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 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 13, 2022 

M-burg Man Accused Of Selling Cars Without a License

A Martinsburg man is facing 74 summary counts of selling vehicles without a dealer license, charges that carry a fine of $1,000 for each count. According to charges filed by North Woodbury Township police, Cloyd E. Tipton, 32, was essentially acting...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 13, 2022 

Freedom Twp. Hires Full-Time Officer, Makes 2022 Appointments

The Freedom Township Board of Supervisors began its first meeting of the new year on Jan. 3. by appointments for 2022. Maureen Hamor was named chairperson and Tim James was named vice-chairman. Ed Bender reappointed roadmaster as well as supervisor...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 13, 2022 

Two Jailed, Third Being Sought After RS Police Find Drugs in Vehicle

Two people are behind bars and a third is being sought after an alert police officer followed a vehicle into a restricted area of Roaring Spring where he discovered drugs and drug paraphernalia. According to Roaring Spring police, on Dec. 30 at appro...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 13, 2022 

Cove Fire Companies Report Busy Year

Cove-area fire companies saw an increase in calls in 2021 from the previous year, and the rise, at least in Williamsburg, according to Chief Ted Hyle, can be attributed to the loss of the town's...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    January 6, 2022

Survival of the American Newspaper Critical to Democracy

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”—Thomas Jefferson. For more than 300 years, countless words have been printed and delivered to communities across North America. Whether daily or weekly, the American newspaper...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 6, 2022

Claysburg Man Facing Burglary Charges

A Claysburg man is facing felony burglary charges after police said he entered an apartment without permission and damaged several walls. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Dec. 19, the resident of the apartment reported...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 30, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Waives Child Endangerment Charges

A Roaring Spring man facing child endangerment and alcohol related charges is headed to Blair County court after waiving his right to a preliminary hearing. Toby R. Wilson, 25, appeared before Hollidaysburg Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 30, 2021

Icy Bridge Causes Christmas Eve Crash; Fire Co. Urges Winter Driving Caution

A Christmas Eve crash in McKee damaged a building and sent a stark reminder that roads can get slick without warning and to use caution when traveling over bridges because they freeze before road...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 30, 2021

After Pandemic Forced Year Off, East Freedom Couple Again Reach Out to Needy

The COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to many holiday traditions last year, but for an East Freedom couple, it was more than a missed family gathering. It meant a forced year off from providing Christmas...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 23, 2021

Roaring Spring Council President Addresses 'Misinformation' About Mountain Ground

The new policy regarding Plum Creek Mountain continues to draw protests from some people, prompting Roaring Spring Borough Council President Rodney Green to open the Dec. 13 council meeting addressing what he said is misinformation regarding the land...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 23, 2021

Overturned Tanker Spills Fuel on I-99

An accident involving a large fuel spill closed a portion of I-99 on Monday, Dec. 20. According to Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company officials, a tanker truck traveling south on I-99 overturned...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 23, 2021

Roaring Spring Council President Addresses 'Misinformation' About Mountain Ground

The new policy regarding Plum Creek Mountain continues to draw protests from some people, prompting Roaring Spring Borough Council President Rodney Green to open the Dec. 13 council meeting addressing what he said is misinformation regarding the land...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 23, 2021

Roaring Spring Council Honors Three for Years of Service

Roaring Spring Borough Council met for the final time in 2021 on Monday evening, Dec. 13. It was not only the final meeting of the year, but it was also the last meeting for three long-time borough council members and the mayor. Council members Sue...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 16, 2021

Local Woman Dies in Huntingdon County Crash

A Roaring Spring woman was killed in an early morning crash on Monday, Dec. 6, in Huntingdon County. According to Huntingdon State Police, Courtlin Marie Holland, 27, died when her 2014 Jeep Cherokee...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 16, 2021

Freedom Township Traffic Stop Lands Woman Behind Bars

A Freedom Township traffic stop has landed a Duncansville woman in jail on drug and firearms charges. Samantha M. Michael, 35, is facing felony charges of possession with intent to deliver and possessing a firearm without a license along with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 16, 2021

Bank Closing Another Blow to Williamsburg

Williamsburg may be losing another business as the town’s only bank announced last week that is will be closing, with March 4 targeted as the last day. Around three weeks ago Mid Penn Bank announced it was merging with Riverview Bank, followed a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 16, 2021

C&S Claysburg Location Begins Closing Process

C&S Family Markets has begun the liquidation of one of its stores in preparation for the permanent closure of its two local supermarkets. According to a post on the C&S Facebook page, the company has begun the closing process of its Claysburg...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Assault Lands Freedom Twp. Man Behind Bars

A Duncansville man is facing charges after police said he assaulted a Freedom Township man who hired him to do carpentry work in his home. According to Freedom Township police, on Nov. 21, Samuel J. Lloyd, 26, was doing work inside the home on Anders...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Claysburg-Kimmel Superintendent Announces Retirement This Summer

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Superintendent Darren McLaurin is retiring effective this summer. McLaurin informed the board of his decision last week, saying it was time he moves on. McLaurin was hired to take the reins at Claysburg-Kimmel in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 9, 2021

Pa. State Superior Court Upholds Sentence of RS Woman's Killer

A Woodbury man who was originally sentenced to life in prison for his part in a 2015 murder but was resentenced twice since then after the U.S. Supreme Court decided life without parole for juvenile...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 2, 2021

Freedom Twp. Volunteer Fire Co. to Host Christmas Party After Year Off

The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a Christmas party on Sunday, Dec. 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the firehall. This year’s party is in memory of Daniel “Butch” Giarth. Giarth, a long-time member of the fire company as...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 24, 2021

East Freedom Woman Facing Child Endangerment Charge Following Crash

An East Freedom woman is facing child endangerment charges after police said she crashed her car while drunk with two small children in the back seat. According to Greenfield Township police, on Nov. 15, officers responded to an accident along...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 24, 2021

Igou Ready to Take Reigns in Roaring Spring

The Borough of Roaring Spring will be entering the new year with a new mayor after Ron Glunt chose not to run for reelection, bringing an end to a decades-long career as a public servant serving first on council before moving to the head of the table...

 

Spring Cove School Board Could Send Message by Appointing Write-In Candidate to Open Seat

The 2021 general election was unlike any in recent memory as disenchantment with the state mandate for mask wearing in schools gave rise to a hard-fought, grassroots effort by write-in candidates to win seats on the board of directors in two local...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 18, 2021

C&S Family Markets Reportedly Closing Martinsburg, Claysburg Locations

While no official word has come from its owners, it appears that C&S Family Markets is poised to close its stores in Martinsburg and Claysburg by the end of the year. Customers began posting news of its closing to local Facebook groups last week,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 18, 2021

Freedom Township Fire Company Announces Small Increase for Monthly Dinners

For years, the monthly all-you-can-eat fundraising dinner held by the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company has stayed at a steady $10 per meal. As price increases on supplies throughout the years...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    November 10, 2021

A Man of Honor: Williamsburg's Bill Brantner Answers Country's Call Three Times

When Bill Brantner left his home in Williamsburg in 1967 bound for Vietnam, the then 17-year-old recent Williamsburg High School graduate had no idea he was taking the first steps toward serving his...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 10, 2021

Blair Co. Municipalities Easily Pass Second Amendment Sanctuary Referendum

The referendum to make Blair County a second amendment sanctuary overwhelmingly passed county-wide with an unofficial tally of 17,846 voting in favor to just 7,149 no votes. The referendum, which makes it illegal for the government to confiscate...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 10, 2021

Cove Voters Cast Ballots for School Board and Municipal Seats

There were few surprises in the Nov. 4 general election as most incumbents held on to their seats, although voters sent a clear message to some that those seats are hot. Freedom Township voters showed they are happy with the status quo by sending Rep...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 4, 2021

RS Man 'Upset' with Council Facing Vandalism Charge

A Roaring Spring man angry over borough council’s decision to limit access to Plum Creek Mountain is facing charges after police said he scattered dozens of nails and screws in front of the borough building and along the roadway. According to Roari...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 4, 2021

Police Chase Lands Newry Man Behind Bars

A Newry man is behind bars after leading police on a chase in a car reported stolen. According to charges filed by Freedom Township police, on Oct. 23, an officer was on patrol along Dunnings Highway...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 4, 2021

Two Families Displaced After Apartment Fire in Newry

An apartment building fire Sunday morning, Oct. 31, attracted eight area fire companies and displaced two Newry families. At approximately 8:19 a.m., Freedom Township Assistant Fire Chief and borough...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 4, 2021

Hunters Gather in Front of RS Borough Building To Protest Plum Creek Mountain Ordinance

Seven people gathered outside the borough building in Roaring Spring on Monday afternoon, Nov. 1, to protest against Roaring Spring Borough's new ordinance on the use of Plum Creek Mountain. Those on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Arrested for Second Time in Two Weeks Jailed for Assaulting State Troopers

A New Enterprise woman already facing charges for allegedly firing a gun outside a Claysburg bar on Oct. 6 is facing new charges after police said she assaulted state police troopers who responded to a call for a domestic incident on Oct. 19. Maria...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

After Primary Win, Bender Seeks to Nail Down Another Term as Supervisor

Freedom Township Supervisor Maureen Hamor says her fellow supervisor, Ed Bender, has one agenda when it comes to being on the board. “Ed’s only agenda is doing what he thinks is best for Freedom Township and its citizens,” Hamor said. Bender,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

Newcomer Derek Brown Vying for Mayor Of Roaring Spring

A political newcomer is hoping his first try at public office nets him the mayor’s seat in Roaring Spring borough. Democrat Derek Brown, 26, said he is running for mayor because change is needed. “I feel like things have not been getting done...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

Former Roaring Spring Councilman Seeks Mayor's Seat

A familiar face is hoping to return to Roaring Spring’s council chambers, albeit in a slightly different capacity. Republican Dennis Igou, who served 19 years on council before bowing out in 2019, is hoping to return as mayor when he faces off...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

Voters to Decide if Blair Co., Municipalities Become a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Candidates are not the only thing Blair County voters will see on their ballots Tuesday. Thanks to a concerted effort from Blair County’s Tea Party, two referendums to make Blair County and its 24 municipalities a second amendment sanctuary will...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 28, 2021

– Municipal Election 2021 –

Tuesday’s general election features a few contested races as well as write-in campaigns for local school board seats. In the race for five seats on the Spring Cove School Board, incumbents Amy Acker Knisely, Linda Kay Smith, John R. Biddle, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021

Freedom Township Chase Lands Woman in Jail, Man on the Run

A Saxton woman is behind bars after the car she was a passenger in led Freedom and Greenfield Township police on a chase, and when it was over, the discovery of drugs. Heather M. Miller, 29, is facing multiple drug-related charges after police discov...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021

Lisa Meyers Audet Foundation to Stage Pink Night at Central Game

On Friday evening, Oct. 29, when the Central Dragons take the field against Somerset at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field, they will be greeted by a sea of pink. The Lisa Meyers Audet Foundation has teamed up with the Central Quarterback Club for a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021

Plum Creek Mountain's Use Limited to Hunting, Only for RS Residents

Roaring Spring Borough Council has made a final decision on the use of Plum Creek Mountain. A decision, it says, is in the best interest of the borough and its taxpayers. Council voted on, and approved, limiting use of the land to hunting only, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

Cove-Area Fire Companies Step Up for Fire Prevention Week

Sunday, Oct. 3, kicked off Fire Prevention Week, a week-long effort by fire companies across the country to educate the public on the importance of fire safety. According to the National Fire...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Accused of Firing Gun Outside Bar

An argument that started at one bar and ended in gunshots at another has led to the arrest of a New Enterprise woman. Maria B. Miller, 54, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and diso...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

Martinsburg Dedicates Memorial to Gettysburg Veterans

On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, and noted orator Edward Everett, spoke at a ceremony dedicating a portion of the Gettysburg battlefield as the final resting place for those who perished...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 7, 2021

Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company Resumes Eat-In Option at Monthly Dinner

One of Freedom Township Voluntary Fire Company’s most popular and lucrative fundraisers took a hit when the COVID-19 pandemic hit nearly two years ago. The fire company’s monthly dinner, an all you can eat buffet, was one of Freedom Township’s...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 7, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Jailed After Fleeing Police

An attempted traffic stop led to a short pursuit and the discovery of drugs, landing a Roaring Spring man behind bars. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, on Oct. 3 at approximately 8 p.m., an officer attempted to pull over a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 7, 2021

Appvion Plant Owners Hold Auction Online; Future of the Site Remains Unclear

If you drove past the former Appvion Paper mill in Roaring Spring last week, you may have noticed a sign indicating an auction was taking place, and if you were taken by surprise, you weren’t alone. According to Roaring Spring Borough Council...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 30, 2021

Blair County Association of Townships Announce Scholarship Opportunity

High school seniors residing in one of Blair County’s 15 townships that plan to attend a trade or vocational technical school after graduation are invited to apply for a chance to win a scholarship from the Blair County Association of Township...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 30, 2021

Woodbury Pike Traffic Stop Yields Large Amount of Narcotics

A Roaring Spring man and an Altoona woman who police said were bringing a large amount of methamphetamine into Blair County were arrested after police stopped their vehicle in Taylor Township on Aug....

 

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