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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 10, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Hum Tor combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 174thyear 47 july 1987 miss 0177 single copy 35 cents h backs county authority plan for inn Myhill Clink staff writer a new plan to renovate the crumbling fort Bedford inn quickly got the unanimous endorsement of Bedford Borough Council monday Bedford county housing authority director Robert Harbaugh outlined a million project lint would turn the aging and vacant eyesore into 35 to 40 on bedroom apartments for the he asked the Borough to apply for a Grant to acquire the property and make some immediate repairs to save the har Baugh asked the Borough to apply for the department of Community affairs Grant since the authority cannot apply there Are no har Baugh but Ca seems More excited about this under Harbaugh the Ca funds would be turned Over to the housing authority for the Pur the authority would use a loan from Farmers Home administration to fund the actual Harbaugh indicated after speak ing to Council that the project is in the very initial he asked for the boroughs Resolution because july 15 is the deadline for applications for this round of housing programs offered by the department of Community under Ca the maximum Grant is 10 percent of the project if Ca sounds we May come up with some Money for an Harbaugh a Deci Sion on the Grant is expected by a preapplication for Omha Money is being but a Deci Sion would not Likely be made until next Harbaugh said Ca May hold the funds until it sees if Omha will approve the a lot of cooperation will be needed for this project to har Baugh the first step is the boroughs Resolution to apply for the if Ca approves the Harbaugh Hopes to make the Pur Chase if Money tear Down the laundry building at the rear and Patch the the million Price tag for the project is a rough figure provided by the architectural firm of Cecal of according to the stucco exterior of the building would re main common areas would be included in the although those details have not been worked out by the the apartments would be targeted for Lowland moderate income elder who would pay on third of their monthly income As another major improvement to Ashley Clark was selected to carry replicas of flags that flow Over bed Ford in 1791 from the reviewing stand to the Espy House during saturdays Clark of and the eighth Flag dedication she is the generation of a Bedford county daughter of and William the grand finale of fourth of july fireworks at fort Bedford Park lit up the evening a Large crowd turned out for the sponsored by the Bedford fourth of july com following the two new hags were dedicated to be flown Over the Espy Headquarters of president George Washington in front was when he arrived in Bedford in 1794 to Honor quell the whiskey the fort Bedford it was a hangup Day if you missed the 4th of in you missed a great there was something for starting with a Parade in the morn ing and ending with there was a Flag dedication at the Espy a frolicsome musical at old Bedford Village and a full Lent for orchestral americana at the Bedford this was be Fords second Celebration since deciding the 4th needed some Sparks to ignite the citizenry to participate in an old fashioned the Parade brought out at least twice As Many units As last years first and More spectators got in the the spirit of 1794 was evident with the presentation of the a com Manders Flag and the Flag of that to Fly at be Fords National in this year of the constitutions the presentation was of particular since the whiskey rebellion that brought president George Washington to Bedford is considered the first test of the the evening required making a since they overlap with the musicals to the North and South of town and the fireworks in fort Bedford photos of the events appear Here and on Page county unemployment at 13year Low my Terry Kanari staff writer Johnstown Bedford county registered its lowest unemployment rate in 13 years in with per cent of the labor Force listed As statistics released thursday by the Johnstown Headquarters of the office of employment Security show county residents working Dur ing the labor Force stood at leaving people Bedford county May unemployment figures Are the lowest since those of August when the county registered a jobless rate of according to Debbie labor Market analyst with the the current figures show unemployment dropped by per cent since As 800 More residents found in Bedford county there were 300 More jobs created All in the no manufacturing Nicholson said 100 new jobs were created in the construction another 100 in wholesale retail Trade and 100 in service and in residents were working out of a labor Force of that left people out of or 8 the latest figures show a drastic improvement in the local employ ment picture compared to a year in May of Bedford county unemployment rate stood at with people listed As about people were working from a labor Force of Nicholson dubbed the combination of a steady labor Force and creation of new jobs in the non manufacturing Industry As the major reasons for the unemployment she projected a positive employment Outlook for the upcoming Nicholson expressed Surprise Over Board oks auditorium change the Bedford area school in a special meeting tuesday after approved change order request for the High school auditorium the involving the relocation of the will add to the Cost of the project the Board had tabled action on the request by the Arr construction co at tin regular Board meet inn on june 23 the air conditioning units were to be mounted outside on the auditorium when workmen removed the old they discovered a further calculations and inspections by Neilan engineers determined that the original plan would be unacceptable because of the additional weight confusion about the change order request arose because the beams that were to be the supports for the units were visible from the inside of the the Board was under the impression that the units were to be suspended from the auditorium ceiling and the change order would mean that the units would have to be supported from the floor superintendent Jerry in a tour of the explained that the units Are to be mounted out Side on roofs adjacent to either Side of the auditorium the additional costs of relocating the units comes in the extra duct work needed to carry the air to and from the the change does not involve any alteration to the projects comple Tion also approved at tuesdays special meeting were contracts for the districts typewriter Tri county will do the cleaning and service work on the districts Koyal ism elec tric and the electronic typewriters at a Cost of each Tor til the Low jobless it Hast been that Low for a she that is evident when compared to neighbouring be Fords May rate was these cond lowest jobless rate in the six county Southern alleghenies in Blair county reported a percent jobless up from percent up from percent Down from percent Down from percent and Fulton had the lowest rate in the Down from on a statewide Bedford county took a giant leap Down the list of counties with High a employ out of 67 Bedford had the 28th compared to the 12th one month ago and the sixth highest last Greene county ranked number one with 13 and Lancaster and Cumberland counties ranked last with 24 per cent the statewide May jobless figure was and percent nationwide june unemployment figures will lie released on August 7 downtown Bedford May be nearly completed by the time a decision is made on the Grant for the fort bed Ford inn Tony Baiano was awarded the contract for the Public squares improvement pro Bazanos Low bid of for the including All six options was the lowest of the ten bids opened last week at a special Council which is supplying half the Money for the has Given its on Page 8 Shuster will Back Bush in 88 race Washington congressman Bud has endorsed vice president George Bush for president in the 1988 Shuster joined 65 of the 177 House Republican members pledging their support to Bush Over their colleague Jack Kemp in his upcoming presidential the congressman will join the Bush team As its senior transportation a spokesman said George Bush will make a great not Only because of his tremendous breadth of but even More important because Hes a Leader of enormous integrity with a deep commitment to the ideals that have made our country a spokesman quoted the con Gressman Asim honoured to be Able to serve As his senior National transportation adviser and to work vigorously for his election to the Shuster is currently the ranking Republican of the surface transportation he is also a senior member of the Avia Tion subcommittee of the House Public works and transportation he has been co chairman of the transportation sub committee of the platform committee at the previous two Republican National storm rips trailer court by Gail Arbogast Gazette correspondent Hyndman Strong winds described As not a Complete Tor Nado touched Down in deists trailer court thursday Mathra a resident of the court located about 2m Miles South of believes it want a Tor but a touchdown of according to the storm began Between 4 and i looked out through the backyard and everything was Bent the sky was dark and there was like a she and her an were running from room to looking out the Anna hid her Young under a bed for in the there were broken tree branches and Merkel garbage can was blown about 40 to 50 Trees were uprooted near the court and the wind blew part of a car body a Short after the which Merkel thinks was about three minutes hailstones the size of Large peas the Merkel family cat took Refuge in the engine of her car and reappeared after the whole storm had Merkel Garden was but there was no damage to her Mobile two other Mobile Homes did sus Tain some one belonging to Ronald Hagamaier had some win Dows blown and another owned by Matthew Dawson lost an outside Light to the Merkel thinks the wind came Down the hollow near the Ive never been so scared before in my she and we get a lot of wind in the Winter time up but nothing like there were other tree branches blown Down and some were carried by the wind into Fields along route 96 North of the trailer branches also were downed in parts of Hynd Man As the wind moved through the area no one reported actually having seen a funnel Cloud

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