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 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    June 13, 2019 

An Appreciation for the Cove's Community Hospital

Thursday, June 6, was supposed to be a busy, yet fun day for me, a day I had meticulously planned out to make sure I could do everything with time to spare. It was my daughter Olivia’s last day as a first grader at St. Patrick Catholic school, and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019 

Central High School Students Learn Danger of Vaping

In 1965, Congress passed a law requiring all cigarette packages sold in the United States to carry a health warning. In 1970, cigarette companies were no longer permitted to advertise their products...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 13, 2019 

Resident of Cove Forge Charged With Sexual Assault

A resident of the Cove Forge Behavioral Health in Williamsburg is in jail facing charges of sexual assault after an incident involving a 19-year-old female resident on June 2. Lamar M. Williams, 48,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Loysburg Bridge Named in Honor of Vietnam Vet

The Vietnam War began in 1955, when Darrell Magruder, of New Enterprise, was just 11 years old. A little over 10 years later, Magruder would lose his life fighting in that same war. In mid-April...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Dies in Crash

A Claysburg woman died of injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash on Saturday afternoon, June 1. According to police, Iva J. Hershberger, 66, of Claysburg, was pulling out from a stop sign on Point Road, onto Lincoln Highway in Napier Township,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Body Found in River May 27 Confirmed As That of Man Missing Since January

A body found on Memorial Day, May 27, in the Juniata River near Brooks Mills, Blair Township, just north of East Freedom, has been identified as 30-year-old Mathew W. Smith of Bakers Summit. Smith...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Claysburg Woman Accused of Stealing $131,000 From Employer

A Claysburg woman is facing felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property after police said she embezzled $131,000 from the doctor’s office where she worked as billing supervisor. Danielle M. Bushore, 42, was arraigned on Friday, May 24, by...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    June 6, 2019

Duncanville Man Drowns Fleeing Police

A Duncansville man drowned in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River after he jumped into the swift currents while attempting to elude police. The body of Jeremy Ross, 37, was pulled from the river about five hours after police said he leapt...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Martinsburg Man Jailed for Fleeing from Police

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer A Martinsburg man is behind bars after fleeing an attempted traffic stop by Altoona police on May 21. According to the criminal complaint, an Altoona police officer was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Vandals Cause Damage to Spring Cove School Grounds

The Spring Cove School District police are asking for the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible for causing damage to the grounds at the elementary and middle schools in Roaring...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Absentee Ballots Give Erb Victory in Blair Co. Race

Last Tuesday's primary election produced a "too close to call" race for the second slot on November's Republican ticket in the race for Blair County Commissioner. With just three votes separating...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

North American Communications Abruptly Closes

After nearly 40 years in business, North American Communications, a direct mail company in Duncansville, abruptly shut its doors last week, leaving nearly 300 employees stunned and facing an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Hollidaysburg Woman Jumps From Roof of Burning Home

A Hollidaysburg woman was taken to the hospital with injuries sustained from jumping off a roof to escape her burning home. Fire crews were called to a duplex along the 600 block of Berwind Road,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 30, 2019

Helping Dad

Lee Kensinger and his daughter Alice, 5, and son Tristan, 3, paint the fence in front of their East Allegheny Street home on Thursday morning, May 23. Lee said the kids love helping with work around...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Webster In; Kelley or Erb Too Close to Call

Editor's Note: Full Bedford County Primary Election results were not available by the Herald's presstime. However, Bedford has now posted more complete results at this website: https://www.mcheraldonline.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/0076.3.3341912925145982...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

All Cove Area Alcohol Referendums Get Enough Votes to Pass

All three Cove area referendums on the question of allowing the sale of liquor easily gained enough support to pass. In Roaring Spring, unofficial vote totals show that 286 voters supported the measure while 151 voted no. North Woodbury Township vote...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

RS Council to Address Parking Issues on East Main Street

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 13. Council addressed concerns about some parking issues in the borough, most notably in front of the post office on East Main street. Some members of council have...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

PA Coroners Association Shows Off Disaster Response Units

In the event of a major disaster, resources get strained. From equipment to manpower, having the right plan in place to effectively deal with a mass-casualty situation is vitally important, not only to preserve the integrity of the scene, but also...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

Martinsburg Man Shooting at Cans Jailed on Gun, Drug Charges

A Martinsburg man is behind bars after police say he was shooting at cans in his driveway in a residential area. According to the criminal complaint, officers from North Woodbury Township and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 23, 2019

C-burg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is in jail following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman, 33, was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Williamsburg Community Working to Revitalize the Town

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the people of the newly minted United States of America were free to explore new boundaries and seek new opportunities without interference from the British c...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Claysburg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is behind bars following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School on April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Martinsburg Woman Accused of Faking Robbery at Golf World

A Martinsburg woman has been arrested after police said she faked a robbery to cover up for money she stole from her employer. According to charges filed by Blair Township Police, Brandi L. Ferry, 27, called police on Jan. 6 to report she had been...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Roaring Spring Man Jailed For Theft at Friend's Home

A Roaring Spring man is in jail after police say he stole cash, guns and jewelry from a friend's home. According to State Police in Hollidaysburg, Wade A. Rhodes, 32, was "house sitting" for his...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Police Asking for Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Roaring Spring

Crime Solvers of Blair County and the Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg are asking for the help to solve a fatal hit and run along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring. John R. Garner, 64, was treated at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Williamsburg Authority Wins State Loan for Water System

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority has been awarded a $4.3 million loan to be used for upgrades to the borough's aging water system. The low-interest loan through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) was obtained with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Lifestyles    May 2, 2019

4-H Still Strong and Changing with Times

Since 1902, the 4-H Club has been attracting kids aged 8 to 18 who want to learn while enjoying the teamwork of like-minded people. With more than six million members nationwide and 160 in Blair and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 2, 2019

NE Man Jailed for Sexual Assault of Two Minors

A New Enterprise man has been jailed after police charged him with multiple counts of sexually abusing and threatening two minors over a 17-year span. Stephen John Beegle, 45, faces more than 100 felo...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Fingerprint Leads to Arrest in Claysburg Burglary

A single fingerprint match has led to the arrest of a man in connection with the burglary of a Claysburg home last September. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township Police, William Phoenix...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Autopsy: Man Found on Nason Dr. was Victim of Hit and Run

An Everett man found dead along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring on Thursday morning, April 18, was the victim of a hit and run. State Police, Hollidaysburg, said John R. Garner, 64, had gone to the emergency department at Conemaugh Nason Medical...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Blair County Asks Citizens to 'Get Involved' to Prevent Child Abuse

April is Child Abuse Awareness month and on Wednesday, April 17, Blair County officials, law enforcement and citizens gathered in front of the courthouse to raise a flag and shine a spotlight on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 25, 2019

Roaring Spring Woman Facing Stolen Checks, Credit Card Fraud Charges

A Roaring Spring woman has been arrested for stealing checks and using the credit cards of a man she was hired to help. Tonya J. White, 36, of Roaring Spring, faces multiple felony counts of forgery, access device fraud, theft and receiving stolen...

 

After Her Loss, Claysburg Woman Fighting to Change Health Info Law

Editor's Note: This story featuring Peggy Miller of Claysburg initially appeared in the July 26, 2018, edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. This is a follow-up story to "A Mother's Grief," which...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Blair County Resident Opinions Mixed on Legalizing Marijuana

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been travelling across the state asking for the public's feedback on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Fetterman plans to visit all 67 counties in the commonwealth during a listening tour that began...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home

Fire ripped through a double-wide trailer in East Freedom on Saturday morning, April 13, chasing the occupants out of bed before completely consuming the interior. A passerby noticed smoke coming...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Roaring Spring Council Notifies Library of Yearly Lease Termination

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 8, in the borough building. Representatives from the Roaring Spring Community Library informed council that they have received the certified letter sent...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019

Blair County Coroner Candidates Debate Duties, Efficiency of Office

The Republican candidates for the Office of Blair County Coroner squared off in a debate on Tuesday evening, April 9, in the ballroom at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Incumbent Patricia Ross, who has held...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Blair County DUI Task Force Targeting 'High Offense' Areas

The Blair County DUI Task Force was formed to keep the streets safe from impaired driving. Comprised of state and local law enforcement, the task force identifies and targets areas that have a high...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Three Face Charges After Child Found Walking Streets

Three people are facing charges of child endangerment after police say a 3-year-old boy was found alone, walking the streets of Roaring Spring. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, a man discovered the child walking by Greenlawn...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

A Mother's Grief: Claysburg Woman Loses Two Daughters to Addiction

Editor's Note: "A Mother's Grief," written by Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston, won Honorable Mention in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Peggy Miller of Claysburg exists in two places....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

'Restore Pennsylvania' Initiative Aims to Update Infrastructure

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said the state is "falling behind" on keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to maintaining its infrastructure. From aging transit systems, crumbling...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Roaring Spring Library Looking at Options for its Future

According to a 2016 Institute of Museum and Library Services report, there are 9,057 public libraries in the United States, making up approximately 7.4 percent of the more than 120,000 libraries...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Blair Commissioner Erb Seeking Second Term; Broadband Service is Goal

Editor's Note: Over the next few weeks, the Herald is publishing a series of articles regarding candidates for office who will appear on the May 21 primary election ballot. These articles are...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 4, 2019

Post-High School Opportunities Focus of CHS Career Expo

A question everyone faces is, "what am I going to do after high school?" For a lot of kids, the prospect of leaving the familiarity of the school halls and venturing out into the world for the next...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Roaring Spring Alcohol Sales Question to Be on May Ballot

Exceeding the 156 signatures needed, the organizers of the The Roaring Spring Alcohol Referendum accomplished its main goal, which is to let the voters decide if there will be alcohol sales permitted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Public Buys Blair County Sheriff's Office a New K-9 Vehicle

Last summer, an important member of the Blair County Sheriff's office was taken off of full-time duty through no fault of his own. Canine officer Rik, a 5-year-old Belgian Malinois, Blair County's onl...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Claysburg Man Jailed on Sexual Assault Charges

A Claysburg man has been jailed on charges relating to the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old minor, which the victim revealed during a counseling session last year. Joseph Michael Douglas, 33, is facing...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 28, 2019

Hopewell Man Jailed in Domestic Dispute, Police Standoff

A Hopewell man is behind bars after a standoff with police following a domestic dispute. State Police, Bedford, were called to a home along Lunenberg Road, South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, on...

 

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