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 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 4, 2021

Prints in Snow Lead to Arrest of Newry Man on Burglary Charge

Footprints in the snow led to the arrest of a Newry man on multiple burglary related charges. John T. Molliver, 39, is facing felony counts of burglary and criminal trespass along with misdemeanor...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Funeral Homes Adapting to Virus Measures

Mourning the loss of a loved one during the COVID-19 pandemic has created a challenge for families and funeral directors alike. Social distancing mandates have forced many to either alter or forgo...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Community Mourns Loss of W. Gene Henry

Martinsburg and the entire Cove community is mourning the passing of the man former Martinsburg Borough Manager Randy Stoltz called "Mr. Martinsburg." W. Gene Henry, who passed away Wednesday, Feb....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Reward for Missing Claysburg Woman Increased to $10,000

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information into the disappearance of a Claysburg woman nearly a decade ago. Fawn Marie Mountain was last seen in 2012. In June 2018, the Herald ran a story...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Jailed in Assault of Adult and Juvenile

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after police said he assaulted a woman and 7-year-old boy. Shawn M. Aman, 43, was arrested after troopers with the Hollidaysburg State Police were called to a home...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    February 25, 2021

Claysburg Man, 38, Jailed for Assault

A Claysburg man is behind bars after police said he assaulted his girlfriend, forcing her to seek treatment at a local hospital. Joshua S. Claycomb, 38, was arrested after police were called twice to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 25, 2021

NWT Names New Supervisor; Tax Collector Not Seeking Term

The North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors welcomed a new member while saying goodbye to the man he replaces. In February, supervisors appointed James “Diamond Jim” Garman Jr., to serve out the term of James Brower who stepped down due to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 18, 2021

Long-time Martinsburg borough resident and community benefactor W. Gene Henry passed away on Feb. 17 at 88

Long-time Martinsburg borough resident and community benefactor W. Gene Henry passed away on Feb. 17 at the age of 88. Henry, perhaps best known locally as owner of the Spring Dam and Stone Manor mobile home parks, was born in 1932 at Nason...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 18, 2021

Appvion to Close Spring Mill, Eliminating 300 Jobs

News of Appvion's decision to close its Spring Mill plant in Roaring Spring has sent shockwaves through the community. Nearly four years after filing bankruptcy and three years after being sold in a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 18, 2021

1,000 Receive COVID-19 Vaccination at Nason Phase 1A Clinic

The COVID-19 vaccine rollout continued locally on Friday, Feb. 12, when 1,000 people received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, East Freedom. Conemaugh Nason...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 11, 2021

Appvion to Close Spring Mill, Eliminating 300 Jobs

News of Appvion's decision to close its Spring Mill plant in Roaring Spring has sent shockwaves through the community. Nearly four years after filing bankruptcy and three years after being sold in a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 11, 2021

Rumors Fly of Spring Mill Closing

Almost four years after filing for bankruptcy and three years after being sold in a “stalking horse” sale that saw employees lose millions in retirement funds, Appvion is apparently set to permanently close its Spring Mill plant in Roaring...

 

Spare a Dime for Those Who Save Lives

Time and temperature don’t stop them. No matter the weather or the hour, when the whistle blows, they leave their beds, dinner tables, or jobs to race to the scene of an accident or fire. We sometimes take our volunteer fire companies for granted...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    February 11, 2021

Spring Cove Elementary Celebrates 100 Days

The first-grade class at Spring Cove Elementary School put a new spin on the annual 100th day of school celebration by celebrating the 101st day with a nod to "101 Dalmations." Dressed up as...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Police Reportedly Have Person of Interest in Northern Bedford Bomb Threat

Parents of Northern Bedford School District students received a call Monday afternoon informing them that police have identified a person of interest in Monday mornings bomb threat. The threat, made through Safe2Say, said a bomb was to be placed in... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Threat Made Against Northern Bedford High School

An anonymous tip that a bomb was to be placed in the bathroom of the Northern Bedford High School delayed the start of school Monday morning, Feb. 8, while authorities secured the building. According to district Superintendent Todd Beatty, a tip... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    February 4, 2021

Blair Co. Man Pens Book Celebrating Famous County Natives

A fascination with celebrity along with an appreciation for local history has led to an Altoona man to publishing his first book. "They Came from Blair County," authored by Blair County resident Eric...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Blair County Acting D.A. Announces Candidacy for Full Term

When Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio retired last April, First Assistant District Attorney Pete Weeks was named to replace him. Last Week, Weeks announced his intention to seek the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Martinsburg Woman Charged with Furnishing Alcohol, Tobacco to Minors

A Martinsburg woman who was charged last year with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student while employed by the Spring Cove School District is now facing new, unrelated charges. Casey L. Naylor, 33, is facing misdemeanor charges of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 28, 2021

Mandates Taking A Toll on Cove's Restaurants

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Pennsylvania restaurants on March 16 when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered restaurants in five counties to suspend in-door dining for an initial 14 days, and days later expanded the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 28, 2021

Two Arrested in Jan. 21 Freedom Township Burglary

Two men are facing charges in connection with a home burglary in Freedom Township on Jan. 21. Giuseppe S. Amato, 28, of Woodbury, and Justin K. Brunner, 26, of Bedford, are facing charges after a traffic stop in Roaring Spring led police to the two...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 28, 2021

Claysburg Man Arrested as Crews Battle Blaze in Freedom Township

While fire crews battled a structure fire in Freedom Township on Jan. 20, Freedom Township police were making an arrest at the scene. Just before 6:30 p.m. fire crews were called to 351 Riverview St....

 

Martinsburg, Roaring Spring Boroughs Make Plans and Appointments For 2021

MARTINSBURG Martinsburg Borough Council at its Jan. 4 meeting named commissioners of their respective committees and named staff appointments for 2021. Appointment commissioner of their respective committees were Edward L. Bennett, safety and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 21, 2021

Claysburg Man Facing Charges After Leading Police on Chase

A Claysburg man is facing charges after an attempted traffic stop led to a vehicle chase through two counties. According to charges filed by Freedom Township Police, on Jan.12, an officer attempted to pull over Chris L. Steele, 48, after he was...

 

New Cove Flooring Owners Honor Their Building's Past

Cordell and Cara Ebersole didn't just buy a carpet store, they bought a piece of Martinsburg history. The Ebersoles opened Cove Flooring and Design in May after purchasing the business and its...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 21, 2021

Police Release Details of H-burg Murder; Suspect Takes Own Life

The Nov. 21 murder of 27-year-old Tyler Slippy of Hollidaysburg was motivated by a romantic rivalry with a co-worker, according to Hollidaysburg Borough Police. On Friday, Jan. 8, police, along with the Blair County District Attorney’s office,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 14, 2021

Conemaugh Nason Begins Vaccinating Staff, Prepares Public Rollout

COVID-19 is now the leading cause of death in the United States with nearly 3,000 fatalities a day being attributed to the virus. As of Monday, Jan. 11, the federal Centers for Disease Control...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 14, 2021

'Butch' Giarth's Passing Leaves 'Unfillable Void' in Freedom Township

Freedom Township said goodbye on Friday, Jan. 8, to Daniel "Butch" Giarth Jr., a man who Pastor Ed Jeliff said "breathed life" into his community. Township officials, along with firefighters, family,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 14, 2021

Claysburg Man Jailed on Multiple Rape-Related Charges

A Claysburg man is in jail after police said he sexually assaulted a woman multiple times in his home. Kenneth L. Wells, 43, is accused of assaulting the woman over several days after picking her up in Tyrone and transporting her to Claysburg....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 7, 2021

Freedom Township Fire Co. Mourns Loss of a Founding Member

A founding member of the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company has passed away at the age of 85. Raymond "Roger" Snowberger, died at UPMC Altoona on Dec. 18. Snowberger, a long-time East Freedom...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 7, 2021

Roaring Spring Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges from PSP

A Roaring Spring man is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after police said he had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl. Bailey K. Musselman, 22, was charged by State Police, Bedford, on Dec. 29 after police received...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 7, 2021

Roaring Spring Police Add Body Cameras

Law enforcement agencies across the country have come under increasing public scrutiny. With headline-grabbing incidents of police shootings, 2020 saw a rise in protests, both peaceful and violent, ag...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 31, 2020

With Funds Low, Claysburg Fire Co. Looks to Community for Help

The Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company is down its main fire fighting truck and is asking the community for help getting a new one. The fire company's 1994 International pumper truck has been out of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 31, 2020

Police Chief, Local Eateries Praised for Help During President's Visit

President Donald J. Trump's visit to Martinsburg in October lasted just over an hour, but the day was much longer for the police and first responders who pulled together to make it a safe experience...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 31, 2020

Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Queen Woman

A Queen woman pulled over in a traffic stop in Logan Township, Altoona, on Dec. 22, was jailed after police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia in her vehicle. Lindsay M. Longenecker, 37, was pulled over at approximately 1:55 a.m. Dec. 22 along...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    December 24, 2020

Pastor Recalls Larry Kulp's 'Selfless, Giving Nature'

A long-time local farmer is being remembered as a man of God who went out of his way to make people feel special. Francis Larry Kulp, who owned and operated the Lar-Ann Dairy Farm in Martinsburg for...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    December 24, 2020

Santa and His Police Officer Elves Bring Holiday Cheer

Thanks to a community partnership between law enforcement and Professionals Auto Body of Altoona, four Martinsburg children got an early Christmas surprise when Santa showed up at their door bearing...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 17, 2020

Blair County COVID-19 Deaths Reach Triple Digits

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross reported last week that the death toll in Blair County due to COVID-19 reached 149. Ross said of those 149 deaths, 111 were Blair County residents. Ross said she...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 17, 2020

Police Ask for Help in Hollidaysburg Homicide

Hollidaysburg Borough police are reaching out to the public for help as they continue to investigate the death of Tyler Richard Slippy, 27. Slippy's body was found in his residence, 515 Allegheny...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 17, 2020

Some Cove Restaurants Staying Open to Stay Alive

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's recent mandate directing restaurants and bars to close for in-person dining is being met with resistance from some area eateries. Already running at half-capacity to...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 10, 2020

Blair, Bedford Counties Release CARES ACT Funding

Blair and Bedford counties have released nearly $4 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funds to help business affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Blair County allotted nearly $3.3 million while Bedford County...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 10, 2020

Freedom Traffic Stop Lands Man Jail on Drug Charges

A traffic stop in Freedom Township has landed a Duncansville man behind bars facing multiple felony charges. According to the charges filed by Freedom Township Police, on Dec. 1, a Freedom Township...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 10, 2020

Roaring Spring Man Jailed for Assault Nov. 30

An altercation at the Roaring Spring Commons apartment complex has landed a Roaring Spring man behind bars on multiple assault-related charges. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 30,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 10, 2020

W-burg Man Charged With Forgery, Theft of Checks of Great-Grandmother

A Williamsburg man is facing charges after police said he stole, then forged checks belonging to his great-grandmother. According to charges filed by Hollidaysburg State Police, Brandon C. Breisacher, 23, stole numerous checks from his...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 3, 2020

Rise in COVID-19 Cases Alter How Municipalities Conduct Meetings

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, local municipalities are again altering the way public meetings are held. Martinsburg Borough Manager Rich Brantner Jr., said he is going to ask council to conduct its next meeting, scheduled for...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    December 3, 2020

Bedford Co. Suspends Warden, Deputy Warden Pending Investigation

Bedford County Correctional Facility Warden Troy Nelson and Deputy Warden Rocky Bernazzoli have been suspended with pay pending an investigation into prison operations by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. Bedford County Commissioners Josh...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 25, 2020

After Contracting COVID-19, RS Dept. Store Owners Ask Public to Protect Each Other

The coronavirus pandemic has put a squeeze on small businesses as those deemed nonessential were forced to close their doors while others had to alter the way they operate. Mandates passed down by...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 19, 2020

COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise Statewide and in Region

As the winter months approach, COVID-19 cases continue to rise throughout Pennsylvania. Statistics released Monday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health show 272,680 cases and 9,409 deaths in the commonwealth attributed to the virus since the...

 

Remembering a Friend on Veterans Day

In the Sept. 5, 2019, edition of the Herald you will find the story of John Fisher. John was a Navy veteran, serving on the submarine tender USS Fulton during World War II. When I met John, I was 51...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    November 12, 2020

Lost Dog Tags Find Their Way Home to McKee After 52 Years

In August 1968, Lawrence "Wade" Rodland was on a "rat" patrol with the 198th Light Infantry Brigade in Vietnam when a booby trap exploded, breaking both legs, his left arm, and severing the index...

 

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