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August 19, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

July jobless rates spike in most states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in 30 U.S. states last month, even as employers in... More...

Dollar General enters bid war for rival chain

NEW YORK (AP) — The nation’s top dollar store chains are betting big that their... More...

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Local

Glimpses of Bedford County

Agency assures victims care, compassion

Your Safe Haven, established in 1996, is located at 195 Drive-In Lane,... More...

Ridge classroom

One classroom of Chestnut Ridge Middle School fourth graders was omitted from the Back to School... More...

Uninvited Bedford man facing charges

Bedford Borough police have charged a Bedford man in six different incidents that began in... More...

Editorial

Political Cartoon

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The long goodbye

I t surprised a lot of people when the coroner in Northern Virginia ruled Jim Brady’s death a... More...

Talking tax to middle class

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s middle class is getting a lot of attention from... More...

State/National Sports

Steelers looking to expand no-huddle on the road

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers have done a good job with... More...

Slumping Pirates surrender six early runs, fall to Braves

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons homered to begin a six-run first... More...

Phillies beat Mariners behind a three-hitter from Williams

PHILADELPHIA ( AP) — Jerome Williams took a threehitter into the eighth inning, Andres Blanco... More...

Vital Statistics

Blessed events

Christopher and Lindsay (Clark) Turnbull of Everett welcomed a daughter to their family Aug. 7. Mae... More...

Pa. group: Health registry needed for drilling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republican... More...

Kindergarten class size a concern for Tussey Mountain

SAXTON — The size of the kindergarten class at Defiance Elementary School is a concern the... More...

Three fawns poached, dumped along Bedford Twp. road; reward offered

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is looking for information on the illegal killing of three fawns... More...

Top of th' Morning

Crews responded to a Saxton fire Monday evening.  Saxton, Six Mile and Huntingdon County... 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

Man saved after scenic crash

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — Police believe a man may have fallen asleep at the wheel before his car... More...

New utility line faces opposition

PITTSBURGH ( AP) — One of the biggest new electric transmission line proposals in decades is... More...

Convict judge’s daughter facing fraud charge

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The daughter of convicted former Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Joan... More...

World

Iraqi forces retake key dam

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces recaptured Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic... More...

Terrorist fighters to be topic of summit

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. administration says that President Barack Obama will host a... More...

Mexico to offer 4.9B in electric projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says it expects to put out for bid $4.9 billion in electrical... More...

Local Sports

Beisinger, Ridge team wins at BCAA tourney

Chestnut Ridge’s Hunter Beisinger won the individual championship at the annual Bedford... More...

Bison tennis sweeps

Bedford opened the 2014 girls tennis season in fine fashion with a 5-0 shutout of Johnstown. ... More...

Senior Pirates throttle Yankees

STATE COLLEGE — The Pirates jumped out to an early lead on the Yankees at State College and... More...