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  • Public Notices

    May 30, 2019

    Public Notice The Borough of Roaring Spring shall adopt the following Ordinance, at the Regular meeting to be held on June 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building 616 Spang Street, Roaring Spring, PA. Lisa A. Peel Borough Manager ORDINANCE NO. 2019-2 AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF ROARING SPRING, COUNTY OF BLAIR, AND COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA, PROVIDING FOR THE RECOVERY OF COSTS AND/OR PAYMENT FOR THE USE OF SPECIAL EQUIPMENT USED TO CONTROL AND/OR EXTINGUISH CHEMICAL, PETROLEUM, AND/OR HAZARDOUS MATERIAL SPILLS, FIRES, LEAKS,... Full story

  • Martinsburg Man Jailed for Fleeing from Police

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer A Martinsburg man is behind bars after fleeing an attempted traffic stop by Altoona police on May 21. According to the criminal complaint, an Altoona police officer was working traffic detail when, at approximately 3:45 p.m., he spotted a car, driven by Terry Ross Aungst III, 33, of Martinsburg, traveling on Sixth Avenue in Altoona, with an expired inspection sticker and a missing rear window. When the officer activated his emergency lights to initiate a traffic...

  • Letter to the Editor

    May 30, 2019

    To the Editor: The Armed Forces Day Committee wishes to thank all who helped to make the May 18 event a great success. We appreciate the efforts of all who volunteered, made donations of time, food and money and those who attended the event. These include our guest speaker Tammy Wholaver, local officials, service organizations presenting wreaths at the Wall That Heals, providers of military displays and information. The Jaffa Highlanders and the Northern Cambria Community Band provided music and John H. Eichelberger Jr. and Larry English...

  • Nevins, SC Board Reach Agreement Prior to Public Hearing

    May 30, 2019

    An agreement reached by the Spring Cove School Board and Central boys’ varsity basketball and assistant baseball coach Reggie Nevins on May 21 forced the cancellation of a public hearing that was scheduled for May 22. Nevins told the Herald that the two sides agreed not to hold the public hearing, fearing it would upset a lot of people and possibly turn nasty on both sides. Nevins was unanimously reinstated as varsity assistant baseball coach for the remainder of the season on May 21. Unfortunately, the Scarlet Dragons fell in the opening r...

  • 125 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of May 24, 1894 A copy of the Herald for this week was unavailable. The following news items were gathered from issues of the previous weeks. The work on the Bedford-Blair County railroad, which ran from Cessna to Brooks Mills, was rapidly progressing. To complete the project as quickly as possible, 300 men were added to the work crew during the last month. A late spring cold spell brought a light coat of frost and some cold morning air to the Cove area. Crop damage from the cold temperatures was reported to be slight. Miss Jennie Adams...

  • Vandals Cause Damage to Spring Cove School Grounds

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    The Spring Cove School District police are asking for the public's help to identify the person or persons responsible for causing damage to the grounds at the elementary and middle schools in Roaring Spring. District Police said someone driving what appears to be a pickup truck drove onto the sidewalk in front of the elementary school, before driving onto the grassy area. The vehicle then drove onto the playground and spun around, causing damage to the ground. Anyone with information is asked...

  • Northern Bedford Set to Recognize 57 Graduates Tonight

    May 30, 2019

    Commencement exercises for the Northern Bedford County High School are scheduled for 7 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30. Brian Sell, 1996 NBC alumnus, will address the Class of 2019. Fifty-seven seniors are candidates to receive their diplomas at tonight's commencement exercises, which are scheduled for the Panther Community Stadium with general seating admission. Tickets to attend commencement will be issued as in previous years. Should the weather become inclement, the program will be moved indoor...

  • 100 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of May 30, 1919 Wednesday of last week was the 99th birthday anniversary of Elizabeth Camerer, the grand old lady residing on the borough limits northeast of town. Annually and appropriately her friends gather at her home to spend this occasion with her. Each year the century mark has been coming a little closer till now less than a single year intervenes. It is not at all improbable that she will round out the full one hundred years. To the number of fifty-five relatives and friends gathered at the old Camerer Homestead, which place...

  • C-K to Honor 80 Graduates June 3

    May 30, 2019

    Eighty seniors are candidates to receive their diplomas during Claysburg-Kimmel High School's 98th commencement exercise, scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, in the high school auditorium. Baccalaureate The Claysburg-East Freedom Ministerium will sponsor a baccalaureate service for C-K's graduating class at 7 p.m. Saturday, June 1, in the high school auditorium. The service is open to the public as well as students, parents, family members, administrators, teachers and school directors. There...

  • 75 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of June 1, 1944 Another freak storm passed over a small section of Morrisons Cove Saturday afternoon and was featured by a tremendous down pour of rain, with thunder, lightning and hail. At times it would practically stop, then suddenly begin again harder than ever. No particular damage was reported in the Cove, although fields and roads were under water at some places, but on the other side of Tussey mountain the storm as it crossed covered a strip from Entriken to Cove Station, and in the area effected the oats was badly damaged. Some...

  • Spring Cove to Graduate June 6

    May 30, 2019

    Central High School’s graduation ceremonies will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field. If there is a concern regarding the weather, the commencement will be moved to the high school auditorium in Martinsburg. The baccalaureate service is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, in the high school auditorium. The commencement speakers will be announced at a later date. The class president is Caden Hazenstab; vice president is Emma Smith; secretary is Rachel McCready; and treasurer is Ali Appleman. The s...

  • 50 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of May 28, 1969 The conductor cables being stretched along the power line right-of-way through Morrisons Cove will transmit electrical power from a new mine-mouth generating station near Johnstown to the Atlantic seaboard. The high voltage line is being stretched into place by approximately 60 employees of T. F. Jackson, Inc., of Long Island, N. Y. A large number of the employees are residing in the Morrisons Cove area. In all, six two-inch cables plus two smaller wires are being hoisted to the steel towers. The Morrisons Cove Herald...

  • Thirty-Four To Receive Williamsburg Diplomas

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 30, 2019

    The Williamsburg Community School District is set to present 34 graduating seniors their diplomas during festivities beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, at the high school gym. Baccalaureate exercises will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the St. Joseph's Catholic Church. The senior awards ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, in the high school auditorium. Student speakers will be the class officers: President Gavin Keith, Vice President Chandler Edwards, Secretary Caitlyn...

  • 25 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of May 26, 1994 The Martinsburg Municipal Authority learned last week that it may soon lose the emergency use of the reservoir. The authority no longer uses the reservoir as a water supply for the borough, but has retained the use of it for fire protection and in case of an emergency, such as the storm that knocked out power in December 1992. However, the Department of Environmental Resources recently informed the authority that it may not grant the authority a water allocation permit if it does not comply with certain requirements,...

  • Honoring D Day, 75 Years Later (1)

    May 30, 2019

    The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, and Scripps Howard Foundation are offering columns written by wartime journalist Ernie Pyle immediately after the Normandy invasion. Pyle's powerful writing is a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms we enjoy. The Herald...

  • 10 Years Ago

    May 30, 2019

    Herald of May 28, 2009 The proposed skate-board/BMX park at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park is dead. According to the president of the Skateboarders and Bikers of the Cove organization, there is not enough interest in continuing to raise funds for the project. Following a poor showing of volunteers at a March 30 meeting, President Suzanne McNally issued a deadline for volunteers to step forward and help with the project by the end of April. She received no response. Williamsburg wants its residents’ dirt. David Cadle is asking the community to b...

  • Honoring D Day, 75 Years Later (2)

    May 30, 2019

    Published online only. The 75th anniversary of D-Day is an appropriate time for us to recall the sacrifices made by those serving and who had served in our armed forces. To mark this occasion, the Ernie Pyle World War II Museum in Dana, Indiana, and Scripps Howard Foundation are offering columns written by wartime journalist Ernie Pyle immediately after the Normandy invasion. Pyle's powerful writing is a reminder to all of the ultimate sacrifice made by so many Americans to maintain the freedoms...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    May 30, 2019

    The best-selling "Owl Diaries Series" is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line. A chapter book is typically a work of fiction, of moderate length divided into chapters. These books are intended for readers approximately 7 to 10 years of age. The "Owl Diaries" is in a chapter book line called Branches. Branch books are aimed at newly independent readers. They have an easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and color illustrations on every page. These books are intended...


    May 30, 2019

    E. Rodney Burket, 85, of Martinsburg, passed away on Sunday afternoon, May 26, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 4 until the 5 p.m. funeral on Friday, May 31, at Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. Pastor Brian L. McCall will officiate. Private interment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Rodney was born on March 12, 1934, in Martinsburg, son of the late Elvin R. and Mary J. (Dilling) Burket. He married Shirley I. Frye on March 31, 195... Full story


    May 30, 2019

    Betty Irene “Gram” Imler, 83, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2019, at UMPC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. At Gram’s request there will be no viewing or funeral service. However, family and friends were invited to visit with her family at (Gram’s House) 214 Jaspar Lane, Roaring Spring, on Sunday, May 26. Private inurnment will be held at Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg, at a later date. Betty was born on Oct. 5, 1935, in Ore Hill, rural Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Irvin H. and Mabel G. (Holsinger) Seymour. She married John A.... Full story


    May 30, 2019

    John Horace Smith, beloved son, husband, father and grandfather, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. John was born on Jan. 22, 1940, and was proud to be a dairy farmer. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a fireman from 1959 until 1964. John was preceded in death by his parents: Charles E. and Harriet E. (Burton) Pyle; his siblings: Betty, Jimmy and Billy; and his son John Clinton. He is survived by his wife, Juanita (McCreary) Smith; his children: David, Terry and Melanie (Smith) Rutledge; and grandchildren: Helen, Cady, Jimmy and Keegan. A... Full story


    May 30, 2019

    Pauline E. "Dot" Smith, 89, of Donnertown, died on Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 31, at the Leamersville Church of the Brethren. Pastor Stephen Durr will officiate. Interment will be made in Riverview Cemetery. She was born in Donnertown on Nov. 12, 1929, the daughter of the late... Full story


    May 30, 2019

    Ralph E. Speck of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Feb. 21, 2006 at the age of 76. Ralph was born in Saxton on Sept. 14, 1929, the son of the late Charles and Hazel (McClain) Speck. Doris M. (Gates) Speck of Peoria, Arizona, passed away on Aug. 26, 2018, at the age of 89. Doris was born on Sept. 21, 1928, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Wilfred D. Gates and Margret J. (Smeltzer) Gates. Ralph and Doris were married for 56 years and had two sons, Richard L. Speck and Mark R. Speck. Richard preceded Doris in death on Oct. 6, 2011, and... Full story


    May 30, 2019

    Charles E. “Gene” Worley, 60, of Martinsburg, died on Monday morning, May 27, 2019, at home, following an extended illness. Friends will be received from noon until the 1 p.m. funeral on Saturday, June 1, at the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., www.thompsonfh.com, Roaring Spring. Pastor Aaron Musselman will officiate. Interment will be made in Fairview Cemetery, Martinsburg. Gene was born on Oct. 2, 1958, in Altoona, the son of the late Helen (Worley) Nash. He married Brenda Kay Beach on Jan. 2, 1983. Gene is survived by his wife; a dau... Full story

  • H-burg Man Receives IUP Criminology Scholarship

    May 30, 2019

    Zackary Weaver, a criminology and criminal justice major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the 2019 recipient of the Michael P. Stewart III Memorial Scholarship. Weaver, son of Earl and Teri Weaver, is a graduate of Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School. He earned PSAC Scholar-Athlete honors and is a dean's list and provost scholar. He volunteered with Read Across America, the Indiana County Humane Society and youth football camps. The scholarship was named in memory of Michael P....

  • Trotter Inducted Into the Honor Soc. of Phi Kapp Phi

    May 30, 2019

    Lennae Trotter of Martinsburg was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Trotter was initiated at Frostburg State University. Trotter is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate s...

  • Penn Highlands Names Students on Dean's List

    May 30, 2019

    Pennsylvania Highlands Community College has announced that the following area students have made the dean’s list for the spring 2019 semester. Claysburg – Kayla Breanne Fluke Duncansville – Lily Evelyn Bradford, Aaron Logan Cook, Karissa Nichole Garlena, Dylan Matthew Zeiders East Freedom – Merrisa Kay Dibert Hollidaysburg – David B. Bailey, Parker Aaron Grigg Hopewell – Gregory Thomas Lynn Imler – Sarah Nicole Allison Martinsburg – Zachary Steven Rumberger Roaring Spring – Abby Lynn Carder Williamsburg – Noah Daniel Detwiler...

  • Absentee Ballots Give Erb Victory in Blair Co. Race

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    Last Tuesday's primary election produced a "too close to call" race for the second slot on November's Republican ticket in the race for Blair County Commissioner. With just three votes separating them after the votes were tallied, challenger Bruce Kelley, an Altoona City councilman, led incumbent Bruce Erb by just three votes. The unofficial results showed Kelley with a total of 5,694 to Erb's 5,691, making absentee ballots crucial in deciding the winner. On Friday, May 24, the Board of...

  • 'Friends' Plan Aug. Book Sale

    May 30, 2019

    The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library met on May 14 at the library. In June, the book club will discuss “In The Bleak Midwinter,” by Julia-Spencer Fleming. The Friends will sponsor a book sale for the library on Aug. 8-10. Residents may bring used books for the library to sell beginning in June. Each month a basket full of a variety of fun items will be raffled off by the library. This summer’s summer reading program is titled “Universe of Stories” and will begin June 10 and end Aug. 2. “Taste of the Cove” is scheduled for Oct. 19....

  • NBC's Ian Zimmerman Earns Fourth-Place Finish in 1600

    May 30, 2019

    Northern Bedford High School's Ian Zimmerman placed fourth in the PIAA State Class AA 1600 meter run to highlight local performances at the State Championships held in Shippensburg last weekend. The sophomore miler ran a 4:24.19 in Friday's preliminary round to qualify for the finals and break his own school record. He went one step further on Saturday in the state championship race, hanging with a large pack of runners for most of the race he made a move with several others on the backstretch...

  • Lady Bulldogs to Square Off Against Glendale for D-6 Title

    May 30, 2019

    The Claysburg-Kimmel softball team is back in the District 6 Class 1A title game. C-K, the third seed and 18-4 on the season, will battle top-seeded Glendale (20-3) at 2:30 p.m. today, Thursday, May 30, at Saint Francis University, Loretto. Today marks the third straight year that the two teams have met for the district title. Glendale won in 2017 while C-K won last year. The Inter-County Conference North Division rivals split their two regular-season games this season. The Lady Bulldogs defeated No. 6 Williamsburg 6-4 and second-seeded...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|May 30, 2019

    One cloudy May afternoon 30 years ago, I had arrived home early from work and had zoomed out to the creek, hoping for a "Sulphur Day." A Sulphur Day is one when yellow-colored mayflies hatch during cool, often drizzly afternoons for several hours when it takes them longer than usual to fly off the surface of the stream from which they are hatching. This makes them easy pickings for hungry trout. That is just what happened that afternoon. In fact, there were more flies hatching than I had ever...

  • College Signings

    May 30, 2019

    Three Central High School seniors recently signed letters of intent to continue their athletic and academic careers in the fall. Signing were (from left): Zach Parks, Thad Albright and Logan Marko. Zach, son of Mandy Werts and Matthew Parks, will play football at Seton Hill University in Greensburg. He plans to major in sport management or fitness and wellness coordinating. Thad, son of Jerry and Bobbi Albright, will play football at Saint Francis University, Loretto. He plans to major in...

  • BG Snaps Bulldogs' 8-Game Winning Streak

    May 30, 2019

    The 2019 baseball campaign at Claysburg-Kimmel High School came to a close on May 20. Battling No. 3 Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic in a District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal game, the sixth-seeded Bulldogs managed just one hit during their 2-0 setback. The loss snapped C-K’s eight-game winning streak, and the Bulldogs finished 14-7. C-K’s lone hit was a leadoff single by Kobe Harr on the game’s first pitch. BG scored its two runs in the bottom of the first inning, one on a wild pitch and one on an RBI single. Corey Chamberlain, who took the loss, pitch...

  • NB Baseball's Season Over

    May 30, 2019

    The Northern Bedford High School baseball team suffered a 4-1 loss to Rockwood in a first-round District 5 Class 1A playoff game. Rockwood led 4-0 before NB’s Luke Wiedemann belted a home run in the top of the seventh inning, one of the team’s four hits. Wiedemann suffered the loss. He allowed eight hits and struck out six in a complete-game performance....

  • NB Softball Falls at Township

    May 30, 2019

    Northern Bedford’s softball season was halted in a District 5 Class 2A semifinal game on May 23. The Lady Panthers were held to one hit during their 14-1, five-inning loss at Conemaugh Township. Sarah Bowser had NBC’s lone hit. Conemaugh Township took advantage of 11 free passes by NB pitching and collected 11 hits. Northern Bedford finished the 2019 season with a record of 9-10....

  • Ice Cream Train Pulls Into Station

    May 30, 2019

    The first two dispatches of the Everett Railroad "Ice Cream Special" pulled in to the historic Roaring Spring train station during the weekend of May 18 and 19. There are 10 scheduled trains throughout the summer and fall that run from Hollidaysburg to Roaring Spring and back, with a one-hour layover at the station that includes a bowl of Ritchey's ice cream along with an opportunity to view the historic spring and the displays in the restored train depot. The Klich family from Hamilton,...

  • Spring Cove Youth Baseball

    May 30, 2019

    The Major League standings as of May 19 are: W L Cure FA 7 1 True Value 4 3 Ritchey’s Dairy 3 2 Cove Lumber 1 3 Home Care 0 6 Scores: Ritchey’s Dairy 18, Curve FA 11 True Value 12, Home Care 10 Cure FA 3, Home Care 1 Cure FA 12, True Value 5 Cure FA 11, Ritchey’s Daiey 10 The Minor League standings as of May 19 are: W L T Keith Electric 6 0 0 Faith Assembly 4 2 1 Ferry’s Therapy 3 2 0 Metzler Bros. 3 4 0 MC Rotary 2 5 0 Curry Supply 1 5 1 Scores: Metzler Bros., Faith Assembly 4 Ferry’s Therapy 14, MC Rotary 5 Keith Electric 9, Curry Supply 3...

  • Hail Storm

    May 30, 2019

    Shane Ritchey of Martinsburg photographed these hail stones that fell in the area during Tuesday night's storm. The storm dumped 1.59 inches of rain on the area, according to accuweather.com. Trees and power lines were knocked down in the area. Severe storms were in the forecast on Wednesday and today, May 30. According to accuweather.com, the area has received 6.14 inches of rain this month, almost double the average for the month of May....

  • Seventh-Graders Learn About Agriculture Professions

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|May 30, 2019

    Seventh graders from Blair County schools visited the Kulp Farm in Martinsburg on May 7 and 8 to learn first-hand about careers in an agriculture-related field. The planning for this activity began in October. Rachael Prossor from the ABCD (Altoona Blair County Development) Corp. of Altoona was the spokesperson. Prossor explained this was the fourth year for this event and 1,400 students from all public schools in Blair County visited the farm over the two days. There were multiple speakers in...

  • Memorial Day Participants

    Crystal Heuston|May 30, 2019

    Pack 57 and Troop 57 participated in the Roaring Spring Memorial Day Parade and placed flags at the Greenlawn Cemetery ceremony....

  • North Woodbury Hears Status Of Curryville Water Authority

    Margaret Steinfurth, Correspondent|May 30, 2019

    The May meeting of the North Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors was held at the township building on May 1. Mike Ritchey from the Curryville Water Authority updated the board on the status of the authority. Larry Lashinsky, township solicitor, informed Ritchey that an Inter-municipal Agreement will likely be needed and that the township would have to guarantee any loan from Pennvest. A meeting will be held soon with the CWA, Pennvest, Unitec and the NWT supervisors to review the status and future plans. Residents are reminded that they may...

  • Blair Co. Receives Award For Courthouse Restoration

    May 30, 2019

    Preservation Pennsylvania announced May 20 that Blair County has been selected to receive a 2019 Construction Award for Rehabilitation for its historic courthouse restoration project. The award will be presented at the 2019 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards ceremony scheduled for June 19, 2019, at Wilson College in Chambersburg. The awards presentation will be part of the 2019 Statewide Conference on Heritage. This event continues a tradition started in 1979 to honor excellence in...

  • Blair County Exhibit Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

    MARK FREDERICK, For the Herald|May 30, 2019

    The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County had not witnessed battles or catastrophic destruction as in Europe or Asia, the people of Central Pennsylvania still experienced the effects of the conflict. Soldiers and civilians alike participated in a monumental war movement that would ultimately fuel an arsenal of democracy. This common goal...

  • North American Communications Abruptly Closes

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    After nearly 40 years in business, North American Communications, a direct mail company in Duncansville, abruptly shut its doors last week, leaving nearly 300 employees stunned and facing an uncertain future. According to employee Nancy Hurley, 50, of Alexandria, who worked in the lettershop, Monday, May 20, was just like any other workday for the employees. "We went to work on Monday.We were busy because we were in the middle of some big jobs that needed completed," she said. "And then at 2:45...

  • Northern Bedford Runner Places 4th at States

    Jeff Batzel, For the Herald|May 30, 2019

    Northern Bedford sophomore Ian Zimmerman (second from right) is all smiles on the medal stand on Saturday, May 25, at Shippensburg University. Zimmerman placed fourth in the Class 2A 1600-meter run with a school record time of 4 minutes, 23.04 seconds....

  • Hollidaysburg Woman Jumps From Roof of Burning Home

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    A Hollidaysburg woman was taken to the hospital with injuries sustained from jumping off a roof to escape her burning home. Fire crews were called to a duplex along the 600 block of Berwind Road, Frankstown Township, at approximately 10 a.m. on May 22. When crews from the Geeseytown Community Fire Co. arrived, a woman was trapped inside a second floor room yelling for help. Firefighters were able to guide the woman to the front porch roof where below a state police cruiser was parked....

  • Helping Dad

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|May 30, 2019

    Lee Kensinger and his daughter Alice, 5, and son Tristan, 3, paint the fence in front of their East Allegheny Street home on Thursday morning, May 23. Lee said the kids love helping with work around the house and don't mind getting their hands a little dirty....

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|May 30, 2019

    This is a two-part edition of “Ask the Williamsburgers.” Part two will be in next week’s edition. Graduation for Williamsburg is coming and I decided to ask some residents of Williamsburg: Who was your favorite elementary school teacher and why? Here is what a few had to say: Suzanne Gorsuch: Mr. Clapper – 5th grade. He made learning fun! Renee Douglas: Mrs. Snowberger John Hoffner: Mrs. Loudon – She had me sit right in front of her desk. I thought she liked me. It wasn’t until years later when I started teaching that I learned what the re...

  • W-Burg Students Learning Job-Search Skills at 'Carnival'

    May 30, 2019

    Williamsburg Community Junior/Senior High School is collaborating with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, community businesses and other organizations to provide a Career Carnival to assist students in learning the necessary skills to be successful in employment. This event will reach at least 230 students and will be held on June 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the high school gymnasium. In today's society and with the most recent layoffs in...

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