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Franklin News Herald (Newspaper) - February 2, 1983, Franklin, Pennsylvania I the news Herald Franklin a. Wed., feb. 2, 83 a j Pool Oil Franklin Street department employees form a dam around Oil spine by the Tanker shot in Cherrytree township yesterday. The Crew contained and stopped a the Oil adjacent to Franklin service and Supply where the Tanker was eventually parked and also placed Sand and shot on Rocky Grove Avenue and Grant Street to soak a Oil spilled there. Reflects damage the front of the damaged Tanker can be seen above reflected in a Large Pool of the spilled fuel the Tanker is shown after it was parked at Franklin service and Supply. Accident results in suit damages in excess of 120,000 Are being sought in a Venango county lawsuit stemming from a nov. 2, Imi Auto Accident in Reno. Another lawsuit has been filed in the county prothonotary s office in connection with an alleged unpaid Floral Bill. The first suit lists Eckert plumbing company inc., Ai 2 Oak Grove St., Oil City As the plaintiff and Warren d. Albert of Emlenton re i and Venco trucking inc. Of Emlenton re 3 As the defendants. Attorney John a. Burkhiser is representing Eckert. According to the suit a 1976 settlement approved a settlement of 147.000 was approved by judge William e. Breene for injuries sustained by an infant girl in a july i 1979 Auto Accident in Warren county. Defendants in the Case were Nancy Hosack and Lawrence Hovis of Oil City. Under the terms of the settlement $20,412.38 will be set aside for Morya Mason daughter of rim c. And Linda Mason of Warren. Another $10,000 will be awarded to the parents. The masons attorneys in the Case Mark m. Ristau and Joseph Yoe him were awarded just under $18,000 for their services. Another $841 was Given to investigative services of Erie. A a Xiv xxx a a a a i we Cix amp a xxx i weather i j a rain tonight possibly x mixed with Snow. Low near 22. Occasional Light s Snow thursday bight in ii the Low 90s. Extended a bit Chilly x with partly Cloudy Airn a s Friday through sunday. A highs in the 2ta to Low is. G a lows mainly in the teens. A for next monday through a a Friday there will be More Jim wet weather As tempera a Tores return to the mild g Side. X a an owned by Eckert and being driven by employee David e. Rams was travelling North on Allegheny Avenue behind a 1979 International tractor Ira Lier Rig owned by Venco and operated by Albert. At that time the suit states the Rig made a left turn across the two southbound lanes but then proceeded to make a a turn across the Highway. The suit said rams stopped the Van but it was struck by the Rig because of the collision Eckert is claiming repairs in the amount of $5,752.94 Ami since the vehicle was out of commission for five months a loss of its use valued at $4,490.34. In one count of the suit Albert is listed As the defendant and in the second count Venco is named each count asks for damages in excess of $10,000. Another lawsuit was filed by window broken Franklin police Are investigating the breaking of a basement window at the Art Rodgers residence 1046 Chestnut St. The incident occurred yesterday afternoon. Attorney Quenno r. Torretti on behalf of Drayer florists and greenhouses of Reynoldsville. The defendant in the Case is Oakwood Rose gardens of Riverside drive Oil City. According to the Legal document Drayer supplied Oakwood with Floral goods and merchandise valued at $7,650.25. Of this $4,071.63 was reportedly paid. However Drayer claims not to have received a payment since May of Imi and the debt with interest has grown to $5,42$.3s. The firm is seeking this amount plus costs in the suit. Accident probed Franklin state police Art investigating an Accident which occurred at 10 20 . Jan. Is on or 60028 in Pinegrove township. In that incident an unidentified four wheel drive vehicle was travelling South when the drive Shaft on the vehicle broke. Part of the Shaft bounced of the Roadway and struck a parked 1972 Chevrolet truck owned by Glenn Ross of Oil City re 2. Damage to the truck was minor. Police Are treating the Accident As a hit and run. Brine treatment facility proposed by Richard Young new Herald staff writer Cabot Oil and Gas corporation recently requested a special exception to the Cranberry township toning ordinance to permit the possible construction of a brine treatment and discharge facility along the Allegheny River near the intersection of route 322 and deep hollow run Road. The facility takes Salty water that is produced when drilling for Oil and natural Gas and cleans it to meet standards of the department of environmental resources Der so it can be released into the River according to David Breitmayer a spokesman for Cabot Oil. But before operations can commence the project must be reviewed and approved by the Der to ensure the safety of the environment. Cabot Oil must Alto obtain two permits from the Der. For these reasons the project will also be reviewed by the zoning hearing Board of Cranberry township on feb. 21. A brine treatment facility is unique to the area and should be investigated said Dave Johnson code enforcement officer for Cranberry township. The proposed site for the facility is tabled As a Light Industrial area and the facility is considered a Light Industrial project. But since Cabot Oil must obtain permits from the Der and meet environmental safety regulations the Sonig Board according to Johnson placed the project under the special exceptions clause of the Light Industrial category. Therefore the Board will further investigate the proposal at the hearing. Businesses that Are permitted Cable firm City answers coaxial Cable has responded to the City a contesting of the $1 per month Hob rate hike by claiming the municipality has no Legal jurisdiction Over pay television rates. The City announced earlier Driver in fatal arraigned an Oil City Man was arraigned yesterday before District Justice Mary Nosko of Pleasantville on charges of homicide by vehicle and driving under the influence in connection with a fatal head on Accident on dec. 28 in Cherrytree from which a Pleasantville Man later died. Thomas m. Barclay 46, was arraigned and released on $5,000 Bond according to Nosko. Who said he was allo charged with meeting a vehicle proceeding in the opposite direction. Chester h. Goliard $7. Of Pleasantville re i died at the Titusville Hospital after the head on Accident along route 8 in Cherrytree. The Driver of his car his wife Alice was also transported to the Hospital but she was released last month. After being taken to the Hospital Barclay was later transported to Hamot medical Center in Erie. He was released last month. Investigating police said that both cars were demolished a preliminary bearing has been scheduled for feb. To at la . Plans scrapped Washington apr defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger says the Pentagon has dropped plans to order an additional to guided missile frigates because the 75 it has already ordered a will provide us with an adequate level through the end of the the Perry class frigates Are used for escorting convoys and for use in amphibious operations a report on the Reagan administrations defense plan submitted to Congress this week contains a paragraph disclosing no More Are being requested this year last year the administration proposed a five year shipbuilding program that contemplated building to More frigates in 1984 through 1987. In 1973 the Navy estimated the frigates would Cost less than $50 million each. Now the Navy says they Cost More than $221 each Zzz years ago Heathcliff feb. 2, Imi the official overnight Low in Franklin was 20 degrees below Zero. A son was born yesterday in the Franklin Hospital to or. And mrs. Robert o Brien of 1407 Eagle St. Sharon Grove Marilyn Creusen Roger Richard and Jim Rhoads members of the senior my of the first methodist Church will attend the Grove City mid Winter Institute Friday and saturday. Judi Cotterman was installed As president of the Franklin chapter of future homemakers of America at a special meeting wednesday afternoon. Other officers included dons buc zek Jean Bajorek Glenn Jones and Peggy Smith 64 years ago fib. 2, Imi miss Mary of Connor William Breene Donald Miller Thomas rial Robert Jones Robert Kinney and Robert Eakin students at Penn state will arrive Friday for their mid term vacation with their parents. M years ago fab. 2.117 both the River and Creek Are damned with ice after there was a break Early this morning o a f o o. A i a in a \ Iii. I a Ftp it a a air a Vij rr0 this week it planned to contest the to per month rate increase effective this month on the basis of an ordinance passed by City Council Early last year. That ordinance states All Cable rates including the Hob rates cannot be changed without prior City approval. But coax raised the rates without talking to the City prompting the dispute. However the coax letter to the City claims Federal communications commission regulations limit municipal control Over Cable rates to bask services and prohibit regulation of pay television stations such As Hob. City manager William Buchanan stated this morning he now believes the Cable firm is right in its Contention the Hob rates cannot be governed by the municipality. Buchanan added however City solicitor Raymond Woodard is studying the Issue and the matter is expected to be brought before City Council at the feb. 14 meeting. Gail fee decides not to run citing personal reasons Venango county commissioner Gail fee announced yesterday that she will not seek re election As commissioner. A Republican she was elected to the position in 1979 with incumbent commissioners Oscar Bottomer and Lewis Judson. So far neither of them has decided whether they will run again. The first Day to circulate nominating petitions for the positions is feb. 15. Before serving Ber one term is commissioner fee served As president of the league of women voters. She was also a member of the county planning commission and a member of the Sugarcreek planning commission. Fee said she has regrets about not running again claiming that personal reasons determined her decision. She added that the Job of being a commissioner was a Challenge and what she expected. She has no definite plans after leaving the Job. Fee resides in Sugarcreek township with her two children Brian and Emily. Before coming to the county to years ago she received a master s degree from Indiana University at Bloomington ind. In s Light Industrial area without much investigation include project such is Light manufacturing facilities and research test labs. Any project that Haa a potential for electrical disturbance or water smoke air or noise pollution like a truck terminal or bulk fuel storage facility must be reviewed by the Board in a bearing said Johnson according to him Cabot Oil has obtained one permit from the Der. To get it Cabot of had to show the Der How the water appears after it has been treated and if the treated water meets pollution regulations. To get the second permit the company must show How the faculty cleans the water. According to Breitmayer Cabot of does not have a brine treatment faculty but Hopes the system will become a a Lon term faculty for although the of company does not yet have a facility Breitmayer said the concept and technology for such a facility Haa been around a Hue. Cabot of has Active drilling operations in Venango Mercer and Crawford counties. The company chose to place the proposed Plant in Venango county because of the close proximity of the site to ruling operations. Although plans and permits have not been determined or approved Breitmayer said the acuity jul occupy a couple of acres. However the size of an operating staff has not been determined. Man Dies from crash injuries a Tidioute Man Hurt in a one vehicle Accident in Warren county last month died tuesday from injuries he suffered in that crash. Dalton Hunter ii 29, was pronounced dead at 8 31 . At Hamot medical Crater in Erie. Erie county Coroner Merle Wood said the death will be ruled accidental and no autopsy jul be performed. State police at Warren said the crash took place Jan. 21 while Hunter was travelling South on route 62 in Warren county at an apparent High rate of Speed. He lost control of his pickup truck and it went off the West berm striking several guardrails and a Large tree. Two charged two persons have been charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol at the office of District Justice Robert e. Billingsley of Franklin. Another individual has Bara accused of driving a vehicle while under suspension. Terry Steven Kilgore of 39 Murdock St. Was charged with dui by state police in connection with a Jan. 26 incident along route 233 in Victory township. A preliminary hearing is scheduled feb. 24 at 2 . Oil City police have charged Donald Edwards of 611 Moran St., of City with dui following an incident in that City oct. 19, 1912. He faces a preliminary bearing feb. 22 at 9 30 . Willis n. Wolford of 611 Wiley ave. Was charged by City police with driving under a suspended License. Since this was the second time Wolford has faced this charge it is considered a Misdemeanour. He was stopped by officers nov. 19, 1982 on Buffalo St. A preliminary hearing is set before Billingsley feb. 22 at 1 20 . Mortgage lenders to offer advice advice to people having difficulties making their mortgage payments because of unemployment will be the focus of a local Cable television program thursday. Representatives of several Venango county lending institutions in cooperation with a sep the retired senior Volunteer program will present Tbs program scheduled for 10 9 . And again at i . On Franklin Cable Channel 7. James r. Cox vice president of credit administration at first Graeca Bank Nancy Mckinley a mutant vice president of retail mane at Northwest Bank and Spence Garvin assistant vice president and manager of Northwest savings two of qty offices will be featured. Ray Friedman. A sep Volun Teer and former owner of Freems clothing in of City will be the programs Moderator. The interview is scheduled in part As a response to the area s unemployed residents who have asked for specific help and advice for their financial problems. In addition to the Cable to project a sep has trained volunteers ready to provide free financial counselling at family services and Chur end i Aid society 716 e. Second St., of City. For an appointment for the confidential service can 177-4006. Shirley Ekman executive director of a sep and Robert Carone executive director for family services Are coordinating the credit counselling project

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