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  • Week 2 Action Features Tussey at Claysburg

    Sep 17, 2020

    The second week of high school football action will kick off Friday, Sept. 18, which will include two teams in the Morrisons Cove area playing in front of their fans for the first time in 2020. Friday's slate will include two Inter-County Conference matchups featuring Claysburg-Kimmel welcoming Tussey Mountain to Bulldog Stadium and Williamsburg hosting Juniata Valley at Veterans Memorial Field. Central, which plays its first four games on the road, will travel to Centre County to battle...

  • 'Special Children' Auction Requests Funding Assistance

    Sep 17, 2020

    The committee which sponsors the Clinic for Special Children auction is asking for donations for the clinic since the auction was cancelled for this year. Since 1997, the Blair County Auction Committee has worked every year to raise funds for the Clinic for Special Children (CSC) in Strasburg, and more recently also the Central Pennsylvania Clinic (CPAC) in Belleville, through the annual benefit sale. These clinics provide medical care to special-needs children and adults and rely heavily on funds from benefit sales to provide services at low...

  • The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 15, that there were 1,151 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 146,214. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. Centre County is reporting an increase of 212 cases and Philadelphia is reporting a two-day increase of 197 cases. The number of tests administered within the last seven days between Sept. 8 and Sept. 14 is 168,375 with 5,200 positive cases. There were 22,085 tes...

  • Martinsburg Residents Clean Up

    Sep 17, 2020

    More than 150 Martinsburg borough residents took advantage of a biennial opportunity to rid themselves of unwanted items during a clean-up day Saturday, Sept. 12, dropping off things they no longer wanted at the borough garage. Richard A. Brantner Jr. said two dumpsters and two trucks were full of steel. Brantner said approximately 60 TVs and computers and 38 tires were among the many items collected....

  • DEATH RECORD

    Sep 17, 2020

    BRENNEMAN – Ryan W., 36, rural Martinsburg DIEHL – 97, Roaring Spring FREIDENBLOOM – Carol Lynn, 68, East Freedom HARGIS – Bernice J. (Helsel Shambaugh, 90, Roaring Spring HOOVER – Dr. John Russell Eugene, 95, Glenside, Pa. LONG – Linda K. (Edwards), 62, Roaring Spring MILLER – Janet A., 72, rural Martinsburg... Full story

  • End Gamer By Rachel Dylan

    Sep 17, 2020

    Two men are dead by what appears to be the same person or persons. One, Michael Rogers, was a construction worker. The other, Sean Battle, was a Petty Officer First Class and member of the Seal Team 8. What could possibly be the connection? That is what FBI agent Bailey Ryan and NCIS agent Marco Agostini are told to do. Marco begins to form a team and recruits a rookie NCIS agent Isabella "Izzy" Cole to help. How could anyone overpower a Navy Seal and kill him? Battle's ex-wife tells them that T...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Herald Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    It was only a short walk we took after chores around the newly-opened cornfields as an early darkness settled over our cloudy Sunday. Along the fence rows long goldenrod stems bowed down into the open spaces, begging me to break them off for a huge bouquet. Not a breeze stirred at the wood's edge where white snake root bloomed in the green of late summer. The cricket songs seemed unhurried and the deer slipped quietly into the dark woods when we disturbed their corny snack. Snacks and meals as...

  • Junior Livestock Clubs Announce Scholarship Winners

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Blair County Junior Livestock clubs presented scholarships to the following recipients at the Livestock Show, held in August at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. $1500 Scholarship Recipients (first-year scholarships): Lindsey Kensinger Daughter of Denny and Jody Kensinger of Williamsburg 2020 graduate of Central High School Plans to attend Penn State majoring in elementary and early childhood education Livestock club involvement: Central Cove FFA, 4-H Little Cow Tails Club Has...

  • RYAN W. BRENNEMAN

    Sep 17, 2020

    Ryan W. Brenneman, 36, of rural Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly, Monday evening, Sept. 7, 2020, in Hopewell, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. He was born Dec. 1, 1983, in Altoona, son of Kenneth T. and Elizabeth A. "Beth" (Landis) Brenneman. Surviving are his parents of Williamsburg; two children: Kaylee N. Brenneman and Zayden C. Beatty, both at home; fiancee and longtime girlfriend, Heather M. Miller; two brothers: Heath T. (Kara) and Luke G....

  • IVAN K. DIEHL

    Sep 17, 2020

    Ivan K. Diehl, 97, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 11, 2020, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born Dec. 5, 1922, in Brooks Mills, the son of the late Grover and Annie (Benton) Diehl. He married Beatrice Closson on Dec. 6, 1941. She preceded him in death Sept. 28, 2010. He is survived by a son, Kelly Diehl and wife Donna of Avondale, Pa.; two grandsons: Brian Diehl and wife Becky of Mooresville, N.C., and Eric Diehl and wife Karen of Lansdale, Pa.; four great-grandchildren: Anna, Maya, Daniel and Benjamin; and a...

  • CAROL LYNN FREIDENBLOOM

    Sep 17, 2020

    Carol Lynn Freidenbloom, 68, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday, Sept, 9, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Department, Roaring Spring. She was born Aug. 18, 1952, in Altoona the daughter of the late Delmer and T. Patricia (White) Cooper. She married Floyd C. Freidenbloom on March 7, 1975. She is survived by her husband; two sons: Joseph A. Freidenbloom and wife Courtney of Altoona and David C. Freidenbloom and wife Joy of Bedford; five grandchildren: Cody, Elijah, Morgan, Hannah and Olivia; a sister, Debra Cooper of...

  • Let Yourself Hear

    Wayne Bush|Sep 17, 2020

    Most times a man will tell his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear. – Charles Travis Postelwaite (Kevin Costner), from the movie "Open Range." According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of Civil War is "a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country." Whether people want to accept it or not, America is currently in a civil war – except, for now anyway, only one side is fighting. Marxists have taken over the Democrat Party and are engaging in radical dis...

  • Sinking Valley to Hold Community Days Through Saturday

    Sep 17, 2020

    Sinking Valley Community Days began Wednesday, Sept. 16, and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Sinking Valley Fair Grounds in the Skelp area of Blair County. Due to state regulations, the 2020 Sinking Valley Farm Show was cancelled. In order to give the community the opportunity to still get together while allowing for social distancing, Sinking Valley Community Days was organized with no admission fees. The Fair Grounds will be open from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. During this time, food...

  • BERNICE J. (HELSEL) SHAMBAUGH HARGIS

    Sep 17, 2020

    Bernice J. (Helsel) Shambaugh Hargis, 90, of Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, at Garvey Manor. She was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Ira and Blanche (Thomas) Helsel. She married William E. Shambaugh and Glen O. Hargis, both of whom preceded her in death. Surviving are children: Roberta Nestor (Eddy), Niecie Mock, Brenda Garver (Ed) and Beth Ann Searle (Dan); Barry Shambaugh (Debbie) and Brinley Shambaugh; 21 grandchildren; many...

  • Honey and Gall

    Kelly Baker, Faith Columnist|Sep 17, 2020

    "Then Pharaoh gave this order to all his people: 'Every boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.'" – Exodus 1:22, NIV Have you ever paused to consider what it would have felt like to be a mother in the days when Moses was born? If you are a parent, imagine that moment when your child was born. Imagine the joy that is felt when that baby is placed in your arms for the first time. Imagine the emotions that wash over you as you look at their tiny hands and feet and f...

  • The Faith We Place in Our Elections

    LEE H. HAMILTON|Sep 17, 2020

    I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. I’m sure we all believed it at the time, but in my case, at least, I know I was wrong in the past. Because this year’s election is the most important of my lifetime. Elections are the crown jewel of a representative democracy. We do at least three things when we vote: we vote for our preferred candidates; we vote to direct policy; and we place our stamp of approval on the system itself...

  • DR. JOHN RUSSELL EUGENE HOOVER

    Sep 17, 2020

    John R.E. Hoover, 95, son of Jason Eberly Hoover and Hattie Miller Hoover, passed away at home in Glenside, Pa., with his family on Tuesday, Sept. 1 1, 2020. He was born in New Enterprise, Pa., in 1925. John was the youngest of seven children: Lawrence Clarise Hoover, Elizabeth Burket, Laura Mae Raffensperger and Genevieve Smith Leckrone. Two other siblings, David and Mary, died in early childhood. John met his life-mate and spouse, Janet Louise Gochnour of Waterside, Pa., while in high school...

  • Train Added for Limestone

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 12, 1895 To accommodate the increased limestone business, a new freight train was placed on the Williamsburg branch. The Juniata Limestone Co. at Carlim was running double turn. The Rev. Peter Keagy conducted the funeral service over the remains of David Lyons’ child at the house. Interment was in Keagy Cemetery. John Grabill died at his home in Greenfield Township at the age of 80. It was announced that the state fair would be held in Lancaster, beginning the fourth week in December. George Clapper Emigh of Huston Township d...

  • Abstinence II

    Pastor Earl Herr, Faith Columnist|Sep 17, 2020

    Scriptures to Read St. Matthew 6:16-189 Zechariah 7:4-7 Zachariah 8:18-19 Isaiah 58:3-7 St. Matthew 4:1-4 Acts 13:1-3 Nehemiah 1:3-11 I shared last week about abstaining from evil things. But there is a second side to this issue. Sometimes Christians are to deny themselves of good things. We call this fasting. Fasting was practiced by Hebrews for a long time. But it is also a practice that has come into the Christian Church. Jesus said, "when you fast..." (See St. Matthew 6:16-18.) He here is te...

  • Central High Band Plays

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 17, 1970 Members of the Martinsburg VFW will be seeking signatures on petitions to be sent to North Vietnam calling for the release or fair treatment of Americans that are being held as prisoners of war. The Martinsburg community is to receive a hearing on the various objections raised to the site and plan proposed for the new post office building. Martinsburg council gave tentative approval for a new trailer court in the borough. The court, proposed by David McKim of Claysburg, would be located at Forshey and Bassler Streets...

  • Pote's Hold Corn Boil

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 17, 1920 Mrs. E.G. Bobb of Roaring Spring, as president of the Ladies’ Hospital association connected with the Nason hospital, presented the annual report of the organization which showed much accomplished during the year. It was brought out that all the bed and table linens, blankets, etc. used at the institution were paid for by the association. In addition the sum of $200 was paid out of the association funds for repairs to the furnace. At a meeting of the school board of Huston township, the contract for the proposed new s...

  • Zeigler Buys Dealership

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 14, 1995 Robert Zeigler of Imler purchased the Hershberger Chevrolet-Oldsmobile car dealership from James and Doris Hershberger of Martinsburg. Mr. Zeigler, owner of Zeigler Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Inc. in Claysburg, gave the dealership a slightly new name, Cove Chevrolet-Oldsmobile-Geo Inc. Mrs. Grace B. (Kensinger) Miller of Homewood Retirement Center celebrated her 90th birthday Saturday, Sept. 9, 1995. Mrs. Miller was born Sept. 9, 1905, in Henrietta, the daughter of David and Anna (Bowser) Kensinger. The octagonal framework...

  • Flag Pole Presented

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 20, 1945 Miss Paula Ruth Furry left Monday evening for Columbia, Mo., where she entered Stephens college. The young woman is much interested in flying and planned to take up the two years’ course in aeronautics. Under the leadership of Wayne Ferry, president of the 1945 Senior class of the Martinsburg High school, a large flag pole has been presented to the schools. A four-motored B-17 Navy plane came in to the Cove Valley airport Friday evening. It had tried to land at Pittsburgh, but on account of the smoke and darkness, d...

  • War Memorial Dedicated

    Sep 17, 2020

    Herald of Sept. 16, 2010 Northern Bedford school directors reversed a long-standing policy Tuesday and will permit organized athletic play on Sunday afternoons on school grounds. The on-again off-again public sewer system plan in Woodbury Township, Blair County, is back on. A meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Oct. 18 so that community residents may get an update on the proposed sewer system. Under sunny skies on a warm Sept. 11, officials in Freedom Township rededicated the war memorial located near the former East Freedom Elementary School....

  • Pennsylvania Courts Advise of Phone Scam

    Sep 17, 2020

    Pennsylvania’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam. The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic the AOPC’s telephone number. During the spoof call, known as a family imposter call, the caller claims to be a relative who is in need of immediate funds for bail, fines and other court expenses. The AOPC will never place calls or solicit payment by credit card, gift card, or any other means of electronic funds transfer for any reason. Should you receive...

  • Martinsburg Library Plans Fundraising Events

    Margaret Steinfurth, Herald Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    Due to the pandemic, the Martinsburg Community Library along with many other people and businesses is suffering financially. Library services affected are book purchases, staffing and rent payments. Library visitation and circulation at all county libraries is down 40 to 50 percent. For Martinsburg, cancellation of the Taste of the Cove event which contributes 15 percent of the budget is one missing budget item. Fines and copies usually contribute about $1,000 and two library book sales amount...

  • Public Notices

    Sep 17, 2020

    STORAGE SALE DUE TO NONPAYMENT of rent: Robyn Remes, 249 Campbell Dr., Duncansville; Rosanne Snyder, 609 Pletcher Rd., Duncansville; Harold Brown, 2020 6th Ave., Altoona; Heather Boydston & Anssan Conrad, 503 Derose Dr., Duncansville; Damon Ledford, 509 Derose Dr., Duncansville; Virginia Walker, 427 Avaro Dr., Blairsville; Amber Miller, 2715 Fairway Dr., Apt. 2c, Altoona; William Busche, 211 Bell Ave., Altoona; Thomas Wilt, 206 East Maple Ave., Altoona; Jonathan Allshouse & Maylynda, 12275 27th St., Apt. 1-D, Altoona will be sold on September... Full story

  • Christian Singles To Gather Friday To Gather Friday At Imlers' Barn

    Sep 17, 2020

    Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring have invited all singles who enjoy gospel music to attend their Christian Singles meeting anytime between 6 and 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, at their barn room. Local gospel singer Phil McCaulley will bring a mixture of music, prayer and a message from God’s Word. Those who plan to attend may bring a favorite dish to share. Years have passed since the Imlers have been welcoming their friends to their barn room. It is their wish that this invitation be open to anyone who enjoys an evening of music, praise a...

  • Power Reunion Prepares for 30th Show

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion (SCPR) will host its 30th annual show Sept. 18-20 at the SCPR show grounds near New Enterprise. The non-profit organization has worked steadily since 1999 to acquire the 47-acre tract that the club's several annual events are held on. The power reunion features a different brand of farm machinery each year. This year Massey Ferguson tractors and farm equipment will be featured. Attendees may purchase tickets for a chance to win a John Deere tractor. The annual...

  • Laced Up and Walking for Alli in Williamsburg

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    On Sunday, Sept. 13, people laced up their walking and running shoes in Williamsburg for a cause: to celebrate the life of Allison Edwards. Edwards, a resident of Williamsburg, passed away in 2015, but her memory lives on through the Laces for Alli event. The annual event brings together runners and walkers alike to honor Allison's life. This year's theme was "Choose Joy" and donations from the event went to Yard Kitty, Hollidaysburg. Yard Kitty helps find stray cats homes and helps with...

  • Roaring Spring Man Facing 3 Separate Charges

    Sep 17, 2020

    Brent S. Musselman, 41 of Roaring Spring, is being held at the Blair County Prison on three separate felony charges stemming from an incident on Sept. 4. According to Roaring Spring Police, at about 5:32 p.m., Sept. 4, police were dispatched to an apartment on Cemetery Ave. for a male trying to leave a residence where he did not live with a firearm and debit cards that did not belong to him. Police met with a neighbor who claimed he noticed that the apartment door was open so he called the woman who lived there. She stated that the door should...

  • LINDA K. (EDWARDS) LONG

    Sep 17, 2020

    Linda K. (Edwards) Long, 62, of Roaring Spring, unexpectedly went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born May 23, 1958, in Williamsburg, the daughter of the late John and Betty (Biddle) Edwards. She married Leroy A. Long on Oct. 30, 1982. She is survived by her husband; a son, Jacob Alan Long and wife Meghan of Pensacola, Fla.; three grandchildren: Cullen, Charlotte and Ian; a sister, Kathie McGeary of Altoona; and a...

  • Williamsburg Looks to Change Noise Ordinance

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    In 2019, Williamsburg Borough Council updated its noise ordinance that residents of the borough could make “noise” until 11 p.m. Now, council may be changing its tune. After garnering several complaints from residents about construction noise, Mayor Ted Hyle suggested that council look into changing the time. It was suggested that council look into outside noise ordinances such as Hollidaysburg’s who have an exception for items like snowblowers for residents who need to plow snow for work the next day. Mayor Hyle said he and Chief of Polic...

  • Williamsburg Board Votes for Face-to-Face Instruction

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    Janet Lee, Carlee Ranalli, Julie Woodling and Kristina Bratton were the four "no" votes during Williamsburg Community School District’s meeting Sept. 8. The vote, 5 to 4, was for Williamsburg to begin full face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, Sept. 21. Christine Brown’s resignation as elementary yearbook advisor was accepted, as well as John Hammond’s resignation as junior high girls’ softball coach. Steve Butler and Robyn Bechtel were appointed as cross-country volunteer coaches. Kaydi Brubaker was appointed as a volunteer volleyb...

  • JANET A. MILLER

    Sep 17, 2020

    Janet A. Miller, 72, of rural Martinsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, Sept. 12, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born July 15, 1948, in Altoona, daughter of the late Helen Alice Miller. Surviving are a cousin, Joyce M. (Miller) Shildt of Indiana; and many friends who loved her dearly. Janet was a 1966 graduate of Northern Bedford County High School and also attended Shippensburg University. She was a longtime active member of St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Martinsburg. She retired as a bank...

  • Revival Set For Sept. 21-23

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Mines and Royer Churches will hold a revival or awakening from 7 to approximately 9 p.m. Sept. 21 through Sept. 23 at the Springfield Estates, 3733 Piney Creek Road, Williamsburg. Pastor Eric Poteat, pastor at both Waterside and Koontz Churches of the Brethren, will be the speaker for all three nights. His topic will be “The God Who Desires to Include You.” The praise team will be Heritage Baptist from McConnellstown. There will be a free-will offering that will go to mission projects. For more information, contact Pastor Gordon Trimer at...

  • Winners Announced at Junior Livestock Show at Park

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Blair County Junior Livestock Show was held Aug. 17 and 18 at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park in Martinsburg. Tim Fleener from Robesonia, Pa., judged the dairy beef, goat, lamb, swine and beef show. The rabbit judge was Wesley Planthaber from Huntingdon. There was no sale because of the coronavirus. Rabbit Show Grand Champion – Karly Diebold Reserve Champion – Konstantina Crull Dairy Beef Show Grand champion – Lynnae Dibert Reserve champion – Ayden Knab Third of Show – Madison Benfer Light Wei...

  • El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 1,151 resultados positivos

    Sep 17, 2020

    El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 8 de septiembre, hay 1,151 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 146,214. El Condado Centre reporta un aumento de 212 casos, y Filadelfia reporta un aumento de 197 casos en dos días. Todos los 67 condados de Pensilvania han reportado casos de COVID-19. El número de pruebas hecho dentro de los últimos 7 días – entre el 8 y el 14 de septiembre – es 168,375, con 5,200 resultados positivos. Se repor...

  • SC Board Hears Concerned Citizen

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    The Spring Cove School District School Board held its monthly Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, in the district Administrative Board Room. A visitor to the meeting, Sherry Dilling, an alumna of the Spring Cove School District, addressed the board on several issues. Initially she congratulated the board for its dedication and effort that the job required. She said she was surprised that since the school administrators are the educational experts, that they would send a survey out to parents regarding what they would like to...

  • NB Board Revises Custodial Job Description

    CHRISTIE SWEIGART, Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, Sept. 8, to discuss monthly school business. As part of this meeting much discussion was given to a number of issues. One such topic was the revision of a custodial job description. Changes were made in the number of days that the person(s) who will fill this position will work. The current job description will include 260 days as opposed to the previous 206 days. In light of current health conditions, the board moved to make an additional custodial position available. The hope is...

  • Martinsburg Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    Sep 17, 2020

    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 west on a motorcycle on the 300 block along Woodbury Pike (State Route 36) on a motorcycle and failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The motorcycle left the roadway and struck a utility pole on the north side of Woodbury Pike. Brenneman was ejected from the motorcycle and landed 50 feet away from the motorcycle. Brenneman, who was...

  • B-A Wears Down Panthers in Opener

    Sep 17, 2020

    Bellwood-Antis visited Panther Community Stadium last Friday night, Sept. 11, for a highly anticipated meeting of two of the pre-season football favorites in the Inter County Conference. The first half of the contest had the makings of an epic back-and-forth battle between the two highly touted squads, but in the end, it was Bellwood and its size and experience on the line of scrimmage that proved to be the difference in the 36-14 Bellwood victory. The teams traded scores early and based on...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Sep 17, 2020

    I recently ran into a young fly-fisherman who had bought my book, "The Trout at the Walnut Tree," which appeared 30 years ago and was probably the worst-selling book in the history of fly-fishing. He'd found it online for a dollar, which didn't do much for my ego either. "Are the stories true?" he asked. "Pretty much," I answered. "How about the one called 'The First Fly-Fisherman' where you and Dr. Archie O. Logist went cave exploring and found cave art that you thought showed that a caveman...

  • Final Push to Get Every Pennsylvanian Counted in the 2020 Census Has Begun

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) and township officials across the state are urging everyone in the commonwealth to fill out the U.S. Census form and make sure friends, family, and neighbors are also counted. Residents can respond to the form by mail, by phone, or online until Sept. 30, 2020. Census takers are also going door to door throughout Pennsylvania. “The nation is entering the final weeks to get everyone counted in the 2020 Census by the September 30 deadline,” PSATS Executive Director David M. Sanko s...

  • CHS Tops BEA, 33-9

    Sep 17, 2020

    The Central High School football team opened its 2020 campaign Sept. 11 with a 33-9 victory at Bald Eagle Area. Central’s win gave head coach Dave Baker his 200th career coaching win. Central jumped out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter. Quarterback Jeff Hoenstine tossed the first of three touchdown passes on the night, a 54-yard strike to Hunter Smith just 1:24 into the game. Austin Keith added the PAT. Parker Gregg’s 1-yard score and Keith’s PAT gave the Dragons a 14-point lead with 2:44 remaining in the opening quarter. BEA regis...

  • Proposed Laws Regarding Solar Power Could Help Dairy Farmers

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Sep 17, 2020

    Proposed legislation enabling electricity credits for community solar panels may just benefit Pennsylvania’s struggling farmers the most. At least, so say the clean energy groups testifying in favor of Pa. House Bill 531 the first week of September. The proposal, under consideration in the Pa. House Consumer Affairs Committee, would allow residents to invest in solar panels installed on open land and receive a credit on their electricity bill as if the units were on their own roofs instead. “There is no question that HB 531 would help far...

  • Blair County DUI Task Force Report

    Sep 17, 2020

    The D.U.I. Task Force of Blair County has announced the results of a recent roving patrol. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results are from the detail: • 80 individual contacts • 61 citations or warnings issued for vehicular violations • 2 impaired driving arrest • 3 possession of controlled substance • 1 possession with intent to deliver controlled substance • 2 Blair County bench warrants...

  • Signs Your Gutters Are In Need of Repair

    Sep 17, 2020

    Fall is a great time to tackle projects around the house. The weather each fall allows homeowners to make improvements to their homes' exteriors without worrying about extreme heat or cold, while interior projects like painting are made easier because homeowners can open the windows to allow for proper ventilation. Fall also marks a great time to prepare for upcoming projects that can make winter work that much easier. For example, fall is a great time to take stock of your gutters so you can...

  • What to Know About Selecting Materials for Your Home Exterior

    Sep 17, 2020

    Whether you're building a new home or making exterior updates, there are many decisions you'll have to make. Perhaps topping the list in importance is what materials you select for your roofing and siding. Not only do your selections impact your home's curb appeal, but some choices have the potential to save you money and help increase your family's safety. Here are some things to consider, as well as some of the reasons why many building industry professionals and homeowners today are avoiding...

  • How to Recognize When You Can Stop Mowing for the Year

    Sep 17, 2020

    Each weekend in spring, summer and fall, millions of homeowners fire up their mowers and cut the grass in their yards. A few hours spent mowing the lawn can be a great time to get some sun and some exercise in the great outdoors. As fall gradually transitions to winter, homeowners may wonder when to stop mowing their lawns. Each lawn is different, and when to stop mowing may depend on a host of factors, including local climate and the type of turf. In addition to climate and turf, homeowners...

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