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  • RS Council Agrees to Zoning Hearing For Proposed Brewery Pub

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 23, 2020

    The Roaring Spring Borough Council held its first meeting of the year on Monday evening, Jan. 13. Council discussed the ongoing issue with the wall on Main Street. Access has been restricted to traffic coming in town since a portion of the wall collapsed last year. Because the borough did not own the properties where the wall was built, it was limited to what it could do to rectify the problem. The borough has since purchased all but one property behind the wall and had the buildings on the properties torn down. Council has an agreement in...

  • Former Appvion Employee Charged With Stealing From Spring Mill

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 23, 2020

    A former Appvion employee is facing multiple charges in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars worth of equipment from the Roaring Spring plant. Chad G. Morningstar, 46, of Saxton, is accused of taking pieces of equipment from the plant and selling them on eBay. The investigation into Morningstar began on June 20, after an electrical tech at Appvion could not find a part he needed. The tech told police he commonly goes on eBay to find parts. After a while checking eBay, the tech found the part he was looking for. The seller’s locat...

  • East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug and Fleeing Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 23, 2020

    An East Freedom man was jailed on drug charges and fleeing from police after police initiated a traffic stop along Plank Road in Allegheny Township at around 1:30 a.m. on Jan. 16. According to charges filed by Allegheny Township police, an officer on patrol near Walmart in Altoona spotted a black SUV with a broken brake light. After running the license plate, the car was identified as belonging to the girlfriend of Ronnie V. Snyder, 27, of East Freedom. The officer said he had dealt with the wom...

  • NB School Board Informed of 2019 Surplus Due to Education Grant

    CHRISTIE SWEIGART, Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    The Northern Bedford School District held a school board meeting Tuesday Jan. 14, 2020, the first meeting of the new year. As part of the meeting, Jeff Koontz of Ritchey, Ritchey & Koontz, Bedford, presented the board members with audit findings for the 2018-19 school year. Koontz explained that there were “no discrepancies” found in the financials for the 2018-19 school year. He also gave a brief explanation of some of the components of the audit. As part of this audit, it was found that the school had a surplus of $598,000, which the...

  • East Freedom Woman, Two Others Charged With Theft from Hollidaysburg Business

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 23, 2020

    An East Freedom woman and two former co-workers are facing multiple felony charges in the theft of nearly a quarter of a million dollars from their former employer. Stephanie D. Wyant, 52, of East Freedom; Jodie Potter Neely, 53, of Hollidaysburg; and Mandi L. Claycomb, 35, of Altoona were brought before Magisterial District Judge Paula Aigner on Thursday, Jan. 16, for arraignment after an investigation by Hollidaysburg State Police into the theft of the money from Allegheny Real Estate Closing Co. Inc. of Hollidaysburg over a nearly 13-year...

  • Future Basketball Star?

    Jan 23, 2020

    Maddox Ewart, 1, at a recent Northern Bedford girls' basketball game....

  • DEATH RECORD

    Jan 23, 2020

    CARPER, Doris, 92, Morrisons Cove area GUYER, Byron G., 80, Hollidaysburg KEIPER, Joyce, Meyersdale KENSINGER, Dale Paul, 78, Newton, Mass., formerly of Morrisons Cove LEAR, Robert N., Armaugh, formerly of Williamsburg OVER, Marjorie E., 95, Martinsburg SHULTZ, Shirley J., 78, Williamsburg SZYMCKEC, John David Sr., 81, Martinsburg... Full story

  • DORIS CARPER

    Jan 23, 2020

    Doris Carper, 92, a lifetime resident of the Morrisons Cove area, died on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. Pastor Laurie Stiles officiated. Doris was born in 1927 in Roaring Spring, the daughter of Jacob and Ada (Miller) Frederick and was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Richard Frederick and Wayne Frederick. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Joanne...

  • BYRON G. GUYER

    Jan 23, 2020

    Byron G. Guyer, 80, of Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at his residence. A funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Grace Family Bible Church, Duncansville. Pastor James Zaebst officiated. Committal was held at Alto-Reste Park, Altoona. Byron was born on May 24, 1939, in Roaring Spring, son of the late George and Minnie (Amick) Guyer. He married Ruth E. Parsons on Feb. 16, 1963. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Lori Ann Guyer who resides at home; two...

  • JOYCE KEIPER

    Jan 23, 2020

    Nurse Joyce (Baker) Keiper died of her dementia at Rest Assured Living Center near Meyersdale on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. She married Pastor John Keiper on Oct. 20, 1963, at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. Joyce was the daughter of Ted and Anna (Fluke) Baker of New Enterprise and a graduate of the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. Joyce is survived by her husband, John. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jane Sollenberger (husband Ellis). A Remembrance of Life service will...

  • DALE PAUL KENSINGER

    Jan 23, 2020

    Dale Paul Kensinger of Newton, Mass., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the age of 78. Beloved husband of Jeannette (Pollard) for 46 years, devoted father of Elizabeth (Jon), loving grandfather of Juliet, and uncle to Pam, Paul, John (Donna) Schwarm and Linda (Dave) Yelen. He was preceded in death by his sister and brother-in law, Betty and Al Schwarm. Dale was born on June 1, 1941, in Bakers Summit, to the late Paul and Mabel Kensinger.  He attended Morrison Cove High School, Juniata...

  • ROBERT N. LEAR

    Jan 23, 2020

    Robert N. Lear, 77, of Armagh, passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Celebration of Life visitation hours will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, at the Jon A. Meese Funeral Home, www.meesefuneralhome.com, Seward. Private interment will be held at a later date. Bob was born on Aug. 6, 1942, in Altoona, son of George and Helen (Mogle) Lear. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, the former Jane Grannas; loving daughter Lisa, married to Jim Porter, of Scottdale, Pa.; loving son Brad...

  • MARJORIE E. OVER

    Jan 23, 2020

    Marjorie E. Over, 95, of Martinsburg, passed away on Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. There will be no public services. A private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Marjorie was born on May 4, 1924, in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Harry F. and Bertha E. (Hartman) Baker. She married Jerre R. Over on April 8, 1945, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Roaring Spring. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2012. Surviving are a son, Stanley R....

  • SHIRLEY J. SHULTZ

    Jan 23, 2020

    Shirley J. Shultz, 78, of rural Williamsburg, passed away on Thursday morning, Jan. 16, 2020, following a lengthy illness. At the request of the deceased, there will be no public services. Private interment will be held at Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg. Shirley was born on April 9, 1941, in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter E. and Virginia (Heverly) Updyke. She married Carl Wayne Shultz on Nov. 25, 1961, at Cove Forge United Methodist Church, rural Williamsburg. Surviving are her beloved husband of 58 years; a daughter, Sharon A. (Timo...

  • JOHN DAVID SZYMCKEC SR.

    Jan 23, 2020

    John David Szymckec Sr., 81, of Martinsburg, died on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. A funeral was held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Pastor Suzanne Morelli officiated. Interment was made in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. John was born on Aug. 31, 1938, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Walter "Skee" and Ruth (Hoover) Szymckec. He married Carolyn Brown on June 27, 1959. She...

  • Olivia Smith on Fall Dean's List at Davis & Elkins

    Jan 23, 2020

    Davis & Elkins College student Olivia Smith of Martinsburg has achieved the dean’s list for the fall 2019 semester at the Elkins, W.Va., school. To earn the honor, full-time students must achieve a semester GPA of 3.6 to less than 4.0....

  • Saturday Gospel Sing to Aid Claysburg Public Library

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Claysburg Library Friends will hold their annual Gospel Sing and Soup Meal from 4 to 7:15 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Christ Lutheran Church in Claysburg. The event will benefit the Claysburg Area Public Library. The Friends will begin serving the meal at 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Gwen and Brian Burket (piano), members “All for Him” (duet), Caleb Knisely (male vocalist), Mountain City Grass (bluegrass band), Heidi Kennedy (female vocalist) and the Claysburg Community Chorus. The cost is a freewill offering to the Claysburg...

  • Northern Bedford Boys Scorch Nets for 88-80 Victory

    Jan 23, 2020

    Northern Bedford improved to 3-7 with a high scoring 88-80 win at Fannett-Metal on Jan. 14 in high school boys' basketball action. The Panthers jumped out to a healthy 39-28 lead by half and didn't allow the homestanding Tigers to get any closer than six points the rest of the way. "Our offense was rolling tonight, but we gave up a lot, too," NB coach Randy Meck said. The Tigers largely stayed in the game due to their hot 3-point shooting. They hit for 10 treys on the night. Hayden Foor and Dalt...

  • Flu Bug Brings Down Dragons

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Central Dragons’ boys’ basketball team had a tough and busy schedule last week so it was bad timing for the flu bug to ravage the lineup. Central visited Hollidaysburg, Tyrone and Penns Valley and escaped with one victory and solid performances from some men off the bench. The Dragons’ record stands at 10-5 with three weeks of the regular season remaining. Hollidaysburg 60 CHS 45 On Jan. 13 at Hollidaysburg, the Dragons took a 15-8 first-quarter lead before falling behind 28-21 at halftime. The Tigers’ press caused havoc for the...

  • CKHS Boys Drop 3 ICC Outings

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Claysburg-Kimmel boys’ basketball team was outscored 28-8 in the second quarter during its 80-63 setback at Bellwood-Antis on Jan. 13. C-K led 20-11 at the end of the first quarter, but B-A grabbed a 39-28 lead at halftime following its second-quarter surge. B-A won the second half 41-35. Kyle Glass poured in a game-high 25 points, including two 3-pointers, for C-K. Wyatt Buell hit two 3-pointers and finished with 18 points. Parker Dibert added 10 points. Southern Fulton 57 C-K 46 At C-K on Jan. 15, Southern Fulton broke a tie at...

  • W-burg Boys Cruise Past Devils

    Jan 23, 2020

    West Branch handed the Williamsburg boys’ basketball team its first Inter-County Conference loss on Jan. 13, 61-47. The Blue Pirates led 28-26 at halftime, but West Branch went on a 35-19 run in the second half en route to the victory. Lambert Palmer and Shane Brantner each scored eight points for the Blue Pirates. Drew Hileman added seven points, while Josiah Dowey and Adam Uplinger each tossed in six points. WHS 56, B-A 37 At Williamsburg on Jan. 16, the Blue Pirates jumped out to a 27-19 lead at halftime against Bellwood-Antis and cruised...

  • C-K Wrestles Lose 3 Dual Meets

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Claysburg-Kimmel wrestling team was forced to forfeit six matches during a 54-27 loss at Mount Union on Jan. 14. The Bulldogs also lost three matches by fall. C-K’s Cade Keithley and Kobe Harr each pinned their opponent at 145 and 170 pounds, respectively. Cole Claycomb earned a decision at 132 pounds, while Blaine Deremer and Zach McGeary won by forfeit at 106 and 152 pounds, respectively. NBC 49, C-K 22 At C-K on Jan. 16, Northern Bedford was aided by seven forfeits en route to a 49-22 victory. The Black Panthers won the first six bouts...

  • PGC Board to Discuss '20-21 Hunting, Trapping Seasons

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first quarterly meeting of 2020 on Friday, Jan. 24, and Saturday, Jan. 25, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters. This meeting will be the first to follow a new format adopted whereby quarterly meetings will be held in two parts, one each on Friday and Saturday. Quarterly meetings previously had been held on Monday and Tuesday, with the January meeting also including a Sunday session for public comment. Public comment – limited to five minutes – will be accepted at the Saturday,...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    With a lull between most autumn and spring sportsmen's hunting and fishing seasons, a way for sportsmen to fill the void is to visit one of the outdoor shows that are held during the winter. Probably of most interest to Cove sportsmen are three shows that are not too far from the Cove. The first of these is the gigantic Great American Outdoor Show scheduled for the Farm Show Complex near Harrisburg between Feb. 1 and Feb. 9. As always, this show hosts thousands of booths featuring outdoor...

  • Lady Dragons Split 2 Games; Now 7-1 in Mountain League

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Central Lady Dragons split a pair of home Mountain League games last week, giving them a 9-4 overall record including 7-1 in the league. Tyrone 56, CHS 44 On Jan. 14 Tyrone (9-2) took a slim 9-7 advantage after one quarter and extended its lead to 25-14 at intermission. A 16-10 third quarter gave the Lady Golden Eagles a 17-point advantage before the Lady Dragons won the final frame 20-15, setting the final score at 56-44. Kylie Metzger paced the offense with 18 points followed by Madison Eicher’s 11. Erin Brumbaugh chipped in seven...

  • Campbell Leads B-A Past C-K

    Jan 23, 2020

    Bellwood-Antis’ Ali Campbell became Blair County’s all-time leading scorer on Jan. 14, as she led the Lady Blue Devils to a 76-44 victory at Claysburg-Kimmel. Campbell poured in a game-high 35 points, including two 3-pointers, as she finished the game with 2,551 points for her career, surpassing former teammate Karson Swogger. Swogger scored 2,520 points from 2013 to 2017. B-A led 15-9 after the first quarter and 37-20 at halftime. C-K was outscored 39-24 in the second half. Emilie Leidig added 17 points, including three 3-pointers, for...

  • NBC Lady Panthers Fall to 3-11

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Northern Bedford girls’ basketball team was locked into a tight battle with visiting Fannett-Metal on Jan. 13 until a poor third quarter doomed their effort in a 53-31 loss Down just 23-20 at the halftime break, the Lady Panthers found themselves in position to spring an upset. “We were very competitive with them in the first half and then just let it get away from us,” NB coach Jon Ewart said. A 19-7 third-quarter edge put the Lady Tigers up 42-27 after the period and “took the wind out of our sails,” according to Ewart. NB...

  • Fish, Boat Commission Seeks Applications for Grant Funding

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently announced an invitation for project applications to the State Wildlife Grants Program. The priority topic for the project will help support Pennsylvania's amphibian and reptile Species of Greatest Conservation Need found in the 2015-2025 Pennsylvania Wildlife Action Plan. Fire management is an essential habitat management tool, yet gaps remain in understanding the effects of this activity on amphibians and reptiles. Information obtained through this project will help resource managers...

  • Falls Hurt Dragons in Loss to P-O

    Jan 23, 2020

    In their only wrestling match of the week, the Central Dragons fell to Mountain League opponent Philipsburg-Osceola 40-33. In their home match, the Dragons won six of the 14 matchups. Alex Bowman, wrestling at 126 pounds, recorded a fall in 1:04. Tyler Hess (152) won by an 8-7 decision. Ian Crouch (120), Lane Kocher (170), Michael Fowkes (182) and Tyler Biesinger (106) each won by forfeit. “We had our chances but had five falls against us,” Central coach Dave Marko said. “Alex continued to wrestle well and Tyler gutted out a tough match,...

  • PFBC to Hold Quarterly Meeting

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on Jan. 27-28 at its Harrisburg headquarters, located at 1601 Elmerton Ave. As part of the Commission's quarterly meeting, committees will meet beginning at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27. Formal consideration of the agenda by the full Commission will begin at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28. During this meeting the Commission will consider property access and real estate matters, changes to fishing and boating regulations, and proposed additions to the list...

  • NBC Wrestlers Roll Past J. Valley

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Northern Bedford wrestling team recorded four falls during its 50-6 victory over visiting Juniata Valley on Jan. 14. Recording falls for the Black Panthers were Derek Beach (285 pounds), Reyan Imler (113), Kyler States (160) and Colby Imler (170). Ian Sherlock won by technical fall at 145. Teammates Lucas Heck, Brady Clark and Dakota Korzec earned decisions at 138, 152 and 182 pounds, respectively. Griffin Keller and Micah Smith won by forfeit at 120 and 132 pounds, respectively, for Northern Bedford. Juniata Valley scored its six points...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    The warm water in the calf bucket relieved my cold hands. Rubber gloves didn't do much for protection against the frigid temperatures that suddenly came back to Morrisons Cove. Extra coats and gloves weren't needed earlier in the week, especially not on Wednesday. It was the day I had gone to Zimmerman's Bernina Sewing for a quilt class. Having been the only student, I was also on my own to eat my packed lunch. The outdoors called me, so I ran outside to answer. In a little corner of lawn...

  • Herald Hits Southernmost Point

    Jan 23, 2020

    Jordan Gojmerac (left), 10, and Colby Gojmerac, 8, both of Roaring Spring, show off their favorite newspaper at the southernmost point of the United States. The Gojmerac boys traveled with their parents to Key West, Fla., to celebrate Jordan's 10th birthday with a warm weather trip....

  • Not Your Typical Church Lady

    Kelly Baker, Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    A long, long time ago, I asked a high school wrestler if he could hear people cheering for him while he wrestled. "No," he said, "the only person I can hear is Coach." Not being any sort of athlete myself, this was confounding. How, in a noisy, crowded gym full of cheering and screaming people, can a person only hear one voice? He was surely mistaken. Twenty years later, when I went into labor, I found out that he was speaking the pure truth. When it got down to the nitty gritty, the only voice...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    Scriptures to Read: Acts 22:24-25 Acts 22:26-29 St. John 16:31-33 Hebrews 12:1-3 Acts 21:37-40 Acts 16:35-39 Philippians 2:12-18 It seems Paul's whole life is filled with troubles and sorrows, conflict and contention. He lists the challenges he faced in II Corinthians 11:23ff. We see just a couple of examples in our Scripture studies here. He is the center of a near riot through no fault of his own. Those who accused him were mistaken in their assumptions. Almost immediately he is taken...

  • Church Celebrates Renovations

    Jan 23, 2020

    The congregation of Woodbury Church of the Brethren celebrated the dedication of their recently renovated building. Located along Route 36 just north of town, the building and parking areas have been under construction since July. Pastor David Ulm led the service on Jan. 12. Several members of the building team and Associate Pastor David Scott offered prayers of thanksgiving for the successful process and the safety of the workers. Pastor Ulm also expressed gratitude to the general contracting...

  • Pa. Gaming Control Board Reports Total Revenue Up 3.4 % in Dec.

    Jan 23, 2020

    Figures released Jan. 17 by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board shows total gaming and fantasy contests revenue generated in the Commonwealth during December 2019 was 3.4 percent above revenue generated in December 2018. Sources of gaming revenue regulated by the Board include slot machines, table games, internet gaming, retail and internet sports wagering, fantasy contests and video gaming terminals. The Board has posted separate reports for these types of gaming on its website,...

  • New Models Offer a Deeper Look at the Human Body at ACM

    Jan 23, 2020

    When's the last time you asked someone to hand you a heart, an arm, or maybe part of a skull? At the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, asking for body parts, specifically anatomical models of human body parts, will soon be par for the course. Thanks to the generosity of a local family and the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, the Bedford County Regional Education Foundation (BCREF) recently purchased eight models designed for teaching purposes. The models – an arm and...

  • Keep Them Moving

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Freedom Township Police Department direct traffic at the intersection of Dunnings Highway and Woodbury Pike, on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 16....

  • Hospitals Challenged in Organ Donations

    Jan 23, 2020

    The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) has launched its 2020 Donate Life Hospital Challenge. The HAP Donate Life Hospital Challenge encourages Pennsylvania hospitals to increase organ donation awareness and designations within their hospital and community. The HAP 2020 Donate Life Hospital Challenge will take place through April 30, 2020. The awareness and designation activities are captured on a scorecard for participating hospitals to achieve titanium, platinum, gold, silver, and bronze level point totals. HAP...

  • An Open Letter to Rep. John Joyce

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Jan 23, 2020

    On Jan. 9, 2020, U.S. Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), released the following statement opposing the House Democrats’ War Powers Resolution: “The Iranian Regime is no friend of the United States. Attempting to strip our Commander-in-Chief of the ability to protect American lives – during the week of an attack on our troops – is the wrong move. Congress should be standing together against Iranian threats and provocations. “Under President Trump’s leadership, the United States has eliminated some of the most gruesome terrorists... Full story

  • Checking in

    Jan 23, 2020

    U.S. Rep. John Joyce (left) and state Rep. Jim Gregory (right), shown here with Williamsburg resident Harry Mullins, met for coffee at the Martin General convenience store in Williamsburg on Saturday....

  • Pa. Gas Prices Drop; Supply Above Demand

    AAA East Central|Jan 23, 2020

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is six cents cheaper this week at $2.838 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. All states in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast region saw gas prices decrease on the week. These five states saw the largest declines at the pump in the region: Delaware (minus 9 cents), Maryland (minus 6 cents), North Carolina (minus 4 cents), Pennsylvania (minus 4 cents) and Wisconsin (minus 4 cents). With a 600,000-barrel build, regional gasoline stocks sit at 65.2 million barrels....

  • Township Resident Airs Complaint about Plowing; Supervisors Ask Solicitor to Help with Complaints

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    Wayne Baker, a resident of Catharine Township, complained to the township supervisors about gravel plowed off of Oak Alley during last Thursday evening’s meeting, Jan. 16. Baker talked with the supervisors and brought photographs to back up his claims that someone plowed up gravel that he had put down off of Oak Alley. Baker implied that during the last snowstorm’s plowing, the township plow trucks did the damage and said that he wanted a “resolution” to the problem. During a heated exchange, the supervisors offered to have township...

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    The Super Bowl is almost here and my tears for my team who came so close are almost dried up. Every year, my family faces the same conundrum – what do we have for our Super Bowl party? For the next two weeks, I have decided to include some of our favorite recipes for the big game. Buffalo Chicken Dip Even though my Mom is not a fan, this is a staple at every one of our football parties. Here’s a fresh take on how to make it on the stove. Ingredients: 2 cups shredded cooked chicken 1 pkg. cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup Frank’s Red Hot 1/4...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jan 23, 2020

    All this talk of the big game has made me hungry and I’m sure food is your number-one concern at your Super Bowl party (or even this weekend’s Pro Bowl – which I’ll be watching because most of the AFC team is made up of my Baltimore Ravens). I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg – What is your favorite game-day food? Here is what a few residents had to say: Shannea Feathers: Buffalo chicken dip Diana Barroner: Salsa dip and chips Renee Criswell: Taco dip Zena Saylor: Taco dip Marge Ake Troxell: Chips and dip Sheryl...

  • Pa. State Parks Facing $500 Million Deficit, Official Says

    DAVE FIDLIN, The Center Square|Jan 23, 2020

    Rising costs and stagnant income is leaving Pennsylvania’s 121 parks with a projected deficit of about $500 million to address ongoing maintenance needs, a state official revealed recently. Paul Zeph, head planner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, went before members of the House Tourism Committee on Jan. 15 and discussed the Parks for All plan, which was recently refreshed after last going under the microscope in 1992. In his testimony to the House panel, Zeph touched on a number of issues related to state parks, but the one piece...

  • Scientists Examine Potential Economic Impact of Spotted Lanternfly in Pa.

    Jan 23, 2020

    If not contained, the spotted lanternfly potentially could drain Pennsylvania's economy of at least $324 million annually and cause the loss of about 2,800 jobs, according to a study carried out by economists in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Under a worst-case scenario, in which damage reaches the maximum projected by crop-production and forestry experts, these losses could increase to $554 million annually and almost 5,000 jobs. The report, the first to estimate the potential...

  • Pennsylvania House Panel Advances Human Trafficking Legislation

    DAVE FIDLIN, The Center Square|Jan 23, 2020

    Six bills and a resolution aimed at curtailing human trafficking received unanimous support from members of a Pennsylvania House panel on Jan. 14. The review coincides with National Human Trafficking Awareness Month, which is recognized across the U.S. The Pennsylvania House Judiciary Committee advanced the various pieces of legislation during a brief meeting Jan. 14. The panel took testimony from the bills’ authors before giving favorable recommendations to the full House, which will take the legislation up later this month. “This is a...

  • Courts Report on Human Trafficking in Pa.

    Jan 23, 2020

    In the first five years since Pennsylvania's first comprehensive human trafficking law (Act 105) took effect in 2014, 586 human-trafficking offenses were charged. The infographic above highlights key court data including the total number of human-trafficking cases and offenses over the last five years, defendant demographics and the top 10 counties with the highest number human-trafficking cases. Editor's Note: PA Courts InfoShare is a monthly product of the Administrative Office of...

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