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  • Claysburg Names 2022 Hall of Fame Inductees

    Feb 24, 2022

    The Claysburg Area Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the induction of its eighth class on Saturday, April 2, 2022, at the Claysburg-Kimmel High School Auditorium. The ceremony begins at 3 p.m. with a reception following. The public is invited. There is no fee and advance tickets are not needed. Dress is business casual. This event is jointly sponsored by Claysburg P.A.S.T. and the Claysburg Rotary Club. The program will include the presentation of Hall of Fame Members with a reception immediately following the presentation with light...

  • Newcomers to the Cove: Cove Names

    JOSEPH WALK, For the Herald|Feb 24, 2022

    Nancy and I camped at Shawnee State Park one week this fall and chatted with “neighbor” campers about the local area. The conversation turned to Everett because one of the campers was from there. I asked how the town got its name. The resident didn’t know. In fact, she didn’t know it was once called Bloody Run, after a battle between Native Americans and early settlers. We had a second, similar conversation with another Everett resident on another occasion. Again, he didn’t know that the name changed from Bloody Run to Everett. So I...

  • Herald Looking for 'Cream of the Cove Crop'

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|Feb 24, 2022

    When you think of the quiet heroes of the Cove, who comes to mind? Is it a neighbor who cares for their community? A child who has left the Cove to do amazing work? A school teacher who goes above and beyond for students? A farmer who does things in a different way? Is it yourself? The Herald often hears that readers would like to see more personality profiles. We would love to feature people in the Cove who deserve the spotlight but who don’t seek it. Oftentimes, the people who do the most aren’t widely known, so we need our readers...

  • Firehall to Have Open House This Saturday

    Feb 24, 2022

    After the ribbon cutting on Martinsburg Fire Company’s new addition on Feb. 26, there will be an open house. The addition added three truck bays, a chief’s office and a lounge area. The ribbon cutting will take place at noon, with the open house following....

  • Martinsburg Library Installs Coffee Bar

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|Feb 24, 2022

    After years of discussion, Martinsburg Community Library has installed a coffee bar. "Board members have wanted one, but we were waiting for the right time to purchase it," said Director Danette Feathers. The library set up a card table for now, but Feathers said they hope to add an area rug and comfortable couch or chairs. The coffee bar has coffee (regular and decaf), tea and hot chocolate. Everything is $1. "We say proceeds benefit the library, but we're mostly just hoping the coffee bar...

  • Gregory to Host Concealed-Carry Seminar at Park

    Feb 24, 2022

    Space remains for those who are interested in Rep. Jim Gregory’s (R-Blair) free seminar Thursday, Feb. 24. This seminar is for those who want to learn more about Pennsylvania’s concealed-carry permitting process and firearms laws. The event will be held 6-8 p.m. at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, 201 S. Walnut St., Martinsburg. RSVPs are required, as capacity is limited. “I’m a strong supporter of the Second Amendment and want to support Blair County residents interested in responsible, legal ownership of firearms,” Gregory said....

  • Presidents Day at the Park

    Feb 24, 2022

    Lucas Kagarise, 7, of Hopewell enjoyed part of his day off from school exploring the Morrisons Cove Memorial Park playground equipment. School was out on Monday for Presidents Day, and temperatures made their way into the 60s....

  • Shuttered Claysburg Plant To See New Life After Three Years

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Feb 24, 2022

    A Claysburg manufacturing facility that had been dormant for more than three years will soon see new life, and new employment, thanks to a Bedford County manufacturer of construction machinery. Rockland Manufacturing announced last week that it has purchased the former Harbison Walker plant at 2926 Quarry Road in Greenfield Township. Rockland holds over 40 patents and offers more than 200 products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and construction machinery dealers worldwide. Rockland designed and built the first wheel loader rock...

  • Taylor Twp. Supervisor Facing Sexual Assault-Related Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Feb 24, 2022

    Editor’s Note: The following story contains details of alleged sexual assault that some readers might find disturbing. The Herald strongly urges reader discretion. A Taylor Township supervisor is facing multiple felony and misdemeanor charges by two area police departments after two women alleged that he groped them and pressured them for sex. William H. Replogle, 79, was arrested Friday, Feb. 18 and charged by Martinsburg police with two felony counts of indecent assault and misdemeanor counts of indecent assault, simple assault and indecent...