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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - April 29, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Siumin established 1812 192nd year 36 april 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Market got worse in first Quarter by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor Bedford county labor mar Ket and Job numbers Haven changed much in the first Quarter of the and the lat est figures from the depart ment of labor and Industry show an increase in the unemployment the departments report for March being released lists the seasonally adjusted county unemployment rate at earlier this the february figures were and the rate was in the county Job less rate was so the new figures seem to show a deteriorating but none of the first quarters figures Are worse than one year Between december and Janu the department went through its yearly review process using mandatory annual reports instead of the monthly employer the result was a plunge in the unemployment rate first reported As percent for december we do Tell our users that these figures Are preliminary when they Are and we do Hope changes from monthly reports to the annual Bench Marks Are said regional analyst Bill in be Fords Case from december to january that want Findley said he prefers to measure the Economy by the number of jobs within the rather than by the number of people employed or unemployed based on where they there usually Arent big changes in the jobs in the first Quarter of the but in not seeing any real signs of just a pattern that has carried Over from last Findley we need some across the Board Job it Doest have to be and it can be in either the manufacturing or service but so far this there Arent signs of he the latest figures from the department Are As follows the number of jobs within the county totalled that was up 100 from the jobs counted in february and january in March there also were in the individual there were 100 More jobs in construction than one year ago and 200 More in but there were 100job declines in transportation and and in professional the net change was 100 continued on Page 8 fire on Brumbaugh Mountain Gazette Pyle fire Burns its Way through a wooded area of Brumbaugh South Woodbury township wednesday volunteers have been battling dry conditions in recent hoping for rain winds were recorded at about 15 Miles per hour with gusts up to about the Bravo helicopter from the states department of conservation and natural resources drops some water on the stubborn fire below on Brumbaugh Crews took to the top of the Ridge to try to contain the burning garbage ignites Forest fire a Tanker from Martinsburg fire company arrives on scene near one of the boundaries for a stub born fire wednesday on Brumbaugh the smoke drifted Over the Valley near Salesville although a stiff Breeze kept the smoke it also fanned the Southern Imler six mile and Everett were on scene along with two Blair county the first Crews were dispatched about at the a car helicopter picks up water from a dump firefighters returned from the Blaze late wednesday by the Gazette staff firefighters from across Bedford county spent the afternoon battling a fire the spread through a wooded area on Brumbaugh Mountain on Southern Cove assistant fire chief Jacob Sensenig said the fire occurred at about on the John Corle which was accessed by Salesville and Guyer Cor Ner the fire was the result of someone burning and High winds helped the Blaze to spread affecting about 10 to 15 Southern Cove was assisted by Imler six mile Everett and the Bravo helicopter from the states department of Conser vation and natural the helicopter made water drops on the Sensenig said the fire was contained at about 7 but Bravo stayed to make sure there we rent any Bravo and firefighters worked together As an Excel Lent he i Day everything really Sensenig noted that one firefighter was taken to the Hospital to be treated for smoke one food Bank one not reopening by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer a new food Bank to help feed poor families will open in the new Paris area in replacing the one that closed in Manns Choice earlier this Joanne manager for the american red Cross in which administers the five current food told the Bedford county Emer gency food and shelter pro Gram Board of directors tues Day about the new she also had bad the Woodbury food pantry will not reopen As was hoped earlier this food Bank officials in february had hoped that a Volun Teer food Bank manager who was interested at first could find volunteers to reopen the food called the Northern Bedford food but Leeds found out monday night that the woman who wanted to be manager now int Able to run the the Woodbury location closed in january when then manager Gerald Beach about 85 families were diverted to Hopewell or at the same Leeds said the Manns Choice food pantry also was closing after Gebru Arys forcing about 100 families to go to Bedford or officials were anxious that some families or elderly would it have transportation to go to other i dont think quite As Many people Are going but were close to the original Leeds the new Paris location will open As of the july Dis Tribu former Public defender sentenced Manns Choice group proposes county Pool set for july just which areas will be served from there will be determined at a food Bank managers meet ing next Anna who resigned As manager of the Manns Choice has agreed to manage the new location in new food will be distributed from the Annex of new Paris United methodist Church on Cortland that will serve a lot of peo ple who have never been served Leeds continued on Page 5 by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer a former Public who was found guilty of drunk driving in was granted a hearing on May 23 for new Evi which was presented during his sentencing at the Bedford county courthouse on Douglas was arrested on april 2004 after police followed his vehicle for about Miles Between Bedford and at a pm Bedford memorial he refused to submit to a blood alcohol without a blood alcohol charges entered on Gold Habers ability to drive safely the night of the the arrest Marks his second one for drunk on March a jury of six men and six women found Goldhaber guilty of the Offens is that led to the drunk driving charge speeding on mile crossing the Center and fog lines of route 30 and Fol lowing too the sentencing was presided Over by judge Michael George of Adams county and prosecuted by senior Deputy attorney general Janice Martino Gottshall of at the defense attorney Thomas Dickey of Altoona submitted a motion for a new trial based on the grounds of after discovered Evi one reason for the motion dealt with a Hospital Security Gary according to trooper Brad her the Pennsylvania state police officer who filed the charges against by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Manns Choice excite ment and support for a indoor swimming Pool filled the Harriso Manns Choice Community Center thursday As representatives from the area school districts and organizations discussed How it would Benefit Bedford in excited about this i think the project will said Charles the president of the Harrison Manns Choice Community if we All work together its achievable u about 20 composed of representatives from bed Ford and Chestnut Ridge school Ron Ferguson from the rotary club and Pana Pennsylvania advocates for nutrition and Manns Choice Borough mayor Clifford Cindy Dunlap from the department of conservation and natural Bob Jim Kiefer for Dick Hess and Dave Thompson for Robert gathered to offer their opinion on the possibility of a Community Pool in Bedford Burkett formulated the idea for the swimming when he Felt there was a need for Safe environment for children and he while Many children play in the creeks in the he didst feel this was necessarily a Safe i want it to be something everybody Here can Bur Kett its not just a Manns Choice its for Bedford motioning towards the Burkett said he invited them All to help guide and instruct the Community Center through the project successful he said he asked Bedford and Chestnut Ridge school districts to participate in the Dis because both schools fall into Harrison township and Manns Choice continued on Page 5 authority receives Grant for Springs water by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor the Bedford township municipal authority has received a million state Grant to extend sewer and water lines to the Bedford Springs hotel and Sweet Root the Grant approval follows by a week the successful drilling of a Well on the Springs property that will pro vide the authority with another water the Commonwealth financing authority approved the million Grant wednesday As one of the pen works projects intended to create jobs and boost the while the state emphasized the hotel development in its Grant authority chair Man Owen Crist said the sewer and water lines Are not necessarily for the but to pro vide service for the to spiders and go out Sweet Root Road to solve their if the hotel gets off and Well be the sewer line from the elks to the Springs is one of the Pri since its generally believed to be taking in ground water that adds to the Load at the Bedford Borough sewer the water systems that serve the topsides the round Homes South of the Springs and Homes on Sweet Root Road have been in violation of state and Federal water regulations for Many getting new lines to that area also will allow the author Ity to continue in a piecemeal and eventually pick up the developments where old route the bypass and the South end of Cumberland Road Crist the authority has said for years it would not pay to extend lines to the its not a Cost we could put on continued on Page 8 interviewed Mccue about the defendants Demeanour and whether or not he detected the odor of alcohol on the defend Dickey said the defense was never presented with this he continued by saying the second reason for the motion was for a letter that was written by Tom in the Clark wrote to Dwight whom he thought was still the District the letter stated that he had overheard Bedford continued on Page 8 suspicious package causes alarm a suspicious package discovered at the Susquehanna Bank Early monday morning caused a bomb scare in the Everett Everett Borough police chief Wayne Emerick said the Banks cleaning woman found the Box in the Banks drive thru she called Bank personnel to see if the Box was supposed to be when no one knew anything about the the cleaner called the state Emerick said at about Borough police closed main Street and directed All traffic Down South we took the precautionary he adding that Busi Nesses in the area were the state police called in the bomb disposal unit from the unit prayed and examined the Box to deter mine that there was nothing roads were then reopened just before 10 the Box was described As made of Black Wood and measuring 19 by 15 by 11 police believe the Box or Case May have fallen from a vehicle travelling through the drive up Emerick said Penn Dot helped at the scene by supplying Detour along with the state county emergency the Ray town ambulance and Everett Volun Teer fire department assisted at the

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