Pa. Department of State Certifies Presidential Election Results

Following certifications of the presidential vote submitted by all 67 counties late Monday, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Nov. 24, 2020, certified the results of the Nov. 3 General Election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of...

Wolf Administration Provides COVID-19 Testing Update

Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, presented an update Nov. 24 on the commonwealth’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts, emphasizing the need to prioritize case investigations and...

Governor Wolf Signs Renewal to COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

On Nov. 24, 2020, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed a third renewal of his 90-day Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation was signed on March 6, following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive...

U.S. Rep. Dr. Joyce Launches New Website to Serve Pennsylvanians

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) on Nov. 25 unveiled a new website to better serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. The website is at https://johnjoyce.house.gov/ “It is my privilege to serve the people of...

Blair County Sheriff's Office Issues Telephone Scam Alert

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton." The caller is claiming that a “jury duty or witness” appearance has been...

Martinsburg Residents Asked to 'Mask Up'

Officials of the Borough of Martinsburg are asking residents to “Mask Up” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents will receive a newsletter in the mail where officials are asking the community to work together to stop the spread....

Herald Office Closed for Thanksgiving

The Morrisons Cove Herald office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, to allow employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family. The Herald office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. The Herald will continue to enforce...

News from the Front Lines of the Virus Fight

Below are the words of a longtime friend of our family and someone with family, roots and connections in the Cove. The Herald is not releasing identifying information to protect this person’s employment. However, the Herald assures its readers...

Area Rep. Gregory Quarantining After Contracting Coronavirus

The office of state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has announced that on Nov. 19, the representative received results of a COVID-19 test indicating he tested positive for the virus. "My symptoms started...

After Contracting COVID-19, RS Dept. Store Owners Ask Public to Protect Each Other

The coronavirus pandemic has put a squeeze on small businesses as those deemed nonessential were forced to close their doors while others had to alter the way they operate. Mandates passed down by...

Pennsylvania Deer Season Approaches

Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season will start with a bang. For the first time in the Game Commission’s history, deer hunters will have a Saturday-Sunday opening weekend. Hunters in 10 Wildlife Management Units also will have...

First Buck

My son, Bob, has killed quite a few bucks during his 28 years of hunting. The best of these was a perfect 10-point that he downed a couple years ago. Each tine was perfectly matched with one on the...

Heading to University of Akron

Elizabeth Frederick, a senior at Williamsburg High School, signs her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Akron. She is the daughter of Aaron and Kim Frederick. Her brothers, Lane...

Not Surprised by Election Results

To the Editor: My Herald comes a week later than the published date. Of course I wasn't surprised by the headline. I am in my mid-80s and I was reminded that many, many, many years ago, one of my relatives told me "that even if the Devil ran on the...

The Opinion Page

The Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are published as Guest...

10 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 24, 2010 Seventeen-year-old Connor Greenland of Martinsburg was taking his musical talents to the City of Brotherly Love this Thanksgiving holiday. Connor would perform in the grand finale of the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade in...

25 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 22, 1995 Veterans of World War II were honored at a special WW II Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Williamsburg. The affair, attended by 73 World War II veterans and 257 guests, was sponsored...

50 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 24, 1970 Wayne K. Frederick of Roaring Spring RD, 32-year-old dairyman, was named Outstanding Young Farmer by the Martinsburg Area Jaycees Chapter. Taking second and third places respectively in the competition were Dale W. Hoover of...

75 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 29, 1945 Sgt. Kenneth F. Henry, son of Mr., and Mrs. R.F. Henry of Loysburg, who had been recently discharged from the service, was employed in Washington, D.C., at the National Airport for the Pennsylvania Central Airlines, as an...

100 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 26, 1920 Grocer O.H. Wagner was the first of our local sportsmen to bring in a turkey, having bagged a 14-pounder the first day of the season. The Rev. C.S. Nonemaker, of Lakemont, had been appointed pastor of the Church of God at...

125 Years Ago

Herald of Nov. 21, 1895 The pipeline for the Williamsburg Water Supply was put across the mill pond at Fisherville, according to the Cove Forge correspondent. D.B. Carpenter, street commissioner of Roaring Spring, was reported to be doing...

Please Let This National Nightmare End And Give Us A Hopeful Holiday Season

To the Editor: As I sit here a week before Thanksgiving, I wonder if there is anything to be thankful for regarding our country’s current political and societal situation. There is fantastic news of the possibility of numerous COVID-19 vaccines...

Books to Borrow

The King family is living through the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy. When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their...

BRENDA L. YOUNG

Brenda Lee (nee Taylor) Young, 67, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., formerly of Bedford County, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills,...

PATRICIA M. 'PAT' FLEEGLE

Patricia M. "Pat" Fleegle, 83, of Henrietta, rural Martinsburg, passed away, Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020, at UPMC Bedford. She was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Central City, daughter of the late...

TIMOTHY L. COLBERT

Timothy L. Colbert, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1959, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Charles E. "Buss" and Gertrude...

SARAH C. CLAAR

Sarah C. Claar, 86, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in East Freedom, the daughter of the...

TYLER TODD CHESNEY

Tyler Todd Chesney, 29, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Bakers Summit, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at his residence in Ocean City. He was born April 17, 1991, in Altoona, the son...

MERLE EDWARD CHAMBERLAIN

Merle E. Chamberlain, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, following complications from COVID-19. He was born April 29, 1926, in Canoe...

ANNA MAE ALBRIGHT

Anna Mae Albright, 91, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Ross Herbert and...

DEATH RECORD

ALBRIGHT – Anna Mae, 91, Roaring Spring CHAMBERLAIN – Merle Edward, 94, Williamsburg CHESNEY – Tyler Todd, 29, Ocean City, Md., formerly of Bakers Summit CLAAR – Sarah C., 86, Roaring Spring COLBERT – Timothy L., 60, Martinsburg FLEEGLE...

Finding the Right-Sized Turkey

Linda Lemin visited C&S Family Markets in Martinsburg on Monday morning, Nov. 23, in search of the right-sized turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving. Although Thanksgiving is a time where people...

Claysburg Area Community Theatre Still Going Strong

Tom Ringler, artistic director for the Claysburg Area Community Theatre, said that he wants to let people know that "We are still around." Ringler said that normally the group would be doing a fall...

How Small Businesses Can Capitalize on Black Friday in 2020

Millions of small businesses have had a difficult year in 2020. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe, governments all over the world took unprecedented measures to prevent the...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hopefully, you’re spending the day with the people you love the most. This week’s recipes feature what you can do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey Croquettes Ingredients: 2 cups diced...

Christian Brumbaugh's Recovery From Bike Accident 'Remarkable'

For many dirt bike racers, winning a championship is the main goal. For Christian Brumbaugh, of Williamsburg, he was busy chasing No. 5 of his goal of seven No.-1 titles when he was involved in a...

Area Students Earn Scholarships

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded to scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, Everett: Samantha Blackstone, Hopewell, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty...

Theater to Bring Christmas to Loysburg

The Cove Community Theater group, Loysburg, is practicing for its upcoming production of "Christmas Town" in December. Performances are planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 6:30...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

In 1942 Margaret Wise Brown wrote "The Runaway Bunny." That I can share her story with my granddaughter Bella, age 2, so many years later, is a wonder to me. We've shared many books already for their...

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:14-18 Philippians 4:4-8 Psalm 40:1-5 Psalm 130:1-7 Psalm 139:1-6 & 14 Psalm 46:1-2 & 10-11 Psalm 136:1-4 & 23-26 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU to give...

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all...

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