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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - July 17, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined with fhe Ever eff Republican established 1812 i74th year 48 july usps0477 2000 single copy 35 cents Noel sentenced to jail term in hit run death by Maust associate editor Susan Lynn Noel was sentenced to jail for two to 12 months on july 7 As the Driver of a hit run vehicle that killed Jeremy Smith last of Everett re was convicted in april on the charge of hit run involving injury or judge Daniel Howsare found Noel not guilty of a vehicular homicide since the prosecution could not prove there had been an underlying traffic violation travelling at an unsafe Teny Earold a resident whose parents and grandparents Are from Bedford and Mark of were hit by a red car As they ran across South Richard Street after the first night football game of the Berkebile suffered minor bumps and but the car ran Over he died five Days later from a fractured Bedford Borough with assistance from state and other municipal officers and a Large number of private searched for two weeks for the hit run on the Friday two weeks after the Robert Noel told a state police officer he thought it was his daughter who was the trial lasted less than a Day on april and judge Howsare entered his decision on april no Post verdict motions were filed to contest the judges about 40 persons attended tues Days session to hear the most were friends and family of the Smiths a Small group of friends clustered around the defendant and her family on the other Side of the the judge said he had received eight letters on behalf of and letters and petitions with numerous signatures from per sons asking that Noel be punished to the full extent of the Regar Ding the Howsare this is not a legislative forum it is a and a judges decision must be his he gave the court appointed defense attorney de Wayne District attorney Tom and Jeremy Debbie an Opportunity to address the court prior to Newman said his who graduated from Altoona school of Commerce this Spring and is seeking work in the is sorry it was an with no intent to weve talked about this a and Shes not sure Why she did what she did in not stopping at the reminded by the court of the two weeks she had to turn herself Newman she was not really trying to avoid arrest she was scared and didst know what to Ling pointed out the substantial time Between the Accident and her con duct after the Accident does display some he Ling asked for say to do otherwise would Lessen the seriousness of the Newman asked that the court not confine Noel to it would serve no purpose regarding rising from the prosecutions table in the courtroom Between her and the District at Smith said she would speak for the getting up Here is the hardest thing Ive Ever but our son is not Here to he was taken cruelly and in an untimely she barely controlling the emotion in her Smith said she Felt the whole Noel family was draw on Page 8 Arold a the Robert Noel told a letters and petitions with work in the to do otherwise would Lessen Noel family was involve ident whose parents and state police officer he thought it was numerous signatures from per is sorry it was an with no the seriousness of the on Page 8 state a Board votes against new Airport i i i by Sharyn Maust associate editor ill a 1981 Law designed t Farmland from condemn i delayed the Takoff of a i t w Bedford county the states agricultural land condemnation approval Board held a hearing in the Bedford courtroom with the Board rejecting the Bedford county air Industrial Park authority proposal to take a part of George Cayman property through condemnation for a new air the Board seated at the judges Bench included Farmer William Goodwin partially hidden in Deputy Secretary of agriculture Neal Farmer Charles hearing examiner Stuart Paul Swartz of the department of environmental resources and Louis Schultz of talk ing with a reporter in the courtroom while awaiting the boards owns Bedford township land in an a Security thus triggering the authority Sells Village to corporation by Maust associate editor old Bedford Village was sold by the Bedford county redevelopment authority to old Bedford the Transfer involves no but part of the agreement is that the nonprofit corporation will provide the Money to pay off the redevelop ment authority loan with Farmers Home the county commissioners approved the Transfer because the Law under which the authority is chartered says the redevelopment group can not sell the land without the commissioners the commissioners vote was sup ported by Joe Clapper and Jay Cessna and opposed by Gary Eber see related Story the commissioners acted just a half hour before the five members of the authority and the seven of the corporation approved the Sale growing rain Schellsburg so localized were junes thunderstorms and county wide comparisons of the years precipitation Are difficult to draw yet official statistics measured at Shawnee state Park Here reveal that the year Odate moisture totals less than average while growing season rainfall figures above in june inches of rain fell at the bringing 1987s tally to inches of this compares with a six year average of inches for the same time since considered the begin Ning of the growing in Ches of rain were measured this the average for the same Seg ment stands at a lesser this past aprils measurement of inches hiked the 1987 number in to the plus july and augusts measurements will heavily determine the Outlook for the years crop july average is last july skies gave up Only inches of the second driest july in six augusts average figures last augusts moisture measured a paltry behind the action is an offer by Omha to give loan holders first option to buy out their Omha is doing this with Community projects nationwide to get Money for the by the Agency will be offering the Loans for Sale on the open Omha is Selling at a discount in the Case of old Bedford the corporation will pay about or cents on the Dollar Omha loaned the authority in at 5 percent interest for 30 still owed on the Prin Cipal is some to make the the Corpora Tion will have to borrow and at a higher interest accor Ding to Robert Village administrator and president of the corporation that has leased and operated the Village since Sweet told the corporation that the loan payments probably wont be much different on the open Market than under because the higher interest rate will be balanced by the lower principal who has done preliminary checking with said he will get figures from Banks and Call another corporation meeting very the corporation does have the 5 percent or about it must make to Omha by Friday to show it intends to pay off the july is the deadline for All Omha Community projects As Many As nationwide to say if they do or do not want to pay off their Loans at a the final figures on the discount will depend on the Date of which must be by and will depend on the Federal discount rate at that Omha said the Dis counts have been ranging from 60 to 80 cents on the figured accor Ding to a Grid supplied by the Agen As important As getting the Dis count on the Sweet and other corporation members is Clear ing the assets of the the redevelopment authority has owned the land since the Early and while most of the buildings erected by the Village they could not be claimed As corporation assets because they sat on redevelopment authority Sweet those buildings and the land will provide the assets needed for refinancing the Sweet said he did not know what value a Bank would place on the Village some buildings in themselves might not be Worth much because they can not be while others such As the administration building have a real the 1981 Omha loan was used to build the Brick administration the theater and the maintenance building and to Blacktop the parking the Federal economic develop ment administration provided the initial funds for the and Over the years it has received Benefit of such Federal programs As the employment and training act the has not received government Grants or other funds for Many accor Ding to the new state budget includes for Sweet said he did not know the special Village funding was in the budget until Reading about it after the Village has received a similar amount in recent years from a foun Dation set up by the late con Gressman Irvin Whalley of wind Ber and two other Small amounts from other Sweet each Revenue but the major problem is that insurance and utilities Are racing ahead so you have to seek outside its a constant i think we Are closer to showing a profit than any other on Page 8 a family stops by the Duck loud outside old Bedford villages visitors Center tuesday at the Start of their tour of the tourist the documents had just been approved to Transfer ownership of the a move that Village officials say will mean to change in the this is the uth season for the by Sharyn associate editor a 1981 Law designed to protect Farmland from condemnation has delayed the Takoff of a proposed Bedford county the agricultural land condemnation approval Board ruled wednes Day that the Bedford county air Industrial Park authority did not take act 43 into consideration when it selected a site near Cessna for the new act 43 is the agricultural area Security Law and Bedford township is one of the few statewide to have an a Security in that area Are scattered and one of those farms in the Cessna area belongs to George Bedford re about 49 of the acres in Cayman 96acre farm Are in the Airport who said he does not oppose the just does not want his land taken for the the states Board held a Daylong Bedford As required under act 43 when a Public body proposes to take private land by condemnation or eminent Domain in these the act specifies a review by As the Board is the review is to ensure that reasonable and prudent alternatives have been considered before land in an a Security area is the with Harrisburg at Torney Stuart sacks As hearing examiner and said the authority failed to show proper consideration for act 43 in the Plann ing without this necessary ingredient to the the Board cant vote sacks continued by saying that the decision does permit another hear if the act is properly con we would reconvene and entertain the reasons the authority has Given to picking the sacks authority officers said they would consult with their solicitor before deciding whether to have their engineering consultant do specific studies or Appeal the boards Deci Sion to the Airport also could be redesigned to avoid Cayman but in earlier consultant Richard Bisbal said that would be expensive and possibly not meet Federal aviation administration authority chairman Darl Jewell said wednesdays ruling will set us Back a Gayman said he was temporarily relieved by the he called act 43 a Law that gives me because land owners sometimes have no recourse to oppose Public it was the Airport authority that prompted formation of the Bedford township a Security area in at that due to Lack of Money for a new the authority considered extending the runway of the existing Bedford air that action Drew opposition from the adjacent land Marian in who helped organize the a Security area petitions to the township Bisbas Biro took Over the planning for a new Airport in after the Faa said it would not fund the Extension but would fund a new and after the authority lost an eminent Domain Case to Bisbal testified that neither the township nor the authority informed him that there were restrictive or namely an act 43 a in Force in the areas he was studying As possible Airport the environmental study Biro tech carried out did include general agricultural and received Faa approval As having no significant Impact on the on Page 5

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