Appvion Plant in Roaring Spring Sold; Four Buyers Purchase Former Paper Mill

Roaring Spring Park LLC, a newly formed group of four buyers, has purchased the Appvion paper mill plant in Roaring Spring with plans to bring life back to the recently closed facility. William Firestone, president of Capital Recovery Group (CRG)...

Local Fairs and Festivals Seeing Large Crowds After Year Off

Summer 2021 has a lot to make up for. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most traditional summertime activities including fairs, festivals, and farm shows, but now that most restrictions...

SCSD Outlines 2021-22 School Year COVID-19 Restrictions

The regular Board of Directors meeting for the Spring Cove School District was held Monday, July 19, at the administration office board room. This was the first live, in-person board meeting held in 16 months, bringing an end to all online Zoom...

Construction on Frederick's Meat Market Well Under Way

Dave Cunningham, owner of Roaring Spring based Pride Builders, prepares to install another section of metal roofing on the new Frederick's Meat Market building under construction Monday, July 19. The...

Inmate Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Blair County Prison

An inmate at the Blair County Prison is facing additional charges after police said she smuggled heroin packets into the prison. According to the charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, on July 5, Samantha Jo Miller, 36, of Hollidaysburg was...

Bedford Co. Historical Society's '250th Anniversary Race'

The Bedford County Historical Society, in partnership with Howard Hanna Bardell Realty, will be hosting its 250th Anniversary Race on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Shawnee State Park. The race lengths will be a 10k run and a 5k walk/run. It takes place...

Blood Shortage Continues: Red Cross Needs Donors Now

While donors across the country have rolled up a sleeve to give this summer, the need for blood and platelets remains crucial for patients relying on lifesaving transfusions. The American Red Cross continues to experience a severe blood shortage...

Woodbury Borough Council Discusses Post Office Issues, Christmas Decoration Donations

The Woodbury Borough Council met on July 6. Minutes were presented, reviewed and accepted. The borough has completed all the necessary paperwork to receive COVID-19 funds. This will amount to $27,000 being given to the borough over a two-year time....

Fire Destroys Hollidaysburg Home

Three people escaped their burning Frankstown Sportsman Road home in Hollidaysburg on Friday afternoon, July 16. According to the Geeseytown Fire Company, the call came in around 5:15 p.m. for a...

ARPA Payments Issued to Pennsylvania Municipalities

Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced today that the second batch of payments under the American Rescue Plan Act’s (ARPA) Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program has been sent to qualifying Pennsylvania municipalities. Overall, Blair County was...

Saving Access

"Rich, I've noticed you don't write columns about spots where you fish," a reader of "The Sportsman's Corner" recently observed. "People would really like to go fishing in some of your special spots....

Hunters: Slower-Than-Usual License Fulfillment Expected

Hunters eager to see if their 2021-22 antlerless deer license has been awarded might need to wait a little longer than usual. The new licensing system now used to issue all hunting licenses, including antlerless licenses, has experienced slowdowns...

History Room and Reconnecting with Our Past By Kevin Yoder

A citizen should be proud of the area they live in, and to be proud of it, they must know the history of how it came to be and appreciate that said history. While it’s true that much of what happens throughout our lives and the people we meet...

Relief For American Families Is On Its Way

Did you hear the good news? If you’re a parent or a single, low-income worker, more historic relief is on its way to your bank account. From July 15 through the end of the year, most families with children under 18 will receive between $250 and...

Charles G. "Chuck" Shriver

Charles G. “Chuck” Shriver, 80, of Bakers Summit, passed away peacefully Monday evening, July 12, 2021, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born Sept. 16, 1940, in Roaring Spring the...

Peggy Lou Ferry

Peggy Lou Ferry, 89, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Woodbury, passed away July 17, 2021 at home. She was born Jan. 7, 1932; daughter of the late John F. and Stella (Morgan) Snyder. On Feb. 14, 1992, at the Mt. Pleasant UCC she was united in...

Penny N. Mountain

Penny N. Mountain, 74, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after a long battle with Lymphoma. She was born April 1, 1947, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late...

Ox Roast Brings Community Together

Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company's annual ox roast was held Saturday, July...

Local Man Shares Passion for the Outdoors Through Art

Though it has been two decades, one local man was able to combine his love of art with his love of the outdoors. Brian Ford is an artist from Martinsburg that is a part of HBF Outdoors LLC. His work...

Getting Some Work Done

Brandon Smith of Martinsburg does some maintenance work on a building housing The Milk Barn Monday afternoon, July...

Mix It Up

Dane Noel and Mike Keith begin the process of making another batch of craft beer mixing grain and hot water Saturday, July 17, at the Spring Dam...

Pool Day

Everyone enjoys the pool on a hot summer...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

This column was originally published in the July 21, 2016, edition of the Herald. The young Clover Creek farmer knew before he checked his rain gauge that nothing measurable would be in it, but he...

Graduate Designs Floral Arrangements in Free Time

When many in Williamsburg hear the name Elizabeth Frederick, one thing that comes to mind is softball. Yes, "Liz" Frederick is a standout on the softball field, but what many do not know is that...

-From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen-

I was on vacation last week to Horseheads, NY and as my mom exclaimed when I got back - “thank goodness the cook is back.” Of course, I had to deliver this past weekend with two delicious recipes to go with our cookout on Sunday. And now, I get...

10 Years Ago

Herald of July 21, 2011 An old, unpaved, seldom-used alley is again causing concern in the borough of Martinsburg. The alley runs parallel to South Market Street from West Allegheny Street two blocks to West State Street. The block-long stretch of...

75 Years Ago

Herald of July 25, 1946 Speedy action by a threshing crew and prompt response by the Martinsburg Fire Company prevented a possible loss of more than $25,000 when flames enveloped a straw stack beside one of the largest barns in North Woodbury...

Catholic Churches Set to Resume Obligation to Attend Mass

In March 2020, the onslaught of COVID-19 suddenly and dramatically changed the routines of our lives. From the way we shopped for groceries, educated our kids, went to work, or worshipped, adjustments had to be made as officials frantically...

Vacation Bible School to be Held at St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg

St. John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold a one-week evening Vacation Bible School for children of the church and community beginning Sunday, Aug. 1. Hours will be 5:30 to 7:40 p.m. through Thursday, Aug. 5. Bible lessons, snacks and games...

St. John's United Church of Christ to Celebrate Christmas in July

St John’s United Church of Christ, 117 E. Julian Street, Martinsburg, was closed to worship due to COVID-19 concerns during the 2020 Advent/Christmas season. For this reason, the congregation will celebrate Christmas in July Sunday, July 25,...

Thought for the Week

It has been said, “The Church began on the Day of Pentecost.” That could make sense. Two of the main ingredients were present: Sinners in need of salvation and The Holy Spirit Who could guide...

Woodbury Cafe Becomes a Church Again

First a church, then a cafe, then a church again! Woodbury Borough’s 134 Main Street is changing hands. Currently Woodbury Cafe, it’s soon to be Grace Communion Woodbury, a congregation of Grace...

Another Duck Story

The illustration shared during worship this week was a whimsical story about ducks (which can be watched by going to www.newenterprisecob.com) that reminded me of my own duck experiences. Last year...

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