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 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 14, 2019 

Freedom Twp. Supervisors Approve Beer Sales At McKee Sheetz

The Freedom Township Supervisors held a public hearing on Tuesday, Feb. 5, to hear a request from Sheetz, Inc. to approve the inter-municipal transfer of a restaurant liquor license from Altoona to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 14, 2019 

Three Arrested in Theft of $60,000 from Greenfield Twp. Home

Three area women, all under the age of 20, are behind bars after police said they stole $60,000 in cash from a Greenfeld Township home in September. Sarah J. Kramer, 19, of Martinsburg, and Kilee N....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

RS Municipal Authority Goes High-Tech to Manage Water System

If you walked under the streets of Roaring Spring Borough you would have to navigate a series of pipes that carry water to every home, business and fire hydrant in the borough. The underground maze...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

Renovations Continue on Blair County's 'Most Important Building'

John Rita, a conservator of art and architecture, said buildings talk to him. As a young boy, he wrote in his journal, "I see faces in the paint peelings as an erosion of time," and that it gives him...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 7, 2019

CO Leak At The Dream Underscores Importance of Detectors

A carbon monoxide leak at The Dream restaurant in Hollidaysburg on Saturday, Feb. 2, forced the evacuation of customers. According to reports, a carbon monoxide detector in the kitchen area began...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 31, 2019

'Mutual Violence' Defined Martinsburg Couple's Relationship

Publisher's Note: We at the Herald are sensitive to the disturbing nature of this news story. We received a telephone call on Tuesday asking us to consider the effects of the story on children. We...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 31, 2019

Area Teacher Charged With Inappropriate Student Contact

A Martinsburg woman who teaches special education at Altoona Area High School turned herself in to police last Friday, Jan. 25, to face felony charges after an Altoona police investigation turned up...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 31, 2019

Claysburg Woman Charged In Husband's Sept. Death

A Claysburg woman has been jailed without bail in connection with the shooting death of her husband last September. Nancy Lee Focht, 71, of Claysburg, Kimmel Township, was arrested on Sunday, Jan....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

Government Shutdown Could Be Trouble For Cove Farmers

As the government shutdown enters its second month, a lot of attention has been focused on the thousands of government employees who have either been furloughed or have been forced to work without...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

Domestic Incident In North Woodbury Twp. Leaves Two Dead

Two people who were involved in a deadly domestic dispute in North Woodbury Township, Blair County, just outside of Martinsburg Borough, were both found dead on Monday morning, Jan. 21. According to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 24, 2019

East Main Street In RS In Front Of Appvion Restricted To One Way

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first meeting of the new year on Monday, Jan. 14. The new year brought old problems as council once again discussed the ongoing issue with the wall along...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 17, 2019

Blair County Commissioners Talk Home Rule At Chamber Event

The Blair County Commissioners were the guest speakers at the monthly Blair County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast Club held at the Casino at Lakemont Park on Thursday, Jan. 10. Commissioners Terry...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 17, 2019

N.E. Man Jailed in Strangulation

A New Enterprise man is behind bars, charged with simple assault and strangulation stemming from a domestic incident in an apartment in South Woodbury Township, Bedford County, on Jan. 7. According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 10, 2019

R.S. Police Dept. Providing Free Firearm Safety Kits to Residents

According to statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, a child will find a loaded gun in his home today and pick it up. That gun will discharge...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 10, 2019

Duncansville Man Jailed for Indecent Assault of Minor

A Duncansville man faces a list of charges, including felony counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault, unlawful contact with minors and corruption of minors,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 3, 2019

R.S. Council Passes Fireworks Ordinance

The Roaring Spring Borough Council, at its last meeting of the year on Dec. 10, wrapped up the year by adopting some ordinances and approving department budgets. Ordinance 2018-7, the Fireworks Ordinance, regulates the discharge of consumer...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 27, 2018

Killer of Roaring Spring Woman Resentenced to Life in Prison

When the United States Supreme Court ruled that mandatory life sentences without parole for juveniles under the age of 18 (unless it can be proven they are unable to be rehabilitated) were...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 27, 2018

Ward Looking Forward to Challenge of Senate in 2019

In 2014, Judy Ward won election to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, becoming the first female to represent the 80th District in the state House. On Jan. 1, 2019, Ward will be sworn in to the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 20, 2018

Council Fears E. Main Street Wall Collapse is 'Inevitable'

A portion of the wall along East Main Street, Roaring Spring, across from Appvion, collapsed on Saturday, Dec. 15, sending several large stones onto the street. The portion of the wall that gave out...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 20, 2018

Congressman-elect Joyce Sets Goals for First Term

Calling himself a "homegrown tomato," Dr. John Joyce said he is taking the allegiance and support of the community with him when he is sworn in as a member of the 116th U.S. Congress on Jan. 3. Joyce...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 20, 2018

Ground Broken On Solar Array At Bedford County Jail

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer State and county leaders broke ground Wednesday, Dec. 12, on a 1.7-megawatt solar array on the grounds adjacent to the Bedford County Jail. The solar array, set to be...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 20, 2018

W-burg Man Jailed For Fake Urine Sample

A Williamsburg man who was on active probation was arrested for providing a fake urine sample to his probation officer. According to the criminal complaint, state probation and parole officers went to the home of Joseph M. Castro, 35, of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

Former President's Death Brings Back Memories of Cove Visit

With the death of George H.W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States, the country lost the patriarch of one of the last true dynasties of public service to America. Bush passed away on Friday,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

McKee Christmas Party a Tradition For More than 50 Years

Janie Myers moved to McKee in the late 1950s when she was 8 years old. Within five years, a piece of ground owned by her grandfather, Chester Woomer, became the foundation of the McKee playground....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 13, 2018

Work Complete On RS Water Tank

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Back in July, the Roaring Spring Municipal Authority began the process to paint and clean the borough's one-million gallon water tank by voting to advertise for bids. The a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 6, 2018

It's a Big Deal: Roaring Spring Native Discovers New Hybrid Bird

About 20 years ago, Roaring Spring native Lowell Burket began photographing wildlife, a hobby he said he always wanted to do, but never had the time for. While pursuing his hobby, Burket, a lawyer...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 6, 2018

Claysburg P.A.S.T. Salutes Veterans and Local History

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Those who attended “A Salute to Our Veterans” presented by the Claysburg P.A.S.T. (Preserving Artifacts Stories Traditions) at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School auditorium on Saturday evening, Dec. 1, were presented...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 6, 2018

Local Police Agencies Earn Notice for Traffic Safety Efforts

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Police departments from Altoona, Logan Township, Duncansville, Hollidaysburg, Greenfield Township, Penn State Altoona, along with the Pennsylvania State Police Troop G, Hollidaysburg, and the Blair County Sheriff’s...

 

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