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Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 1,245 Positives Bring Statewide Total to 27,735

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12:00 a.m., April 16, that there are 1,245 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 27,735. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The...

 

Public Notices

Homewood of Martinsburg An Open Letter to our Constituent Congregations, Pastors and Friends:and Friends: Civil Rights Compliance Notice Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Article 49B of the Maryland Code Annotated and the Pennsylvania Human... Full story

 

St. Luke's Lutheran Church To Hand Out Meals Friday, April 24

St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Roaring Spring has received food from the PA Dept of Human Services to give out during the pandemic. Pastor Amanda McCaffery said the church has 200 prepackaged individual meals ready to hand out. The meals will be... Full story

 

THE DARK CORNERS OF THE NIGHT By Meg Gardiner

There is a serial killer on the loose in Los Angeles who is targeting families. The unsub (“unknown subject”) states he is the Legion of the Night and becomes know as The Midnight Man. He steals...

 

Finger Licking ... Bad

Editor's Note: This column was originally published in the Herald edition of Feb. 21, 2013. The Herald agreed with Mr. Bush to republish it because the content is newly relevant. As hot as this topic...

 

Fear, Grief and Recovery

As a social worker who has worked 40 years with medical and educational problems in public institutions, I am observing the coronavirus, the diverse responses to it, and the conflicts which are evolving personally and socially. I see that we are in...

 

Bobb Presides at Reunion

Herald of April 11, 1895 Maj. Alexander Bobb of Martinsburg presided over a reunion of the 208th Regiment, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, held in Harrisburg. About 50 of the old war horses attended. Although Maj. Bobb was in his 73rd year and was...

 

Mr. FBLA Named

Herald of April 16, 1970 Plans for the Appreciation Banquest at CHS Cafeteria on May 15, were made by the CHS Music Parents at their monthly meeting. Larry Wright and John Henderson, students at Northern Bedford, won high honors for their school at...

 

Soldiers Get Paid Again

Herald of April 16, 1920 The commencement exercises of the Woodbury High school were held in the Methodist church on Saturday. The Baccalaureate sermon to the 10 graduates of the Williamsburg High school will be delivered by Rev. W.H. Holsinger of...

 

Mitchell to Speak at Dinner

Herald of April 13, 1995 The Rev. Glenn H. Mitchell of Boalsburg was named the speaker of the 12th annual Celebration Dinner of Morrisons Cove Memorial Park. scheduled for Saturday, April 22. The Rev. Mitchell, who grew up in Martinsburg, was pastor...

 

President Dies

Herald of April 19, 1945 President Franklin D. Roosevelt died Thursday April 12, at 3:45 following a cerebral hemmorrhage suffered at 1:00 the same afternoon. During the hour of the funeral of the president business places in Martinsburg were...

 

CHS Dragons 5-2

Herald of April 15, 2010 Central High School will be represented by not just one, but by two vocalists in PMEA All-State Chorus April 21-24 at Pittsburgh. Labrina Ritchey, 17, a senior, and Connor Greenland, 16, a sophomore, were selected for the...

 

Dragon Packs Distribution Schedule Set for April 24 and May 1

Due to school closures, The Scarlet Dragon Packs will be distributing weekend food bags for students enrolled in the program at three locations on Friday April 24, and May 1 at the following locations: East Freedom: Through building (former East...

 

DEATH RECORD

MOSES – Deborah Kay, 59, Claysburg REPLOGLE – Donald Blair, 88, Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise... Full story

 

DEBORAH KAY MOSES

Deborah Kay Moses, 59, of Claysburg, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born on Dec. 2, 1960, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Lawrence and Nancy (Shaw) Butler....

 

DONALD BLAIR REPLOGLE

Donald Blair Replogle, 88, of Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise, passed away on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Roaring Spring, son of...

 

Sheriff Warns of Jury Duty Scam

The Blair County Sheriff's Office, James E. Ott, sheriff, has issued a scam alert. The office is receiving reports of phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as a deputy of the Blair County Sheriff’s Office, claiming that the person rece...

 

Noticias Semanales Del Herald Sobre El Coronavirus

A PARTIR DE 8:30 A.M., MIÉRCOLES, 15 DE ABRIL Condado Blair (Blair County) • 11 casos confirmados en total (el total fue 6 casos el miércoles anterior, así que hay 5 casos nuevos), 0 muertes Condado Bedford • 5 casos confirmados (el total...

 

High Winds Strike Cove Sunday, Monday

PHOTO AT RIGHT – Several branches from pear trees on the property of Gerald T. Leidy at the corner of Mulberry Street and Woodlawn Avenue in Martinsburg were damaged by high winds on Monday...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus in Spanish. This is being done to provide important information about the coronavirus to the members of the Cove community who are more familiar with Spanish than English....

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"First she said she thought she could; Then she said she couldn't; Then she said she guessed she would; Then she said she wouldn't. First she smiled a teardrop; Then she frowned a shower, Turned the...

 

Tree Nearly Falls on 1967 Dodge

Noris Preis of Sproul awoke Monday morning, April 13, to find that the 1967 Dodge Valaria he is restoring was nearly damaged by a fallen tree. Pries said the tree, which he estimated to be...

 

Ticket Sales for July 11 Show at Grove Postponed

The 2020 Musselman’s Grove (Claysburg) ticket sales scheduled for May 1 have been postponed due to uncertainty of conditions. A decision will be made by June 1 on the status of the July 11 show date....

 

C-K Cancels STEM Program

The Claysburg Education Foundation regrets to advise that the 2020 Claysburg Summer STEM and Arts program has been canceled due to uncertainty of conditions. Other options will be discussed in the future....

 
 By Karen Bassler    News    April 16, 2020

Most Cove Food Pantries Adjust Rules to Stay Open

Martinsburg Food Pantry The Martinsburg Food Pantry is alive and doing well. According to Linda Smith, manager, the shelves at the food pantry are well stocked, thanks to sizable donations from the...

 

Stay Healthy; Stay Home; Stay Strong

Lynnae Dibert, 12, of Martinsburg, offered a sidewalk chalk message to the community last week: "Beat COVID-19; Stay Healthy; Stay Home; Stay Strong," she wrote on the family's driveway. Lynnae is...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    April 16, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

How are we all doing today? Everyone hanging in there? Week three was my dark week. Week three was when we found out there would be no Easter morning worship. Sure, there would still be a recorded...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    April 16, 2020

Greenfield Township Postpones Cleanup Day

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held its regular monthly meeting on April 7. In-person attendance was limited to 10 people “to help slow the spread of the coronavirus,” but residents were able to participate in the meeting via...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    April 16, 2020

Claysburg-Kimmel School District Plans Use of Safety Grant

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board approved a budget for a Safety and Security grant. Among the items included in the $141,000 grant is the addition of a guidance counselor and the upgrades to a key fob entry system in the district’s buildings. A ke... Full story

 
 By Karen Bassler    Life    April 16, 2020

Martinsburg Food Pantry is 'Mission' for Founder Smith

Linda Smith, the manager of the Martinsburg Food Pantry, said she never thought retirement would look like this. Smith retired from the Spring Cove School District after 29 years of service. She...

 

Thought for the Week

Acts 27 begins a new phase of activity in Paul's life. We have noted the king and the governor have agreed if Paul had not appealed to Caesar, he could have been freed. He was not guilty of any crime...

 

What I Understand So Far

Here’s what I understand so far about the coronavirus and COVID-19: COVID-19 lasts longer than seasonal flu If you are affected by the virus and acquire COVID-19, the duration of your illness is generally longer than that of the seasonal flu. My...

 

Lo Que Entiendo Hasta Ahora

Por Allan J. Bassler Editor Aquí está lo que entiendo hasta ahora sobre el coronavirus y COVID-19: COVID-19 dura más que la gripe estacional Si uno contrae el coronavirus, su enfermedad generalmente dura más que la de la gripe estacional....

 

Parents Can Exercise Caution with Apps

Internet access is no longer limited to desktop or laptop computers. World Advertising Research Center, using data from mobile trade body GSMA, says almost three-quarters of internet users, or...

 

The Herald is Hanging On – Still

First of all, thank you very much to all of you who have purchased subscriptions to the Herald recently. Several subscribers have added to their Herald subscriptions, helping us keep the newspaper going in these tough times. As I explained last...

 

Managing Screen Time While Kids Are Home from School

With many kids out of school and spending more time at home, finding ways to fill the time is essential. As most parents know, it can be tempting to allow children to pass some of the extra hours...

 

State Sen. Ward Plans 'Telephone Town Hall'

State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) will field questions about COVID-19 and the state’s response to the pandemic during a special telephone town hall at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, April 17. Sen. Ward will be joined by a panel of experts in medicine, business...

 

Did You Know?

Many lawns contain a mixture of the roughly one dozen types of different grasses. According to the lawn care experts at Scotts®, knowing which type of grass they have in their yard can help homeowners more effectively manage and care for their lawns...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    Life    April 16, 2020

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Last week, I talked about Easter memories from my childhood growing up in the Russian Orthodox faith and the church that used to be where River Valley Custom Apparel is now in Williamsburg. This Sunday is technically the Orthodox Easter. The date is...

 

Certified

S. Walter Piper, emergency management coordinator for Taylor Township, Blair County, recently completed the first phase of the career development program through the Pennsylvania Emergency Management...

 

Fishing IS social distancing

One thing that this coronavirus pandemic hasn't taken away from us is the ability to go to the lake or creek and spend time with our family fishing. Here are two cute (and successful!) fishermen...

 

Pa. Launches COVID-19 Job Hiring Portal

Pennsylvanians looking for work can now find life-sustaining businesses that are hiring through a new online COVID-19 job portal the Department of Labor and Industry launched April 13. People seeking employment can visit www.PAcareerlink.pa.gov and...

 

The 'New Normal': Tips to Help Families Stay On Track

With stay-at-home orders in place to stop the spread of COVID-19, many families are wrestling with how to adjust to being at home all day, every day – together. “People are facing so many challenges all at once,” said Cynthia Pollich, a Penn...

 

Rotary Students of Month Named at Williamsburg High School

The Rotary "Students of the Month" at Williamsburg High School have been announced for January through March. Kaitlin E. Ross Kaitlin E. Ross was January's "Student of the Month." She is the daughter...

 

That's One Smart Cat!

Lee and Stella Royer's cat enjoys "cat"ching up with the news from the Cove. The Royers and their cat read the Herald in Henderson, Nev....

 

Animals Shouldn't Pose Virus Threat To Pet Owners, Farmers

Farmers and pet owners who may be concerned that they can contract COVID-19 from domestic animals – such as livestock, dogs and cats – have little to worry about, according to a virologist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences. Publi...

 

Pa. Dept. of Aging Offers Online Virus Resource Guide

The Pennsylvania Department of Aging has launched an online COVID-19 resource guide to help older adults easily find useful information related to their health, safety and well-being. The guide is housed on the department’s website under...

 
 By Vannika Rice    Life    April 16, 2020

Dairy Recipe: Leftovers Mac 'n' Cheese

I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. Here’s a recipe to use up some of those leftovers in the fridge, as well as to help you get your 3-Every-Day of Dairy. Easter Leftovers Loaded Mac ’n’ Cheese 3 Tablespoons BUTTER 2 Tablespoons all-purpose...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    April 16, 2020

Pennsylvania's Top Health Official Warns Against GOP Push to Reopen Businesses

Pennsylvania’s top health official warned lawmakers against legislation that would reopen some of the state’s businesses during the coronavirus pandemic. Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine wrote a letter to the General Assembly discouraging...

 

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