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SC Middle School Closed Through Sunday, Jan. 24

The Spring Cove School District has notified parents and guardians of students at the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring that the school will be closed through Sunday, Jan. 24. In the letter dated Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy A. Baker...

Continuing Trend, Regional Gasoline Prices Move Upward

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is nine cents higher this week at $2.605 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $2.605 Average price...

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New Police Cruiser in Martinsburg

Martinsburg Chief and Police Kerry L. Hoover stands next to the police department's newest cruiser. The 2021 Ford Police Interceptor Utility vehicle was ordered last February from Tri-Star Motors in...

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/11/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,452 / 100 / 208.8 Blair: 7,408 / 192 / 157.6 Cambria: 7,616 / 291 / 223.5 Centre: 9,159 / 153 / 94.2 Clearfield: 3,833 / 57 / 71.9 Fulton: 482 / 11 / 75.7...

Actualización sobre COVID-19

ACTUALIZACIÓN SEMANAL Hasta las 12:00 p.m., 11 de enero, 2021 Condados cercanos Número de casos / número de muertes / índice de muerte* Bedford: 2,452 / 100 / 208.8 Blair: 7,408 / 192 / 157.6 Cambria: 7,616 / 291 / 223.5 Centre: 9,159 / 153 /...

Spring Cove Remote for Four Days

The Herald obtained this information from Spring Cove School District Dr. Betsy Baker at 6:23 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 11, regarding the current status of the district. According to Dr. Baker, “We were notified tonight of two COVID-19 positives and...

Spring Cove School District Re-Starts Athletics, Works on Vaccination Plan

The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors Committee of the Whole working meeting was held remotely on Monday, Jan. 11, with new board president Jim Butler presiding. A closed-door executive session was held prior to the meeting for...

Claysburg Man Jailed on Multiple Rape-Related Charges

A Claysburg man is in jail after police said he sexually assaulted a woman multiple times in his home. Kenneth L. Wells, 43, is accused of assaulting the woman over several days after picking her up in Tyrone and transporting her to Claysburg....

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Martinsburg Gets Drug Drop-Off Box

The Rite Aid Pharmacy KidCents Foundation has partnered with the Martinsburg Police Department to provide a safe and secure location to dispose of unwanted medications by donating a prescription...

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'Butch' Giarth's Passing Leaves 'Unfillable Void' in Freedom Township

Freedom Township said goodbye on Friday, Jan. 8, to Daniel "Butch" Giarth Jr., a man who Pastor Ed Jeliff said "breathed life" into his community. Township officials, along with firefighters, family,...

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Pro Basketball is coming to Altoona

York native Rikk Coleman said that he decided that Altoona was the "perfect spot" for a new professional basketball team because of the community's love for the game. Also important was that the city...

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Claysburg-Kimmel to Demolish Football Field Bleachers

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board at a Dec. 22 meeting awarded a contract for the demolition of the home-side bleachers at Bulldog Stadium. School directors awarded the $$14,600 project to Dirt Works...

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Along the Highway

One morning in mid-December, Amber, my granddaughter, was driving along Route 866 on her way to her final morning classes in Johnstown. When she spotted a dead bear lying along the road, she called...

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Collision Course

The Central High School boys' basketball team was the first sports team in the Morrisons Cove area to start the 2020-21 winter season. The Dragons played at Tyrone on Monday night, Jan. 11. Above,...

– 2020-21 High School Winter Sports Schedules –

Central Boys’ Basketball Jan. 11 @ Tyrone 7:30 Jan. 14 Phil-Osceola 7:30 Jan. 20 Tyrone 7:30 Jan. 22 Clearfield 7:30 Jan. 25 Hollidaysburg 7:30 Jan. 27 @ Huntingdon 7:30 Jan. 29 @ Bellefonte 7:30 Feb. 2 @ Bald Eagle 7:30 Feb. 5 Penns Valley 7:30...

Central Wrestling 2020-21 Preview

Coach: David Marko Number of Years as Head Coach: 24 League: Mountain Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 11-9; League: 2-5 Returning Starters: Jaxon Matthews, Tyler Beisinger, Ian Crouch, Alex Bowman, Tyler Hess, Tanner Hall, Ben Detwiler,...

Central Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Drew Ebersole Number of Years as Head Coach: First Conference: Mountain League Last Year's Record: 17-6 Returning Starters: Bailey Heuston Other Returning Letterwinners: Leah Johnston Newcomers: Makenna Kocsis, Elana Decker, Bralyn Ellis,...

Central Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Paul Frederick Number of Years as Head Coach: Two League: Mountain League Last Year’s Record: Overall: 14-9; League: 9-5 Returning Starters: Hunter Klotz (Sr.), Lleyton Kling (Sr.) Devon Boyles (Jr.) Other Returning Letterwinners:...

Williamsburg Girls' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Amy Hileman Number of Years as Head Coach: Two years League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year’s Record: Overall: 7-16; League: 5-9 Returning Starters: Marcella Lynn, Krista Simpson, Kendel Norris, Jayla Woodruff Other Returning...

Williamsburg Boys' Basketball 2020-21 Preview

Coach: Brock Anders Number of Years as Head Coach: 13 years: 2 – Huntingdon Area High School, 6 – East Juniata High School, 5 – Williamsburg League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year’s Record: Overall: 15-9; League: 10-4 Returning...

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If It Bleeds By Stephen King

"If It Bleeds" contains four short stories to keep horror fans up at night. Never before published, these novellas will have the reader turning the page, asking for more. "Mr. Harrigan's Phone" and...

OPINION: COVID-19 Reveals Problems In Rural Health Care

In spring 2020, we heard terrible stories of overburdened hospitals leading to preventable deaths in Italy. Soon after, these stories started to hit closer to home – New York City. Now, as COVID-19 surges to a new peak, these shortages have even...

Supporting Our Law Enforcement Family

I’ve always believed, maybe more so now than ever, that being a law enforcement officer is the single most difficult profession, bar none. We ask members of law enforcement to do the impossible on a daily basis and then judge them harshly if a...

COVID-19, the Bible and You

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” Jesus said this in Mark 12:31. What does this mean as we face COVID-19? Does this verse mean wearing a mask? Does it mean shutting down small businesses and possibly bringing an end to the economy as a result?...

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OLIN K. SMITH

Olin K. Smith, age 76, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, Jan. 10, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Oct. 28, 1944, in Smith Corner, the son of the late Melvin H. and...

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GERALD B. SLICK

Gerald B. Slick, 78, of rural Roaring Spring, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, PA, following...

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RICHARD E. 'DICK' SHAFFER

Richard E. "Dick" Shaffer, 96 of Gettysburg, passed away into the loving hands of Jesus on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. He was born March 1, 1924, in Martinsburg, the son of the late Rev. David L. and Helen...

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JAMES S. LEIDY

James S. Leidy, 73, of Bakers Summit, Bedford County, went home to be with the Lord on Monday morning, Jan. 11, 2021, at Encompass Health Rehab Hospital of Nittany Valley, Bellefonte. He was born...

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DR. WILLIAM J. KIRSCH

Dr. William J. Kirsch, 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 5, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Sept. 18, 1935, at Nason Hospital, son of the...

STEPHEN DEAN HINISH

Stephen Dean Hinish, 56, of Martinsburg passed away unexpectedly, early Saturday morning, Jan. 9, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Aug. 23, 1964, in Roaring Spring, son of Mary Lou (Keller) Hinish and the late...

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DANIEL J. 'BUTCH' GIARTH JR.

Daniel J. "Butch" Giarth Jr., 61, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday Dec. 30, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Jan. 13, 1959, in Altoona, son of the late Daniel...

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KENNETH E. FORSHEY

Kenneth E. Forshey, 69, of Duncansville, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away late Saturday, January 9, 2021 at his home, following an extended illness. He was born March 28, 1951, in Roaring Spring,...

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KENNETH WILLIAM COOPER

Kenneth William Cooper, 73, of Everett, and formerly of Millersburg, Pa., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. He was born Feb. 8, 1947, at Mercy Hospital, Altoona. He is the son of William H. Cooper...

KENNETH E. CLAAR

Kenneth E. “Ken” Claar, 80, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly after an apparent heart attack Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. He was born Jan. 20, 1940, in Altoona, the son of the late David and Edith (Weston) Claar. He...

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Roaring Spring Author Had a Good Year

Roaring Spring author Trisha Ridinger McKee had three books come out this year. First, she had "The Beyond" series, which consists of three parts. The third and final one came out in December. She...

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Conemaugh Nason Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, rang in 2021 with the year's first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches, Palmer Skye Smouse was born to Mallory Cox and Zachary...

SAMA Bedford Offers Robert Bowden Exhibition

The Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in Bedford announced its upcoming exhibition, “Looking for that Moment,” opening Feb. 6 and running through May 1. Robert Bowden uses watercolors to paint exactly the world that he sees. The Southern...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

As a preschool teacher in Roaring Spring, I like to teach my kids about cooking. I think it’s very important to teach kids early how to cook and as often as you can. My preschoolers love to cook just as much as they enjoy eating whatever tasty...

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A Notary Following in Her Mother's Footsteps

For 39 years, if you needed a notary in Williamsburg, you looked no further than out Fairview Road for Linda K. Hostler, who was also the tax collector. When Hostler decided she would give up the...

Did You Know?

Flowers can have sentimental value, particularly those received as gifts or those that were part of momentous occasions, like weddings. Fresh flowers have finite life spans unless measures are taken to preserve the blooms. The flower experts at...

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Reflective Pool

A Roaring Spring home is reflected in the borough's pond at the Spring Dam on Monday morning, Jan....

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Curry Supply Promotes Buddin to Director of Sales

Curry Supply Co., Martinsburg, a manufacturer of specialized industrial trucks, has announced a promotion of Will Buddin to director of sales, effective Jan. 1, 2021. He will primarily work with and...

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Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The memory capacity of a tyke, just-turned-2, isn't very developed yet. In fact, last fall when Granddaughter Bella was at our house for a time, she never asked about her parents who disappeared to...

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House Coming Down in Martinsburg

Workers for Martinsburg-based T L. Long Excavating begin the demolition of a Martinsburg home on the corner of Walnut and Allegheny streets on Monday, Jan. 11. Workers began with the garage behind...

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Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Timothy 6:6-10 St. Matthew 6:1-4 St. Matthew 6:19-24 St. Luke 12:13-21 Hebrews 13:5-6 St. Matthew 25:31-40 St. Matthew 25:41-46 If you could choose one of the Ten Commandments...

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Lines by Lee

Think about the various things you think about and deal with on any given day. One minute you can be at peace and looking forward to something and the next you may be sad and troubled. Your good...

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