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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 12, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania established 1812 192nd year 51 August 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Gazette Coyle James Breneman of formerly of in the foreground carefully uncovers layer after layer of soil in search of prehistoric artefacts along route 56 in West Clair at Katie Reed of state College sifts through the Mounds of dirt in the Afton a Penn state and Bill Caramana of originally of new archaeologists dig route 56s past by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Pleasantville a group of archaeologists is digging into the past on a Small part of the Allegheny learning what they can about prehistoric settlements along route 56 in West Clair Heberling associates of Alexandria is conducting the historical investigation of the lower Side of Pleasantville Moun Tain for a project to relocate the Peggy Westover a hairpin turn that has been the scene of numerous truck the team had been working at the Bowser farm near the intersection with Osman Road for about the past and on the Rowzer property further up the Road to determine if they can find evidence of settlements thousands of years ago before any Road construction permanently removes Gary Coppock of Heberling said the dig so far has turned up some Chipping debris from tools made about years ago and a couple projectile Coppock said the site is most important because Little of the land along the Allegheny mountains front have been investigated for archaeological purpose but whether the site is significant enough for More investigation will be determined in part by the Pennsylvania museum and historic we need to evaluate and determine whether the site is this is a on Page 5 the Flake of a sedimentary Rock that was used to form is among the artefacts found at the Bowser farm at the foot of Pleasantville Mountain along route the flakes of Rock May Date Back years when settlers stopped there for a Brief curve design moves Forward with archaeological digging set to wrap up this the work to Relo Cate Peggy Westover curve in West Clair township is expected to move into final design by next the project manager for the state transportation department said this earlier this Penn Dot unveiled a revised plan for the three mile bypass of Westover Penn Dot previously had presented a four Lane Road lying Northeast of the current but after Penn Dot asked its engineers to devise a scale Down alternative to Cut pen dots District 9 office came Back with a two Lane design with a four foot median and a truck climbing Lane for approximately half of the length of new construction but on the same were proceeding in the project she the archaeological digging for the environmental clearances should be wrapped up by the end of the according to the archaeological firm Heberling once we get the environmental clearance then we proceed with final Farabaugh the project should be on schedule for a late 2008 or Early 2009 Start of the manager the project Cost estimate As of this Spring is ruling awaited on murder Case pretrial motions by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer an attorney representing an Everett murder suspect has asked the court for More information concerning the Case and presented objections As to How some of that evidence May have been attorney Thomas attorney for Joseph William formally presented those pre trial motions before judge Daniel Howsare on monday in Bedford county Clark is accused of first degree murder in the death of Holly state police allege that Clark kidnapped Notestine from her Monroe township Home on april and stabbed her notes tines body was found four years later on an Access Road for a saw Mill in Clad in a Black sat silently throughout the proceed Ings As both attorneys agreed to forego a hearing on their motions arid instead allow judge Daniel Howsare to Rule on their briefs to determine the Validity of the defences argument that the Evi Dence collected against Clark was taken in his Crawford argued that statements Clark made to police and any evidence gathered from those statements should be suppressed in trial because he was never informed of his rights and that searches of his Home and vehicles were made without Proba ble cause or proper Crawford says that the warrants were done without probable cause because the Only eyewitness to the notes tines did not identify Clark As the there was nothing about the alleged abduction of miss notes Tine As set Forth above that in any Way constituted probable cause to believe that the whom the eyewitness knew and said was not the was in any Way involved in the reads the the information provided in the said affidavit was not fair and the police knew that the eyewitness had told them that the Abductor was not the this was never conveyed to the in Clarks preliminary police said that the boy initially said the Abductor looked like continued on Page 8 Council changes West Street proceeds by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Everett after rejecting the West Street project last month because of the concerns Over repaying the Borough Council decided to go ahead with it and formally approved in borrowing and a line of in Council narrowly rejected the debt until it could investigate whether there would be alter native sources of there Are none As of councilman Frank Dunkle Council still wanted to do the Council members residents approached Council a Little More than two years ago complaining about poor drainage and the narrow Width of the Street after two years and in a feasibility Council awarded the project to Cottles Asphalt in Borough manager Ron Wright said construction on the project is scheduled to Start Council approved sending a let Ter to state Robert Jubelirer appealing for assistance in Grant in other Council already replaced one Council member ear Lier this year and now it has two More councilwoman Gale Mccoy recognized earlier this year for her Long tenure with resigned because she retired and moved away from the Char lie Karns resigned also after he apparently told neighbors and friends he wanted to move South to build a new he had missed three Council meetings this who was on Council for More than 15 retired and sold off her Floral and gift shop in the Borough recently to move to Huntingdon she continued on Page 8 Bedford creates Junior High track by Sharyn Maust Gazette managing editor Bedford area school Board voted to create a Junior High track program and to take Over the seventh Grade foot Ball from Bedford area Parks both sports additions had been proposed last Winter and included in the budget for a soccer pro Gram for Junior High was delayed because practice Fields Arent available this the football change was on mondays Board shifting two coaching salaries totalling to the schools superintendent Pat Crawford said the Board did not need to act on the Spring track program although the positions were included in the extra pay list for 2005 the pay for track coaches Hast been negotiated the voted 90 to create the Junior High program for seventh and eighth graders to get the process track be offered in the Spring at bed Ford Middle school for both boys and girls at a Cost of approximately for each its a Way to keep Middle aged students involved after the school said Middle school principal Max shoe they Are at an age when it is easy to go he the Middle school surveyed interest in track last and Shoemaker predicted that at least 30 students will sign up in both the girls and boys Shoemaker said that shift ing the Junior High football to the school Means no changes except making it More game which has been happen ing seventh Grade is the first experience most students have with tackle so we treated it like a scrim Mage with every body getting to but the team played other which viewed the sport More like its Junior varsity and varsity also at mondays which was for both Agenda setting and regular the Board voted to hire Matthew Mccahan of Saxton to fill the seventh Grade Sci ence vacancy at Bedford dle demolition begins for county project the first real signs of the project to build new county office building behind the courthouse were evident this the first thing to go was the landscaping in the parking which had been a joint project with Bedford Bor Ough when the Brick sidewalks were installed More than a decade

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