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  • Central Crowns Prom Royalty

    May 25, 2023

    The Central High School prom was held on Saturday, May 20, at the Casino at Lakemont Park. To the right are Prom Queen Ellayna Closson and Prom åAbove is the Prom Court: (front row, from left) Alex Klotz, Jillian Dalansky, Ellayna Closson Morgan Claycomb, and Erin Dively; (back row, from left) Kade Rhule, Luke Bettwy, Shalen Yingling, Rylan Daugherty, and Timmy McFarland....

  • Martinsburg Man Convicted In 2017 Now Facing Federal Firearms Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 25, 2023

    A Martinsburg man with a history of gun violations is in Cambria County Prison under federal custody after being charged last month in Western District Court of selling “ghost guns” and “hit kits.” Federal prosecutors allege that multiple guns seized had no identifying serial numbers Harry E. Miller, 47, is charged with dealing and manufacturing firearms without a license, possession of a firearm or ammunition by a felon, conspiracy to deal and manufacture firearms without a license and engaging in business as a firearms manufacturer...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Banquet Honors Members

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion Award Banquet took place on the club grounds with about 200 folks attending. Weather was not a problem for the banquet, but quickly changed for the tractor pull, which had to be canceled due to rain and will be held Saturday, May 27, with weigh-in at 3 p.m. and start at 4 p.m. The awards, presented by President Fred Mellott, started with Distinguished Member of the Year, which went to Dennis Wiles. Steve Ayers was named Member of the Year. The Deceased Member of...

  • Catharine Looks for Answers from Residents

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    Catharine Township supervisors unveiled their mailer for the 245 township residents, looking for answers to questions supervisors have and how they can improve the township. All residents are strongly encouraged to participate and can send answers back via mail, email or in-person. “We just want to better serve the residents in our township. This gives us insight on what is important to them, and how we can make things better,” Chairman Heather Flaig said. Questions include issues facing Catharine Township today, supporting a mill increase...

  • Williamsburg FFA Chapter Holds Annual Banquet

    May 25, 2023

    The Williamsburg FFA Chapter held its annual banquet on Friday, April 28, in the high school auditorium to recognize members for their accomplishments and award FFA Degrees. Students recognized include: 2022 State FFA Activities Week Participants • Agricultural Mechanics and Technology Team: Justin Brubaker, Cole Nicewonger, Elijah Shultz & CJ Smith • Milk Quality and Products: Eleanor Brubaker and Sam Parks • Safe Tractor Driving: Ivan Brubaker 2022 State Envirothon...

  • Second-, Third-Grade Teachers Talk Love of Education

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    SECOND GRADE Traci McCall For Traci McCall, a book sale could arguably be one of the deciding factors as to why she wanted to be an elementary school teacher. "I had always wanted to be a teacher," McCall said. "When I was young, I loved to play school. I remember when the elementary school would have a book sale in the summer. There were teacher books, student books, and library books you could buy for just a few centers. I was especially excited about the teacher books with the answers."...

  • Lack of Volunteers

    KATHY MELLOTT|May 25, 2023

    It was nothing short of a massive horizontal Jack and the Beanstalk. Let a few volunteers reseed, go away for a week or so and come home to pumpkin and ornamental gourd vines covering the ground around the garage and the northern side of the house. My 2022 experience with annual vegetable plants which reseeded gave new meaning to the term “volunteers.” The two intertwined and set about taking over. At one point the vines and their lovely orange fruit covered the purple clematis vine and trellis, obliterated the three sizable boxwood along...

  • Longwells First in PJAS State Meeting

    May 25, 2023

    Siblings Daniel and Laura Longwell, children of Paul and Beth Longwell of Martinsburg, recently made a showing at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science (PJAS) state meeting held at Penn State University May 14 through 16, 2023. Laura, who is in seventh grade at Spring Cove Middle School, presented her project to a panel of judges in addition to 11 of her peers. She received a 1st Award in the physics category for her project "The Effect of Airbrush Pressure on Color Concentration." In addit...

  • WISE Women Announce Spring Scholarship Recipients

    May 25, 2023

    WISE Women of Blair County has announced the scholarship recipients for the spring 2023 term. These scholarships are available to women residents of Blair County 21 years of age and older who have overcome adversity or discrimination in their lives and are pursuing post-secondary education. A total of $6,000 was awarded to the following four women: Leslie Miller-Jacobs, who is a student in the bachelors degree program in Nursing at Penn State World Campus; Isabelle Centeno, who is a student in the Associates degree program at Penn Highlands...

  • R. Barry Isenberg

    May 25, 2023

    R. Barry Isenberg, 79, of Williamsburg, is now “All In God’s Hands”, Saturday morning, May 20, 2023, at the James E. VanZandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. He was born June 8, 1943, in Boyertown, Berks County, son of the late, Raymond C. and Bernadine M. “Deanie” Isenberg. On Dec. 13, 1965, he married Mary Ann Robinson in Elkton, MD. He is survived by his beloved wife, Mary Ann of 57 years; a daughter, Barrina Kae Hall (Randy) of Williamsburg; a son, Troy Darren Isenberg (Rita) of Altoon...

  • Dorothy I. Wagner

    May 25, 2023

    Dorothy I. Wagner, 90, of Martinsburg, went home to be with her Lord, Saturday morning, May 13, 2023 at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born Dec. 27, 1932, in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Chalmer S. and Vesta Leone (Kephart) Brumbaugh. She was married to the late Walter M. Wagner, who passed away Sept. 14, 2012. She is survived by two sons: Randall C. Wagner (John Jarboe) of Phoenixville and Edwin K. Wagner (Joyce) of Roaring Spring; a daughter, K...

  • Gail L. Keith

    May 25, 2023

    Gail L. Keith, 81, of Martinsburg, was called home by the Lord shortly before 5 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, May 9, 2023, at Homewood at Martinsburg. At her request, a committal service was conducted privately at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, Daniel Horton officiated. She was born March 18, 1942, in Altoona, she was the eldest daughter of the late Kenneth P. and Helen G. (Cogan) Holt of New Enterprise. She was preceded in death by a sister, Cheryl A., in 1967. She is survived by a daughter, Amy C....

  • Fannie W. (Ringler) Newswanger

    May 25, 2023

    Fannie W. (Ringler) Newswanger, of Woodbury, died Monday, May 22, 2023 at the age of 81 years, 5 months, and 11 days at her home. She was born Dec. 11, 1941, in Churchtown, daughter of the late Floyd K. and Anna G. (Weaver) Ringler. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Ivan N. Newswanger; four sons: Leon and wife, Cheryl of Woodbury, Marlin and wife, Marie of Johnsonville, IL, Ivan and wife, Freda of Woodbury, and Floyd of Willow, AK; four daughters: Marion, wife of Wayne Graham of Woodbury, Ruth Ann, wife of Jonathan Rudoph of Boiling...

  • Portage Railroad Subject Of Duncansville Historical Society Meeting

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The Old Portage Railroad was the subject of May’s meeting of the Duncansville Historical Society. Amateur historian Donald B Miller talked about the rise and fall of the Old Portage Railroad. March 21, 1824, a board of Canal Commissioners were appointed. Surveys of routes over the Allegheny mountains were completed in December 1824. In February of 1826 construction of “Public Works” were authorized by legislation. On Nov. 21, 1829, Civil Engineer Mencure Robinson reported on his survey....

  • N. Main Street Project Started

    May 25, 2023

    Excavating Associates, Inc. announced the start of a roadway improvements project to rebuild part of North Main Street, which began Monday, May 22, 2023, in Roaring Spring. Traffic will now follow a 1.6-mile detour using Route 36 (Main Street), East Main Street and Spang Street for the contractor to begin removal of the existing roadway and slope excavation for roadway realignment. A new bituminous roadway will be constructed, along with drainage and guiderail improvements. Motorists are advised to use caution and should allow extra time to...

  • Guardian: $5,000 Award For Nurse Entrepreneurs

    May 25, 2023

    Guardian Nurses Healthcare Advocates has partnered with The Nightingale Awards of Pennsylvania to support an entrepreneurial Pennsylvania nurse who has started a healthcare business or whose business has been in operation for less than two years. The $5,000 Guardian Nurses Entrepreneurial Award helps fund businesses including, but not limited to, those developing and selling a home health product or medical device, or offering independent nursing services, such as patient care, nursing education, home health and/or consulting services. “There...

  • Letters to the Editor

    May 25, 2023

    To the Editor: With great interest, I have been following the articles about the Dilling family and its abandoned cemetery in your publication. Years ago, I wrote a master’s thesis about former German soldiers (“Hessians”) who settled in York County, PA after the American Revolution, and Casper Dilling, the progenitor of the family, came to my attention at that time. I chortled at this week’s installment (“Last Visit with the Dillings,” May 11, 2023, p. B1) about Casper because it is riddled with obvious historical errors. Allow me...

  • Books to Borrow Roaring Spring Public Library Recommends

    May 25, 2023

    All of us are on a tight grocery budget. Some of us want to grow our own salad greens. It is possible on a budget. Grow all the fresh salad greens you need for the entire year and during the winter months. No special equipment is required. Author Peter Burke was tired of the growing season ending with the first frost. Peter didn’t have the time or interest in high-input grow lights or greenhouses. Most techniques for growing what are commonly referred to as “microgreens” left him feeling...

  • It Takes Everyone To Prevent Child Abuse

    MELISSA WAGNER, Program Director|May 25, 2023

    For almost two decades, the team of specially trained professionals at Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in Sunbury has served children identified as victims of abuse by providing a safe space where children and their families find peace, trust and access to services. Our first priority is the child’s healing. Through a child-centered approach, we address the child’s physical and mental health in an environment built for them. The CAC is staffed by a small but mighty team including a forensic...

  • Local Resident Recalls: Little Girl Rides Attic Floor To Safety While Family Perishes In Johnstown Flood

    May 25, 2023

    Note: This article originally appeared in the Morrisons Cove Herald June 10, 1948, edition on Page 1. It was transcribed by Lugene Shelly. Fifty-nine years ago last week, two simple words which contain one of America’s most gripping stories of horror and tragedy, first cast their spell on sympathetic minds. As verification of their impact, the same words were featured this week in newspapers across the nation and crowded out of the day’s events on national news broadcasts. To one resident of Morrisons Cove they were an especially bitter...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of May 26, 1898 The old “vets” will meet at G.A.R. hall on Monday morning where a general procession of all societies, Sunday Schools, etc. will form and march to the cemetery, then return to the ME. Church for an address. Dr. Nason was called to Hollidaysburg on Tuesday as an expert in the Mrs. Thomas case vs. the trolley road. The navy department has awarded an additional contract to the Patton Coal company, Patton, for 300,000 tons of steam coal. The company ordered additional machinery to meet the deadline. Howard Kagereis was...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of May 31, 1973 John Wareham of Martinsburg estimated 414 camping units were on hand for the fourth annual Westward Ho Campout of the National Campers and Hikers Association held at Memorial Park in Martinsburg over Memorial Day weekend. Roaring Spring Enterprises purchased the apple packing plant owned by the Cove Apple Packers Cooperative. The Co-op had fallen into financial difficulties, and in March its members voted to sell the plant and dissolve the co-op. Michael Claycomb and Luann Lingenfelter were crowned May Day king and queen...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of June 1, 1923 Lost- On Thursday, Pa. auto license 636-846 and tail light, on road from Martinsburg to Brumbaugh. Finder will confer a favor by notifying P. O. Box 3, Martinsburg, Pa. Memorial Day was fittingly and patriotically observed by the people of our town. Appropriate services were held in Memorial Park and Hon. Harry E. Thompson of Tyrone was the orator of the day. After the services all proceeded to the cemeteries where flower girls bedecked the graves of the heroic dead. Sunday evening at 7 o’clock is the hour set for our...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of June 4, 1998 The Martinsburg Community Fire Company had a busy week, and in just one day they responded to five different calls. Calls included a barn fire on Over Road, a car fire, smoke in the building at Nason Hospital, accidents, and a false alarm call to Homewood. The Williamsburg Fire Company was called to a fire at the Williamsburg High School that began in a closet in the biology room. The fire was brought under control quickly, and damage was confined to the chemistry and biology rooms. The cause of the fire was under...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of June 3, 1948 Vaughn Horton, a native of Robertsdale, has a polka called “Toolie Oolie, Doolie” at number 4 on the Hit Parade. He used to play for dances at the Memorial Park in Martinsburg and at square dances in East Freedom. He and his brother Roy maintain offices at 1619 Broadway, New York City. He is married to the former Sue Mellott of Everett, and his brother Olin is editor of the Broad Top Bulletin. His father, S. George Horton, lives in Wood on the Broadtop. Four service clubs in Morrisons Cove are asking every family to...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 25, 2023

    Herald of May 30, 2013 On Friday morning a threat was reported as students at the Williamsburg Community Elementary School arrived for classes. Students were evacuated to the high school gymnasium, but parents were not notified of the situation because of the failure of the email alert system used by the district. The public learned of the dismissal through local television stations. District officials were looking into options for notifying parents and guardians in the future. Spring Cove School District’s preliminary budget would eliminate...

  • The Life of a Pastor

    Linda Sollenberger|May 25, 2023

    Do you ever take time to think about the life/job of your pastor? For 65 years I sat in church and reaped the reward of countless well-thought-out sermons, meaningful worship where the words of the hymns matched the message, organized Bible studies, and a myriad of other benefits that I gave little thought to. It was not until I went through two years of classes to be authorized as a lay leader that I began to think about the preaching life. No other modern public speaker does what the preacher tries to do. Attorneys have bagged evidence and...

  • Thought for the Week

    May 25, 2023

    To intercede basically means to get between two people in order to produce harmony or an agreement between them. Intercession is a type of prayer wherein a person comes before God on behalf of someone else. It is a choice decision and a matter of loving concern. Christian folks often do it on behalf of someone who is sick or injured. In fact, I suppose that 80 percent or more of the prayers offered in church are this type. I certainly affirm such prayers. Usually such prayers are public...

  • Potter Cre ek Lutheran Church Holding Memorial Day Service

    May 25, 2023

    Potter Creek Lutheran Church. Memorial Day Services will be held Sunday, May 28, at 11 a.m. Pastor Paul R. Snyder of Holsinger Church of the Brethren will be giving the message. His wife Janet will be the special music, accompanied by Lucille Dell. Come to hear the word of God and the beautiful singing and see the uniqueness of the 181-year-old church. Everyone is welcomed by invitation from Steve Claycomb....

  • Public Notices

    May 25, 2023

    Used Motor Grader To BE PURCHASED Sealed proposals for the purchase of a used Motor Grader will be received by the Taylor Township Supervisors before their meeting on June 5, 2023. Bids will be received at the Taylor Township office until 3 PM on June 5, 2023. Bids will be opened and read aloud at the Township’s meeting. The grader to be purchased must be a “2009” model year or newer, 14 foot moldboard, and with less than 5900 hours use.Complete specifications may be obtained at the Township Office or by calling 814-224-2738. Proposals...

  • Dinner Held for Distinguished Alumni of HASD

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The Hollidaysburg Area School District Alumni Association honored this year’s distinguished alumni at a dinner held on Feb. 11 at the U.S. Hotel. HON. STEPHANIE MARTZ 2023 Distinguished Alumnus The Hon. Stephanie Martz, a 1987 HAHS graduate, is the chief administrative officer and general counsel of The National Retail Federation, where her responsibilities include managing the organization’s in-house counsel department as well as NRF’s policy positions on a variety of issues such as payments and intellectual property. Martz came to NRF...

  • Lady Dragons Finish Regular Season

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    To finish out the regular season of the Central Lady Dragon Softball team, they faced the Central Cambria Lady Red Devils. After a rough first inning, the Dragons fell behind and were never able to catch up, losing 6-2. Against the Red Devils, the Dragons fell into an early deficit after their opponents scored four in the first inning and two in the second. After scoring one in the second, the Dragons scored another in the third to only trail by four, a deficit that would remain the rest of the...

  • In the Air and On the Ground

    May 25, 2023

    Central's Eli Lingenfelter competes in the high jump, while Central's Delaney Hall competes in the long jump during the District 6 Track and Field Meet Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Altoona's Mansion Park....

  • Pine Martens Are Coming

    May 25, 2023

    On April 23, 2023, I visited the Pennsylvania Game Commission Southcentral Pennsylvania Office Building, expecting a formal presentation about the reintroduction of pine martens to Pennsylvania. There was no formal presentation. Instead, there were various display boards presenting information dealing with martens, and there was a table where mounted martens were shown in comparison to a larger fisher and a marginally smaller fox squirrel. PGC staff members were available to answer questions. The commission’s viewpoint promoting the...

  • Pirates Play Hard; It Pays Off

    May 25, 2023

    (LEFT) Williamsburg second baseman Logan Brantner collides with first baseman Alex Brantner after Logan fielded a hard hit ground ball down the first baseline. (RIGHT) Williamsburg's Parker Crownover (right) is congratulated by teammate Luke Uplinger after scoring during playoff action Monday against Blacklick Valley. The Pirates defeated Blacklick Valley 9-0, bringing their record to 9-11....

  • Dragon Baseball Rallies Back

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    Against the Penn Cambria Panthers in the first round of the District Six 3A playoffs, the game looked bleak for the Central Dragons from the start. Coming into a two-run deficit after the second inning, and that deficit extending to six runs in the fourth, things were not great for the Dragons on either side of the ball. However, the rally began in the fourth inning, where Dalton Metzger managed to drive two runs in to break the Dragons’ cold streak. An inning later, Britton Marko achieved the same feat, now having the Dragons only trail by...

  • HACP Details Past Two Months' Events

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Marketing and Program and Development committee was active in April and May. The Hello Social Workshop had 15 people participate on April 26 at the Community Room at the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library. The May spring video with the theme of outdoors/spring/summer in Hollidaysburg has begun shooting with Stephanie Everett from Tiger TV and the students from Hollidaysburg Area School District working to put the video together. Blossoms in the Burg was held May 13. HACP is sponsoring the chalk...

  • Smith Presents for 'United We Can'

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The last United We Can luncheon of the year welcomed former professional basketball player Tyler Smith. Smith spoke about his basketball career that took him all over the world. However, his main goal was to try to share something positive with the young people who were in attendance. "There is so much negative stuff that we think, we feel and we absorb through our social media and our culture," Smith said. "I want to share with them, things are always going to be hard. Life is hard, but when...

  • Jake Webb Hall Of Fame And Museum Opened in the Name Of Bodybuilding Champion

    ERIC SHIELDS, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    When Jake Webb looks around at the museum that holds his memorabilia and collection that showcases his career, the former bodybuilder sees more than that. "I have a chance to look at my life," Webb said. The Jake Webb Hall of Fame and Museum was opened this past October and is located on Rte 764 in Duncansville next to Progressive Martial Arts and Fitness Center. Owner Rocco Alianiello said, "I wanted to pay tribute to that man." Alianiello added that Webb was so far ahead of his time in...

  • HASB At Odds For 2023-24 Budget

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors passed the proposed budget for the 2023-24 school year with no tax increase or increase in millage. The budget passed by a 6-2 vote, with board members Nicole Hartman, Lonna Frye, Doug Stephens, Ronald Sommer, Scott Brenneman and Manny Nichols all voting in favor of adopting the budget while members Jennifer Costanza and Carmen Bilek voted against it. Board member Ken Snyder was absent. The budget will carry over a $3 million dollar deficit with local, state, federal revenues along with...

  • Borough Ready for Another Officer

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Hollidaysburg Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    The May Hollidaysburg Borough Council meeting focused on several key issues including the hiring of a ninth police officer, adopting stricter stormwater management policies, and the resignation of the planning/zoning/code enforcement officer. Police position The position of a ninth borough police officer has been vacant since October 2021. Chief of Police Christopher Storm said there were 371 calls for service in April 2023 versus 278 calls in April 2022. Storm wants to see two borough police officers on every shift. Outside police agencies...

  • Central Honoring 140 Grads

    May 25, 2023

    The Central High School graduation ceremony will take place on Thursday, June 1, 2022, at 7 p.m. Graduation will be located at the Roaring Spring Athletic Complex. If there is inclement weather, graduation will be moved indoors to the CHS Auditorium. Central High School will present 140 graduates for 2023. During the ceremony, Class President Jillian Dalansky and the valedictorian (to be determined) will speak. The class salutatorian (to be determined) will speak at Baccalaureate, which is...

  • NB Graduation Featuring Dr. Michael Reed as Speaker

    May 25, 2023

    Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are scheduled for Thursday, June 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. Graduation will be located at Panther Community Stadium. NBCHS will present 58 graduates for 2023. Student speakers for the ceremony include Evan Coffey, who will deliver the class welcome; Emilee Sherlock, who will give the class address; and Jacob Sensenig, who will present closing remarks. Dr. Michael Reed will be the graduation speaker at commencement. Class officers...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Sets Commencement for June 3

    May 25, 2023

    Claysburg-Kimmel High School commencement will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at noon. The ceremony will take place at the Claysburg Athletic Complex. Seventy-three students will graduate from Claysburg-Kimmel in the Class of 2023. The program will begin with reflections by Class Treasurer Chelsie Noah. The Pledge of Alliance, led by Class Secretary Sarah Helsel, will follow. Class President Emma Gill will present an address of welcome. The salutatorian's address will then be done by Taylor...

  • Williamsburg Graduation To be Held Tomorrow

    May 25, 2023

    Forty-six seniors will receive their high school diplomas as part of Williamsburg Community School District's Class of 2023 Graduation. Commencement exercises will be held tomorrow, Friday, May 26, in the high school gymnasium. Baccalaureate was held on Sunday, May 21, at 6 p.m. at the Williamsburg Zion Lutheran Church. Officers of the Class of 2023 are as follows: President Kendel Norris, Vice President Abbie Merritts, Secretary Liliana Neri and Treasurer Conner Craig. The class chose "I...

  • Blair County Unofficial Primary Election Results 2023

    May 25, 2023

    Summary Results Report Primary Election May 16, 2023 Results shown are not official. Results are only official after being certified. If no name was provided as a winner, it is not included in the results below. Herald results are incomplete. Full unofficial results can be found at http://www.blairco.org/Dept/Elections/Pages/Election-Results.aspx. Note: The Herald prints results related to the Cove. All results are not included. STATISTICS Election Day Precincts Reporting - 93 of 93 Ballots Cast - 21,531 Registered Voters - 67,277 Turnout -...

  • Central Cove FFA Banquet Honors Students, Retiring Advisor Tom Ritchey

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Spring Cove Correspondent|May 25, 2023

    Over 300 FFA student members, alumni, and parents packed the Central High School Auditorium to honor Tom Ritchey upon his retirement as ag instructor and Central Cove FFA Chapter advisor for the past 37 years at the May 19 annual Parent-Member Banquet. Central Principal Stephanie Thompson came forward to thank Ritchey for his 37 years of dedicated service to the ag program. "He inspired us to be better people and better educators," Thompson said. "He does so much more than teach. He is...

  • RS, Freedom Twp. Fire Co.'s Respond to Vehicle into Building Accident Within Minutes of Each Other

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 25, 2023

    On Monday morning, May 22, two area fire departments were called out within 10 minutes of each other for a vehicle into a building report. The Friendship Volunteer Fire Company didn't have far to travel for the 9:25 a.m. alarm of a vehicle crashing into the front of CenClear Counseling on East Main St., Roaring Spring, across the street from the fire station. According to Friendship Chief James Musselman, the silver in color vehicle had pulled out of the CenClear parking lot and turned left...

  • Five SCSB Candidates Move Along to November Ticket

    RICHARD BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 25, 2023

    The three incumbents running to retain their seats on the Spring Cove School Board will advance to the November election, but only one, Troy Wright, will appear on the ticket as a Republican. Current board President Brian Gahagan and Samantha Snowberger will appear on the ticket as a Democratic nominee. All three cross-filed but only Wright garnered enough votes to secure a nomination as a Republican candidate. Former Spring Cove superintendent and current Roaring Spring Borough Council President Rodney Green also cross-filed and will compete...