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Gas Prices Slightly Lower this Week in Western PA

Gas prices are a penny lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.522 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.522 Average price during the week of Dec. 27, 2021:...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    January 6, 2022

Building a Budget: Where to Start

Budgeting is purposefully reviewing and estimating our costs, income and overall cash operations for your farm or your business. If you're new to budgets, January is a great time to begin the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 6, 2022

Woodbury Borough Swears in New Mayor

Woodbury Borough met for its first session of the year on Jan. 3 at the Woodbury Community Center at 7 p.m. After the salute to the flag Shawn Claycomb, who is now president, initiated the meeting....

 

State Police Announces Christmas, New Year's Holiday Crashes and Enforcement Results

Christmas The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 488 motor vehicle crashes, which killed six people and injured 90 others, during the Christmas holiday weekend from Dec. 24-26, 2021. Alcohol was...

 

Water Assistance Program, Necessary Documentation to Apply

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) highlighted the Low Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP), an upcoming program to help Pennsylvanians maintain access to drinking and w...

 

Research Provides Insights on Recruitment, Retention Of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselors

Pennsylvania had the fifth-highest death rate from drug overdoses in the country in 2019, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While overdose death rates declined in Pennsylvania from 2017 to 2019, preliminary data for 2020...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg: What is your goal for 2022? Todd Norris: Find a new bank James Flaig: Retirement Wendy Martin: Schedule myself some time off! Ron Snare: Stay close with family in an unpredictable world! Larry Rice: To...

 

Williamsburg Basketball Action

Williamsburg Lady Pirates fell to Northern Bedford's Lady Panthers 49-45....

 

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Increases Wages for Workers by 50 Cents Per Hour

During its reorganizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 3, the Woodbury Township supervisors voted to increase the wages of workers by 50 cents an hour. Supervisor Ed Clark made the motion with Supervisor Craig Hamilton seconding, and the motion passed....

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

For many, a New Year resolution is healthy eating. I admit, I am not the healthiest eater. But I always try in January to eat a little better and to try to cook healthier, too. Chunky Banana Cream Freeze Ingredients: 5 medium bananas, peeled and froz...

 

Catharine Township Votes to Use Federal Rescue Plan Funds for Employees

Last year, all U.S. counties received a grant from the federal government – American Rescue Plan funds – to help with pandemic-related expenses. During the Jan. 3 re-organization meeting, the...

 

Nason Welcomes First Baby of 2022

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center welcomed its first baby of 2022 on Monday, Jan. 3, at 11:45 a.m. Cayde Christian Collazo was born to Rebecca Shoup and Christopher Collazo of Claysburg. Cayde weighs 7...

 

Frosty The Giant

Terry Raible of 4008 Cove Mountain Road erected this 18-foot snowman on his front lawn. Raible said he purchased the blow-up Frosty on QVC....

 

Martinsburg Reminds Residents of Recycling, Composting Rules, Fees

Martinsburg Borough is reminding residents of the regulations at the composting center and the upcoming composting and recycling fee. In a letter to composting members, Borough Manager Richard Brantner Jr. asked residents to only throw away...

 
 By DORIS DIBERT    Life    January 6, 2022

'Jim' Lyons of Potter Creek: Part 1

In addition to James H. Lyons, son of Benjamin, there were two other James Lyons who lived in the New Enterprise area. James M. and Stacia Lyons of Bloomfield Township were the parents of Anna (the...

 

Norma Jean "Jeanie" Cessna

Norma Jean "Jeanie" Cessna, 82, went to her heavenly home Dec. 22, 2021. Jeanie was born to the late James Arthur and Elsie Marie Little in Waterside, July 25, 1939. She is survived by her daughters:...

 

Lisa Rosemary England

Lisa Rosemary England, 56, of Lower Snake Spring Road, Everett, went to her eternal home with Jesus Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at UPMC West Shore Hospital, Mechanicsburg, PA. Ms. England was born Jan....

 

Edythe Marie Myers

Edythe Marie Myers, 87, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg formerly of rural Roaring Spring, passed away Monday evening, Dec. 27, 2021, at the home. She was born April 22, 1934, in Ore Hill, daught...

 

Theresa "Terry" M. Detwiler

Theresa “Terry” M. Detwiler, 71, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Dec. 30, 2021, at her home. She was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Ganister, rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late...

 

Lacey N. (Rhodes) Wiest

Lacey N. Wiest, 41, of Henrietta Mountain Road, Martinsburg, passed away Jan. 2, 2022, at UPMC Altoona Hospital. She was born May 31, 1980, in Roaring Spring; daughter of Charles and Susan (Fisher)...

 

Pamela Marie Wagner

Pamela Marie Wagner, 63, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Dec. 29, 2021, in Altoona. She was born Dec. 29, 1958, in Johnstown, daughter of the late William and Waive Marie (Lindsey) Stegeman. A private memorial service will be held at...

 

Police Search for Reckless Endangerment Suspect

State Police in Bedford are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who they say threw full cans of soda at a Martinsburg man while he was operating a horse and buggy. According to police, the victim was traveling on Ridge Road in...

 

Blair County Genealogical Society Meeting Jan. 20

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. Bob Dollar, current President of the Tyrone Area Historical Society, will present the “Remember a Vet...

 

FEMA: Few Days Left to Apply for Ida Disaster Assistance

Just a reminder that there are only a few days left for homeowners and renters to apply for disaster assistance. Those who sustained uninsured or underinsured damage to their property from the Remnants of Hurricane Ida living in Bedford, Bucks,...

 

Martinsburg Community Funds Finishes 2021 $2,000 Over Goal

As of Dec. 31, 2021, Martinsburg Community Fund raised $4,5217.29. The 2021 fund drive will support 16 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The 16 agencies are Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg Supervised Recreation,...

 

Curryville Cold

Winter in Curryville gave us all the excitement we could handle. Sledding was a serious sport. If our sleds were in good condition and the snow was packed just right, we could make it from the top of...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Storyteller, Edward Carey reimagines the classic fairytale, Pinocchio, in this narrative about a carpenter who one day realized he didn’t want to be alone. In “The Swallowed Man,” we meet...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Opinion    January 6, 2022

Survival of the American Newspaper Critical to Democracy

“Where the press is free and every man able to read, all is safe.”—Thomas Jefferson. For more than 300 years, countless words have been printed and delivered to communities across North America. Whether daily or weekly, the American newspaper...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 7, 1897 Calvin Ebersole of Curryville and Nannie Miller of Woodbury were united in marriage at the home of the bride. Fifty people attended. The board of directors of the poor organized for 1897 at the county home. J.F. Wilson of...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 5, 1972 Two suspects in the murder of State Police Corporal John S. Valent were captured in Florida. Charles Howard Knisely, 20, and Mark Ray Geddes, 22, were returned to Pennsylvania on a chartered flight that landed at the Blair...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 6, 1922 Contractor David Sohn and his force of men are making rapid progress erecting the framework of DeFord’s theater on North Market St. in Martinsburg. The stork made a trip to North Martinsburg, leaving a little daughter at the...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 9, 1997 Blair County’s 911 emergency call system was scheduled to go online on Jan. 14. There were six emergency lines, and residents were urged to use the lines for emergency calls only. Residents were asked to make sure their...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 2, 1947 Diehl’s Crossroads Church of the Brethren near Curryville was vandalized when 30 to 35 gun shots were fired inside the building. Damage was estimated at $500. All but two windows were shot out, five of six light shades were...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 5, 2012 The Morrisons Cove Republican Club installed officers at its Christmas party in December. Christi Waltz was president, Jim Porreca first vice president, Dewayne Newman second vice president, Mary Ann Bennis third vice...

 
 By LINDA WEKO    Faith    January 6, 2022

New Year Resolutions

Are you ready to embrace this new year? Admittedly, these past two years have not given us much to cheer about, but there is something about hanging a new calendar on the wall and seeing those squares ready to be filled with activities and events tha...

 

RS Native to Speak at Wild Game Meal

A wild game meal will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, at Crossview Missional Church in Cassville. Doors will open at 4 p.m. with a covered dish meal at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Brandon Baker, a Roaring Spring native who is a competitive...

 

Manna on Main Street Back Saturday

Trinity United Methodist Church invites you to come out and enjoy a delicious meal: ham balls, buttered noodles, a vegetable and dessert. Our meals will continue as a drive through. This outreach is free to the community and everyone is...

 

Central Pa. World Hunger Association Canning Project Coming Next Month

The Central Pennsylvania World Hunger Association will be having its 48th Annual Meating Canning Project at the Chief Logan Fire Company in Lewistown, Pa. (formally East Derry Fire Company) on Feb. 7-10, 2022. This year the group will go over 3/4 of...

 

Labor & Industry Helps Return $3.5 million to Workers Wronged by Employers in 2021

In 2021, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) investigated more than 4,000 complaints of alleged labor law violations and returned more than $3.5 million in earned wages to Pennsylvania workers whose employers violated a labor law,...

 

Thought for the Week

There is a section of Scripture in the beginning of the Book of Ezra that I would like to look at with you. This will not be an expository ‘Thought” just some comments on what Israel went through...

 

Public Notice

Meetings for the Local Emergency Planning Committee of Blair County are held bi-monthly, the first Thursday of every even month, at the Amtran Trolley Works Conference Room, 3301 5th Avenue, Altoona, PA at 8:00 AM. The Meeting Schedule for 2022, Febr... Full story

 

Central Names Rotary Student of the Month

JANUARY Olesya Lebedeva • Parents: Nadezada Detwiler • Williamsburg • School Activities: Student Council, Class Secretary, Art Club • Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with friends and...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 6, 2022

Claysburg Man Facing Burglary Charges

A Claysburg man is facing felony burglary charges after police said he entered an apartment without permission and damaged several walls. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Dec. 19, the resident of the apartment reported...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    January 6, 2022

Homewood Independent Living Brings In the New Year Hawaii-Style

Homewood located on Givler Drive, Martinsburg, had a New Year's Eve Celebration in the Social Hall. The celebration took place from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Those in independent living attended....

 

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Hosts New Year's Eve Festivities

On New Year's Eve, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park had discounted skating and bowling throughout the day....

 
 By VICTOR SKINNER    News    January 6, 2022

Pennsylvania Turnpike Increases Tolls 5 Percent

Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike increased over the weekend, widening the turnpike’s gap as the most expensive tollway system in the world. A 5-percent toll increase approved by the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) this summer took effect...

 

$70 Million Investment Will Improve Recreation, Community Revitalization

Governor Tom Wolf announced an investment of $70 million for 317 projects across Pennsylvania that will revitalize communities, create new recreational opportunities, and conserve natural spaces. One project will affect Blair and Bedford counties:...

 

C-K Student on 'Rookie of the Year' Team For National Engineers Contest

Secondary students at the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (GACTC) recently placed in the top eight teams at the National Engineers Week Chain Reaction Contraption Contest at the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh. The annual contest is...

 

Annual Report For 2021

I guess I slowed down more in 2021 than I had during any other year. Assorted aches and pains have made fishing and hunting much more difficult than they were just a couple years ago. Hunting:...

 

NB Girls Come Out on Top

Northern Bedford just beat Williamsburg 49-45....

 

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