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  • Ralph G. Summers

    Apr 1, 2021

    Ralph G. Summers, 80, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday, March 24, 2021, at UPMC-Altoona. He was born May 21, 1940, in Martinsburg, son of the late Melvin and Kathryn (Grabill) Summers. He married Arlene Eckard July 30, 1960, in Oakland, Md. He is survived by his wife; a daughter Tammy Donivan (Douglas) of Roanoke, Va.; three sons: Ralph H. (Lena) of Huntingdon, Stephen (Nicole) of Seattle, Wash. and Jonathan (Kiera) of Kittanning; seven grandchildren: Dennis, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Evalyn, Annette, Sarah and Sierra; three...

  • Earl J. "Jack" Showalter

    Apr 1, 2021

    Earl J. “Jack” Showalter, 94, of Martinsburg, passed away, Thursday afternoon, March 25, 2021, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born March 15, 1927, in Duncansville, son of the late Adam and Nellie J. (Ramey) Showalter. He is survived by a special friend of 20 years, Lorraine Earon of Martinsburg; two daughters: Karen L. Bagnell (Charles) of Millville, Del., Lynn A. Brehler (Ken) of Traverse City, Mich.; a son Paul A. Showalter (Suzanne) of Troy, Mich.; five grandchildren; and three ste...

  • Alice F. Grannas

    Apr 1, 2021

    Alice F. Grannas, 76, of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Monday morning, March 29, 2021, at the home where she was born and lived in Williamsburg. She was born Aug. 7, 1944, daughter of the late Wesley B. and Grace A. (Gorman) Himes. She married Kenneth W. Grannas Aug. 27, 1966, in Williamsport. She is survived by her beloved husband of 54 years; two daughters: Christine Grannas of Haymarket, Va. and Amanda M. Grannas of Norristown; and a sister in-law, Carol Himes of Williamsburg. She was...

  • Charlotte A. Fonner

    Apr 1, 2021

    Charlotte A. "Doey" Fonner, 84, of Roaring Spring peacefully went into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Saturday morning, March 20, 2021, at her home. She was born on May 29, 1936, daughter of the late Charles and Nellie (Umbower) Noland. She married Calvin Blain Fonner June 16, 1957, in Williamsburg. He preceded her in death July 28, 1968. She is survived by two children: a son Blain (Wendy) Fonner of Huntingdon and a daughter Celeste (Greg) Ritchey of Roaring Spring;...

  • Emergency Constitutional Amendment For Sexual Abuse Survivors Blocked In Pennsylvania

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Apr 1, 2021

    The effort to extend the litigation window for survivors of child sexual abuse suffered a blow this week after lawmakers blocked an emergency constitutional amendment necessary to get the measure on the ballot in May. Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward, R-Greensburg, said Monday her caucus concluded that elevating the amendment to emergency status – an option only used sparingly in the past to address problems arising from natural disasters – obfuscates the issue from public review and leaves it vulnerable to legal challenges that could fur...

  • Pa. Restaurants to See Reprieve From Restrictions Soon

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Apr 1, 2021

    Bars and restaurants across Pennsylvania will soon see a reprieve from pandemic operating limitations. Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement March 15 that state-certified establishments may raise their occupancy to 75 percent and resume bar service without food requirements as of April 4. Non-certified establishments can operate at 50 percent capacity, and the curfew for removing drinks from tables will also be lifted. “Pennsylvanians have stepped up and done their part to help curb the spread of COVID-19,” Gov. Wolf said. “Our case counts conti...

  • Other Voices

    CHRIS MOORE, For the Bay Journal News Service|Apr 1, 2021

    It’s hard to find a Chesapeake Bay watershed resident whose eyes don’t light up at the mention of striped bass –though some won’t know what you mean unless you call them by their “proper” Chesapeake name, rockfish. For many of us, striped bass are a big reason we fell in love with the bay and being on the water in the first place. But whether you love them for their fight, eating, or their critical place as an apex predator in the ecosystem, we can all agree that the bay would be greatly dim...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Apr 1, 2021

    The only thing more interesting than a well-written story based on historical fact is a well-written story based on little-known and nearly forgotten fact. “Band of Sisters” is such a story. Lauren Willig, best-selling writer of historical novels, happened upon the plot of this true and heroic tale whilst conducting research for another novel. She immediately dropped her pursuit of that endeavor in exchange for a richer one: a study of the brave Smith College women who had gone to war in 191...

  • Other Voices

    DAVID M. SANKO, Executive Director Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors|Apr 1, 2021

    Pennsylvania, like many other states, has a digital divide that separates the haves from the have-nots. And at no other time has this divide seemed wider than in the last year when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the demand for internet service into sharp focus. From students trying to do their lessons remotely to small businesses trying to survive and residents depending on telemedicine while confined to their homes, the lack of broadband service is holding people back all over Pennsylvania, but especially in less populated communities. The...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of April 2, 1896 John S. Bonebreak graduated third in a class of 80 students at the Western Pennsylvania Medical College in Pittsburgh. He was to appear before the state medical board for examination, after which he planned to settle down for practice in Martinsburg. Thomas Maddocks resigned as the Hagey foreman at Henrietta and was replaced by Elmer Burget. Mr. Maddocks was selling silverware. The four-page Herald was published on pink paper in payment of a bet made years before between Dr. William Spanogle, who wrote for the paper...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of April 1, 1971 L.C. “Red” Metzler and his son Don purchased the Martinsburg Auto Sales property on South Market Street from Frank Nicodemus. The new business was to be known as Metzler Auto Sales. Fifty oak trees estimated at 100-150 years old were cut down at Memorial Park by Woodbury sawyer John Miller. The work was done because the trees were deteriorating and in danger of falling or being toppled by the wind. The Herald featured a front-page story on young Vance Hart of Jack’s Corner who tapped 46 trees to make maple syrup. H. La...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of April 1, 1921 L.C. “Red” Metzler and his farewell service was presented in the Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg. The church building was to be replaced with a “larger and more modern structure.” The principal speaker at the service, held on Easter morning, was Elder James A. Sell. He spoke on the settlement of the Cove and the establishment of the Cove Church of the Brethren in the valley. The building committee for the new church was composed of the following men: James Wineland, M.R. Brumbaugh, Henry Brumbaugh, Ira E. Brumbau...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of March 28, 1996 Ground was officially broken Monday for the Loysburg bypass, nine years after funding for the project was included in federal legislation. And Congressman Bud Shuster of Everett, who secured that funding, was on hand to throw the first shovel of earth. The Roaring Spring Community Library celebrated its 30th anniversary in its present location, the former Eldon Inn, with two special events. The library board of directors held an open house for the public Tuesday, March 19, to come in and observe the new computer-card...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of March 28, 1946 Elmer C. Ake announced the retirement of him and his wife as publishers of the Herald and reported that as of April 1 the new owner and publisher would be Blair M. Bice. The Akes owned the Herald for 17 years. During most of that time Mrs. Ake was in charge of the newspaper while Mr. Ake worked at the Altoona Mirror, where he was city editor for 36 years. A million-dollar improvement program for the Martinsburg airport has been planned by the Blair County Airport Commission. It was reported that a major airline would...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 1, 2021

    Herald of March 31, 2011 Spring Cove School District Superintendent Rodney L. Green said the district is expecting to receive $1,141,853 less assistance from the state in 2011-12 and will pay an additional $173,781 in health care costs, an increase of $84,089 in retirement costs and approximately $300,000 more in contract labor costs. Green called the state cutback an “Historic Budgetary Shortfall.” Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will celebrate its 90th anniversary April 9. The Freedom Township Water and Sewer Authority approved a planning mod...

  • The Lamb

    Apr 1, 2021

    Imagine Papa coming home one day with the most beautiful little lamb your family has ever seen. Its little wool coat is perfect. Its little legs are shaped just the way they ought to be. Its little hooves don't toe in or toe out. Its eyes are bright and full of life. Its little back is straight – it doesn't bow up or sag down. Its little ears are alert and flicker back and forth. Its little face and nose are exquisitely shaped. When it bleats, everyone rushes to see what it might need. Papa says...

  • Holy Week Services in Roaring Spring

    Apr 1, 2021

    Wednesday, March 31 6 p.m. – Prayer walk through Roaring Spring. Gather at the Spring Dam Parking lot. Thursday, April 1 Maundy Thursday 6 p.m. – Bare Memorial Church of God: Worship service with Communion, feet washing and baptisms 7 p.m. – Christ Church: Worship service with Communion, in-person and online 7 p.m. – St. Luke Lutheran: Worship service in-person and online 7 p.m. – First Church of the Brethren: online Love Feast and Communion 7:30 p.m. – Trinity UMC: Worship service with Holy Communion Friday, April 2 Good Friday 2 p.m. – Chri...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Apr 1, 2021

    Sometimes I think I stretch out my "Thoughts." Holy Week could technically be seven days long. So much happens in that week it can scarcely be examined in a short time. On Thursday night of that week, many Christians observe what is called Maundy Thursday. It reminds us Jesus had His Last Supper, Communion, Celebration of Passover. I want to begin this study with Passover. This is spoken of in Exodus 12. God told Abram his children and descendants would live in slavery to a nation for 400...

  • Pavement Preservation Work to Begin on I-99 in Bedford and Blair Counties

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 29 that Grannas Brothers Stone and Asphalt Co., Inc., of Hollidaysburg, will begin concrete patching work beginning Monday, April 5. Work will begin on I-99 between Exit 3 (Johnstown/Cessna) and Exit 7 (Osterburg/St. Clairsville) and also between Exit 10 (Imler/Blue Knob) and Exit 15 (Sproul/Claysburg) in Bedford and Blair counties. Traffic will be temporarily reduced to a single lane in the work zones. Motorists are advised to use caution and watch for construction personn...

  • Public Notices

    Apr 1, 2021

    ABANDONED VEHICLES The following abandoned vehicle will be sold at public auction at Walter’s Auto Wrecking, 403 Walter’s Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, on April 3, 2021 at 10am. Vehicle: 2008 Chrysler, VIN# 2A8HR44H98R118896. NOTE: There will be a minimum bid and the title will be branded Formerly Abandoned. For more information, Call 814-696-0310. Public Meeting Location Change This notice is being provided to announce a change in location of the regular monthly meeting of the Roaring Spring Borough Council scheduled for April 12, 2021, at 6...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Postpones Scheduled Softball Games

    Apr 1, 2021

    Claysburg-Kimmel has changed scheduled softball games at Penns Valley, varsity and junior high, due to weather conditions. Make-up dates are set as follows: Varsity Softball: * May 10th @ Penns Valley - Start time: 4:00 pm... Bus will DEPART at 1:15pm Junior High Softball: * April 17th - TBD location and time More information will be provided as it becomes available....

  • The End of the Spring Mill?

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    Most of Appvion’s Spring Mill plant employees clocked in for their shifts for the last time on March 17, and when the last roll of paper came off the machine, they walked out its doors for the last time, drawing the curtain on a plant that had been a symbol of prosperity in Roaring Spring for more than 150 years. With production stopped, preparing the plant to sit idle is all that remains to be done. Some hourly employees are staying on until April 15 to perform final cleanup duties. Spring M...

  • Police Arrest Three for Credit Card Fraud at Walmart

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    Three men are behind bars after police said they attempted to purchase two Apple iWatches from the East Freedom Walmart while using a stolen credit card. According to the charges filed by Freedom Township Police, on the morning of March 24, a Freedom Township woman called police to report unauthorized transactions on her credit card. She told police that her account was used to purchase two Apple iWatches from Walmart. The victim said she notified Walmart of the fraudulent purchase. Later that...

  • March 26 High Winds Cause Minimal Damage in Cove Area

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    High winds kept area emergency crews busy on Friday, March 26, as wind gusts of more than 50 mph in Blair County led to downed trees and electric power loss in parts of the county. While Cove-area municipalities didn't report any power outages or property damages, road crews and fire departments were dispatched throughout the day to clean up downed trees and debris from the roads. Martinsburg and Williamsburg came out mostly unscathed with Martinsburg responding to one call for a downed wire whi...

  • Hollidaysburg Fire Chief Pleads Guilty To Diverting $57K in Grant Money

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 1, 2021

    The chief of the Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company of Hollidaysburg was in federal court in Johnstown on March 26, where he entered guilty pleas to one count of embezzlement and four counts of filing false income tax returns for his part in diverting money for his personal use from a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant. Anthony J. Dibona, of Hollidaysburg, issued the pleas in front of U.S. District Judge Kim R. Gibson. Dibona assisted former Phoenix fire company member Benjamin Rhine in managing the $5.1 million FEMA grant that was to...

  • Martinsburg Library Reports Usage Returning to Normal

    Margaret Steinfurth, For the Herald|Apr 1, 2021

    Letters for joining the Martinsburg Community Friends of the Library are in the mail. Watch for yours to join the Friends and help the library with your contribution. The next meeting of the Friends is May 18 at 7 p.m. at the library. Danette Feathers, librarian, reports that the number of patrons coming into the library is at about 50 percent of the pre-COVID-19 number. But this January circulation was 80 percent compared to last year and February was 95 percent. She reminds us that masks are required to enter the library. The library board is...

  • Senate Passes Ward Bill to Help Farmers with Barn Wedding Venues

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Senate on March 23 approved a bill sponsored by state Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) that sets safety standards for barns and other agricultural buildings that are re-purposed for weddings and other social events. Pa. Senate Bill 191 would allow farmers to file an annual affidavit that their venue meets certain safety standards, alleviating the costly requirements that are included in the state’s Uniform Construction Code for buildings that host weddings, receptions and similar events. “Recognizing the challenges and difficulties tha...

  • – The Herald's Weekly COVID-19 Update –

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Herald’s weekly COVID-19 pandemic update. Reported on 3/30/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,851 - 130(n/c) - 271.5 Blair: 8,987 - 312 - 256.1 Cambria: 8,980 - 403 - 309.5 Centre: 13,180 - 213(n/c) - 131.2 Clearfield: 5,109 - 128 - 161.5 Fulton: 671 - 15(n/c) - 103.2 Huntingdon: 3,833 - 126(n/c) - 279.1 Somerset: 5,146 - 188 - 256.0 *Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. It is used to compare county death rates. Reported on 3/23/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,883 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 8,869 - 309 - 253.6 Cambria: 8...

  • Republican Women Elect Officers

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women (CPCRW) recently held its election of officers. CPCRW encompasses Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Johnstown and Huntingdon counties. The group's mission is "Working together to become Informed ... Involved ... Empowered in our government today." For more information, find CPCRW on Facebook, at www.cpcrwinfo.com or call (814) 201-4938 for more information....

  • It's Not Over Yet: How to Navigate Easter Celebrations While Still Social Distancing

    Apr 1, 2021

    Holidays have been celebrated differently since the outbreak of COVID-19 in late 2019. Easter was among the first major holidays to be celebrated differently in 2020, and celebrations likely won't return to normal in 2021. Celebrations and social distancing make strange bedfellows. However, it's possible for people to safely celebrate Easter with their loved ones. • Watch virtual Mass together. Though it might not be the same as attending Mass in person together as a family, watching vir...

  • Gas Prices Dip In Pennsylvania; National Average Drops For First Time In Months

    Jim Garrity, AAA East Central|Apr 1, 2021

    Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are two cents cheaper this week at $3.010 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $3.010 Average price during the week of March 22, 2021 – $3.036 Average price during the week of March 30, 2020 – $2.229 The average price of unleaded self-serve gasoline in various areas: $2.992 Altoona $3.077 Beaver $3.099 Bradford $2.944 Brookville $3.044 Butler $2.946 Clarion $3.062 Erie $2.934 Greensburg $3.082 Indiana $3.093 Jeannette $3.002 Kit...

  • Pensilvania: Con Casi 5 Millón De Vacunaciones Hasta Ahora

    Apr 1, 2021

    El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó que hasta las 12 a.m., 29 de marzo, había 2,923 casos adicionales positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Había 7,178 casos nuevos reportados para el sábado, 27 de marzo, y el domingo, 28 de marzo, combinado, así que el total de los tres días es 10,101 casos adicionales positivos de COVID-19. Esto aumenta el total estatal a 1,015,268 desde el marzo pasado. Hay 1,856 personas hospitalizadas con COVID-19 actualmente. Entre ellos, 366 están en la unidad de cuidados intensivos con COVID-...

  • Route 22 Resurfacing Project Begins from Canoe Creek to Duncansville

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced March 30 that Grannas Bros. Stone and Asphalt Co. Inc, of Hollidaysburg, will begin work on a nine-mile resurfacing project that will resurface various locations between Canoe Creek and Duncansville in Allegheny, Blair and Frankstown townships and Duncansville and Hollidaysburg boroughs. On Monday, April 5, the contractor will begin inlet replacements and pipe cleaning. The contractor will also begin milling and paving operations of the roadway starting near Canoe Creek and will...

  • COVID Vaccination Does Not Invalidate Life Insurance Policies

    Apr 1, 2021

    Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman is reassuring Pennsylvanians that receiving the COVID-19 vaccine will not impact their ability to purchase life insurance, or their ability to collect on a policy. In response to several concerned consumers contacting the Department, the department and the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania are urging consumers to be wary of the misinformation circulating the Internet. “The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved all the vaccinations currently being used, finding each of them safe and e...

  • Free Equipment Helps Farmers' Markets Access Pennsylvania's SNAP System

    Apr 1, 2021

    Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller on March 18 highlighted an opportunity for farmers markets to address food security in their local communities and expand their consumer base by taking advantage of free electronic benefit transfer equipment to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits from residents. “Farmers markets who don’t accept SNAP are missing an opportunity to serve their community by providing those who rely on the benefits with access to nutritious, local foo...

  • Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates

    Apr 1, 2021

    Mo Valley vs. Pirates: 6-16 Pirates, on Monday, March 29....

  • The First Day of Spring

    Richard Tate, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Apr 1, 2021

    TV weather forecasters have been telling us for more than a month that meteorological spring began on March 1. As if that weren't enough, the official first day of spring was listed as March 20 on most calendars. True, we have enjoyed some lovely spring-like days after both of these dates, but sportsmen know that the real first day of spring occurs this Saturday, April 3. It is the first day of the traditional trout season. The first day of trout season is magical. It probably draws more people...

  • Tyrone 15, Central 4 in 5 innings

    Apr 1, 2021

    Tyrone 15 Central 4 (5 innings) At Central 2B E Pearson (T), HR E Pearson (T), T Stock (C), Multiple Hits- (T) V Reese (2), E Pearson (3), M Rockwell(2) RBI— (T) E Pearson(5), M Rockwell (3) SB- (T) M Lingenfelter (2) (C) M Kennedy (2), M Hazenstab (2), L Lynn (2), WP- M Lingenfelter LP- M Kennedy – Submitted by coach...

  • League Champions!

    Apr 1, 2021

    Joyce Dalton Remax - Spring Cove won the Garver YMCA 4th grade boys basketball league championship with a 24-20 victory over Hollidaysburg on Tuesday evening, March 23. Team members shown are (front row, from left): Jackson Hetrick, Drew Dillon, Kaemen Oakes, Troy Marks, Ethan Baker and Brooks Decker; (back row, from left): Lucas Horton, Landyn Kasun and Colby Gojmerac. Team coaches were Katie Decker, Duane Oakes and Chelsey Rhodes. [Photo provided by MC Memorial Park]...

  • Morrisons Cove Memorial Park To Hold Regional Bowling, Basketball Tournaments

    Chuck Gojmerac, For the Herald|Apr 1, 2021

    On Saturday, April 3, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will play host to two prestigious tournaments. The Altoona Youth Bowling Organization will host its “Bowler of the Year” tournament at the Huntsman Lanes on Saturday, April 3. Three flights of bowlers will compete for the title of bowler of the year in their respective divisions. The Altoona District is made up of members from the following houses: Holiday Bowl, Bavarian Hall, Bedford Elks and Huntsman Lanes. Bantums (ages 8 and under) and Prep (ages 11 and under) will take to the lanes at 10...

  • Penn State Researchers Ask Anglers' Help With Study of Trout Colors, Patterns

    Apr 1, 2021

    Penn State researchers, who are evaluating the colors, pattern variations and genetics of wild brook and brown trout across Pennsylvania, are asking anglers to help with their study. They want anglers to submit photos of wild brook and brown trout they catch and include a special gray card in the frame. To participate, anglers can request gray cards by going to https://bit.ly/3ij38nW. The cards will be mailed to participants for inclusion in trout photos. Anglers simply take a picture of a trout with the gray card in view and submit it via...

  • YMCA Gymnasts Compete, Representing Cove High Schools

    BETHANY KENSINGER, For the Herald|Apr 1, 2021

    Four high school gymnasts from the Garver Memorial YMCA Gymnastics Team in Roaring Spring competed March 6 at the PA Classic High School Gymnastics Championships, representing their respective high schools. The meet was held at Monaca Turners Gymnastics in Monaca, Pa. Representing Central High School was Morgan Claycomb (daughter of Dave and Pam Claycomb of Roaring Spring); Julie Nagy (daughter of Steve Nagy and Sharon Albin of East Freedom); and Leah Decker (daughter of Darin and Katie Decker...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Apr 1, 2021

    My dad was 35 years old when he built the first greenhouse for Mom. He also sawed and split wood to heat the small house of glass panels that leaned against the south side of his shop. Although the homemade wood stove demanded day and night vigilance, Mom didn't seem to mind. The pleasure of working with growing plants exceeded any such care. From that humble beginning in 1977, my parents could not have foreseen the future. Responding to the demand for bedding plants, Dad kept on building more...

  • Those Facing Utility Shut-Offs Should Contact Provider

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on March 25 urged consumers and small businesses who are struggling financially to call utilities now to discuss the options available to address any past-due balances, apply for available assistance programs, and review payment plan options. The programs available are all focused on keeping households and businesses connected to vital utility services. The service has the social media hashtag #CallUtilitiesNow #CallUtilitiesNow is the best way...

  • 'Helping Appvion Employees' Event Set For Saturday; More Families Can Be Served

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Helping Appvion Employees fundraiser event is encouraging Appvion employees and families to take advantage of the help it is offering. The organization has been collecting food and donations to assist Appvion Spring Mill employees who will lose their jobs because of the plant’s shut-down in April. “So far we have had an overwhelming response from the community, but only about 11 families have signed up,” said Tammy Frye-Carter, organizer. “We have Easter baskets, a ton of food, and gift cards,” Frye-Carter said. “So we are hoping to get the...

  • Roaring Spring Easter Mural

    Apr 1, 2021

    Pastor Charles J. Brewbaker of Holy Fire Chapel in Roaring Spring painted this depiction of the resurrection of Christ. The painting will be on display in front of the Holy Fire Chapel on Bloomfield St. through the Easter holiday....

  • 'An Amazing Smile and Contagious Laugh'

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 1, 2021

    At 20 years old, Josh Richardson is described by his mother Lucinda as a "happy, go-lucky guy with an amazing smile and contagious laugh." His mother describes him as "truly, one of a kind." Doctors had told Lucinda at birth that Josh had certain characteristics of a chromosome disorder. They then had said that blood work was sent to Pittsburgh for testing but warned her that often children like Josh suffer from failure to thrive. On his first doctor's appointment in Pittsburgh, the doctors...

  • Williamsburg Varsity Girls Basketball Win the 2021 Inter-County Conference Championship

    Coach Amy Hileman, For the Herald|Apr 1, 2021

    The Lady Pirates (#No. 2 seed from ICC North) beat Southern Huntingdon (No. 1 seed from ICC South) in the Inter-County Conference Semi-Final with the score of 61-51. High scorers/rebounders were: Ayla Hileman (19), Kendel Norris (15), Brooke Stewart (14), Krista Simpson (5 pts, 14 rebounds). This put the Lady Pirates into the ICC Championship game vs. Tussey Mountain (No. 2 seeded in ICC South who beat Bellwood (No. 1 seed in ICC North). Williamsburg High scorers/rebounders were: Ayla Hileman...

  • What's the Word in Williamsburg?

    Apr 1, 2021

    The Last Supper The United Methodist Church will be holding a special “reading” of Leonardo da Vinci’s “Last Supper,” followed by refreshments downstairs on Thursday, April 1 at 7 p.m. Journey to the Cross United Methodist Church will also be putting on “Journey to the Cross” on Friday, April 2, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Church for those interested. The public is welcome. Easter Egg Hunt The Civic Club and the Lions Club will once again be sponsoring the beloved Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at the WHS Practice Foot...

  • Nice catch!

    Apr 1, 2021

    Kara Lansberry, 15, of Williamsburg poses with a fish she caught on Saturday, March 27, fishing with her family on Clover Creek. Kara is the daughter of Joe and Beth Lansberry, and she is in her last year of youth fishing....

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