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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - August 26, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Fra Tyrer established 1812 193nd year 1 August 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Ridge school renovation nearing completion by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer Fishertown the Chestnut Ridge Middle school renovation is nearing comple but the school Board tuesday delayed a decision on its next school Board members were told that the Middle school project is on schedule and classrooms Are done enough to bring kids said John Lenz several areas Are still in need of some paint touch ups and there Are a few smaller projects left to but contractors have not met any delays or major the Kitchen is 98 percent i and the cafeteria needs a ceiling and floor but it should be ready at the begin Ning of the he the gym floor is scheduled be shipped 1 and the 1 entire gymnasium should be completed by auditorium seats have arrived and Are currently going leaving the auditorium 60 to 70 percent the key Date for the entire Middle school renovation project to be Complete has always been Tom super confirmed that that Date is still students will be introduced to the renovated Middle school on we cant wait for the kids to come in and see their new rooms and the teachers to get said Daniel Eckles this has been a Long awaited thing in Chestnut from what i Otis said once the school is the school Board is planning to hold a major Dedi cation service and open the project has Cost the District but a reimburse ment is according to the state has recently change its rules for offer ing More now per reimbursement is not based on the size of the but the number of students in the he the state previously offered per secondary student 7ththrough continued on Page 8 two charged with cookie funds thefts by Robert Igoe staff writer Everett two area women face trial after allegedly getting caught with their hands in the cookie Robin Ann no age of and Joni Marie of both waived their right to a preliminary hearing wednesday on charges of theft by failure to make required Deposit of funds in separate both who serve As girl scout troop Are alleged by state police to have failed to Deposit Money from the sales of girl scout cookies into the proper both women Are alleged to have used the Money to Pur Chase items for their own use at the troop Leader for girl scouts of Shawnee Council troop is said to have misdirected in profits from cookie sales Between octo ber 2004 and May who led another Shawnee Council is said to have failed to Deposit Worth of profits from cookie county officials cleared in jail lawsuit by Robert Igoe staff writer the Bedford county com missioners and Bedford county sheriff Gordon Diehl have been cleared of any civil wrongdoing in the death of a jail inmate three years Federal magistrate Keith pesto issued a nine Page Rul ing in which he said that the county officials had no direct role in the death of James Michael who died july 2002 while going through heroin pesto also that then Deputy Warden Eric Easton should remain a defendant in the lawsuit filed by Marges of the suit named both county commissioners who currently serve and those who served at the time of Margos commissioner Dick Rice is the Only present county commissioner who was also serving at the time of Margos everything was done according to policy from the time that Margo arrived in the jail until the time of his unfortunate Rice no one should be held responsible for this tragedy because he received the proper care under policy guide in the pesto noted that Margos father says that soon after Margo reported to prison on june he began exhibiting increasing signs of medical distress which were recognized As Sig Naling life threatening conditions but ignored or rejected by the prison medical staff and corrections in the Margo alleges that his son was observed by jail other nurses not named and other inmates to be progressively vomiting and suffering diarrhoea and he said that Margos complaints to medical and jail officials were met with while pesto agreed in his ruling that Easton should have known that Margo needed medical but denied it to he also said that there is no evidence that neither the commissioners nor who was Warden of the prison at the were pres ent for the events or aware of the Gazette Claycomb Shane Beegle of Everett works a log loader to Load debris into a dump Beegle said he enjoys his work and its actually fun tearing Down and cleaning up with the equipment in this Case the former store building at the Corner of North Richard Street and Sunnyside new owner tears Down old store by the Gazette staff a Bedford building consid ered an eyesore by its new finally came Down making Way for a spruced up appearance for the Busy the building at the intersection of Sunnyside Road and North Richard Street once housed Reeves Market and More recently a pizza a lot of people stopped and said they were Happy to see it said Shane Beegle of contracted by owner Barry Ressler to tear Down the on tuesday and Beegle utilized both the track Hoe and a log loader to fill trailers with debris that will at the who bought the prop erty several months ago during a tax said his sole intention was to get rid of the Eye sore and dress up the area a with broken windows and All the equipment from the pizza shop still the building was not Ressler before the demolition could All the sewer and water As Well As the elec tric cables had to be disconnect the demolition of the build ing would have been done months Ressler but because the Gas line was local Barry operator of the Exxon in the is ridding the Corner of Richard and Sunnyside of a dilapidated building that once was a House and then a Penn Dot had planned improvements to the intersection for trucks turning onto Sunnyside Road but reportedly that project was shelved after the con Nector from the Bedford bypass to Sunnyside was de under the he had to wait for a state permit before workers could get under the Road surface to disconnect the with 20 years of experience As a logger and four or five years spent tearing buildings Beegle said he didst come across anything unusual on this theres supposed to be snakes in but we didst find he said with a and for As bad As it the Structure was pretty he Beegle figured hell have dumped about 10 truck loads of debris at the Landfill by the time the project is that about 60 to 70 tons of he he hoped to have most of the rubble hauled away by wednes Day when Hes the lot will be level with the he Shane did a Good Job of get Ting it Down Ressler in addition to the Corner Ressler noted that he also owns the old recruiting Center and is thinking about possible renovations on that according to autopsy Margo died of Multi ple Organ congestion and Lack of oxygen to the nearly three months after Margos state police reported that Margo died of natural causes he suffered from Coro nary artery disease which decreased the blood flow to the according to autopsy results conducted by Cone Maugh memorial medical no Telephone number was listed for John who could not be reached for com trucker sentenced for fatal Accident by Robert Igoe Gazette staff writer a Harrisburg Man could spend up to seven years in prison after he was sentenced thursday for an Accident on the Pennsylvania Turnpike which killed a David was sentenced to three to seven years in prison by judge Daniel Howsare after police say the truck Driver was on cocaine when he caused an Accident that killed Francis University professor Philip last i think this was an appropriate said District attorney William he was not Only driving under the influence of a controlled sub but he was operating a commercial its just Keitel pled guilty to Homi cide by motor posses Sion of drug paraphernalia and failure to properly secure a Load he pled no contest to driving under the influence on june and avoided further charges of homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence and numerous violations of the Pennsylvania vehicle though Higgins said the victims family approved of the Howsare turned Down their request to delay sentencing until later in the year to allow them to be pres according to state Keiter was operating a 2000 freight liner pulling a flatbed loaded with coils of rolled Alu while moving Down the truck ran into the median of the Highway and struck a Concrete Jar ring eight coils Loose and sending them across the medi an into the opposite one of the coils struck Benhams 2003 Volkswagen killing him at the a review of data from the vehicles electronic control module showed that the truck was operating at 76 Miles per hour at the time of the Acci and a search of the truck turned up several items con Taining suspected cocaine continued on Page 8 Napier landowner clash Over Road by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer Napier township supervisors have decided that Buckeye township route will remain open for Public Buckeye Road is a dirt Road which winds along the Bedford and Somerset county line at the base of Shaffer it has been the site of a Dis Pute Between local residents and a recent land Jack Buchan of Johnstown purchased about 400 acres of land on both sides of the Road last Buchan said he bought the land knowing that it was crossed by a township his plans were just to manage the Timber and put a conservation usage on it so it would not get he but you cant do that if you have dumps on your Buchan theres been dumps on that Road for and Treyve been getting worse since i bought in a letter to the township Buchan stated that he was concerned about the three major dumping Sites that Are located on his he also requested that the Road be gated shut at each end to keep out about 300 people responded and signed a Peti Tion to the township supervisors to keep the Road open to the the petition was started by Randy Ritchey and Marty both Napier town ship residents who use Buck Eye Road Ritchey said the Road is used daily by residents driving to and from As Well As Farmers moving Large equip according to Dave Napier township Buckeye Road is also used As a direct Access fire route for Shawnee Valley fire company to Buck a Cabin develop ment on the Side of the Moun and school buses occasionally use it As an alternate route in bad we have Farmers in this one Farmer owns land on both ends of the Road and that Road is How he transports his another Man uses this route every Day for Bowman the township keeps it open in the he were surrounded by two big Hills on both sides have to go around a Duse that Back it just dont seem right that the Road should be he wants to close the Road off so the Public cant use it that int Ritchey Bowman explained that if Buckeye Road were some residents would be forced to travel Down to new Paris and Back up its five minutes or a half he i travel that Road every Day to go to its a straight shot to route in the the Road is a lot easier to go than up these Steep Hills on both sides of Weyant Buchan its a township its continued on 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