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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - October 9, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania Combined fhe five ref Republican established 1812 175th year 8 october 1987 2000 single copy 35 cents county jobless rate at 13year Low by Terry Kanari staff writer Johnstown Bedford county posted its lowest unemployment in 13 years during the month of according to latest Bedford county had a percent rate of the Johnstown Headquarters of the of fice of employment Security reported there were county residents working out of a labor Force of that left workers according to Oes labor Market analyst Debbie the last time Bedford county had a percent jobless rate was in August of according to the compared to an additional 400 residents found employment in and out of Bedford during the labor Force stood at of which were that left persons percent figures released by the Oes Are not exact As they Are rounded to the nearest two major factors contributed to the improved labor accor Ding to one was the traditional seasonal economic upswing Felt locally during the summer Mon the was due to a brighter economic climate throughout the the total number of jobs within the county increased from in july to in All 100 new jobs were created in the service miscellaneous Nicholson the latest local Job figures show a significant improvement compared to the same time one year in August of despite a smaller labor unemployment stood at there were count ians 800 fewer than August of this the labor Force numbered peo ple 500 More than this August were looking Nicholson projected no major increase in unemployment except for expected Job losses in the service Industry and other seasonal employ ment sectors such As we May see a decline in the employment she but the economic status should remain pretty despite the recent bed Ford county climbed one spot in the list of counties with High a employ out of Pennsylvania 67 coun Bedford placed 25th it was 26th in july and 31st during Greene county topped the list with per cent Snyder and Lebanon counties tied for last place with unemployment stood at percent during com pared to percent the jobless rate declined in All neighbouring in Blair reported a 6 per cent unemployment Down from percent Down from percent Down from percent Down from percent Somerset reported 7 Down from septembers local jobless statistics will be released on a portrait of Confounder Jennie Calhoun Baker has been placed above the fireplace mantel at the new Home of the Everett free where open House will be held during the week of 11 to Everett ready to dedicate Library Everett a rededication ceremony for the Everett free now located in the Jennie Calhoun Baker is planned for 2 in the auditorium at Everett High the Observance also includes open House at the new Library building All sunday from to monday through Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to and from 2 to the 30to 40minute rededication program has been scheduled at the High school to accommodate a larger the featured prominent educator and native John will give Brief there will be a slide show on the history of the Library and local peo ple who have played a prominent role in its development Over the including the Baker family and after the guests Are invited to attend a reception with punch and cookies at the High and to visit the new Library at the former gift 137 main the Community has been Active and generous in backing the Library since it began in said Charlotte member of the rededication the Bakers last november gave More than to Purchase and maintain the historic former Williams doubling the Library shelf since private organizations and businesses in the Man faces court for hit run fatal by Sharyn Maust associate editor a Van travelling along route 56 last May struck a but both men in the Van claim they do not remember it one of the 30year old Michael Malley of faced a preliminary hearing on charges that he was the Driver of the Van that hit David of new Paris re 1 on sunday May about mock died of head injuries May after a three hour District Justice Cyril Bingham ordered the Case bound Over for county Malley is charged with vehicular hit run involving injury or death and five sum Mary a computer technician with Wang and a co Charles of were identified As the occupants of the they and a dozen other Wang workers had spent that weekend River rafting at after a sunday afternoon Stop at the Home of valleys brother inlaw in the men started two witnesses Friday said the Van in question was travelling East on route 56 in an erratic weaving across the Center As far As the opposite berm several running onto the berm on its own Side of the Road and forcing at least three other vehicles off the one of the Richard col Eman of said the Van directly ahead of him on the Road made him nervous and he pulled fearing an behind him was Norval Stahl of a trucker hauling a Load of Coleman said he followed the weaving Van at about 48 Mph for a couple of Miles East of Stahl came upon Coleman car and the Van during that col Eman apparently pulled off in the Vicinity of the Chestnut Ridge High school to let the truck go then pulled out to follow Over the Knoll in front of the Ridge Middle Stahl said he saw the Van headed onto the South berm and thought it was going to hit what he thought were Stahl he saw a human body Fly through the on Page 8 Borough awards sewer contract by Bui Clark staff writer Bedford Borough Council on Mon Day approved the Preston Street sewer project and hired a new Par time police the Preston Street project was awarded to Ventre sons of the lowest of three bidders at Ventre has worked for the Borough water authority in the the replacement of 830 feet of is expected to be completed before Borough manager John Montgomery said the Cost of the project May reduced if the amount of Stone used to backfill the Trench can be Montgomery said that would de Pend on the Type of soil removed from the 10to 14foot deep we could save up to to if we can use half soil and half he the Cost of the Stone for the project is the Engineer ing firm for the estimated the project Cost at about at the recommendation of the police the Council hired Donna Riley of Bedford As a part time police effective in Shell be paid an according to the police con Riley has worked As a part time officer for Everett parking problems of two sorts also surfaced at mondays Harry Reffner of Cumberland Road brought a petition requesting the expansion of the no parking zone at the West Pitt Street and Cumberland Road Reffner told of motorists problems seeing from Cumberland Road commonly called county Home Road As they enter West Reffner Council that his wife had been injured in an Auto Accident at the trucks parked in the Vicinity have Cut Reffner the Peti Reffner was signed by 225 persons Cumberland Road business owners and on Page 8 this Young person thought so much of his scarecrow that it got the honoured place in the another scarecrow behind the woman got a piggyback As the Apple bins the cider jugs were the Apple cider making session at the fall foliage festival this weekend proved to be quite a popular attraction among festival festival scenes covered and old farm equipment paraded through the streets of downtown Bedford saturday during the first Day of the fall foliage the wagons and horses paused briefly on Penn Street to allow spectators a closer look at the Parade the Bedford county squares brought a country flavor to the fall foliage festival saturday afternoon with their Square dancing exhibit Here they do a Virginia an abundance of handmade crafts adorned tables along the Juliana Street area of Bedford As the annual fall foliage festival got under Way this festival visitors and vendors bundled up in heavier Coats to Ward off the Chilly

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