Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Not More Than Two

Bruce R. Erb 1. Office candidate is running for – Blair County Commissioner 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate's full name – Bruce Robert Erb 4. Candidate's current age...

Blair County Coroner – Vote for One

1. Office candidate is running for – Blair County Coroner 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – Erin Kathleen Myers 4. Candidate’s current age – 35 5. Candidate’s town of residence ...

Police Find Operator, Vehicle Connected to Hit-and-Run

The Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg on Wednesday morning, May 15, said they have identified the Toyota Rav4 and the operator in connection with the hit-and-run on Thursday, April 18, in...

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

Blair County Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County...

Five Cove-Area Teams Qualify for Postseason

Five Morrisons Cove-area softball and baseball teams have qualified for the District 6 postseason, which is scheduled to get underway on Monday, May 20. Qualifying softball teams include...

Williamsburg Community Working to Revitalize the Town

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the people of the newly minted United States of America were free to explore new boundaries and seek new opportunities without interference from the British...

Roaring Spring Borough – Vote for Not More than Three

1. Office candidate is running for – Roaring Spring Borough Council 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – James L. Musselman 4. Candidate’s current age – 39 5. Candidate’s town of residence ...

Claysburg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is behind bars following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School on April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman,...

Martinsburg Hires Third Full-Time Police Officer

Martinsburg Borough Council made history on Monday, May 6, with the hiring of the police department’s first-ever third full-time officer, Logan K. Tornatore of Altoona was named the borough’s new full-time police officer. He joins Chief of...

McCoy's Wins League Title

McCoy's Lawn & Garden recently won the Blair Regional YMCA first- and second-grade basketball league with an 11-1 record. Members of the team were (from left): First row: Khloe Detwiler, Ava...

High School Baseball Roundup

Central Everett 6, CHS 4 On April 29, Everett visited Central and left on the short side of a 6-4 final score. Jason Ferry was the winning pitcher as he struck out three and walked four. Jacob Eberlin picked up the save with two strikeouts and two...

CHS Spikers Fall to BG, 'Cats

The Central Dragon volleyball team dropped a pair of contests last week, lowering its record to 0-12 on the season. BG 3, CHS 0 On May 7, the team traveled to Bishop Guilfoyle and fell in three sets 25-19, 25-13, 25-7. Huntingdon 3, CHS 0 On May 9,...

The Sportsman's Corner

Spring gobbler hunters are reluctant to give up spots where they hunt. After all, it's tough enough to tag a tom without having large numbers of other hunters trying to call to a gobbler you are...

High School Track and Field Roundup

The Northern Bedford boys’ track and field squad finished fourth in the 70th annual West Central Coaches Meet held on May 3 at Windber Stadium. Ian Zimmerman paced the Panthers with a three-win, MVP performance. Zimmerman won the 800-meter run in...

Society and Politics in Wayne's World

I don't know ... sometimes I feel like I'm a dinosaur in the land of George Jetson. Every day seems to bring news of something that I never thought I would see in the country I grew up in. I'm not...

Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

"Elephant and Piggie" is a book series by Mo Willems. The books are written in a comic-book style. They feature two friends: an elephant, Gerald, and a pig, Piggie. The books are written in a...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

Thanks to a lack of proper purging in my house, I happened to find an old newspaper clipping that made me giggle. It was a list of 10 items titled "Look-and See Signs of Aging" as well as a full...

Thought for the Week

Paul and his company have had a modicum of success in spreading the Gospel. But we have just seen there are some closed doors. That can be discouraging. Likely we have all felt such a thing. Things...

75 Years Ago

Herald of May 18, 1944 A telegram was received by Mrs. Elmer E. Rhodes of Royer Wednesday afternoon from the War department informing her that her son, Technical Sergeant Norbert E. Rhodes is missing since May 1. Sergeant Rhodes was a top turret...

25 Years Ago

Herald of May 12, 1994 The Morrisons Cove Home has announced that it has received a $100,000 pledge toward its “Celebrate Our Heritage” capital campaign. The pledge will provide the name for the lobby of the home’s proposed nursing center,...

Ink Splatters

In the movie “Brazil,” the roads and highways of the future are lined with billboards placed edge to edge, creating a wall. Director Terry Gilliam was making a point about over-commercialization and out-of-control consumerism. The billboards...

50 Years Ago

Herald of May 15, 1969 A group of citizens plan to ask the Spring Cove School Board at its meeting Monday night to change the school colors that had been chosen in March for the new Spring Cove Junior High School. According to Mrs. Joseph Oakes of...

10 Years Ago

Herald of May 14, 2009 Central High School’s Mock Trial team has done it again by placing 10th in the nation. The students were honored in front of their peers, family and state officials at a banquet on Saturday, May 9, at the Hyatt Regency in...

100 Years Ago

Herald of May 16, 1919 Seven men, six of whom were officials of the Silica Brick Operatives’ association in this section of the state, were drowned at 3:45 on Saturday afternoon, when a boat in which they were crossing the Juniata river, at...

Two Cove Area Students Earn Perfect GPAs at IUP

Two Morrisons Cove area students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania were honored for graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average at May 11 commencement ceremonies. Students from the area honored for graduating with a 4.0 grade point...

Art Contest Winner

Emma Smith (left), a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, won this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Patriotic Art contest at VFW Post 43, Martinsburg. Presenting the award to Smith...

Three to Vie for Blair County Dairy Princess

Three contestants will compete for the Blair County Dairy Princess and the Alternate Dairy Princess titles on Saturday, May 18, at the CMA Church, Williamsburg. Contestants will have an interview...

C-K's Emily Claar Places First in 'Who's Who' FBLA Event

Claysburg-Kimmel Future Business Leaders of America member Emily Claar placed first in the Who's Who in Pennsylvania FBLA event at the Pennsylvania State Leadership Conference in Hershey on April...

Michael Speck Graduates from Methodist College

Michael Thomas Speck of Roaring Spring graduated with an Associate in Arts degree from Spartanburg (South Carolina) Methodist College Commencement exercises were held May 4 at Sparrow Hall Plaza on the SMC campus. The private liberal college serves...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Swallows on the telephone wires Are quarter notes the sun inspires, A rondo for the wind to play Through the fields of new-mown hay. Quarter notes on a sun-lit staff – My soul is not big enough by...

Caleb Lingenfelter Earns Degree at Cedarville U.

Caleb Lingenfelter of Martinsburg graduated from Cedarville (Ohio) University with a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry education degree during the 123rd annual commencement held May 4. Cedarville University, located between Dayton and Columbus, Ohio is...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

This week’s recipes all have to do with the restaurants we enjoy – copycat recipes. Sure, we can’t get the real thing to taste exact, but close is always good. Here are two copycat recipes that are sure to make you question if your skills in...

DANIEL B. 'TUCKER' HOFFMAN

Daniel B. “Tucker” Hoffman, 94, of New Enterprise, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at his home. A funeral was held on Saturday, May 11, at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Marlys Hershberger officiated. Tucker was born on... Full story

ROBERT H. SAYLOR

Robert H. Saylor, 96, of Windber, died peacefully at the Crossroads at Arbutus Park Manor & Retirement Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May... Full story

MAX W. HERSHBERGER

Max W. Hershberger, 84, of New Enterprise, passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Tuesday, May 14, at New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. The Rev. Marlys... Full story

THELMA F. STEELE

Thelma F. Steele, 94, of Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg, passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A funeral was held on Saturday, May 11, at Weaver Funeral Home LLC,... Full story

PENNY JEAN (BURKET) BECK

Penny J. Beck, 59, of Altoona, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly early Wednesday morning, May 8, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. The immediate family will hold a private viewing at Todd T.... Full story

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Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, May 16 Deadline to Register for Martinsburg Business & Professional Women’s Club’s May 23 Meeting – contact Dottie Stahl at 793-3182. The May 23 meeting will begin at 5:45 p.m. in Homewood at Martinsburg’s Concord... Full story

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event THURSDAY, MAY 16 – Body Sculpting Using Bands and Weights – 8:15 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Stability Ball Class – 9 a.m. at The Crossroad. • Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. • Catharine... Full story

Public Notices

Public Notice The board of public education of the spring Cove School District Will COnduct a Public Hearing Under the Local Agency Law Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the provision of Section 514 of the Public School Code, the Board of... Full story

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