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Public Notices

Administrator Notice Estate of Cynthia Jean Pletcher, A/K/A Cynthia J. Pletcher, late of Martinsburg Borough, Blair County. Letters of Administration on said estate having been granted to the undersigned, all persons indebted thereto are requested to... Full story

 

William H. Grove Family Meets in Williamsburg

The William H.Grove Family Reunion was held June 28, 2020 at the Farm Show Building in Williamsburg. The family enjoyed food, fellowship and games. Next year's reunion will be held the last Sunday in...

 

DESA Veterans Thank Navy Veteran

Lester M. Long, 97, a Navy veteran, and his wife, Shirley, were at the Destroyer Escort Sailors Association meeting July 16 in Martinsburg. Mr. Long was presented a plaque and a document certifying...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Dear August, You are getting old. The crickets are singing away your last full night. Cradled in the lap of summer, your days are too soon gone. Our little grandchildren ran barefoot in all your...

 

Penn State Offering Master Gardener Class

Do you have a strong interest in gardening? Are you a life-long learner? Do you want to help others and share your gardening enthusiasm and knowledge? Then consider becoming a Penn State Extension Master Gardener. Penn State Extension in Blair...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 1, that there are 770 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 134,795 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of tests...

 
 By Kelly Baker    Faith    September 3, 2020

Not Your Typical Church Lady

In the last article we talked about Daniel, but I had also mentioned reading the book of Esther. Well guess what was next on the recommended daily readings? Yep, it was Esther. Now I know that many...

 

Spring Cove District: 'No COVID Outbreak'

In response to a rumor that a student at Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring had tested positive to COVID-19 and that the school had to close for a period of time, Spring Cove Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker reached out to the Herald with the...

 

Stocking Up for Winter

Dan Risbon splits firewood outside his home along Piney Creek Road outside of Williamsburg on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30. Risbon said he heats his home with oil but supplements it with a steady supply...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Nehemiah 4:7-22 II Thessalonians 3: 6-13 Hebrews 3:9-11 Ephesians 4:25-28 Philippians 2:14-18 St. John 6:26-27 St. Matthew 11:28-30 We celebrate "Labor Day." For many of us it is...

 

Blair, Bedford Counties Offer COVID-19 Grant Programs for Small Business

Blair and Bedford counties are offering grant programs designed to help local small businesses recover from COVID-19 related problems and losses. County commissioners in both counties voted in late August to create the programs, which require that...

 

Grant to Help Airport With Recovery from Crisis

The Altoona-Blair County Airport, Martinsburg, is one of two airports that serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District that has been awarded Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grants. The Altoona-Blair...

 

Landscape Artist

Justin Davis adds some shrubs to the landscaping in the back yard of his home along East Christiana in Martinsburg on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 30....

 

DEATH RECORD

DEATH RECORD BLATTENBERGER – Kenneth R., 77, Martinsburg BURNS – E. Gregory “Gregg,” 72, Roaring Spring BUTLER – Chester E. “Chett,” 77, Martinsburg HINISH – Dean S., 85, Martinsburg MARTIN – Kailey Nicole, infant, Martinsburg...

 

KENNETH R. BLATTENBERGER

KENNETH R. BLATTENBERGER Martinsburg Kenneth R. Blattenberger, 77, Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, Aug. 30, 2020, at his residence. He was born Feb. 15, 1943, in Roaring Spring,...

 

CHESTER E. 'CHET' BUTLER

CHESTER E. 'CHET' BUTLER Martinsburg Chester E. "Chet" Butler, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with a recent illness. He...

 

LEANOR C. YINGLING

LEANOR C. YINGLING Hollidaysburg Leanor Yingling, 101, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Martinsburg,...

 

E. GREGORY 'GREGG' BURNS

E. GREGORY 'GREGG' BURNS Roaring Spring E. Gregory "Gregg" Burns, 72, of Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, after...

 

Williamsburg Residents Consider How To Earn Share of County Grant Funds

Blair County recently was awarded $11 million in CARES funding to impact those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg residents began to ask themselves – “Why not us?” For resident Dave Cadle, the impact that the COVID-19 grant money...

 

DEAN S. HINISH

DEAN S. HINISH Martinsburg Dean S. Hinish, 85, of Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Aug. 25, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a lengthy illness. He was born March 29, 1935, in Cur...

 

KAILEY NICOLE MARTIN

KAILEY NICOLE MARTIN Martinsburg Kailey Nicole Martin, age 14 hours, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. She was the beloved daughter of Jonathan and Kristine Martin of Martinsburg. Kailey is also survived by loving grandparents...

 

Area Students Named to Spring Dean's List at IUP

The following area students have been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher....

 

Williamsburg Pharmacy to Open Soon

The Williamsburg Pharmacy should be opening soon. Owner Dr. Tyler Ruby said the pharmacy will be opening in the middle of September....

 

Sproul Man Facing Charges

What started as a simple traffic stop has landed a Sproul man in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on several charges. According to the police report, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Aug. 16, a...

 

Claysburg Woman Arrested

According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 8:56 p.m., Aug. 29, a 2005 Lincoln Aviator driven by Jessica Weyant, 35 of Claysburg, was stopped in the parking lot at 310 Travelers Road near...

 

Catharine Township Sets Overlook Drive Paving

The Catharine Township supervisors met on Thursday, Aug. 27, for a special meeting to open bids for the Overlook Drive. Over the last few months at the meetings, residents of Overlook Drive have been wondering when their road will be able to be...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

It’s Natalie’s birthday week – well, my birthday isn’t until Sept. 8, but those that know me know that my birthday is one big occasion! I decided to incorporate one of my favorite foods – Oreo cookies! Oreo Cheesecake Cookies Ingredients:...

 

Martinsburg Community Fund Sets Goal for 2020 Campaign

A goal of $43,000 has been set for this year’s Martinsburg Area Community Fund Drive. This year’s goal is the same as the two previous years. The 2020 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The...

 

Motorists Urged to Drive Safely

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are reminding motorists to travel responsibly ahead of the Labor Day holiday. During the 2019 Labor Day holiday enforcement period, troopers made 610 DUI...

 

Credit Union to Hold Virtual Meeting Sept. 19

The Morrisons Cove 1st Credit Union, Roaring Spring, is planning to hold a virtual meeting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19. Persons interested in attending are asked to call the credit union office at 224-2744 for more details about the annual...

 

Coming Soon to the Roaring Spring Public Library

Beginning Sept. 8, the Roaring Spring Community Library will offer some new and exciting virtual programming. You can tune in on our Facebook page and also on our YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/roaringspringlibrary to take part in the fun....

 

The Opinion Page

The Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are published as Guest...

 

What is Truth?

“A young man sittin' on the witness stand The man with the book says “Raise your hand” “Repeat after me, I solemnly swear” The man looked down at his long hair And although the young man solemnly swore Nobody seems to hear anymore And it...

 
 By Jim Garrity    News    September 3, 2020

Gas Prices Jump Following Hurricane's Arrival

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is 11 cents higher this week at $2.584 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s avg. prices Western Pennsylvania Average – $2.584 Average price during...

 

Questions Remain about BLM-Related Incident in Bedford County

To the Editor:  Recently a group from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement passed through Bedford County on their way to Washington, D.C., and allegedly trespassed on property in Schellsburg where one of the group was shot. The man later went...

 

Dogs are Truly Man's Best Friend

A group of therapy dogs visited residents and staff at Homewood Martinsburg recently. Following the social distancing guidelines, the visits took place through windows at the various buildings at Home...

 

Horse, Bicycle Races at Fair

Herald of Aug. 29, 1895 The Blair County Agricultural Society announced that there would be horse races for farmers and bicycle races for boys 15 and under at the county fair. The horse races were to pay a purse of $35 for trot or pace mile heats,...

 

High School Set to Open

Herald of Sept. 3, 1920 Robert R. Love, a former slave, died at his home two miles west of Woodbury, on Aug. 24, at the age of 103 years. He was born in slavery at Culpepper Court House, Va., his master being J.B. Carter. He was twice married, his...

 

Cannery to Close

Herald of Sept. 6, 1945 After having been in operation for nearly four weeks, the Blue Mountain cannery at Martinsburg was to close this Thursday evening or night. It was said that all the available corn would be worked up by the closing time later...

 

Backyard Carnival Nets $153

Herald of Sept. 3, 1970 The Martinsburg Planning Commission has gone on record as opposing plans for the new post office. Morrisons Cove mourns the loss of another of its young men, John S. Bailey, 20 of S. Market St., Martinsburg, was fatally...

 

Fund Goal: $27,500

Herald of Aug. 31, 1995 The Martinsburg Community Guidance Council set a goal of $27,500 for the fall’s Community Fund. The goal was an increase of $100 over last year’s goal – less than one percent. The campaign would benefit 12 charitable...

 

Help Kids Kick Cancer By Giving Blood with Red Cross

During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood or platelets to support kids, teens and young adults battling cancer, as well as others in need of transfusions. The National...

 

Team Heads to NYC

Herald of Sept. 2, 2010 The Central High School Mock Trial Team has been invited to participate in a very “prestigious” and “exclusive” international event – the Empire City Invitational – to be held in New York City. The Northern...

 

University Orthopedics' Surgeon Awarded ASES Membership

Joshua Port, MD, of University Orthopedics Center, was elected to join the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Membership in ASES is a privilege and an honor awarded only to experienced orthopedic surgeons who concentrate on shoulder...

 

Bedford County Plans to Expand High-Speed Broadband Service

August 26, 2020 The Bedford County Commissioners are pleased to announce we are moving ahead with Bedford County's Broadband Infrastructure Plan. On Tuesday, Aug. 25, the Bedford County Commissioners approved their agreement between Crowsnest...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Will Not Meet

The Sept. 10 meeting of the Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group has been cancelled. Go to palyme.org to learn how to prevent tick bites and tick-borne diseases. Find “Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group” and “PA Lyme Resource...

 

Counties Are Getting 'Election Ready 2020' But Need the State's Help

By LISA SCHAEFER Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pa. This fall’s presidential election is coming up quickly, and during every day leading up to Nov. 3, Pennsylvania’s county leaders and election officials are hard at work...

 

Jersey Named Open Supreme Champion; Holstein Takes Top Youth Honors

The Blair/Bedford Youth and Open Dairy Show was held Aug. 4 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg. Joe Stitt of Belleville judged the show, which was held in conjunction with the Blair/Bedford...

 

$13.6 Million Remain for Dairy Industry; Farmers Urged to Apply

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding recently visited the Scattered Acres Dairy Farm in Reading, one of Pennsylvania’s many dairy farms that had to dump milk as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on dairy markets in the commonwealth. On...

 

Pirates' GM to Talk at Breakfast Club

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce will hold its Breakfast Club at noon Wednesday, Sept. 9, at The Casino at Lakemont Park, Altoona. Ben Cherington, new general manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be the guest speaker. Cherington was most...

 

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