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  • Wolf Administration Announces Targeted Mitigation Efforts in Response to Recent COVID Case Increases

    Jul 16, 2020

    Gov. Tom Wolf and Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Wednesday, July 15, signed new orders for targeted mitigation efforts in response to the recent rise in COVID cases, primarily in southwest Pennsylvania, but also in other counties in the state, influencing the decision for statewide mitigation efforts for bars and restaurants, gatherings and telework. The new orders take effect at 12:01 a.m., Thursday, July 16, 2020. “During the past week, we have seen an unsettling climb in new COVID-19 cases,” Gov. Wolf said. “When we hit our peak on Ap... Full story

  • 'Defund the Police!'

    Jul 16, 2020

    It seems that there are a stunning number of dupes who believe that getting rid of police will somehow make everyone nice and we'll all live happily ever after in a Marxist utopia holding hands singing John Lennon's "Imagine." In their delusional world, bad people only exist because police don't treat people nicely enough. In the real world, evil people exist and they tend to perceive niceness as weakness. Aren't these the same dupes that ran around with signs saying, "Abolish ICE?" They flit fr...

  • Summer STEM Camp Set at RS Library

    CORTNEY GENISMORE|Jul 16, 2020

    The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday lives in so many ways. Just because we cannot be together physically, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. This year’s Family Fun Summer STEM Camp at the Roaring Spring Community Library is designed so we still have an awesome time together and still follow the guidelines from the CDC to stay safe. The camp will be held at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday through Aug. 13. How It Works Kits will be available at the library for pickup the day before the scheduled program. Every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., a new video...

  • Post Office for Spring Meadow

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 11, 1895 A post office was established at Spring Meadow with William U. Ake as postmaster. The Methodist Congregation of Loysburg decided to build a new church. The ground was secured and a considerable amount of money subscribed for the new building. The steeple of the Martinsburg Church of God, which had been demolished by lightning, was being rebuilt. The advance agent and bill poster of John H. Sparks’ shows was the victim of a run-away. He was driving down West Allegheny Street when his horse became unmanageable by reason o...

  • Vetter Awarded Bronze Star

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 16, 1970 Chief Warrant Officer Ronald K. Vetter, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroism in ground combat in Vietnam. Gregg Carbaugh, a senior at NBHS has been selected to play sousaphone in the National Band of the Future Farmers of America in October at Kansas City, Mo. Martinsburg Booster Association is investigating the possible purchase of the Geist Building at the northeast corner of Market and Allegheny streets for the purpose of developing the site as a small park. The descendants of the late Martin and Emma...

  • Citizens Start Civic Club

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 16, 1920 Steps were to be taken to complete the College building as a memorial to the late Prof. Edward E. Byers who several weeks previously had lost his life in a crossing accident. Many citizens of Woodbury had taken steps to organize a Civic club for the community and with that end in view a public meeting was called to be held in the public school building. I.N. Keith of Curryville was tendered a surprise Wednesday evening in observance of his 50th birthday. Friends and neighbors were present and refreshments were served....

  • BPW Installs Officers

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 13, 1995 Officers of the Martinsburg Business and Professional Women’s Club were installed. Officers for 1995-96 were Ione Hammaker, president; Dawn Burket, first vice president; Connie Stouffer, second vice president; Audrey Hite, recording secretary; Pat Wareham, corresponding secretary; and Donna Smith, treasurer. Special guest at the picnic supper at the Juniata Crossing Bed and Breakfast was Crystal Gorman, recipient of the 1995 Martinsburg BPW Business Award. Martinsburg Blue won the Martinsburg Little League Tournament b...

  • Honor Roll Erected

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 19, 1945 The Honor Roll of service men from South Woodbury township, Bedford county has been erected in New Enterprise near the post office and plans have been completed for its dedication on July 22. After having spent nearly five years in army service, Staff Sergeant Mahlon Ulcie Dimond, 29 of Salemville, has returned to his home with honorable discharge and will return to civilian life. Pfc. Frank Dilling, brother of Earl and son of Mrs. Katie Dilling, is at present at a rest camp somewhere in Holland. He writes that his wound...

  • Claysburg Wins 14-9

    Jul 16, 2020

    Herald of July 15, 1970 Royce Boyd has had a smooth transition into her new role as superintendent at Claysburg-Kimmel School District. Speeders beware. The Martinsburg Police Department is the newest on a long list of ENRADD owners. A Roaring Spring family reunion will be a somber occasion after a relative, a 19-year-old soldier, was killed in action late last month. Spc. Blair D. Thompson of Rome, N.Y., died June 25 when his unit was attacked in Konar, Afghanistan. He had been deployed for less than two months. His parents are Vince Thompson...

  • Public Notices

    Jul 16, 2020

    ADVERTISEMENT for bids Sealed proposals will be received by the: Woodbury Twp. of Blair county at 6385 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693, until 7 p.m., on August 6, 2020 for the following: Item 1: 1,329 Ton, Superpave Scratch and Leveling Course, 9.5mm, In Place Item 2: 2,658 Ton, Superpave Wearing Course, 9.5mm, In Place Item 3: 11,202 S.Y., Single Sealcoat with RS-2PM (E-2M)/ CRS-2PM (E-3M) Phase #1 = Items 1 And 2. Phase #2 = Items 3. Phases to be bid and awarded separately. Prevailing wages apply to phase #1 only. The Pennsylvania... Full story

  • La Actualización Semanal Sobre El Coronavirus, Del Herald

    Jul 16, 2020

    Por ALLAN J. BASSLER Editor El Morrisons Cove Herald está publicando noticias sobre el coronavirus de nuevo. La información abajo es lo más reciente que se pudo incluir en la edición de esta semana. Toda la información viene de las fuentes enumeradas al final del artículo. A partir del viernes, 5 de junio, los condados de Blair y Bedford están en la fase verde de reabrir. Nótese: A veces hay incoherencias menores en las estadísticas enumerados, porque a veces los estados ajusten los números cuando reciben información nueva. HASTA 12:00 P.M....

  • El gobernador publica una actualización de estado semanal que detalla los esfuerzos de mitigación

    Jul 16, 2020

    El 13 de julio, el gobernador Tom Wolf publicó una actualización semanal del estado que detallaba los esfuerzos de mitigación del estado basados en el panel del sistema de monitoreo de alerta temprana COVID-19, comparando el período de siete días del 3 al 9 de julio con los siete días anteriores, del 26 de junio al 2 de julio. El panel está diseñado para proporcionar signos de alerta temprana de los factores que afectan a los esfuerzos de mitigación del estado. Los datos disponibles en el panel incluyen diferencias de casos semana tras sem...

  • Bedford Co. Requiring Face Masks in County Buildings

    Jul 16, 2020

    The Bedford County Commissioners' Office is requiring face masks to be worn in all county buildings, effective immediately. The commissioners’ announcement follows: COUNTY OF BEDFORD The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone, and Bedford County has worked hard to follow the sometimes-conflicting guidance coming from other levels of government. Our first priority is to keep the public and our employees safe while they conduct business and receive services from the county. We are proud of our employees and their dedication during this...

  • 'The Wall That Heals' in Bedford County July 23-26

    Jul 16, 2020

    To the Editor: We are just one week away from bringing The Wall That Heals to Bedford County. This is an event you won’t want to miss. I have included the complete schedule below and hope that you can join us. Thank you to our main sponsors Fort Bedford VFW Post 7527, Bedford and Hyndman Family Health Center, and Maxwell Transportation. We appreciate all of the community support to make this event happen. Escort We will be bringing the Vietnam Veterans who appear on The Wall That Heals back home on July 21. The escort begins at 4 p.m. at the Ea...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Jul 16, 2020

    BAIRD – Joseph E., 66, East Freedom DELOZIER – Regina L. “Jeanne,” 94, resident at Homewood at Martinsburg DIBERT – Doris J., 90, resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of McKee KAUFFMAN – Dolly Ickes, 89, resident at Homewood at Martinsburg METZ – Heather R., 46, Altoona, formerly of Williamsburg MILLER – Goldie Ethel (Weaver), 93, Martinsburg, formerly of Ewing, Ill. RINKER JR. – Oshel M. “Pete,” 71, Duncansville SNYDER – George Henry, 80, Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly of Woodbury... Full story

  • JOSEPH E. BAIRD

    Jul 16, 2020

    Joseph E. Baird, 66, of East Freedom, passed away on Friday afternoon, July 10, 2020, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. He was born on Aug. 9, 1953, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late William E. and Jayne M. (Lingenfelter) Baird. He is survived by a son, Richard Eckard and wife Tracy of East Freedom; five siblings: Elaine Baird of East Freedom, William H. Baird of East Freedom, Sue Miller and husband Dennis of Altoona, Michael Baird and wife Carolyn of East Freedom and Daniel Baird...

  • REGINA L. 'JEANNE' (DODSON) DELOZIER

    Jul 16, 2020

    Regina L. “Jeanne” (Dodson) Delozier, 94, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who will be forever missed by so many who knew and loved her, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. She was born on July 26, 1925, in Newry, daughter of the late Leo B. and Marie C. (Claar) Dodson. On Nov. 26, 1947, she was united in marriage to the late Theodore “Ted” Delozier in the St. Patrick Church in Newry. He preceded her in death on Feb. 12, 2020, after 72 years of marriage. Surviving are her children: Lisa Ritchey and husband, Dan, La...

  • DORIS J. DIBERT

    Jul 16, 2020

    Doris J. Dibert, 90, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of McKee, passed away on Tuesday evening, July 7, 2020, at the home. She was born on June 11, 1930, in Brooks Mills, the daughter of the late James and Jeanette Brown. She married James W. Dibert on March 26, 1952. He preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1997. She is survive by six children: Wanda Leonard of Duncansville; twin sons, Jim Dibert of Altoona and Jan Dibert and wife Patty of Duncansville; Bev Dibert of Claysburg; Mike Dibert and wife Lois of East...

  • DOLLY ICKES KAUFFMAN

    Jul 16, 2020

    Dolly Ickes Kauffman, 89, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, at the home. She was born on Feb. 2, 1931, in Sproul, the daughter of the late Laben Roy and Esther May (Whysong) Ickes. She was raised in the home of Lewis and Ada (Whysong) Camerer. She was married to the love of her life, J. Robert Kauffman, on June 8, 1957, in Roaring Spring, celebrating 60 years of marriage in 2017. He preceded her in death on Jan. 26, 2018. She is survived by three children: Wendy Ebersole...

  • HEATHER R. METZ

    Jul 16, 2020

    Heather Rena’ Metz, 46, of Altoona formerly of Williamsburg, joined her mother in heaven on Thursday evening, July 9, 2020, at home. She was born on Sept. 28, 1973, in Altoona, daughter of the late Mary Lora (Booterbaugh) Metz, who passed away on March 29, 2006, and Stanley Rex Metz of Williamsburg. Surviving are many aunts and uncles including: Melissa R. Fetzer of Martinsburg, Jane L. (Ronald) Short of Glendale, Ariz., Martha A. (Dale) Metz of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Myra L. Stevens of Everett, Mary Lou (Ed) Meshock of Lebanon, Paul (Anita) B...

  • GOLDIE ETHEL (WEAVER) MILLER

    Jul 16, 2020

    Goldie Ethel (Weaver) Miller, 93, of Martinsburg, formerly of Ewing, Ill., passed away on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at home. She was born on Dec. 13, 1926, in Iowa, daughter of the late Amos and Elizabeth (Grove) Weaver. On Oct. 29, 1949, in Iowa, she was united in marriage to Melvin S. Miller. He preceded her in death on Nov. 1, 2013. Goldie was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and family history books. She was a member of the Yellow Springs Mennonite Church. Surviving are son Jay E. Miller (Joyce) of Arcadia, Fla.; son Larry L. Miller (Janet)...

  • OSHEL M. 'PETE' RINKER JR.

    Jul 16, 2020

    Oshel M. “Pete” Rinker Jr., 71, of Duncansville, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, July 9, 2020, at home, after a brief illness. He was born on May 5, 1949, in Hagerstown, Md., the son of the late Oshel M. Rinker Sr. and Dorothy (Chilcote) Rinker. He married Glenna Kay Ritchey on July 22, 1984, in New Enterprise. He is survived by his wife; three children: Pamela Lane and husband Rock of Mount Union, Carli Rinker at home and William Rinker and wife Sarah of Williamsport; four grandchildren: Anthony Sandoval, Katlyn Sandoval, Rocky Lan...

  • GEORGE HENRY SNYDER

    Jul 16, 2020

    George Henry Snyder, 80, of Crawfordsville, Ind., formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Saturday, July 4, 2020. He was born on May 22, 1940, in Altoona, son of the late George W. and Pauline V. (Johnson) Snyder. On Aug. 6, 1964, in Naperville, Ill., he was united in marriage to Carol J. (Ricketts) Snyder, who survives. George was a graduate of Altoona High School, Class of 1958; received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy and Religion in 1963 from McPherson College in Kansas; and his...

  • James Dunmore Named to Spring 2020 Dean's List

    Jul 16, 2020

    James Dunmore, a Liberal Arts major from Queen, was named to the spring 2020 dean's list at Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. The dean's list, compiled at the end of each term, includes degree-seeking students who achieve a semester GPA of at least 3.75 with no withdrawn, incomplete, or failing grades for 12 semester hours of standard grades...

  • Red Cross Seeks Donors

    Jul 16, 2020

    This July, the American Red Cross and WONDER WOMAN 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented supply challenges amid this uncertain environment. Additionally, despite states lifting stay-at-home orders and reopening, many blood drives at businesses and community organizations continue to be cancelled as these locations remain closed or restrict the number of individuals at any...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jul 16, 2020

    By now, most hunters have purchased their licenses for the 2020-21 hunting year. Many have bought additional tags and stamps so that they can hunt with a bow, crossbow, or muzzleloader for deer. In addition, pheasant-hunting enthusiasts have plunked down an extra fee so that they can pursue stocked ringnecks. More than 100,000 hunters will likely have bought a license so that they can hunt for bears during one of the many seasons that will be available to pursue Pennsylvania's bruins. The...

  • Krush Places Second in Chambersburg

    Jul 16, 2020

    This is Krush Softball 18U that placed second in the Class C Championship tournament in Chambersburg on June 27 and 28, 2020. The players are from Altoona, Hollidaysburg and surrounding areas. Pictured are (from left): Front row: Kiley Krug, Amelia Morning, Keirstin Hufford, Kyla Hatch, Diamond Feathers and Olivia Kelley. Back row: Coach Trent Watson, Alayna Hatch, Allison Keith, Angela Friley, Jada Douglass and coach Tina Hicks. Missing from the photo is Mackenzie Noel....

  • COVID Lockdown Unleashes Swarms Of Visitors at Bay Region's Parks, Trails

    Ad Crable, Bay Journal News Service|Jul 16, 2020

    Lynne Napoli of Boiling Springs, PA, lives near the Appalachian Trail, which is normally her refuge for quiet mental sustenance. But, this spring and summer, things are different. “It has been so packed I don’t go,” she explained. “When I do, it is trashed. Other sites have been ridiculously spray-painted. I’m glad people got out, especially children. Unfortunately, not many seemed to respect nature. This makes me so sad.” Parks, trails and natural areas in Chesapeake Bay states have been slammed this spring and early summer as the masses head...

  • High School Football Completes Golf Outing

    Jul 16, 2020

    The annual Golf Outing held by the Central Pa. Football Coaches Association was conducted on Sunday, July 12, at the Huntingdon Country Club. It was the biggest turnout in 20 years. Of the 80 golfers, the format was broken down into two flights. The winners were from Juniata Valley, edging out a group from the Altoona Mirror and Huntingdon. Steve Taylor, Mike Galloway, Tim Kessling and Joe Friday won by one stroke over their rivals. Second place fell to Mike Boytom, Doug Davino (Altoona Mirror), Dave Fyock and Ed Strickler (from Huntingdon). In...

  • Fish, Boat Commission to Hold Virtual Meeting July 20

    Jul 16, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) will hold its quarterly business meeting on Monday, July 20, beginning at 10 .a.m. Due to the continued public health concerns related to COVID-19, the meeting will be held online with Commissioners and PFBC staff participating remotely. The public may view a live stream of the meeting by visiting online at www.facebook.com/PaFishandBoat. Because this meeting is being held in a virtual format, the process for accepting public comment will be different than an in-person gathering. Public comments...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Jul 16, 2020

    It was in a sermon that I first heard that children 'put their feet under their parent's table'. In essence, I guess that means the carefree, innocent time of eating at a table in which you did not provide the food or cook it. I remember the years I put my feet under the table at home to share three meals a day with my parents and nine siblings. Although we weren't a perfect family and siblings spats may have erupted among us, mealtime was much more than sharing food that our mother had cooked....

  • Central Graduate Joins Army JAG Team

    Jul 16, 2020

    Michael D. Berkheimer, a native of Morrisons Cove, was commissioned a 1st Lt. in the Army Reserves in April 2020 and joined the Judge Advocate General (JAG) team. Michael graduated from Central High School in 2001. While in high school he participated in football, baseball and basketball, was president of his senior class and was a member of the National Honor Society, He attended and graduated with honors from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a degree in history. Wanting to further...

  • Clever Creation in Williamsburg

    Jul 16, 2020

    Rhett Morgan, 2, enjoys a dip in a farming stock tank next to a unique gazebo his grandfather Randy Brubaker built out of a grain bin silo behind his Williamsburg farm home....

  • More Milk Pouring Into Blair County As Cove Dairy Farmer Teams Up With Businesses to Help 23 Area Organizations

    Jul 16, 2020

    More than 4,000 gallons of milk recently arrived in Blair County and will be distributed to local families through food pantries, churches and shelters as a result of a collaboration between the Blair County Farm Bureau, local dairy farmer Jennifer Heltzel of Martinsburg, a board member of the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program, and American Dairy Association North East. “Organizations that provide food assistance are under enormous stress due to increased need resulting from consequences of the pandemic,” said Heltzel. “I’m grateful to be a...

  • Lines by Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Jul 16, 2020

    As we are now midway through the hot summer, I thought it would be cool to continue looking at the Proverbs. I know some folks read a Proverb a day to keep foolishness away. I have at times prayed some Proverbs. Whatever approach we take it is certainly beneficial to read and apply God's wisdom in these troubled times. According to Proverbs 3, we should not forget his teaching, but keep his commands in our hearts. What if we do that? It will result in a prolonged life, peace, and prosperity...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Jul 16, 2020

    Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:27-29 St. Matthew 15:8-11 Romans 1:21-27 Romans 1:28-32 I John 3:1-3 II Timothy 2:20-22 I Thessalonians 4:1-8 I wrote July 2 about purity. I want to continue in that vein. I have a continuing burden on my heart. I would like to solicit your help here. I serve on the advisory board of an organization called "My Brothers' Keeper" (MBK). MBK operates primarily in the nation of Romania. It is a multi-faceted work. One of those facets involves a Crisis Pregnancy Center....

  • State Offers Advice for Keeping Summer Safe During Pandemic

    Jul 16, 2020

    The Wolf Administration on July 9 released updated frequently asked questions (FAQs) about summer recreation, camps and pools. The original FAQs were announced on May 22 to cover summer camps and recreation. The new FAQs modify those and also add information about pools. “As we learned more about the importance of mask-wearing and listened to questions from providers and parents, we updated the FAQs so everyone involved in these summer programs understands how they may operate,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “We hope that this updated guidance helps...

  • Thirtsy Flowers

    Jul 16, 2020

    Ruby Bussard tends the flowers outside her Taylor Street home in Williamsburg on Friday, July 10. According to weather.com, the area, as of Monday, July 13, had received only .32 inches of rainfall during the last seven days. For the month, only .68 inches of rain had fallen through Monday....

  • Central Grads Say Bye to District Parents

    Jul 16, 2020

    Eleven graduates from the Class of 2020 at Central High School, Martinsburg, have parents who are employed in the Spring Cove School District. Dr. Betsy Baker, Spring Cove School District superintendent, with her son, Mason Baker. Heather Brooks, fifth-grade Teacher at Martinsburg Elementary, with her daughter, Allison Brooks. Nancy Bush, paraprofessional at Spring Cove Middle School, with her daughter, Reagan Bush. Michelle Croft, cafeteria staff at Central High School with her son, Cameron Croft. Brandy Dick, building secretary at Spring...

  • Dairy Recipe: S'mores

    BROOKE GOCHNOUR, Bedford County Dairy Princess|Jul 16, 2020

    Hello, my name is Brooke Gochnour and I am the 2020-21 Bedford County Dairy Princess. I am the daughter of Justin and Shelby Gochnour of New Enterprise. I have worked very hard and eagerly on my family’s dairy farm, Jus-Den Farm, since we purchased it in 2015. I will be a senior this coming school year at Northern Bedford County High School, and I am involved in activities like varsity football cheerleading, FFA, FBLA, Student Council and National Honor Society. Dairy farming has become such a passion of mine and I hope to eventually take over...

  • Free Movie Nights Set In Altoona

    Jul 16, 2020

    The Blair Drug and Alcohol Partnerships Prevention will host free outdoor family movie nights at Lakemont Park, Baker Mansion and Juniata Splash Park. All movies will begin at 8:45 p.m. Attendees may bring their own blankets and/or chairs. This is a family-friendly outdoor event that is free of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs. The movie schedule is as follows: July 22, Lakemont Park, “Frozen 2” Aug. 1, Baker Mansion, “Frozen 2” Aug. 7, Baker Mansion, “Abominable” Aug. 15, Juniata Spray Park, “Little Giants” Aug. 19, Lakemont Park, “Maleficent: Mi...

  • Local Student Earns Degree From Westminster

    Jul 16, 2020

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pa., postponed its traditional spring commencement ceremony. Instead, degrees were awarded to more than 200 students in a virtual degree conferral ceremony on Saturday, May 9. Seventy-five students earned Bachelor of Arts degrees, 115 earned Bachelor of Science degrees, four received Bachelor of Music degrees and 10 received Master of Education degrees. Rachael Angermeier of Duncansville graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting and Media Production. An...

  • The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Jul 16, 2020

    The Morrisons Cove Herald again is providing articles about the coronavirus. The information below is the latest that could be included in this week’s edition. This information is taken from the sources listed at the end of the article. Blair and Bedford counties are in the Green Phase as of Friday, June 5. Note: There might be some inconsistencies in statistics provided as the states occasionally adjust numbers as new information is received. AS OF NOON TUESDAY, JULY 14 Blair County • 96 cases confirmed, up from 78 cases confirmed; 7,397...

  • 'Just a Guy Waving a Flag' Wants Americans to Be Proud of The Country

    Karen Bassler, Staff Writer|Jul 16, 2020

    It's true! The Cove has its very own Paul Revere ... sort of. However, he is not warning of advancing British troops. He is simply trying to remind Americans who we are. Williams Benitez, 20, of Williamsburg, is proud to be in America. Benitez was born in San Salvador, El Salvador, and is of Anglo-Spaniard descent. He moved to the U.S. legally through the checkpoint between Matamoros, Mexico, and Brownsville, Texas. On July 3, 2016, he paid one dollar to cross a bridge and was greeted by a borde...

  • Williamsburg Farm Show Cancelled for 2020

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Jul 16, 2020

    In its more than 100-year history, the Williamsburg Community Farm Show has never been canceled – that is, until this year. The Board of Directors announced via a Facebook post on Friday, July 10, that Blair County’s largest fair was canceled. In the post, it states, “it is in the best interest of our community, volunteers, vendors, exhibitors and future of our organization, to cancel the 2020 Williamsburg Community Farm Show. This decision was not made lightly, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restrictions on large gatherings, and conce...

  • Martinsburg Commends Officer for 'Heroic Actions'

    Brian Hess, Editor|Jul 16, 2020

    Martinsburg Borough recognized one of its police officers with a commendation during its July 7 borough council meeting. Sgt. Justin L. Davis was honored and recognized before council for his actions on the night of Feb. 26, 2020, "for a job well done." Martinsburg Chief of Police Kerry L. Hoover and Mayor Richard A. Brantner, who formed the commendation for the officer, commended Sgt. Davis for "placing his life on the line, and for arresting and taking a criminal off of the streets of...

  • Smith Transport Ranked 38th Among Largest For-Hire

    Jul 16, 2020

    Smith Transport Inc. of Roaring Sprint ranks 38th according to the Transport Topics 2020 Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America. Companies on the Top 100 For-Hire Carriers list are ranked based on overall revenue generated for the most recent 12-month period. The list also features breakdowns of the top truckload/dedicated, less-than-truckload, intermodal/drayage, refrigerated, flatbed/heavy specialized, tank/bulk, household goods/commercial delivery, air/expedited, parcel/courier and mail carriers in North America. To...

  • Alpha Beta State President Installs Chapter Officers for 2020-21

    Jul 16, 2020

    Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society, International, met on June 23 at Slick's Ivy Stone Restaurant in Osterburg. Outgoing president Kristine Walters led the business meeting where Projects Committee Chair Linda Clapper reported on the success of the blankets donated to Your Safe Haven in Everett and to Bedford County Children and Youth. The committee plans to continue working with the Roaring Spring Girl Scout Troup to make the blankets. Finance Chair Royce Boyd presented the...

  • Man Jailed After Shooting Dog While Intoxicated

    Jul 16, 2020

    According to reports by Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, at approximately 12:05 a.m., July 13, police were dispatched to a home in Duncansville to speak with Alexis Anders regarding an incident that occurred at her home on Ore Hill Road in Taylor Township earlier in the evening. According to police, Anders related the following story: At around 9:30 p.m., July 12, she was at home with Blaize W. Mock, her boyfriend of two years. Their 10-month-old daughter lives with them along with the family pets, Sarge, a German shepherd puppy, and...

  • Cleanup Day for M-burg Residents Set for Sept. 12

    Brian Hess, Editor|Jul 16, 2020

    Martinsburg Borough Council on Monday, July 7, approved the borough’s cleanup day in September. Postponed in April because of COVID-19, the cleanup day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the borough garage along South Nicodemus Street. The cleanup day, held every other year, is for Martinsburg borough residents only. Richard A. Brantner Jr., borough manager, said fliers will be mailed to borough residents during the last week in August. Residents will be required to bring the fliers with them om the day of t...

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