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 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 22, 2021

Martinsburg Man Accused of Inappropriate Contact with Minor

A Martinsburg man who has been registered as a Tier 1 sex offender since 2014 has been arrested and charged with inappropriately touching a 6-year-old girl. Martinsburg Borough Police filed a felony count of corruption of minors and a misdemeanor cou...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Officials: 'There are Interested Parties' in the Spring Mill

The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its regular monthly meeting Monday night at the Friendship Fire Company Hall to ensure enough room for social distancing in anticipation of a larger-than-usual crowd. Council devoted the first hour of its...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Car Striking Pole Causes Power Outage

No long-term power outages were reported after a car hit a utility pole on State Route 164, Cove Mountain Road, just east of the Spring Cove Middle School at around 11 a.m. Monday, April 12. According...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Recognizes Organ Donors

According to the Center for Organ Recovery and Education (CORE), nearly 110,000 people in the United States are waiting for an organ transplant. Every 10 minutes someone is added to the transplant...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 15, 2021

Hollidaysburg Man Jailed for Stalking, Tracking Former Co-Workers

A Hollidaysburg man was jailed after police said he secretly put tracking devices on the vehicles of two former coworkers and harassed them. According to charges filed by Hollidaysburg Borough police, Donald W. Byers, 46, began stalking the pair...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 8, 2021

High-Speed Chase Following Hit-and-Run Lands Roaring Spring Man in Jail

A Roaring Spring man was jailed after leading police on a chase through the Cove that reached speeds of nearly 110 mph. Jerimiah J. Albright, 23, was arrested after police said he hit another vehicle...

 
 By Rick Boston    Life    April 8, 2021

Roaring Spring Library Finds Ways to Engage Community

Michelle McIntyre wasn't going to let a pandemic keep her from doing what she loves. As the director of the Roaring Spring Community Library, McIntyre has faced plenty of obstacles to keep the...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 8, 2021

Claysburg Man Jailed for Sexual Assault of a Minor

State Police at Hollidaysburg have arrested a Claysburg man they said raped a five-year-old girl while she slept. Richard Scott Sensibaugh, 35, is facing felony counts of rape of a child, involuntary...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

The End of the Spring Mill?

Most of Appvion’s Spring Mill plant employees clocked in for their shifts for the last time on March 17, and when the last roll of paper came off the machine, they walked out its doors for the last...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

Police Arrest Three for Credit Card Fraud at Walmart

Three men are behind bars after police said they attempted to purchase two Apple iWatches from the East Freedom Walmart while using a stolen credit card. According to the charges filed by Freedom...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

March 26 High Winds Cause Minimal Damage in Cove Area

High winds kept area emergency crews busy on Friday, March 26, as wind gusts of more than 50 mph in Blair County led to downed trees and electric power loss in parts of the county. While Cove-area mun...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    April 1, 2021

Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Diverting $57K in Grant Money

The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Hollidaysburg was in federal court in Johnstown on March 26, where he entered guilty pleas to one count of embezzlement and four counts of filing false income tax returns for his part in diverting mo...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 25, 2021

Cove Schools Could Receive $8 Million

The $1.9 trillion federal stimulus package signed by President Joe Biden earlier this month includes an estimated $168 billion "American Rescue Plan" for schools. According to the U.S. Department of...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    March 25, 2021

Officials Warn of Fake Caller IDs

Scamming in the United States is as old as the country itself. For centuries scammers have used the same basic method of deceit to con people out of their money with only their methods changing with...

 
 By Rick Boston    News    March 25, 2021

Helicopter Service Owner Charged With Deception

A Winter Park, Fla., man was in Martinsburg District Court on Thursday, March 18, where he waived multiple felony counts of deceptive business practices to Blair County Court. James C. Housel, 48,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Dry Conditions Spark Multiple Area Brushfires

The beginning of the spring season also marks an increase in outdoor burning as people get outside to clean up debris the winter has left in their yards and fields. But with the increase in outdoor...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Two Events to Benefit Mill Employees

With employees at Appvion’s Spring Mill plant in their final weeks of employment, the Cove community continues to step up to offer aid to the soon-to-be-displaced workers. The Albright Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring is planning a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Accused Of Stealing Grant Money

The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department in Hollidaysburg is facing federal charges alleging he stole more than $57,000 in federally funded grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to the indictment filed...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Police Warn Public to be Alert for Scammers

North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia and Blair County Sheriff James Ott have teamed up with a series of radio ads to warn residents to be on alert for scammers. “Citizens across the United States are being defrauded of their life...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Williamsburg Woman Charged With Trespassing at Airport

A Williamsburg woman is facing charges after police said she repeatedly entered a restricted area at the Blair County Airport on March 6. According to charges filed by State Police at Hollidaysburg, Jessica L. Castro, 35, entered the restricted area...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Spring Mill Employee: 'It was like being sucker-punched'

Editor’s Note: The Herald does not normally allow sources for news articles to remain anonymous. However, in this case, the Herald believes that there is an important story to be told. At the same...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Meth Lab Found in North Woodbury Township; Two Charged

A new tenant moving into a trailer in North Woodbury Township led to the discovery of a suspected methamphetamine lab and the arrest of two Martinsburg men. Joseph N. Meade, 29, and Seth A. Delozier, 36, are facing multiple felony charges after an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 11, 2021

Claysburg Man Charged with Assaulting Two Women

A Claysburg man is behind bars after police said he assaulted his live-in girlfriend and another woman. Gary J. Pleva, 63, was arrested on March 1 after Greenfield Township police were called to his home to investigate a domestic disturbance. The...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 4, 2021

Twenty-Year Saga Of Uncertainty for Appvion Employees Ends with Spring Mill Closing

The announcement that Appvion plans to close its Spring Mill plant in Roaring Spring by the end of March ends what has been a turbulent ride for employees since they purchased the company in 2001....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 4, 2021

Hollidaysburg Man Accused of Vandalizing State Rep.'s Office

Charges against a Hollidaysburg man accused of throwing an object through the window of the office of State Rep. Jim Gregory have been waived to Blair County Court. Joseph A Fox, 30, remains free on $10,000 unsecured bail after appearing before Holli...

 
 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...

 

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