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 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    January 17, 2019

Alinskyites 101, Part 3

By now you should be figuring out that Saul Alinsky was a guy that believed in winning his political battles at any cost. Alinskyites have no qualms about lying or cheating in order to achieve a...

 

Protecting Free Speech From Getting 'SLAPPed'

By REP. RUSS DIAMOND (R-Lebanon) “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” – Evelyn Beatrice Hall, The Friends of Voltaire (1906) There is nothing that unites Americans of all political stripes quite...

 

Social Media Advertising Has a 'Trust Issue'

While social media has become a force in the world of advertising, it has also raised many concerns for those who spend their dollars through those channels. In 2005, only 5 percent of the U.S. population used social media, but in a little over a dec...

 

Central High School Unveils New Gym

The Spring Cove School Board's initial 2019 meeting of the Committee of the Whole on Monday, Jan. 14, was highlighted by the announcement that the long-running process of installing a new gymnasium at...

 

Conemaugh Nason Celebrates Completion of 'Cath Lab'

It was a huge day on Monday, Jan. 14, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, as hospital officials ceremoniously cut the ribbon on a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab in the...

 

BETTY V. FAY

Betty V. Fay, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, Jan. 13, 2019, at her residence. A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, January 17, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williamsburg. Father Dennis M. Kurdziel will be...

 

LARRY A. TREESE

Larry A. Treese, 73, of Clappertown, Williamsburg RR, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, 2019, during a rehabilitation stay at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. A funeral was held Friday, Jan. 11, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home...

 

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at Conemaugh Nason

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center ceremoniously cut the ribbon on a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab in the presence of physicians, employees, government officials and community members...

 

Cove Chorus Names New Director

Sue Stoudnour has taken over as the director for the Cove Community Chorus, replacing Tom Kunkle, who has retired from this position. Kunkle has become the executive producer. He has put together the...

 

Christian Singles to Meet Jan. 18 at Imlers' Barn

The monthly Christian Singles fellowship will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, at Pete and Carol Imler’s barn in Roaring Spring. Gospel music singer Tom Smith of Everett will provide music and a message following a covered-dish supper....

 

Sierra Belles on Fall Dean's List At Bloomsburg

Sierra Belles of Claysburg was named to Bloomsburg University’s fall 2018 dean’s list. Belles, a social work major, is among more than 1,900 students named to the dean’s list. To qualify for the dean’s list at Bloomsburg University, a...

 

PASR to Award Education Grant

The Blair County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees is offering two Education Support Grants in the amount of $250 each to public school employees for innovative, creative projects for which they have no other funding. The...

 
 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...

 

Jeremy Knott Returns to Claysburg-Kimmel's School Board

Claysburg-Kimmel school directors named a familiar face to the board of directors on Wednesday, Jan. 9. Jeremy R. Knott was unanimously appointed to the board, replacing long-standing member Cathy...

 

Drivers Reminded of Updated Laws in Pa.

Highway Safety Law Awareness Week runs from Feb. 17 to 23. PennDOT is reminding drivers of recent changes to Pennsylvania driving laws. Automated speed enforcement in work zones: Work Zone Safety Going more than 11 miles per hour over the posted...

 

Accident Claims Life of Claysburg Woman on Jan. 14

A two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cross Cove Road and State Route 36/Woodbury Pike, claimed the life of a Claysburg woman on Monday, Jan. 14. Joyce M. Eicher, 70, of Claysburg, died when the 2005 Chevrolet Malibu she was driving collided...

 

Gas Prices Increase a Little

Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are almost two cents more expensive this week at $2.469 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Pump prices across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states are making small jumps and decreases...

 

Police Reports

Assault By Physical Menace Matthew Koontz, 27, of New Enterprise, was charged by state Police, Bedford, with assault by fear and physical menace for threatening a victim while holding a gun along Brumbaugh Road, South Woodbury Township, Bedford...

 

Nason Foundation, SAEMS Distribute Automatic Defibrillators (AEDs)

The Nason Foundation recently made funds available for the purchase of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for community AED programs and purchased the first six devices. The foundation works...

 

Extension Offers Help to Produce Growers with New Regulations

In an effort to help produce growers comply with the new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act, Penn State Extension has partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture on a new, voluntary program to conduct informal farm...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    January 17, 2019

Greenfield Township Police Officers Looking to Interact with Community

Greenfield Township supervisors approved the purchase of an in-car computer system for a vehicle recently added to the police department’s fleet at their Jan. 7 meeting. The system will cost $3,670. The board discussed potential public relations...

 

Gregory to Host Open Houses in Bellwood, Hollidaysburg

State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will host two open houses in his district offices in February to meet with local residents and showcase the many services he and his staff provide. The open houses will be held as follows: • Thursday, Feb. 7,...

 

Saxton Library Plans Watercolor Class

Christian Homeschoolers in the Cove will offer a watercolor class this quarter on Wednesdays at the Saxton Community Library. The classes will be open to all ages, children to adults. Participants do not need to be homeschoolers. Classes will be...

 

Weaver on Fall Dean's List

Shannon Weaver of Martinsburg has been named to the Fall 2018 dean’s list at Kutztown University. More than 1,740 students have been named to the fall 2018 dean’s list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean’s list, an...

 

Northern Bedford Free-Throw Winners

Northern Bedford held its annual Free-Throw Contest Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Northern Bedford County Elementary School. There were 50 participants for the competition. There were boys and girls...

 

Panthers Earn Initial Victory of Campaign

Northern Bedford took an early lead and held on throughout to get their first win of the season, a 60-59 home victory over McConnellsburg on Monday night. NB took the lead in the first half and led 48-42 entering the fourth period. NB held off...

 

Dragons Improve Record to 10-1

The Central Dragon basketball team raised its record to 10-1 on the season with a pair of Mountain League wins last week. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, the Dragons defeated Philipsburg-Osceola and on Friday, Jan. 11, Clearfield. Both games were on the road....

 

Lady Panthers Drop Close One at McConnellsburg

Northern Bedford fought from behind the entire game in dropping a close 44-40 decision at McConnellsburg last Tuesday evening. The Lady Panthers, trailing by single digits throughout, tied the game at 39-all on two Ariel Reed free throws....

 

WB Knocks Off NB Panthers

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team managed just five victories during its 40-28 loss to visiting West Branch on Jan. 8. Ian Sherlock, Austin Mowry and Jay Ebersole earned falls at 145, 170 and 220 pounds, respectively, for the Black...

 

Central Wrestlers Come Up Short Against Huntingdon

The Central wrestling team hosted a powerful Huntingdon squad last Thursday, Jan. 10, and came up short 60-15. Four Dragons recorded victories which included three decisions and one fall. Alex Bowman got the Dragons off to a great start at 113...

 

Lady Bulldogs Now 8-1

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team outscored Glendale 59-28 on Friday, Jan. 11, for its sixth consecutive victory. Host C-K (8-1) stormed out to a 26-7 lead after one quarter and stretched it to 36-10 at halftime. The Lady...

 

Sportsman's Corner: Aging Gracefully

A retired teacher, I occasionally run into former students. Sometimes one of them might say to me, “Well, Tate, you look the same. You don’t look any older.” I often reply, “Thank you, but that probably means I looked pretty bad when I had yo...

 

Area Wrestlers Place at Kentucky

Area wrestlers participated in an individual tournament on Jan. 4 at Louisville, Kentucky. Pictured in the top photo (from left) are: Blair Miller, third place (Spring Cove); James Fisher, seventh...

 

Lady Pirates Top Glendale, Fall to St. Joe's, Mt. Union

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team won its fourth game of the season on Jan. 8, edging visiting Glendale 43-39. Williamsburg led 11-4 after the first quarter, only to see Glendale pull to within 20-19 at halftime. The Lady Pirates...

 

Lady Dragons Split Pair of League Games

Playing without their starting point guard – Jenna Mock – then Central Lady Dragons managed to split a pair of Mountain League contests. Central defeated Philipsburg (now 5-4) but fell to Clearfield. Last Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Philipsburg-Osceola,...

 

WHS Boys Drop 3 Games

A 38-point second quarter propelled St. Joseph’s Catholic Academy to a 76-42 victory over visiting Williamsburg on Jan. 9. Josiah Dowey led Williamsburg with 13 points. Lambert Palmer added 11 points and six rebounds. Shane Brantner had eight rebou...

 

Bulldogs Top NBC Panthers

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys’ basketball team rode a 36-17 second-half run to a 67-42 victory over visiting Northern Bedford on Jan. 9. Four players scored in double figures for C-K, led by Kyle Glass (two 3-pointers) and Landan Bauman...

 

Bulldogs Lose Twice on Mat

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School wrestling team was forced to forfeit six weight classes during a 54-26 loss at Tussey Mountain on Jan. 8. The Titans also earned three falls in the victory. Hunter Dively and Zach Claycomb earned falls at 126 and 132...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

The rotary cutter in my hand stopped rolling along the square patch of fabric as I held it suspended in mid-air. What was I hearing? Was our neighbor scraping his lane? But the sound grew louder. The flapping and banging of metal intensified and I...

 

C-K to Host Reps from Rachel's Challenge

The Claysburg-Kimmel School District will host representatives from Rachel’s Challenge on Wednesday, Jan. 23. In 1999, Rachel Scott became the first student killed in the Columbine (Colorado) High School shooting. Following her death, Rachel’s...

 

Penn Highlands Names Students On Dean's List

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced its dean’s list for the fall 2018 semester. The following area students made the dean’s list: Claysburg – Kayla Breanne Fluke Duncansville – Todd Andrew Beard, Aaron Logan Cook, Kaitlin...

 

Lines By Lee: What Is it Worth?

Months ago when the Steelers were playing well (remember that?) I was in a nursing home where they were raffling off two tickets to the final home game. The money went to a good cause and I thought that would be a big game and the tickets would be...

 

Woman Authors Book on Faith

Twenty percent of North American non-Christians do not even know a Christian while the number of those who call themselves Christians dwindles. Winds of hostility toward Christian faith are...

 

Thought for the Week: Missionary Journeys Begin

The Christians in Antioch have consecrated Barnabas and Saul to go spread the Good News of the Gospel to the Gentile world. They leave from the port city, Selucia, of Antioch and sail westward toward...

 

Clergy Call On Dealer To Support Clean Car Standards

During the first week of January, local faith and community leaders visited the State College Ford dealership and delivered a petition that calls on the Ford Motor Company to publicly stand by nation...

 

Hollidaysburg Woman to Run for Blair Office

Anita Terchanik, 54, of Hollidaysburg announced her candidacy seeking the Republican nomination for Blair County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds. Terchanik made her announcement on Friday,...

 

Roundhouse Harley-Davidson Expanding Into Powersports

Roundhouse Harley Davidson in Duncansville has been operated by the Burgmeier Hauling family since 2017. With the recent acquisition of Steve Seltzer Powersports in Pinecroft, the Burgmeiers are...

 

Peddler Permit Problems Plague Williamsburg Boro

Chief of Police Rowdy Kagarise said during the regular Williamsburg borough council meeting on Jan. 7 that there were three people who were issued a peddler’s permit but whose background information did not “check out.” Chief Kagarise said the...

 

Lansberry named Chairman of Woodbury Twp.; Clark is Vice

Former supervisors Chairman Ed Clark made a motion during the regular Jan. 7 meeting to appoint Joseph Lansberry as the new chairman for Woodbury Township. Supervisor Ed Clark was named vice chairman. The supervisors voted to keep on the three...

 

Williamsburg Municipal Authority To Resend State Grant Application

According to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, an “oversight” on behalf of the state Dept. of Environmental Protection will push back application for Pennvest funding for the upcoming Williamsburg Municipal Authority projects. Pennvest is...

 

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