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Unemployment Payment Boost to Begin in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced Jan. 8 that thousands of Pennsylvanians will begin receiving an extra $300 per week in...

 

Pa.'s Department of Health Phase 1A Vaccination Plan

The Blair County Emergency Management Agency is working cooperatively with Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Penn Highlands Tyrone, UPMC Altoona Hospital, and Encompass Heath Rehabilitation Hospital to assure that COVID-19 Vaccinations are provided to... Full story

 

Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World By Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

"Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World" is a non-fiction book about a special cat named Dewey who was discovered in a library book drop box. He was a stray kitten who was related to...

 
 By Dave Scott    Opinion    January 7, 2021

Swan Song

I don't believe in lashing out recklessly ... and I don't think that's what you'll find here. Instead, my opinions are based on facts and I'm not afraid to express my opposition to those who seek to...

 

Our Thanks from the Martinsburg Food Pantry

To the Editor: We, at the Martinsburg Food Pantry, want to express our thanks and gratitude to our community for the outpouring of kindness, especially at this pandemic year and over the holidays! Thank you so much for the many food drives,...

 

Year Dawns Clear and Cold

Herald of Jan. 2, 1896 New Year dawned clear and cold in the light of a bright full moon. A list of area deaths that took place in 1895 was published on Page 1, occupying two full columns. Mrs. Arabella Bloom of Las Vegas, N.M., was visiting with...

 

First Baby Arrives

Herald of Jan. 7, 1971 The first baby of the year at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, arrived at 5:55 a.m., Jan. 1. He is Kevin Scott Dowey, whose parents live at Williamsburg RD. Stamps and cash totaling $2,408 were stolen between 3 and 6:30 a.m.,...

 

Brothers Mysteriously Died

Herald of Jan. 7, 1921 The boys of the manual training department of the Morrison Cove Vocational School built a several apartment garage at the foot of the hill at College Heights under the direction of Prof. E.F. Lininger. Prof. J.E. Butts was...

 

Low Bidder on Bypass

Herald of Jan. 4, 1996 The New Enterprise Stone & Lime Co. was the apparent low bidder for the construction of the Route 36 bypass of Loysburg. NES&L submitted a bid of $6,081,203, nearly $1.2 million below the second lowest of the eight bids...

 

Teeter Installed as President

Herald of Jan. 3, 1946 Frank H. Teeter was installed president of the Martinsburg Booster Association, succeeding Dr. Harry E. Henry. The Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Association held a fox hunt in the barrens near the Mines on New Year’s Day but...

 

Lady Pirates Win Again

Herald of Jan. 6, 2011 Martinsburg Borough Council members agreed to keep things as they are during its annual reorganizational meeting. Kevin Brumbaugh will continue to chair the board of supervisors in Woodbury Township. He was elected the 2011...

 

Public Notices

Annual Audit Notice The single audit of the Northern Bedford County School District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2020 has been completed by a Certified Public Accountant and is available for public inspection at the Business Office of the... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

AUNGST – Elmer Jr., 97, East Freedom BAKER – Rose M., 89, formerly of Martinsburg BRUMBAUGH – Donald E., 88, Salix EBERSOLE – Catherine D., 65, Roaring Spring MELLOTT – Pearl S., 90, Hopewell ROUDABUSH – David, 82, Blue Knob WEIMERT ... Full story

 

ELMER AUNGST JR.

Elmer Aungst, Jr., 97, of East Freedom, passed away Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, after a brief illness. He was born July 6, 1923, in Brooks Mills, the son...

 

ROSE M. BAKER

Rose M. Baker, 89, went home to be with the Lord peacefully Monday Dec.28, 2020, at Cambria Care Nursing Center, Ebensburg. She was born Aug. 16, 1931, in Carson Valley, the daughter of the late...

 

DONALD E. BRUMBAUGH

Donald E. Brumbaugh, 88, of Salix, Pa., a brief resident at Maple Winds Care and Rehabilitation Center, Portage, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical...

 

CATHERINE D. EBERSOLE

Catherine D. Ebersole, 65, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, after a brief battle with brain cancer. She was born Dec. 2, 1955, in Roaring Spring, the...

 

PEARL S. MELLOTT

Pearl S. Mellott, 90, of Hope-well, formerly of Breezewood, passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, at Altoona Nursing Center, Altoona. She was born Nov. 1, 1930, in Crystal Spring, Pa., a daughter of...

 

Did You Know?

Until recently, private funds or long-term care insurance had been the only ways to finance long-term care like skilled nursing homes, assisted living facilities or home health aides, which are not covered by traditional health insurance. However, a...

 

Did You Know?

According to the Cancer Patients Alliance, between 20 and 30 percent of pancreatic cancer cases are believed to be attributable to smoking. Other forms of consuming tobacco, including smokeless forms like chewing tobacco, also are associated with...

 

DAVID ROUDABUSH

David Roudabush, 82, of Blue Knob, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Sept. 9, 1938, in Queen, son of the late Earl and Laverne (Knisely) Roudabush. He married Peggy...

 

WILLIAM C. 'BILLY' WEIMERT

William C. “Billy” Weimert, 77, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born Nov. 13, 1943, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late William D. and Mary Jane (Butler) Weimert....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear December, Like a blanket, you covered all the months that came before you and brought the year to an end. A misty, gray day was the knot that tied it all together. Though your nights were long...

 

Zimmerman Dentistry Aids Fund Drive

Zimmerman Family Dentistry in Martinsburg contributed to the Martinsburg Area Community Fund in 2020. The dentistry was among area businesses and residents that helped the local fund drive reach its...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    January 7, 2021

A Review of the Laws Pennsylvania Enacted In 2020

Despite a series of vetoes from Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf this year in his tug-of-war with Republicans to control pandemic mitigation efforts, the General Assembly managed to pass some laws, too. A review of the laws passed in Pa. in 2020 follows. Takeout...

 

Martinsburg Community Library Plans Friday Virtual Storytimes

The Martinsburg Community Library will begin its virtual storytime Friday, Jan. 15. Storytime will air at 10:30 a.m. Friday’s on the library’s Facebook page. It will not be available to watch later due to copyright/publisher restrictions. There...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    January 7, 2021

Not Your Typical Church Lady

As Pastor Lee mentioned in his column last week, 2020 was a doozie. Every day of it brought a new mental or physical hurdle to climb over leaving all of us tired and exhausted. New Years Day of 2021...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:17 & St. Matthew 6:7-13 II Timothy 14-19 Hebrews 10:22-25 Acts 2:36-41 Acts 2:42-47 Philippians 4:4-9 Acts 4:7-12 & 29-31 Many people make New Year's...

 

Switching Hats

Crist Bardell, manager of the CBT Bank in Williamsburg, switched hats after the Dec. 17 snowfall to clear the snow from the walks outside the bank....

 

Heating Bobcat at Martinsburg

Jared High is a service tech at Bobcat of Martinsburg who stopped by the shop Sunday, Dec. 27, to add some wood to the boiler that supplies the heat to the business's in-floor radiant heating...

 

Trinity UMC To Hold Manna on Main St.

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out-only service from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9. Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located...

 

Borough Building Now Offers Drop Box For Proper Disposal of Old Medicines

"It's been a long time coming," Williamsburg Borough Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise said of the medication drop box now located at the borough building. The drop box was donated by the Rite Aid Founda...

 

Catharine Township Approves $5 Flat Rate Tax for Benefits of Streetlights

The Catharine Township supervisors decided during Monday night’s reorganizational meeting Jan. 4 to levy a tax based on street lights for all residents and property owners. Chairman Heather Flaig discussed ways for the township to increase income....

 

Nation Enters 2021 on a Lower Note at the Pump

The average price of gasoline across Western Pa. is four cents higher this week at $2.518 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s avg. prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.518 Average price during the week...

 

Woodbury Twp. (Blair) Passes Weight Limit Ordinance; Ag Vehicles Exempt

“For the past two years, I’ve been on the phone a couple times a week with them [Sunoco],” Woodbury Township Roadmaster Craig Hamilton told the Woodbury Township supervisors and small audience at the Woodbury Township meeting on Monday...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

New year, new me, right? Isn’t that how the saying goes? For some of those who keep their New Year’s resolutions, perhaps eating healthy is at the top of your list, so this month’s recipes all have to deal with eating right. This week’s theme...

 

Arctic Air To Retreat, But Reload To Start 2021

Much of the northern Plains, Great Lakes and Northeast will spend the majority of the week or so with temperatures around five to 10 degrees Fahrenheit above normal, according to AccuWeather of State College, Pa. Forecasters say true arctic air is...

 

Blair Co. Ranks Among Highest Risk for Isolation of Seniors, Study Shows

Blair County seniors are at a higher risk of becoming isolated, according to a recent Penn State study. Among the highest risk counties following Philadelphia were Luzerne, Blair, Lackawanna, and Lawrence counties Continuing its analysis on the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 7, 2021

Village Delivers Presents to Residents

In October, Mike Lightner, activites direstor at The Village at Morrisons Cove in Martinsburg, and Chaplain Beth Pyles sent letters to groups and churches. In this letter they provided visitation and...

 

Fire Destroys Home

A quick-moving fire destroyed a Frankstown Township home on Wednesday morning, Dec. 23. The Geeseytown Community Fire Company responded to the 9 a.m. alarm and arrived to the home at 2279 Reservoir...

 

Supporting Our Law Enforcement Family

I’ve always believed, maybe more so now than ever, that being a law enforcement officer is the single most difficult profession, bar none. We ask members of law enforcement to do the impossible on a daily basis and then judge them harshly if a...

 

Winter Sports Practices Return

Central High School second-year coach Paul Frederick (right) puts his team through a drill during practice Monday, Jan. 4. in preparation for the start of their season. In the foreground is Seth...

 
 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 Herald Staff    News    January 7, 2021

What Was Making Herald Headlines in 2020?

This week, the Herald continues its review of the most interesting news of the Cove in 2020. The months January through June appeared in the Dec. 31, 2020, edition of the Herald. This week covers the...

 

Conemaugh Nason Welcomes First Baby of 2021

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, is ringing in 2021 with the year's first bundle of joy. Weighing 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches, Palmer Skye Smouse was born to Mallory and Zachary...

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/5/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,341 / 97 / 201.3 Blair: 6,964 / 177 / 144.5 Cambria: 7,241 / 254 / 192.8 Centre: 8,645 / 145 / 89.1 Clearfield: 3,445 / 50 / 63.0 Fulton: 445 / 11 / 75.7...

 

Herald Misspells Name of Owner Of Fox's Pizza

Mike Kopco’s name was misspelled in the Dec. 31 edition of the Morrisons Cove Herald. He is owner of Fox’s Pizza on Allegheny Street in Martinsburg. The Herald apologizes for its error. We want to get it right. If you spot an error in the...

 

Spring Cove Students Return to Classrooms

School buses leave the Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring on Monday afternoon, Jan. 4, the first day all students in the Spring Cove School District had in-person learning since the...

 

Bedford County Commissioner Resigns for New Job

Bedford County Chairman Commissioner Josh Lang announced Jan. 5 his plans to resign from elected office. Lang’s official last day will be Feb. 5, 2021. Lang is taking on a new role in the Hyndman-Bedford-Richland Family Health Centers where he...

 
 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...

 

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