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May 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Habitat crews push through rain on first ‘blitz build’

EVERETT — Despite this week’s gloomy weather, Bedford County’s Habitat for... More...

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Local

The Password

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New spring, new homes

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Police

A Schellsburg man was not injured in a crash in Somerset... More...

Editorial

Old Photo Album

Ron Snider was 13 years old when he and his pony won the pony race at the 1957 Bedford Fair. Here,... More...

Shale gas levies

While the November general elections are a long way off, we expect proposals for a shale gas tax to... More...

Happiness changes

I t’s funny how our ideas of happiness change as we grow. When I was little, my mom would... More...

State/National Sports

Alvarez, Marte homer to lead Pirates past Blue Jays

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — Pedro Alvarez hit a tying two-run homer off Sergio Santos in the ninth... More...

Penguins make a rally, but Rangers gain 3-2 win in OT

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — Derick Brassard scored 3:06 into overtime to give the New York Rangers a... More...

Nets beat Raptors 97-83

NEW YORK (AP) — Deron Williams had the Brooklyn Nets speeding toward a Game 7 when suddenly... More...

Worship

Bert Cooper

Alum Bank

Bert Cooper, 77, of Alum Bank, passed away Thursday, May 1, 2014.  She was born on Oct. 22,... More...

Betty Jean May

Hyattsville, Md.

Betty Jean May, 78, of Hyattsville, Md., formerly of Hyndman, died April 30, 2014.  She was... More...

Andrew Ernie Nelson

Bedford

Andrew Ernie Nelson, 65, of Highland Drive, Bedford, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at... More...

Fire displaces Bedford family

A Bedford family of four rushed out of their burning two-story home Friday afternoon after they... More...

United Way distributes funds to agencies

The United Way of Bedford County distributed more than $100,000 to charities and human services... More...

Top of th' Morning

There’s still room for a Valley Forge trip next week.  The Bedford County Historical... More...

Obituaries

Geraldine M. Ritchey - 2017-04-26
Celebration of Life - 2017-04-26
Leta S. Gilbert - 2017-04-25
Audrey J. Morris - 2017-04-25
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

Regional Classifieds
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  • 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
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  • 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.
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State/National

Group wants monument for 9/11 first responders

NEW YORK (AP) — As the opening of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum nears, a... More...

Slots revenue down

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Slot-machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos fell 3.6 percent in... More...

American economy bounces back from brutal winter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month,... More...

World

Landslide in Afghanistan kills 350

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A landslide triggered by heavy rain buried large sections of a... More...

Egypt in energy crisis as elections approach

CAIRO ( AP) — Egypt’s crippling energy crisis is threatening to mount, creating an... More...

Local Sports

Bedford boys capture WCC, Northern second

ALTOONA — One of the big track and field barometers for the postseason is the West Central... More...

Early homer good enough to give CK a win

HOLLIDAYSBURG — Friday’s first pitch became the most important for Claysburg,... More...

Everett picks up win, Northern splits with SF

Everett 8, Forbes Road 7  EVERETT — Everett topped Forbes Road on Friday, 8-7. ... More...