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  • Thomas L. Reigh

    Apr 8, 2021

    Thomas L. Reigh, 89, of Millville, Pa., formerly of Westfield and Sabinsville, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, in his home. He was born Feb. 22, 1932, in Williamsburg, the son of Oliver L. and Hazel M. Edwards Reigh. He married the former Phoebe Willaredt, April 14, 1956, in Limerick, who predeceased him in death Feb. 20, 2011. He is survived by four sons: Randy Reigh of Sabinsville, Richard (Sue) Reigh of Harrison Valley, Ryan (Mary) Reigh of Millville, and Russell Reigh of Westfield; a...

  • Ted Eugene Guyer

    Apr 8, 2021

    Ted Eugene Guyer, 83, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Friday, April 2, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Darlene (Gates) Guyer; three daughters: Lori Lestochi (Gary), Gina Urban (Curt), and Kim Johns; as well as eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Ted retired after 38 years from Small Tube Products. His favorite past times included hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with his family. Ted loved spending the last few years of his life with his dog...

  • In Pa. Visit, Biden Proposes $16 Billion For Plugging Abandoned Oil And Gas Wells

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Apr 8, 2021

    President Joe Biden's infrastructure spending plan earmarks $16 billion to plug abandoned oil and gas wells across the country. It's a potential solution for an expensive and overwhelming problem for Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). During House budget hearings last month, DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell told lawmakers the department spends an average of $17,000 plugging one abandoned well. The cost means fewer than 1,100 orphaned wells have been plugged in the last...

  • Minimum Wage Debate Taking Shape In Senate

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Apr 8, 2021

    Pa. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Pittsburgh, said March 2 that his caucus can’t accept a Republican proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour. “We don’t believe it’s the right number, and we believe it needs to be higher, and we think it’s something we need to push for,” he said during a news conference with reporters. “My hope is that we can have a discussion about a higher rate.” The proposal in question came from Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, who earlier this month unveiled his plan to raise the rate...

  • Virtual Concert to Support the American Legion and Programs that Support Our Communities

    Apr 8, 2021

    The strength of our country hasn’t just been won on the battlefield, it’s won every day in our communities when we come together in our toughest time. For over 100 years, The American Legion has been strengthening communities by providing life-saving help to our veterans and neighbors. It’s what The American Legion is all about. The American Legion is a nonprofit veteran service organization that supports veterans, current service men and women, their families and the communities we live in. The American Legion is an organization that...

  • Other Voices

    Apr 8, 2021

    Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding in late March warned that Pennsylvania farmers will be without recourse when livestock are attacked by a dog or a coyote. It is for the purpose of reimbursing farmers for damage following an attack that the Dog Law was first created in 1893. “We’ve been sounding the alarm for years that the Bureau of Dog Law enforcement needed help, as they’ve been operating on the same budget for 25 years while their responsibilities increased exponentially along with the commonwealth’s dog population,” said...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Apr 8, 2021

    This is a non-fiction book that any military enthusiast will want to read. This is a gripping story about brotherly love, love of country and the ties that bind together in life and death. This book tells a true story about three brothers, Jeremy, Ben, and Beau Wise. These brothers grew up in El Dorado, Arkansas. Jeremy became a U.S. Navy Seal, Ben became a U.S. Army Green Beret, and Beau a U.S. Marine. This book shows the pride they shared in each other and in serving their country. This book...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 9, 1896 The funeral for Christian Emigh, 55, of Martinsburg, was preached at the Jugtown School House with interment in the Metzker graveyard. A Civil War veteran, he had been a member of Peter Shuman Post, Grand Army of the Republic. One of Samuel Biddle’s ewes gave birth to four lambs at his East Sharpsburg farm. Henry C. Kensinger of North Woodbury Township was a candidate for the Democratic nomination for county commissioner. The election was to be held Saturday evening. The Rev. J.K. Lloyd preached his first sermon as...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 8, 1971 Negotiations between teachers and school boards were ongoing in all area school districts. The Northern Bedford teachers approved a two-year contract, but teachers and school boards in Spring Cove, Williamsburg and Claysburg-Kimmel were all reported to be far apart. A 70-acre tract of land in Martinsburg and North Woodbury Township was purchased by W. Gene Henry and Roger Smith for development as a mobile home park. Trustees at Nason Hospital announced that they were considering dropping Blue Cross programs because of...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 8, 1921 “Mary Millions,” a play to be given by the senior class of Morrisons Cove High School, was scheduled for Saturday night, April 16, at College Heights. Students portraying characters in the play were: I. Harvey Kagarise, Bert Walter, Clair Ebersole, Paul Wareham, Elvin Bridenbaugh, Katheryn Seedenburg, Emma Shade, Pricilla Zimmerman, Helen Hartman, Evelyn Bonebreak, Margaret Stern and Sara Dick. Levi Courtney Bolger of Martinsburg and Miss Barbara Brumbaugh of Catfish were married on Saturday, April 2, at Cumberland,...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 4, 1996 The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club honored Donna Smith as its “Woman of the Year.” The Spring Cove Middle School fielded its first-ever girls softball team, coached by Phil Waite. The squad had five games on its schedule, against Claysburg-Kimmel and Northern Bedford twice each and Tussey Mountain. Central bank of Claysburg donated an electronic board to Claysburg-Kimmel High School. Messages on the board, which was located in the high school cafeteria, include daily announcements, upcoming...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 4, 1946 Area Sportsmen’s groups asked the state to build a lake on Maple Run in Jack’s Corner for conservation and recreation purposes. Elmer Conner, 17, of Williamsburg was killed when he was struck by a car along Route 220 just west of Duncansville. At a meeting in Hollidaysburg, approximately 500 Blair County farmers voted to oppose daylight savings time. Martinsburg Council gave residents of its newer streets until the first of July to get in curbing if they wanted their streets paved during the summer. Rollin G....

  • 10 Years Ago

    Apr 8, 2021

    Herald of April 7, 2011 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority issued a nitrate warning on April 5, although it technically did not have to. Borough Manager Randy Stoltz said that the nitrate level for March was at the state allowable level of 10 milligrams per liter. The House of Representatives approved a bill that includes a provision sponsored by Rep. Jerry Stern to ban the purchase of bath salts sold primarily in tobacco shops, hemp stores and other non-traditional locations that are being used as synthetic cocaine, also commonly referred to...

  • Public Notices

    Apr 8, 2021

    Borough of martinsburg Blair County, Pennsylvania Martinsburg Borough will consider for adoption at its public meeting on April 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. at 110 S. Walnut Street, Martinsburg, Pennsylvania at the following ordinance: ORDINANCE NO. 2021-631 An ordinance of the borough of martinsburg, blair county, pa regulating traffic by the use and erection of stop signs on, near and around henry pond lane in martinsburg borough, blair county, pa and consolidating prior ordinances of the borough of martinsburg regulating traffic in, about and on the...

  • C-K JH games rescheduled

    Apr 8, 2021

    Dates for two CK JH rescheduled games have been set: • CK - JH baseball game added for 4-8-2021. A JH baseball game has been added to the schedule as follows: JH Baseball @ Chestnut-Ridge – Start time: 4:30 p.m. DEPART time: 3 p.m. • A Junior High (softball) game at Claysburg-Kimmel has been scheduled for 5-03-2021 vs. Penns Valley. The game will start at 4 p.m....

  • Replogle School Alumni Plan To Organize a Museum

    Linda Williams, For the Herald|Apr 8, 2021

    All attendees of the Replogle School, your memorabilia is wanted for a small museum to be located in the former third grade room at the elementary school now owned by the Southern Cove Fire Company. A number of Replogle School attendees have organized to keep the memory of their much loved school alive. Replogle was the school on the hill of the little town of New Enterprise where children in the southern Cove got their first taste of education. Replogle High School opened in 1917 with the first graduating class in 1918. A large portion of the...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Hosts Consignment Auction

    Judith Ott, Southern Cove Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    Saturday April 3, more than 300 folks showed up for a Southern Cove Power Reunion auction. Mark Wisecarver, auctioneer, handled a lively auction with many items to be auctioned. Wisecarver conducted the auction from the back of his pickup truck, as he usually does. Auctioned items included tractors, a buggy, bikes, all types of tools and machinery. Also, a new chicken coop, file cabinets, fencing, swings, fishing rods, buckets of nails, assorted dog cages, ice cream makers and many other items....

  • All Pa. Adults Eligible For COVID-19 Vaccine By April 19

    Apr 8, 2021

    All adults in Pennsylvania will become eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination by April 19, the Department of Health said Wednesday, March 31. The news comes nearly four months after the state rolled out its immunization effort for 4 million residents under Phase 1A. Despite early rounds of criticism over the pace and logistics of the state's plan, vaccine providers now administer up to 83,000 shots per day, acting Secretary of Health Alison Beam said. "The vaccine landscape continues to evolve as...

  • High-Speed Chase Following Hit-and-Run Lands Roaring Spring Man in Jail

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 8, 2021

    A Roaring Spring man was jailed after leading police on a chase through the Cove that reached speeds of nearly 110 mph. Jerimiah J. Albright, 23, was arrested after police said he hit another vehicle and left the scene, leading to the high-speed chase. According to charges filed by Freedom Township police, on the evening of March 30, police received a call from a man who was traveling south on Dunnings Highway near Walmart when he was struck from behind by a vehicle police later identified as be...

  • Roaring Spring Library Finds Ways to Engage Community

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 8, 2021

    Michelle McIntyre wasn't going to let a pandemic keep her from doing what she loves. As the director of the Roaring Spring Community Library, McIntyre has faced plenty of obstacles to keep the library's doors open, so the pandemic was just one more thing to overcome. When COVID mandates last March ordered the closing of non-essential businesses, the library was forced to lock its doors, but McIntyre found a way to continue to serve the public. To keep the library's main function, providing free...

  • Federal REAL ID Enforcement Begins Oct. 1, 2021

    Apr 8, 2021

    With six months left until the federal enforcement of REAL ID begins for commercial domestic air travel and other federal purposes, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvania residents who want a REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards to get their REAL ID before the federal enforcement date. PennDOT has issued approximately 1.1 million REAL ID products. REAL ID is a federal law that affects how states issue driver’s licenses and ID cards if they are going to be acceptable for federal...

  • Claysburg Man Jailed for Sexual Assault of a Minor

    Rick Boston, Staff Writer|Apr 8, 2021

    State Police at Hollidaysburg have arrested a Claysburg man they said raped a five-year-old girl while she slept. Richard Scott Sensibaugh, 35, is facing felony counts of rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, aggravated indecent assault of a child, child pornography and filming a sex act involving a child along with misdemeanor counts of indecent assault of an unconscious person and indecent assault of a person less than 13 years of age. According to the charges, on April 2,...

  • Pa. To Redraw State, Federal Election Districts Amid Controversy

    GEORGE BERKHEIMER, For the Herald|Apr 8, 2021

    Pennsylvania's state Senate and House districts are due to be redrawn this year, along with its Congressional districts. Pennsylvania's legislature is also considering a constitutional amendment to create judicial districts within the commonwealth. Legislative and congressional redistricting occurs every 10 years, based on U.S. Census results, but will be delayed this year primarily due to circumstances related to COVID-19. The U.S. Census Bureau announced in February that it will deliver...

  • Birth Announcements

    Apr 8, 2021

    Matthew Z. and Theresa D. Stauffer of Martinsburg are the parents of a son, Cody Lance Stauffer, who was born at 6:45 p.m. February 21, 2021 at home. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 20 inches in length at birth. Cody has one brother, Tyrell, 7 and one sister, Jennica, 3. Maternal grandparents are Nelson and Lucille Zimmerman of New Enterprise. Paternal grandparents are Eli and Esther Stauffer of Martinsburg. Maternal great-grandparents are Noah and Ella Zimmerman of Martinsburg and John and Barbara Weaver of Stevens, Pa....

  • Southern Cove's Produce Auction Re-Opens, is Seeking Growers

    Judith Ott, Southern Cove Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    Flowers, including yellow dahlias, pink petunias and coleus, along with potatoes and mushrooms, were a few of the items auctioned off on March 30 at the Southern Cove produce auction. Folks gathered in anticipation of buying the first of the season's hanging baskets, pots and flats. Aaron Martin, owner of the auction building at 1428 Woodbury Pike, was at the auction Tuesday. Martin explained that the produce auction started in 1996. "We are farmers," he said, "and we need more growers. We...

  • Report: Low Risk of Researchers Passing Coronavirus to North American Bats

    Apr 8, 2021

    The risk is low that scientists could pass coronavirus to North American bats during winter research, according to a new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey. Scientists find the overall risk to be 1 in 1,000 if no protective measures are taken, and the risk falls lower, to 1 in 3,333 or less, with proper use of personal protective equipment or if scientists test negative for COVID-19 before beginning research. The research specifically looked at the potential transmission of SARS-CoV-2, which is the type of coronavirus that causes...

  • Manna on Main Street Continues

    Apr 8, 2021

    Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out only service, April 10 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Participants can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall (located at the end of the alley) to pick up meals. The menu will consist of meatloaf, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit cocktail and cake. This meal is free to the community and all are welcome....

  • Cambria - Clearfield - Blair Co. Beekeepers to Meet

    Apr 8, 2021

    The Cambria-Clearfield-Blair County Beekeepers will meet in Clearfield at the Houtzdale fire hall at 601 Good St., Houtzdale, on Sunday, April 11, at 2 p.m. The subject will be hive maintenance. The meeing is free and open to the public. Attendees need not be a beekeeper to attend. For more information, please call (814) 472-7637. Those interested may visit the organizaton’s website at www.cebee.org for directions....

  • Spring Cove Claims Silver In Class of 2029 Tournament

    Apr 8, 2021

    On Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, Morrisons Cove Memorial Park hosted the second annual Class of 2029 Boy's Basketball Tournament. Eight different 4th-grade teams from the region descended upon Martinsburg this past weekend for the two-day event. Teams in the tournament included Bedford, Bellwood-Antis, Central Cambria, Hollidaysburg, Huntingdon, Portage, Tyrone and host Spring Cove. Bishop Guilfoyle's travel team won the inaugural event last season – with the Spring Cove entry claimi...

  • CWD Surveillance Information: PGC Will Want More Deer Killed

    Richard Tate, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Apr 8, 2021

    At the end of winter, the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) distributed a press release reporting that the busy time for monitoring Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) was winding down. Although the PGC monitors CWD all year long, the most intense surveillance occurs during deer season when the PGC collects more data than at any other time of the year. The press release noted that the PGC had collected more than 11,000 CWD samples of whitetail deer after July 1, 2020. Hunters from the three Disease...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    April didn't wait long to pay for the warm weather that March stole from May. In her very first day she let us have it all. Without respect for the green grass and bright daffodils that March brought into our world, she blew wildly with snowy breath and stinging sleet. The sun never peeped and I was again thankful for row cover protection for the early garden ventures. Staying indoors to organize cupboards and drawers seemed the perfect thing to do on April's first day. On her second day my...

  • Pa. Department Of Health: Over 5.7 Million Vaccinations To Date

    Apr 8, 2021

    The Herald’s Weekly Virus Report Reported on 4/6/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,882 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 9,170 - 315 - 258.6 Cambria: 9,112 - 406 - 311.8 Centre: 13,617 - 213 - 131.2 Clearfield: 5,338 - 130 - 164.0 Fulton: 682 - 15 - 103.2 Huntingdon: 3,883 - 127 - 281.3 Somerset: 5,202 - 190 - 258.7 *Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. It is used to compare county death rates. Reported on 3/30/21 #Cases / #Deaths / Rate Bedford: 2,851 - 130 - 271.5 Blair: 8,987 - 312 - 256.1 Cambria: 8,980 - 403 - 309.5 Centre: 13,180 -...

  • Departamento de la Salud ha dado más que 5.7 millones de vacunaciones

    Apr 8, 2021

    El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó el 6 de abril que, hasta las 12 a.m., había 4,255 casos adicionales positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Esto aumenta el total estatal a 1,049,655. Hay 2,247 personas hospitalizadas con COVID-19 actualmente. Entre ellos, 427 están en la unidad de cuidados intensivos con COVID-19. La mayoría de los pacientes hospitalizados tienen 65 años o más, y la mayoría de las muertes han ocurrido en pacientes de 65 años o más. Más información se encuentra aquí. El promedio de pacientes en el...

  • Lines by Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Herald Faith Columnist|Apr 8, 2021

    For over a year, my bicycle has been hanging in the garage – untouched. It needed new brakes, tires and an overall tune up. Since I have no mechanical abilities, I broke down and decided to take it to the shop. Though it is over 20 years old, the cost of repairs was far less than buying a new one. Last week I picked it up and was thankful for a great weather forecast. After several short, but intense rides I was reminded of a few things. Just as I have for almost 50 years, I love being on a...

  • Holy Week III

    Apr 8, 2021

    Scriptures to Read St. John 14:1-6 St. John 3:16-21 St. John 5:24-30 Exodus 12:3-13 Romans 5:9-11 Hebrews 10:1-7 Hebrews 10:8-18 In this series, I have said: "The Passover Lamb was kept and observed for four days, to be sure it was not sick or defective in any way. In some cases the lamb was kept in the house and was therefore very closely observed. Jesus was most certainly closely observed. John the Baptist said of Jesus, "Behold (This word 'behold' means to closely observe) The Lamb of God...

  • Monarch Butterflies Need Some Help

    Margaret Steinfurth, For the Herald|Apr 8, 2021

    Monarch butterflies are in danger, declining rapidly due to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides. Now is the time to think about planting flowers that will attract and feed monarchs. They migrate from central Mexico and begin to appear locally in the spring. They fly back in the autumn. Monarch butterflies are one of the most familiar and best-known insects. They are large, mostly orange with relatively black veins and black wing borders with white dots on their wing's edge. The smaller,...

  • 'Wrestling – Where I Feel at Home'

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    Many think of basketball when Williamsburg sports history comes up. But Williamsburg senior Ian Crouch might be able to change that to wrestling. Ian is the son of John and Brenda Crouch of Williamsburg. Ian's wrestling love story began when his father took him to watch some Huntingdon wrestling practices around the age of 4, and "I fell in love with it," Ian said. A few years later, Ian still wanted to wrestle but he was soon heading into junior high and Williamsburg did not have a wrestling...

  • Young Grappler

    Apr 8, 2021

    Carrying on that Williamsburg new wrestling tradition is Haiden Jones, son of Brad and Christey Jones of Williamsburg. Haiden placed 4th during the Keystone Central Regional Qualifier held on March 28 in Johnstown. Jones advanced to States, where he placed 8th....

  • Last Supper Presented at United Methodist Church

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    On Thursday, April 1, the Williamsburg United Methodist Church hosted a Maundy Thursday presentation of the Last Supper, based on Leonardo da Vinci's painting. The presentation was narrated by Williamsburg native and UMC member Brady Appleman. He gave a brief explanation of the painting itself and then continued the program by narrating events leading up to the Last Supper and of the supper itself. Jesus and his 12 disciples were portrayed by church members from both the Williamsburg UMC and...

  • Woodbury Twp. (Blair Co.) Discusses Project Financial Security

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Apr 8, 2021

    During March’s regular Woodbury Township meeting, the supervisors discussed the importance of having an acceptable stormwater plan before an occupancy permit is issued by the township. Questions then arose about the financial security provided for projects in the township. Ben Postles, who engineered two projects, spoke during last Thursday evening’s meeting, April 1. Postles discussed with the supervisors the financial security arrangements as did Stiffler-McGraw Engineer Eric Banks. Postles said that the amount required for financial...

  • Hot Bats!

    Apr 8, 2021

    During the March 30 game versus Juniata Valley, four of the Williamsburg varsity players smacked home runs. Williamsburg won the softball game, 12-2....

  • The Bunny Made a Visit to Williamsburg

    Apr 8, 2021

    The Williamsburg Lions Club and Women's Civic Club put on their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 2, at the Williamsburg practice field. The well-attended event had a special visitor, the Easter Bunny. Shown with the famous bunny are two kids Rochlan and Andrew Gorsuch. Rochlan is the son of Ryan and Jen Gorsuch and Andrew is the son of Joe and Amy Gorsuch of Williamsburg....