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Update on Covid-19, Coronavirus: State's actions affecting the Cove

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday, March 16, ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses statewide as the Keystone State attempts to rein in the coronavirus pandemic's spread. "This isn't a decision that I take lightly at all. It's one...

 

NOTICE: The Herald office is closed to walk-in business until further notice

Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced that the Herald office is closed to walk-in business. On orders from the governor, the Herald is closing its office at 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg, to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While...

 

Coronavirus: It's Not About You

It's impossible to get away from news about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 these days. But strangely enough as we are immersed in information, reliable information is still hard to find. For example, some information is circulating on social media...

 

Send your cancelations to us

Send notice of any cancelation of any local event to the Herald at [email protected] or fax it to 793-4882. We will be publishing a running list of cancelations on this website. A subscription to the Herald will not be required to access the...

 

Gov. Wolf Announces Closures of Pennsylvania Schools

Today, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that all K-12 Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective Monday, March 16. The administration has been working with school districts as well as...

 

Homewood Cancels Support Groups and Events

All support groups and events open to the public, traditionally held on Homewood at Martinsburg’s campus, will be cancelled until further notice due to ongoing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. Homewood officials said they...

 

Conemaugh Nason: No Cases of Virus at This Time

Officials at Conemaugh Bason Medical Center in Roaring Spring are reporting that there are no cases of coronavirus at this time. According to Heidi Kreider, business development and volunteer/community relations at Conemaugh Nason, the hospital is...

 

Symptoms of COVID-19

The Pennsylvania Department of Health said symptoms of the COVID-19 can include fever, cough and shortness of breath. The symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure...

 

Gregory's Farmers Breakfast Postponed

Because of concerns about COVD-19, commonly called coronavirus, State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has postponed a farmers breakfast planned for Friday, March 20, at The Bistro in Martinsburg. State and federal health officials have issued guidance...

 

Martinsburg Library Closed Through March 29

The Martinsburg Community Library has annonced that it is now closed though Sunday, March 29....

 

Altoona Curve Suspends Access to Peoples Natural Gas Field

Due to health concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19) and statements made by Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball concerning the start of the 2020 season, the Altoona Curve are suspending access to Peoples Natural Gas Field until further...

 

Roaring Spring Council Plans Police Camera Research; Approves Brew Pub

Roaring Spring Borough Council at its regular meeting Monday, March 9, gave conditional approval to plans for a brew pub downtown. Council also ordered police Chief Greg Wyandt to research the costs of police body and cruiser cameras and report to...

 

North Woodbury Township Hires First Police Chief

At the North Woodbury supervisors' meeting on March 5, Dave Rosamilia was installed as full-time chief of police for the township Blair County Sheriff James Ott was present for the ceremony. Chief...

 

Bedford County Commissioners Seeking Public's Suggestions

The Bedford County commissioners have announced a town hall on March 31 to hear from constituents. The town hall will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyndman Volunteer Fire Company, 3912 Center Street, Hyndman. Sheriff Wayne Emerick will be the guest...

 
 By RICHARD TATE    News    March 12, 2020

Hunters Say Culling Herd Not the Answer to CWD Problem

An informational meeting concerning Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was held on Saturday, March 7, at the Freedom Township Fire Hall with approximately 150 sportsmen in attendance. State Rep. Jim Gregor...

 

Public Notices

Estate Notice Letters have been granted on the Estate of the following decedent to the representatives named who request all persons having claims against the Estate of the decedent to make known the same to them or their attorney, and all persons...

 

The Starless Sea By Erin Morgenstern

"A boy at the beginning of the story has no way of knowing that the story has begun." From New York Times bestselling author Erin Morgenstern comes a timeless tale. A love story, a fairy tale, an...

 

These Issues Demand That America Awaken And Repent

I must take issue with some of the statements made in Paul Politis’ letter to the editor (Herald of Feb. 27, 2020). First of all, the statement that “virtually every impartial legal scholar concluded that the president was guilty and the...

 

Farmers Open Drifted Roads

Herald of March 7, 1895 Farmers in the Mount Etna area were opening the roads themselves because the road supervisors had done nothing since the roads drifted shut early in the winter. The farmers were trying to keep travel off of their fields....

 

Librarian Honored

Herald of March 12, 1970 Mrs. Luella Bice was honored by members of the Martinsburg Community Library Board. She recently completed 22 years of service as head librarian of that institution having served in that capacity since the local library was...

 

$1 Million for County Roads

Herald of March 12, 1920 The sum of $210 was paid out by the state during February as bounties on noxious animals caught withing the confines of the county. Eighty weasles were caught, together with 19 foxes of the gray variety, and five of the red...

 

Going, Going Gone!!

Herald of March 9, 1995 The smokestack at the Pennsylvania Electric Company’s generating station in Williamsburg, a landmark in the community for 20 years, was demolished on Friday, March 3. The Central High School boys’ and girls’ basketball...

 

Safe Kite Flying

Herald of March 15, 1945 Mr. and Mrs. Reuben S. Kensinger of Fredericksburg have two sons in the fighting forces in Europe. Pfc. Paul O. Kensinger arrived in England the middle of last month and intimated that he would likely be sent to the fighting...

 

Dodson Takes First Place

Herald of March 11, 2010 Northern Bedford school directors approved an architectural contract Tuesday with Burt Hill, the State College firm selected to conduct a feasibility study for renovations to the high school. Central High School’s Mock...

 

DEATH RECORD

DELONG – Kenneth E., 79, Roaring Spring DILLING – Betty L., 83, rural Williamsburg FREDERICK – E. Louise, 89, rural Martinsburg SMITH – Justine R., 33, Charleston, S.C., formerly of Hollidaysburg WAGNER – Regis O., 82, M...

 

KENNETH E. DELONG

Kenneth E. DeLong, 79, of Roaring Spring, passed away on Sunday, March 1, 2020. At the request of the deceased, there was no visitation or funeral. Kenneth was born on Nov. 16, 1940, in Loganton, Clinton County, a son of Jack and Sara DeLong of...

 

BETTY L. DILLING

Betty L. Dilling, 83, of rural Williamsburg, passed away on Sunday morning, March 8, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral was held on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at Fairview Church of the Brethren, rural...

 

E. LOUISE FREDERICK

E. Lou-ise Frederick, 89, of rural Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday morning, March 5, 2020. A funeral was held on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church,...

 

DEATH NOTICE

Justine R. Smith, 33, of Charleston, S.C., formerly of Hollidaysburg, entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, March 03, 2020, surrounded by her family. She was born on Oct. 28, 1986, in Altoona, daughter of Rick and Bonnie (Kyler) Wareham. She married...

 

REGIS O. WAGNER

Regis O. Wagner, 82, of Martinsburg, passed away on Thursday morning, March 5, 2020, at his residence. A funeral was held on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at St. John's United Church of Christ, Martinsburg....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 12, 2020

S. Woodbury Recognizes Secretary/Treasurer

South Woodbury Township supervisors recognized Genevieve Zebroski, full-time secretary and treasurer for the township, during the March 3 meeting. Zebroski has served full time with the township since...

 

Servello Joins Nason OB-GYN

Christy Servello, PA-C, recently joined the practice at Nason OB-GYN. She is a graduate of Saint Francis University, Loretto, with a Bachelor of Science degree, physician assistant. Servello has more...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 12, 2020

State Officials Aim To Quell Election Day Concerns Ahead Of Pa. Primary

Pennsylvania State Department officials assured lawmakers that errors and delays will not plague the upcoming April 28 primary, despite the ongoing implementation of sweeping voting reforms enacted last year. “We will be ready,” Secretary of Stat...

 

Slow Start Hurts Blue Pirates

A 13-point first-quarter deficit proved to be too much to overcome for the Williamsburg High School boys' basketball team on Friday, March 6. Up against District 9 runner-up Cameron County in the...

 

Wrestlers Compete at Hershey

Three Morrisons Cove-area wrestlers competed at the PIAA Class 2A Championships that were held March 5-7 at Hershey's Giant Center. Northern Bedford's Colby Imler and Ian Sherlock competed in the...

 

Preparations for Opener

Central High School's Jonah Snowberger (left) and Tyler Oakes prepare for the next drill during practice on Tuesday afternoon, March 10. The team is in its second week or practice preparing for its...

 

Dragon Wrestlers Compete at Sectionals

On Feb. 17 members of the Spring Cove Elementary team competed at the Area 2 section 4 qualifier for the Pennsylvania Junior Wrestling (PJW) Championship. The top two in each age group and weight...

 

Swimmers Compete in Ohio

Four Cove-area swimmers participate on a competitive swim team at the Blair Regional YMCA, Hollidaysburg. Pictured are (from left): Front row: Jayse Snively, Alexys Tomlinson and Leah Shackley. Back...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Last deer season, sportsmen and non-sportsmen alike were horrified by a video that appeared on social media showing two young men brutalizing a whitetail buck they had wounded. These 18- and...

 

Special Section on March 19

The Herald’s annual Spring Sports Preview section will appear in the March 19 edition. The special section will feature previews, photos and schedules for the four Cove-area high schools: Central, Claysburg-Kimmel, Northern Bedford and...

 

PGC Ex. Director Presents Report

On March 3, Game Commission Executive Director Bryan Burhans gave the House Game and Fisheries Committee a presentation on the Commission’s 2019 Annual Report highlighting, among other things, that the biggest threat wildlife continues to face is...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"Little crocus blooming there What a precious beauty fair, Head held high – so brave are you Hoping spring shall soon shine through, Treasured beauty – in the sod Surely from the heart of God."...

 

The Herald Announces Changes to the Cove Calendar

Publisher Allan J. Bassler has announced changes to the Cove Calendar, Williamsburg Calendar and the creation of a Faith Calendar. “These changes are intended to provide the community with more accurate information about Cove events,” Bassler...

 

Lines by Lee

Lately I have been thinking about numbers. I doubt that Numbers is your favorite book of the Bible. It does, however, contain some interesting digits and stories. There were 603,550 Israelite men...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 25:13-22 Acts 25:23-27 Acts 26:1-8 Acts 26:9-11 Acts 26:12-18 Acts 26:19-23 St. John 9:1-7 & 35-41 Governor Festus has invited King Herod Agrippa and Bernice to examine...

 

Martinsburg Grace Brethren to Premier Easter Musical April 3-4

The Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church will premiere the musical “Don’t Miss the Grace of God,” written by local musician Ellen M. Stuckey, at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and Saturday, April 4, at the church, located at 300 S. Mulberry St.,...

 

Sweet Chocolate a Hallmark of Easter

Few people would not enjoy finding carefully crafted chocolate confections in an Easter basket. As revered as hidden eggs are on Easter, chocolate and other candies nestled in a bed of green plastic grass often call out like a siren’s song. Many...

 

Rotary Club Names Speech Contest Winners

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of its 2020 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at Northern Bedford High School. Eight contestants representing Central...

 

Healthy Individuals Urged to Give Blood

The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets to help maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019, or...

 

Keyser Inducted Into Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Megan Keyser of New Enterprise was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Keyser was initiated at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Keyser is amo...

 

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