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Park Board Hears Ideas for Revised 'J4' Celebration

The Board of Directors of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park held a public meeting March 4 to discuss the 2019 Fourth of July celebration. Bartlebaugh Amusements of Madisonburg, which has been offering concessions and rides at the park for more than 50...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 7, 2019

Proposed Minimum Wage Hike Causes Cove Concern

According to the United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Statistics, there are 3,415,000 hourly paid workers in Pennsylvania. Of those, 43,000 earned the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    March 7, 2019

Pa. Min. Wage: Living Pay or Starting Pay?

By DAVE FIDLIN Watchdog.org Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to more than double the commonwealth’s minimum wage by 2025 dominated a Feb. 27 hearing between the House Appropriations Committee and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED...

 

Ducks Enjoy Frigid Conditions

A new layer of snow didn't ruin the ducks' swim party at Henry's Pond in Martinsburg on March 4. The two ducks in the foreground got out of the water and made their way to "talk" to the photographer....

 

ELIZABETH E. 'LIZ' BRUMBAUGH

Elizabeth E. "Liz" Brumbaugh, 98, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away on Monday morning, March 4, 2019, at Homewood. Friends will be received from 2 to 4...

 

TIMOTHY L. MAPES

Timothy L. Mapes, 79, of Roaring Spring, died unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, Feb. 27, 2019. A funeral was held on Saturday, March 2, at Faith Assembly of God, Roaring Spring. Dr. David Crumrine...

 

State Lawmakers to Co-Chair Pennsylvania Rare Disease Caucus

In honor of National Rare Disease Day on Feb. 28, State Reps. Marcy Toepel (R-Montgomery) and Mark Longietti (D-Mercer), as well as State Sens. Judy Ward (R-Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon) and John Blake (D-Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monro...

 

M-burg Council to Set Up Civil Service Commission

Martinsburg Borough Council took a huge step forward on Monday, March 4, toward hiring a future third full-time police officer. During its regular scheduled meeting, council unanimously voted to assem...

 
 By BLAIR M. BICE    News    March 7, 2019

Flotsam & Jetsam – Remember April 28, 1928?

Editor's Note: The following column was brought into the Herald by a long-time subscriber. She thought that Herald readers might enjoy this column from the Herald's past written by Blair M. Bice. On...

 

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, March 10

It's almost time to spring forward. Daylight saving time 2019 will begin at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 10, meaning you'll set your clock to 3 a.m. at that point. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour later on March 10 than the day...

 

MUNICIPAL

DUI Chris Bowers, 47, of Martinsburg, was charged by State Police, Bedford, with driving under the influence of alcohol on Feb. 12. Police were dispatched to a report of a disabled motorist on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 7, 2019

Martinsburg Nurse Facing Charges for Stealing Morphine

A registered nurse is facing charges for stealing medication from the nursing home she was employed at. Nichole S. Soyster, 46, of Martinsburg, turned herself in to Altoona police on Tuesday, Feb. 26, after an investigation by police and the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 7, 2019

State Supreme Court Denies Williamsburg Man's Appeal

A former Williamsburg man, convicted in 2008 of the sexual assault of a 6-year-old in the Williamsburg area, had his request for an appeal to be heard by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court denied. Court records show that in 1998, Howard Scott Allison,...

 

ACM Bedford County Hosts Financial Aid Day

Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, located at 18 N. River Lane in Everett, will host a Financial Aid Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 19. Financial Aid Days offer new and current students and their parents one-on-one...

 

Bocce Champions

Central High School's Unified Bocce team won the Special Olympics Blair County Unified Bocce Indoor Championship. The Dragons defeated Hollidaysburg in the finals. Team members are (from left): Front...

 

Bush, Jeffries Swim to States

Central High School swimmers Christopher Bush (left) and Jackson Jeffries recently competed in the District 6 Class 2A Swimming Championships at Penn State. Bush swam the 200-yard individual medley...

 

NBC's Mowry Seeks Medal at Hershey

Northern Bedford High school senior Austin Mowry will be looking to bring home a medal from the PIAA Wrestling Championships, which will get underway today, March 7, at the Giant Center in Hershey, and run through Saturday. Mowry (28-7) will compete...

 

Curve Release 2019 Promotional Schedule

The Altoona Curve announced their complete 2019 promotional schedule for the team's 21st season on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 26, at Peoples Natural Gas Field. This season will feature unique giveaways,...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    Sports    March 7, 2019

The Sportsman's Corner – PGC Ignores Stakeholders

As it has consistently done for at least 20 years, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) continues to ignore the wishes of its stakeholders, Pennsylvania's hunters. In our area, the recent sneaky...

 

CWD Management to Expand

A captive deer that has tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) will require Disease Management Area 3 (DMA 3) to expand into Pennsylvania’s elk range. The exact adjusted boundary of DMA 3 and all other DMAs that could expand due to...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Since winter still has a tight grip on us, we keep seeking warmth to chase away the chills that would plague us. My husband faithfully feeds our hungry woodstove which keeps the cold at bay and sometimes the oil furnace blows hot air up from the...

 

Northern Bedford to Welcome 'Charlie Brown' March 14-16

Good grief! Guess who's coming to Northern Bedford? Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang. The Northern Bedford County High School Music Department will present its 2018-19 spring production with t...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Opinion    March 7, 2019

Not Your Typical Church Lady – The Unopened Box

"Your word is a lam to my feet and a light for my path." ~Genesis 33:4 (NIV) Once upon a time, when we were first married, the house we rented needed a new antenna. Let me pause here and explain what...

 

Thought for the Week – What Was To Be Gained

Paul and Barnabas and later Paul and Silas are what we might call "Traveling Evangelists." As such their primary function was to give out the "Good News of the Gospel." Reactions to their wonderful...

 

Scout Sunday at Roaring Spring Church

Scout Sunday was celebrated on Feb. 4 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Roaring Spring. Members of Boy Scout Troop and Pack 57 participated by greeting and handing out bulletins. Older Scouts...

 

Genealogical Society Sets Meeting

The Blair County Genealogical Society will hold the Society’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, Hollidaysburg. The guest speakers will be Carol Adams and Margaret Skrivseth. The title of their...

 

Rotary WHS 'Students of Month' Named

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for January through March. Autumn Corrigan was January's "Student of the Month." She is the daughter of Kenneth and...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    March 7, 2019

WHS Says Goodbye To 20-Year Teacher

The resignation letter of secondary social studies teacher Richard Baronner was accepted during the Feb. 26 meeting of the Williamsburg Community School Board. Baronner, who had 20 years with the district, was commended on his service by several...

 

Frontier Patriots to Meet March 16

The quarterly meeting of the frontier Patriots Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will be held at noon Saturday, March 16, at the U.S. Hotel, 401 S. Juniata St., Hollidaysburg. Frontier Patriots Chapter includes the counties of Blair,...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

I often get the remark when I go out to events and such, "wow, you must really love to cook!" The simple fact is, that I do. Cooking is such a special event and there are so many memories to be made around the kitchen counter, the stove and the...

 

C-K OM Teams Advance to States

Claysburg-Kimmel competed in the West Central Pennsylvania Odyssey of the Mind tournament held on Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Patrick Catholic School, Newry. C-K's fourth grade division one team took...

 

Exercise Caution to Prevent Wildfires

On Monday, March 4, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn called upon Pennsylvania residents to exercise wildfire prevention vigilance throughout a three-month period when major fires are most likely across the s...

 

New Livestream Tracks Snow-Goose Migration

Interested in how many snow geese are stopping over at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area? See for yourself. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has launched a new livestream that gives a real-time look at what’s happening off Willow Point, a...

 

Central Names Rotary 'Student of the Month'

Central High School senior Marissa Kagarise has been named the Rotary "Student of the Month" for March. She is the daughter of Mark and Melissa Kagarise. Marissa's school activities include National...

 

Question-and-Answer Form for Commissioners Set for March 11

The Blair County Republican Women will host a question-and-answer forum for Republican candidates for Blair County commissioner on Monday, March 11, at Prime Sirloin Buffet in Duncansville. Attendees should arrive at 5:30 for the dinner social hour....

 

Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

When small libraries, such as those here in the Cove, purchase books we try to make good use of limited funds. We purchase new offerings by favorite authors, keep in mind the genres that our patrons...

 

The Nonfiction Section

We all start out in this world as innocents. From birth and infancy through childhood and, for some, even into young adulthood, we are bathed in happiness. We know that most disappointments are...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: The safety argument for speed cameras has been debunked. Studies have shown speed camera areas having an increase in crashes or the cameras had no effect. In the U.K., a substantial increase in crashes was seen due to panic braking....

 

Ink Splatters

I finally gave up and submitted to jury duty. I was assigned, and attended, on Monday, March 4. It was less painful than I feared. Blair County Judge Daniel J. Milliron kept things moving. He tolerated only minimal delays from attorneys and defendant...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: As an “older” person in my 60s, I tend to look back at the way things used to be, often perplexed at how we got to where we are now. There has always been crime, sin, jealousy, greed and corruption since the beginning of time, but...

 

Letter to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to commend Chelsey Rhodes and David Ross Jr. on an outstanding junior high basketball season for the Williamsburg Junior High Lady Pirates’ seventh- and eighth-grade girls'. The girls did a super job against larger...

 

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