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GETTYSBURG TIMES • WEDNESDA Y, JUNE 19, 2002 Littlestown to begin school construction Abbottstown residence burglarized several times BY ALEX GAYHART Times Staff Writer BY ANDY CLARKE Times Staff Writer State police are investigating the burglary of an Abbottstown Borough home. The residents, a 33-year-old male and a 31-year-old female, have been victimized several times between Oct. 21, 2001, and June 4. The burglar has made unlawful entry into the victims' home, located on West King Street, and removed an undisclosed amount of cash. • The state police Gettysburg Barracks is investigating a reported theft by deception in Mount Pleasant Township from June 1. A vehicle was sold to a person and misrepresentations were made to the victim as to the condition of the vehicle. • At 2:30 a.m. Sunday, a 1987 Ford Taurus heading west on Rampike Hill Road went off the road in Bendersville and hit a utility pole, according to state police. Both driver and passenger fled the scene. Hugo G. Cruz, the driver, and Marcelino G. Cruz were found at 8:30 a.m. at a migrant worker camp on Potato Road about two miles outside of Bendersville. Charges are pending against Hugo for several vehicle code violations. • An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen from the Leather Factory Outlet in the Gettysburg Village Factory Outlets complex in Mount Joy Township at 6 p.m. Sunday, according to state police. • Christopher J. Seymore, 22, of Gettysburg, suffered minor injuries after crashing into a large tree and rolling his 1999 Ford F250 at 12:56 p.m. Saturday, according to state police. Seymore was heading east on Goldenville Road in Butler Township when he lost control near Belmont Road and veered off the north berm. His left front driver's side hit the tree, causing the car to spin counter-clockwise and roll over. • Jeremy Bucher lost control of his 1990 Mitsubishi Mirage on Knoxlyn-Orrtanna Road at 1:03 a.m., according to state police. The car went off the north side of the wet road and overturned. Bucher suffered minor injuries. • Byron Lee Andrews, 22, of Gettysburg, was not injured after losing control of his car on 'Route 233 near a reservoir in Franklin Township, hitting an embankment, rolling over and coming to rest on its wheels Friday afternoon, according to state police. • William Duff, 22, of Littlestown, suffered minor injuries after crashing his 1990 Eagle Talon into a utility pole at the intersection of Fleshman Mill Road and Bon- Ox Road in Mount Pleasant Township Friday afternoon, according to state police. • Someone stole a white mailbox from a residence in the 200 block of Longstreet Drive in Lake Heritage some time early Sunday morning, according to state police. • Someone threw rocks at a residence in the first block of Heritage Drive in Lake Heritage between June 9 and 13, breaking the glass out of a sliding door and a French door, according to state police. The need for an intermediate school in Littlestown has been a distant plan for some time now, but as of this week's school board meeting, it looks like fourth and fifth graders will soon have a new place to learn. In a unanimous vote, the Littlestown Area School Board opted for an $8.6 million bond issue that will fund the project for the new school, which is to be located behind the new maintenance facility and the tennis courts. The bond was issued at an interest rate that will vary between 3.1 and 4.75 percent. The broker is Paine Webber. Darlene Ketterman, business manager for the school district, said that the project is slated to begin in July and should he completed in August 2003. In a 7-1 vote, with board member Eleanor Dehoff voting no and board member Ed James absent from the meeting, the board awarded bids for the construction project, totaling about $8,514,000. With a bid of $5,278,000. Lobar. Inc. was awarded the bid for general construction: Frye Lutz will take care of the HVAC work for $1,375,000; plumbing will be handled by W.G. Tomco & Sons at $585.555: Rogers Electric bid in at $1,043,000; and Environmental Furnishings will furnish the school for $232,000. Also at the meeting: • The board voted to instate an athletic director position at the high school. This director, depending on professional background, will earn $30,000 to $35,000 a year. Before the unanimous vote, Dehoff pointed out to the board that only $27.000 was budgeted for the position. • After going out to bid for new computers last month, the school board approved the purchase of 70 computers from T&S Computer Systems Plus in Littlestown with the price tag of $35,522. • Toward ihc end of ihc meeting, hoard " vice president Ben Ricci suggested to board * member and community relations committee * chair Bob Rippman that the committee find ;i way to go into the community. speak willi citizens and clear up budget concerns. After a presentation last month by three community members who claimed that the school district was not reporting a significant amount of revenue, the district hired an auditor to clear up the mailer. At Monday's meeting, auditor Jim Lyons, from Grccnawalt and Co. P.C. in Mechanicsburg. said that tin: district's books were fine. Ricci expressed that it might be good for the district to spread the word of the auditor's report. Rippman. as well as board president John Warehime Jr.. agreed that there is a need to share with the community that the district's accounts were in order according to the auditor. Rippman said that the community relations committee would trv to do somcthinj!. CONEWAGO TOWNSHIP Developer continues effort to obtain OK of preliminary plan for 78 cluster homes BY DICK WATSON Times Correspondent Patrick Sheaffer was back before the Conewago Township Supervisors Monday night to seek their approval of a preliminary development plan for 78 cluster homes on a 98-acre site with 60 percent of the property remaining open space. Sheaffer had already been to the township planning commission and received its approval. He had also appeared before the supervisors last month to tell them that the Adams County Planning Commission had approved the plan. Last month, the supervisors told him to go before the zoning hearing board first. But Monday night Sheaffer was back with his attorney, Tim Shultis of Hanover, to point out that he had not gone to the zoning board. The reason, said Shultis, was because the township's ordinance requires zoning approval just 15 days prior to the submission of a final plan. That led to a discussion that went on for 50 minutes and was Eisenhower Site to offer reduced rates this weekend National Park Service Director Fran Mainella applauded the efforts of President Bush's new Healthier U.S. Initiative announced June 12 to promote improved health through the benefits of physical activity and the stress reducing experiences that visiting national parks and participating in park programs provide. As part of the President's Comprehensive Fitness Agenda, the Initiative will include an entrance fee-free weekend on June 22-23 to all national park sites across the country. "I am very pleased to join with the president and Interior Secretary Norton in inviting all of America to come out and visit the magnificent natural and cultural resources WEDNESDAY Pa. Daily Number 3-0-5 Pa. Big Four 5-9-6-9 Pa. Cash Five 05-09-17-21-23 Pa. Lotto 17-18-22-32-53-69 Md. Pick 3 (afternoon) 3-1-7 Md. Pick 4 (afternoon)....5-9-8-2 Md. Pick Three (night) 9-8-7 Md. Pick Four (night) 1-0-8-4 Md. Cash..01-07-12-15-19-26-31 Md. Bonus Match 5. 12-15-19-20-36 Bonus Ball 27 throughout our country," said Director Mainella. "We share a deep appreciation of the value of national parks and the role they play in the physical fitness and well- being of all Americans. The entrance fee-free weekend will be a wonderful opportunity for our visitors to experience national parks and exercise their minds and bodies while uplifting their spirits." At Eisenhower National Historic Site, visitors will enjoy reduced rates. Gettysburg National Military Park spokesperson, Katie Lawhon, said the admission fee has been waived. However, entrance to Eisenhower National Historic Site also includes the fee for the shuttle bus and an interpretive fee for the tour of the home. The park tells the story of the challenges Eisenhower faced as Supreme Commander, Allied Forces in Europe during World War II and as 34th President of the United States. The farm is the only place President and Mrs. Dwight D. Eisenhower ever called home and was used as a weekend retreat, a refuge in time of illness, and a comfortable meeting place for world leaders. "We welcome the public to come visit the site, stroll the grounds and experience the home and farm of President Eisenhower," said Jim Johnson, site manager. Reduced rates for Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, are: adults $3.75; children ages 13-16, $3.75; children ages 6-12 $2.50. This is a $2 reduction from the standard adult fee of $5.75. Shuttle buses to the Eisenhower Site leave from the Gettysburg National Military Park Visitor Center at 97 Taneytown Road, Gettysburg, every half hour from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Because Gettysburg National Military Park has no admission fee, the program does not apply to Gettysburg. PBISOIIUL ft BU8ME8S Gettysburg Times June 23, 1945 ! "A 500-man prisoner of war camp, adjacent to Camp Sharpe, is expected to alleviate the manpower shortage on the farms and in the canning industries of Adams County, although government spokesmen said today, it is not expected to be able to use the ipmates of the new camp until the tomato canning season, which qpens in August. • "First priority among local employers of P.W. labor will go to the canning industry, and any surplus labor will be allocated to those who request it on the basis of value of the product to the war effort." 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To save lime, Sheaffer volunteered to obtain language typi- • cally used by other municipalities where cluster homes have been allowed. Last month, also, the township's tax collector questioned a decision made by the supervisors in January 2001 that changed the way her compensation was determined — and resulted in a $6,000 reduction. The township solicitor and secretary were asked to review the January meeting tapes and minutes. Township solicitor Clayton Wilcox reported on that review in executive session Monday night. Afterward, the supervisors announced they would stand by their January 2001 action. Another old business matter that should have been resolved quickly Monday night concerned the final approval to rezone two sites totaling 19 acres from Agricultural Preservation to Residential-1. Located between Sunday Drive and Centennial Road, the sites border the Claude Murren property, which was rezoned lo R-l last December. Supervisors approved the request last month and advertised the change. But with only four supervisors present Monday night, one voted no and another abstained. The matter is to be advertised again. In other business, the supervisors: • reduced the bonds required on sections of Allwood Manor that have been completed. • assured Judy Beating of 35 Conewago Dr. that they would bring up the sidewalk safety issue of her street some time in September or October. • told David Smith of 11 Oak Dr. that, "Our budget is in line," in response to his concern about, "who was watching the purse strings" regarding legal actions against the township. • agreed with Gerald Funke that it would not be fair to make Conewago Enterprises wait another month Tor planning commission approval of its Welzcl Drive subdivision because the commission lacked a quorum for its June meeting. 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