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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - November 13, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Combined with the Everett Republican is Abl she 1812 175th year 13 november 1987 uses 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents county May fund 56 traffic Light the county commissioners have agreed to allocate funding All of it if necessary to get the pleasant Ville stoplight Back in Borough officials and representatives of creative Pultr ustious and exact level attended tuesdays commissioners meeting again to hear what the county decided about a funding the commissioners also received a letter from the West Clair township super visors in support of getting the Light blinking since 1982 Back in full the stoplight and installation of a Flasher at the West end of the Borough to warn of the upcoming will Cost approximately that More than the Borough can commissioners chairman Joe Clapper said inquiries were made to Penn Dot since the proposal was first brought to the but that Penn Dot had turned Down a request that it provide the he said the District office would Only provide these if they were a Road construction in the same Blair has several temporary flashers in but they would not be moved to Clapper said the commissioners first thought was to allocate about to the said that if the Borough would be willing to pay maintenance and elec tric that could be at the county pays elec tric costs for a Flasher on route 30 West of the Flasher warns trucks about the Long Moun Tain and a mandatory Somerset county pays the electric charge for one Flasher at the top of the Mountain because it is in that Penn Dot provided the Pleasantville mayor Emerson Bowser indicated the Borough could Bear the maintenance electric representatives of the two industries in the Pleasantville Industrial who want the lights reactivated because their workers must pull onto route 56 from were asked about contributing to the but they indicated they did not feel the plants should support the Clapper said the commissioners would try one More time to get state funding for the if that the county would budget from liquid fuel although there Are a number of Bridge projects upcoming that will require substantial a stoplight May be eligible for direct liquid fuel funds they come from the Gas tax and must be used for Road or Bridge projects but if the Money May be allocated to the Borough for a stat approved Street which in turn would free Borough funds for the normally does not expend that much for Street maintenance in a county jobless but at 15year Low by Terry Kanari staff writer despite a slight increase since Bedford county posted its lowest september jobless rate in 15 figures released Friday by the Johnstown Headquarters of the of fice of employment Security show Bedford county had a jobless that is up percent from in about people were leaving coun trans unemployed the labor Force stood at figures released by the Oes Are not exact and Are rounded to the nearest the last time Bedford county posted a september jobless rate of percent was in Debbie labor Market analyst with attributed the slight local increase in unemployment to a larger drop in jobs com pared to the labor in the number of people working in Bedford county dropped by compared to a decline of 300 in the labor during unemployment stood at with county residents listed As the labor Force stood at Nicholson said the local loss of jobs was very typical of the and happened primarily in the recreational sector which is tied with the tourism the drop in the labor Force was mainly due to the reopening of she during there were jobs not necessarily full time or held by county residents listed within Bedford that was an a local resident was heard to remark wednesday that he was sorry it want to sex he said we could be looking at the last snows of the not the first one that came Way too scraping cleaning Snow from cars and bundling up were the order of the Day tuesday and and walking or Riding in a sled were probably the safest modes of above Karon Ritchey gave Megan Huston a sled ride through the alleys of bed there is a Promise of Clearing and warmer also some rain on of weather that has swept the county in Little More than a week is there were 70ish hard smoke and the White county native created savings plan by Linda Williams staff writer in a native of Bedford coun Ted attracted National at Tention when he created and gained irs approval for the first 401 k saving plan in the a 1959 graduate of Chestnut Ridge High is vice president of Johnson a compensation and Benefit firm located in Northeast of a compensation and Benefit firm is one which designs Benefit plans for employers to make a Job attractive for it is often the fringe benefits which attract the Best people to the Benna sex Benna is Quick to Point out that his discovery of the 401 k idea on a quiet sunday afternoon in september of did not make him instantly there Are still Many people who never heard of a retirement plan and dont know what you Are talking about if you mention Benna its just not something that people sit around and the discovery did gain him recognition in economic circles and his idea was so successful that it was written about in such prestigious publications As Cash the Philadelphia the Wall Street nations and Many House papers of Large its my business to look for at Tractive Benna and while i want exactly looking for a new retirement plan Back in was and am always aware of sear Ching for better while he is known in his peer circles As the Grandfather of 401 he had no Protection in keeping the idea within his own com it was immediately picked up by other Benefit he estimates that perhaps businesses and corporations in the United states have bought the plan from Johnson we Deal mostly with Large he the plan is just As attractive to the Small employer because even a company which has no pension plan Tor on Page 5 plan benefits employer the plan which Ted Benna stumbled upon in september of 1980 while researching the internal Revenue code was always it just haunt been recognized Benna the discovery was made two years after Congress had passed the 1978 Revenue act which permitted the establishment of tax qualified Cash or deferred Benna realized immediately that the for the Section of the tax Cade under which it is allowed would surpass the benefits of Ira retirement plans and would be of Benefit to both the employer and the an example of the Benna plan goes like this a worker earning authorizes a contribution equal to 5 percent of the employees taxable income will be reduced by for Federal in come tax but less taxes will be so the actual reduction in Tate Home pay will be less than for the Cash deferral plan offers several possible Adan according to first is a savings in payroll for every Dollar a worker puts into the savings the company saves perhaps a dime in payroll social Securi unemployment insurance and Workman Benna for a company that agrees to put in 25 cents for each Dollar that a worker puts in a retirement account pro Bably would end up paying about one percent of payroll for the a relatively Small amount for a retire ment plan and a percentage that would be stable Over Benna says his biggest problem with his initial 401 k retirement plan was Selling it it looked too Good to he it was Felt that the plan might be based on a loophole that the Treasury would plug when it figured on Page 5 increase of 200 compared to about 100 new jobs were created in and another 100 were gained in the state and local government looking Nicholson painted a Bright economic picture for bed Ford with no drastic hike in the jobless we see that much of a she Nicholson projected the county May see a decline in seasonal but gains will be noted in the wholesale retail the Job Market in Bedford county is proving to be better than it has been in the past few Nicholson much of that is due to a nationwide economic she adding Bedford county is in Good a comparison Between the latest unemployment statistics and those of the same time period last year shows a significant in september of Bedford county listed an percent jobless rate despite a smaller labor there were fewer people working at that on Page 5 election results Are disappointment to county republicans by Terry Kanari staff writer Bedford county republicans Are unhappy with the outcome of last weeks but Arent panicking Over the democrats Strong showing that gave them control Over two county offices previously held by Jerry county Republican termed the 3 elec Tion results although the gop regained control of the county commissioners of the party lost two Row offices to the Glenora Faupel out polled David Clapper Donley Logue Defeated Thomas considering the republicans enjoyed an Edge of registered it want a Good showing at Yoder despite that the chairman was unsure what caused the poor show he flatly denied Lack of qualifications among Republican candidates had anything to do with and blasted a recent Gazette editorial on that the editorial suggested the republicans lost because they didst have qualified candidates on the Yoder he was convinced that is in Many election winners Are people who Are perceived to be the not necessarily who Are the he sex Yoder strongly believed several Republican candidates lost last week because of he was con Vinced the gop presented voters with a slate of candidates who met All the specs As far As being Able to be on the ballot some to a greater some to a lesser a major reason Why some democrats out polled Republican candidates was because they were perceived As being better i know it int Yoder asked to give an Yoder said he believed Ling had All the qualifications and experience needed to be elected District the problem Ling Yoder was that he was perceived to be not As aggressive As his democratic in the prothonotary Yoder acknowledged Faupel May have had better knowledge than Clapper in preparing court she had Little knowledge in other areas pertain ing to the especially an Evi Dent Lack of managerial he Yoder charged some democratic candidates were Able to hide obvious character flaws from the and criticized the Media for not he declined to elaborate on the when asked Why the gop didst address that problem before the Yoder said the party opposed any mudslinging and i dont Start despite the discomforting election Yoder expressed Little worry about the goes future strength and role As the majority party in Bedford we gained one we lost two that not too he looking Back to the election Yoder said there was a lesson to be the gop can no longer afford to wait to the last minute before selecting possible candidates for the he noting Early recruitment of qualified candidates must become a priority because its hard to get Good people involved in the political process and office since More voters Are More candidate oriented and because Bedford county is not the agrarian county As it used to Yoder Felt the gop must begin working harder to win future elec we should be looking ahead to the next election right he this one election is he but we will get ready for the next Stewart first woman to hold county Post top Benna a statement in wednesdays Gazette noted that Glenora Faupel is the first woman in Bedford county to be elected to a Row the history is Ella Stewart of Bedford was elected to the office of Register and recorder in Stewart was first appointed to the office following the death of William mock who took the office of Register and recorder in mock was killed when he was struck by a car on Stewart was later appointed to fill his unexpired term of although she was 48yearsold at the there is Little information available As to what Stewart did prior to accepting the Register and recorder she was elected to the same Posi Tion in and making her the person to hold this office for the longest period of time in this John Jordan who was appointed to the Bedford county bar association in remembers that she was a she and her lived in an apartment on Thomas Jordan says they were both very quiet and very proud i cant remember for Jor Dan but i would assume that both Sisters worked As secretaries somewhere around the Jordan also notes that there was not a lot of work for the office of Register and recorder to do in those Days and that is probably Why Little mention is made of Stewart in news articles around that the Grace was appointed As first Deputy in the Register and recorders office to assist Stewart was Defeated in 1936 by Clarence this was the same year that Harry Ritchey of Loysburg took office As pro Mary wife of Clarence and Mary wife of were both later appointed to fill their husbands unexpired local courthouse rumours indicate that Stewart often bragged that she never made a a few did reveal themselves in later according to her Ella Stewart died on March at the age of her death occurred after 15 Days As a patient in the memorial Hospital of Bedford county for a broken
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