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  • Gas Prices Jump 10 Cents in W. Pa. This Week

    Jim Garrity, AAA East Central|Jan 21, 2021

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is 10 cents higher this week at $2.708 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s avg. prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.708 Average price during the week of Jan. 11, 2021 – $2.605 Average price during the week of Jan. 21, 2020 – $2.838 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.750 Altoona $2.759 Beaver $2.802 Bradford $2.795 Brookville $2.678 Butler $2.721 Clarion $2.670 DuBois $2.756 Erie $2.635 Greensburg $2.762 Indian...

  • Anna Ormsby on Dean's List

    Jan 21, 2021

    Anna Ormsby of Martinsburg was named to Geneva College's dean's list for the fall 2020 semester. To be eligible for this recognition, students in traditional programs must earn a GPA of at least 3.6 while passing 12 credit hours or more....

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Jan 21, 2021

    "On my next birthday I will be nine and then I'll soon be ten years old." These words came from Grandson Tyson last week as we sat with him around the table, enjoying his homemade birthday meal. Besides pizza and fresh veggies, there was a huge 3D dump truck cake. It leaned a bit on its wheels with a heavy load of dark soil and rocks (crushed sandwich cookies and chocolate-covered marshmallows) but the colors were right, as was the CAT name. Included in the day were games and songs besides...

  • $5,000 to Claysburg Fire Department

    Jan 21, 2021

    On Jan. 12, Jo Corle and Cory Thomas handed members of the Claysburg Fire Department a check donation from Hometown Bank as part of its $5,000 support....

  • Bedford Co. Partnered with the Pa. Dept. of Corrections for Review of Prison

    Jan 21, 2021

    The Bedford County Board of Commissioners have partnered with the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections to conduct an organizational review of the Bedford County Correctional Facility. This organizational review was prompted by an employment investigation performed in September 2020. The Department of Corrections was notified, and an organizational review began on Monday Nov. 30, 2020. Deputy Warden Rocky Bernazzoli and Warden Nelson were placed on paid administrative leave for the duration of the organizational review. Deputy Superintendent...

  • NB Middle School Recognizes Students

    Jan 21, 2021

    Northern Bedford County Middle School has announced its Students of the Months for October through January. October Grade 8 – Myah Douglas, daughter of Brad and Jessica Douglas Grade 8 – Demetrius Wojcik, son of Pete Wojcik and Renee Saltsman Grade 7 – Halle Baker, daughter of Mark and Misty Baker Grade 7 – Brandon Reynolds, son of Arthur and Erika Reynolds Grade 6 – Amberly Detterline, daughter of Aaron and Donna Detterline Grade 6 – Owen Blackburn, son of Justin & Lisa Blackburn November Grade 8 – Chloe Wiedemann, daughter of Todd and Larae W...

  • – Area Students Named to College Dean's Lists –

    Jan 21, 2021

    Kutztown University Emma Pearl Smith and Shannon Marie Hannah Weaver, both of Martinsburg, have been named to the fall 2020 dean’s list at Kutztown University. More than 2,325 students have been named to the fall 2020 dean's list at Kutztown University. To be eligible for the dean's list, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Lebanon Valley College Mason Baker of Martinsburg, is one of more than 800 Lebanon Valley College students named to the dean's list for the f...

  • Not Your Typical Church Lady

    Jan 21, 2021

    I've always found it interesting to take trips below the Mason Dixon line. There are things growing down there that we don't have in Pennsylvania. It's fun to drive past fields and fields of peanuts. Peanuts!! It's fascinating to look out on a field of cotton. As a teen, the first time I saw Spanish moss hanging off a tree I couldn't believe it. We make fun of people who think milk comes from the store because we've got cows all over the place, but our neighbors down south can in return make...

  • Thought for the Week

    Jan 21, 2021

    Scriptures to Read: Psalm 139:1-12 Psalm 139:13-24 I Peter 2:9-12 Psalm 127:3-128:4 St. John 15:1-8 St. Matthew 18:1-6 St. John 15:9-17 …The Little Children” and …Me.” In these two scripturally based hymns, we can easily see His love for infants, toddlers and small children, This is also confirmed in St. Matthew 18:1-5 when Jesus says, “Children are the greatest in the Kingdom of God,” and in St. Mark 9:36-37 and 10:13-16 when He takes them in His arms and blesses them. What about the pre-born or the unborn? Does God love them too? There is ev...

  • Libraries to Celebrate National Library Lover's Month in Feb.

    Margaret Steinfurth, Correspondent|Jan 21, 2021

    The Martinsburg Community Library, along with libraries in the nation, will celebrate National Library Lover’s Month in February. This month is dedicated to people who love everything about libraries including the housing. Libraries are so much more than just a place to find books. They are places for students to do research, provide quiet places to study, borrow CDs, use computers and research local history and family genealogy. Larger libraries create a place to preserve documents, periodicals and books. Martinsburg is celebrating the m...

  • Long's Outpost, Froggy 98 To Help Create Valentine's Cards for Seniors in Homes

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Jan 21, 2021

    Would you like to make a difference in the life of someone who resides in a nursing home? Valentine’s Day is coming, and you could help create joy for someone. Help Long’s Outpost and WFGY-98.1 F.M. (Froggy 98.1) send a little love to area seniors who have not been able to visit with family and friends in recent months. Long’s Outpost and Froggy are working together to sponsor a valentine event. Before Feb. 9 persons may drop off items at the following sponsors: Evergreen Manor Inc., Long’s Outpost, McCoy’s Lawn & Garden and Dutch Hill Choc...

  • Did You Know?

    Jan 21, 2021

    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the number of licensed drivers who are 70 and older increased by 65 percent between 1997 and 2018. Older drivers are often considered less safe than their fellow motorists, but statistics from the IIHS indicate that might be a misconception. While the number of drivers age 70 and older has increased considerably in recent decades, older drivers are now involved in fewer fatal collisions than they were in the past. Collision-related fatalities among drivers ages 70 and older declined by...

  • CHS Recognizes Rotary Students

    Jan 21, 2021

    Central High School Rotary "Students of the Month" for September through January have been announced. Isabella Dalansky Isabella Dalansky, daughter of Steve and Jann Dalansky, is September's "Student of the Month." Her school activities include assistant drum major of the marching band, vice president of Mock Trial, National Honor Society historian, Math Competition Club and vice president of the Art Club. Her honors and awards received include being a member of the 2019 Mock Trial district...

  • Commonwealth Reminds Older Adults of Their Rights Regarding Federal Stimulus Checks

    Jan 21, 2021

    As Pennsylvanians receive a second round of federal stimulus payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, the Pennsylvania departments of Aging, Human Services (DHS) and Insurance are again reminding consumers living in long-term care facilities that these checks belong to them, not the facilities where they live. “When the first round of federal stimulus checks went out last spring, we received complaints that involved residents of long-term care facilities being told that their federal s...

  • Support for Claysburg Foundation

    Jan 21, 2021

    On Nov. 4, 2020, Jo Corle (center), Claysburg Branch manager, presented a donation of $2,000 from Hometown Bank to the Claysburg Education Foundation. Christine Leslie and Rich Allison accepted on behalf of the foundation....

  • Full Steam Ahead at the Mill

    Jan 21, 2021

    Steam rises from Roaring Spring's Appvion Paper Mill on Monday morning, Jan. 14. The view of the paper mill is from East Main Street in the Borough of Roaring Spring....

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