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Thank You, Cove, For an Amazing Two Years

After two years, and I can honestly say they have been the best two years of my professional life, it is time for me to say goodbye to the Herald. I freely admit that before I started working here, I didn’t know much about the Herald. I knew it...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 6, 2020

Trash Collector Hit by Car in Greenfield Township

A man collecting garbage along Ski Gap Road in Greenfield Township was struck by a car at around 9:20 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29. According to Greenfield Township Police Chief Ron Sharkey, 43-year-old Roger Musselman, of Duncansville, was collecting...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Roaring Spring Water Sold to DS Services

Roaring Spring Water, a fifth-generation family-owned company in Roaring Spring Borough, has been sold. Cott Corp., a provider of home and office bottled water delivery services in North America and Europe, announced last week that DS Services of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Former Williamsburg Resident's First Book Helped Heal Familial Wounds

When familial relations fracture, it takes all sides to be willing to come together to heal the wounds. So, what happens if one of those sides passes away, taking any hope of reconciliation to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

House Fire in Williamsburg Thursday Leaves two Homeless

A mid-morning fire in Williamsburg on Thursday, Jan. 23, left one couple homeless and claimed the lives of two pets. Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department Chief Ted Hyle said the alarm came in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 30, 2020

Martinsburg Volunteer Firefighters Responded to 243 Calls in 2019

Members of the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company responded to 243 calls, including 218 emergency calls, during 2019, according to a report filed by Randy Acker, fire chief. The total loss from fires in 2019 was $554,000. In Martinsburg Borough,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

RS Council Agrees to Zoning Hearing For Proposed Brewery Pub

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first meeting of the year on Monday evening, Jan. 13. Council discussed the ongoing issue with the wall on Main Street. Access has been restricted to traffic coming in town since a portion of the wall...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

Former Appvion Employee Charged With Stealing From Spring Mill

A former Appvion employee is facing multiple charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the Roaring Spring plant. Chad G. Morningstar, 46, of Saxton, is accused of taking pieces of equipment from the plant an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug and Fleeing Charges

An East Freedom man was jailed on drug charges and fleeing from police after police initiated a traffic stop along Plank Road in Allegheny Township at around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. According to charges...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

East Freedom Woman, Two Others Charged With Theft from Hollidaysburg Business

An East Freedom woman and two former co-workers are facing multiple felony charges in the theft of nearly a quarter of a million dollars from their former employer. Stephanie D. Wyant, 52, of East Freedom; Jodie Potter Neely, 53, of Hollidaysburg;...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 16, 2020

Historic Blair Co. Courthouse Room Dedicated to Former President Judge

Monday, Jan. 6, was a busy day at Blair County Courthouse. A packed Courtroom 1 saw the swearing-in of two new commissioners, one incumbent, and other county officials. But before anyone took the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 16, 2020

Freedom Township Fire Co. Reports 'Busy' 2019

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company released its year-end report and 2019 was another busy year for the men and women who answer the whistle. The fire company responded to a total of 371...

 

Commissioners Must Continue Cohesiveness of Previous Board

On Monday, Jan. 6, Blair County swore in two new commissioners and one incumbent. Republican Amy Webster and Democrat Laura Burke joined second-term Commissioner Bruce Erb at the table to begin four years of leading county government. Once again the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

RS Swears in Officials for Another Year

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its reorganization meeting on Monday evening, Jan. 6. Mayor Ron Glunt administered the oath of office to two new members as well as a sitting council member sta...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

Claysburg Mourns Long-Time Fire Chief

The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company and the entire firefighting community is mourning the loss of one of its own. Dennis L. Feathers, long-time chief and president of the Claysburg Volunteer Fire...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

Bedford Man, 23, Dies of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross has identified the man found dead in his car in a field along Cross Cove Road and Ellis Road near Martinsburg Friday morning, Jan. 3. According to Ross, an autopsy performed Friday at Forensic DX in Windber showed...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 9, 2020

Blair County Welcomes Two New Commissioners As Two Say Goodbye

The newly renovated Courtroom 1 at the Blair County Courthouse was the scene for what Blair County Commissioner Bruce Erb called "one of our nation's most valued principals, the orderly transfer of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 2, 2020

Martinsburg Woman Dies in Trailer Fire

A Martinsburg woman died from injuries suffered in a trailer fire on Sunday evening, Dec. 29. Fire crews were called to 214 N. 3rd Alley in Martinsburg after Blair County 9-1-1 received a call from a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 2, 2020

Claysburg Education Foundation Pays off Student Lunch Debts

More than 11 million children, about one out of every seven living in the United States, lives with hunger. Often, a school lunch may be the only meal such a child receives on any given day, which...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 26, 2019

'Wood Ministry' Warms Those in Need

Ideas can hit when you least expect them. For John Lawler of East Freedom, an afternoon of cutting wood 10 years ago produced an idea that has helped keep those in need warm through the cold winter...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 26, 2019

For the Love of Axel

If you stand in front of the old Charlie's Barber Shop in Williamsburg on any given day, you will see people walking their dogs around town. During the summer months, the bench in front of Charlie's...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 19, 2019

Williamsburg Ambulance Ceasing Service at Year-end

As Williamsburg struggles with the recent loss of its pharmacy, it was dealt another blow with the announcement that the Williamsburg Area Ambulance will be closing its doors at the end of the year....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 19, 2019

Fire at Hollidaysburg Townhouse Complex Displaces 12 Families

At least a dozen families were left homeless after fire ripped through the Country Club Terrace Townhouses in Hollidaysburg on Friday, Dec. 13. Geeseytown Volunteer Fire Company initially responded to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

Stolen Jeep Found Burned in Freedom Township

A 2019 Jeep Wrangler reported stolen from Enterprise Rent-A Car in Altoona on Sept. 18, 2019, was found burned in a wooded area of Freedom Township. Freedom Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger said...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

So His Name Lives On

Law enforcement and the Cove community came together on Friday, Dec. 6, to honor one of their own as a permanent memorial to fallen Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Landon E. Weaver was unveiled at...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

Roaring Spring Council Says Goodbye to Two Long-Serving Members

Two long-time Roaring Spring Borough Council members presided over their last meeting on Monday evening, Dec. 9. William Brumbaugh and Dennis Igou narrowly lost bids to retain their seats in last...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

Williamsburg Area Ambulance Announces Closure Dec. 31

Williamsburg Area Ambulance has announced it will be shutting its doors and ceasing service effective Dec. 31. In a letter posted to the ambulance service’s Facebook page, Williamsburg Ambulance Chairman Robert S. Craig cited declining...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 12, 2019

PA State Police Release Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police have released the results of its holiday traffic enforcement which took place between Nov. 27 and Dec. 1. State Police investigated 1,116 crashes statewide, of which 73 were alcohol related. State Police made 729 DUI...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Freedom Township Police Investigating Drive-By Shooting

Freedom Township Police were called to the 1700 block of Johnstown Road, Freedom Township, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, to investigate a drive-by shooting. According to Freedom Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger, an unknown vehicle fired at least...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Martinsburg Plans To Honor Fallen Trooper on Dec. 6

It has been three years since Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Landon E. Weaver lost his life in the performance of his duties, becoming the 97th member of the Pennsylvania State police killed in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

District Support Creates Thriving Art Program at Central

Give any small child a crayon and paper and watch as a creative spirit is instantly awakened to transform that blank sheet into something unique and imaginative. And watch as the child's face lights...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Police Reports

Harassment Kelli Way, 43, of Claysburg, was charged with harassment with physical contact. State Police, Bedford, said a minor physical altercation took place between Way and a 46-year-old Martinsburg man at a residence along William Penn Road,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Blair District Attorney Rich Consiglio Announces Impending Retirement

Blair County District Attorney Richard Consiglio held a press conference on Wednesday, Nov. 27, to announce his intention to retire from the office he has held for the past 15 years. Consiglio's...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 5, 2019

Killer of Roaring Spring Woman to be Resentenced a Second Time

A man convicted of first-degree murder in the 2015 slaying of a Roaring Spring woman will be sentenced for the third time since pleading guilty to the crime in Bedford County Court in 2016. Dontaz...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

District Attorney Report Concludes Officer Involved Shooting Justified

The officer involved in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of the Roaring Spring Department Store in July has been cleared of any wrong-doing and can return to work. Blair County District...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

A Crime-Fighting Family

To honor National Adoption Month, The Smoky Pig Restaurant in McKee hosted a superhero-themed event. Kids were invited to dress up in their favorite superhero costumes and participate in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

Bucking the Trend

Rural healthcare across the United States is facing a crisis. According to data compiled by the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, 119 rural hospitals have closed since 2010 and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

H-burg School Threat Results in Charges Filed, Dropped, Filed

A State College man was arrested and jailed on Friday, Nov. 22, on charges of making terroristic threats against the Hollidaysburg School District. Less than 24 hours later all charges were dropped, and police charged another man for the alleged inci...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 27, 2019

Freedom Township Police investigating drive-by shooting

Freedom Township Police were called to the 1700 block of Johnstown Road, Freedom Township, on Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, to investigate a drive-by shooting. According to Freedom Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger, an unknown vehicle fired at least...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

Suspect Package Found at Airport Contained No Explosives

A suspicious package discovered at the Blair County Airport Friday contained no explosives, according to State Police. Emergency personnel were called to the airport at around 7 a.m. on Friday, Nov....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

Fake Name Lands Roaring Spring Man Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man already facing felony burglary and contraband charges is in jail after the car he was riding in was pulled over by police for an equipment violation along Dunnings Highway near...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

First-Ever Craft Show to Benefit McKee Playground

Tucked away on Back Street in the quiet village of McKee is a small playground that has played a big part in the lives of generations of children. Tracing its roots back to the 1950s, the playground...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

Children's Roundtable Honors Families Who Help Kids

November is National Adoption Month and to celebrate, the Blair County Children's Roundtable and Blair County Children Youth and Families brought together foster and adopted families to recognize...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 21, 2019

– Police Reports –

Burglary State Police, Bedford, are investigating the theft of a hand gun from a residence on Texas Corner Road, South Woodbury Township. The victim, a 70-year-old New Enterprise man said someone entered his house Oct. 28 and took the gun. Assault...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

Update: Suspect Package Found at Airport Contained No Explosives

A suspicious package discovered at the Blair County Airport contained no explosives, according to State Police. Emergency personnel were called to the airport at around 7 a.m. after the packages were discovered on airports second floor. After a TSA... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

Frantic Phone Call Leads to Search; Roaring Spring Man Taken Into Custody

A Roaring Spring man has been apprehended in Indiana County in connection with a missing, endangered persons investigation of his daughter-in-law and her two children. Edgar Lee Decker Jr., 56, was ta...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

Roaring Spring Borough to Hold Public Hearing on Alcohol Ordinance

Roaring Spring Borough Council will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday Nov. 20, to give citizens a chance to have their voices heard regarding the proposed alcohol ordinance. The hearing will take place at the borough building at 5:15 p.m, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

Blair County's New Voting System Makes a Successful Debut

Voters who went to the polls last Tuesday to cast their votes for their favorite candidates were met with a new, simplified way to vote. Adhering to the state mandate that all votes have a paper trail, Blair County’s new paper ballot system made...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

East Freedom Man Charged With Indecent Assault Against Two Minors

An East Freedom man is behind bars after being arraigned on multiple charges for the sexual assault of two underage girls in two separate incidents in 2018. According to charges filed by the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019

'Because of them, we live free'

The human heart can be a big place, with plenty of room for the many things a person holds dear to them to reside. For Pennsylvania State Sen. Judy Ward, veterans of all branches of the United...

 

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