Week of June 13, 2024

  • Issues with Pine Hill Road Bridge Project Resolved

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent

    South Woodbury Township held their monthly meeting on June 4, at the township building. All issues have been resolved by the Pine Hill Road Bridge Project. Golden Rule Bridge Signs have been ordered. A dedication ceremony will be planned once the signs are obtained. The office will be closed on Monday, June 24. In the treasurer report given, it said the Wastewater Treatment Facility has $6,821,112.22 in it and total liabilities and equity is $2,563,684.56. Two planning members’ terms were up for the planning committee, and they agreed to...

  • South Woodbury Township Gives Bridge Update

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent

    Board of Supervisors held their May meeting as scheduled on May 7, at 9 a.m. An update was given on Pine Hill Road Bridge Project; some signage will need to be done on the weight limit. Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission will hold a meeting on May 22 at 10:30 a.m. for fiscal year 2025-2028 at the County Court House. John I. & Minerva R. Subdivision was discussed. This is located on 916 Ridge Road and will be a sewing machine shop. First approved subdivision and sewage proposal was presented for business and house....

  • Mushroom Stump Waste Could be Inexpensive, Healthy Chicken Feed Supplement

    Jeff Mulhollem, Penn State Extension

    Feed costs for producing broiler chickens accounts for 60% to 70% of total production costs, and stump waste from the production of button mushrooms comprises nearly 30% of total mushroom weight. Marrying the two has the potential to reduce both cost and waste, especially in Pennsylvania, which is a national leader in the production of broiler chickens and button mushrooms. To learn whether the two are compatible, a team of Penn State researchers conducted a new study to determine how supplementing the feed of broilers with mushroom stump...

  • Three Williamsburg HS Teachers Talk About Why They Love Teaching

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent

    Author’s Note: This is the last of the secondary teachers’ biographies. It was great getting to know more about them. Micah Lingenfelter had a family emergency that kept him from writing, and the teachers who were not featured did not respond. Suzanna Long Hailing all the way from the sandy beaches is Suzanna Long, who came to Pennsylvania on a tennis scholarship to Saint Francis University. Long is married and has three daughters. She loves to travel and coach soccer when not teaching....

  • Borough Remembers Hammel

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent

    “He served this community for a great number of years,” Council President Ed Patterson said of long-time Council member and former Mayor of Williamsburg Dennis Hammel, who passed away unexpectedly last Sunday. Council had a moment of silence to remember Hammel. “Denny always cared for the community. You can see that through the many years that he invested into being on Council and the years as Mayor. He will be greatly missed,” Council member Mike Biddle said about Hammel. The Council...

  • Royer Mansion Ready for Some Wine

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent

    The 4th Annual Wine in the Woods will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 4-9 p.m. on the grounds of the Historic Royer Mansion. “We haven’t been able to have this event since June of 2019, mainly because of COVID,” Mansion caretaker Michael Stipanovic said. “We are so excited to have the event back here on the grounds,” he continued. Huston Godwin, another caretaker at the Royer Mansion agreed that it is a great event. “It’s our biggest fundraiser to continue the preservation of the Mansion, and it really does get more people out...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Holds Awards Banquet

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent

    On Saturday, May 16, the Southern Cove Power Reunion held its annual award ceremony at the club grounds. Over 150 members and their families attended. The weather cooperated for the banquet which was under the pavilion, but due to the possibility of more rain, the tractor pull was canceled. The Royal Rangers of Everett, under the leadership of Dennis Dibert, prepared barbecue chicken dinners on the grounds. This group of boys also made a large pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Corn on the...

  • Milk Bottle Collection Inspired by Great Uncle

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer

    June is Dairy Month and to celebrate the Herald will feature stories like these talking about all things related to the dairy industry. This story is the second part of a three part series about local glass milk bottle collectors. Ken Wertz of Hollidaysburg has been collecting old dairy glass milk bottles for about seven years, and got a lot of his collection from Clapper. He had a great uncle named Eli Snowberger that shipped milk at the Loop Station in Hollidaysburg, which is one of the...

  • Woodbury Mayor Pabon Resigns

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent

    Board president Shawn Claycomb, announced at Woodbury Borough’s June meeting that Woodbury Mayor Jordan Pabon resigned due to circumstances beyond his control. The council is looking for someone to apply for this position. The Grass Mowing Ordinance is in review and may need an addendum. This will involve grass mowing by the borough. Residents are reminded to keep their grass mowed to no longer than six inches. If the borough has to do it this could be very costly. The treasurer’s report and secretary’s report made known agiven, total...

  • Cows in the Cove

    Dairy cows in a field along route 866 Sunday...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Cancels Construction Show

    JUDITH OTT, Herald Correspondent

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion announced at their June meeting that the antique construction and truck show to be held on June 15 is canceled. The club may try to incorporate some of this in the fall show. June 15 is also the club tractor ride which will start at 10 a.m. from Helsel’s at 211 Smith Road Woodbury. A break will be taken at the Barry Hall property and lunch at OIP in Woodbury. The tractor pull will be held with weigh in at 3 p.m. and the pull starting at 4 p.m. A wagon will be provided for those who do not have a tractor to...

  • Mending Meal at St. Matthew

    Community Mending Meal at St. Matthew is providing a way for people to have their favorite clothing repaired and learn some sewing techniques. Bring laundered clothes that need mending to work on or get help from their sewers. Materials, machines, and expertise provided. Free lunch available starting at 11 a.m. The menu is sloppy joe, baked beans, fruit and dessert. The event is at St.Matthew Lutheran Martinsburg Fellowship Hall, 115 E Penn Street (Maple Street...

  • Miranda Lambert Concert at PNG Field

    Amy Hileman, left, and daughter Ayla of Williamsburg were among the 7500 fans who attended the Miranda Lambert concert Friday at People’s Natural Gas Field. The next concert at the Curve’s stadium will be Newsboys on June...

  • Honoring Those Who Have Fallen

    Shrieff James Ott

    The Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation Inc. is an organization committed to honor and remember our fallen men and women in Law Enforcement. These men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice while protecting the safety and wellbeing of the citizens of Blair County. The creation of the organization followed the “in the line-of-duty death” of Blair Township Patrolman Ronald J. Turek in 1985. Following that sad day, friends, family, and colleagues of Patrolman Turek began planning efforts to create what is now the...

  • Awards Gala Features Cove Winners

    Eric Shields, Herald Correspondent

    The Blair County Chamber of Commerce is presenting its first ever Awards Gala on June 20 at the Blair County Convention Center. For many years, the Chamber has had their annual meeting where they have given out different types of awards to individuals and businesses. They also had their Hall of Fame dinner, which also had a full slate of awards. Those two award events have been combined. Now all the awards will be presented at a red carpet event. Linda Stotler, Communications and Marketing Manager for the Blair County Chamber of Commerce said...

  • Visitors Bring Up Serious Issues and Questions to the Board

    Thomas Schmitt, Herald Correspondent

    The Spring Cove School District Board of Directors June Committee of the Whole meeting brought up several speakers during Recognition of Visitors who brought forth serious issues and questions to certain board members that they felt were problematic and need to be addressed. Brian Gahagan, former school board of directors president, questioned board member Kevin Smith and those who ran with him for election to the school board on their lack of transparency. He questioned why those who ran with him as a group were no longer supporting him as a...

  • When A Headache Is More Than Just A Pain

    Abigail Chua, Geisinger neurologist

    If you have headaches, you know how debilitating and intense they can be. Sometimes, an over-the-counter pain reliever is enough to dull the pain. But what if you need more? There are actually hundreds of different types of headaches, all with different causes and treatments. It’s also important to remember that headaches can occur in children as well, not just adults. When you understand the type of headache you have, you can treat it more effectively. Here are some of the common headache types and what treatments may work for each one....

  • SPF what? Your Guide to Decoding Sunscreen

    Jennifer Brooks, Geisinger dermatologist

    If you’re planning to spend time outdoors, you may bring along a few essentials, like a hat or sunglasses. But before you head out, there’s one thing you should never forget — sunscreen. Whether it comes in a can or a tube, proper sun protection can help you avoid a sunburn. Getting a sunburn, even a minor one, damages your skin. The best way to protect yourself from the sun’s rays is to wear sunscreen. The sun produces two types of rays — ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB). UVB rays cause sunburn, while UVA rays lead to...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

    Jane Knisely of, Claysburg Area Public Library

    Hello Beautiful is a modern version of Little Women. Charlie and Rose Padavano raised four close-knit daughters. Julia was the oldest. She was the organizer and planner. If there was a problem, they went to Julia. She always had the answers. She had her life and the lives of her sisters all planned out. Sylvie was the second. She worked at the local library. Sylvie dreamed of meeting her soul mate. No ordinary boyfriend would do. Then there was the twins, Emeline and Cecelia. Emeline loved working with children. She was a nurturer. Cecelia...

Robert Oro Mountain

Robert Oro Mountain, 84, formerly of Woodbury, passed away June 7, 2024, at Rebekah Manor Personal Care Home, Northern Cambria. He was born July 21, 1939, in New Enterprise, son of the late Oro and Dollie (Reighard) Mountain. Bob first married Donna Lee Smith in 1958, she preceded him in death June 6, 2014. He then married Patricia (Yannut) Grosmick in 2017, who survives. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Mountain; son, Jeffrey Mountain (Sherri); grandson, Jonathan Mountain;...

Charles Robert Corle

Charles Robert “Chuck” Corle, 77, of Hollidaysburg, passed peacefully Monday morning, June 3, 2024, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. He was born May 16, 1947, in Baltimore, Md., a son of the late Charles Cletus and Mary Jane (Hall) Corle. He is survived by a sister, Barbara Lee Corle of Oxford, NJ; a special aunt, Virginia Sell of Roaring Spring; two cousins: Sheila Yingling (Todd) of Roaring Spring and Cynthia Hardwick of Des Moines, Iowa; and a longtime friend, Laurie Turner of...

Kevin Barnett Mayhew

Kevin Barnett Mayhew, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2024, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1955, in Clearfield, son of the late Jack and Tessa J. (Barnett) Mayhew. On July 21, 1979, he married Carol Sue Ake at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol, of 44 years; a daughter, Britt D. Mayhew (Brett Anders) of Alexandria; a son, Brandon T. Mayhew, of Williamsburg; two sisters: Penny Longo of...

Alfred J. "Jeff" Hoover

Alfred J. “Jeff” Hoover, 73, of Curryville, went to his eternal home Thursday morning, May 30, 2024, after his latest bout with cancer. He was born May 16, 1951, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Alfred E. and Betty Jean (Williams) Hoover. On Aug. 3, 1974, he married Joy A. Musser in Williamsburg. He is survived by his beloved wife and caregiver, Joy of 49 years; a son Andy Hoover (Kris) of Martinsburg; a daughter Kristy Myers (Philip) of Shirleysburg; five granddaughters: Macy Myers,...

  • Congratulations!

    Bowling is good fun in your spare time and it’s right up their alley. Congratulations Abby Zelanko, Tina Imler and Marcy Hamman for your first place finish in Morrison Cove’s WednesdayMorning Ladies league; and many thanks to Restored Grounds’ Sunshine Sassano who has sponsored a team for the last two years. That’s how Sunshine...

  • Drugs, Alcohol, And Cigarettes

    John Bush

    John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some are colorful, and some are personal. He wishes that you enjoy...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Herald of June 12, 2014 An 80-year-old Cove business, Curry Supply Co. of Curryville, has been lauded by Pennsylvania’s governor for creating and retaining jobs. The company was awarded the 2014 Governor’s ImPAct Award for consistent job growth. The high school season comes down to just one game for both the Central baseball and Claysburg-Kimmel softball teams. Central and C-K will compete for a state title in their respective sports Friday, June 13, at State College. Williamsburg Farm Show directors will have a strawberry festival from 4...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Herald of June 16, 1949 Two barn raisings were held in the Cove last week, to replace one barn destroyed by fire and one ruined by the tornado that struck the Cove June 5. The Roaring Spring Business and Professional Women’s Club met last Friday evening at the Eldon Inn with 26 in attendance. The meeting was opened with the club ‘Collect’, following which the assemblage sang one verse of “America”. Eight different troops with 13 Patrols and 78 Scouts were in camp Friday and Saturday in the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg,...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Herald of June 17, 1999 Martinsburg Borough Council last week approved a plan to repave portions of two borough streets and six alleys. Council members voted unanimously June 7 to accept the only bid received for the work, which was in the amount of $33,705 from New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. State police investigated three incidents of theft in the local area over the past week. The Blair County Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation will hold a dedication ceremony on Friday, June 25, for the unveiling of the memorial statue in front...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Herald of June 13, 1924 Several Bakers Summit residents purchased vehicles. Charles Kyler bought a new Chevrolet roadster and Luther Amick bought a Ford touring car. Edward Imes bought a Fordson tractor. “Safety First”, a comedy in three acts, was scheduled Saturday evening, June 14, at the Fredericksburg School House. Ernest Acker, 14, son of the late John Acker and grandson of M.L. Acker of Martinsburg, was injured while driving a team from the M.L. Acker Farm at Clover Creek to the Reuben Acker farm. The team was hitched to a cast iron...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Herald of June 13, 1974 After a spell of dry weather, parts of the Cove were blasted with wind and rain that occurred in isolated spots Monday evening. The Federal Aviation Agency at the Blair County Airport measured .47 inch of precipitation with peak winds of 33 miles an hour, occurring at 6:46 p.m. Pledges to the Roaring Spring Fire Company’s building fund campaign reached $195,643 this week. Mrs. Helen Beach of Martinsburg, former Nason Hospital director of nurses, was honored by hospital staff members and friends in a special dinner...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Herald of June 16, 1899 Martinsburg Borough Council was considering a proposal to light the streets of town with acetylene gas. George Shelby, head waiter at the Bedford Springs Hotel, was found near the hotel with critical injuries consisting of severe lacerations about the head. Police were investigating. The Herald was the only property in Martinsburg to be flying the Flag on June 14, the 122nd anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. An epidemic of measles was reported at Henrietta. Mrs. P.W. Rock of Brumbaugh, near New...

  • Thought for the Week

    Paster Earl Herr

    You likely have seen a sign such as my title displayed at a doorway or gate. There is a purpose for this. Only certain people are allowed to pass through the entrance. All others are kept out. You must have a proof of who you are and that you are one of those allowed entrance before you can enter. To try to gain entrance without the proper I.D. means you will be barred from entry. When you display your identification, the guard checks it against his list. If your identification matches what is...

  • Difficult or Challenging Prayers

    Joel Kletzing, Faith Correspondent

    People have written some difficult and challenging prayers over the years. For example, a British fellow in the 1800’s named Thomas Arnold prayed – “Gracious Father, be pleased to touch our hearts in time with trouble, with sorrow, with sickness, with disappointment, with anything that may hinder them from being hard to the end, and leading us to eternal ruin.” And John Wesley from the 1700’s prayed “Lord God . . . let me be employed for you, or laid aside for you, exalted for you or brought low for you . . . .” Why do I...

  • Quotes to Note

    Paster Lee Seese

    As a pastor and one who likes culture and history, I have always been somewhat of a quote guy. I have used quotes in my sermons and writings and think that wisdom can be found in things that others have said, even if we don’t always agree with them or they do not come from a Christian perspective. I have learned that online one can’t always count on the accuracy or reliability of quotes. Some famous quotes are actually “misquotes”. Unfortunately, it’s kind of difficult to know which is which. Today I begin a series where I will look...

  • Public Notices

    SPECIAL BUDGET MEETING NOTICE The Board of Supervisors of Greenfield Township, Blair County hereby notifies all interested parties that a SPECIAL MEETING will be held on Monday, June 17, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. The purpose of the special meeting is to consider Red Tag procedures on the following properties: 1931-33 Ski Gap Road and 632 Clemens Lane, Claysburg, PA 16625 , and such other business as may become necessary may also be conducted. The meeting will be held at the Greenfield Township building located at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg, PA...

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