virginia he has in Laws living in the Bedford and will be moving Here with his wife and a son who is a senior in High an older daughter works in the Washington Pyle said he expects Packer to assume the chiefs position in about two councils vote thursday was to appoint Packer for a oneyear probationary period at a salary of Pyle noted that the addition of a chief does not mean any personnel cuts in the police which has five full time one part time officer and an office parking enforcement the committee noted that it is Only the Pic title or position that will be the chiefs position was described As that of a working As it was in the several Council members said they had received Between four and a dozen Calls about the impending chiefs with some callers backing the committees recommendation and some supporting Reichelde fers Dick former Bedford was one of four persons at tending the special 1 Council Letrent asked several questions about background checks and selecting an out state he noted that he had been mayor when Reichelderfe was Given the Pic in charge to Cope with a situation i Letrent contended that if the police committee had been More open about the selection it would have eliminated the undercurrent or whether to represent the peo ple or special Pyle my special in Terest is the people of and i feel Packer is Best another Brian Flet presented Council with a Peti Tion containing 300 names of persons supporting Reichelde fers appoint ment As Council accepted the one member noted later that it contained Borough out town residents and some were not old enough to in one other item of Council approved an application from Glenora seeking a per Mit under the boroughs sign ordinance to erect candidate judge to decide hit run Case tuesday by Sharyn Maust associate editor judge Daniel Howsare will Render a decision by next tuesday in the Case of Susan Lynn charged As the Driver in last years fatal hit run Accident in Bedford Noel was arrested two weeks after the Accident that occurred on South Richard Street after a Friday night football game on the car Bedford Borough police say Noel was driving struck Jeremy of and Mark of Berkebile was not seriously but Smith suffered Skull fractures and died the following the Accident set off a Multi county search for a red car thought to be an am As testimony revealed wednesday Robert Noel of Everett re 1 told a state police officer 12 that he thought it was his car and his 19yearold that were involved in the a Borough police charged Noel with failing to Stop at an Accident to give information and Render assistance commonly called homicide by motor vehicle and driving at an unsafe after hearing three hours of judge Howsare indicated that he Felt the prosecution had pro Ven that Noel was the Driver of the hit run but that the vehicular homicide Issue was a closer the homicide Case rests on the summary traffic violation of driving at an unsafe to prove vehicular the prosecution must prove that the traffic violation occurred and the violation was due to negligence on the part of the the trial was shortened by agree ment Between defense and prosecution that certain evidence would be allowed without supporting the evidence so entered included the autopsy report of Blair county pathologist Harold Cottle a piece of plastic and the Grill from noels 1983 Eagle and a state police lab report that concluded the piece had been part of the Grill and lab reports comparing red paint and blood from the car with substances on the boys most of the testimony concerned the few seconds in which the Acci Dent almost literally in front of a Borough police sunday in the with it want a wild Stream in the but fort Bedford Park suited some fishermen just a father gave Bis son some fishing two teenage girls took a relaxed View of the River and a family set up chairs for an easter after noon some fishermen were giving it a serious they were wading in the rays town Branch below the dam near the Bridge in the background although the River was running real fast at its several fishermen said they did pull out everything from Trout to Carp from the the opening Home game of the season was just Over at that and officer William Sallada was driving East on John Street to assist with traffic control around the High he was stopped behind a car at the Richard Street intersection when the Accident traffic was Stop Ped bumper to bumper northbound on with vehicles from John attempting to turn onto that Richard was relatively and Sallada noted one car went by before the the officer said there were pedestrians coming toward him on both sides of John perhaps eight or 10 of them in the intersection he saw a Young woman run across Richard and behind two headlights striking the boys Tan and Blue jackets caused the officer to look to the where he saw a southbound vehicle already in the the boys were along the South Edge of the having gone behind a northbound car stopped on the they were he the taller boy Berkebile was in he was hit and thrown Over the the second boy Smith was under the car when Sallada saw the car kept Sallada said it did not slow after the Impact and there were no skid the Only thing found at the scene was a Small triangular piece of Gray plastic that was later identified As a part of a car Sallada said that under the congested he did not feel the posted 35 Mph Speed limit there was anything above 25 was too fast that he the Young woman crossing the Street in front of the Hoys was can Dace of who estimated that she was three feet in front of the boys As they crossed the she described her Pace As and said she had just step Ped onto the curb when she heard the noise of the Uhlig testified that she was wat Ching southbound traffic when she came Between the stopped cars to Cross the open southbound she said she did not see any cars in that most appeared to be in the stoplight area at Penn and Richard one Block there were three boys in the group that and the third youth was Smiths Robert now of Beegle testified that Smith and Berkebile were ahead of and he stopped to look before crossing the As he started the thud of the Impact Stop Ped him about two Steps into the on Page 8 wife burned critically husband held a Bedford re 4 Man was jailed saturday for attempted homicide after he set his wife on Diane sue was reported in critical condition in the Burn unit of West Penn John Robert was jailed in lieu of Bond on charges of criminal attempt aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another state police said the incident occurred at saturday at the Chalfont Home along Centennial Road in Colerain Chalfont is accused of throwing gasoline around the Interior of the residence and on his then igniting police said two juvenile children were and one was treated at Bedford county Hospital for reportedly suffered putting out the police did not release any information about what led to the Inci

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