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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 1, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 192nd year 45 july uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents Defiance Metal will return to Bedford by the Gazette staff an old face will return to put a new sign on the former pm building on Weber the Bedford county develop ment association said Defiance Metal which left the Bedford county business Park in december is returning to Bedford to locate its Metal fabrication and Assembly Plant in the for Mer pm building on Weber bringing with it up to 60 jobs in the next two according to Sam Straus chief financial our experience tells us that Bedford county is a perfect fit for Defiance Metal the workforce is with Many High skilled welders in the he said in a prepared state the Bedford location will place us closer to of the county important he he added that the transportation system is an Defiance Metal products fabricates Metal parts and assemblies such As and the company produces these parts using methods such As inc laser robotic and heavy Defiance Metal products also makes Sheet Metal forming and Sheet Metal according to the company web the company which employed 71 before it was Square larger than the pm building which is about establishing plants closer to primary customers is a part of Defiance metals Long Range Strausbaugh this move is part of a care corporate wide strategy to better serve our by locating in continued on Page 8 changes sought in visitors Bureau by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Bedford county commissioner Glenora Faupel called for a change in the Bedford county visitors Bureau Board of directors saying it is too heavily weighted toward restaurants and lodgings and not enough toward attract Faupel said the representation on the visitors Bureau currently should be reduced to nine and should include at least five representatives from attractions such As state and private and Public attractions such As old Bedford she also called forbore rotation on the Board to ensure term the county who appoint members of the discussed the topic before re appointing six Mem Faupel pointed to the fact that one of the Nevin who recently sold the ramada inn in has been on the Board since at least oth ers have been on the Board for eight she when you look at someone nine 10 years on the i have a problem with Faupel she said Dif Ferent areas of tourism Arent represented on the Board historical Sites and outdoors industries Are Ron a visitors Bureau Board member who represents downtown business said the of changes in the continued on Page 5 Cypher Beach skating rink crumbles Gazette Hart a number of cottage owners in Cypher Beach have expressed their concerns about the abandoned cars and collapsing roller rink Many said its an eyesore and that it didst become a problem until the rinks owner decided to tear out the floor and cottage owners worry about safety hazards by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer Cypher Beach abandoned piles of garbage and a dilapidated building have sparked concerns about Possi ble hazards from Resi dents in the Cypher Beach located in Broad top town ship along the River Between Hopewell and West Providence the Cypher Beach roller rink sat vacant for years before Darrin Troutman of Hopewell purchased it two to three years commented a Cypher Beach cottage who wishes to remain anon he does not seem like a bad the cottage owner but he could care less about that the cottage owner said that Troutman is involved in construction and buys old build Ings to take the floors out and sell to create High end hard Wood about two years Troutman pulled the floor and roof out of the roller leaving the rest of the building continued on Page 8 route 56 top Road project list by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor officials continued to Ham recommendations for the county 2007 transportation spending list with plan ners placing a Pleasantville route 56 bypass and traffic flow improvements in Breeze Wood among the top of Priori the Bedford county planing commission will have a new list of recommendations for the Bedford county commission ers that will reflect some the input that local agencies and organizations gave to the commission this some of the recommendations will include Many of the same Road and Bridge projects As the last the county commissioners must come up with a final list to give to the Southern alleghenies planing commission in August for con Sider transportation plan for a four county the county is in the Early stages of drawing up a list for the 2007 transportation improvement the 2005 tip didst include any new projects because of the Lack of new county officials Learned earlier this year that the fou county area Huntingdon counties received a million Windfall in Road and Bridge funding this year with 75 percent of the Money going to Bedford county that allowed some shelved projects to go leaving More Money for new planning director Jeff Kloss said its not certain How much four counties for the upcoming the 2005 tip is about route 56 was among the top concerns of the 2005 list and will continue to be on the next continued on Page 5 aging advocate selected to attend conference by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor one of the county most Fer vent advocates for the aging will represent the area and the state in the White House con Ference on aging this Decem Alan executive director for the Huntingdon Bedfor Fulton area Agency on has been selected by Bill Shuster to be his districts Delegate to the conference the first held in resulted in the eventual passage of medicare and medicaid As Well As the older americans act which established the Federal administration on this is an Honor and a real it is humbling and i am very grateful for this vote of Smith Smith will be one of 28 in the Penn Sylvania contingent to travel to the Washington for the 11 to 14 Smith said there Are a num Ber of issues he expects to talk about with fellow delegates during the when the topic turns to social Smith said he is concerned about the solvency of the program and will sup port a policy which continues the program within the social Security administration As a Alan Smith payroll people see it As it needs to be operated by the social Security administration and not Pri while his ideas May not match up exactly with thus spokesman Salvatore Mazzola said Smith has a Good understanding of aging issues As they relate to the aging in Rural Hes going to represent the ninth its important that he represents the folks in the aging Community that need and not that he agrees with the its that Hes going to help out seniors in the Mazzola Shuster Doest want to privatize social Security but does want to be Able to give workers a Chance to build a nest egg and keep their own continued on Page 5 Gazette Stup Stephanie and her Kristin stand together on the front porch of their new the two became the newest owners of a habitat for humanity House in Bedford county Satur the House is located at 240 West Mother and daughter latest habitat owners Everett refinances saves by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor Everett the savings realized from Low interest rates spurred the Everett area school Board to refinance three Bonds thursday so they could borrow More Money for major capital the school Board approved the consolidation and restructuring of the three Bonds two issued in 2000 and another in 2002 while committing to borrowing Bond Counselor Robert Aumer visited the Board earlier this month to pitch the idea of issuing a new set of Bonds that would save significant amount of Money to allow it to borrow up to without requiring a local tax the savings will be about Aumer told the outgoing superintendent Daniel Koontz said the savings will allow the District to go ahead with needed paving projects at Everett and Breeze Wood elementary schools and a track resurfacing at the High school along with other Neces sary improvements such As lighting and other Security upgrades and other major projects in the coming the will be placed in a capital projects funds for future the Board approved a Blacktop bid for the elementary school parking lots and another bid for the track Board member Dennis Clark questioned whether it would be prudent to go ahead with the lot projects because the District Hopes to have the results of a feasibility study that will look at a number of issues including needed build Ings and grounds he asked whether the Board should wait to see what the study Koontz said both Are in need of new pavement arid that the portion of the parking lot at Everett that is targeted for the paving is badly fractured and eroding Down the slope toward the any work that would be done at either if Likely wont affect that the lot work should begin soon and be completed before the track Resur facing is expected to be done before the end of Koontz continued on Page 5 by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer Stephanie Slocumb and her Kristin became the newest owners of a habitat for humanity House in Bedford county Over the week a House Blessing ceremony was held saturday morning with the new homeowners and several members of the bed Ford county chapter of habitat for including Jim president of the Board of its always special to com plete a he adding that the new located at 240 West across from the Pisgah is the sixth habitat House to be completed in Bedford county and is one of habitat Homes across the Slocumb was presented with the keys to her new As Well As a and was told that it took caring people to build her House but now it is her Job to make it into a i just want to thank every one for their hard weve All spent a lot of time on the Slocumb thank you for this Slocumb is a full time col lege student at Allegany col lege of Maryland and is currently attending summer courses which require five Days out of her week each she said her plan was to be moved into her House by the end of the explaining that she had a full haul waiting to be the habitat House ground breaking was held last August and construction began in Slocumb said the House was completed very recently and that she and who will be a Junior at Bedford High school in the helped the whole Way it took awhile to Complete everything went very she s said she is not sure yet How it feels to be the owner of the new House but right it feels pretty

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