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Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident in Taylor Township

The Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Taylor Township, Blair County. According to State Police, a 2009 Ford Fusion driven by Jeremy Hart, 40, struck a tan 2008...

 

Martinsburg Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A 36-year-old Martinsburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night, Sept. 7, in Hopewell Township, Bedford County. Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, said Ryan W. Brenneman, was traveling on a west in the 300 block along Woodbury Pike...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m. Sept. 8, that there are 496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 140,359. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of tests...

 

Time to Get Out of the Pool

Bella McCoy (left) and Ava Verbit (both 9 and from Roaring Spring) enjoy their last trip of the summer to Hershberger Memorial Pool in Martinsburg on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 6. The pool closed for...

 

High School Football Kicks Off Friday; Outdoor Events Limited to 250 Spectators

The long-awaited high school football season kicks off Friday, Sept. 11, as Cove's four area schools will be in action. Only one of the four local squads will open their season at home, as Northern...

 

DEATH RECORD

HOLSINGER – Timothy C., 69, Blutton, S.C. MILLER SR. – Robert B., 94, Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg SMITH – C. Ronald “Ronnie,” 82, rural Martinsburg SMITH – Joanne H., 86, East Freedom... Full story

 

TIMOTHY C. HOLSINGER

Timothy C. Holsinger, 69, of Blutton, S.C., passed away Friday, Aug. 28, 2020. He was born Dec. 31, 1950, in Roaring Spring, son of Paul I. and Louise A. Holsinger Tim is survived by two brothers:...

 

ROBERT B. MILLER SR.

Robert B. "Bob" Miller Sr., 94, of Fredericksburg, rural Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2020, at AristaCare at Woodland Park, Orbisonia. He was born March 9, 1926, in Henrietta,...

 

C. RONALD 'RONNIE' SMITH

C. Ronald "Ronnie" Smith, 82, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Nov. 15, 1937, in Smith Corner, son of the late Roy A. and Beatrice M....

 

JOANNE H. SMITH

Joanne H. Smith, 86, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020. She was born July 6, 1934, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Robert and Laura (Dively) Burket. She married Robert J. Smith. He preceded her in death Feb. 1, 1982....

 

Herald Introduces a New Cove Calendar

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald’s Cove Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire Cove community is invited to make the calendar a central place to find out...

 

How to use the New Cove Calendar

How to use the New Cove Calendar To view the new Cove Calendar –  1. Go to Herald website, www.mcheraldonline.com. 2. Click on the Calendar tab on the right of the screen. 3. Click on “Cove Calendar” in the drop-down box. 4. You can view the...

 

Rep. Joyce Introduces Measure to Award Medal of Honor to Bedford WW II Hero

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) recently introduced H.R.7835 to authorize the president to award the Medal of Honor to Eric Fisher Wood, Jr. for acts of valor during the Battle of the Bulge. Lt....

 

Greenfield Twp. Plans Cleanup Day Sept. 26

Greenfield Township’s annual cleanup day will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township garage located at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. The program is for Greenfield Township residents only, with a maximum of two loads....

 

RS Man Facing Charges of Insurance Fraud

A Roaring Spring man is facing charges of insurance fraud. Elizick J. Brown, 22 of Roaring Spring, is being charged with third-degree felony charges of insurance fraud and theft by deception. According to a report filed by the Pennsylvania Office of...

 

Martinsburg Borough Plans Cleanup Day for Sept. 12

The Borough of Martinsburg will hold its fall cleanup day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 496 resultados positivos aumentan el total estatal a 140,359

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 8 de septiembre, hay 496 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 140,359. Todos los 67 condados de...

 

PennDOT States that Roundabouts Increase Safety, Reduce Accidents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's proposal for a roundabout intersection at State Route 36 and SR 164 in Roaring Spring met with concerns and objections from residents and officials in...

 

Hunters Reminded of CWD Rules

Pennsylvanians who harvest deer, elk, mule deer or moose out-of-state likely can’t bring them home without first removing the carcass parts with the highest risk of transmitting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD). Pennsylvania long has prohibited the...

 

The Sportsman's Corner

Students of literature remember that Oedipus the King was a major figure in tragic Greek drama. Unwitting actions ruined his life. Oedipus had become king by solving the riddle of the Sphinx: "What be...

 

PGC's Elk Cam Goes Live

Each September, thousands of visitors make their way to Pennsylvania's elk country to experience for themselves the wonder of the bugling season. And while there's nothing quite like seeing a giant bull up close, or feeling your rib cage resonate as...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

Almost apologetically August finally gave us one day of comfortably cool weather to work in my garden all day. I pulled out my two rows of spent string bean plants, marveling again at the potential...

 

Williamsport Suffers without Little League World Series in 2020

By ANDREW DESTIN Special to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Franco's Lounge, a little family-owned Italian joint on Fourth Street, has hosted the likes of Orel Hershiser,...

 

Lines by Lee

Last night I drove my car in a strange manner and it malfunctioned. I ended up safely at the airport, only to realize I did not have my passport or driver's license. I searched frantically for my lice...

 

Thought for the Week

Scriptures to Read: Acts 15:6-11 Acts 15:19-23 Colossians 3:1-10 I Thessalonians 4:1-7 I Peter 2:11-16 Ephesians 5:11-21 I Corinthians 10:23-32 I want to think about abstinence today. It means to...

 

PMEA Suspends In-Person Student Events for 2020-21 Year

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) has been and continues to monitor the changing landscape in education as our schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While we value the music and educational experiences our fests, festivals and...

 

The Inkwell Group to Meet Oct. 6

“Your Story is Perfect! Don't Change a Thing. Well, Except For....” tips and advice on self-editing presented by author Phil Guinta. This workshop will provide tips for taming the beast before submitting to an editor, agent, or publisher. The...

 

Trinity to Hold Monthly Manna on Main Street

Trinity United Methodist Church in Roaring Spring will continue its monthly Manna on Main Street as a drive-through, take-out-only service Saturday, Sept. 12. Attendees can drive or walk up to the doors of fellowship hall located at the end of the...

 

What is Rosh Hashanah?

Rosh Hashanah is an important holiday on the Jewish calendar. According to the Jewish National Fund, Rosh Hashanah marks the Jewish New Year and is a celebration of the anniversary of the creation of Adam and Eve. Adherents to the Jewish faith wish...

 

Keepin' Up With the Hamiltons

Author's Note: For the next few weeks, we will be rekindling the "Who's Who" section on the Williamsburg page, highlighting those who have had a positive influence on our small town. This week's pair...

 

Ask the Williamsburgers

By NATALIE GORSUCH Williamsburg Correspondent Some people eat what others might consider to be “weird” food. I decided to ask the residents of Williamsburg, “What is one food combination that you eat that others may consider to be weird?...

 

Williamsburg Authority Earns $77,000 Grant for Water Meters

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority announced it is the recipient of a Small Water and Sewer Program grant during last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Sept. 1. The grant, totaling $77,051, will be used to purchase water meter parts for failing water...

 

Woodbury Township Makes Lego's Title Official

Woodbury Township supervisors during their meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, made the official announcement that Kelsie Lego would be the new secretary/treasurer following the resignation of long-term secretary/treasurer Eleanor Harclerode. Supervisor Ed...

 

Price, Bowser Announce Engagement; to Marry 2022

Samantha Price of Martinsburg and Joseph Bowser of East Freedom are engaged to be married. The prospective bride is the daughter of Joe and Bobbi Price of Martinsburg. The prospective bridegroom is...

 

Five Great Reasons to Take Engagement Photos

During their engagements, couples will make many decisions in regard to their weddings. Wedding planning can sometimes seem like a runaway train of appointments, schedules and deadlines. As a result,...

 

Tips for Couples Merging Finances After Getting Married

Couples can spend months or even years planning their weddings. While planning a wedding requires lots of hard work, couples may also want to give some thought to life beyond their wedding day. One of...

 

Pa. Announces Online Ballot Applications Available in Spanish

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced Aug. 12 that the state’s online application for mail-in and absentee ballots is now available in Spanish. To access the Spanish-language services, go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov...

 

Pensilvania anuncia que la solicitud en línea de la papeleta de voto por correo está disponible en español

La Secretaria de Estado de Pensilvania, Kathy Boockvar, anunció hoy que la solicitud por internet de las papeletas de voto por correo y en ausencia del estado de Pensilvania ya están disponibles en español en el sitio web https...

 

IRC Collected 57,000 Pounds of Hazardous Waste at August Event

The IRC collected nearly 57,000 pounds of hazardous materials at its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection at PNG Field on Aug. 21 and 22. Residents throughout Blair County were encouraged to participate and bring their household hazardous...

 

Pa. Supreme Court Bars Trump Campaign From Election Lawsuit

The state’s highest court said neither the president’s reelection campaign – nor the national Republican National Committee – can intervene in a state lawsuit brought against election officials. The split decision comes six weeks after Pa. Se...

 

Law Enforcement Plays Important Role in Virus Mitigation Education

Gov. Tom Wolf visited the Susquehanna Township Police headquarters on Aug. 3 to discuss the important roles education and understanding play in the enforcement of the various COVID-19 mitigation orders in place across the state. “We have to do...

 

PennDOT Seeks Applications For 2020-21 Improvements Under Transportation Fund

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Tuesday, Sept. 8, announced that applications will be accepted to fund new transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through November 6, 2020....

 

Central Boys' Soccer 2020 Preview

Coach: Randy Trexler Number of Years as Head Coach: 8 League: Mountain League Last Year’s Record: Overall: 5-13-0; League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Seniors – Ashton Campbell (D), Luke Trexler (MF), Bradon Kensinger (F), Andrew Peck (D); Juniors...

 

Central Girls' Soccer 2020 Preview

Coach: Brian Campbell Number of Years as Head Coach: 7 years League: Mountain League Last Year’s Record: Overall: 7-11; League: 6-8 Returning Starters: Alyssa Bartley, Sarah Stern, Emily Dunn, Leah Johnston, Averey Black, Katherine Longenecker, Ell...

 

Northern Bedford Boys' Soccer 2020 Preview

Coach: Marcus Yeatts Number of Years as Head Coach: 21st League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 6-10; League: 2-8 Returning Starters: Curtis Clark – Senior – Defender; Eli Grimes – Senior – Defender; Nate Helsel ...

 

Northern Bedford Girls' Soccer 2020 Preview

Coach: Barbara Zanella Number of Years as Head Coach: 3 League: Inter-County Conference Last Year’s Record: Overall: 4-13-0; League: 3-10-0 Strengths: “The girls have worked together for three years gaining an understanding of the game and...

 

Claysburg-Kimmel Volleyball 2020 Preview

Coach: Julie Cavender Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 years League: Inter-County Conference North Last Year’s Record: Overall: 16-8; League: 8-6 Returning Starters: Harleigh Cavender 12th S, Haileigh Reed 12th OH, Michele Imler 12th L, Rebekah...

 

Central Volleyball 2020 Preview

Coach: Brad A. Heuston Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 League: Mountain League Record Overall: 5-11 League: 4-10 Returning Starters: Annie Kitt, Abbie Kitt, Brinley Bowers, Mackenzie Saylor, Brooke Claar Other Returning Letterwinners: Kirsten...

 

Northern Bedford Volleyball 2020 Preview

Coach: Shalonne Sipes Number of Years as Head Coach: First season League: Inter-County Conference South Returning Starters: Makayla Kochara, Addie Sipes, and Jenna Carberry Other Returning Letterwinners: None Newcomers: Paige Wingard, Lizzie Long, Ol...

 

Williamsburg Volleyball 2020 Preview

Coach: Marina Brubaker Number of Years as Head Coach: 2 League: Inter-County Conference Returning Starters: Taylor Uplinger, Makayla Kipe, Olivia Aurandt, Krista Simpson, Hayley Morgan Other Returning Letterwinners: Ashley Brubaker, Allee England,...

 

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