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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - March 11, 2005, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Sir admirer established 1812 192nd year 30 March 2005 uses 04772000 single copy 75 cents a Secretary expects environmental Battle to go on by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer the Battle Between Farmers and environmentalists Over whether municipalities should be allowed to pass Laws restricting livestock farming operations will heat up again later this agriculture Secretary Den Nis Wolff told members and guests of the Bedfor Blair crop management association tuesday that de Rendell is ready to submit his Agricula communities and Rural environment acre Initia Tive the state legislature before the end of the month to both the Rendell administration first introduced acre after the governor vetoed a House Bill late in 2003 that would have restricted municipalities from approving ordinances that limit farming in the administration Drew up a new proce Dure that would keep Farmers and townships out of the court Wolff outlined the Steps that local governments and mostly those with would use to resolve conflicts Over farming activities that cause foul odor and threaten Wolff said the matter will go to both Chambers of the state legislature before the end of the that been my life for the last 14 or 15 Wolff noting the priority Given to the measure by the admin the Pennsylvania association of township officials and Pennsylvania farm Bureau have voiced support of the spirit of the Rendell proposal but said they give it final approval until they see it in final Richard beef and crop Farmer in friends said Wolff presenta Tion at the banquet sounded what Hes suggesting is very similar to what the farm Bureau has been trying to achieve in the last several Strickland the Bill sets up a review process that the administration Hopes will eliminate court actions in favor of a process of dialogue and Nego Wolff the review process would address a Farmers Challenge to ordinances passed in recent mostly to thwart corporate ownership of if there is a Challenge to a township either the town ship or the Farmer could continued on Page 5 courthouse office burglarized by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Cash and checks were stolen from the Bedford county Reg office at the courthouse Early tuesday morning after a burglar went through an unlocked window and pried open a Faith Zembower said she haunt Tal lied the loss of checks and Cash or the amount of damage As of tuesday about 8 county maintenance director Dale Gates saw the window open and immediately checked the office and then alerted Dale came to my House and said he thought i should come in because there was a break Zembower its a very sick she standing near the burglary maintenance worker Scott Humphrey said he noticed at about a set of foot prints going to the he didst notice an open the perpetrator accessed the tall window at the South end of the which sits about five to six feet off the and then lifted the its not a typical courthouse Zembower when the burglar lifted up the he had to pry open two pairs of Metal shutters before entering the bus Burns on Turnpike a 12passenger minibus was engulfed in flames when Bedford Volunteer firefighters arrived at the North Midway service Plaza along the Pennsylvania Turnpike monday at Bedford and Everett fire departments answered the Call and were on the scene for about 40 after firefighters extinguished the a soldering Skeleton of a bus Bedford assistant fire chief Gary Cooper said the minibus was at a total but damage was con fined to the a nearby car May have sustained minor heat he at this time it is unknown How the fire started and who owns the Cooper said he believes the owner is from out of the and a family of five was travelling in the he noted that no one was injured in the lawyer guilty of driving drunk by Sharyn Maust Gazette associate editor a jury deliberated a half hour wednesday and found a Bedford county criminal defense lawyer guilty of drunk driving an offence that car Ries a minimum 90day jail Douglas who formerly was the Public defender and now is in private defense was arrested april after state police followed his vehicle approximately Miles Between bed Ford and he was arrested in the driveway of his and at a pm Bedford he twice refused to submit to a blood alcohol without a blood alcohol the charge entered on whether Goldhaber was inca Pable of driving safely the night of his the arrest is Goldhaber second one for drunk the offence carries a 90day to five year possible sentencing is scheduled for april the Daylong trial was presided Over by judge Michael George of Adams county and prosecuted by senior Deputy attorney general Janice mar the judge noted that he and Martino Gottshall were appointed to the Case to avoid potential conflicts of there were plenty of conflicts in the testimony Gold Haber and Pennsylvania state police Bradley Hershey gave on the stand the defense contended the issues involved whether there was a Bias against Goldhaber and whether the testimony was As in pretrial motions in the defense lawyer Don Ley Logue contended there was no reason for Hershey to Stop Goldhaber or arrest him for Drunken but the jury of six men and six women also found Gold Haber guilty of the offences that led to the drunk driving charge speeding on mile crossing the Center and fog lines of route 30 and Fol lowing too the incidents occurred after on Good Friday and there was heavy traffic on route according to Testi Hershey was responding to a burglar alarm at an Everett area business when he said he spotted the Green Ford explorer ahead of him travel ing at a Speed that seemed to exceed the 35 Mph posted in the route 30 construction of the stand Hershey told of clocking the explorer which was travelling in the Center Lane of route 30 when he saw it for of a mile at no less than 55 Logue asked Why Hershey haunt stopped the vehicle Hershey said he was still observing the vehicle and that there were some infractions As the two trav eled when the explorer came upon slower it travelled perhaps a half of a car length behind that he the apparently were not so severe that her Shey Felt they were endanger ing other i thought once the Driver got out of the construction maybe the driving would have gotten bet Hershey he also said that he did not know it was Goldhaber drive he typed the vehicle registration into his cars compute but had not received an answer by the time the two reached continued on Page 5 when he he turned the Safe on its Back and pried open a Safe about three inches his take was the Days about 25 to zem Bower and some the office int a typical office its really a the burglar tried to open the office or vault door to get to continued on Page 5 budget cuts May Impact Hospital by Danielle Hart Gazette staff writer for the state to balance its de Rendell has proposed million in cuts in the department of welfare with about Mil lion coming from medical and that could have a significant Impact on Pennsylvania such As a pm Bedford William a pm bed Ford memorial vice president of said a pm Bedford stands to lose in Fis Cal year that a major Impact on a Small Rural Hospital to Purchase new equipment and Render new he of the will be from special special monies Are tied to Dis proportionate Community Access and tobacco Settle ment which fund out patient general payments for the Hospital and rendering costs for there Are various areas that they Are cutting some very different from the Obert for in All my years in health which is a its never been linked to a performance Stan they Only want to give Spe Cial monies to financially frag Ile hospitals hospitals that Are losing he Contin the financially fragile hospitals Are defined As having a 1 percent operating margin or one percent is a very slim Obert adding that last year a pm Bedford memorial was at about a 2 percent operating if the budget and legislation goes Bedford wont get these on top of losing the special a pm Bedford memo rial could also lose continued on Page 5 supervisors approve hog farm expansion by Elizabeth Coyle Gazette staff writer Clearville expand ing hog farm received approval monday for land development plans that Call for an expanded Structure and another manure pit to accommodate the farms doubling in Southern Monroe the township supervisors approved a preliminary land design for wide awake wide awakes animal Popula Tion will grow from 150 to 336 sows with litters and from gestating sows to a manure management plans residents have objected to the expansion which they say endangers a nearby tributary of sideling Hill listed As an exceptional value Stream by the neighbors in previous meet Ings worried about doors As the operators of the Hostetter management of Camp must receive National pollutant discharge elimination system nodes permit before it can receive final plan approval from the supervisors chair Man Bryon Mearkle the farm wants to add a million gallon storage unit to the existing million gallon pit to contain nearly 5 million Gallons of manure and waste the animals will produce after and add on to two Large the 238acre farm is located on Jay Road lying in Monroe and a Small portion of Mann the state department of environmental Protection held a required nodes pub Lic hearing on the expansion in september of at last nights Resi dents asked whether the town ship could demand or ask for some reimbursement for the damage to Jay Road caused by the tractor trailers that use the Road to Stop at wide Thuc township cant demand Mearkle several years ago when Purina Mills owned continued on Page 5 grass fire season has arrived there May still be Snow on the ground and unseasonably cold but the grass fire season has the Windy weather conditions on monday carried burning debris onto dry which ignited a Field fire along stay or Road near the old cannae garage in West Providence the Everett fire company answered the fire Call at Everett fire chief Duahe Bowman firefighters were on the scene for three hours and 15 Breezewood and Bedford firefighters assisted the Everett fire there were no injuries at the pc j
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