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The Opinion Page

Just a reminder that 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...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 30, 2020

Herald Offers Clarification on Spring Cove Fall Re-Opening Plan

A story on Page A-6 of the July 23, 2020, edition of the Herald, may have been misleading regarding the Spring Cove School District’s plans for this fall. According to Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker, a letter was sent to all par...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

Safety Director Warns Blair County: COVID Complacency is a Danger

The Blair County Commissioners were told on Tuesday, July 21, that COVID-19 trends in the country are "positive" but said complacency among the public remains a danger and that the disease is not...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

Roaring Spring Permits Two-Way Traffic on Main Street

Roaring Spring borough has re-opened the section of Main Street from State Route 36 past the Appvion paper mill to two-way traffic. Borough officials said at the regular council meeting on Monday, July 13, that the road is striped for two-way...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 23, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 16, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 9, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week's edition. This information is taken from the...

 

The Herald Isn't 'Marxist.' I Promise.

There are a couple of little birds in the Herald community who occasionally chirp to me about things people are saying about the Herald which those people are, for some reason, afraid to actually say to me, the Herald’s publisher. Since I have no...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    July 2, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 25, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 18, 2020

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. La información viene de las fuentes que están enumerado...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 11, 2020

Central High School Class of 2020

In some ways, Spring Cove's 2020 graduation ceremony on June 3 was normal. It was held outside. The weather cooperated beautifully. There were smiles and cheers and tearful parents. There were...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    June 4, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 28, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 28, 2020

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando actualizaciones y noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. La información viene de las fuentes que están...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 21, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the...

 

Let's Keep the Tent Big and the Door Open

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher I had two calls last week that got me thinking. One person was upset that the Herald is publishing articles in Spanish. She didn’t accept my explanation that the Herald is publishing information about the coronavirus t...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus.* The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 14, 2020

Fire Strikes Sottile's Hobby Car Sales Near Martinsburg

The Martinsburg and Roaring Spring volunteer fire departments responded to a fire in a shed at Bob & RJ Sottile's Hobby Car Corvettes, Inc., at 3936 Cove Mountain Road, around 5:39 p.m. Tuesday,... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    May 7, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

Editor’s Note: Thank you to the reader who pointed out an error in the May 7 edition regarding the “up from” numbers in Blair and Bedford counties. We have revised our method of presenting this information to minimize errors. There was an error...

 

Why the Articles in Spanish?

About a month ago, the Herald started publishing two articles per week in Spanish. We’ve gotten several calls and notes about the articles. Most of them, about 90 percent, have been congratulatory and supportive. A few have not. So I’m taking...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. AS OF 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29 Blair County • 21 cases confirmed, up from 14...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. AS OF 8:30 A.M. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 Blair County • 14 cases confirmed, up from 11...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus in Spanish. This is being done to provide important information about the coronavirus to the members of the Cove community who are more familiar with Spanish than English....

 

What I Understand So Far

Here’s what I understand so far about the coronavirus and COVID-19: COVID-19 lasts longer than seasonal flu If you are affected by the virus and acquire COVID-19, the duration of your illness is generally longer than that of the seasonal flu. My...

 

The Herald is Hanging On – Still

First of all, thank you very much to all of you who have purchased subscriptions to the Herald recently. Several subscribers have added to their Herald subscriptions, helping us keep the newspaper going in these tough times. As I explained last...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 9, 2020

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

This week marks a first for the Morrisons Cove Herald. For the first time (to my knowledge), the Herald is providing two articles in Spanish. This is being done to provide important information about the coronavirus to the members of the Cove...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 9, 2020

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor Esta semana marca la primera vez (por lo que yo sé) que el Morrisons Cove Herald publica dos artículos en español. Hacemos esto para difundir información importante sobre el coronavirus a los miembros de la comunidad... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 9, 2020

What I Understand So Far / Lo Que Entiendo Hasta Ahora

I was smart enough to get out of graduate school alive, but I've never been one with a quick wit. So it often takes me a while to puzzle through things. With the flood of information coming out about...

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 2, 2020

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... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 2, 2020

Sources of Reliable Information about the Novel Coronavirus

– GLOSSARIES – Very good basic guides https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/18/us/coronavirus-terms-glossary.html More complete guides https://www.dictionary.com/e/coronavirus-words/ https://www.kff.org/glossary/covid-19-outbreak-glossary/... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 2, 2020

Attention Small Businesses Applying for Help Loans

If you're a Cove-area small business applying for a help grant or loan, the Herald can help. We can't write your whole application for you, but we can help with the parts that require descriptions, narratives or explanations. Words are our thing and... Full story

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News    April 2, 2020

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...

 

What I Understand So Far

I was smart enough to get out of graduate school alive, but I've never been one with a quick wit. So it often takes me a while to puzzle through things. With the flood of information coming out about... Full story

 

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... Full story

 

Please. Stop Panic Buying.

By ALLAN J. BASSLER Publisher Can we please stop panic buying? My daughter Helena and I were making the rounds last week, just as the first “quit going anywhere” order came down. We were looking for some basics for the weekend ahead: Milk,...

 

Coronavirus: It's Not About You

It's impossible to get away from news about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 these days. But strangely enough as we are immersed in information, reliable information is still hard to find. For example, some information is circulating on social media...

 

Sources of Reliable Information about the Coronavirus and Covid-19

The Herald is publishing as much local information as it can about the reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Herald’s niche is providing news about Morrisons Cove, so that’s what we are doing. However, we cannot capture all the news... Full story

 

Sources of Reliable Information about the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

The Herald is publishing as much local information as it can about the reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Herald’s niche is providing news about Morrisons Cove, so that’s what we are doing. However, we cannot squeeze everything into... Full story

 

Coronavirus: It's Not About You

It's impossible to get away from news about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 these days. But strangely enough as we are immersed in information, reliable information is still hard to find. For example, some information is circulating on social media... Full story

 

Roaring Spring Council Plans Police Camera Research; Approves Brew Pub

Roaring Spring Borough Council at its regular meeting Monday, March 9, gave conditional approval to plans for a brew pub downtown. Council also ordered police Chief Greg Wyandt to research the costs of police body and cruiser cameras and report to...

 

Whatever Happened to Him?

I received a note from loyal Herald reader Linda Cope this week. She wrote, In reading the “75 years Ago” section in the Feb. 22, 2020 edition, a question came to mind after reading of Norbert Rhodes, who in 1945 wrote a letter from his POW...

 

An Open Letter to Rep. John Joyce

On Jan. 9, 2020, U.S. Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), released the following statement opposing the House Democrats’ War Powers Resolution: “The Iranian Regime is no friend of the United States. Attempting to strip our Commander-in-Chief... Full story

 

CBD Education 101: How Do I Take CBD Products?

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation. If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

CBD Has Been Used for Many Years

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation. If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

Ink Splatters

I was saddened to hear of the passing of Daryl Albright of Roaring Spring on Friday, Dec. 6, 2019. Daryl worked at the Morrisons Cove Herald from 2002 to 2011 as a van driver and newsstand delivery person. His job was to pick up the bundles of printe...

 

Hemp Was Cultivated in Early America

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation. If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

CBD Education: How Are CBD Products Made?

Note: This is one in a series of articles about CBD. I’m hoping to educate the Cove about this beneficial substance, remove some mysteries and clear up some misinformation If you have any questions about CBD, please send an email to me at...

 

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