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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 6, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Of Ramirer combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 175th year 12 november 1987 uses 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents Ebersole but dems gain two county commissioner candidates Joe Clapper and Dick Rice r Exchange greetings tuesday morning in new the Day ended with Rice winning the com missioners Clapper was voted Hess votes against wage hike by Terry Kanari staff writer Harrisburg Dick voted against a minimum wage increase that was approved in the state feel ing it would Hurt the local and statewide the Bill passed tuesday by a 11380 it Calls for a gradual increase of the present minimum wage from to per hour by if passed by the the first hike would take effect this from to and would go up to one year Hess said wednesday he voted against the increase because he feels it is a nationwide Issue which ought to be decided by its a Federal not a state by state he Pennsylvania take the if the state decides to go ahead with the in absence of a nation wide minimum wage Hess was convinced Pennsylvania would be put at an economic disadvantage in relation to Many other states Lack ing such a few other states have a higher an increase wont Spur economic Hess a hike will discourage companies from locating in and is Likely to deter meaning fewer asked if a minimum wage hike would Hurt the local Hess i think it he predicted Many local factories and businesses May reconsider expansion and location Here due to projected higher wage Hess noted a hike is counterproductive at this Point in time from a local adding local businesses dont need this additional he Felt the proposal ought to have been delayed in committee until on Page 8 Max Norris Glenora Faupel Jack Geisel Donley Logue Bun Clark Ada Clark the republicans reclaimed the Bedford county commissioners of fice but the democrats added District attorney and prothonotary to their column among the county in unofficial Dick Rice topped the commissioners race with Kim on a first run for county was elected with Gary Ebersole won his third term As democratic commissioner with commissioners chairman Joseph Clapper finished with the closest race of the evening was Between incumbent Republican a Tom Ling and his democratic Public defender Donley the race could have gone either Way and was not decided until the final precinct was it was Logue Ling just 81 votes and a fraction of a percentage it was Lings first attempt at elected being in a two year appointed position at Logue had run for judge in and clearly up on a More aggressive Campaign this Glenora Faupel was another win Ner As a firs time she took the prothonotary clerk of courts seat for the and became the first woman elected to a county Row her vote Over David Clapper was to Faupel took slim leads in the Early returns and built steadily on the the race for sheriff was considered by some to be a possible close but Democrat Max Norris turned in the largest margin of Vic tory in county offices Over Jim Norris had 67 percent of the vote with a tally of to another race that proved less close than predictions was for Cor with Republican Jack Geisel his office by to Bob Carsons Republican incumbent who won easily was treasurer Bun tallying votes to Dean Weyantsr incumbent auditors Colleen Kite and Betty Diehl were returned to of and they will be joined by Republican Ada Clark who was run Ning for the open Republican Hite led with votes she was followed by Clark with Diehl and Democrat Patty Stahlman on Page 8 1 Kim Coon Gary Ebersole commissioners pledge restraint by Terry Kanari staff writer newly elected Bedford county commissioners Dick Rice and Kim Coon expressed gratitude for their victories and pledged to Lead the county into a fiscally con but incumbent Gary Ebersole was pleased with his and pledged to cooperate with Rice and i feel i feel very Humble Rice said following notification that he had amassed the largest number of votes among the can the Republican said his Victory was a sign of a Strong party in bed Ford its not my he commented from the Republican election Headquarters at the coach room restaurant in its the party he attributed his win to Many Peoples work and support during his and pledged that he would not disappoint Rice said Bedford county voters chose the Republican team for county commissioners because they were looking for some new leadership in the and they were looking for the Republican party to furnish that a new Enterprise Dairy pledged he will be an Active commissioner who will put the county before my own personal the newly elected commissioner said he intends to watch Over Large expenditures in the fiscal responsibility hinges on we want to have a reasonable conservative budget which still allows for he once in Rice said his first priority will be to look at the budget and see where we he pledged to seek opera Tion from All county offices once the budget process we can do so much More together than not working he a Saxton expressed Relief the election was Over and said he intends to begin preparing himself for his new i feel Good in received and quite anxious to get he its been a Busy Cam but Worth he Felt the Republican team was on Page 8 auditors sue commissioners for pay the Bedford county auditors have filed a lawsuit against the Bedford county asking the court to Force the commissioners to pay the auditors for their work from 11 through the end of the the complaint was filed tuesday by Altoona attorney Gregory Olsavick for auditors Betty Colleen Hite and Ona Nam ing As defendants commissioners Joe Jay Cessna and Gary the action stems from a dispute Over whether being a county auditor is a full time Job and whether the budgeted insufficient funds for the the commissioners budgeted for the auditors this year last their budget was and they spent the auditors contend their duties Are while the commissioners cite county code requirements that the auditors receive and verify accounts at the beginning of each they also compare be Fords auditors budget to Huntingdon which was last and which spent the auditors say that verifying the accounts takes More than a few Days per and respond to the com Parison by suggesting those counties May not be doing the auditing correctly or the auditors take a Dif Ferent View of the the auditors expended their budget in after having been warned in july that there was Only Par time funding left for the the auditors have remained on the Job they were last paid for three Days of work during the two week pay period that ended those three Days represented the last of their budgeted the auditors Are paid per six hour plus 20 cents per mile from their Homes to the suit a mandamus action that asks an elected official to per form a duty mandated by his office says that in order for the auditors to perform their duties and they have been required in prior years to work full time Dur ing the 12 months and anticipate they will need to work full time for the balance of to Back the auditors said they Are required to perform and conduct a system of monthly a these include 12 county of 38 tax collectors 16 accounts of other agencies and special including the District the commissioners have failed and and continue to the auditors continuing to work and the non discretionary nature of the defendants duty in this the auditors said they would be subject to criminal action if they did not per form their duties As they say Are required under the county code and various the lawsuit asks for the judgment commanding the commissioners to pay the claiming there Are no genuine issues As to material who is part of the firm of Krier and did not request a hearing on the it is unlikely the court would make a decision based on just the unless the court decides the complaint routinely would be scheduled for argument in the commissioners have 20 Days in which to respond to the the suit was filed tuesday morning but would not be served on the com missioners until stray Bullet wounds girl Everett a 15yearow girl was hit in the leg by an apparently stray Bullet Friday afternoon while walking on he Iane to the family farm in friends Laura daughter of and William Moon of Everett is recovering at Home this week following surgical removal of the Bullet monday at Bedford the Bedford High school Sophomore had just gotten off the school bus shortly before 4 and had gone perhaps 100 Yards Down the Long farm Lane when the incident of she said she heard a shot and a whistling noise and Felt the Bullet hit the calf of her left leg from the right she looked quickly around the adjoining Woods and but saw no Hunters or anyone it stung at then it really bled a and that did shake me she As she was making her Way to the closest she heard a second the neighbor took her to the Hospital emergency and phoned Home to Tell lauras Mother what had Laura said rays revealed the Bullet had struck a Bone and ricocheted at an Angle deep into her necessitating mondays the wound is still pretty but the teenager has a philosophical perspective on the whole it was just a Freak she i dont think it was intentional or i dont blame she also says she wont be apprehensive about walking Down the Lane again during Hunting its not Likely to happen the Moon family likes people to ask for permission to Hunt on their farm she but that Doest always especially up by the Road where the Accident took her dad is a and Laura herself enjoys Deer she did say she believes the Inci Dent will be in the Back of her mind and will make her More safety conscious than Ever when she car Ries her own Rifle into the Countryside for a Days the Hospital has reported the Inci Dent to the state game she As fall continues to Muke its on Bedford raking leaves is a coi Iunus Here Thomas Reiley left and Ryan Ilig Gius help Thomas Reiley right clean up his front Yard on East Watson Ryan didst seem to mind the and decided to have some fun at the same photo by Terry Kanari
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