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Daily Review (Newspaper) - June 12, 1986, Towanda, PennsylvaniaThe daily review. Thursday. June 12. 1986 a the Regex demo party chief gives successor Best regards by Wes Skillings on the Day after being replaced As the chairman of the Bradford county democratic committee John s. Stetz jr., offered nothing but Good wishes to the committee and its new chairman John Sullivan. A i certainly have no hard feelings a said Stetz who has been at the party Helm since february 1984. A i wish them the Best of Luck and i plan to remain Active and help out in any Way i although Stetz was not present at tuesday night s meeting at the Bradford county Library when 49 committee persons elected the new slate of officers he said that he was fully aware of Sullivan a intentions and had even discussed them with his successor prior to tuesday nights re organizational session. A i did not intend to run again. 1 have some other political plans and i done to think it would be fair to continue As party chairman a said Stetz who hinted that he is considering a run for office himself though he declined to elaborate adding a a you la be the first to know if and when i make any Sullivan an Asylum township Farmer whose father was a party chief in the sixties is joined at the Helm of the Bradford county committee by James Amory vice chairman Marie Terlizzi treasurer and Musette Duggan Secretary. Stetz said that he handled the Job As committee chairman Quot to the Best of my ability and conceded that even though he May have made some mistakes in the Job he had attempted to run the party in a manner he thought was in the Best interests not Only of the party but of the voters of Bradford county. A a in be been criticized for supporting a Republican judge Jeffrey Smith before last years primary election but i honestly Felt he had the support of the people and i think the results of that election backed me up a Stetz said. A nobody Ever mentions one of the pledges of new treasurer Terlizzi was that the democratic committee is a not going to be secretive this too probably stems from Stetzy a announced party endorsement of Smith after which he was roundly criticized for not securing the backing of committee members before making the endorsement Public Stetz defends his actions in that matter by reiterating that he genuinely believed Smith was the Peoples Choice. As far As those who feel democrats be backing republicans he pointed out that thanks to the Law that enables Cross filing on the primary ballot that Smith As Well As Franklin r. Innes was a candidate on the democratic ballot. Quot in a not the one who wrote that Law a he said. When firefighters from the Wyalusing and Lacey Ville fire departments arrived on the scene of an Early morning fire wednesday on Spring Hill they found the Home of the Dervin Keisling family engulfed in flames. No one was Home when the fire broke out. It was reported the family was on a fishing vacation in Canada. Wyalusing fire chief Kevin Potter said the cause of the Blaze is believed to have been electrical in nature. About 35-40 firefighters and equipment from the Wyalusing and Laceyville fire companies responded to the scene. The Wysox fire company sent an engine to stand by at w Yal using a station and the Wilmot fire company had men on standby at their station. The Blaze was discovered by Richard Eberlin of Spring Hill who was on his Way to work and smelled two Story garage attached to the Home was saved by firefighters. Daily review photo by Debbie Shoemaker morning fire destroys Spring Hill Home Sullivan county May Stop daycare by Scott Miller Sullivan county a director of childrens services said yesterday the county May discontinue its daycare program due to an impending loss of title 20 Grants to fund it. Doris Beinlich childrens services director said the loss of the funds which this year could amount to $64,562, would be due to a a variety of reasons a some of which have affected the eligibility of potential participants and some the amount of participation in the program. Currently the program serves 14 children from 10 families in the county. So far this year the program has used Only $25,000 of the title 20 Grant Money allocated to it. One of the a a reasons affecting eligibility of potential participants. Beinlich said Are the requirements for the title 20 Grants. Title 20 Grants Are Federal Money administered by the state for the purpose of providing daycare facilities. In order for a family to be eligible for Grant Money both parents must be employed however recent factory closings in Sullivan county mean in some cases at least one Parent is out of work and even if the closings Don t affect a family a eligibility another problem arises when both parents Are employed their incomes maybe too High to qualify them for a title 20 Grant Beinlich said. A eligibility is such that both parents must be working a Beinlich said. A however if two Are working that usually makes them another Factor May be causing a Lack of participation in the program Beinlich said travel distance to the daycare Center currently the Sullivan county school District donates a room at the Turnpike elementary school in Mildred for daycare use. Beinlich said she believes the travel time and extra mileage spent delivering children to and from Turnpike Are keeping families from enrolling in the program. A i suspect there Are families out 3 police fire and court news dui arrest made in Monroe township mishap a 47-year-old Monroeton re 1 Man has been arrested and charged with a driving under the influence and reckless driving according to state police at North Towanda. Police said Rex Cranmer was arrested and charged at approximately 2 40 . Wednesday in connection with an Accident which occurred on it. 412 in Monroe township on june 9. Police said a Public hearing on the matter is scheduled for later before District magistrate James Cox. Ordinance prohibits burning garbage Towanda Borough police chief Dale Cole has issued a reminder that there is an ordinance in effect prohibiting the burning of garbage within the Borough limits. Papers can be burned if the Container is an approved one and properly covered it was noted but the burning of garbage is strictly prohibited. Persons who violate the no garbage burning ordinance Are subject to being fined. No parking travel on second Street Towanda Borough police chief Dale Cole reminds motorists that from 7 . To 5 30 . This week there is a ban on travel and parking on second Street Between Thomas and Lombard Street while work Crews Complete the cleaning and repaving of this Street. Underage drinking is charged Towanda Borough police on Friday night cited four juveniles for underage drinking. The citations were issued As a result of a disturbance taking place during graduation exercises. One juvenile was also cited for disorderly conduct. Borough police chief Dale Cole noted that the youths were not Towanda High school students. The Towanda Borough Council last night approved an emergency situation for the York Avenue reconstruction project and As a result approved a $34, repair for the water main on that Street according to Borough manager Tom Fairchild jr., they were notified earlier this week that the level of York Avenue would be lower when the construction was completed and As a result the water Mains would be below the Frost line. At their special meeting Borough Council approved the emergency construction and with an amendment also approved petitioning Penn Dot Pennsylvania department of transportation for any there who Are eligible for title 2� Money but we done to have transportation a she said a a in be talked with directors of similar programs in other Small Rural counties and they All face the same the final decision on whether to end the program rests jointly with the Sullivan county commissioners and with childrens services Beinlich said. When they agree there Arentt enough participants they will Stop providing the service. A i d hate to lose the Grant because once we do lose it we re going to have a hard time getting it Back should we Ever have enough families Beinlich noted that those wishing to enrol in the daycare program or determine their eligibility for a title 20 Grant can Call childrens services at 928-8108 or write them at 125 e. Main st. Dushore 18614 jury returns guilty verdict in burglary Case a Bradford county jury yesterday returned a guilty verdict against Michael w. Robert on charges of burglary theft and receiving in connection with a dec. 25 incident occurring at Croft Ford in Athens. It was alleged Robert stole a 1983 Ford Ranger truck in the Early morning hours of Christmas Day 1985. According to testimony Given in this Case after a a tracking the defendant aided by footprints in the Snow officer Walter Wagner of the Athens Borough police found Robert wiping Snow off the window of the stolen vehicle. The prosecution charged that Robert on being questioned by the officer first claimed that the vehicle belonged to his Uncle. Robert then reportedly attempted to flee the scene after officer Wagner observed the dealer plates on the vehicle and told Robert he was going to assume Possession of the truck keys until head completed a further investigation officer Wagner said he pursued Robert for several blocks before taking Robert into custody. Robert was represented at this trial by assistant Public defender. Richard Sheetz. District attorney Daniel Barrett was the prosecuting lawyer. Bradford county judge Jeffrey a. Smith presided Over the n. Towanda courthouse Annex May get an Annex All its own the North Towanda courthouse Annex May be getting an Annex of its own. During yesterdays meeting of the Bradford county commissioners the Board approved an agreement authorizing that architectural services to be undertaken by Mark Honchell for a proposed addition to the mental health mental retardation offices. The lease the mental health mental retardation program currently holds for office space it occupies on William Street will be expiring on oct. 1, the commissioners explained according to commissioner chairman Marilyn Bok it is believed that this Agency can pay off a mortgage to build a 6,000 Square feet office building More cheaply than it would Cost to renew the existing lease. Thus a study is under Way to see if this would be the most Cost effective Way to provide office space for the mental health mental retardation program. This Agency presently leases half of the upstairs of the North Towanda Annex building with its remaining offices being located at the William Street site. What is being proposed is construction of a new building on the Annex property the county owns with an attached Walkway being built betwee the connecting offices of this Agency. Although there would be no direct costs savings to the county in doing this there would be indirect costs sayings to taxpayers in that the state would be paying less Cost in lease monies it was explained. Once the mortgage was paid on the proposed new building it would become a property of the county the commissioner said. Possible reimbursement on the project. The Board voted for tin enter gency situation i the grounds that according to Fairchild the Borough could put itself in the Posi tion of a lawsuit if the project were not approved. Borough solicitor Leonard raw Ley said that he questioned whether or not the situation warranted an emergency status. Quot it is More a financial Emer gency than anything else Quot he said regardless of Frawley a warn Ings the Council approved the new construction and the emergency situation by unanimous vote Fairchild said that according to w hat the contractor told him ear Lier this week the lowering of the Street would put the water Mains within to inches of the surface Well above the Frost line currently the York Avenue fro Jet carries a Price tag in the neigh boyhood of $1 million and includes Street widening resurfacing drainage improvements and new Granite curbing the project is being funded 75% by the Federal governmental and 25% to be split by the state and local government in addition. York Avenue prop erty owners Are being required to pay a share of the Cost for the Gran Ite curbing. All members of Council were m attendance for the meeting appliances appliances appliances before you buy Check my prices a medicare supplement a skilled nursing Home 8. 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It is t0 1298 ladies toddler boys reduced 10% to 30% the Hub main Street Towanda 265-2463 2z co $34,000 More for York Avenue the former party chairman said the most important thing now for the party is to become More unified. The fact that there Are a lot of new faces on the county committee and that the number of committee persons has increased significantly to 77 in approximately a year Are reasons to be cheered by the future of the democratic party in Bradford county Stetz said. There Are 122 committee seats leaving 45 still vacant. He noted that voter registration efforts Are still crucial to the future of democrats in a county where gop voters outnumber them by 17,283 to 7,514 last May a committee for a democratic future was formed in an Effort to revitalize the party in Bradford county. Members of that committee included Amory ter Lizzi and Duggan. Among its goals was to design a platform for the Bradford county democratic committee after promoting forums and taking polls on issues filling vacancies on the committee conducting an aggressive voter registration program and revising the committee bylaws. A we expect to be More recognizable As a party a Amory explained after tuesday night s reorganize tonal meeting. A a we re going to be according to the current committee bylaws tuesday night s biennial once every two years meeting was required to be conducted a not later than the fourth wednesday following the Spring primary election of each even numbered that would have been the May 20 election meaning the meeting came within 24 hours of going past its deadline. The new officers Are confident the democratic party in Bradford county is moving in the right direction and Stetz says hell be glad to be part of that movement. John s. Stetz or

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