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Franklin News Herald (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Franklin, Pennsylvania County scat newspaper Hest uni a a i Iii news Herald fair forecast on Page 2 106th year no. 31,927franklin, a. Monday december 13, 1982 25c newsstand Lone gunman hits Emlenton Bank a Lone gunman held up the Emlenton Branch of Northwest Bank this morning escaping with an undetermined amount of Money after firing a shot. Police have a suspect in custody but his identity could not be obtained Early this afternoon. Details were still sketchy in the Case but state police and officials from the Federal Bureau of investigation were called in to investigate. Investigators were still on the scene at press time today. No injuries were reported in the Holdup although one shot was fired into the Wall behind a Teller line. The weapon was apparently a Rifle. The incident occurred at approximately 10 45 a m. According to reports the White male suspect entered the Bank wearing a red ski mask and red Hunting coat. From a description Given by witnesses it is believed the Man May have been wearing a suit under the coat. Witnesses also told police the suspect fled from the scene in a White Ford Mustang ii with Pennsylvania registration plates heading West on route 38. The gunman was apparently alone in the car. Officers quickly responded to the robbery Call and were apparently Able to capture a suspect shortly after the incident. An official with Northwest Bank would not say How Many people were in the Bank at the time of the incident and would not give out any additional details. John Rupert was identified As the manager of the Bank Branch. But other Bank officials were Given the duty of releasing the few details. The office of District Justice Walter s. Turk in Emlenton was also contacted but a spokesperson there refused to give out any details in the Case. Any suspect apprehended in the Case would have to be taken to turks office to be arraigned. Fire destroys Pinegrove Nome a Pinegrove township Home and its contents were destroyed by a fire of undetermined origin last night. A double wide modular Home located on old route 157, two Miles West of Venus owned and occupied by mrs. Howard Strain was destroyed in the Early evening Blaze according to Pinegrove firemen. All of the structures contents were also burned. Raymond Schwab Pinegrove township Volunteer fire department assistant chief reports his department received a Call from mrs. Strain around 6 . That her Home was burning. Mrs. Polish officials will ease martial Law Warsaw Poland a the government today asked parliament to ratify its decision to suspend most of the martial Law restrictions imposed exactly one year ago and a press spokesman indicated the easing of military Rule would begin dec. 31. Solidarity a foreign Branch in Brussels charged the move was Only the . Reaction was Cool and indicated the Reagan administration was not ready to lift its economic sanctions against Poland. Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski the Premier communist party chief and head of the ruling military Council warned the regime would not tolerate any social unrest after martial Law is eased a and that the Council would retain some of its sweeping Powers to control workplaces and Public life. Strain reportedly called from her Home where she lived alone and then exited the Structure unharmed. When firemen arrived they found the Structure was totally engulfed in flames. The spent Over three hours at the scene but the fire had too great a head Start for them to be Able to Salvage anything. Thirty five firemen from Pinegrove and Washington township battled the Blaze for Over three hours. A it was so hot you even get near it a Schwab revealed. Firemen Are Uncertain what caused the Blaze which destroyed the single Story Structure but they do not suspect arson at this time. An investigation is continuing. Mrs. Strain is expected to stay with relatives in the area for the time being. Dow Jones up 2.02 Early afternoon quotations from Butler Wick amp co . 13v Continental group 34v Gen. Pub. Utilities 7 Manville 9% Joy 23 hoppers 16% Nat. Fuel 32v Penn traffic 16v Pennzoil 33% Quaker state 14% Witco 26v volume 30,-310,000. 7th Street station out of service Franklin s 7th Street pump station has suffered yet another setback and is once again out of service. The station has suffered a series of accidents and outages in recent months one lasting Over two months and costing Over $20,000 to repair. The latest v a brighter Side Hamilton Ontario a Kevin Stolman had a Little Surprise for the rest of the All boy chorus in the musical Kevin is really Karen and she had been passing herself off As a boy for two months of rehearsals. Karen to maintained the ruse among the 14 boys until Friday when her father or. Lewis Stolman finally told director Peter Mandia. A my immediate reaction was i think that a great a Mandia said. A it takes a remarkable actress to have fooled us All for the last two Karen will remain a member of the cast playing a pickpocket in the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens novel a Oliver Stolman said he and his wife did no to discourage their daughter from trying out since she Felt she could do the Job As Well As a boy. Her hair was already Short but her pierced ears had to be camouflaged with makeup. There were also a few close Calls during costume fitting sessions and awkward moments waiting to use the washroom but everyone agreed Karen had fooled them. Problem cropped up last thursday and the station has been out of service since then. Conrad Spence assistant City Engineer revealed this morning a problem in a Telephone line is responsible for this latest outage. Spence explained a Telephone line system connects various parts of the City water system. A gauge connected to a phone line running to the Barretts Flats water Plant controls the Start up and stopping of the 7th Street station. When the Plant receives a signal through another phone line that the Moreland drive water tank is filled a signal is sent to the 7th Street pump station to Stop pumping. When the tank is Low the signal goes out to resume pumping. The 7th Street station pumps water up the Hill to the Moreland drive tank. The phone line running from again the phone company office on Elk Street to the Barretts Flats Plant is now inoperable making it impossible to run the pump station. This problem is strictly in the phone lines and is unrelated to the numerous other problems at the pump station in recent months Spence emphasizes. General Telephone Crews Are attempting to Correct the problem today and Spence is hopeful the pump station will be working again this evening. The pump station has been a major cause of concern with the City a general authority for several months because of the expensive breakdowns the underground facility has suffered and also because of alleged safety hazards at the station. The authority is expected to discuss a plan to upgrade the plants efficiency and safety at its regular meeting tomorrow night. A is that real Robbie of polka Center examines the whiskers of Sneezy one of the seven dwarfs alias his aunt Bonnie of polka. His Mother Tammy looks on As Robbie holds on. The ladies were members of the Christmas on Parade program at the sixth annual luncheon with Santa held saturday at the Franklin club. Additional photos Are on Page to. Grandview proceeds Transfer with plans while Grandview convalescent Home in Franklin proceeds with plans for the Sale of the facility to Franklin Hospital it was emphasized today that the Hope is to make the Transfer with As Little upheaval to the residents and their families As possible. The Hospital Hopes to Start utilizing one Wing of the facility by March but it will be at least August 1983 before Grandview is finally closed As a Long term bed facility. Joseph Harrington manager of the Home for Grandview noted that his company which is in the process of liquidating its convalescent Home units is in a Middle position on the changeover but is doing everything possible to provide for a smooth transition. The ultimate goal he noted is to get the Long term Beds Back in Franklin and this has been one i the hospitals stipulations concerning the Purchase. Northern medical services which is purchasing the other Grandview units is being charged with the responsibility of erecting a new facility in Franklin for residents of this area in the meantime plans Are moving ahead for erection of an addition to the Grandview unit in Oil City and the contractor has said that All or part of the facility can be ready for occupancy in nine months. It is expected that Many of the residents at the local Home will be moved there at least for an interim period while units Are being constructed in Franklin. Harrington noted that All the details Are expected to be worked out for a final signing of an agreement Between the Hospital and Grandview by the end of the year and that his company expects to liquidate its interest Council to discuss budget tonight Franklin City Council will hold a workshop session at 7 . Today at City Hall to discuss the controversial 1983 general fund budget. The City has tentatively adopted a $2.4 million general fund budget for 1983 which includes a three Mill increase in real estate taxes. That package has not been finally adopted however and has come under fire from a number of citizens. The citizens Are concerned City employees Are being Given salary increases and that a tax hike is being requested to fund these in creases. City manager William Buchanan said this morning tonight a session will be used to discuss potential cuts in expenditures and the effects such cuts would have on City services. No action can be taken at tonight a session but the workshop is open to the Public. Councils next regular meeting is dec. 20. Final action on the budget could be taken at that time and must be taken by the end of the year. In the building by october 1983. Currently there Are Only la Beds in use in the Wing which the Hospital wants to Start using in March. It is expected that it will be ready by that time through the Normal rate of discharge and the ability to move residents from one Section to another. The closing of Grandview will leave Franklin with Only one nursing Home facility Venango Manor the county run Home at Sugarcreek. Currently the Hospital and Grandview Are both assisting Northern medical on work toward acquiring an option on a possible site for a new unit. You la find orphan Bridges abandoned Bridges once the property of railroads Are becoming an increasing danger across the . Page 9. Missile protest thousands of protesters ring a . Air Force base in England to oppose plans to base cruise missiles there. Page 19. New accounts new High interest savings and checking accounts make their debut in various financial institutions this week. Page 21. Index storm pounds East coast by Dean Fosdick associated press writer frigid weather moved into the Eastern Seaboard today and memories of last weeks record High temperatures were buried under As much As a foot of Snow from North Carolina to Maine. The seasons first major snowstorm moved out to sea sunday after clogging roads closing airports and causing scattered Power outages. The weekend storm spread a Broad Swath of sleet and Snow from Northern Mississippi to new England. At least eight deaths were blamed on icy roads including five people in Ohio on saturday and two in Virginia and one in Tennessee on sunday. Schools were closed today in four counties in Maryland and three districts in Delaware. Schools delayed classes for up to two hours in a dozen Maryland counties. Temperatures tumbled to record or near record lows today across much of the East. The Mercury fell Well below Zero from upstate new York into Eastern Maine. About 500 tourists were stranded sunday night on Nantucket Island 30 Miles off the Massachusetts Mainland where 12 inches of Snow closed the islands Airport and halted ferry service. High winds and Gale warnings also closed ferry service at three locations on North Carolinas outer Banks. Five members of a sunken Rockland Maine fishing vessel were rescued from their life raft sunday by another boat in seas driven by 40 Mph winds 90 Miles off Chatham mass. Dispatchers sent 1,200 pieces of Snow removal equipment onto highways in Massachusetts while 2,500 men were called in to operate More than 360 Snow lows and 290 Salt spreaders in new York City at a Cost of about $700,000. More than 125,000 Utility customers were without Power sunday after the storm moved through Virginia. Red Cross officials in Richmond said they were opening two schools As emergency shelters for those left without Light or heat because of the blackouts. Outages in Richmond resulted in a Holiday Bonus for the salvation army when the National guard donated about too meals including 50 pounds of steaks said sgt. James Boykin. Because the meat milk butter bread and vegetables be cooked or refrigerated the perishable food was Given away he said. Heavy Snow falling at the rate of 4 inches an hour in the Washington suburbs plastered the nations capital and the cities of Baltimore Philadelphia and Providence r.i., although areas further Inland were spared deep accumulations. At least to inches of Snow fell at Dulles International Airport outside of Washington and Philadelphia International Airport was closed for several hours. Comics. .22 editorial. .4 financial. .21 Grove City. .9 Hospital. .28 of City. .12,13,14 sports. .15,16,17 television. .23 women a news. .10,11 deaths Clarence e. Allen 1434 Thompson Road mrs. Carole j. Heller 1019 w. Third St., of City Nicholas m. Nalepa Warren Ohio formerly of of City Charles l. Russel 10% Prospect St., of City Margaret e. Cummins Thompson Sacramento calif., formerly of of City George g. Winger 613 Egbert St. Notices on Page 24 evening thought beware of a enterprises that require new dial a prayer�?432-5615 Al 4 j

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