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An Open Plea To the Cove Community

The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these. – Mark 12:31 This is the time of year when we like to remind ourselves what we're th... Full story

 

Take Heart, Conservatives

There is a lot of consternation on the political Right about the apparent failure of President Donald J. Trump to win a second term. However, as a conservative, I don’t think things are gloomy for my side at all. Yes, the presidency likely has...

 

Post-Election Rally Brings Out 200 in Support of President Trump

About 200 people attended a post-election rally in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, Nov. 8, offering continued support for President Donald J. Trump and rejecting the apparent election of former Vice...

 

President Trump Visits Morrisons Cove - Main Story

President Donald J. Trump spoke for a little over an hour at the Altoona-Blair County Airport on Monday, Oct. 26, just hours before the United States Senate confirmed the president's third nominee to...

 

President Trump Visits Martinsburg for Campaign Speech

President Donald J. Trump spoke for a little over an hour at the Altoona-Blair County Airport on Monday, Oct. 26, just hours before the United States Senate confirmed the president's third nominee to...

 

Appvion Responds to Accusation of Spill

Appvion has responded to a charge from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that its Spring Mill plant killed fish in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River with a release of a chemical on Aug. 20 and 21, 2020. In a letter dated Sept....

 

Roaring Spring Approves Police Body Cameras

Roaring Spring borough council at its regular meeting on Oct. 12 approved spending $21,417 over five years on two dashboard cameras and three body cameras for the police department. Cpl. Lance Morris of the Roaring Spring Police Department presented...

 

Appvion Accused of Spilling Chemical Into Frankstown Branch

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has told Appvion that it failed to report a chemical spill and is asking the company to investigate, explain and plan to prevent future...

 

Roaring Spring Borough Council Cancels Recreation Contract with YMCA

Roaring Spring borough council voted Monday night to end its recreation contract with the Garver Memorial YMCA. The contract was worth about $18,000 and would have auto-renewed in January. The matter was raised by President Rodney Green at the...

 

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,...

 
 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

 

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