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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - February 11, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 192nd year 26 february 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents fair gets ready for new dates recognizes its volunteers county jobless rate tops 10 Conlee by Roger Bluhm Gazette editor thursday night a Celebration was held for volunteers of the Bedford county the Bedford county fair Board hosted volunteers to Honor them for their work Dur ing last years fair and also to begin work on this years the fair dates have been moved to july 2430 this a move that enables a new Midway company to take John Zembower announced Swanks steel City from the Pittsburgh will sup ply rides for the the changed dates allowed for the booking of the new Midway Zembower also announced the entertainment lineup for the 2005 fair and it includes a concert by a country music John who had sever Al country hits including Rose coloured lady Lay and backside of thirty will perform tuesday night at the hell perform rain or since the stage is covered and so is the grandstand said John we will encourage everyone to bring a Blanket or Lawn chairs and sit closer to the stage if its Conlee is currently making new fans on radio with his new they also the song is about families of sol Diers fighting the premiere of a video for the song will be shown sunday at 10 on Fox news Channel during the show Fox Maga the song is included on a new gospel cd the Singer has put out titled Tarn your eyes upon we booked a Singer because people have told us we have too Many correlated events at the Holbert its something we wanted to bring Back As Many fair goers have asked us for a country concert the concert will replace the cheer leading Competition at the we tried to do the cheer leading but we think its too Early in the summer for the Holbert we Only got responses from three schools and we were Able to Book continued on Page 5 by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor Bedford county unemployment rate jumped Back into double digits in with an increase in the num Ber of unemployed residents and a decline in the number of jobs within the the department of labor and Industry released its december figures this and be Fords seasonally adjusted unemployment rate Rose to percent from percent in the rate had been in octo department regional Ana Lyst William Findley noted that Bedford county labor Force declined Between november and which should have helped the unemployment rate but it there was also a decline in the number of jobs within the and Findley noted the number of residents unemployed increased More than the jobs indicating that there were Job losses in other areas where Bedford Resi dents might the jobless rate Rose across the Board in the Findley but be Fords percent assisting her father Tim Everett eighth grader Alicia Black Job shadowed on wednesday at the giant Eagle pharmacy in me and my Job Shadow teens spend Day with career models by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Punxsutawney Phil was not the Only one to see a Shadow on wednes local business professionals had High school students shadowing them to learn More about a particular Tussey Mountain eighth grader Zack Shaw shadowed his Alysia at the Bedford county human Tzer is the shelter manager and humane Shaw decided to Shadow at the humane society because he likes Ani and was interested in pursuing a career like to Beers Job entails managing employee keep ing track of each animals information and investigating animal cruelty or abuse while at the Shaw helped Tzer to Complete the monthly shelter for the he entered information on How Many animals came in and out of the and continued on Page 5 Tussey Mountain eighth grader Zack Shaw spent wednesday at the humane society in Bedford and shadowed his Alysia was better than Only two counties in the rank ing at the Bottom was Forest county at 67 with a percent unemployment rate and Fayette county at 66 with a percent in the Somerset jobless rate Rose from per cent in november to per cent in december Cambria from to to Fulton Franklin from to and Huntingdon from to Findley said that his real concern is when you compare Bedford to a year ago when the unemployment rate was percent seasonally even at that there were concerns about unemployment and Job were just not seeing a Findley continued on Page 5 commissioners change pay rates for tax collectors by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the Bedford county com refusing to waver on their most contentious Issue since they took office last changed compensation for the 38 elected Munici pal tax collectors a switch that will mean an average of 50 percent less in the fees for collecting county real estate and per capita taxes starting in the commissioners tuesday adopted a Resolution that will change tax collectors compensation from a percentage to per parcel for the properties in the effectively cutting the county Cost for collections in about 20 tax collectors attended the commissioners weekly but the com missioners provided no Opportunity for comment before they approved a Resolution adopting the the Board and the tax collectors met last week in a hearing Type forum where collectors made the Case for Why their fees should not be the commissioners had to set salaries for elected officials before 15 when Candi dates for these offices can begin to circulate nominating the salaries the commissioners set will be in effect for four years until the next election the president of the Bedford county tax collectors Assoc a Michael Herline of bed has said that the group is probably going to file a lawsuit for following the Bloomfield township collector Beverly Ritchey wondered whether the commissioners were considering cutting other elected officials salaries whether anyone else would be reduced to wages she Hast seen for is anybody else going to go Back to what they made before 1995 she asked the commis the commissioners said they could not change the continued on Page 5 collectors unsure of running again by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the change in compensation for Bedford county 38 municipal tax collectors has prompted some of them to reconsider a run for reelection in their respective townships and tax collectors will see an average Cut of about 50 per and As much As 70 per cent starting next year in a plan adopted by the county commissioners tues fees will be changed from a percentage basis to a Perpar cel fee for county real estate at least a couple tax collectors said they still plan on running this year but the president of the Bedford county tax collectors Assoc Michael Herline of bed Ford said he is still weighing the in debating it right now to be honest with he said he said he May have to forego a run at tax col Lector and join the race for Register and recorder other tax collectors say they will still be in the race out of it cant change my said Marian tax col Lector for Napier i have to keep this int continued on Page 5 Council Fence Issue for owners to solve by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Dino Saracino asked the Bedford Borough Council monday to revoke the permit for Bill newmans which blocked Access to his Saracino Access Road that runs Between newmans and Shirley Fishers properties was an abandoned Street in bed Ford in the late but since Saracino owned the which is located along Broad he maintained the Access in Newman requested a permit for the Saracino said he received a letter from Stroup and that stated new Rivans he added that he tried to follow up with but never received a within three to five Days of the the Fence was Saracino i never heard from Stroup and due to the placement of the Saracino said he is unable to Access his the 60foot Access Road was Cut in half by the and a pole and guide wire Block the other he solicitor Dean Crabtree said he looked into the when the Issue he stated that the Road was never it was merely on he said the Borough loses All rights to it and it goes to private owner a number of cases spell this Crabtree the Public has no right to use but the people who bought the lots in the have the private right to use but he also stated that with the Borough losing rights to the property owners on either Side have ownership to the Center of the Newman put the Fence on the property which is Permis he continued on Page 5 Everett woman Dies after apartment fire by the Gazette staff a resident who suffered Burns and smoke inhalation in a fire at Gettinger apartments in Everett wednesday night died thursday of those injuries at a Pittsburgh Burn Catherine died at the Center in according to the Allegheny coroners Everett fire company answered a Call for a fire that broke out in a second floor apartment at Gettinger a retirement Home for senior trooper Jeff state police fire visited the scene on thursday to deter mine the cause of the he said it was accidental in nature and started when who was on was smoking in her the Allegheny county Coro ners office said Ciucci died inhalation and Burns to 75 percent of her she was transported to Western Pennsylvania Hospi Tal Burn trauma Center in Pittsburgh for treatment where she died Everett Deputy chief Jim Stone said another resident was taken to a pm Bedford memorial Hospital for an asthma attack due to smoke once firefighters arrived on the scene on the fire was under control in three to four Stone damage from the fire is Esti mated at for the Struc Ture and for there was heavy smoke on the second he it was mostly smoke damage a Little fire residents were evacuated to the lobby area while firefight ers ventilated the smoke from the second floor and extinguished the remaining fire in the Stone report Breezewood Volunteer fire and Ray town ambulance Crews and the american red Cross assisted the Everett firefight ers on the a fire at the Gettinger apartments in Everett originated in this which was sitting outside the building the following

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