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Daily Review (Newspaper) - April 3, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaTrainee to caseworker for the children and youth services at an an Nual salary of $14,555 and approved the Transfer of Charles Johnson from part time custodial to full time county Parks supervisor at a wage of $5.40 per hour. With the completion of a 90-Day probationary period the salary of assistant District attorney Albert Ondrey was also raised from $18,-200 to $19, per year. Penn Dot official explains funding picture for the replacement for Sayre Bridge by Jackie Page by de obligating some of the states Federal Bridge programs and giving some projects 1 h percent state funding where Federal funds were involved Federal funding for the new Sayre Lockhart Street Bridge project was made available Atwood Welker assistant District Engineer for the Penn s y 1 v a n i a department of transportation Penn do told the daily review yesterday. He explained that the $3 8 Bridge project which was once delayed to october for the Lack of Federal funds was originally appropriated for 80 percent Federal funds 15 per cent state and 5 percent Coulty funds. However the Gramm Rud Man act resulted in the loss of $20 million in Federal funds available for the state Bridge and Road projects this year. The Sayre Bridge project was also affected by the billion Dollar Bridge program which is a state program using Federal funds Welker said both projects contributed to the unavailability of Federal funding for the River Bridge construction. In addition the maximum amount of funds the state can con tribute for such a project is 80 per cent he explained which meant that the county would have to pay 20 percent four times the expected amount of the total project. This was impossible so the Bridge was placed on hold for the allocation of new Federal funds in october in the meantime Welker said the state looked for alternative Means in which to gain funding for the Sayre Bridge which resulted in the de obligation of some of the Federal Bridge programs which proved successful. Now with everything in order the bid letting for the new Bridge is expected in late june or Early july according to Welker with initial work in removing the present Bridge in August or september Bradford county commissioner Marilyn Bok assured that a everything needing done on the county level is completed for the Bridge project a and the project is now in Penn Dot a hands for the construction process. She said that the county s funds for the project Are made available through state liquid fuels funds which Are used for county roads of which there Are none and Bridges of which there Are 42. Cancer is not your Ordinary two week illness it can last for months or years. Cancer could Cost you thousands of dollars More than your present health insurance pays for. Call us for your cancer insurance update Ken Owlett associates re 4, Box 245, Towanda a 18848 717-265-6718 an Independent agent representing Many insurance companies excuse our mess remodelling Sale police fire and court news two injuries in one car mishap i two people were injured in a one car Accident in Ulster township tuesday afternoon according to state police at North Tow Anda. Police said Diane Sutler 39, of South main Street Towanda and Wesley a Hawthorn. 30 of Hospital place Sayre were taken to the Robert Packer Hospital after a car operated by Sutler went out of control and into a ditch a on it. 220, shortly before 5 . said the investigation into the Accident is continuing. Vehicle reported stolen in Athens �2 Athens Borough police report a vehicle stolen from the United methodist Church parking lot tuesday Between 6 45 . And 3 54 . A i according to police a 1983 Cadillac White and Navy Blue in color with a Pennsylvania registration no. J37224, belonging to Lewis and Laura wan it Dell of coleus trailer Park was taken. Anyone having any information is a asked to Contact Athens Borough police. Hit and run Accident in Athens probed z Athens Borough police report a hit and run Accident that occurred on s. Main Street at 11 53 . Tuesday. According to police a vehicle driven by Ruth Stroud. 73, of 12 Windsor a Tourt Athens was travelling South on s. Main Street and while making a a left hand turn into Windsor court was struck by an unknown vehicle struck her front fender. I mrs. Stroud was taken to the Robert Packer Hospital by the Valley ambulance. Police Are continuing their investigation. $ Waverly police charge Man with dui Waverly Village police arrested a 19-year-old Elmira re 2 Man tuesday a at 2 10 . On Chemung Street. A Frederick b. Peake or. Was charged with driving while intoxicated driving with More than .10 percent blood alcohol Content invalid vehicle inspection and failure to keep right. He will appear in Village court at a later a Date. Waverly Man charged with assault Waverly Village police arrested a 20-year-old Waverly Man tuesday Foll lowing an investigation into a complaint that he struck another Man. I Glenn m. Ellis was charged with assault in the third degree and will apr Pear in Village court at a later Date. National Library week proclaimed in the county the week of april 6-12 has been officially proclaimed As National Library week thanks to action taken yesterday by Bradford county commissioners and to help celebrate the event the Bradford county Library will be extending its hours to 65 hours per week according to Fanna proper head librarian at the Library a recent Survey of residents in the county Library service area suggested that Many who wanted to visit the Library were unable to because of the 5 30 . Closing time. Also Many of those currently using the Library responded that they would prefer additional evening hours beginning next week the Library will be open monday through Friday from 8 . To 8 ., and saturday from 9a.m. To2p.m a Fanna proper head librarian at the Bradford county proclaiming april 6-12 As National Library week in a Library leftist shown with commissioners Marilyn the county. Daily review photo by Susan Vander Bok and Robert Horton yesterday following action Pool More Brush fires reported in the state by the associated press t Pennsylvania firefighters a wednesday battled at least seven Large Brush fires ranging in size up a to 150 acres that blackened More than 400 acres authorities said. Most of the fires which broke out tuesday had been brought under control by wednesday but were not extinguished said Art Creel Man a spokesman for the division 2 of Forest fire Protection of the state department of environmental resources. Large fires involve areas greater than 25 acres. An undetermined number of smaller fires were also burning wednesday he said. Bradford county area firemen once again yesterday responded to minor Brush fires As the local wildfire season continued without setup. In All at least 410 fires have blackened More than 7,400 acres in the state since the beginning of the year surpassing the total acreage destroyed during 1985, when 6,537 acres were burned Creelman said the largest Blaze involved about 150 acres in Weatherly Carbon county Creelman said about 40 acres in Carbondale Lackawanna county and 50 acres in Tobyhanna Monroe county also were blackened by fires he said. A fire started by a Huntingdon county Farmer who was trying to Burn 103 acres of Cornfield in Morris township got out of control tuesday blackening 29 acres of Forest Creelman said. A the said he could handle it. And Well he . It got away from him a Creelman said. A the wanted to Only Burn 103 acres of Cornfield but it got a Little bit bigger than he in the Western part of the state 80 acres were blackened in Middlesex township Butler county. Firefighters also battled blazes involving 30 acres in Girard township Clearfield county and 25 acres in Georges township Fayette county. The fires have taxed the stamina of hundreds of Rural communities in the state most of which have Volunteer fire departments. In Washington county Clifford w Hupp chief of the Lone Pine Volunteer fire co., said his departments one Brush truck is a just about shot after being used in 21 fires this week. A a it a being worked to death a he said. Superior court reduces sentence for Vincent in 1984 conviction a Superior court of Pennsylvania has ruled that a Monroeton Man sentenced for robbery and assault. Will serve a 5-to-10-year sentence rather than 6-to-12 years As originally imposed by Bradford county court judge Jeffrey Smith. Joseph Vincent 34, of Monroeton. Was convicted by a Bradford county jury in August 1984 for his participation in the attempted robbery and assault on 80-year-Oldpuc pm amp a Harrisburg apr the Public Utility commission in a precedent setting decision wednesday tentatively denied a Wilkes Barre water company its proposed $11.1 million rate increase because of inadequate service. The 3-0 decision against Pennsylvania Gas amp water co. Prompted a Landing ovation by three busloads of pm amp a customers who crowded the pucks meeting room. A number of them have been forced to boil by Susan Vanderpool Bradford county commissioners took action yesterday allocating an additional $2,850 from the human service development fund to the endless mountains transportation authority and elder Guild inc. According to commissioner chairman Marilyn Bok agencies receiving assistance from the human service development fund were asked to determine the amount of allocated Money that they would not be using and those funds were placed in a Pool for agencies requesting additional funds. The endless mountains transportation authority will receive an additional $2,000, Bok said raising its total allocation to $9,000, while elder Guild inc. Will receive an additional $850. Upping their allocation to $5,350. In other action yesterday commissioners approved an . Services contract with North Towanda fire and Rescue volunteers for fire dispatching services at a Cost of $65 per year following action accepting a $10,070.44 bid from Arey lumber company for materials for renovations at Sage House commissioner Bok announced that construction there could begin As Early As this week. Funding of the project she said will be derived from Revenue sharing funds which will be reimbursed by about 75 percent by the state once the project is completed. In personnel matters commissioners agreed to authorize Bok to sign scsc-100 and performance evaluation forms for Teresa mixing of the mental health mental Retar Dation program for a Merit increment approved a promotion for Colleen Stirrat from casework shop our store full of values. Prices reduced to make room for remodelling. Clark furniture a Golden mile Wysox a free parking the daily review. Thursday. April3, 1986 a three Earl Brown sr., of Monroeton. The Superior court ruled that the assault was part of the attempted robbery and that Vincent can Only be sentenced on attempted robbery. Vincent had received the maximum 5-to-10 years for the robbery count. Vincent had a Long prior record of burglary and theft As was noted by judge Smith at his sentencing. During Vincent a trial District attorney Daniel j. Barrett showed jurors a 22 Caliper revolver that was broken in half when one of the assailants allegedly struck Brown Over the head with it. By virtue of the ruling of the Superior court Vincent will be incarcerated until at least april 1989, the District attorney said. Does t deserve rate hike their tap water at some time in the past few years because of poor water Quality. Pm amp we furnishes service to 127,-750 water customers in Lackawanna Luzerne Susquehanna and Wyoming counties the Puc said. A formal commission decision is scheduled april 24, but the pucks position is not expected to change. A this is the first time we have specifically linked service deficiency to rates a said a Puc staff member who requested anonymity. A they said in effect that service inadequacies have to be eliminated before the commission would consider a rate increase in tentatively rejecting a rate hike for the Utility the Puc discarded an administrative Law judge s recommendation for a $6.6 million annual proclaimed tourism month in area in an Effort to promote and acknowledge the viable Industry of tourism in the endless mountains Region Bradford county commissioners proclaimed the month of april As endless mountains tourism month. On hand for the signing of the proclamation were or. Thomas Shoemaker and Betty Furman of endless mountains tourism Back Rowand commissioners Marilyn Bok and Robert Horton. Daily review photo by Susan Vanderpool commissioners divert funds toward Emta elder Guild

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