Indiana Gazette

August 03, 1994

Issue date: Wednesday, August 3, 1994
Pages available: 28
Previous edition: Tuesday, August 2, 1994
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Indiana Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1994, Indiana, Pennsylvania Page August 3 T994 Lhc CJaa Couple shot in bed at Dry Tavern DRY TAVERN Pa APi A mans cries of No preceded the shooting of a couple by someone who cut telephone lines before enter ing their house according to neigh bors and police Joseph and Betty Grash were apparently in bed at their onestory house in Dry Tavern which is about 35 miles southwest of Pittsburgh when they were shot shortly before 3 Tuesday police said Mrs Grash 54 was in serious condition today at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown Grash 64 was in fair condition at the hospital Grash was shot in his wrist arm and side Mrs Grash was shot in her upper arm and side said a neighbor Bella Venick amazing they were able to Trooper Robert Frider said Crash 64 is retired from an autoparts business Mrs Grash 54 works at the State Correctional Institution at Waynesburg Jury charges man in Philiy pollution case PHILADELPHIA AP A feder al grand jury has charged an Illinois man with dumping harmful amounts of oil in the Schuylkill River and c improperly dismantling and dispos ing of asbestos at a riverside proper ty Kenneth Morrison 44 of Streator faces a maximum 41 years in prison and million fine if convicted of all nine counts of feder al environmental crimes Peter H Kostmayer director of the Environmental Protection Agen cys Region III said Morrisons behavior was incorrigible This kind of irresponsible con duct will not be Kost mayer said Tuesday i The EPA said Morrison who X owned a scrap metal salvaging busi ness pumped as much as r gallons of oil into the Schuylkill River in southwest Philadelphia last J year The indictment said that Morri r son the owner and president of Streatorbased La Salle Central Con s tracting ran a scrap metal salvag ing business in Philadelphia which dismantled large industrial tanks containing oil and tar H e Man uses fax to harass police LANCASTER Pa AP David C Rannels says he just wanted to communicate with the police via fax But Lancaster police say they got more of his message than they c wanted and have charged him ha rassment by communication for in undating them with unwanted faxes He is due to appear in court on Sept 29 According to a court complaint just after midnight on March 9 the police fax machine began spitting out messages from Rannels j The first nights message included a summons for a criminal case I against Rannels along with addition al handwritten notes and a subscrip tion invoice for an updated edition of Pennsylvania laws After four more nights of faxes Detective Lt John V Yost went to Rannels home and told him to stop Two more detectives went back a second time But within a week the fax barrage started again this time with more handwritten notes odometer disclo sure statements lists of names and 5 copies of newspaper articles on real estate police said jr Sixtyfive pages in all Some were repeats Thats when police got a search warrant for Rannels home and discovered the originals of some of 1 the documents they received They also confiscated the fax machine Rannels told the Lancaster Intelli gencer Journal that while the charg es against him dont look he said he was giving the police useful A information about suspected drug dealers He faces charges of a thirddegree misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison and up to a fine Two wrecks occur in Punxsy PUNXSUTAWNEY Punxsu tawney Borough Police investigated two minor traffic accidents during the past two days An unidentified vehicle struck and damaged the left rear taillight on a car parked at Groundhog Plaza between noon and 2 Monday police said The car that was hit is owned by Susan Wingert of Punxsu tawney The second crash took place Tuesday at the intersection of East Mahpning Street and Rockland Avenue Police said Shannon Diane Roseman of 304 Oakland Punxsutawney reported her car was crowded into the curb by the driver of an small black twodoor v Police asked that any witness to the incident contact them C J Floyd Work Floyd V Work 81 Wellington Heights Punxsutawney formerly of Woodland Avenue Punxsutawney and Rochester Mills died Tuesday Aug in Wellington Heights A son of Silas Clark and Nancy Braughler Work he was born Jan in Canoe Township Indiana County Mr Work was a retired farmer He never married and is survived by a brother Earl B Work Punxsu tawney a nephew a niece and several cousins He was preceded in death by his parents a sister Ms Myrtle Work and a brother Rufus Friends will be received in the Pifer Funeral Home Punxsutaw ney from 24 and 79 Wednes day and until time of services at 11 Thursday Rev David Pearce will officiate with interment in Pine Grove Cemetery Rochester Mills Peter Mottern Peter L Mottern 76 formerly of East Burrel Street Blairsville died Monday Aug 1 1994 at Indiana Hospital Friends will be received from 24 and 79 Wednesday Aug 3 in the FergusonHelm Funeral Home Blairsville where a funeral service will be held at 130 Thursday Aug 4 with the Rev R Kenneth Keiper officiating Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery A Deiecmdro Antoinette Julia Deleandro 87 Morewood Avenue Blairsville died Monday Aug 1 1994 at Latrobe Area Hospital The daughter of Angelo and There sa Frattura Caruso she was born Saturday Nov 10T 1906 in Blairs ville A homemaker Mrs Deleandro was a member of SS Simon and Jude Roman Catholic Church and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Italian Mutual Aid Society both of Blairs ville Surviving are three daughters and two sons Mrs Christina Boggio Blairsville Mrs Elsie Bosco La trobe Mrs Viola Figurelli Monrpe ville Thomas Willoughby Ohio Raymond Blairsville 18 grand children and several greatgrand children two brothers and one sister Frank and Patsy Caruso and Mrs Mary Boggio all of Blairsville She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Camillo De leandro two brothers Romeo and Angelo Caruso and one sister Mar garet Tedeski Friends will be received from 24 and 79 today in the Ferguson Helm Funeral Home Blairsville where a wake service will be held at Wednesday A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10 Thursday Aug 4 in SS Simon and Jude Church Blairsville with the Rev Chester J Raimer as cele brant Interment will be in the church cemeterv DELEANDRO Antoinette 10 SS Simon Jude Church Blairs ville FergusonHelm Funeral Home Blairsville MOTTERN Peter Fer gusonHelm Funeral Home Blairsville Indiana council rejects postal parking plan Continued from Page 15 In other action council Was informed that Ray Winters Sons of Indiana RD 3 may begin stream improvements to Marsh Run near Chestnut and Oak streets with in the next two weeks Learned that the state Depart ment of Environmental Resources is beginning its study to determine what longterm improvements are needed to alleviate flooding on Marsh Run and how much those improvements will cost Accepted petitions from resi dents and approved the 600 block of Shryock Avenue and the 300 block of North Eighth Street for inclusion in the boroughs permit parking zones Appointed an ad hoc committee of four councilmen to work with representatives of Indiana Universi ty of Pennsylvania to suggest lan guage for an ordinance that would regulate what types of furniture could be placed on porches and roofs of buildings in the borough Approved PROSPER tax abate ment applications for a addition at Insur ance Associates at 39 South Sixth and for an expansion at Victorian Gardens Personal Care Home at 468 South 13th St Council will meet in special ses sion at 7 Tuesday Aug 9 to discuss a contract for the boroughs nonuniformed employees who have voted to unionize and for other general purposes The odds of a soldier being killed dropped from 1 in 48 in World War II to 1 in in Vietnam to 1 in in the Persian Gulf War At least part of this is due to improve ments in medicalevacuation proce dures Quilter Sally Hampton left along with quilt designer Jane Coieman and Brush Valley Day coordinator Sara McCormick display a quilt covered with photos of Brush Valley residents that will be auctioned off on Aug 13 Gazette photo by Willis Bechtel Brush Valley Day schedule set BRUSH VALLEY The 21st annual Brush Valley Day Celebra tion will be held Saturday Aug 13 at the Brush Valley Fire Hall The opening ceremony at 9 will kick off an entire day filled with fun and activities for people of all ages including a volleyball tourna ment a 1900s fashion show horse shoe pitching and log sawing contests fifth annual Brush Valley Firemens parade various special guests and demonstrations and the BVFDs famous barbecued chicken dinners An auction which will feature a special handmade quilt and wood carvings created by Walt Smith throughout the day will be held at At Jukebox Express and deejay Steppin Country will take over for an evening of dancing Jukebox Express plays music for the young and the young at heart and Steppin Country plays coun and oldies favorites The Brush Valley Day celebration concludes on Sunday Aug 14 with an 11 worship service at the fire hall Donations are needed to raise money for expenses For further information call 4799369 The schedule Friday Aug 12 56 All baked goods entries must be at the scout room Brush Valley residents 68 Display items may be brought in and areas set up Saturday Aug 13 Set up areas 9 Opening ceremony flag raising at memorial by Boy and Girl Scout troops volleyball contest be gins Indiana Schwin Cy cling Center bicycle safety demon stration sign up and be present to win a helmet 10 quartet music on stage Tina Craig John McDowell Adam Orner Tara 11 Judging of displays Senior Citizen of 1994 crowned 1900 fashion show local special announcements Horseshoe pitching registration entry fee I Horseshoe pitching con test Bodies by Moreau dancers Hay Bale Toss three throws for 50 volleyball playoffs Pinky the clown juggling Yosuracks Fitness Center martial arts demonstration outside Freidens Kitchen Band Sawdust Search out back for all children through sixth grade Parade formation Brush Valley Fire mens Parade Tables and booths will close Registration for log sawing entry fee Log sawing contest Bring own chain saw small medi um and large classes Auction by Pete and Charlie Stewart featuring all baked food entries carvings very special quilt load of firewood Dancing in the truck room with Jukebox Ex line dancing to ern and oldies with deejay Steppin AllDay Activities II BVFD barbecued chicken dinners pie sandwiches 10 Childrens arts and crafts corner 11 Chain saw artist Walt Smith making carvings quilting demonstration by Jane Coieman Sunday Aug 14 11 Sunday morning wor ship Mahaffey mans car destroyed by fire MAHAFFEY Fire destroyed a car operated by Stevan M Shuss of Mahaffey RD 1 at 6 Monday State police at Punxstuawney said the vehicle caught fire while Shuss was driving near the intersection of Route 36 and State Route 3001 in Bell Township Clearfield County Mahaffey firemen were called to the scene BLAIRSVILLE Firemen from Blairsville were dispatched twice INDIANA Birth Aug Gerald and Debra M Rossi 281 Red Maple Drive Homer City girl Admissions Aug 2 Margaret Beilchick Barnesbcro RD 2 Stanley Gratosky Homer City RD 3 Renee Hallow 141 Red Maple Drive Homer City Mary Stephens 1671 Salts burg Indiana Discharges Aug 2 Dwight Syster Strongstown RD 2 Anna P Jeffries 1157 Oak Indiana Benjamin J Sadler 1399 School Indiana PUNXSUTAWNEY Admissions Bessie Malone Brookville Raymond Lovelace and Melissa Rubba both of Punxsutawney Discharges Mrs Robert Knox and baby boy Sharp both of Punxsutawney LATROBE Birth Aug Julie A Daugherty Avonmore boy Admissions Richard M Antoline New Alexandria RD 1 Charles E Porter Saltsburg RD 3 Mary L Stitt Blairsville Discharges Dorothy E Hullenbaugh Blairsville RD 3 George C Patterson Blairsville RR 2 Ernma G Winkelman Blairsville KITTANNING Admissions Anthony Bonfanti Punxsutawney Maxine Stewart Rural Valley Discharge Walter C Haggerty Spring Church during a summer storm Tuesday night The first call came in at after a Penelec transformer started smoking at the North Brady Street Substation The transformer fire caused an electric service outage in Blairsville that lasted approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes Firemen also were dispatched at West Chestnut Street where the electrical entrance wire had been ripped from the side of a house BRUSH VALLEY Members of the Brush Valley Fire Department were dispatched at Mon day to halt a brush fire near Old Home Manor in the Brush Valley area NEW ALEXANDRIA The New Alexandria and Saltsburg fire de partments were alerted to a possible fire at Pine Apartments along Route 981 at 7 Tuesday however their response was canceled CLARKSBURG A fallen wire along State Route 3021 near Clarks burg was checked and guarded by firemen from Iselin and West Leba non until a utility firm made repairs at approximately 7 Tuesday SPRUCE Commodore Fire De partment was dispatched at Monday for a reported gaswell leak at a well near Spruce A fire department spokesman said a heat er unit was venting steam and there wasno gas leak Contract awarded BRUSH VALLEY The Brush valley Township supervisors Mon day awarded a contract for to Davison Sand Gravel of New Kensington to supply stone for the summer road maintenance pro gram Grant property tax bills contain error MAKION CENTER Grant Township taxpayers should be aware that there is an error on the bills for 1994 school real estate taxes James R Hursh tax collector said the taxes should be paid in 1994 not 1993 as stated on the bill YMCA offers water safety course The Indiana County YMCA will offer an emergency water safety course for anyone interested The class begins Monday Aug 8 and continues until Friday Aug 12 The class will meet from daily Call Eric Neal at the YMCA at 4652655 for details Cherryhill Township tax office closed PENN RUN The Cherryhill Township tax office will be closed from Friday Aug 12 through Monday Aug 22 according to Karen D Alsop tax collector The office will reopen at the regular hours of 4 to 6 Tuesday Aug 23 New students to register at AR SPRING CHURCH New students who have moved into the ApolloRidge School District and will be attending grades nine through 12 at ApolloRidge High School Spring Church are requested to register prior to Aug 29 the first day of school The guidance counselors will be in their offices from to 2 beginning Aug 15 New students should take advantage of this opportunity to make out schedules and tour the building Parents are urged to bring report cards immunization records and other school records that would help with the students educational placement Call 4781131 for an appointment Doctor to speak on cholesterol KITTANNING Frederick B Doerfier a specialist in internal medicine on the medical staff of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital will speak on LTptoDate Information on Cholesterol at the next Heart Club meeting The club will meet at 7 Aug 15 in the hospitals Continuing Education Classroom Meetings are free and open to the public Heart patients and families are welcome to attend For more information call the hospitals Social Services Department at 5438457 Empty Arms group meets Aug 17 KITTANNING The Empty Arms Support Group of Armstrong County Memorial Hospital will meet at Aug 17 in the hospitals Cardiac Rehabilitation Center Empty Arms is a support group for parents who have had a miscarriage a stillbirth or an infant die before going home from the hospital For more information call the hospitals Obstetrical Department at 5438182 or the Social Services Department at 5438457 Indiana troopers give monthly report State police assigned to the Indiana station investigated 95 traffic accidents during July including one that claimed a life Fiftysix people were injured in There also were nine hitandrun crashes according to Lt Frank H Monaco station commander Troopers arrested 499 drivers for traffic law violations and issued 624 written warning cards to drivers for lesser traffic law violations or for operating faulty equipment Twentysix motorists were arrested for driving under the influence Police assisted 28 motorists during the month Under criminal investigative duties troopers conducted 240 investiga tions that led to 122 arrests and cleared 145 offenses Value of recovered property totaled Ebeiisburg troopers give July report EBENSBURG State police at Ebensburg investigated 25 traffic accidents during July including four hitandrun crashes Twenty people were injured in the wrecks according to Sgt Michael P Edwards Police apprehended three motorists for driving under the influence issued 398 traffic arrest citations for traffic law violations and gave written warning cards to 367 drivers for lesser traffic law violations or for operating faulty equipment Troopers also assisted 23 motorists during the month Under criminal investigative duties troopers conducted 82 investiga tions that led to 45 arrests and cleared 38 incidents There was one narcotics arrest Police recovered GOP picnic scheduled Aug 11 The Indiana County Republican Committee will host its annual summer picnic from 57 Thursday Aug 11 at Mack Park Indiana Party chairman Lance Alexander said special guests will include Davi Ridge brother of gubernatorial candidate Tom Ridge and Rick Schenker executive director of the Pennsylvania Christian Coalition Ridge is a lifelong active Democrat who led a drive to register more than new Republicans in his area just before the primary Also in attendance will be state House candidates Rich Gallo Sam Smith and William Wheeler Reservations can be made until Aug 8 by calling 4658531 or 4644509 Tickets for the event are for adults and for children under the age of 12 The public is invited regardless of party affiliation Murder fugitive who recently received new heart on the run PHILADELPHIA AP If Bar tolome Moya doesnt see a doctor soon he could die But his doctors at Temple Univer sity Hospital where he received a heart transplant operation five months ago dont know where he is And neither do authorities in New York who have charged Moya with six murders and six kidnappings We dont know where said Temple spokesman Robert Villier The biggest danger for someone with a new heart is the danger of Villier said Moya must be monitored regular ly doctors say or he might die He last was examined at Temple on June 29 When he missed his July the search was on Iii August 1993 before his trans plant Moya was arrested in Phila delphia and returned to New York on a warrant charging him wifh six murders and several bombings But because of his severe heart condition a federal judge in New York saying Moyas death was imminent dismissed the murder and racketeering indictment Freed Moya came to Philadelphia and received a new heart on Feb 24 The operation was paid out of Pennsylvanias Medicaid pro gram the Philadelphia Daily News reported When the attorney in New York heard the surgery was success ful and improved Moyas chances of survival Moya was charged again with six murders one attempted murder and six kidnappings The bombing counts were dropped Marijuana found in lot BLAIRSVILLE The person who apparently forgot placing a three pound coffee can on the hood of a parked vehicle in the NEC Vale Tech parking lot at North Liberty and West Campbell streets in Blairsville may claim the can at the Blairsville Police Station 202 East Market St The can contained 13 oneounce bags of suspected marijuana ac cording to police chief Joe Caugher ty Caughtery said Vales security officer Ray Mazzaferro found the can and notified police ;