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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - January 7, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Of Fard established 1812 192nd year 21 january 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Chicken farm project raises concerns by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer new Buena Vista a new Chicken farm that will provide eggs for vaccine development has kicked up some objections from neighbors who said they never received any notification that the Large barn would be constructed not far from their new Buena Vista will soon be the to the fair farms Chicken which is scheduled to produce about eggs daily starting in Ralph chief proprietor of the new Chicken said he and fair farms will operate the barn for contractor Penn embryo of new Holland on the existing Dairy the exact nature of the contract the two is under said Penn embryos Les who declined to talk about the fairs or his its our corporate its fairly sensitive Wagner the barns dimensions Are about 60 by 550 fair the Struc Ture lies close to Riddlemoser Road near the intersection with Corley Road in Juniata the Crews started working on excavation in late november to the dismay of some the major As it seems to be with any agricultural operation continued on Page 5 a new Chicken barn in new Buena Vista will produce about eggs per Day for a vaccine program based in new the barn is scheduled to be completed in hurricanes top 2004 stories economic slump by the Gazette staff the closing of and other bad news on the local topped the stories of 2004 in Bedford it was not the first time that bad economic news has been a big Story in the county in 2003 it was the loss of Cannondale motor sports and the closing of Jug on Sunnyside Road in other cutbacks and a percent that Fol lows Boom years in 1998 for the jobless rate hit a record Low of the Walmart distribution Center opened and Smith transport announced its new facility there were some Bright spots in 2004 As with Mil manufacturing locating in the former Defiance Metal building and con Way breaking ground for a trucking service facility in the Bedford county business but the major economic news was not in the Starrett exact level closed at idling 16 workers and moving its Plant to the dominican in new Enterprise Stone and Lime announced that it was closing a division at the Roar ing Spring Plant off 130 there also were persistent rumours that companies such As bed Ford materials were clinging to their Hedstrom had a factory wide Layoff in but it was the 6 announce ment by Hedstrom that was most Hedstrom decided to close Down and Lay off 800 employees from Bedford to Illi Nois and about 400 of those workers were at the Bedford the company had spent months looking for investors or someone who would buy the it blamed increased materials and Energy costs and pressure from offshore manufacturing for its in 2003 and Hedstrom had filed the Federal worker adjustment retraining notification act warn that there could be impending layoffs of More than 50 on the company filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy Protection in Federal court in Hedstrom quickly sold its Ohio playbill this it is asking the court for permission to auction its office and factories including Bedford in the coming the closing left workers stunned and searching for jobs in a depressed manufacturing As Well As worrying about How to pay for such benefits As health displaced employees who worked both for hed years top stories Hedstrom closes v floods hit Iraq at Home county consolidates Holly Notestine found route 30 project presidential election cicadas do dragging Case salmonellosis people looking for jobs within the county stayed at this according to department of labor and that 400 fewer jobs one riot the largest Gap of this flooding this sign at Sunnyside Road in Early october hinted at things to Strom and Sherion Job service Agency were granted Federal Trade adjustment assistance for persons who lose their jobs to foreign compe Hedstrom was in an Industry of toys and childrens recreational equipment that was hammered by foreign Competition and steel it went continued on Page 8 through another owner ship changes and product an executive once said that the last baby continued on Page 8 Carriage manufactured in the United state was made at Hedstrom in the the Early Hedstrom came to Bedford in when the Brothers who owned the company fled unionization efforts in the Kennamer Al was the Only comparable manufacturer in Bedford at that the demise of Hedstrom was the most visible sign of a struggling Economy in the county this the latest unemployment rate is just below 10 translating to hurricanes Frances and Ivan left their Marks not Only in the Southern states but also in Bedford county As High winds and Down pours hit in late August and Early Hurricane Charley swept up the coast after it struck Florida on 13 leaving millions without electricity and billions of dollars in the first amount of Large precipitation the county recorded caused flooding on 28 in Everett when bloody run overran its the second Street Bridge was closed for several Days until it could be the flood Waters flowed Down main Street and other Side streets causing damage to houses and forcing several streets to be it was reported by the Emer gency management director that at least 14 businesses and 25 Homes were flooded and Everett fire chief Duane Bowman had reported that the last time he remembered bloody run flooding was in the but for augusts flooding was a just a precursor of what was to late evening on Everett found itself in flood Waters and cleaning mud while the rain remnants of Hurricane want As severe As it lasted longer and left a Trail of across the county basements were along with and the downpours caused accidents on route 220 and the Pennsylvania the weather ser vice issued Flash flood warnings at until 6 on rain inches of rain fell during the storms on 8 and due to the Large amount of base ments debris piled up in Yards and thousands of dollars Worth of damage was estimated across the numerous roads were also under water and some of these routes included route 26 near rid route 913 near route 915 in Lutz Ville lower Snake Spring Adams run Road and Many others throughout the just nine Days on 17 and the county was hit yet the remnants of Hurricane Ivan rolled through Bedford Ivans High and rainfall flooded caused a Roc slide on route washed out Bridges and threatened a sewer there were Tornado reports in two areas of the with the nation Al weather service confirming one touchdown later in the the High winds toppled Trees and knocked Power out for several areas of the emergency personnel urged county residents to stay Home unless it was necessary to be on the with the remnants of the Hurri canes and torrential downpours this summer and the county sur passed its average annual according to local data the Bedford Borough office said from 2004 through the county received a total of 53 inches of with inches falling in August and continued on Page 5 police bust meth lab members of the Pennsylvania state police Clandestine lab response team worked on cleaning up a meth lab found in a Blue which was stopped by a state trooper about 2 wednesday morning near the Sac shop in by Micha Frazier Gazette staff writer two county residents were arrested in Wolfsburg Early wednesday morning for having a methamphetamine Laboratory in their Bradley of and Marc Robert Gor of Manns were stopped on route 30 near a Gas station for an equipment District attorney Bill Hig gins said that although he is not sure what was wrong with the car the two were the charge involves a burned out Higgins said the Bedford county drug task Force had been investigating Shroyer for prior involvement in making he said when trooper Bradford Codd made the he noticed materials in Plain View in the car that were consistent with a meth the two were arraigned before District Justice Cyril Bingham wednesday afternoon and charged with Possession of liquefied ammonia manufacturing a controlled sub Possession of a con trolled substance and criminal bail was set at both were jailed in lieu of posting this Marks the third meth lab the Bedford county drug task Force has seized in the last two two labs were seized in october and two were charged with manufacturing the they Are pending according to Lynette spokesperson for the state there have been 128 lab investigations across the state and at least 112 of the investigations yielded material consistent with methamphetamine she said in 2003 there were 64 meth lab 34 in 2002 and 19 in she said the state police estimate Between 200 and 250 meth lab investigations in Higgins said he could not comment on whether there Are any current investigations on meth but that Shroyer name had come up to the task Force Higgins said at the time of the the lab was not that is they were not making methamphetamine while Hig gins said the material they continued on Page 8

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