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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...

 

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...

 

What is CBD and Where Does it Come From?

Note: This will be the first of 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...

 

Thank you.

As many of you know, Karen and I suffered a loss on Sunday, Nov. 10, when the Martinsburg laundromat caught fire. The damage to the property was significant but no one was hurt. As I stood there on th...

 

Herald Launches Sister News Website to Serve Hollidaysburg Market

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version and has launched a sister publication, the Hollidaysburg Herald. The online version of the Morrisons Cove Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who...

 

The News Ain't Free. Neither is Social Media

OPINION Since the Herald launched its website, I’ve had a few calls from people asking why the online version of the Herald does not cost less than the print edition of the Herald. I thought I’d address this, since it is on the minds of some...

 

'Big Boy,' the Herald Lamb

Gage Carpenter of Dn'D Family Farms, Roaring Spring, shows off "Big Boy," one of his four entries in the 2019 Blair County Junior Livestock Sale on Aug. 13 at Memorial Park. Big Boy was purchased by...

 

Ink Splatters

I’d like to offer a different perspective on the recent appearance of Robert Mueller before the U.S. House of Representatives in late July. Millions of words have been exchanged about Mueller and his famous report, but that’s not what I want to d...

 

Ink Splatters

I’m going to ask supporters of President Donald J. Trump to pause a moment in their admiration of the man and consider an unintended side effect of his presidency. I know that many Trump supporters (and some political independents) think that the...

 

The Cove's Institutions

National Public Radio broadcast another in its series on rural health care on May 14. The story described how the town of Fort Scott, Kansas, is trying to cope with the closing of a local hospital. The hospital had served the community for more than...

 

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 are...

 

Ink Splatters

Are you an out-of-state Herald subscriber? Do you frequently get your Herald edition several days or even a week late? There’s a solution for that. I’d like to remind all Herald subscribers – but especially those who don’t live in Pennsylvani...

 

Herald Warns Advertisers of Fake 'Invoice' Emails being Sent

I'd like to remind Herald advertisers and subscribers that you might be getting fake emails from the Herald stating that you need to click on a link to view an invoice. These billing emails might look...

 

Ink Splatters

I finally gave up and submitted to jury duty. I was assigned, and attended, on Monday, March 4. It was less painful than I feared. Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron kept things moving. He tolerated only minimal delays from attorneys and defendant...

 

I Guess I'm at 'That Age'

Two people recently died who had an influence on my life, so I was sad to see them go. They’re two people you’ve probably never heard of: Harris Wofford and John C. Bogle. Harris Wofford was appointed to the United States Senate in 1991 by Gov....

 

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