Indiana Gazette from Indiana, Pennsylvania on September 13, 1990 · Page 3
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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Thursday, September 13, 1990
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,3nftiaua ^gazette STATE Monday, September 15, 2003 — Page 3 Technical school may close ERIE (AP) — A technical school where hundreds of laid- off factory workers have flocked to get head-starts on second careers could close unless the state pays to keep the doors open, officials at the school said. The Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, which officials in Erie consider to be a key part of plans to help the city rebound from manufacturing-job losses, could run out of money in two weeks, said Jerry Covert, head of the school. The school could stay open a month longer if the state sends $445,000 in federal money to retrain laid-off workers, money that has been delayed by a mix-up in the state budget, Covert said. More than 1,300 people have flocked to the school in the past two years as Erie tries to weather a national decline in the manufacturing sector. Among them is Mark Thomas, 48, of McKean Township, who is three months shy of getting a degree in maintenance mechanics after losing his job at medical equipment maker Thermo Shandon. "I don't particularly want to think about it," said Thomas. "If I couldn't finish now, it would be disappointing." The school cannot borrow money until its sheds $16 million in debts it assumed when it replaced Northwest Pennsylvania Technical Institute two years ago. For the past two years, the state has given the technical school $5.7 million and officials see no reason for the state to stop. "I'm totally convinced that neither the governor, nor the Legislature, nor the Department of Labor and Industry will allow CAMtech to close because of an error in the budget," said Erie County Executive Rick Schenker. "How could the state close down such an economic development tool as CAMtech?" In the meantime, Covert said he plans to ask some school employees to workhalftime for half of- their'pay'to' help save money. ••."•;' ' -^ • (On the Net: Center for Advanced Manufacturing & Technology: Turnpike Commission: Toll hike vital PITTSBURGH (AP) —Traveling the Pennsylvania Turnpike could soon become more pricey. Officials say that costs for the 530-mile turnpike system have outpaced tollbooth collections, whose fees haven't been raised since 1991. "Realistically; it's not a question of if we need an increase. It's a question of the Turnpike Commission deciding when and how they want to do it," said Joe Brimmeier, executive director -of the agency. According to a recent report from the turnpike's consultant, Michael Baker Jr. Inc., the commission should raise tolls "as soon as possible" to prevent construction projects from stalling and the ride on the road becoming rougher. Turnpike officials say despite raking in a record $399.5 million in toUs from a record 178.3 million vehicles last fiscal year, which ended in May, they can only afford to fix four miles of the highway a year. Two bodies identified MIDDLE RIVER, Md. CAP) — Authorities have identified two bodies recovered from the Gunpowder River on Sunday as those of two Pennsylvania brothers who disappeared from their boat on Friday. The bodies of Robert Kline, 44, of Red Lion, Pa., and George Kline, of Windsor, Pa., were recovered Sunday, authorities said. Fishermen who had been crabbing with the Kline brothers called police Friday morning to report them missing. Their boat was later found beached on Carroll Island with its motor running. DON'T FORGET TO VOTE IN THE INDIANA GAZETTE'S ONLINE READERS POLL GORELL'S ENERGY STAR REDUCE YOUR ENERGY BILLS* Specl Money Isn't Alt You 1 re Saving Only ENERGY STAR" qualified windows (like Gorell windows with top : rated Thermal Master 8 111 glass) will save you money on your heating bills and provide you with greater comfort in your home. Expires 10/31103. Not valid with any other Oder. ' STAR® labeled Gorell windows 5fyour's a decision you won't regret! FACTORY OUTLET 1380'Wayne Avenue • Indiana, PA 15701 • 724-465-1843 or 877-946-7355 Showroom Hours: Moa-FrL 7 a.m-6 p.m.; Sat. 9 am- 3 p.m. WWW.gorBlloudet.corn PiOcupHours: Mon.-FrL7a,m.-10a.rao(4p.m..6p.m.,Sat 9a.rn.-3p.rn. "Realistically, it's not a question of if we need an increase. It's a question of the Turnpike Commission deciding when and how they want to do it." — Joe Brimmeier, executive director . "I wish (a toll hike) would have happened yesterday. ... We can't put Band-Aids on the situation forever," Brimmeier said. According to turnpike officials, half of the almost $400 million in tolls last year went to operate and maintain the turnpike system, which includes the 360- mile stretch from Ohio to New Jersey, the Beaver Valley Expressway, the Greensburg Bypass, the Mon-Fayette Expressway and the Northeast Extension into the Poconos. The remainder of the $400 million was used to pay debt, build a connection to Interstate 79 in western Pennsylvania, patch up the oldest sections of the toll road and upgrade toll plazas and • The Indiana Gazette on the 'Net modernize toll collection, including E-ZPass lanes. The Turnpike Commission says it also needs to repair 640 bridges along the road that are at least 40 years old,, including bridges of the Susquehanna and Allegheny Rivers. Both bridges are expected to cost at least $100 million each. The turnpike's consultant has estimated it could cost as much as $1.2 billion over the next 30 years. Fixing the bridges alone would require a toll hike that would raise at least $39 million a year, according to Michael Baker Jr. Inc. "No bridge is unsafe," said Gary Graham, the turnpike's bridge engineering manager. "When we can't rehabilitate them, we're doing what's necessary to keep them structurally sound." Brimmeier said the commission also needs to curb congestion around Philadelphia and repair the 110-mile Northeast Extension to the Poconos. "There's no other way but to raise tolls. It may make us one of the highest toll road agencies in the East, but we're also the oldest, with lots to do." Brimmeier said, The last time the Turnpike Commission raised tolls was 1991 when it rose from 3.1 cents a mile for cars to 4 cents a mile. The turnpike also raised tolls in 1987 and 1978. When measured by cost-per- mile for cars, the 4 cents to travel the mainline of the Pennsylvania Turnpike falls behind Oklahoma's and Wyoming's 4.1 cents, West Virginia's 4.3 cents and Massachusetts' 5.5 cents, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported in Sunday's editions. Newer sections of the Pennsylvania Turnpike are much more costly. It costs 75 cents to drive a six-mile stretch of Mon-Fayette Expressway south of Pittsburgh — or 12.5 cents per mile. (On the Net: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission: www. HEARING AIDS * Hearing Aid Dispensing & Repairs * Hearing Testing * Speech Therapy * Provider For Most Insurances * Satisfaction Guaranteed Audidpgical and Speech Associates A spettrum ol full-service ate for all your speech and hearing needs 270 Philadelphia St. • Indiana, PA 724-463-EARS (3277) Thomas D. ~lo<ld, M.S., CCC-A Licensed Audiotogisi Station Square North, Suite 9 Punxsutawney, PA (814) 938-2300 INDIANA COUNTY Tobacco-Free Coalition Information Night REFRESHMENTS DOOR PRIZES ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS DOOR PRIZES INCLUDE Dinner For 6 in an Indiana County Smoke-Free Restaurant WHERE: Aging Services Community Building Oak Street - Indiana WHEN: Thursday, September 18, 6:30-8 p.m. Childcare available • Promoting smoke-free dining and smoke-free public places • Teaching youngsters about the dangers of tobacco • Promoting free programs to help smokers quit For information, call 724-354-2746 TKs proyum paid (or by a grant from the PA Department ol HeaSti - art copyright 2000 JUTM. Inc. and to fcflOSOrt, al rights rwerved \A Buyers Delight, Cars and Trucks Below Internet Prices TriStar Motors spokesperson, Kendrell Bell likes this competition as they take on a major Pittsburgh area dealership! Western Pa. You may remember that last time that an Indiana County auto dealer was in a national competition pitted against all of America's Ford and Chrysler dealers. The dealers who would win the competition were off to a luxurious vacation compliments of Ford and/or Chrysler Motor Company ... Well the Indiana County dealer won that contest. Now turn the page to the year 2003 and the competition is on all over again, but much more fierce. The Indiana County dealer is Tri-Star Motors and they have been challenged by the factory in a heated contest with another Pittsburgh area dealership. Tri- Star stands to iose thousands of dollars should they fall short of this goal. General Manager, Al Pagliei, has they to say, "If anyone reading this article is even remotely interested in buying a vehicle, now may be the best time ever! Factory rebates and incentives are at an all-time high. I've directed our sales team to sell Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles regardless of profits. In order for us to reach this goal we will have to sell them at a breath taking pace. To us this competition is serious business. Factory window stickers are not an option. We've discounted nearly 200 new new, fresh trucks, vans SUVs as much as $3,500 below private dealer invoice ... not window sticker ... I said dealer invoice. Every single Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep including nearly 120 red-hot Ford Super-Duty trucks is up for grabs. During this final period of the month all vehicles without exception ill be sold below internet prices! Plus we'li do something that no other dealer wants to do ... We'll quote you prices right over the phone, and we'll appraise your trade-in right over the phone also. Just call Tri-Star at 724-459-9300 and'ask for a manager." The Tri-Star dealership touts the area's most unique selection of Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep Trucks and SUVs. During this final count- down buyers will find negotiating unnecessary The bare minimum discount prices will tell the story. Pagliei has this Tri-Star will quote prices and appraise trade-ins right over the phone! to add, "There are five great reasons to buy a new Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep car or truck from Tri-Star now, beside the below internet prices: 1. Financing as low as 0% A.P.R for up to five years and zero down payment and zero payments for 90 days! 2. If you're driving anything other than a Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep trade it in and deduct an additional $500 from the already discounted price! 3. Take'delivery by the 18th and all extended warranties are 50% off! And... 4. All factory accessories purchased will be discounted a full 20%. 5. Every vehicle sold through September 20th, includes three years oil, lube and filter changes. (Limit four per year, excludes diesel and synthetic oils). Make no mistake about it, we are prepared to do whatever nee- essary to win this national competition. There is more good news . . . Buy a new Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep during this end of the month offer and Tri-Star will pay off your old vehicle no matter how much you owe.* If you owe less than its cash value then your financed amount will be reduced by that amount and if you owe more it will be restructured into a brand new loan. You can use your rebate money to pay off high interest credit card bills, reduce your monthly payments or just put up to $5,500 dollars in your pocket and do with it however you please! This event takes place Monday, September 15th through Saturday, September 20th, 2003. 9:00 a.m. 8:00 p.m., Saturday 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m. At Tri-Star Motors Ford, Mercury, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep, route 22, Blairsville, Pa. If you are in need of a vehicle and have been experiencing credit problems, Tri-Star has a special confidential 24-hour credit hot-line that you may call anytime night or day. Phone 1-800-865-0312. If you want directions or prices and appraisals quoted over the phone, call 724-459-9300 and as for a manager. * Credit approval required. .__ Advertisement STABILITY A Hometown Bank You Can Count On...Both Today And In The Future /PI// A 1 //// Vvb a •b&v *.? ^ v« ; *' Serving the area since 1905 Marion Center National Bank Marion Center • WHtow Springs (Indiana) Clymer • Punxsutawney • Big Run • Dayton 1-800-556-6262 Member FDIC Equal Housing Lender

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