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March 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Japan marks two years since devastating tsunami

TOKYO (AP) — Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the... More...

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Local

Local chorus members prepare for regional festival to be held March 23

Local chorus students from Bedford County schools are preparing for the regional festival this... More...

Students participate in regional band festival

Bedford County schools were represented last weekend at the regional band... More...

Services available to Pa. disabled

The Telecommunications Device Distribution Program provides free, specialized equipment to eligible... More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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Wary of drug database

A Bucks County Republican says Pennsylvania has an “epidemic” of prescription drug... More...

Gift ban one small step

Though it’s made strides in recent years, Pennsylvania still has some of the most porous... More...

State/National Sports

Kunitz thriving on Pens’ top line

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — Chris Kunitz planted himself in the crease, bent over, put his stick on... More...

Pitt men hoping to exit Big East in style

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Like most college basketball programs, Pittsburgh has a different game day... More...

Locke, Irwin pitch majority of Pirates win over Orioles

BRADENTON,... More...

HOPE offers to buy Hyndman schools

HOPE for Hyndman Charter School made an offer of $575,000 Monday to purchase both Hyndman schools... More...

Residents report loud sounds at compressor station

MATTIE — No problems or malfunctions occurred at the compressor station south of Clearville... More...

N. Korea cancels 1953 armistice

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A state-run newspaper in North Korea said Monday the communist... More...

Top of th' Morning

Softball Umpire clinic this weekend. The Bedford County PIAA Softball Umpire Chapter is holding a... More...

Obituaries

Audrey J. Miller - 2017-04-24
Herlen “Buck” Lohr - 2017-04-22
Carl Earl Egolf Sr. - 2017-04-20
Joe A. McDaniel - 2017-04-20
Nancy C. Calhoun - 2017-04-19
Donna M. Yeager - 2017-04-19
Alex B. Bulvin - 2017-04-18
Dolores R. Hoover - 2017-04-18
Paul A. Claar - 2017-04-17
Gary Wayne Corle - 2017-04-17
Jeanne M. Turner - 2017-04-17
Warren A. College - 2017-04-17
Wayne E. Bush Sr. - 2017-04-15
Charles E. Ebersole - 2017-04-14
Donald H. Fyfe - 2017-04-14
Deborah A. Cooke - 2017-04-13
Wanda P. Logue Ferrell - 2017-04-13
Harold R. Vance - 2017-04-13
Correction - 2017-04-13
Wilma K. Shipley-Ihrie - 2017-04-12
Ralph L. Wiker III - 2017-04-12
John Norman Koontz - 2017-04-12
Saralee ‘Sue’ Reed - 2017-04-12
Jane K. Barnhart - 2017-04-11
Kerry J. Deffibaugh - 2017-04-11
Bessie M. Thomas - 2017-04-11
Thomas H. Black Jr. - 2017-04-11
Jane K. Barnhart - 2017-04-10
Daniel E. Burkett - 2017-04-10
Judith Innes - 2017-04-10
H. Evelyn Porter - 2017-04-10
Betty L. Logsdon - 2017-04-08
F. Lucille Elliott - 2017-04-06
Chance A. Williams - 2017-04-06
Justin D. England - 2017-04-06
Chalmer Ira Foor Jr. - 2017-04-06
Douglas Nelson Fleming - 2017-04-05

Regional Classifieds
  • FISHERTOWN, RIDGEWOOD HEIGHTS AREA Newer 2-bedroom apartment All major appliances. Security deposit. No smoking. No pets. Phone (814)733-4387 or (814)839-9346.
  • Office Space on Mile Level- Imlers Plaza. Rear of store. $500/month. Call (814)285-7412.
  • 114A PUBLIC NOTICE INVITATION FOR BIDS The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford will receive sealed bids until 11:00 a.m. prevailing local time on the 16th day of May, 2017 at the Bedford Borough Municipal Building, 244 West Penn Street, Bedford, PA 15522 at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following contract: Contract 2017-2: Bedford Borough Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project The replacement of approximately 2,215 lineal feet of conventional gravity sewer main, manholes, laterals, along with the necessary appurtenances. Faxed bids will not be accepted. Copies of the Contract Documents may be viewed or obtained at the office of Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc., 1731 North Juniata Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. Payment for the Contract Documents will be $106.00, which price includes 6% Pennsylvania Sales Tax. Digital Copies are available in PDF format on Compact Disk at a 50% discount of the paper copies cost. All checks should be made payable to Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc. Payment is non-refundable. A $10.00 ($5.00 for Digital) fee for postage and handling will be required for Contract Documents that are mailed to bidders. A certified check or bank draft, payable to the order of the Owner or negotiable U.S. Government Bonds (at par value), or a satisfactory Bid Bond on the form provided, executed by the Bidder and an acceptable surety (Surety companies must appear on the Treasury Department's most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and be authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania), in an amount equal to ten percent (10%) of the total of the Bid shall be submitted with each bid to guarantee the Bidder's entrance into a contract if given the award. No bid bond shall be waived or returned because the Bidder has failed to or cannot comply with any requirements set forth in the plans, specifications, or any applicable statues of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any applicable municipal ordinances. The successful bidder will be required to furnish and pay for satisfactory Performance and Payment Bonds, on the forms provided, each in the amount of one hundred percent (100%) of the Contract Price, with a surety company listed on the Treasury Department's most current list (Circular 570 as amended) and be authorized to transact business in the State of Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Prevailing wage rates will apply to this contract. The contract documents contain requirements addressing prevailing labor wage rates, labor standards, nondiscrimination in hiring practices and related matters. All contractors and subcontractors shall comply with the Public Works Employment Verifications Act. The Act requires the contractor to verify employee eligibility through the e-verify program operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security as a precondition of being awarded a contract for this project. The contract documents contain information and verification form regarding the Act. The Owner shall award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder or shall reject all bids within 60 days of the date of the bid opening, and no bidder may withdraw his bid before the expiration of such 60-day period; PROVIDED, however, that if the award of the contract is delayed by a required approval of another government agency, the sale of bonds or the award of the grant or grants, the Owner shall reject all bids or award the contract to the lowest responsible bidder within 120 days of the date of the BID opening, and no bidder may withdraw his bid before the expiration of such 120-day period. Thirty (30) day extensions of the date for the award of the contract may be made by the mutual written consent of the Owner and the lowest responsible bidder. Bidders for this contract shall have completed projects similar in character and scope and will be required to provide with their Bid a Qualifications Statement for prime contractor and all subcontractors. Addenda, if any, will be issued to only those persons whose names and address are on record with Stiffler, McGraw & Associates, Inc. as having obtained a copy of the Contract Documents. The Municipal Authority of the Borough of Bedford reserves the right to reject any or all bids or waive any informalities in the bidding. Larry Johnson, Chairman
  • BEARD TREE SERVICE Trimming, Removal & Clean-Up Stump Grinding ¥Fully Insured ¥Free Estimates (814)494-3031 If no answer please leave message
  • 978A PUBLIC NOTICE ACT 780 HEARING SCHEDULED The Tussey Mountain School Board has scheduled an Act 780 Hearing for April 25, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the high school auditorium, 199 Front Street, Saxton. The purpose of the hearing is to discuss and receive public comment on closing two of the district's three elementary buildings. The buildings being considered are Defiance Elementary and Robertsdale Elementary.
  • THIS NEW CLASSIFICATION HAS BEEN CREATED TO ACCOMMODATE LEGAL PUBLIC MEETING NOTICES Deadline for legal notices to appear in this classification will be 11 a.m. of the preceding day.
  • 976A MEETING NOTICE EASD TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE MEETING Everett Area School District's Transportation Committee will meet: Friday, April 28, 2017 @ 2 p.m. Central Office, 427 East South Street, Everett. Theresa Smith Board Secretary
  • ROK Mechanical & Refrigeration is looking for dependable, hard-working individuals who are interested in learning a trade in the Commercial Refrigeration industry. No experience is required, however, some vocational training in this field would take preference. Interested individuals must be willing to work long hours, travel, and work out of town, and be aware that occasional weekend work is required. This is the perfect opportunity for anyone just graduating from school that would like to learn a trade without the high price of additional schooling and at the same time, earning an income. We are an equal opportunity employer and offer a complete and attractive benefits package. E-mail your resume to Pamela.Garland@rokmechanical.com or call 814-735-3535 for an application.
  • Process medical claims from home! Use own computer! Find out how to spot a medical billing scam from the Federal Trade Commission, 1-877-FTC-HELP. A message from the Bedford Gazette and the FTC
  • PET GROOMING & BOARDING Stottlemyer's Groom ÔN Board 2-1/2 miles from Bedford on Egolf Road. Hours by appointment only 814-623-2374

State/National

Large sinkhole found under Pa. home

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — A family has been evacuated from a home in eastern Pennsylvania after... More...

Decision soon on Pittsburgh-area air base

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania congressman says a final decision on whether to close a... More...

Kayakers find body of man Pittsburgh to add bicycle-sharing program

OHIOPYLE,... More...

Local Sports

Cheap Tilts

State tourney news and notes

As the 2012- 13 high school wrestling season came to a close this past weekend with the PIAA... More...

Bulletin Board

Signups for the 2013 Hyndman Little League will take place on Tuesday, March 12, and Thursday,... More...

Wildlife & Outdoors

by Harry Guyer Jr.

This week while visiting my son in Easton, we passed a field alive with white birds. It brought... More...

Vital Statistics

Blessed events

Jason and Jacquelyn Ritchey of Everett are pleased to announce the birth of a son. Jackson Lynn... More...