Roaring Spring Woman Charged with Felony Case of Child Endangerment

A Roaring Spring woman is awaiting a preliminary hearing on felony charges of aggravated assault and child endangerment. Breanne Louise Hoover, 25, of Roaring Spring, is being charged with aggravated assault to a victim less than 13, endangering...

Cleaning Up Peach Trees

After a 40 year-career as a dairy farmer, Paul Fox stays busy working at Peach Hill Orchard near Curryville. In the accompanying photo, Fox is tending the peach trees...

Area Students Named to Fall Dean s List at IUP

The following students from Blair County have been named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or...

Williamsburg Teachers 'Set Sail'

"It brought tears to my eyes," Williamsburg resident Marge Troxell said as she watched the teachers of the Williamsburg Community School District during the "Welcome Back to a Different Kind of...

Claysburg-Kimmel District Cafeteria Prices Unchanged for 2020-21

Cafeteria prices in the Claysburg-Kimmel School District will once again remain unchanged for the upcoming school year. The C-K School Board approved the prices for 2020-21 during its March meeting. The prices have been stable since 2016-17....

Pa. State Police Welcomes New Troopers

Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced on Friday, March 27, that 99 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops across the commonwealth. The men and women represent the 158th graduating cadet class....

Music Association Names Sheehan President-Elect

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced that Scott Sheehan, director of bands and Music Department chairman at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School, was named...

Where's the Williamsburg Calendar?

As Williamsburg, the Cove and community journalism changes, the Herald must change with them. One of the changes that we are making is to wrap the Williamsburg calendar into the Cove Calendar. We’re trying to simplify and clarify the Herald’s...

The Herald Announces Changes to the Cove Calendar

Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced changes to the Cove Calendar, Williamsburg Calendar and the creation of a Faith Calendar, effective April 2, 2020. “These changes are intended to provide the community with more accurate information about...

Funding Available to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Battle Wildfires

The Wolf Administration April 6 announced funding now is available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protections from wildfires. Aid is granted on a cost-share basis. Grants for any project during a fiscal year cannot exceed 50...

Keeping Democracy Healthy ... Locally

By I feel compelled to respond to Lee Hamilton’s piece entitled “How do We Keep Our Democracy Healthy?” (Print edition, Herald of Dec. 19, 2019) because this is an area in which I have taken great interest for over two decades. This isn’t...

GOLDEN IN DEATH By J. D. Robb

This is the 50th book of the "In Death" urban fantasy series, by J.D. Robb. This futuristic series takes place in the year 2061 and features Police Lt. Eve Dallas and her partner, Detective Delia...

Don't Panic! Plan Ahead.

"These are the times that try men's souls." That famous line, first published at Christmas 1776, opens the first of a series of essays collected under the title "The Crisis" that author Thomas Paine...

NFIB Statement on Small Businesses Being Shut Out of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

The NFIB, the nation’s leading small business advocacy organization, on April 3 issued the following statement from NFIB President Brad Close in response to the rollout of the Paycheck Protection Program loans: “We are hearing from far too many...

So Many to Thank … Don't Forget Local Government

By DAVID M. SANKO Executive Director Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors Pennsylvania Local Government Week is April 6-10, and we can think of no better time to recognize our townships, which are on the front lines of making sure life...

Voting by Mail is No Longer the Exception

By STATE SEN. WAYNE FONTANA D-Allegheny County As this frightening pandemic affects every facet of our lives, more and more citizens are doing what they can to keep safe by staying at home, practicing social distancing and keeping in touch with...

A Different Kind of Tree Trimming

Sue Fernandes trims a magnolia tree outside her home along Market Street in Martinsburg. The tree only blooms for a few days each year, she...

Eighteen Men Called Up

Herald of April 5, 1945 Eighteen men were summoned from the Cove by the Blair county draft board for induction this Thursday. These had all passed their tests at a previous date and were given ten days notice to appear for induction. They were to...

C-K's O'Harrow Retires

Herald of April 1, 2010 Superintendent of C-K schools since 1983, Mr. O’Harrow’s last day is June 30. He officially submitted his letter of resignation to the school board March 10. Work has begun on a new 2010-11 general fund budget for the...

John Dibert Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

John Dibert of Claysburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Dibert was initiated at Pennsylvania State University. Dibert is among...

Mrs. Ashcom Badly Burned

Herald of March 28, 1895 Mrs. C.P. Ashcom’s hand and forearm were burned almost to a crisp by hot lard, which she spilled on herself at her Martinsburg home. She had been heating the lard in a large pan in the oven of the stove when she...

BPW Surprises Forshey

Herald of March 30, 1995 Three long-time members were recognized by the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club for their length of service. Receiving certificates were Teddie Wineland, 25-year member; Elsie Hinish, 26-year member; and...

Easter Bunny Arrives

Herald of April 2, 1920 W.G. Young, for about thirty years one of Martinsburg’s well known business men, left yesterday to make his future home at Gettysburg, the scene of his boyhood days. Mr. Young, a cigar maker by trade, was employed by the...

12 inches of Snow Falls

Herald of April 2, 1970 This week the Nason Hospital marks its 70th birthday as a non-profit general hospital. A number of highways in the Blair County portion of Morrisons Cove have been scheduled for resurfacing this summer. A snowplow led the...

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear March, Thank you for all the gifts you have given to us in your days and all your surprises. Through my years of diary-keeping, your recorded temps were radical. One year in your hot sunshine, we donned flip flops and painted the outside barn...

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

A “stay at home” request from the governor is the time to stay at home and be with your family. What better part of spending time with your family is there than being with them in the kitchen? Here are two casserole recipes you can cook...

DEBRA A. SIMPSON

Debra A. Simpson, 63, of Bellwood, formerly of Martinsburg and Saxton, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, March 25, 2020, at home, after an extended illness. Services will be private at the...

JUSTIN T. ZETH

Justin T. Zeth, 33, of East Freedom, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 28, 2020. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will be made in Carson Valley Cemetery,...

DONALD DEVOE DONALDSON

Donald Devoe Donaldson, 74, of Riddlesburg, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2020.  Due to the recent COVID-19 regulations and restrictions, a Celebration of Life service will be held at a later...

RAYOTA L. BRANT

Rayota L. Brant, 86, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, March 29, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Due to recent COVID-19 recommendations, a private service and interment at Replogle Cemetery, Woodbury, will be held...

Death Record

BRANT – Rayota L., 86, Martinsburg DONALDSON – Donald Devoe, 74, Riddlesburg SIMPSON – Debra A., 63, Bellwood, formerly of Martinsburg and Saxton ZETH – Justin T., 33, East...

Other Articles of Interest

Community Events Calendar - The Cove

Submit an Event Thursday, March 26 Central High School Class of 1969 Dinner – 6 p.m., U.S. Hotel, Hollidaysburg. CANCELED. Shotgun Shoots – 7 p.m., Raver’s Gap Sportsmen’s Club. Every Thursday through March 26. Sunday, March 29 Drive-In...

Community Events Calendar - Williamsburg

Submit an Event •Thursday, March 19 Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church. •Thursday, March 26 Food Bank Distribution – 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Zion Lutheran...

The Meaning of Palm Sunday

Easter Sunday is the most sacred day on the Christian calendar. A celebration of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion on Good Friday, Easter Sunday marks the culmination of the...

Cove-Area Food Pantries Still Open

Cove-area food pantries are continuing to provide services for their clients during the COVID-19 restrictions. Martinsburg The Martinsburg Food Pantry is located in the old borough building, 133 E. Allegheny St. The pantry which will be open from 9...

Pennsylvanians Reminded of Food Assistance Programs and Resources

The Wolf Administration on Tuesday, March 24, reminded Pennsylvanians of food assistance resources available and what actions it is taking to ensure access to food does not stop in spite of the COVID-19 mitigation efforts. “Life has slowed and it...

What to Do If You're Having Trouble Paying Bills

Editor's Note: This article was originally published on the Consumer Reports website. The Herald is re-publishing this in the interests of providing our readers with reliable and helpful information. The article can be found on the Consumer Reports...

The Herald is Hanging On – For Now

For an industry that is based on telling people what’s going on right now, the news media is sometimes not very good at looking ahead. We here at the Herald are trying to look ahead, but it’s hard to bring things into focus. One thing is clear...

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Herald received a note last week from a Plain Community Herald reader who asked if we could publish basic information about the virus. While there’s a flood of information being passed out about the virus, a lot of it is online and therefore...

Hear Our Prayers, O Lord

Paula and Bruce Hamilton of Williamsburg attend the Sunday morning service at Grace Pointe Community Church on March 29. More than 50 members of the...

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