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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

 
 By KELLY BAKER    Faith    March 18, 2021

Blessings and Curses

In my last column, I touched on the importance of reading the Bible. There was a reason for that. Even though the Bible was written by many people a long, long time ago, it is still relevant today. It...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 18, 2021

Pa. Dept. of Human Services: Stimulus Package 'Going to be Huge' For Entitlement Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) said March 10 that the latest federal stimulus package will help it "prepare for life beyond the pandemic" in the face of rising costs. "This is...

 

Thought for the Week

Last week's parable dealt with Sowers – Seeds – Soils. It was told to help those who tell God's Story about how their message would be received. Today, we look at a parable to will help us...

 

Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP) Funding Available for PA Landowners

The USDA/NRCS in Pennsylvania has $300,000 in Healthy Forest Reserve Program (HFRP) funding available for permanent forest easements with habitat restoration. HFRP in Pennsylvania will be used to preserve and restore Indiana bat maternity colony and...

 

Rhoda A. (Wanca) Beach

Rhoda A. (Wanca) Beach, 84, of rural Roaring Spring, passed away, Friday afternoon, March 5, 2021, at The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born Feb. 22, 1937, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the...

 

Ray S. Musselman

Ray Samuel Musselman, 83, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly, Thursday afternoon, March 11, 2021, at his residence. He was born Oct. 8, 1937, in rural New Enterprise, son of the late Samuel and...

 

Patricia L. Showalter

Patricia L. Showalter, 79, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday morning at home after a brief battle with cancer. She was born Aug. 1, 1941, in East Freedom the daughter of the late Thomas Melvin...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 18, 2021

Pa Schools Offered Free Water Testing

Pennsylvania launched a statewide program March 15 that will offer free water tests at schools and day cares concerned about lead contamination. Gov. Tom Wolf said the $1.74 million federal grant program is a piece of his “Lead Free...

 
 By DAVE FIDLIN    News    March 18, 2021

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Aim to Dig Into Implications of Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf’s continued call to increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage was scrutinized at a recent budget hearing with the head of the state’s Independent Fiscal Office. Wolf’s proposal includes an instantaneous increase in the minimum wage,...

 

State Police Spring and Summer Youth Camps Canceled for Second Consecutive Year

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) announced March 12 the cancellation of upcoming youth camps due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The camps typically take place throughout Pennsylvania in the...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Opinion    March 18, 2021

Remembering Joan

Joan L (Replogle) Ritchey, 77, of Martinsburg formerly of Woodbury, passed Feb. 24, 2021 at Conemaugh Memorial Center. She was the daughter of Jesse L. and Sara Kathyrn (Honsaker) Replogle and...

 

WONDROUS REX By Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is a well-known author of timeless books written for young readers. She is the winner of many awards including the Newbery Medal for her book "Sarah, Plain and Tall," a well-known...

 

(Fifty-)Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve And The Constitutional Amendments For Change

We heard the message loud and clear: “Two weeks to flatten the curve.” Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf talked about how it was our civic duty to lock down and fight this virus to protect others. That “two weeks to flatten the curve” turned into six weeks,...

 

75 Years Ago

Herald of March 7, 1946 The Herald published two extra pages this week (a total of 10) to accommodate the heavy volume of public sale advertising. The Martinsburg Boosters entertained 97 area farmers at their annual Farmers Night banquet at the...

 

10 Years Ago

Herald of March 7, 2011 Today Marked the 75th anniversary of the St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936 that ravaged the Cove area. The Herald reported that property damage totaled thousands of dollars, industries were crippled, highways and railroad...

 

100 Years Ago

Herald of March 18, 1921 A group of businessmen and farmers from the Martinsburg and Roaring Spring area met to discuss how $80,000 could be raised to install an electric line from the Raystown WaterPower Co. To serve the Clover Creek Valley,...

 

25 Years Ago

Herald of March 14, 1996 Central High School senior wrestlers Shad Benton (152 pounds) and Larry Himes (189) both brought home bronze medals from the PIAA Championships at Hershey. Benton finished his career with a 130-11 record, while Himes...

 

125 Years Ago

Herald of March 19, 1896 Snow began falling at an early hour on March 15 and continued to fall for 36 hours. About 18 inches fell, but the settling and thawing reduced that to about a foot. A remarkable thing was that the railroad lines were not...

 

50 Years Ago

Herald of March 18, 1971 Nevin L. Albright of Roaring Spring was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Spring Cove School Board, which was created by the resignation of J. Calvin Lang in February. The board’s salary negotiations with the district’s...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Dry Conditions Spark Multiple Area Brushfires

The beginning of the spring season also marks an increase in outdoor burning as people get outside to clean up debris the winter has left in their yards and fields. But with the increase in outdoor...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Two Events to Benefit Mill Employees

With employees at Appvion’s Spring Mill plant in their final weeks of employment, the Cove community continues to step up to offer aid to the soon-to-be-displaced workers. The Albright Church of the Brethren in Roaring Spring is planning a...

 

Cove to Get COVID-19 Test Site March 23-27

The Department of Health announced March that a drive-through and indoor walk-in COVID-19 testing site will open in Morrisons Cove. From March 23 through March 27, a COVID-19 testing site will operate at Morrison Cove Memorial Park, 201 South Walnut...

 

CORRECTION

CORRECTION In the sixth paragraph of the article on the Appvion Spring Mill (print edition, Page A-1) in the March 11, 2021, edition of the Herald, the lender group which bought Appvion in 2018 was incorrectly identified. The lender group’s name...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    March 18, 2021

Spring Cove In Process of Having Staff Vaccinated

The regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District was held at 7 p.m. on Monday, March 15 in the Administration Office Board Room with visitors participating virtually. Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Accused Of Stealing Grant Money

The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Department in Hollidaysburg is facing federal charges alleging he stole more than $57,000 in federally funded grant money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). According to the indictment filed...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 18, 2021

Woodbury Considers Hanging Christmas Lights

The Woodbury Borough Council met for its regular session on March 1, 2021, at the Woodbury Community Center at 7 p.m. All members were present. President Kristi Oberman opened the meeting with the pledge of allegiance to the flag. Expenditures were r...

 

Grant Funding Available to Help Rural Fire Companies Fight Wild Fires

The Wolf Administration on March 15 announced that funding is available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protection from wildfires. Local firefighting forces in rural areas or communities with fewer than 10,000 residents qualify...

 

Gov. Wolf Commits to Phasing Out Gas Tax

Governor Tom Wolf on March 12 reiterated his commitment to phase out Pennsylvania's gas tax, which his administration says is becoming an "unreliable source" for funding Pennsylvania's transportation...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    March 18, 2021

Police Warn Public to be Alert for Scammers

North Woodbury Township Police Chief Dave Rosamilia and Blair County Sheriff James Ott have teamed up with a series of radio ads to warn residents to be on alert for scammers. “Citizens across the United States are being defrauded of their life...

 

State Senators Renew Push To Regulate 'Ghost Guns' In the State

Following the arrest of four Philadelphia men selling “ghost guns,” state Senators Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia/Montgomery) and Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny) reintroduced two pieces of legislation pushing to regulate undetectable and 3D-printed...

 

PennDOT to Show Plans For Greenfield Twp. Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will conduct a virtual plans display to inform the public of the proposed superstructure replacement on Blair County Bridge 70 and Blair County Bridge 82. Bridge 70 carries County Road 101 over...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    March 18, 2021

Greenfield Looks to Dispose of Records in Accordance with Manual

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on March 2. Supervisors passed a resolution to “dispose of municipal records in accordance with the schedule and procedures of the municipal records manual,” including...

 

R.S. Woman Charged with DUI and Fleeing After Altoona Incident

Criminal charges have been filed before District Judge Benjamin Jones against Paula Jeanne Johnson, 49, of Roaring Spring. According to the office of Blair County Sheriff James E. Ott, Johnson was charged with Driving Under the Influence (Drug...

 

Pa. Announces Revised COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy

Pa. Governor Tom Wolf and members of the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force on March 12 announced another effort to complete COVID Phase 1A vaccinations first, set up mass vaccination clinics with regionally supplied plans to inform allocations, and...

 
 By Stacy Hoover    News    March 18, 2021

Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Gives Restaurants a Boost

As COVID-19 cases have declined and vaccination rates are climbing, Pa. Governor Tom Wolf on March 15 announced the lifting of some targeted restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, as well as increased gathering limits. Effective April 4:...

 

Morrisons Cove Abrirá Sitio de Pruebas Para COVID-19 en Rotación

El Departamento de la Salud anunció en marzo que abrirá un sitio de pruebas para COVID-19 en Morrisons Cove con servicio de ventanilla. Tendrá también un sitio adentro de pruebas sin cita. Desde el 23 de marzo hasta el 27, un sitio de pruebas...

 

PA Anuncia Estrategia Revisada Para Distribuir la Vacuna Para COVID-19

El Gobernador de Pensilvania, Tom Wolf, y miembros del Cuerpo Especial para la Vacuna para COVID-19, anunciaron el 12 de marzo otro esfuerzo para terminar la Fase 1A de la vacunación primero, crear clínicas para vacunación en masa con...

 

Williamsburg in District 6 1A Championship Came

Williamsburg competed in the District 6 1A championship game against Bishop Carroll on Tuesday, March 9, at Hollidaysburg. Williamsburg lost 61-43....

 

– The Herald's Local Sports Roundup –

Note regarding sports: Please be patient with the Herald as we seek a new sports editor. Longtime Herald Sports Editor Brian Hess moved on to another job in early March. We are working to find his replacement, but it will take a while because we...

 

The Herald Sports Pages Look Different This Week. Here's Why.

The Herald’s sports pages look different this week. The main reason is that long-time Editor Brian Hess has moved on to a new position outside of the Herald. Brian had been employed at the Herald since 1999 and he did a lot of good work while he...

 

Deer Dispersal Doesn't Affect Survival Rate, Study Finds

Juvenile white-tailed deer that strike out to find new home ranges — despite facing more risks — survive at about the same rate as those that stay home, according to a team of researchers who conducted the first mortality study of male and...

 

'Wildlife on Wifi' Virtual Wildlife Education Program Wins Award

The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s virtual wildlife education program, Wildlife on WiFi (WoW), has been named the recipient of the 2021 Outstanding Environmental Education Program Award by the Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators...

 
 By Richard Tate    Sports    March 18, 2021

Not the Greatest Turkey Gun

I have occasionally been asked why I do not write columns about guns. I guess I should be embarrassed when I reply, "I am not a real 'gun nut.' I possess only the ones I hunt with. Anyhow, the...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Was it a dream? Was it me in the raspberry patch, cutting off old canes and uprooting chickweed as bluebirds warbled excitedly about the sunny skies? Was is it actually true, those robin songs in the...

 

Memorial Park Adding Recreation Options

Matt Peachey, a foreman with Belleville-based Peachey's Poured Walls, Inc., finishes the concrete walls of a new playground area at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Monday morning. The new area will be...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    March 18, 2021

Southern Cove Power Reunion Plans Spring Events; Fundraisers

The Southern Cove Power Reunion held a meeting on March 4 at 6 p.m. for the directors and a second meeting at 7 p.m. for the members. The club grounds are located one mile west of New Enterprise at 145 Cave Road. The group’s phone number is (814)...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    March 18, 2021

Blessings and Curses

In my last column, I touched on the importance of reading the Bible. There was a reason for that. Even though the Bible was written by many people a long, long time ago, it is still relevant today. It...

 

Weeds

Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 13:24-30 St. Matthew 13:36-43 St. John 5:19-23 St. John 5:24-30 St. John 5:31-47 St. John 8:42-47 Revelation 20:11-15 Last week's parable dealt with Sowers – Seeds...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    March 18, 2021

Pa. Dept. of Human Services: Stimulus Package 'Going to be Huge' For Entitlement Programs

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) said March 10 that the latest federal stimulus package will help it "prepare for life beyond the pandemic" in the face of rising costs. "This is...

 

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