Williamsburg Eagle Scout, future Marine, Completes Veteran Remembrance Wall

Williamsburg is boasting a new Eagle Scout – the first one in more than 10 years and the first one since the restart of Williamsburg Troop 53. Zachariah Richardson, the son of Lucinda and Troy...

Update: Suspect Package Found at Airport Contained No Explosives

A suspicious package discovered at the Blair County Airport contained no explosives, according to State Police. Emergency personnel were called to the airport at around 7 a.m. after the packages were discovered on airports second floor. After a TSA... Full story

East Freedom Man Charged With Indecent Assault Against Two Minors

An East Freedom man is behind bars after being arraigned on multiple charges for the sexual assault of two underage girls in two separate incidents in 2018. According to charges filed by the...

Herald Office Now offering CBD Products and Consultations on Use

The Herald is now selling CBD products and offering consultations on the appropriate use of the products, according to Publisher Allan J. Bassler The CBD products are available at the Herald office at 113 North Market St., across the street from...

Fire Strikes Martinsburg Laundry; Owners Plan to Re-Open 'Soon'

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday night, causing significant damage to the laundry area and displacing a family from the second-floor apartment. No one was injured in the fire. The family...

Frantic Phone Call Leads to Search; Roaring Spring Man Taken Into Custody

A Roaring Spring man has been apprehended in Indiana County in connection with a missing, endangered persons investigation of his daughter-in-law and her two children. Edgar Lee Decker Jr., 56, was...

Greenfield Township Accepts Ownership of Stormwater Management System

By MICHAEL SELL Correspondent The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors moved to accept right-of-way ownership of a stormwater management system near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Road at their regular meeting Nov....

Voters Made Changes in Blair County

In last week’s Blair County election, more than 23,000 voters embraced changes in county and local government. Of the 76,085 total registered voters in Blair County, 31 percent cast a ballot on Nov. 4, based on the unofficial county election...

Roaring Spring Borough to Hold Public Hearing on Alcohol Ordinance

Roaring Spring Borough Council will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday Nov. 20, to give citizens a chance to have their voices heard regarding the proposed alcohol ordinance. The hearing will take place at the borough building at 5:15 p.m,...

Leaf Collection Underway

The annual tradition of leaf collection at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has started in earnest last week. As the borough's orange dump truck is no longer available, board volunteers constructed a new...

Panthers Fall in District 5 Class 1A Title Game; Finish 8-4

Northern Bedford got off to a good start and led 10-0 at halftime but could not hold on in a 28-23 loss to Tussey Mountain for the District 5 Class 1A Championship last Friday night, Nov. 8, at Tiger...

Saltsburg Ends C-K's Season

The 2019 high school football season for the Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs came to an end Saturday, Nov. 9. At fourth-seeded Saltsburg for a District 6 Class 1A quarterfinal game, the fifth-seeded Bulldogs were dealt a 39-14 setback. While Saltsburg...

Hunters Harvest 89 Elk in 1 Week

Ninety-eight hunters took part in Pennsylvania’s 2019 one-week general elk hunt, which closed Nov. 9. Most left elk country with a trophy. Eighty-nine elk were taken by hunters during the season. And for those licensed to hunt antlered elk, also...

Closing In On Record-Breaking Bear Season in Pa.

Through an early archery bear season in selected Wildlife Management Units (WMUs), two new October firearms bear seasons and the first week of a two-week statewide archery bear season, Pennsylvania hunters took a preliminary harvest of 1,540 bears....

Basketball Clinic at Park

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park kicked off the winter sports season with its second annual Youth Basketball Clinic & League on Thursday, Nov. 7. In the park's inaugural season last year, 72 kids...

The Sportsman's Corner

Not long ago, I wrote that the passage of a bill allowing Sunday hunting was unlikely. I am now eating crow about that column. On Oct. 30, SB 147 was passed by the Pennsylvania House of...

Books to Borrow Claysburg Area Public Library Recommends

God intends for us to be overcomers. And, he gives us the means to overcome. Dr. Jeremiah uses the armor of God from Ephesians 6 to explain how God equips us to overcome in this life. He also uses...

Thank you.

As many of you know, Karen and I suffered a loss on Sunday, Nov. 10, when the Martinsburg laundromat caught fire. The damage to the property was significant but no one was hurt. As I stood there on... Full story

Not Your Typical Church Lady

It's been a wild and wacky life. I've had the opportunity to work at many different places doing many different things. One thing that I've learned is that each job requires specific knowledge...

Speed Cameras are for Revenue, Not Safety

To the Editor: In reference to the story “Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot To Be Implemented in Pa.,” on Page B-7 of the Nov. 7, 2019, edition of the Herald, speed cameras in work zones are for revenue. If not, then why do we not do...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 21:27-31 St. John 16:1-7 St. John 16:8-15 Romans 9:1-5 Romans 9:6-13 St. Luke 23:13-18 Acts 7:51-59 The plan to absolve Paul of false accusations backfired. His Nazarite vow...

Po's Peek at the Past By Dave Potchak

Throughout our lives, we meet all kinds of people; and that fact alone makes life interesting. After all, the world would be a pretty boring place if all of us were identical in what we think, say,...

Flintstones at Trunk or Treat

Vicksburg Grace Brethren Church on Reservoir Road, Hollidaysburg, held its trunk or treat on Saturday, Nov. 2 in the church parking lot. This year's event was outstanding with many persons...

Imlers to Host Singles Group At RS Home

All Christian Singles are invited to a Thanksgiving dinner and a time of music and praise at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Pete and Carol Imler’s barn in Roaring Spring. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett and Pastor Rod Donaldson of Saxton will...

Trick or Treat at the Village

The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, came alive with more than 100 giggling children dressed in Halloween costumes on Saturday, Nov. 2. The residents lined up in the hall in chairs and...

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 8, 1894 The November election resulted in a Republican voter landslide. Blair County gave General Hastings, the winner for Governor of Pennsylvania, a 44,147 vote plurality. The Republicans of Martinsburg and surrounding areas had a...

Beaches Celebrate 60th Wedding Anniversary

James "Jim" and Naomi Ruth (Sheterom) Beach of Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. In honor of this milestone, their daughters held a...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 10, 1994 The borough of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg are considering the implementation of a recycling program. Both towns are served by some of the same haulers. If some are licensed to collect recyclables in Roaring Spring, they...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 13, 1969 Central High School’s fire-breathing Scarlet Dragons soared to their first undefeated-untied season in the ten-year history of the school with a 31-6 victory over Chief Logan at Lewistown. Jubilant Central fans returned to...

Halloween Fun

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company was visited by masked strangers looking for candy on Halloween night. Firefighter Shannon Robertson gladly handed over the goodies to mask-wearing...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 14, 1919 The big celebration of the anniversary of Armistice day, by the people of Morrisons Cove, staged to take place at Roaring Spring, was a great success. Between eight and ten thousand people were present in spite of...

Herald Visits the Grand Canyon

Dr. Rodney Claycomb of New Zealand and Robert and Eileen Claycomb of Lafayettesville recently visited with family Lee and Stella Royer of Henderson, Nev., formerly of...

Cove Theater to Perform 'Christmas Pageant' in Dec.

The Cove Community Theater, Loysburg, is busy preparing a performance for the 2019 Christmas season. There are 22 cast members in this year’s production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.” The play, which will also include dinner at each of...

Cove Chorus to Perform Christmas Concert

“The Best Christmas Ever,” under the direction of Tom Kunkle, will be the theme of the annual Cove Community Choir’s Christmas concert. It will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Spring Cove Middle...

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, Nov. 14 Anniversary Sale – Nov. 14-15, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center lobby and gift shop, Roaring Spring. 20 percent off storewide Nov. 14; 25 percent off storewide Nov. 15. Light refreshments. Door prizes awarded.... Full story

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, NOV. 14 – Williamsburg Ministerium – 9 a.m. at OIP. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. FRIDAY, NOV. 15 – 13 Folds of the Flag Ceremony by the Blair County Honor Guard – noon at... Full story

Public Notices

Budget Notice is hereby given that the 2020 proposed budget for Woodbury Township, Blair County, Pennsylvania, is available for public inspection from November 08 to December 05, 2019, at the Woodbury Township Municipal Building, 6385 Clover Creek... Full story

DEATH RECORD

MORGAN, James A., 94,... Full story

JAMES A. MORGAN

James A. Morgan, 94, of Everett, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at UPMC Bedford Memorial Hospital. A funeral was held Monday, Nov. 11, in the Chapel at Akers Funeral Home, ww...

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