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 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 23, 2021 

Memorial to W. Gene Henry Planned; Committee Currently Seeking Donations

When W. Gene Henry passed away last February, he left behind a deep imprint on the Martinsburg community through his many philanthropic endeavors. From the borough building to the ambulance building,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 23, 2021 

Monument Honoring Cove-Area Civil War Soldiers to be Dedicated

On April 12, 1861, the union of the United States of America dissolved. It would take four years, and the loss of about three percent of the population, to bring an end to the conflict and reunite a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 16, 2021

Northern Bedford Mourns Coach Lost at Age 56

The Northern Bedford community is mourning the loss of a longtime assistant football coach. Robert B. “Rob” Reed passed away September 8 at the age of 56 from complications of COVID-19. For more than a decade, Reed worked with the Northern...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

School Districts in Tug of War With Parents, State, Over Mask Mandates

School districts across the commonwealth continue to grapple with the fallout of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s mask mandate. The mandate, requiring all students and staff in public and private schools to wear face coverings went into effect on...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

Blair County DA Says Mask Violators Will Not Face Charges

Blair County District Attorney Pete Weeks has issued a statement regarding the Acting Secretary of Health's mask mandate for students and staff of the commonwealth's public and private schools. Weeks said his office has been contacted by several...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

Honoring Those Who Gave All

Freedom Township set 13 flags and 13 empty chairs at the township memorial in honor of the 13 military service members who recently lost their lives in Afghanistan....

 
 By Rick Boston    News    September 16, 2021

Remembering the Fallen

Will Fitzgerald's third- and fourth-grade class at St. Patrick Catholic School in Newry honored the victims of the September 11 attacks by lowering the American flag to half-staff and reciting the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 9, 2021

Williamsburg Students Hold Protest Against Mask Mandate

With chants of "No more masks," more than 50 students and parents of the Williamsburg Community School District gathered in front of the high school on Tuesday morning, Sept. 7, to protest the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 9, 2021

Heavy Rainfall Causes Flooding Once Again

Last week’s heavy rainfall from Hurricane Ida kept Cove area crews busy closing roads and pumping basements. More than six inches of rain fell on the Cove Sept. 1, once again overwhelming storm drains and causing wide-spread flooding throughout the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 9, 2021

Mask Mandate Issued for Schools

In early August, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration would not issue a mask mandate for schools, saying it would be left up to individual districts to make the call. But as the COVID-19 Delta variant continues to spread across the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 2, 2021

Indecent Assault Accusation Lands Claysburg Man in Jail

An investigation by North Woodbury Township police has led to the arrest of a Claysburg man who police said indecently assaulted a minor on several occasions in 2019. Evan K. Dively, 21, faces multiple felony charges relating to the sexual assault...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 2, 2021

Woman Wanted by Roaring Spring Police in Custody

A tip from the Altoona Police Department led to the arrest of an Altoona woman who was wanted by Roaring Spring police. On Aug. 12, a Roaring Spring police officer was notified by Altoona police that Ashley E. Avery, 33, along with her companion,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 2, 2021

Employees Accused Of Stealing from Puff Super Value

Two former employees of the Puff Super Value store in Roaring Spring are accused of stealing money from the business. Jocelyn Paige Maxwell, 32, of Roaring Spring, and Sarah Dawn Harpster, 28, of Claysburg, are facing theft related charges after an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 2, 2021

Game Commission: It's Safe to Feed Birds

It’s OK to feed the birds again. The recommendation that the public put away their bird feeders and bird baths while officials investigated the mysterious illness that has killed a large number of songbirds has been lifted, according to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 26, 2021

Flooding in Williamsburg A Familiar Scene

A storm that dropped almost four inches of rain in less than an hour left parts of Williamsburg underwater and officials working on plans to upgrade its stormwater system. According to Williamsburg...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 26, 2021

Cove Forge Neighbor Voices Concerns, Empathy for Walk-Offs

Residents along the road from the Cove Forge Behavioral Health facility have plenty of experience when it comes to dealing with walk-offs. People who live along Covedale Road are often approached by clients making the nearly three mile walk into...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 26, 2021

Roaring Spring Zoning Board Gives Go Ahead for Restaurants

Roaring Spring is a step closer to getting two new restaurants to be built on the site of the former Bickel’s Surplus building on Nason Drive. A hearing before the Roaring Spring Zoning Board was held on Wednesday, Aug. 8, and the board gave...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 19, 2021

Williamsburg Man Guilty for Drug Charges

A Williamsburg man pleaded guilty in federal court in Johnstown to a charge of possession with intent to distribute multiple schedule I and II controlled substances. Jesse Daniel Ginter, 40, entered the guilty plea on July 23 before United States...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 19, 2021

Fake Bill Passed at Local Business

Martinsburg Borough Police Chief Kerry Hoover is warning the public to be on the lookout for fake money after a counterfeit $1 bill was passed at a local business. Hoover said the bill has "Replica"...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 19, 2021

Blair Co. Second Amendment Sanctuary Status Up To Voters

The push to make Blair County and its 24 municipalities a second amendment sanctuary took a step to reality when volunteers collected enough signatures to get two referendums on November's general...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 19, 2021

Cove Forge Walk-Offs Have Mayor Concerned About Safety

Clients walking away from the Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center near Williamsburg has residents on edge and Mayor Ted Hyle concerned for the safety of the town. A town hall meeting with Cove Forge officials on Aug. 4 to discuss the walk-off...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 12, 2021

RS Man Facing Prowling Charges

A Roaring Spring man is facing charges after police said he was prowling around a home he previously owned. According to the criminal complaint, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on July 17, Roaring Spring police were called to a home on Franklin Street fo...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    August 12, 2021

Greenfield Twp. Man Going to Court with Sexual Assault Charges

A Greenfield Township man is headed to Blair County Court to face multiple felony and misdemeanor charges related to the alleged sexual assault of at least five underage female members of his extended family dating back to 1997. After a preliminary...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 29, 2021

Claysburg Man Jailed in Murder of Brother

A Claysburg man has been arrested for killing his brother and burying his body on a Kimmel Township property. Larry M. Claar, 41, is accused of shooting his brother, Michael Claar, 46, of Claysburg, at 298 Picnic Road, Kimmel Township, Bedford County...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 29, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Facing Attempted Homicide Charge

Two people are in jail after an altercation at a Fransktown Township residence led to a man being taken to the hospital after being struck with a car. Caleb L. Lanzendorfer, 30, of Roaring Spring, is facing felony counts of criminal attempted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 29, 2021

Sale of Appvion Plant First Step in Determining Site's Future

News that the former Appvion plant in Roaring Spring has been sold is being met with cautious optimism by borough officials. It was announced last week that a group of four buyers, collectively known...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 29, 2021

Roaring Spring Motorcyclist Leads Police on Chase

A Roaring Spring man has been arrested after police said he failed to pull over for a traffic stop and led police on a pursuit. According to Greenfield Township police, on the evening of July 12, an officer was parked along Dunnings Highway and Lawn...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Faith    July 22, 2021

Catholic Churches Set to Resume Obligation to Attend Mass

In March 2020, the onslaught of COVID-19 suddenly and dramatically changed the routines of our lives. From the way we shopped for groceries, educated our kids, went to work, or worshipped, adjustments had to be made as officials frantically searched...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 22, 2021

Inmate Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Blair County Prison

An inmate at the Blair County Prison is facing additional charges after police said she smuggled heroin packets into the prison. According to the charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, on July 5, Samantha Jo Miller, 36, of Hollidaysburg was o...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 22, 2021

Local Fairs and Festivals Seeing Large Crowds After Year Off

Summer 2021 has a lot to make up for. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic put a halt to most traditional summertime activities including fairs, festivals, and farm shows, but now that most restrictions hav...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 22, 2021

Appvion Plant in Roaring Spring Sold; Four Buyers Purchase Former Paper Mill

Roaring Spring Park LLC, a newly formed group of four buyers, has purchased the Appvion paper mill plant in Roaring Spring with plans to bring life back to the recently closed facility. William Firestone, president of Capital Recovery Group (CRG)...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Claysburg Man Faces Theft Charges

Justin W. Mitchell, 33, of Claysburg, is facing misdemeanor counts of defiant trespass, theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property after police said he stole a truck cap out of his neighbor’s yard. According to Greenfield Township...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Roaring Spring Borough Receives Grant For Five Points Intersection Improvement

Roaring Spring Borough has received a $263,200 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's (PennDOT's) Green Light-Go program. Green Light-Go grants are provided as reimbursement to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 15, 2021

Coroner Identifies Woodbury Post Office Fire Victim

Bedford County Coroner Rusty Styer has identified the victim in last week's fire that destroyed the Woodbury Post Office on Main Street. Cynthia L. Albright, 64, died of smoke inhalation and thermal...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    July 15, 2021

Newspapers Have a Duty to Report, Whether Popular or Not

As most of you know, there was a Pride March in Roaring Spring last month and the Herald, or more specifically, me, covered the event. Approximately 40 people marched without incident, leading me to believe that either people just were not interested...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 8, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Facing Assault Charges After Alleged Street Attack

A Roaring Spring man is facing felony and misdemeanor assault charges after police said he attacked a coworker on a borough street. Tyrone M. Lowery, 19, is accused of punching the victim several times, causing numerous injuries and forcing the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 8, 2021

Claysburg Couple Accused of Injuring Child

A Claysburg couple is facing a single felony charge each of endangering the welfare of a child by parent or guardian after their three-month-old baby was found with bruises and a head injury. Seth A. Dicken, and Jamie L. Ellis, both 21, were...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 8, 2021

Mysterious Illness Infecting Songbirds; PGC Recommends Removing Feeders and Baths

A mysterious disease is causing the deaths of songbirds in Southeast Pennsylvania and parts of the United States including Washington D.C., and until officials can determine what is causing it, the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 8, 2021

Neighbors Credit Firefighters for Saving Their Homes

What started out as a relaxing July 4 holiday for neighbors Carol Baker and Phil Logue of Woodbury turned into a nightmare as they watched firefighters battle a blaze at the Woodbury Post Office,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 8, 2021

One Dead in Woodbury Borough Fire

An early evening fire on Sunday, July 4, destroyed the Woodbury Post Office and claimed the life of a woman. Fire crews were called to the post office, located at 143 Main St. Woodbury, Bedford...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 1, 2021

Attempted Theft at Walmart Lands Man in Jail

A Michigan man is in jail after being arrested by Freedom Township police on suspicion of attempting to steal more than $2,000 worth of merchandise from the Freedom Township Walmart. According to police, on June 18, a Walmart loss prevention officer...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 1, 2021

Organizers Proclaim First-Ever Pride March in RS a Success

If you drove through Roaring Spring on Saturday afternoon, June 26, chances are you came across a group of nearly 40 people walking through town waiving rainbow flags in honor of Pride Month. June...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    July 1, 2021

Property in front of Nason Sold; Restaurants Planned

It appears Roaring Spring will be getting two new businesses in the near future. Although details have not been released, borough council President Rodney Green confirmed that the Bickel’s building on June Drive has been sold. While information on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 24, 2021

RS Council Suspends Plum Creek Mtn. Use Permit Sales Until Study Completed

When the Roaring Spring Borough Council met in May, more than 50 people attended to voice their concerns over a rumor that council intended to close off access to Plum Creek Mountain. While no member of council has expressed a desire to close off the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 24, 2021

Shortage of Workers Frustrates Cove Businesses Struggling to Get Back to Normal

As the country begins emerging from pandemic enforced isolation and businesses try to get back to pre-COVID-19 routines, an unexpected barrier is blocking the way back to normalcy as businesses...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

Martinsburg Home Healthcare Worker Accused of Stealing from Client

A Martinsburg woman is facing criminal charges after police said she stole money from an elderly man she was employed to take care of. According to charges filed by the Altoona Police Department, Tara S. Delvin, 45, is accused of forging checks from...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

Martinsburg Proclaims June 29 To be 'W. Gene Henry Day'

By proclamation of the mayor, and the unanimous approval of council, Martinsburg Borough has designated June 29 as W. Gene Henry Day. Henry, who passed away on Feb. 17, 2021, at the age of 88, was a beloved community fixture known for his generous...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

Fire Destroys Greenfield Twp. Barn, Claims Three Cows

Fire tore through a Greenfield Township barn on Friday evening, June 11. More than 10 fire departments, including Blue Knob, Claysburg, Freedom Township, Martinsburg, Roaring Spring, Duncansville and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 17, 2021

N. Bedford School District Eyes Small Tax Increase, Explains Limits of ESSER Funds

Part of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package that was signed in March included an estimated $168 billion “American Rescue Plan” for schools. Pennsylvania schools are in line to received around $13 billion, with a reportedly near...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 10, 2021

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges Against Roaring Spring Man

A traffic stop has led to drug charges against a Roaring Spring Man. Kelton E. Ferry, 60, is facing multiple and felony and misdemeanor charges after a search of his vehicle allegedly turned up drugs and paraphernalia. According to the charges filed...

 

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