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Conemaugh Nason Medical Center to Facilitate Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with Local EMA & Ambulance Services

In partnership with Blair County Emergency Management Association (EMA), AMED Ambulance Company, and Hollidaysburg Ambulance Company, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center will facilitate a clinic to vaccinate nearly 1,000 individuals in Phase lA per the CD... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Police Reportedly Have Person of Interest in Northern Bedford Bomb Threat

Parents of Northern Bedford School District students received a call Monday afternoon informing them that police have identified a person of interest in Monday mornings bomb threat. The threat, made through Safe2Say, said a bomb was to be placed in... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Threat Made Against Northern Bedford High School

An anonymous tip that a bomb was to be placed in the bathroom of the Northern Bedford High School delayed the start of school Monday morning, Feb. 8, while authorities secured the building. According to district Superintendent Todd Beatty, a tip... Full story

 

Counties Call for Election Reforms Based on 2020 Experience

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) has released its preliminary report and recommendations outlining county priorities for further Election Code reforms, and strongly urged the General Assembly and administration to work...

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

Reading this book not only reveals helpful advice to parents of all types, but also helps the reader set their worries aside. "The Power of Showing Up" tells us don't worry about messing up: Be...

 

Grants Available For Value-Added Ag Projects

The Value Added Producer Grant program, one of the few U.S. Department of Agriculture grant programs available directly to farmers and ranchers, is now open. The grants help farmers and ranchers offset costs of developing or expanding their...

 

WISE Women Open Scholarship Application

WISE Women of Blair County has announced that it is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March 26, 2021. The...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 30, 1896 A large boiler in the “little mill” of the Hollidaysburg Iron & Nail Co. exploded, killing three workmen and injuring 17, some seriously. There were about 60 men in the building at work at the pudding furnace, rolls,...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 1971 Members of Martinsburg Borough Council agreed Monday night to give up the fight for a change of location for the new post office. The Borough of Martinsburg has been notified that it may be sued for damages caused when a loose...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 1921 The Woodbury correspondent reported that a vote would be held on Feb. 19 as to whether the borough and township should have a consolidated school and whether to erect a new school building. Former teachers and pupils were...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 1, 1996 Cleanup continued in the low-lying areas of the Cove that were hard hit by the flood of Jan. 19. Many families were back in their homes after being forced out by the high water and mud that remained after the water receded....

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of Jan. 31, 1946 The 13-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Pearson of Williamsburg RD, William Harvey, was burned fatally Saturday evening, Jan. 26, when gas from a coal stove exploded. The father was critically burned in the explosion. Mrs...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of Feb. 4, 2011 Karen Wyland, who has transformed Mamie’s Cafe & Bakery into one of the area’s top gathering scenes for food and fellowship, was recognized by the Blair County Chamber of Commerce with the Small Business Person of the Year...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representative named, who requests all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to him or his attorney, and all persons... Full story

 

DEATH RECORD

BEACH – Audrey E., 90, Martinsburg HEETER – Betty Jane “Granny,” 86, rural Martinsburg LIEBAL – Richard J. Sr., 75, Williamsburg LYNN – Donald G., 85, resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg LYNN – Marian J., 90,...

 

AUDREY E. BEACH

Audrey E. Beach, 90, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday evening, Jan. 30, 2021, at her daughter’s home in rural Martinsburg. She was born Aug. 6, 1930, in Henrietta, daughter of the late Howard J. and Edna G. (Hinish) Beach. She is survived by a...

 

BETTY JANE 'GRANNY' HEETER

Betty Jane "Granny" Heeter, 86, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 26, 2021, at UPMC Bedford Memorial. She was born Jan. 31, 1934, in Huntingdon, daughter of the late John Luthe...

 

RICHARD J. LIEBAL SR.

Richard J. Liebal Sr., 75, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2021, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Aug. 29, 1945, in Williamsburg, son of the late Cha...

 

DONALD G. LYNN

Donald G. Lynn, 85, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Canoe Creek, passed peacefully late Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Oct. 4, 1935, and...

 

MARIAN J. LYNN

Marian J. Lynn, 90, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Canoe Creek, passed peacefully Tuesday morning, Jan. 26, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born April 19, 1930,...

 

RICHARD S. 'GUS' MCCLAIN

Richard S. "Gus" McClain, 96, of Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon, Jan. 29, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born March 24, 1924, in Williamsburg, son of the...

 

JOANNE L. MOUNTAIN

Joanne L. Mountain, 86, of Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully Friday morning, Jan. 29, 2021, at The Allegheny Lutheran Home. She was born May 20, 1934, in Philipsburg, the daughter of the late William and Francelia (Wagner) Alexander. She married...

 

GLADYS MAE WAYNE

Gladys Mae Wayne, 87, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. She was born May 3, 1933, at home in Curryville, daughter of the...

 

How Adults Can Take Active Roles in Their Health Care

Adults play a significant role in their own health care. Adults focused on getting fit may visit various fitness facilities before signing up for a membership, and individuals who want to improve their diets may spend countless hours poring over...

 

Understanding Low Vision

Prescription eyeglasses help billions of people across the world improve their vision. In fact, when a person's vision starts to weaken, a new eyeglass prescription is often the solution. However,...

 

Dragons Push Winning Streak to 4 Games

The Central High School boys' basketball team hosted Hollidaysburg on Jan. 25. The Tigers, playing their first game of the season, fell behind 14-0 and dropped a 69-42 decision to the Dragons....

 

Williamsburg Boys Open with Win

After 19 practices, the Williamsburg High School boys’ basketball team made its season debut Jan. 26. Hosting Juniata Valley, the Blue Pirates poured in 89 points, rolling to an 89-40 victory. WHS stormed out to a 31-11 lead after one quarter and...

 

West Branch Tops C-K

A rough first quarter against West Branch on Jan. 29 led to Claysburg-Kimmel suffering its third defeat in as many games in boys’ varsity basketball action. The Bulldogs fell behind 28-8 after the first eight minutes and were never able to catch...

 

CHS Wrestlers Fall to PV, BEA

The Central High School wrestling team suffered a 50-18 defeat at Penns Valley on Jan. 26. Dragon junior Jaxon Matthews won by injury default at 120 pounds. Seniors Ian Crouch and Tanner Hall won by decision at 126 and 189, respectively. Senior Ben...

 

Panthers Rally Past Rival Titans, 54-47

Berlin-Brothersvalley came to Northern Bedford as one of the favorites to win a Class 1A state title basketball. Although the game Panthers hung with the highly touted Mountaineers for nearly a half,...

 

Williamsburg Girls Rally Past J. Valley

The Williamsburg High School girls’ basketball team knocked off Juniata Valley for the first time in 10 years Jan. 25, winning 58-48. Down 24-23 at halftime, the Lady Pirates outscored Juniata Valley 35-24 in the second half. “To say the least, I...

 

C-K Routs Meyersdale

The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team improved to 3-0 with a 73-42 win at Meyersdale on Jan. 29. C-K led 18-11 after one quarter and stretched the lead to 39-20 at halftime. The Lady Bulldogs won the second-half scoring 34-22,...

 

CHS Earns First Victory

The Central High School girls’ basketball team slipped to 0-3 following a 59-31 home loss to Bedford on Jan. 26. Bedford (3-0) turned a 13-10 lead after one quarter into a 30-27 advantage at halftime. Bedford outscored the Lady Dragons in the...

 

NB Girls Fall to Host Lady Titans

Northern Bedford fell 55-29 to host Tussey Mountain in varsity girls’ basketball Jan. 28. The Panthers battled early and held a 9-9 tie late in the first quarter before the Titans went on a 9-0 spree to close the quarter. “We did some things...

 

NB Grapplers Handed Defeats by Valley, WB

The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team suffered a 27-24 setback at Juniata Valley on Jan. 26. Back-to-back pins by sophomore Drew Childers (138 pounds) and senior Tristin Pepple (145) gave the Panthers a 12-0 lead. Juniata Valley went ahead...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear January, Snowflakes made little tic-tic sounds as they glanced off my windbreaker jacket and my boots swished in the accumulating powdery whiteness, as I walked in the darkness of your last day....

 

C-K FBLA's Red Sand Project

Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America chapter and school resource officer Brittany Diehl recently teamed up to create awareness for the nationwide problem of human trafficking....

 

FarmLink Connects Those with Ag Land to Aspiring Farmers

There is a new program to help those who have farmland to lease or sell and are looking for someone to keep land in agricultural production. The program can also help those looking for land to start o...

 

– – Corrections – –

Correct Name of Nason Aux. Pres. Misinformation sent to the Morrisons Cove Herald incorrectly listed the first name of Judy Reffner, president of the Nason Auxiliary, in the Jan. 14 edition of the Herald that featured Palmer Skye Smouse as the first...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    February 4, 2021

Not Your Typical Church Lady

"Then the Lord said to him, 'What is that in your hand?' 'A staff,' he replied. The Lord said, 'Throw it on the ground.' Moses threw it on the ground and it became a snake, and he ran from it."...

 
 By James Wentz    News    February 4, 2021

Martinsburg's Frank Moore a Candidate For Penn State Hall of Fame

When Penn State-Altoona announced last year that it was establishing a new sports Hall of Fame, it piqued my interest. I became inspired to nominate Frank Moore of Martinsburg as a founding member of...

 

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS

Harlan and Rosene N. (Zimmerman) Huber of Schellsburg are the parents of a son, Carston Lester, who was born at 10:37 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6...

 

Storm Drops 9 Inches of Snow on the Cove

Crews were able to stay ahead of Sunday's snowfall, keeping roads clear like State Route 164 leading into Martinsburg Monday morning. The National Weather Service had issued a winter storm warning on...

 

The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE –As of 2/2/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,965 / 121 / 252.7 Blair: 8,212 / 256 / 210.1 Cambria: 8,313 / 364 / 279.6 Centre: 10,479 / 193 / 118.9 Clearfield: 4,404 / 100 / 126.2 Fulton: 599 / 13 / 89.5 Hunti...

 

Might As Well Be Comfortable

Bill Grubb clears the snow from the front of his home along Allegheny Street in Martinsburg late Monday morning protected from the elements with a plastic shield mounted to his snowblower. The storm...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    Life    February 4, 2021

Blair Co. Man Pens Book Celebrating Famous County Natives

A fascination with celebrity along with an appreciation for local history has led to an Altoona man to publishing his first book. "They Came from Blair County," authored by Blair County resident Eric...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Blair County Acting D.A. Announces Candidacy for Full Term

When Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio retired last April, First Assistant District Attorney Pete Weeks was named to replace him. Last Week, Weeks announced his intention to seek the...

 

Pa. Governor Says Stifling Minimum Wage 'Bad For Business'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Jan. 28 that stifling employee earnings to increase profits “is simply not good business.” Wolf’s comments came during a 40-minute news conference previewing his budget priorities. The governor said he wanted...

 

Online 'K' Registration Underway for Spring Cove School District

The Spring Cove School District has begun online registration for kindergarten classes for the 2021-22 school year. To be eligible to enter the kindergarten program, a child must be 5 or become 5 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2021. To complete...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    February 4, 2021

Martinsburg Woman Charged with Furnishing Alcohol, Tobacco to Minors

A Martinsburg woman who was charged last year with having a sexual relationship with an 18-year-old student while employed by the Spring Cove School District is now facing new, unrelated charges. Casey L. Naylor, 33, is facing misdemeanor charges of...

 

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