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Franklin News Herald (Newspaper) - May 15, 1986, Franklin, Pennsylvania County scat newspaper a it a a Yuji news Herald Cloudy forecast on Page 2 109th year no. 32.980 Franklin a. Thursday May 15, 1986 30 newsstand trooper Ross killed in Accident a Veteran state police trooper was killed and a Rookie police officer injured when their patrol car veered off Bredinsburg Road Early today and hit a tree head on state police report. Trooper Roark h. Ross 35, of 218 ninth St., was pronounced dead at Franklin regional medical Center according to state police. Ross and trooper John de Pietro jr., 22. Of to Taylor St., were on duty when the Accident occurred around 3 45 . About i i Miles East of Franklin on Bredinsburg Road or 60023 in Cranberry township police said. According to the investigating officer Cpl. Daniel w. Borger Ross was driving the patrol car West toward Franklin when for an unknown reason the vehicle went off the South Side of the Roadway and careened head on into a tree. Cpl. Borger said late this morning that it had not yet been determined Why the police car left the Roadway. He added the investigating is continuing. Edward w. Gabrys assistant Venango county Coroner issued a ruling of accidental death caused by head and neck injuries. Gabrys said the two police officers were transported by Community ambulance service to the emergency room of the Roark h. Ross Franklin regional medical Center shortly after 4 . There efforts were made by emergency room physicians to revive Ross who was pronounced dead at 4 35 . By or. Philip j. Roode. Depietro was treated for minor injuries at the Franklin medical Center and released according to a Hospital spokesman. State police said the 1984 Ford patrol car was demolished. Fiber optics firm May move to City a Tennessee fiber optics company is hoping to obtain financing to enable it to relocate its operation in Franklin a Industrial incubator the Venango area Industrial Complex. The relocation hinges on the successful packaging of approximately $4 million in financing leading William Steiner executive director of the Northwest Pennsylvania regional planning and development commission to comment a a it a a 50-50 Chance Well land the Richard Mihalic associate director of the commission told a group of government officials in Clarion wednesday his Agency Hopes to of finalize a Multi million Dollar loan package to finance the move. Mihalic said this morning the Deal has not been completed but he is optimistic the loan package will Fly and the firm will relocate in the former Cut Complex. Mihalic also indicated the Board of directors of the firm has already approved the move contingent on obtaining necessary capital. Steiner cautioned however the commission and the company must attract venture capital from private investors to finance the Deal. A a we re doing what we can to give this company every Benefit we can a a he said adding $4 million in working capital is difficult to obtain. Steiner explained most existing Industrial financing programs provide funds for fixed assets but not for working capital. A Banks done to want to touch anything they re not secured on a a he said explaining for that reason the commission is pursuing venture capital to finance the move. The news Herald announced March la intensive negotiations with the firm had begun and that the company could eventually provide the City with 250 jobs. James Nordstrom director of the Franklin Industrial and commercial development authority the Agency which owns and operates the Complex reveals he has met twice with company officials to discuss leasing the firm space. Nothing has been finalized however. Mountaineers feared dead Timberline Lodge Ore. Apr rescuers and dog teams today resumed the Hunt for six teen agers and two adults missing on mount Hood since a blizzard ambushed their school expedition monday but Hopes faded that they would be found alive. The air Force helicopter with an infrared device that can detect temperature variations of 2 degrees found nothing late wednesday said air Force staff sgt. John Harkness. Dogs trained for Mountain work were brought from Seattle but were also unable to find the missing climbers. Two six Man ground teams with two dogs left Timberline Lodge at 4 . To search the 9,300-foot level of the Mountain. The teams to be joined Dow Jones Down 10.16 late morning quotations from Butler Wick amp co . 35 Gen. Pub. Utilities 18vt Jamesway 23�?~/� Joy 25,/g coppers 29 i Manville 3 Nat. Fuel Gas 351/4 Penn traffic 39 Pennzoil 503/ Quaker state 28 i Wilco 503/4. Volume42,610,000. By another ground team later planned to use Metal detectors in their efforts. Low wind and Only a few High Clouds Over the Mountain provided Good conditions for the search today officials said. Unsafe footing on wednesday forced a postponement in the Hunt. Rescuers had hoped the climbers had survived in a Snow Cave but those Hopes diminished As no sign of life was seen wednesday when sunny weather and noisy helicopters should have prompted survivors to dig out. A they should have punched their Way out a a said Clackamas county sheriffs it. Don Vick ars. A a that a what the general opinion however master sgt. Rich harder chief of Rescue efforts for the air Force said today he had not lost Hope. A Over the years we be had. People hike out two or three Days later and we re just hoping that they Are Down in the tree lines maybe and we might run into them a a he told a Good morning a if not they re up around 10,500 feet still in a Cave somewhere. Members of the Seneca Volunteer fire department along with the Rescue Van were dispatched to the scene but their services were not needed since the victims had already been transported to the Franklin regional medical Center. A department spokesman added that the Seneca fire police directed traffic at the scene. Franklin City police provided some background on the incident this morning. They report they received a Call at 2 52 . From someone indicating he heard tires screeching and a loud crash in the Vicinity of eighth Street. City police were dispatched to the area and found a Speed limit sign had been chopped off and a Culvert struck by a vehicle along Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry township. Since the township is outside the City City police called state police and the two troopers were dispatched to the area apparently to investigate the hit and run incident involving the sign and the Culvert. Both men were assigned to the state police Barracks in Franklin. Prior to coming to the Franklin Barracks in 1978, Ross was stationed for a time with troop d of Butler serving at both the new Castle and Mercer state police Barracks. Depietro was assigned to the Franklin Barracks less than a year ago. Roark h. Ross Roark h. Ross was born in Mckeesport on july 27, 1950, a son of Herbert j. And Nancy Treadwell Ross. He was graduated from Cranberry area High school in 1968, and received a b s. Decree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh graduating cum laude in 1972. During summer vacations during his College years he was employed at Franklin steel. In january of 1973 he entered the state police Academy and was graduated from there in july of 1973. He served with the new Castle and Mercer Barracks before coming to the Franklin Barracks in 1978. Or. Ross was a member of the fraternal order of police House to approve taxes military Cut Washington apr democratic leaders said today the House will join the Senate in calling for a tax increase and a Sharp Cut in president Reagan a proposed military buildup. But the tax increase wont happen unless Reagan supports it. House speaker Thomas p. Of Neill jr., d-mass., emphasized to reporters the House wont enact the tax boost envisioned in the budget if Reagan would then claim he had been forced by democrats to sign it. A the has to embrace it that a right a a of Neill said. A bipartisan support in the Congress is not despite administration lobbying lawmakers of both parties say the $994 billion spending plan drafted by the democratic controlled House budget committee will win today and a Republican alternative that a somewhat closer to what Reagan requested will lose. A this is going to be a democratic vote and they Are going to take the responsibility for it a said rep. Delbert l. Latta of Ohio senior Republican on the budget panel who opposes the measure. A a they be got them the votes pretty Well lined a i think we have enough votes to pass it a House majority Leader Jim Wright a Texas said today. Before deciding Between the cop and democratic plans the House had before it alternatives offered by the congressional Black caucus with even sharper military cuts and a plan by rep. William e. Dan Nemeyer r-Calif., to Cut deficits through Gold backed government securities. The budget committee adopted the Senate a decision to add $7.3 billion in taxes to the $6 billion budget Reagan submitted in february. While the Republican controlled Senate proposed $301 billion for the military in the budget it passed May 2, the House panels plan would authorize Only $285 billion. House republicans propose no More taxes than Reagan. But they too would pare Back Reagan a $320 billion defense request to $293 billion. The spending plans All reflect the difficulty of reaching the $144 billion deficit target in the Gramm Rudman balanced budget Law. A a we re writing this budget in a straightjacket a said rep. Marvin Leath a Texas a conservative who said he reluctantly supported the houses military budget. And served on the Board of directors of the Venango county humane society. He was on the Venango county driving under the influence task Force and was a member of the Christ episcopal Church in Oil City. He was Well known throughout the Community especially at the Seneca Volunteer fire department and the emergency room at Franklin regional medical Center. He also enjoyed boating and water skiing. On oct. 19, 1979, he married the former Christi e Williamson who survives. Also surviving Are a daughter Bethany Johanna Ross at Home his Mother mrs. Herbert j. Nancy Ross of Franklin two Brothers Craig w. Ross and Kevin t. Ross both of Franklin two Sisters mrs. Richard Betsey Graham of Franklin and mrs. Howard Amy Ming of Roanoke a. His paternal grandmother mrs. Herbert j. Florence Ross or. Of Mckeesport and two nephews and three nieces. The family will receive friends at the Huff Chapel from 7 to 9 . This evening and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 . Friday. Services will be conducted in the Christ episcopal Church Oil City at la . Saturday with the Rev. Harry l. Knisely Rector officiating. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to the Christ episcopal Church of Oil City the Seneca Volunteer fire department or the Venango county humane society. State Agency to Divide consortium property by Tom Eldred news Herald staff writer unable to agree on a division of property administrators representing the Northwest Pennsylvania training partnership consortium and the newly formed West Central Job partnership were summoned to Harrisburg today to meet with state officials in an Effort to Hammer out a settlement. The directive was publicly announced during the regular meeting of the consortium a regional governing Board held wednesday at the Franklin club. Officials from both programs were directed to meet at 9 . At the office of Michael Acker director of the state department of labors Bureau of Job training partnership. The representatives said they were told to come to the meeting prepared to make the directive to meet with state officials apparently will end months of internal wrangling Over How Best to equitably Divide the tangible assets of the Northwest consortium which will officially separate into two fully Independent administrative operations july i. Two member counties of the original seven county jobs training organization successfully petitioned the state earlier this year to withdraw and form their own program. On july i Mercer and Lawrence counties will leave the consortium to run their own training programs. With 49 percent of the population base of the original seven county service delivery area the two counties insist they Are entitled to approximately that amount of the assets and physical property. In addition since funding is granted according to population Mercer and Lawrence expect to get 49 percent of the original consortium a monies for fiscal year 1986, which starts july i. The consortium a budget for 1985 was $7,967,262, plus a $557,469 incentive Grant the Agency was awarded for successfully completing six of seven performance standards set by the Federal government. The five remaining counties comprised of Venango Clarion Crawford Forest arid Warren have not fully agreed and have said at various times any division should be accomplished using a five to two formula. Please turn to consortium Page 2 Index comics. .16 editorial. .4 financial. .17 hospitals. .9 sports. .13,14,15 television. To Bridge changes with work continuing on the new eighth Street Bridge pictured above Penn Dot is changing some traffic patterns in Franklin starting today. As construction Crews work on the Franklin Side of the Bridge alternating one Way traffic will be in effect on eighth Street Between Elk Street and the new Span. Additionally Elk Street closes to through traffic at Washington crossing and eighth Street. Persons living in those blocks will be Able to gain Access to Elk Street on ninth and 10th streets. Also westbound traffic entering Franklin on route 322 will not be permitted to turn left onto Liberty Street and motorists must use Elk Street instead. The traffic changes Are expected to remain in Force for about seven weeks. Photo by Mitchel Olszak women a news.8 deaths mrs. Elizabeth m. Aralia Oil City mrs. Alice Mae Perry Fink 146 Park St., Grove City Donald t. Frank Titusville James e. Gustafson Buffalo n.y., formerly of Titusville miss Lillian Margaret Quot Sissy Kauffman fort Myers fla., formerly of Oil City fat Dwin w. Krizon Polk re i Stuart c. Macfarlane to Taylor St. Roark Al Ross 218 ninth St. Alvin Frank Snow Sorrento Calif. Notices on pages i and 18 evening thought the right to be heard does not automatically include he right to he taken seriously. A Hubert Humphrey dial a Pha yeh�?432-5615 i

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