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  • Bank is Back: PennCrest Set to Open Williamsburg Branch Oct. 17

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 6, 2022

    PennCrest Bank's purchase of Mid Penn Bank's Williamsburg office has received regulatory approval and is scheduled to begin operations on Oct. 17. Last December, Mid Penn, the borough's only bank, announced it was closing its Williamsburg location, forcing residents travel out of town to do their banking. PennCrest, based in Altoona, stepped up last spring and entered into a purchase assumption agreement with Mid Penn, taking on certain deposit liabilities and loans. The agreement also called...

  • C-burg Hall of Fame Noms Due Dec. 31

    Oct 6, 2022

    Claysburg Hall of Fame nominations are due by Dec. 31, 2022. The 2023 induction will take place in April 2023. Nominees can be from any walk of life: military, professional, government, sports, education, general laborers or any other field. Nomination forms are four pages. Forms are available at Claysburg Area Library or online at www.claysburg.us/hall-of-fame.html....

  • Bedford County Courthouse Entrance Closed For Construction

    Oct 6, 2022

    The Bedford County Commissioners wish to alert the public and staff regarding the changes to the entrance into the building. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022, the main second floor entrance to the courthouse was closed for construction of the new security entrance to the public and courthouse employees. The Penn Street entrance (handicap accessible), and across from the Trinity Lutheran Church, will be open to the public and courthouse employees until the construction is completed. The LaFayette Avenue (between Penn Street and up to Vondersmith...

  • Martinsburg Borough Raises Price of Recycling Key Cards at Monthly Meeting

    ANNA BAUGHMAN, Editor|Oct 6, 2022

    Recycling key card price raised At the monthly Martinsburg Borough Council meeting, Borough Manager Richard Brantner Jr. brought to the council's attention a revenue disparity in relation to the recycling center key. According to Brantner's calculations, the dumpster expense is $869 monthly (a leap from the $720 it was at the beginning of 2022) and $10,432 annually. The customer cost is $25 annually, with an annual income of $9,925. This leaves the borough with a negative balance of $507....

  • Possible Traffic From Property Sale Concerns Residents

    Oct 6, 2022

    An announced public auction of a farm property adjoining Martinsburg borough has some residents concerned about what changes the sale of the farm might bring. Some residents along Locust Street in Martinsburg are worried that the property will be used for a housing development and State Street will see a substantial increase of automobile traffic in the neighborhood. "I don't know what is going to happen to the property," said Margaret Steinfurth, who lives on the corner of Locust Street and...

  • Clayburg-Kimmel, Northern Bedford Taking to the Turf

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Oct 6, 2022

    This hasn't been the kind of season of which the Claysburg-Kimmel High School football team dreamed. Since opening the year by beating Everett, the Bulldogs have dropped five in a row. "A big part of it is we're a really undersized team where we have a lot of younger players on the line," C-K coach Matt Bilchak said. "We're relying on a lot of splash plays where we get 30 to 40 yards, but then we don't have the follow-up play. Unfortunately, with the teams we're playing, if you can't chunk the...

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