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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - June 24, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania Established 1812 192nd year 44 june 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents county Man confirmed on game commission by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor after More than two years of the state Senate monday confirmed a Chaneysville Man to fill one of two vacated seats on the Pennsylvania game Dave Schreff a retired teacher who has won awards and has an extensive background in land and water conserva land was con firmed As commissioner for the South Central the Senate voted 480 to approve Schreff Ler As governor de re dells Choice for the Lightyear Schreffler first announced he was seeking the seat in the Spring of Schreffler said legislators were impressed with the Large amount of sup port he received from the federation of sportsmen the Pennsylvania farm Western Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Forest producers association a local the Bedford county conservation District and its joint Deer damage com the county commissioners and other organizations and Harry Gazette outdoors writer and member of the Pennsylvania federation of sportsmen said Shrek f lers vast background will be a he has Good experience in All aspects of what hell need to be a Good we were proud to Nomi Nate him and follow through to get him con Guyer he had some Good ideas and he seemed willing to listen to the voice of the sportsmen instead of the voices of he Schreffler resume includes a Large number of he is the chairman of the Ridge and Valley member of the Iown Creek ecosystem steering committee and chairman of the awards committee of the Woodland owners of the Southern he was a secondary education teacher for 31 years and was adjunct professor in Millersville University graduate he won a number of honors Over the he won a nomination for the Winthrop Rockefeller award for distinguished contributions to Rural continued on Page 5 Dave Schreffler Hopewell supervisors race to be recounted Bridge project creates headaches i 1 of by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette associate editor a two vote margin was close enough to ask for a recount in the Hopewell township race for Beverly Shaffron lost by an official tally that showed John Nelson the Winner of the four year term by a count of 8078 Iii the democratic balloting on May on june the Bedford county elections Board will meet at to recount the Hopewell president judge Daniel Howsare has appointed a three member panel of local John Barry Scatton and Travis Livengood to conduct that Jeffrey current township Stephanie Veach and Shaf fron signed a petition filed last month asking the court to order a the petition states it is believed by your petitioners that an error occurred in the counting of the votes for such which votes there fore should be Norris said that with the close vote and the possibility that stickers pasted on the ballots could catch in the machine when the ballots Are counted by the county prompted him to sign the Shaffron asked me what i and i said that with the close you might As Well go for Norris who has served As said she heard that the vote May have been As close As a single vote separating her from if it was even its close enough for a Shaf fran Nelson won the Republican nomination 88 to the local election Board counted the writ Eins and but the county machine counted the races printed on the Hopewell ballots were the last to return to Bedford county Library where the county election Board take their votes to be at least four candidates All democrats conducted write in and sticker campaigns in an Effort to win nomination on the Side of the where their name was it Shaffron and Nelson both conducted write in campaigns for the Republican Nomina Norris and Ronald Guy ten conducted write in campaigns for the Republican nomination in their nor Iris won both by a 9560 margin on the democratic ballot and a 9543 Edge in the Republican Hopewell township judge of sections Ruth Oneal said Here were ballots on which voters were voting for two eople in one race by Blacken the Oval for the candidate the ballot and writing in in ther 28 Republican write voters tried to nominate Haffron and Nelson in the year race that was contest by Norris and Shaffron said Shes been continued on Page 8 businesses see drop in customers by Jennifer Stup Gazette staff writer the Wolfsburg Bridge Sec Tion of route 30 has been closed off from All traffic since june leaving residents forced to travel Detour routes around the Bridge to make their Way to Home and traffic is directed onto i which is under and onto Weber which is a winding Road through a bed Ford Industrial not Only has the construction affected the daily routine of the Wolfsburg residents and those along route 30 including new Paris and Manns but it has also disturbed the flow of customers into businesses along that same Section of the businesses that have been immediately affected Are those located directly around the such As Bedford Friendship Bedford group farm equipment and Ridge Tony Bedford Chrysler general said he has seen a significant drop in sales since the construction it has definitely had a negative affect on the he the traffic int com ing through and were not get Ting the opportunities any june is usually always a terrific month for on Page 5 photo construction is under Way for a temporary Bridge at with construction expected to be Complete in 30 at that traffic will be Able to use the Tempo Rary Bridge to travel on route 30 while a new Bridge is being Weber Lane traffic rises by the Gazette staff when the Bridge on route 30 at Wolfsburg was torn Penn Dot placed its Detour on route 56 and because its rules dont allow official detours on any but state local know the quickest Way around the Bridge is to use Weber the township Road through the Bedford Industrial several years the Long haul garbage trucks using landfills in Somerset county and hauling from As far As new re were taking a Short Cut from the Turnpike inter change through the Industrial the Bedford township supervisors said the result was dangerous to motorists and causing extensive Road there also were such As Low car that got their undercarriage caught trying to turn North on route 220 from Weber and the fear that a southbound truck making a right onto Weber Lane could have its Load shift and the Rig the supervisors posted the Road no truck traffic except local this past a Gazette count of traffic on Weber Lane found Only a Hal dozen and they belonged to local from utilities to Oil but there was lots of Between and 141 vehicles used Weber Lane westbound and 93 used it burglars ransack six mile fire Hall Gazette Price Makenzie Douglas straddles one of the approximately 100 meter posts she is painting in downtown these the lamp posts and the traffic signal posts and arms will soon be the same Hunter main Street getting fix up by the Gazette staff Makenzie a 2005 graduate of Northern Bedford High smiles As she applied Hunter Green paint to a meter Post in the downtown this had a lot More posts to her work was just one of the improvements taking place in a bigger project on main Street is coming next since the end of her College classes at Allegany College of Maryland three weeks Douglas has been performing Community service in the Everett beginning with a trash pickup detail around the Borough and continuing with continued on Page 5 by the Gazette staff burglars apparently in search of Cash found none but trashed the offices and Kitchen of the six mile run fire ruining a fundraising dinner As Well As doors and its a crime against the com we just take care of the said fire chief Tim Hin ish on while fire company members were still trying to put the offices Back the office area apparently was entered by breaking through an engine room door Between 1 and Hinish said the ambulance Crews had a run at 1 and All was Well they discovered the breaking when they arrived for another ambulance run at Hinish said the fire company had a tool raffle on and the burglars May have Fig ured there was Money from the raffle tickets in the we never leave Money like that Hinish he referred to the burglars As they because he figures it took two people to overturn the which they chopped into using a fire the Safe contained Noth ing but on Page 6 papers such As deeds and insurance the burglars also destroyed the office file weve accounted for All those so there were no breaches of con Hinish in the the burglars found preparations for a Turkey and Ham dinner on fathers Day for As Many As 400 to 500 peo they spilled things and left the refrigerator doors open so the food instead of serving dinners on the fire company was cleaning up and throwing away spoiled the burglars also ransacked a storage room that contained soda and supplies such As Chance they ignored trying to break into vending there was no damage reported to firefighting Hinish said the fire company estimated it lost alone on the and the destruction of file cabinets and the Safe brings the estimated loss to about we want the Public to know someone talking might be the Only Way to solve Hinish state police Are investigating but have provided no information so Hinish said the fire company has but whenever theres a the company worries about rising he said the possibility of alarm systems also will be but again there is the question of Cost and How Best to protect the where the most valuable possessions Arent Money but the fire engines and photo mile run fire the floor of the six mile run fire Hall was found littered with papers and other plus the insulation that flowed out of an old Safe after burglars took a fire a to it Early they destroyed the Safe but found no Money in the burglars also destroyed doors and file and left the refrigerator doors in the fire Hall Kitchen spoiling a fundraising

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