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  • Dorothy M. "Dot" Summers

    Sep 8, 2022

    Dot Summers, 64, of Claysburg, passed away Wednesday Aug. 31, 2022, at UPMC-Altoona. She was born April 25, 1958, in Lehighton, daughter of Richard and Ann (Rogers) Pennell. She married Jeff Summer Feb. 16, 1980, in Jim Thorpe. She is survived by her mother, husband, children: Rebecca Clapper (Ryan) of Bedford and Matt Summers of Claysburg; grandchildren: McKenzie and Dakota Clapper, Malia Wond, and Alivia Summer, sisters Terri Heigl (Tom) and Barb Murphy (Pat). She was preceded in death by her father. Dot was a graduate of Thompson Institute...

  • Bonita A. "Bonnie" Albright

    Sep 8, 2022

    Bonita A. "Bonnie" Albright, 81, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 31, 2022, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born Feb. 3, 1941, in Ashville, daughter of the late Howard A. and Ruby R. (McMullen) Conway. On Jan.10, 1970, she married Ivan Lee Albright in Coupon. She is survived by her beloved husband, Ivan of 52 years; three daughters: Jill Marie Smith (Brian) of York, Amy Ann Albright of Martinsburg and Brenda L. Orr (Rob) of Tyrone;...

  • Judy M. Reffner

    Sep 8, 2022

    Judy M. Reffner, age 77, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday morning, Aug. 3, 2022, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring Emergency Department after an apparent heart attack. She was born Feb. 25, 1945, in McKee, daughter of the late George and Helen (Weaver) Dibert. She married Donald J. Reffner on May 7, 1966. She is survived by her husband; a sister, Peg Rightnour and husband, Larry, of McKee; and a brother, William Dibert, of Claysburg. She was preceded in death...

  • Rosella Furry

    Sep 8, 2022

    Rosella Furry, 100, of Roaring Spring, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, joining her loved ones in Heaven. She was born July 14, 1922, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Levi and Anna Naomi (Hainley) Albright. On March 28, 1948, she married Jay W. Furry. He passed away May 1, 2012. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Virginia Albright of Roaring Spring; two granddaughters: Gina Albright and Gail Helsel, both of Roaring Spring; a grandson, Gerald R. Albright Jr. and wife, Bobbi, of Martinsburg; and th...

  • Kenneth E. 'Clyde' Weitzel

    Sep 8, 2022

    Kenneth E. “Clyde” Weitzel, 55, of East Freedom, passeda away Wednesday morning Aug. 24, 2022, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born April 19, 1967, in Roaring Spring, the son of Edna M. (Helsel) Weitzel and the late Paul E. “Tom” Weitzel. He is survived by his mother; and three brothers: Roger T. Weitzel of East Freedom, Michael C. Weitzel and his wife, Holly, of Duncansville and Samuel L. Weitzel and his wife, Jayme, of East Freedom; and many nieces and nephews. Kenneth was a 1986 graduate of Central High School. He had multipl...

  • EPA to Review Pa's Latest Cleanup Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

    Karl Blankenship, Bay Journal News Service|Sep 8, 2022

    Pennsylvania officials hope the third time proves to be the charm when it comes to Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans. Two earlier plans, one submitted in 2019 and another late last year, were widely panned for failing to achieve the state’s pollution reduction goals and for a lack of funding. The 2019 version spurred suits from other states and environmental groups, contending that Pennsylvania’s failure to curb water-fouling nutrients would keep the region from reaching its 2025 Bay cleanup goals. The second version, submitted in December, als...

  • Books to Borrow Claysburg Public Library Recommends

    Sep 8, 2022

    Most people recognize the name Ron Howard from “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Happy Days.” Some may also recognize the name Clint Howard from “Gentle Ben” and many other movies and shows. Ron and Clint Howard are the children of Rance and Jean Howard. Rance, who was born Harold Beckenholt, was born in Oklahoma on his family farm. He had aspirations of being another Gene Autry or Roy Rogers. Unfortunately, he couldn’t sing. Harold went to the University of Oklahoma where he met Jean Speegle. They...

  • Whiteleathers Celebrate 125th Annual Reunion

    Sep 8, 2022

    On Sunday, Aug. 14, Connie (Whiteleather) Skvir and Larry Skvir, formerly of Williamsburg, attended the 125th annual Whiteleather family reunion, which was held in East Rochester, Ohio. Also attending the reunion, for the first time, were MarjorieLu (Schramm) McManus and her husband, Dennis, from Pittsburgh. The Schramm and Whiteleather families were both longtime residents of Williamsburg. The Whiteleather family in the United States traces its origins to Andrew Weissleder (Whiteleather)....

  • Survey Details Educational, Career, Residential Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

    Center for Rural Pennsylvania|Sep 8, 2022

    The educational aspirations of today’s rural Pennsylvania youth have decreased over the past decade, according to the research, Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth. The research, conducted in spring 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic, found that more youth today plan to earn a high school diploma or less, and fewer plan to complete a four-year college degree than rural youth surveyed in 2010. Researchers Dr. Lacey Wallace, Dr. Sam Tanner, Dr. Freyca Calderon-Berumen, and Dr. L...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 16, 1897 The borough ordinance relating to the discharge of firearms within its limits is evidently a dead law, or else it would be enforced. Violations of this law have been many recently. Major Alex Bobb was off to Everett attending a reunion of the 133 Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers. The war is on. What will be the outcome between the two factions within the Republican ranks? The fight will be protracted, fierce and ruinous. There are several young bicycle riders who came into town from South of the borough and behaved...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 14, 1972 The demolition of the old J. Leonard Replogle High School in New Enterprise was completed as crews set fire to the remaining scrap wood inside the building and pulled the brick walls into the foundation. The contractor salvaged as much wood and fixtures as possible before finishing the job. The building was constructed in 1917. The Central High School Band won First Place Overall in the parade at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N. J. The band also won First Place Band and First Place Band Front. The...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 15, 1922 Silas Ickes of Huntingdon, chief lineman for the Raystown Water Power company, was electrocuted at Roaring Spring when he fell from a pole and came in contact with high tension wires feeding the borough service lines. He was finished with his work for the day and was descending when his safety belt tore. The accident was witnessed by hundreds of workmen from the Blank Book plant. Rev. Brice Sell of Freedom Township, a retired farmer and minister of the Church of the Brethren, was fatally injured in a motor accident in...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 11, 1997 Blair County Airport Manager Martha Disney submitted her resignation to the airport authority. The board did not accept her resignation, and instead tabled it until the next meeting, in the hope that Mrs. Disney could be persuaded to stay. Northern Bedford High School students were offered the opportunity to earn early college credits through an agreement with Allegany College of Cumberland, Md. Credits earned at the college would be transferable to many other colleges and universities in the state. Martinsburg Borough...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 11, 1947 The Blue Mountain Cannery at Martinsburg ended production for the season after shattering all production records from the past 11 years by producing over six and a half million cans. Superintendent M. V. Bankert left by train from Altoona with a crew of 36 men to help finish the canning in Minnesota, where the corn season was later. The street known as Lime Kiln Lane on the north side of Martinsburg was officially designated “Forshey Street” by borough council. Albert “Bert” Forshey owned almost all the propert...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Sep 8, 2022

    Herald of Sept. 13, 2012 Entries at the Claysburg Farm Show were down from the previous year. It was the 82nd year for the show. The Northern Bedford School District was discussing options for the proposed Plancon Project for the junior/senior high school. The proposed project would cost $5.6 million, but the district expected to receive up to $3.7 million in reimbursements and had $1.9 million remaining from the ESCO Project. Martinsburg and Williamsburg police departments purchased new patrol vehicles. Both vehicles were all-wheel drive Ford...

  • The Sacrifice of the Shepherd

    PASTOR LEE SEESE|Sep 8, 2022

    Recently I spoke with two dear relatives about my columns. One complimented me on my most recent one. I asked her what it was about. She paused. I thought. She could not recall the contents of the article. That made two of us. The other relative admitted that he does not always read my columns. When I asked him why that was the case, he stated that they were too long. I pointed out that it takes about 5 minutes to read. I do not think he was convinced. I will try to limit my words today. I am glad you are taking the time to read now. If you...

  • Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Conference & Heritage Fair Combined

    Sep 8, 2022

    “Be of one heart with Jesus.” is the theme of the 2022 Middle Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Conference, being held Sept. 16 to 17 at Camp Blue Diamond. Mike Benner, 2022 District Moderator will lead the conference. Mike is a member of the Everett Church of the Brethren and is currently serving as their pastor. “One heart with Jesus” is not an individual devotional ideal but a community calling. This is a synthesis from Philippians 2:2 and John 17. In Philippians 2:2 Paul is urging us to, “be of the same mind, having the same...

  • Thought for the Week

    Sep 8, 2022

    We closed last time with: “His answer was:” specific and 100 percent accurate. Isaiah said, do not be afraid of this man nor of the words he has spoken. He will not enter this city. Not even one arrow will fly from his army into Jerusalem. He will hear a rumor and it will cause him to leave this siege and return to his country. He will die there. Your land will of itself produce food and good crops the next two years without any work on your part. For the third year, you will need to plow and...

  • A Joyful Homecoming

    Sep 8, 2022

    St. John’s United Church of Christ welcomed new members, DeAnna Cree and husband, Dennis Foltz. Sunday, Aug. 28, Pastor Betty Royer served them communion. De grew up in Martinsburg and is currently the summer organist. They previously resided in Orlando, attending the United Methodist and Presbyterian churches, and live part-year in Albuquerque, New Mexico, worshipping in the United Methodist Church. Both were active in the music programs and look forward to similar acrivities at St. J...

  • Dunnings Creek Friends Starting Series

    Sep 8, 2022

    The Dunnings Creek Friends Meeting (Quakers) will present the first in its “Still Listening” guest speaker series on local history in September. Journalist Cody McDevitt of Somerset, author of Banished From Johnstown: Racist Backlash in Western Pennsylvania (2020), will tell the little-known history of the time in 1923 when Black and Hispanic residents were evicted and forced to flee Johnstown in fear for their lives. This is considered one of the worst civil rights injustices in Pennsylvania history, yet few local people are aware that it eve...

  • Public Notices

    Sep 8, 2022

    Special Township Meeting Notice The Board of Supervisors of Woodbury Township, Bedford County, will hold a special Township meeting on Thursday, September 15, 2022, immediately following the Woodbury Township Planning Commission meeting at 7 p.m., in the large meting room located in the Woodbury Area Community Center, Woodbury, PA 16695, for the purpose of discussion of the township legal councel. Woodbury Township Denise L. Ott, Secretary Executor - Executrix notice Estate OF DONALD WESNER A/K/A DONALD R. WESNER LATE OF: Tayor Township, Blair... Full story

  • Martinsburg Library Starting Game Day Each Month

    MARGARET STEINFURTH|Sep 8, 2022

    According to Guinness World Records, the most popular board game in America and the world is Monopoly. Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Scrabble and Checkers are in the list of the top ten most popular board games in the U.S. The best selling board game in the U.S. is chess. Poker is the most popular card game in the world. Some of the most popular card games in the U.S. are Gin Rummy, 500 Rummy, Hearts, Contract Bridge, Canasta, Cribbage, Oh Hell and Pinochle. At the Martinsburg Community Library, a group plays Mahjong on Tuesdays at 2 p.m.,...

  • SCPR Prepares For Fall Show

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. Election of officers took place, and with the following outcome: • President Fred Mellott • First Vice President John Hileman and Second Vice President Brett Fisher • Board of Directors is Roy Kegg and Jay Claycomb • Treasurer Amy Mellott • Secretary Melanie Clapper The Fall Show is located on the club grounds at 145 Cave Road, New Enterprise. It will take place on Sept. 16, 17 and 18. The feature tractor for 2022 is John Deere. Tickets are still available from club memb...

  • Alpha Beta Donates School Supplies

    Sep 8, 2022

    On Aug. 9, 2022, the Alpha Beta Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society met at the Chestnut Ridge Independent Fellowship Church for a dinner and work session. Following a delicious dinner of barbecued pork, cole slaw, and baked beans provided by Pastor Dan Oldham, President Becky Johnen led the group in its business meeting. Ways and Means Committee Chair Lois Stoner reported that a used book sale next spring is being organized. Membership Chair Jenn Harclerode brought forward two candidates...

  • Bedford County Fair Bull Riding Attracts Crowd

    LUCENE STEELE, For the Herald|Sep 8, 2022

    When the July calendar comes around each year many families in the Cove anticipate attending the Bedford County Fair. Many of those families participate in 4H projects, the demolition derby, tractor pulls, stock car races, or other fair events. For those not participating in the fair activities as an exhibitor, there are often plans made to attend the fair to see one of the many attractions. It is the anticipated annual outing that is often planned well in advance in the busy schedules of many...

  • Library's Story Hour Is Back

    Sep 8, 2022

    Story Hour is back at the Williamsburg Public Library. It is sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club and will be held every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning on Sept. 14, 2022. Any child, ages 3-5 is invited to attend. Please call the Library at (814) 832-3367 by Sept. 10 to register your child for Story Hour. Preregistration is not required to attend, but will help the Civic Club know how many children to expect. Join to explore themes from apples and animals to fire safety and fall fun through books, games, activities, crafts and even s...

  • Woodbury Seeks to Adopt Noise Ordinance

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    For over a year, the Woodbury Township supervisors have been discussing the new noise ordinance for the township. During the Sept. 1 meeting, the supervisors made a huge step in finalizing the new ordinance. Craig Hamilton made the motion to adopt the new noise ordinance in November with Ed Clark seconding. The motion passed. Some of the highlights of the new noise ordinance are a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. time frame for no noises in the township, with an exemption for celebrating a holiday (such as the 4th of July). Residents who wish to look at the...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    Summer is almost over. For us fall lovers, this may be a good thing. The end of summer also happens to mean my birthday, which is actually today! However, most of us had a pretty good summer and lots of great memories that were made. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg — what was the best part of your summer? Here is what a few had to say: Lou Ann Grove: Having grandchildren staying at our house various times throughout the summer. Walt Frank: Biking almost every day. Linda Lemin: Spending time with my family and going to my g...

  • Over Brings Walking History of Williamsburg Alive

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    When it was announced earlier last week that former sixth grade teacher Cathy Over was doing another Walking History tour of Williamsburg, I was more than excited. Saturday, Sept. 3, I set out with a group of five plus Over to walk around town to learn some of the history. Over said she has done this walking history tour at least 20 times, most with her sixth grade class, some in cooperation with Trail Town Market (as this was) and some with the Williamsburg Senior Center. Over said she enjoys...

  • Mum's the Word: Looking at Chrysanthemums Around the Area

    KATHY MELLOTT, For the Herald|Sep 8, 2022

    Without looking at a calendar or spotting a harvested corn field, it's clear fall is marching headlong into our lives with evidence outside most grocery and big box stores. Chrysanthemums, commonly referred to as mums, are popping up everywhere. Their colors of yellow, maroon, rust and orange attack the senses and often launch a search for pumpkins and corn shocks. While die-hard gardeners faithfully search for the healthiest, most perfectly shaped mums, pay the price, bring them home for...

  • Central Volleyball Sees Even Record at 1-1

    Sep 8, 2022

    SEPT. 1 VARSITY FINAL SCORES: Central def. Juniata Valley 25-22, 25-14, 25-14. SITE Central High School VISITORS: Juniata Valley HOME: Central High School Records: Central (1-1). JV: Juniata Valley 30-28, 15-25, 15-8. Middle School A: Juniata Valley 25-20, 25-19. Middle School B: Tie Central 16-25, 25-17. NOTEWORTHY: Kirsten Ayers had 8 Kills and 4 Aces. Makenna Kocsis had 7 Kills. Madison Kennedy had 6 Kills and 4 Aces. Heather Brumbaugh had 6 Kills, 2 Aces and 2 Solo Blocks. Kaitlyn Weitzel had 31 Assists and 2 Aces. Alex Klotz had 11 good...

  • Lady Dragon Tennis Nets Two Victories

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    The Central Tennis team started its week of three matches against the Forest Hills Lady Rangers, winning all five matches in a complete shutout victory. Against the Somerset Lady Eagles, the Lady Dragons were only able to win one of the five matches, taking a 4-1 loss. The Lady Dragons rounded out the week at home against the Westmont Hilltop Lady Hilltoppers, pulling out ahead in the end to squeak out a 3-2 victory. At the start of the week, the Lady Dragons completely dominated on the court. I...

  • Panthers Defeated by Lady Dragons

    Sep 8, 2022

    GIRLS Varsity Soccer FINAL SCORE: Central 11, Northern Bedford 2 Score By Halves Bedford 2 0 -- 2 Central 5 6 – 11 1st Half : C – Garner (Hart), 2:33; C – Garner (Trexler), 8:58; C – Campbell (Trexler), 13:20; C – Kensinger (Benton), 17:48; N – Swanseen, 18:12; C – Finnochio (unassisted), 21:19; N – Hall (unassisted), 31:14 2nd Half : C – Garner (penalty kick), 41:57; C – Garner (unassisted), 54:41; C – Hazenstab (unassisted), 56:04; C – Kensinger (Ritchey), 59:42; C - Trexler (unassisted), 62:00; C – Hazenstab (Kensinger), 75:51 Centra...

  • Dragon Soccer Falls to Panthers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    The Central Dragon Soccer team faced the Northern Bedford Panthers in a home match last Wednesday. The Dragons were unable to attain a goal throughout the game, ending with a 5-0 loss to the Panthers. Colin Yeatts scored two goals for the Panthers to start the game, while Evan Coffey added two goals himself to end the first half with the Dragons trailing 4-0. Drew Childers added another goal for the Panthers in the second half to lead to a final score of 5-0. Yeatts had three assists throughout the game, while Childers had one. In the losing...

  • Dragon Golf Narrowly Takes Second

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    The Central Golf team traveled to Somerset to face the Eagles and the Central Cambria Red Devils in a match last Wednesday. The Dragons finished second of three teams and had the individual best score of the entire match. Nick Baum had the best score for the Dragons, hitting 39 over the 18 holes and with the best individual score of all three teams as well. Griffin Snowberger hit just below with a finishing score of 40, and Zach Oakes hit just lower with an ending score of 41. Luke Bettwy had the next best score on the team with a 46, followed...

  • Squirrel Season Starts Saturday

    Sep 8, 2022

    It's hard for me to wrap my head around the fact that Pennsylvania's squirrel-hunting season opens this Saturday (Sept. 10). From the time I was a young hunter more than 60 years ago until recently, the squirrel opener occurred on a mid-October Saturday at just about the time autumn leaves in the Cove are at their most colorful. Only recently has the squirrel season begun in early September. You would hardly know it. If you are taking a woods walk or are driving along rural roads at this time...

  • Dragon Football Sees First Loss Against Richland Rams

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Sep 8, 2022

    The Central Dragon Football team faced the Richland Rams at home Friday night and, despite a one touchdown lead at halftime, lost with a devastating score of 35-28. Starting the game with a strong offensive push, the Dragons made quick work of their opening touchdown, thanks to a 31-yard reception by Shalen Yingling to put the Dragons on the one-yard line. Jeff Hoenstine finished the drive with a one yard run for a touchdown. Whilst the Dragons held their lead for a majority of the first...

  • University News: Students Receive Honors, Enroll

    Sep 8, 2022

    Kutztown University announced that 306 students will be part of the university’s Honors Program in 2022-2023, including Emma Smith of Martinsburg, PA (16662). The Honors Program at Kutztown University provides high-achieving students with opportunities to engage in scholarship, leadership and service. The program, which is undergraduate in nature and open to full-time students, is comprised of a minimum of 21 credits in Honors courses including a senior Honors capstone project. The 21 Honors credits count toward the students’ minimum of 120...

  • Class of 1940 Revisited

    Sep 8, 2022

    Remember this photo from the Sept. 1, 2022, edition of the Herald? Some readers reached out to let us know who else is in this1940 high school class. "My name is Daryl Hartman. My mother, Carolyn (Slick) Hartman is in the photo of the Roaring Spring High School Class of 1940, printed in your September 1 edition of the Herald, page B8. My mother, who was Carolyn Slick, is in the second row from the front, the second person from the left in the photo (blond hair, smiling). She was born in 1922...

  • Speakers at Genealogical Society to Discuss 'Indian Eve'

    Sep 8, 2022

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. The speakers this September will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers, and his brother Gary Sellers, all members of the Dutch Corner History Group. The title of the talk is “The Legacy of Indian Eve.” “Indian Eve,” or Mrs. Eve Ernst, was taken captive by the Indians and lived with them at their camp before being traded to the English at Fort Detroit. She eventually made her way back to Bedf...

  • Central Class of '62 Celebrates Reunion

    Sep 8, 2022

    The Central High School Class of 1962 celebrated its 60th year reunion on Aug. 20, 2022, at the home of Gary Wyland. A total of 33 people attended, 29 of whom were classmates (four of the couples were married classmates). A picnic meal catered by Holland Brothers Meats was enjoyed by all. Classmates attending included (front row, from left) Sandy (Creighton) Detwiler, Donna (Stuard) Matthews, Mary Jane (Defibaugh) Horvath, Carol (Geist) Rhodes, Doris (Ebersole) Waddick, Genevieve (Rhodes)...

  • ABCD Corp. Announces Major Enterprise Zone Expansion

    Sep 8, 2022

    The Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation in partnership with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) has announced the expansion of the Altoona and Logan Township Enterprise Zone (EZ) along with four new main street community EZ designations in Blair County. “The Wolf Administration is pleased that ABCD Corporation and now several Blair County communities have been designated as a Keystone Enterprise Zone. The region has taken steps to grow in recent years, and the area certainly has a bright future ahe...

  • C-K to 'Act On' Potential in 2022 Season

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Sep 8, 2022

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School football team qualified for the District 6 Class 1A playoffs last season, but, to the Bulldogs, it was more a case of what might have been. Claysburg posted four regular season wins. The Bulldogs, however, weren’t able to string multiple victories together, finishing 4-7 when they fell to Conemaugh Valley in the opening round of postseason action. “I think, last year, a few games we were only one or two plays away,” said Bulldog senior running back-linebacker Cole Claycomb, who’s back after gaining more than 1,0...

  • Diligent Dragon Devotee

    Sep 8, 2022

    Heather Van Winkle of Roaring Spring was among a large group of fans who came out to support the Central Dragons in their first home football game of the season Friday against Richland High School. Van Winkle is the middle school's volleyball coach. Though the Dragons fell to the Richland Rams, the team is gearing up for another difficult game this week....

  • Roaring Spring Man Jailed On Burglary Charges

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Sep 8, 2022

    A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after police said he was caught on camera burglarizing a garage. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, on Aug. 27, police were called to a home in Roaring Spring after the homeowner noticed items missing from her garage. The homeowner told police that she checked her security camera and saw that on July 17, just after midnight, a man entered the garage and took a leaf blower. The suspect then walked out of the garage but returned and took a trimmer. Police said the value of the stolen...

  • In other Week 3 games …

    Sep 8, 2022

    Conemaugh Township Indians (2-0) vs. Claysburg-Kimmel Bulldogs (1-1) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Tiger Stadium, Hollidaysburg Coaches: Conemaugh Township – Tony Penna Jr.; Claysburg-Kimmel – Matt Bilchak Last game: Conemaugh Township – defeated Conemaugh Valley, 28-12; Claysburg-Kimmel – lost to Southern Huntingdon, 48-13 Last meeting: First meeting Series record: 0-0 Juniata Valley Green Hornets (1-1) vs. Southern Huntingdon Rockets (1-1) Date and time: Friday, 7 p.m. Site: Southern Huntingdon Athletic Field, Three Springs Coaches...

  • Correction: Got Our Goat, Literally

    Sep 8, 2022

    The Herald must issue a correction for an error on the front page in the Sept. 1 edition. The Herald purchased a lamb at the Williamsburg Farm Show. The Herald did purchase a goat at the Blair County Junior Livestock Show, but the Herald lamb was shown on the front page of last week’s edition. We at the Herald want to get it right, so we publish clarifications and corrections as needed. If you spot an error in the Herald’s pages, please contact Editor Anna Baughman at news@mcheraldonline.com or (814) 793-2144....

  • Estate of Slain Blair County Correction Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Sep 8, 2022

    The estate of the Blair County Prison guard who was killed in the line of duty in November has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county and several other entities alleging a “state-created danger” that led to Rhonda Russell’s death. The lawsuit, filed last month in the U.S. District Court in Johnstown, names the county of Blair, Blair County Prison Warden Abby Tate, deputy wardens James Eckard and Shaun Edmundson, Lt. David Fogle, shift commanders Nathaniel Port and Zachary Stitt, Blair County Sheriff James Ott, the City of Altoona, an...

  • Game of the Week

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Sep 8, 2022

    After entering the 2022 having not lost a regular season high school football game in two years, Central finds itself this week trying to start again. “I think our entire team is looking to respond in a positive manner,” record-setting Scarlet Dragon all-state quarterback Jeff Hoenstine said. “This is a huge bounce-back week for us.” It certainly will be a gut-check for the Dragons as they head up the mountain on Friday night to face undefeated Penn Cambria, trying to avoid falling under .500 for the first time since 2019. Kickoff at the Pen...

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