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 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

RS Council Agrees to Zoning Hearing For Proposed Brewery Pub

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...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

Former Appvion Employee Charged With Stealing From Spring Mill

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 an...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

East Freedom Man Jailed on Drug and Fleeing Charges

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...

 

NB School Board Informed of 2019 Surplus Due to Education Grant

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...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 23, 2020

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

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;...

 

Future Basketball Star?

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

 

DEATH RECORD

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,...

 

DORIS CARPER

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...

 

BYRON G. GUYER

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....

 

JOYCE KEIPER

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...

 

DALE PAUL KENSINGER

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 grandfat...

 

ROBERT N. LEAR

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,...

 

MARJORIE E. OVER

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...

 

SHIRLEY J. SHULTZ

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, Will...

 

JOHN DAVID SZYMCKEC SR.

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...

 

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

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...

 

Saturday Gospel Sing to Aid Claysburg Public Library

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...

 

Northern Bedford Boys Scorch Nets for 88-80 Victory

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 al...

 

Flu Bug Brings Down Dragons

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...

 

CKHS Boys Drop 3 ICC Outings

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...

 

W-burg Boys Cruise Past Devils

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...

 

C-K Wrestles Lose 3 Dual Meets

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, r...

 

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

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 qua...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

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...

 

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

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...

 

Campbell Leads B-A Past C-K

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...

 

NBC Lady Panthers Fall to 3-11

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...

 

Fish, Boat Commission Seeks Applications for Grant Funding

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...

 

Falls Hurt Dragons in Loss to P-O

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....

 

PFBC to Hold Quarterly Meeting

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...

 

NBC Wrestlers Roll Past J. Valley

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...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

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...

 

Herald Hits Southernmost Point

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...

 

Not Your Typical Church Lady

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...

 

Thought for the Week

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,...

 

Church Celebrates Renovations

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...

 

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

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...

 

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

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...

 

Keep Them Moving

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....

 

Hospitals Challenged in Organ Donations

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...

 

An Open Letter to Rep. John Joyce

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...

 

Checking in

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...

 

Pa. Gas Prices Drop; Supply Above Demand

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...

 

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

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...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

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...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

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)....

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    January 23, 2020

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

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...

 

Scientists Examine Potential Economic Impact of Spotted Lanternfly in Pa.

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...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    January 23, 2020

Pennsylvania House Panel Advances Human Trafficking Legislation

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...

 

Courts Report on Human Trafficking in Pa.

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...

 

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