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Bedford County Inquirer (Newspaper) - September 11, 1987, Bedford, Pennsylvania
Combined with the Everett Republican established 1812 175th year 4 september 1987 lips 0477 2000 single copy 35 cents report on local plane crash inconclusive the National transportation safety Board has not determined at this Point Why a single engine plane with four local men crashed near Bedford More than one year or who was flying the plane at the killed in the Accident were Glenn Bussard of owner of the plane Charles Griffiths and Scott both of bed and Andy Levar of formerly of the Nosb recently released a 131page report on its Accident in the report is one por Tion of the a tabs which is done in three stages fac Tual and probable the latest release was the factual Section of the it was completed in which was the deadline for investigators to turn Over their data to the but it was not released by the Independent Federal Agency until two weeks a tabs investigations normally become final 13 months after the a that deadline was but there was no information from the Agency regarding the final the factual report does not answer a number of questions about the a the information in the report does not Point to any particular cause for the plane being too in some portions of Bussard is referred to As the because he was the nor Mal Griffiths and May were qualified to Fly the and the investigators stated they did not know who was the Piloti command of the dual control All four occupants were thrown from the there appears to be some conflicts in the various sections of the report As to who it was believed was sitting in the pilots the investigators did decide from the twisting and leading Edge damage to the propeller that the Rockwell 114s engine was turning the propeller As the plane plunged through the the report states that it appears the plane was in level flight when it hit the top 10 feet of a 100foot Hickory tree on or just below the Summit of the Mountain Ridge West of Pensyl hollow the Landing gear did not appear to have been sex the flaps were up and the Landing lights were not turned according to the the plane was about two Miles from the bed Ford Airport and travelling Northwest to the four men had flown to that weekend for an miserable would be a Good description of the weekend and of weekend traffic on the turn this was the five Oclock Mon Day Rush As viewed from the Valley Road Bridge in Bedford the View is West toward the Bedford interchange at right is the descent East to a Turnpike police officer said about the traffic at i i cant believe with Many years work ing on the toll he said he had a first monday afternoon a Cou ple pulled off at the Everett bar Racks to ask about alternate roads we just want to get out of this travellers apparently waited and waited for bet Ter then gave up and headed Home late in the fog and causing such chaos As a two mile backlog of eastbound traffic on the Pike itself at As of 6 there had been Only two accidents Between the Allegheny Tunnel and fort exact level Breaks ground by David oilman staff writer Pleasantville to the cheers and applause of its and state and local officials looking exact level and tool company began a major expansion project thursday in the Pleasantville Industrial the addition to exacts present building will be the first in the county to receive tax Relief under the local economic revitalization tax assistance act we estimate that we will save Between and in county and township taxes Over the 5year life of the pro de vice president and general manager of exact the expansion project is another chapter in what is becoming an amazing Success in Brief remarks at a groundbreaking noted that it was just Over two years ago that exact level reopened its Plant doors after its total loss by fire in at that time company and officials from its Parent com the Hyde decided to rebuild its Plant in Pleasantville rather than abandon the when the decision to stay had been in promised that exact would reopen in the same contractor that built the present factory under an almost impossible Anderson of will construct the additions to the once again the contractor will be working on a tight the Hope for completion Date for the expansion project is years the announced expansion project consists of two additions a addition on the front of the building and a expansion to the rear of the the front Sec Tion will be used to store inventory of raw materials and finished while the additional space in the rear is slated to be used for production of the company building while exact will he expanding its present Ruth says it is looking to the addition of new pro we know that we make the Best wooden level in the he and we make More than All of our competitors the american consumer still prizes key factors of Quality and ser vice and thus Brand loyalty and in creased sales have Ruth also praised his Bill payer lie in the Wood production Tom Haberstroh in Bernie Mcdonald in purchasing and Bill Miller in pack ing and and the plants employees in the company Suc our Fine workforce is exact and we look Forward to facing future growth he when it started operations at the Pleasantville had 40 23 from its former Manns Choice location and 17 who came from the no closed new Jersey the building tools manufacturer now employs 100 peo ple and is working two we Are operating close to strangulation Ruth with the he estimates the company will add 15 to 25 new employees Over the course of exact level will be the first com Pany in the county to Benefit from its expansion plans were contingent upon the approval of a Lerta Resolution by the Chestnut Ridge school last the Hoard approved the Resolution granting tax Relief on new plants or commercial buildings or expansions Over the five year period of the Lerta for a company to take advantage of Lerta provisions All three tax ing bodies municipal and school District must pass the Bedford county commissioners passed the ordinance a year and West Clair township supervisors were Quick to when Ridge became the first school District to formally adopt a Lerta Ruth said exact would be applying for a building permit within nine Days Donald the last employee hired by exact dug a ceremonial Spade of Earth to begin the building also participating in the ceremony were county commissioners Joseph Clapper and Gary state representative pick Chestnut Ridge school superintendent John Christine Pavis from state Robert Jubelirer Secretary of the Bedford county Industrial development authority Joseph Pleasantville mayor Emerson Bowser and creative Pul Trusios vice president Barry Ressler Hess noted that the company expansion project Means More on Page 8 air they left Oshkosh at approximately sunday hundreds of other planes took off from the show that same the local flyers did not file a flight from the presence of life jackets in the investigators surmised the plane had flown across Lake one portion of the Nosb report says the Vincent mar checked with Cleveland and Cincinnati air traffic control centers and they reported no Contact with the in other a con tact with Cleveland Center is the Center told the Pilot the altimeter setting for Altoona Blair county the nearest Airport with a Reading available at that time of was the Center said the plane was about 10 Miles from Bedford at that the investigators noted that they did not know if the Pilot had entered the altimeter in the the investigators found the altimeter pressure setting at and the Altitude above sea level at altimeters work on barometric which is greater at sea level than at higher so adjustments Are made in weather also effect barometric on Page 8 local tourism season Good by Terry Kanari staff writer Bedford county had a healthy tourism season this summer with an increase in the number of according to a local tourism promo Tion Wendy executive director of the Bedford county tourism promo Tion association estimated the number of visitors to Bedford county this summer increased bet Ween 1015 percent Over last she mainly based her figures on the number of people visiting and contacting the tourism Center in bed Ford to inquire about this years tourism season started earlier compared to previous Cox a lot of people were travelling Early in Many older tourists arrived in bed Ford county during rather than after labor Day when Motel prices traditionally Cox bus Tours also increased this sum most of them consisting of one Day trips instead of overnight signs of increased tourism also in clude a dramatic Rise in phone in quiries and requests for brochures through the Cox estimated such inquiries at the tourism information Center in Bedford to have jumped More than 75 percent Over last there Are several reasons Why Bedford county enjoyed a healthy tourism season this accor Ding to one important Factor is an intensive advertising Campaign which the spa started last the spa bought ads in magazines and newspapers to promote Bedford county As an attractive vacation Cox areas specifically targeted for advertising were Pitt Washington Maryland and parts of the spa also advertised in brochures available at aaa and tourist information although advertising started before last years tourism the results Are beginning to show this the reason is mainly due to repeat Cox peo ple in Urban areas Are heavily bombarded by tourism related Advertis and repeat advertising often is a must to have any kind of but what does Bedford county have to offer to potential tourists theres something for Cox quickly Bedford county offers a Scenic Beauty and she old Bedford Village is the number one drawing Many tourists who came to the county this summer also seemed to be interested in doing family Cox a lot were interested in shopping around for anti Many people also value the sate environment of the Cox con you can walk the streets of Bedford at she theres no Hustle and Bustle of the big business expansions at the bed Ford Turnpike interchange has also had a positive Impact on Cox she cited the newly opened Burger King the Arena restaurants expansion and expansions of Gas stations As remodelling of several other businesses is also another by enlarging it the you can take care of More Cox adding no one likes further longer opening hours by Many interchange businesses have been it want Long ago when few restaurants stayed open after 10 Cox despite the Good the spa wants to change tourists viewpoint of Bedford the spa wants to promote the county As a vacation rather than As a place to Stop Enro Ute to another Cox would like to Pur Suade More people to stay rather than making Short Bedford county has the potential becoming a destination some place for people to come and Cox regardless whether the stay is tourism or business Cox predicted next years tourism season will be More asked she listed the following reasons be Fords Public Square project is going to add to the Community and attract More the Square will be something we can be proud of next recent completion of Resur facing old route 220 Between bed Ford and the interchange will pro vide motorists with an excellent Road into including several National is expected to pay spa will attend 18 travel shows to promote Bedford county before next Cox stressed the main goal is to sell the county As a without favouritism to any particular Cox praised area businesses for their really great cooperation in tourism promotion we All know we really need each and Bedford county needs its tourism Industry for economic according to the state com Merce tourists spent Over million on lodging related expenses alone in businesses say season better area attractions and motels surveyed by the Gazette reported business this summer was the same or better this year compared to the same time last that was not True with several area who suffered a decline in John director of tourism at old Bedford reported summer attendance has increased by More than visitors so he attributed much of that to additional special events in the villages sum Mer an example of such an event which attracted a Large attendance was a gospel festival held on the festival helped make August a Bennett were hoping the antique show 1920 will do the same for the Village is holding its annual Pioneer pays this in addition to special Ben Nett stressed marketing As another major Factor for increased Atten Jim the villages director of has been travelling across the nation to sell the Village As a tourism according to while promoting the Meadows also markets the Bedford area As a in on Page a
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