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  • Cindi Ann (Graffius) McKenzie

    May 6, 2021

    Cindi Ann (Graffius) McKenzie, 65, of New Enterprise, passed away on April 30, 2021, at home. She was born Sept. 23, 1955, in Altoona; daughter of the late Charles Homer and Anne Marie (Bedi) Graffius. She was united in marriage Aug. 28, 1992, in Mandan, North Dakota to James E. McKenzie who survives. Cindi was a graduate of the Northern Bedford County High School and member of the German Seventh Day Baptist Church. She was a computer systems design and support specialist for the National...

  • Herald Wins 10 Awards In Statewide Contest

    May 6, 2021

    The Morrisons Cove Herald has won 10 awards in the 2021 Professional Keystone Media Awards contest. The awards are: • George Berkheimer, First Place in Enterprise Reporting for his story, "In the Cove, Dynamics Change, but Poverty Persists" • Allan Bassler, First Place in Investigative Reporting, for his story, "Appvion Accused of Spilling Chemical Into Frankstown Branch" • Rick Boston, an Honorable Mention in News Beat Reporting for four stories about the Claysburg/East Freedom area and a...

  • Gary D. Snowberger

    May 6, 2021

    Gary D. Snowberger, 66, of Roaring Spring, suddenly passed away Thursday morning, April 29, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after an apparent heart attack. He was born Aug. 22, 1954, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Paul E. and Geraldine (Taylor) Snowberger. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Butler) Snowberger of Roaring Spring; a brother, Dennis Snowberger and wife Lois of Endicott, NY; a sister, Penny Eshelman and husband George of Roaring Spring; two nephews: Daniel Snowberger (Elizabeth) of...

  • Janet A. Leidy

    May 6, 2021

    Janet Arlene Leidy, 83, of rural Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday afternoon, May 2, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born June 3, 1937, in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Harry D. and Grace C. (Grove) Loose. She married Ronald G. Leidy Nov. 25, 1958, at Zion Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. She is survived by her beloved husband of 62 years: three daughters: Lawr B. Leidy of Huntingdon, Mary Lois Phelps (Chuck) of Williamsburg and Virginia G. Roberts (Douglas) of Loretto; a...

  • Kathleen Ellen Hunter

    May 6, 2021

    Kathleen Ellen Hunter, 70, of Henrietta, went home to be with her Lord, Friday evening, April 30, 2021, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Sept. 10, 1950, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Harry J. and Ellen (Cates) Whitaker. She married Daniel L. Hunter Aug. 3, 1968, in South Fork. She is survived by her beloved husband of 52 years; two daughters: Bernadette J. Hunter of Culpeper, Va. and Adrienne Y. Hunter of Martinsburg; a son, Donald E. Hunter (Tammy) of...

  • Thomas Emory Bowers, Jr.

    May 6, 2021

    Thomas Emory Bowers, Jr., 65, of Henrietta, passed away peacefully at home Sunday night, May 2, 2021, surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born Feb. 1, 1956, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Thomas Bowers, Sr.; and his mother, Beverly (Emery) Stock and husband Phillip of Henrietta. He married Vickie M. Dick April 7, 1979, in Roaring Spring. He is survived by his wife; three children: Heather Wenerick (Greg Potter) of Williamsburg, Brandy Moyer (Cory) of Roaring Spring, and Adam Bowers (Christa...

  • Blair County Balloon Artist Brings Global Happiness Campaign to Area

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 6, 2021

    When department of health and state officials across the country mapped out plans for mitigating the spread of COVID-19, one of the most polarizing mandates was the requirement to wear a mask while in public. Pro and anti-mask lines were drawn, creating a whole new set of issues for people who work with the public to deal with. For those who work in any service industry, enforcing their company's mask policy has been met with abuse and ridicule from some, putting them in the impossible...

  • Administration Seeks Applicants to Fill Veterans Commission Positions

    May 6, 2021

    Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) is seeking veterans to apply for three member-at-large positions on the State Veterans Commission, including one position reserved for a woman veteran. “Pennsylvania has the fourth largest veteran population in the nation with nearly 800,000 veterans. Fortunately, having a diversified State Veterans Commission helps us understand what is important to all veterans,” said Wolf. “The members of the commission are truly invested in our commu...

  • Central Pa. Council of Republican Women Host Prothonotary Debate

    May 6, 2021

    The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will be hosting a prothonotary debate between Blair County Prothonotary Robin Patton and candidate for prothonotary William “Bill” Straesser. This will be the Council’s first 2021 event. The debate will take place Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m. at the Altoona Grand Hotel, 1 Sheraton Dr., Altoona. The moderator for the debate is Attorney Joel Seelye of Grabill & Seelye P.L.L.C. This event is free and open to the public. It will provide an opportunity for the public to hear from two Repub...

  • Supporters Say 'Growing Solutions' Act Will Give Farmers Opportunity for Revenue

    KAYLA BERGMAN, Senior Policy Associate Center for Rural Affairs|May 6, 2021

    Carbon payment programs offer a financial opportunity for farmers implementing important conservation on their farms and while there has been growing excitement for these programs, standardization and verification is necessary. Thanks to a bipartisan effort, which includes Sens. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Deb Fischer (R-NE), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Growing Climate Solutions Act has been reintroduced in Congress and passed through the Committee on Agric...

  • Martinsburg Library to Offer Lots of Books For Sale

    MARGARET STEINFURTH, Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    The Martinsburg Community Library appreciates all the donations of books for the book sale scheduled for May 27-29 during library hours. Since we have not had a book sale since September 2020, due to the pandemic, quite a number of donated books have accumulated. Because the library has very limited storage space, we asked Allan Bassler, owner of the Herald, if he could let us use some of his empty storage bins. Three storage bins have been filled with books. There is still some room for those...

  • Wolf Admin. Supports CRNA Designation for Nurses

    May 6, 2021

    The administration of Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced that it fully supports professional designation for certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) in Pennsylvania. The Department of State endorsed the plan in an April 28 letter to the Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists (PANA), which represents more than 3,700 CRNAs and students in the commonwealth. The department, which is responsible for professional licensing, spent more than a year reviewing the proposal as part of its Sunrise Evaluation Report examining the state’s o...

  • Wild Women and the Blue by Denny S. Bryce

    May 6, 2021

    Film student Sawyer Hayes is struggling. A devastating personal loss has put his professional dreams on hold as he tries to figure out how to move on. Items from the “long ago box,” as he refers to the storage bin in his grandmother’s attic, may be just the catalyst he needs as he searches for the missing pieces to finish his doctoral thesis on legendary black film maker Oscar Micheaux. But that all hinges on the cooperation of 110-year-old Miss Honoree Dalcour, the only person alive who can f...

  • Pennsylvania Bill Would Help Farmers Adopt Conservation-Friendly Practices, Improve Watersheds

    May 6, 2021

    By DAVE FIDLIN The Center Square A proposed program designed to bring conservation friendly financial resources to farmers across Pennsylvania could come to fruition if recently introduced legislation is enacted. State Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Bradford, is the primary sponsor of Senate Bill 465, which calls for the creation of an agricultural conservation assistance program. The legislation currently is in the hands of the Senate’s Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee. At its core, the bill calls for funding and technical support to expand conservat...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 7, 1896 Several farmers lost caluable horsed during the severe April heat wave. Six persons were graduated at the second commencement exercises of Martinsburg High School held on May 4 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. The account of the commencement program took four of the six columns on the front page and was continued for two full columns on the back page. In addition Jasper, the Roaring Spring correspondent, attended the Martinsburg graduation and took much of his column space describing it. Ed G. Bridenthal, who was noted f...

  • Blair County Loses 'A True Patriot'

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    John F. Gority has been described as a true patriot. According to fellow veteran Stanley Snyder, John really loved America. He was proud of his country and he was proud of his family. Gority, a veteran who passed away April 12, lost a leg by stepping on a landmine in Vietnam. According to Minister Paul Johnson, he still never gave up on life. "John was a real go-getter. He didn't let the loss of a limb slow him down," Johnson said. Johnson said that if you knew Gority, you knew he was a...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 6, 1971 Three Williamsburg students – Evelyn Barker, Susan Green and Irene Skvir – were selected to play with the Altoona Symphony Orchestra. Rueben Holsinger of Martinsburg was electrocuted while working on wiring at the Roaring Spring Blank Book Co. Rev. Peter Pfeiffer accepted the pastorate at Salem United Methodist Church of Christ in Beavertown. The Herald named Lenora “Nellie” Michelone of Williamsburg RD 1 as its “Morrisons Cove Mother of the Year.” H. Roth Berry was named president of the Williamsburg Lions Club. Centr...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 6, 1921 Commencement week at Martinsburg High was front page news. Baccalaureate services were held in the Church of God with Pastor W.H. Snyder addressing the graduates. Class Day exercises were held in Brumbaugh Hall with teachers Prof. M. Elton Dean and Mary Graffius leading the opening march. Introduction of class was made by President Roy Brumbaugh, after which Rose Lower presented the class statistics. Commencement on Tuesday was Marred by rain. Vocalist Kenton Miller and accompanist Mary Straesser opened the program. Prof....

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 2, 1996 A faulty pump and a major leak combined to place Roaring Spring in a water crisis over the weekend. The Roaring Spring Mill of Appleton Papers Inc. has been named a recipient of the esteemed Cornerstone Award by the Pennsylvania Quality Leadership Award Council. Norma Decker of Hollidaysburg since 1980, formerly of Roaring Spring, is a patient at Presbyterian University Hospital, Pittsburgh, waiting for a liver transplant. The Morrisons Cove Fresh Air Committee espects to invite 30 children from New York City for two-week...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 9, 1946 Martinsburg Borough Council received a petition asking it to engage in legal action leading to the annexation of over 30 properties on the northeast and southeast sides of the borough. The Martinsburg Sportsmen’s Association sold its hunting lodge at Beavertown to Frank Creighton of Juniata, Altoona. Rev. And Mrs. H.W. Hanawalt, steward and matron of the Morrisons Cove Home, were vacationing for a month in Alberta, Canada, where they were visiting Rev. Hanawalt’s sister. Altoona City Council voted against renewing its joi...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 6, 2021

    Herald of May 5, 2011 Martinsburg Borough Council approved paving about 1,470 feet of borough streets and alleys this summer. The job is expected to cost about $40,000 although Borough Manager Randy Stoltz warned councilmembers that fluctuating petroleum prices have a strong effect of asphalt prices. The Spring Cove Education Foundation announced the 2011 recipients of the Educator, Support Staff and Volunteer of the Year awards. Honored were: Mrs. Delores O’Dea, support staff of the year; Miss Julie Potter, volunteer of the year; Mrs. Diane H...

  • Matter of Motives

    Lee H. Hamilton|May 6, 2021

    One of the aspects of life that is sometimes tricky to discern and weigh is one’s motives. I do not always question my motives; however, it is helpful to do so pretty often. With just about every act we could pause and ask a few related questions… Why am I about to do this? What was the reason I said that? Why am I thinking what I am thinking right now? What is the reason I want to buy this? Why am I eating or drinking this at the moment? Give it a try. Why are you reading this column? It is...

  • Thought for the Week

    May 6, 2021

    Today is National Day of Prayer. Hopefully, you will be able to attend some sort of prayer rally. Pray your life will be radically different from the life lived by Judas Iscariot. I said last week, “Mary’s attitude and the attitude of Judas Iscariot were diametrically opposed.” How did Judas get to where he was in the time frame we call Holy Week? We know little about him. We know he was chosen as a disciple of Jesus Christ. We know he was sent out with another disciple, two by two, to prepa...

  • Woodbury Business Works with Small Businesses to Provide Variety of Products

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    For both Darin and Michele Helsel of Woodbury, crafting and being social come naturally, so they decided to combine those two loves and create Helsel Harvester Homestead. Michele, a mother of two girls and a full-time nurse at the Village of Morrison’s Cove along with her husband Darin, who has two boys and owns Helsel Tractor Restorations, decided it was time for a new venture, and Helsel Harvester Homestead was born. “Most of our customers live in the community and surrounding areas,” Miche...

  • 'Small Town Pizza' Now Open in Martinsburg

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|May 6, 2021

    Mike and Stacey Kopco, who have been in the pizza business for 26 years, have officially started their own pizza shop. Small Town Pizza, formerly Fox's Pizza in Martinsburg, is located at 128 W. Allegheny St. The name Small Town Pizza is a nod to Mike and Stacey's upbringings, both in small towns, and their choice to start a pizza place in a small town 26 years ago. "Stacey and I both grew up in small towns in the Johnstown area," said co-owner Mike. "So when we were looking for a place to put...

  • DUI Task Force Releases Results from April 30 Checkpoint

    May 6, 2021

    On Friday April 30, 2021, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI Checkpoint, which included support of roving patrol units. The following results are from the detail: • 469 individual contacts • 11 vehicle code citations • 26 written warnings • 2 impaired driving arrests • 1 underage impaired driving arrest • 1 underage liquor law violation Remember, friends don’t let friends drive impaired!...

  • Public Notices

    May 6, 2021

    Advertisement for Bid Sealed proposals will be received by the Freedom Township of Blair County at 131 Municipal Street, East Freedom, PA 16637, until 3 p.m. on June 1, 2021 for the following: Item 1, 416 L.F., Milling of Bituminious pavement notches Item 2, 444 ton, Superpave scratch and leveling course 9.5 mm, in place Item 3, 1,930 ton, Superpave wearing course, 9.5mm, in place Item 4, 394 ton, Superpave wearing course, 19.0mm, in place The Pennsylvania Prevaling Wage ACT applies to this project only if the bid amount exceeds $100,000.00....

  • Martinsburg Man Jailed on Firearm Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 6, 2021

    A Martinsburg man is behind bars after being charged on two consecutive days for illegally possessing firearms. According to charges filed by both Freedom Township and Martinsburg Borough police, George E. Stewart, 70, and a convicted felon, had multiple guns in his home and vehicle. According to the first set of charges filed by Freedom Township police, on April 29, an officer responded to a call for an intoxicated man, later identified as Stewart, attempting to purchase alcohol at the Mckee...

  • Ducks in the Drain

    May 6, 2021

    Members of the Martinsburg Fire Department came to the rescue the morning of Sunday, May 2, to save ducklings from a storm drain at East Christina and North Mulberry streets. "Large or small, they are on the call," said Crystal Blattenberger in a Facebook post. Blattenberger's family called the fire department after hearing a mother duck in distress. The mother duck was reunited with seven of her 11 babies....

  • Memorial Park Sets Annual 'Beautification Day' on May 8

    May 6, 2021

    Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will hold its annual Spring Community Beautification Day on Saturday, May 8, starting at 10 a.m. The primary focus this year will be raking leaves in Acorn Cove, distribution of new playground wood chips in the playpark and painting the pool. Groups already committed to helping include Martinsburg Boys Scouts, Memorial Church of the Brethren Youth Group and the Central High School Varsity Boys Baseball Team. Individuals interested in helping the park get ready for another summer season can check in at the pool on...

  • Pa. to Lift COVID-19 Mitigations by May 31

    May 6, 2021

    The Wolf administration, in coordination with the COVID-19 Vaccine Joint Task Force, announced May 4 that mitigation orders except masking will be lifted on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31 at 12:01 a.m. The current order requiring Pennsylvanians to wear masks will be lifted when 70 percent of Pennsylvanians age 18 and older are fully vaccinated. Face coverings are required to be worn indoors and outdoors if away from your home. In accordance with the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, fully vaccinated P...

  • PennDOT Reminds Drivers About Hot Car Kid Safety

    May 6, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is reminding Pennsylvanians as warmer weather approaches to be extra cautious with children and animals in vehicles. National Heatstroke Prevention Day was Saturday, May 1. PennDOT has learned from Kids and Car Safety organization that a North Carolina 5-month-old baby lost her life after being left alone in a hot car last Sunday, April 25. This was the first reported hot car death of the year. This year, PennDOT and other safety partners...

  • Vaccine Hesitancy Among Longterm Care Workers A Complex Issue, Pennsylvania Providers Group Says

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|May 6, 2021

    Vaccine hesitancy among long-term care staff remains a complex issue that goes beyond “selfishness,” the Pennsylvania Health Care Association said Thursday. “Two weeks ago, there were headlines that painted a picture of selfish, uninformed workers who refused to take the vaccine,” said Zach Shamberg, president and CEO of PHCA. “It’s not that simple.” The association, which represents more than 400 long-term care and senior service providers that treat 50,000 elderly and disabled residents, said an internal survey revealed that 63 percent of wor...

  • A Few Odds And Ends

    May 6, 2021

    This spring, I enjoyed several days of dry-fly fishing to a hatch of flies known as grannoms. I encountered these early season caddisflies several times, including on the BFO (big, famous, overfished) River. Remarkably, the BFO was not being pounded on the days I visited it. This occurred before information about the BFO's hatch appeared on social media. Perhaps the closest I came to feeling out of place in the outdoors this spring occurred one evening on the BFO while I was rigging up where a p...

  • Sports Roundup and Cancellations

    May 6, 2021

    MID-STATE BOYS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Standings West Shamokin: 7 wins, 0 losses, 1.000 pct Central: 5 wins, 1 loss, 0.833 pct Bishop Guilfoyle: 2 wins, 4 losses, 0.333 pct Forest Hills: 2 wins, 4 losses, 0.333 pct DuBois: 0 wins, 7 losses, 0.000 pct CENTRAL H.S. Softball Central vs. Huntington Central defeated Huntington 6-5. Central stats: Lacey Lynn - 2 for 4 w/ 2B Madison Benfer - 3 for 4 w/ 2B Regan Dodson - 2B (winning hit) Winning pitcher Kennedy Hoyt - 8 K’s Track BOYS: Central 34 Bellwood 116 Central 77 Everett 70 GIRLS: Central 23 B...

  • Roaring Spring Man Shoots 100 Turkeys

    May 6, 2021

    John Baker of Roaring Spring shot his 100th turkey at the start of spring turkey season. Baker has been hunting turkeys since he was 12 years old. From 1960 to 2021, Baker has shot 100 turkeys, all in Pennsylvania and all in Blair and Bedford counties....

  • Turkey Hunters Reminded To Carry Tags

    May 6, 2021

    Every Pennsylvania spring turkey hunter wants to attach their tag to the leg of a big gobbler, but to do so, all need to be sure they have their licenses with them while hunting. Hunters in every season must carry their valid general licenses and proper identification. And harvest tags must be carried in any season during which harvested game must be tagged. A recently adopted change to be enacted next license year will allow hunters to carry digital licenses as an alternative to carrying certain paper licenses. But even when this change takes...

  • Deer Association, PGC Plan Upcoming Informational Meeting on CWD

    May 6, 2021

    The National Deer Association, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Game Commission and Wildlife Futures Program, is holding a series of meetings to update and inform the public on Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), a disease that always is fatal to the deer and elk it infects. All meetings will be held virtually through Zoom. The first meeting will be held on May 5. Information presented at each of the six meetings will be tailored to a different Game Commission region. The meeting for the Southcentral Region, where Blair County is located, will b...

  • CWD and Disease Management Areas (DMAs)

    May 6, 2021

    Following the detection of CWD in both captive and free-ranging deer in Pennsylvania, the Game Commission established Disease Management Areas (DMAs). Within DMAs, rehabilitation of cervids (deer, elk and moose); the use or possession of cervid urine-based attractants in an outdoor setting; the removal of high-risk cervid parts; and the feeding of wild, free-ranging cervids are prohibited. The Game Commission has three Disease Management Areas (DMAs) – DMA 2, 3 and 4 – across the state. (DM...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    May 6, 2021

    "And we begin." The statement from my friend sounded more like a question in a winsome tone of voice as she turned to look at me before she left with kale from my garden for her roadside stand. I understood her perfectly. As counted among those who make their living from the land, we knew how dependent we were on a Higher Power that controls the weather. We knew how powerless we were to provide the needed sunshine and rain. We knew how simply inadequate we were to make a seed sprout and a...

  • Walason Crowned Guernsey Queen

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    Macy Walason of Green Slopes Farm, Imler was chosen as the 2021-2022 PA State Guernsey Queen at the 89th Annual Awards Banquet of the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association held on April 23, 2021, in Bedford. Macy was judged on her knowledge of the Guernsey breed and the dairy industry, speaking ability, activities and awards in the Junior Guernsey association, FFA and 4-H activities and awards, community service hours, personality and poise. Macy is the daughter of Jeff and Angelique...

  • Ft. Roberdeau Space & Time Discovery Trail Opens

    May 6, 2021

    Fort Roberdeau held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the opening of the Space & Time Discovery Trail on April 22, 2021....

  • Proclamation of Police Appreciation

    May 6, 2021

    At the Martinsburg Borough Council meeting May 3, Mayor Richard Brantner Sr. issued a proclamation for Martinsburg Police Department Appreciation Week, the week of May 9. Mayor Brantner applauded police for always being able to "courageously put their lives at risk every day to protect us and ensure our safety." The mayor thanked Martinsburg and surrounding areas for always being supportive of officers. "Speaking for myself and wearing the law enforcement uniform for 33 years, I have yet to...

  • Claysburg Woman's 90th Birthday Parade Included Local Police, Fire Departments

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|May 6, 2021

    Charlotta McCreary of Claysburg celebrated her 90th birthday on April 29. Joined by East Freedom police and fire departments, McCreary’s family organized a birthday parade that spanned from the Milky Way in East Freedom to the fire hall. A policeman blocked traffic on Dunnings Highway to allow the parade to move through. More than 10 family members and friends followed the fire trucks on the parade route. A mother of 14, McCreary raised her children in a home of “sharing, caring and love,” said her daughter, Suzanne Dellinger. “After all the...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My sister Julie and I are so blessed with such an extraordinary mother, Suzanne, whose unconditional love and friendship truly makes her such an incredible woman. I often think back to the best story I have with my mom and it takes place around Christmas time when I was 8 years old. At that time, Titanic was a huge success and everyone had to have Rose’s sapphire necklace she wore in the movie. I saw it in the Avon catalog and begged my mom to get it for me for Christmas that year. The next wee...

  • Springtime Smile!

    May 6, 2021

    Miriam Roberts, 1 year old, of Williamsburg enjoying the beautiful weather outside this past weekend. Miriam is the daughter of Pastor Matt and Cassie Roberts, Williamsburg....

  • Williamsburg VFW Celebrates 75th Anniversary

    May 6, 2021

    Williamsburg VFW Memorial Post 6086 received the Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of 75 years of service. This award was given by VFW Commander-in-Chief Harold "Hal" Roesch II. Roesch cites members of this post as "a pillar of support for Williamsburg." Post 6068 was established on March 11, 1946....

  • AAA: Western Pa. Gas Prices Stable; Demand Declines

    May 6, 2021

    Gas prices in Western Pennsylvania are steady this week at $3.034 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average – $3.034 Average price during the week of April 26, 2021 – $3.035 Average price during the week of May 4, 2020 – $2.070 At the start of May, the national gas price average is $2.90, which is three cents more than a month ago. Pump prices in April saw minimal movement compared to March, which increased 15 cents from start to finish....

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 6, 2021

    Every year, it’s the same question over and over to my mom for Mother’s Day – what do you want? Usually I get the same answer – “a good meal.” For Mother’s Day this year, I am whipping up some ribeye steaks on the grill accented with blue cheese butter, baked potatoes, salad and a special surprise dessert. This week for my recipes, I decided to give you two secret recipes for Mom’s dinner – blue cheese butter for steaks and copycat Red Lobster biscuits. These recipes will sure accentuate any meal you cook for your mom this Mother’s Day week...

  • REMINDER: Penelec Schedules Power Outage for Cove

    May 6, 2021

    Residents of the Cove and Willimaburg are reminded that Penelec customers in Martinsburg and Williamsburg can expect an interruption of service on Wednesday, May 12, while repairs are made to a substation. A Penelec spokesperson said the planned outage is scheduled for between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., weather permitting. If inclement weather or unforeseen issues prevent work on May 12, the outage will take place the following day, Thursday, May 13. Areas affected include but are not limited to, Allegheny Street, East Allegheny Street, West Allegheny...

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