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 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

RS Eases Hunting Restriction on Plum Creek Mt.; Enters Land Option Agreement

Last year, in a move that caused protests from some long-time users, Roaring Spring Borough Council voted to restrict access to Plum Creek Mountain to borough residents only while prohibiting all activities other than hunting. Council cited the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

State Supreme Court Upholds Moye's Sentence

A ruling last week by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court upholding the minimum 50-year prison sentence of Deauntay Moye puts an end to the sentencing sagas of the two men who pled guilty to the January 2015 murder of 21-year-old Stephanie Waters of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 23, 2022 

Erratic Behavior at East Freedom Taco Bell Lands Woman in Jail

A woman’s erratic behavior at the East Freedom Taco Bell led to a struggle with police and a short foot chase. According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 5 p.m. on June 13, officers were called to the Taco Bell for a report of a woman,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug Charges

An East Freedom man is behind bars after police said he distributed drugs at his workplace. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on May 20, agents from Blair County Adult Parole and Probation requested police assistance after...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

Williamsburg Teen Sentenced In 2020 Attack of Nurse

A Williamsburg teen who was 15 years old when he repeatedly stabbed his grandfather’s home health nurse in 2020 will spend the next 18 to 36 years in prison after rendering guilty pleas in Blair County court in November. Michael Douglas Watson,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 16, 2022

N. Woodbury Twp. Relieves Police Chief of Duties

North Woodbury Township will be without full-time police protection for the foreseeable future after township supervisors elected to dismiss Chief Dave Rosamilia. Rosamilia, who has nearly 20 years of service in law enforcement, was hired in March...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 9, 2022

Court Refuses to Reduce Murder Sentence

A Martinsburg man who already had his sentence reduced once for his role in the 2015 murder of a Roaring Spring woman was denied a chance for further reduction by the Pennsylvania State Superior Court. James Hardwick was 15 years old when he and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 9, 2022

Memorials Honoring Trooper Landon Weaver Dedicated at Central

Before Landon Weaver became a Pennsylvania State Police trooper, he was a student at Central High School in Martinsburg, graduating in 2012. Now, every time students and visitors enter the high...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 9, 2022

Heartland Express Acquires Smith Transport

Smith Transport, a locally owned trucking company, has been sold to Heartland Express for an estimated $170 million. Founded in 1982 by Barry Smith, Roaring Spring-based Smith Transport has 850 trucks...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 2, 2022

Police Pursuit Ends with Suspect Captured Near Williamsburg

A Huntingdon man fleeing state parole agents was apprehended in Williamsburg following a brief chase through town. According to charges filed by Williamsburg Borough police, on March 30, police were alerted that Michael Joseph Burd, 43, was on the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 2, 2022

RS VFW to Sponsor Festival

Three Cove communities – Claysburg, Roaring Spring and East Freedom – will come together on Saturday, June 4, for the Family Freedom Festival sponsored by the Morrisons Cove Ray VFW Camp Post 7689 Auxiliary in Roaring Spring. The first of its...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 26, 2022

Freedom Township Water Project Underway

Construction on the Freedom Township water project, which will provide public water hookup to homes along Everett Road, is progressing and is slated for a September completion. The nearly $3 million project will provide 86 new public water hookups...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 19, 2022

With Boating Season Here, Rescue Teams Urge Water Safety

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that there are around 3,960 unintentional drownings, including boating-related drownings, each year. That averages out to around 11 drowning deaths per...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 19, 2022

Rising Fuel Costs Forcing Local Fire Departments to Conserve

Rising fuel costs have forced volunteer fire departments to make some changes they hope are temporary. With diesel now at over $6 a gallon, some departments have elected to not provide pool-filling services this summer. The Freedom Township...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 12, 2022

Gassler Seeking Slot On State Committee

There are four seats up for grabs to represent Blair County on the Republican State Committee to be filled by two men and two women. With only two male candidates running, they are assured a seat on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 12, 2022

Freedom Township Bridge to Remain Closed Indefinitely

A bridge in Freedom Township will be closed indefinitely until officials can fully assess the damage and plan for repairs. County Bridge No. 69, located on Everett Road near the post office, was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 12, 2022

Replogle to Stand Trial on Sexual Assault, Other Charges

A Taylor Township supervisor accused of sexually assaulting two female tenants of a trailer park he manages will have his case heard in Blair County Court. William Replogle, 80, appeared for a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 5, 2022

Claysburg Man Jailed After Altercation with Police

A Claysburg man was jailed after he was found passed out in his car and resisted police. According to charges filed by Roaring Spring Borough police, on April 26, at approximately 11 p.m., an officer found Garrett N. Weyandt, 38, sleeping in his car...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 5, 2022

Martinsburg Woman Accused of Stealing From Mother

A Martinsburg woman is facing charges after police said she stole more than $3,000 from her mother and had her living in squalor. According to charges filed by North Woodbury Township police, Kimberly Louise Markel, 51, used her mother’s debit...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 5, 2022

Fleeing Charges Against East Freedom Man Headed to County Court

An East Freedom man accused of leading police on a chase has waived his charges to Blair County court. Scott M. Davis Sr., 44, is facing felony fleeing to elude police and misdemeanor counts of driving under a suspended license and recklessly...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 5, 2022

Freedom Twp. Woman Seeks Spot On State Republican Committee

An East Freedom woman running to represent Blair County on the Republican State Committee said her experience in state government and knowledge of the issues the county faces makes her an ideal fit....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 5, 2022

Gregory, Haight, Face off On Republican Ticket for 80th District House Seat

Two candidates are vying for the Republican nomination for the General Assembly in the 80th District. Incumbent Rep. Jim Gregory is facing a challenge from Trish Haight for the two-year seat....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 28, 2022

Facebook Live Post Lands Martinsburg Man Behind Bars

A Martinsburg man was jailed after police said he broadcast himself inside a home he allegedly broke into over Facebook Live while under the influence of drugs. Joseph L. Krouse, 33, is facing a felony charge of criminal trespass along with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 28, 2022

Williamsburg to Get Another Bank

When news broke in January that Mid Penn Bankcorp., was closing its Williamsburg branch, it appeared that the borough would lose its second bank in five years, leaving residents and officials wondering where they would do their banking. However, the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 28, 2022

Martinsburg Home Uninhabitable After Fire

A fire on Tuesday evening, April 12, caused extensive damage to 301 E. Julian St., Martinsburg. A story in last week's Herald erroneously reported that the home's occupants were able to continue...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 28, 2022

Claysburg Woman Waives Drug Charges to County Court

Drug-related charges filed against a Claysburg woman are headed to Blair County Court. Ashley M. Conard, 30, who is facing felony counts of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communication facility, as well as misdemeanor counts...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 21, 2022

Roaring Spring Council Continues to Field Questions On Mountain Ground

Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular meeting March 14, and again addressed its decision to limit access to Plum Creek Mountain. Citizen Norman Wright addressed council and asked it to open the ground for recreation by charging a fee...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 21, 2022

Gubernatorial Candidate Visits Williamsburg

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dave White stopped by the Williamsburg Community Center on Saturday, April 16, to talk with local leaders about his plans for the state. White joins a crowded field...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 21, 2022

Spring Snow Hits Area Causing Accidents and Road Closures

A spring snowstorm on Monday, April 19, made for a busy day for local first responders as multiple accidents were reported, prompting the temporary closure of some roads. In Freedom Township, an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Deadline Approaching For Blair Co. Association Of Township Officials Scholarship

The Blair County Association of Township Officials scholarship deadline is June 30, and officials are encouraging graduating seniors to apply. The scholarship is open to all high school seniors residing in one of Blair County’s 15 townships who are...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Hollidaysburg Couple Charged After Leading Police on Chase

A chase that began in Freedom Township and ended in Altoona has landed a Hollidaysburg man behind bars and his girlfriend facing drug charges. Ryan J. Harshaw, 33, and Carlotta A. Dereal, 47, were...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Williamsburg Woman Charged With Making Threats to Police

A Williamsburg woman is facing charges after police said she made threats against a police officer who had filed drug-related charges against her grandson. According to Hollidaysburg State Police, on March 26, Celestia R. Barker, 74, called the Holli...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 14, 2022

Bill to Allow Whole Milk Back In Schools Headed for Vote

Two bills making their way through Harrisburg could bring whole milk back into schools. House Bill 2397, and Senate Bill 1181, passed their respective committees, paving the way for a vote that could reverse 2010s federal Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 7, 2022

New Enterprise Man Faces Child Endangerment, Drug Charges After Short Chase

A New Enterprise man is facing child endangerment and drug charges after leading police on a short chase with an unrestrained minor in his vehicle. According to Bedford State Police, on Oct. 17, a trooper was patrolling Sandy Run Rd., Hopewell, when...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 7, 2022

Conemaugh Nason, CORE a Winning Team for Organ Donor Awareness

April is "National Donate Life Month," and on April 4, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring once again participated in the Center for Organ Recovery (CORE) flag-raising ceremony to shine...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 7, 2022

Cornerstones of the Cove

No matter where you go, how far you travel, or where you end up, if you were raised in the Cove, you are never far from home. Fred and Carol Kagarise raised two sons just outside of Ore Hill near the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 31, 2022

Suboxone Pills Found Near Cove Forge

A bag of 10 Suboxone pills were found wedged into a reflector sign on a dirt lane, approximately 100 yards away from Cove Forge Behavioral Health Facility on March 1. Hollidaysburg State police said no witnesses or evidence to determine how or when...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 31, 2022

Claysburg Couple Charged with Child Endangerment

A Claysburg couple is facing child endangerment charges after an investigation by Greenfield Township police. According to the criminal compliant, on Feb. 22, police were called to the home Joseph M. Gillam, 54, and Rebekah E. Gillam. 38, to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 31, 2022

RS Council Makes 2022 Appointments

Roaring Spring Borough Council held its reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3, swearing in newly elected officials and making appointments for the upcoming year. During the reorganizational meeting, new council members Mary Claycomb and Tax Collector...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 31, 2022

Roaring Spring Council Commends Police, Gives Mountain Ground Update

Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first two regular meetings of 2022 on Jan. 10, and Feb. 14. At its regular meeting on Jan. 10, Police Chief Greg Wyandt reported that nearly a quarter-pound of methamphetamine with a value at $9,000 was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 31, 2022

Work Underway on New Businesses in the Cove

Work is progressing on the new businesses coming to the Cove. Construction on the Arby's and Dunkin on the site of the former Bickel's Surplus in Roaring Spring, and renovation of the former C&S...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 24, 2022

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for East Freedom Man

An East Freedom man is facing drug related charges after a traffic stop turned up suspected methamphetamine. According to charges filed by Freedom Township police, on March 11, an officer pulled over a vehicle driven by Corey R. Deffibaugh, 36....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 24, 2022

RS Community Library Fighting Food Insecurity with Pop Up Pantry

The Roaring Spring Community Library has shown that it is more than just a place to borrow books. Under the leadership of Michelle McIntyre, the library has expanded into a community engagement...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 24, 2022

Friendship Volunteer Fire Co. Adds Sensory Kits to Aid Autistic Children

When fire crews are called out, they announce they are coming with a screaming siren and bright flashing lights. For a lot of us, the sight and sound of a fire engine brings a sense of hopefulness tha...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 17, 2022

Martinsburg Woman Accused Of Hiding Abuse Of Her Children

A Martinsburg woman is facing charges of making false statements to police and child endangerment after her boyfriend was arrested and charged with multiple felony child abuse-related charges. Bedford State Police have accused Daisy M. Maust, 29, of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 17, 2022

Freedom Township Police Chief Ends Four Decade Career

After 42 years in law enforcement, Freedom Township Police Chief Terry Dellinger is handing in his badge and heading off into retirement. Dellinger started his career in 1980, when he joined the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 17, 2022

Standoff with Police Lands Roaring Spring Woman Behind Bars

A nearly 10-hour standoff with police on Saturday, March 12, has landed a Roaring Spring woman behind bars and facing multiple felony charges. According to Bedford State Police, a resident along Lafayette Rd., Roaring Spring, called police at...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 10, 2022

Altercation with Police Lands Roaring Spring Man Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after a call to investigate a disturbance led to a fight with police. According to charges filed by Freedom Township police, on March 1, officers were called to a home along Redmen Court, Freedom Township, for a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 10, 2022

Williamsburg Native Brings New Eatery to Town

Growing up in Williamsburg, Jessica Lilly would walk past the red brick building at 417 West Second Street on her way into town. Occupied then by the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Lilly would often...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 10, 2022

Friday Fire Damages Williamsburg Apartment

A Friday evening fire at the Spring House apartments on High Street, Williamsburg, caused extensive damage to one apartment while another sustained minor damage. According to Williamsburg Volunteer...

 

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