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  • What Kind Of Fruit Are You?

    CHRIS GARRETSON, For the Herald|Oct 12, 2023

    So the weather outside last week, for the most part, was not very frightful. In fact temperatures in the Cove got pretty close to 80 degrees! For the first week of October, I’ll take it! But now there can be no doubt – fall has arrived! And with it comes the changing of the colors of the leaves on the trees (which can be pretty beautiful if I do say so). As we are steadily diving headfirst into this season, one can’t help but think about things like pumpkin patches, hoodie weather, Halloween, and pumpkin spice lattes. Actually, it’s pretty...

  • National School Bus Safety Week is Oct.16-20

    Oct 12, 2023

    National School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 16-20, 2023. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Safe Kids Pennsylvania (SKPA), and many other organizations nationwide are urging drivers to slow down and be aware of school buses in their communities. Although school buses are one of the safest modes of transportation, injuries and fatalities do occur outside of or near the buses. Statistically, the most dangerous times for children who ride school buses are when they are getting on or o...

  • One Warm Coat Day 2023 Awareness Campaign

    Oct 12, 2023

    On Oct. 17, 2023, join national nonprofit One Warm Coat as they kick off coat drive season. One Warm Coat Day brings awareness to the need for warmth and inspires people across the country to make a difference in their local communities. One Warm Coat’s mission is to provide free coats to children and adults in need while promoting volunteerism and environmental sustainability. Since 1992, they have facilitated 49,000 coat drives across the country, collecting 8 million coats that have been distributed through more than 1,500 nonprofit p...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Oct 12, 2023

    We meet Claire in book one of the series, “Odd Bird.” Eleven-year-old Claire Belle lives in a dense forest in North-central Pennsylvania and she loves birds. Not only that; they love her. In fact, they appear to find her irresistible. Hawks and hummingbirds, robins and wrens; they seem to flock to her and what’s even more interesting is that wearing a shirt with a bird’s image seems to guarantee a sighting of that bird. Is she really summoning them? Can she do it without wearing their images? What is this strange relationship she has with th...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 20, 1898 Sixty-seven Mennonites, men and women, arrived at the depot on the 2:50 train Wednesday to attend the annual Sunday school convention of the District of Southwestern Pennsylvania which convened in the Mennonite church southeast of Martinsburg. The church here is flourishing under the pastorate of Rev. Abram Metzler. M. L. Ketner had his right arm blown off at the Juniata stone quarries at Carlim by the premature explosion of a blast. He was taken to Altoona Hospital where the arm was amputated below the elbow. The...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 18, 1973 The Morrisons Cove Memorial Park Association elected LeVernne G. Hoover as the new president of the board. The board was moving forward with plans to upgrade the park by allowing fifth-year architectural students from the Pennsylvania State University to conduct a survey and holding a town meeting in November. A sonic boom was heard in the Cove shortly before 9 p.m. on October 11. Scientists at Penn State said the ‘burst” was recorded on a seismograph, but said it definitely was not an earth tremor. The boom was hea...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 19, 1923 Arrangements were completed for the reenactment of the massacre of the Bedford Scouts at the junction of Sugar Run and the Little Juniata near Canan Station. A boulder taken from a quarry at the top of Dunning Mountain near Claysburg was being unveiled during the program with a plaque that read “Forty-five rods east of this point on June 3, 1781, occurred the massacre of the Bedford Scouts. Seventeen men fell on that day, massacred by the Indians.” James Barber, an aged southerner, raised in Virginia and sold as a sla...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 22, 1998 Willard and Nancy Campbell, owners of Hoss’s Steak & Sea House, were presented with the 1998 ACE Award at the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Farm-City Dinner held at Memorial Park in Martinsburg. The award is given annually to an outstanding farm family, agribusiness or individual for Agricultural Community Excellence. WTAJ-TV 10 weatherman Tom Casey went to the Larry Kulp farm in Fredericksburg to milk cows as part of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce’s job exchange program. The program allows those with...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 21, 1948 Martinsburg residents were astonished at the quick construction of a brick dwelling built for the Joseph Cornelius family along West Allegheny Street. While many projects were being affected by supply shortages, the home was completed in five months. Mr. Cornelius attributed his success to making a schedule and sticking to it. Mr. Cornelius supervised the construction himself. The Glenn Smith family lost all of their best clothes, including Mr. Smith’s new winter coat, in a fire at the former Eddie Smith farm near S...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Oct 12, 2023

    Herald of Oct. 17, 2013 Northern Bedford County School District’s Plancon hit another snag that may delay construction for up to a year. The proposed work would fall just short of the requirements for an environmental permit, leaving no room for additional development. The board decided to apply for the National Discharge Elimination System Permit, even though it could take up to a year to be approved. An automobile accident in Huntingdon County claimed the life of 18-year-old Sydnee Ellis of Williamsburg. She was a recent graduate of W...

  • Amazing Faith

    Linda Sollenberger|Oct 12, 2023

    Luke 7:1-10 Jesus was entering Capernaum. Our scripture tells us that He had finished all His sayings in the hearing of the people. He had just proclaimed the Beatitudes to His disciples. He had gone on to tell them to love their enemies, give to anyone who asked of them, be merciful to others as their father had been merciful to them. And then as He journeyed on he encountered some Jewish elders from the synagogue. They had been sent to Jesus on the behalf of a centurion. A centurion who had a servant who was dear to him who now lay on his dea...

  • Shriners Help Children's Hospitals

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Christopher E. Ritchey, owner of Curry Supply in Martinsburg, is currently the potentate of Jaffa Shriners in Altoona and vice chairman of the board of Shriners Children’s Philadelphia. In January 2024, he will become the chairman of the board. The mission statement for the Shriners is “We treat every child regardless of their ability to pay.” Shriners Hospitals for Children was founded in Shreveport, La., in 1922 to treat pediatric polio and burn patients. There are 22 facilities located throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Funds...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr|Oct 12, 2023

    It is pretty rare for a person to never get angry. So, is anger a good thing? There is no easy answer for that but there are answers. Anger can be a reflex and when it is there is danger of saying or doing something we will regret because we acted too quickly. Anger can be a response and can be an asset or a liability. No matter, it is a good idea to slow down the reflex or response. We might encourage ourselves and others to ‘count to ten’. Perhaps if you are a fast counter, it would be bet...

  • Jim Law Speaks at Roaring Spring ARCH

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Jim Law is the Director of Prison Ministry for Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and Family Worship Center Church in Baton Rouge, La. He spoke at the Roaring Spring Arch on Saturday, Oct. 7. This presentation was powerful and left an impression that God can deliver anyone no matter how they may have sinned. Law described his life from growing up in a dysfunctional family to having a father hit you, especially in an alcoholic state of mind. His life of addiction was described to the audience from his...

  • Public Notices

    Oct 12, 2023

    Budget Meeting The Borough of Martinsburg will be holding a special meeting on Monday, October 16, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the municipal building at 110 S. Walnut Street, Martinsburg, PA 16662 to work on the 2024 budget and for general purposes. M. Jane Staily Borough Secretary/Treasurer Proposals Sealed proposals will be received by the Woodbury Township of Blair County at 6385 Clover Creek Road, Williamsburg, PA 16693 until 7 p.m. on November 2, 2023, for the following items: Item 1, 6-wheel dump w/10’ plow, asher & operator as needed Item 2... Full story

  • Motorists Reminded About The Dangers of Flooding, Urged to Never Drive Through Flooded Roadways

    Oct 12, 2023

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA), and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) urge motorists to never drive through flooded roadways. “It’s hurricane season, and Pennsylvania is no stranger to heavy rain and flooding,” said PennDOT Secretary Mike Carroll. “Please, be safe. If a road is flooded, don’t try to drive through it. It takes just two feet of fast-moving water to carry away most vehicles, including large SUVs.” “It’s important to understand and be aware of flash flood wat...

  • Affinity Health Services Welcomes New Employees From Martinsburg

    Oct 12, 2023

    Affinity Health Services, Inc. recently hired Denise Stayer, RN-BC, CCM, NHA, PCHA as Clinical and Operations Consultant, and Kay Klotz, RN, BSN as Clinical Reimbursement Consultant. Combined, Stayer and Klotz bring more than 50 years of experience in nursing leadership and administration, clinical operations, and long-term care facility management to the Affinity team. "We are excited to welcome Denise and Kay to the Affinity team," said Affinity Executive Vice President of Business Development...

  • PennDOT Honors Star of Excellence Recipients

    Oct 12, 2023

    Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll recognized 31 PennDOT employees for their outstanding performance with the Star of Excellence Award, PennDOT’s highest recognition. Two employees from PennDOT’s District 9, which represents Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset counties were among the honorees. “I’m continually impressed by the hard work and dedication of the PennDOT team,” Secretary Carroll said. “These folks work tirelessly each day to provide safe and efficient transportat...

  • Genealogical Society: Smail Next Speaker

    Oct 12, 2023

    The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2023, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library. The speaker this month is Byron Smail. He will be talking about his book entitled “The Iron Furnaces of the Cove.” It details all of the furnaces that were located in Martinsburg, McKee, Roaring Spring, and Williamsburg. The book includes information about how the furnaces were used, the communities surrounding them, and what the areas they were located in are like today. Of the 231 Iron furnaces in Pennsylvania, 16 were...

  • Southern Cove Power Reunion Fall Show Persisted Through Breakdown

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Southern Cove Power Reunion meeting was held on Thursday, Oct. 5. The minutes were read by Club Secretary Melanie Clapper and approved after revision. Amy Mellott gave the treasurer report and reviewed the fall show's income, expenses and profit. At the August show, there were 252 tractor hook-ups. A water hydrant by the pavilion was replaced. A Ford A tractor was purchased for the 2024 tractor raffle and tickets are now available. Hook ups for the fall show was 141 on Friday and 225 hook...

  • South Woodbury Office Closed for Election

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 9 a.m. in the township building. The Bedford County Township Officials Association Convention will be held on Oct. 16, 2023, at 9 a.m. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, and the office will be closed. The November meeting will take place on Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. Cold patching and tile work was done this past month. The Bedford County Board of Elections letter was reviewed. PSATS Unemployment Compensation Group Letter was presented. There was no change with...

  • Homecoming Saturday in Williamsburg

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Due to the co-op with Juniata Valley, Williamsburg doesn’t get to host a home varsity football game, but that doesn’t dampen the spirits of the seniors for homecoming. All homecoming festivities will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14. The gates for the field will open promptly at 6 p.m. The candidate parade will be held at 6:15. Those competing for this year’s homecoming court include: Talmadge Gunnett, Isaac McGregor, Andrew McMonagle and Luke Uplinger for the gentlemen; for the ladies, Claire Carper, Chloe England, Ayla Hileman and Kara Lansb...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    It’s homecoming week, and for us older people – Cash Party week – which means all generations will be busting their dance moves on the dance floor. This inspired my question for this week: what was your favorite song to dance to at high school dances? Here is what a few residents had to say: Melodie Bowers: “Electric Slide” Wendy Martin: “Mony Mony” Renee Douglas: “Wipe Out” John Fay: “Rock Around the Clock” Christina Wheeler: “Rosa Parks” by Outkast Steve Butcher: “You Dropped A Bomb On Me” by the Gap Band Amber Imler: “Electric Slide” Kent...

  • Williamsburg Borough Considers Grant for Leaf Vacuum

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Williamsburg Borough announced following its Oct. 2, meeting, that Trick or Treat will be held on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. Mayor Ted Hyle informed the council that the school district had inquired about borough police being on hand at the school district because the district has been unable to find a school police officer. “Nothing is written in stone,” Hyle said. Borough Manager Joe Lansberry discussed the LSA (Local Shares) grant that is available, and said that the Borough could use a new leaf vacuum. Lansberry said that Sti...

  • Laces for Alli Once Again Benefits Local Animal Shelter

    Oct 12, 2023

    Every year, Laces for Alli happens in Williamsburg. Laces for Alli was started after the tragic death of Williamsburg native Allison Edwards, and each year, residents from far and wide come to race and walk in her honor. The group asks for donations for a certain animal shelter because of Edwards' love of animals. This year, the group's donations went towards the Huntingdon County Humane Society. According to Edwards' mother Penny, the race garnered over $400 in cash donations and numerous...

  • NBC Elementary Honors Respect, Kindness In 'Character Kids'

    Oct 12, 2023

    NBC Elementary School's "Character Kids" are chosen based on the following characteristics: respect, responsibility, citizenship, caring, trustworthiness, fairness, and kindness. The school promotes and encourages these traits. The staff looks for a student in each grade who portrays these qualities to not only staff, but also to their classmates. Shown are this month's Character Kids (front row, from left) Alexandra Elliot (grade 2), Dixie Martin (Kindergarten), Derek Deitle (PreK); (back row,...

  • Blair County Sheriff's Office Warns of Impersonation Scam

    Oct 12, 2023

    The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sheriff Ott,” and a representative of “Homeland Security.” The actor claims to be “investigating credit card misuse, and illegal purchasing of narcotics activity overseas.” The actor will give a case number and the victim’s personal information (making it seem legitimate) over the phone. The actor is advising the victim to travel to the courthouse immediately after purchasing money cards from various local b...

  • Area of Piney Creek Ignites Historical Interest in Cove

    KATHY MELLOTT|Oct 12, 2023

    Hard country singer Junior Brown is a strong believer that “what was is as important as what is,” and it is a philosophy adopted by a group of Morrisons Cove residents who have set upon a journey determined to capture and record what was for their community. Lead by retired dairy farmer Gerald Burket, a group of volunteers have started peeling off the layers of the onion comprising Piney Creek. At least a section of the winding, twisting two-lane roadway starting just outside Martinsburg and traveling to the Clappertown area, about half way...

  • Samsung Launches its 2023-24 Solve For Tomorrow STEM Competition

    Oct 12, 2023

    Samsung Electronics America, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of our 2023-2024 Samsung Solve for Tomorrow competition, a nationwide competition that empowers students in grades 6–12 to harness the power of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) to create innovative solutions addressing critical issues in their local communities. U.S. public middle and high school teachers are invited to submit an application that asks students to catalyze tangible change and address some of society’s most pressing challenges by app...

  • Space Heaters Put in Martinsburg Elementary To Heat Classrooms Until Boiler is Fixed

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced at the Monday, Oct. 9 Spring Cove School Board of Directors committee of the whole meeting that the new boiler purchased for Martinsburg Elementary School could not be operable until the flue liner, which was ordered, arrived. The liner is due to come any day. In the meantime, 31 large space heaters at a cost of $3,000 have been placed in classrooms to keep students warm. Notification has been sent home to all parents on the status of the situation. The board had a lengthy policy discussion on...

  • Lady Dragon Soccer Triumphs in Undefeated Week

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Lady Dragon Soccer team faced three opponents throughout the week and found victory against each. The Dragons found a 1-0 victory over the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, a 2-1 victory over the Bellefonte Lady Red Raiders, and a 4-2 victory over the Huntingdon Lady Bearcats. The Dragons’ sole goal against the Mountaineers came from Kira Trexler at the 24-minute mark in the first half. Goalkeeper Lacey Ripka led the Dragon defense to a shutout with four saves. The Dragons had an early, first-half goal against the Red Raiders by B...

  • Central Tennis Plays Personal Bests

    Oct 12, 2023

    From Coach Shaun Coppersmith: 9-21 Home vs Central Cambria Central -3 Central Cambria-2 Julia Ritchey dominated and got her biggest win of her high school career thus far, winning in straight sets over Marley Ratchford 6-4, 6-2 giving the Dragons their first point. Brooklyn Coppersmith played one of the best matches she played all year, but fell in the end to lose 6-4, 6-4. Ashlyn Renner dominated in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 to get the Dragons second point. Zoe Grill and Kate Dunn played the best...

  • Pennsylvania Bear Seasons Hold Promise

    Oct 12, 2023

    If you hunt Pennsylvania black bears, maybe for years without harvesting one, now is not the time to give up hope. It’s true the odds of tagging a bear can seem long. Only somewhere between 1.5 percent and 2.5 percent of bear license holders get a bear in any given year. But bears are again plentiful and widespread across Pennsylvania, with an estimated 15,000 roaming the woods. The 2023 seasons are long and varied, offering lots of opportunities, including hunting on three Sundays. And history shows there’s always reason for optimism. In 202...

  • Numerous Seasons To Open Saturday

    RICHARD TATE|Oct 12, 2023

    Numerous hunting seasons open this Saturday (Oct. 14). At one time only small game seasons would come in on Saturday; but the PGC has expanded deer seasons, and one of them begins on Saturday. This is the statewide muzzleloader season. Only antlerless deer are legal during the one-week hunt that ends on Oct. 21. A special firearms season for antlerless deer begins in midweek, on Oct. 19. It also ends on the 21. This firearms season is for junior and senior license holders, mentored license holders, active-duty military members, and persons...

  • CHS Volleyball Tops Trojans

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    In a three-match week, the Lady Dragon Volleyball team found a 3-1 victory against the Johnstown Lady Trojans, despite two losses to the Tyrone Lady Golden Eagles and the Philipsburg-Osceola Lady Mountaineers, both with scores of 3-0. Against the Golden Eagles, the Dragons lost in three close sets with scores of 26-24, 25-10 and 25-19. Kaitlyn Weitzel had five kills and five aces, while Amber Shade had 14 assists. Makenna Kocsis also had 18 good digs. In the match against the Mountaineers, the outcome was much the same for the Dragons. The set...

  • Central Golf Season Ends

    Oct 12, 2023

    The Central Dragon Golf team’s quest for a state championship came to a close last week at Treasure Lake in Dubois. After capturing the first District 6 championship in school history, the squad met perennial powerhouse Clarion in the regional tournament, with a chance to advance to the state finals. But after 18 holes on the challenging, wooded Silver Course, the Dragons came up short, losing 327-341. Griffin Snowberger led the Dragons, finishing with the low score of 75 in the AA competition. Seniors Zach Oakes and Nick Baum each carded an 8...

  • Dragon Football Narrowly Clings to Victory Over Rams

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    After amassing a 28-0 halftime score on a cold and rainy night against the Penns Valley Rams, the second half was entirely scoreless for the Dragons. Defense was enough, however, to keep the Rams' score to a mere 14 points, ending the game with a winning score of 28-14 for Central. Midway through the first quarter, the Dragons began their first-half triumph with a 19-yard touchdown reception by Jack Dunn. A two-point conversion with a pass from Hunter Smith to Troy Butler left the score at 8-0 f...

  • When Should Children Trick-Or-Treat Without Adult Supervision?

    Oct 12, 2023

    Kids go through many rites of passage throughout childhood. There is the first time they go to school and leave parents behind for several hours per day. Another rite is sleeping over at a friend or family member’s house or even summer camp. Still another may be being allowed to attend a movie alone with a friend. Small rites of passage signify a child is getting older and is ready for more responsibility and trust. Such may be the case when parents conclude that their children are ready to engage in Halloween fun without an adult chaperone. T...

  • CHS Class of '88 Celebrates 35 Years

    Oct 12, 2023

    CHS Class of 1988 held its 35th class reunion on Sept. 9 at VFW Post 7689 in Roaring Spring. The following classmates were in attendance: (Front row, from left) Heidi (Jeffries) Stern, Tricia (Snowberger) Forshey, Lisa (Anders) Brode, Sabrena Beyer, Rhonda (Stiver) Hartman; (Second row, from left) Mark Nycum, Apryl (Garner) Cherry, Michele (Wilson) Neidlinger, Missy (McKnight) Franklin, Lorrie (Ickes) Dezzutti, Carrie (Bithell) Cline, Gail Clark, Jodi Giarth, Marsha (Weyandt) Josapak; (Third...

  • Parents Can Work Together To Make Trick Or Treat Safer

    Oct 12, 2023

    Halloween is often just what the doctor ordered. Nestled between the start of a new school year and the arrival of the holiday season, Halloween is an opportunity for children and adults alike to have some fun as they dress up in costumes and indulge in some sweet treats. Even though Halloween is designed to be an entertaining day, it's not without its risks. The Child Safety Network says on average, two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days. Costume safety and food allergies are some additional hazards to cont...

  • Four Imler Generations Gather

    Oct 12, 2023

    Shown are four generations of Shirley Imler's family: (Back row, from left) Chad Imler and Greg Imler; (Front row, from left) Jeremy Imler, Jarrett Imler (holding Coleston), Shirley Imler (holding Brantley) Derrick Imler (holding Hayden), and Darrell Imler (holding Walker)....

  • Martinsburg Boy Scouts Clean Up Shawnee State Park for Merit Badges

    Oct 12, 2023

    Boy Scout Troop #358 from Martinsburg camped at Shawnee State Park Oct. 6-8 working on rank requirements and individual merit badges. While at the park, the troop did a shore line cleanup around part of the lake Saturday morning. The lake level has been lowered allowing more bank and lake bottom to be accessed for trash cleanup. Tires, pipes, pop cans, and broken glass bottles were a few types of items commonly found on the banks as well as exposed with the lowering of the lake. Shown in the...

  • PennDOT Announces 'Innovations Challenge' for High School Students

    Oct 12, 2023

    The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that high school students from around the state are invited to participate in the seventh annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge, which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers. The Innovations Challenge is open to all students in grades 9-12, regardless of their school’s learning model. For this year’s challenge, students are asked to develop a pla...

  • Homewood Auxiliary's Fall Bazaar Raises Funds To Benefit Residents

    Oct 12, 2023

    Homewood at Martinsburg has announced the success of its Auxiliary Fall Bazaar, which raised record funds to support and enhance the lives of our beloved residents. The Homewood at Martinsburg community came together on Oct. 5 and 6, 2023, to celebrate the spirit of giving and camaraderie. The Auxiliary Fall Bazaar, an annual tradition, exceeded all expectations, generating funds to directly benefit the residents of our community, according to Homewood. The bazaar featured a wide array of items, including handmade crafts, baked goods, and...

  • Claysburg, Greenfield Twp. to Forgo Annual Halloween Parade

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Oct 12, 2023

    Greenfield Township supervisors held their regular monthly meeting on Oct. 5. Supervisors approved a subdivision plan request from ABCD Corporation for a new business parcel in the Martin Marasco Business Park. Action on a final land development plan for Sheetz’s Sarah Furnace Mansion redevelopment project was tabled. The township engineer said the company will need to address a few items in the plan before it is ready for approval. The board voted to not approve a recreational land development plan for seasonal rental units at the G...

  • Bedford Chamber Recognizes Local Businesses

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Oct 12, 2023

    The Bedford County Chamber Annual Dinner and Awards Celebration took place recently at the Bedford County Airport. Chamber Director Kellie Goodman Shaffer said that the Chamber Awards Celebration is the Chamber's signature celebration of business of the Bedford County region. It is one of the two major award ceremonies; the other - the Hall of Fame - is held in spring for businesses that have been in business for 25 years or more. There are 16 fall awards. They are given for a variety of areas...

  • Freedom Township Accident Claims Life of Claysburg Man

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 12, 2023

    A Claysburg man died from injuries suffered in a two-vehicle crash in Freedom Township on Wednesday morning, Oct. 4. According to Hollidaysburg State Police, Dennis A. Maurer was killed when a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 79-year-old woman pulled out in front of his motorcycle on Dunnings Highway at approximately 11 a.m. According to police reports, Maurer was traveling north on his 1996 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle when the woman’s vehicle attempted to turn left from Everett Rd., onto Dunnings Highway and pulled into the path of the m...

  • Double, Double, Win Without Trouble

    Oct 12, 2023

    Julia Ritchey (left) and Brooklyn Coppersmith earned the top spot as District 6AA Doubles champions on Oct. 5. The pair will compete at Hershey at the end of the month. Ritchey and Coppersmith defeated Central Cambria 7-5. 5-7. 6-2....

  • Northern Bedford Ready to 'Feast' on Any Competition

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Oct 12, 2023

    Northern Bedford County High School football coach Garry Black feasted on some crab legs for dinner Sunday after finding them on sale during a grocery run earlier that day. Black’s Black Panthers will be looking to feast on the teams with whom they’re competing for the District 5 Class 1A championship over the next few weeks. “Looking at where (Sept. 29 opponent) Tussey is at record-wise, starting last week with Meyersdale and going through North Star and Windber now, we’re all District 5 single-A and we’re going to be in some way shape or...

  • Claysburg Educational Foundation Gives District Students Opportunities Beyond Basic Curriculum

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 12, 2023

    Every year the boards and administrations at public schools across Pennsylvania agonize over the budget. The numbers start high, and as they start doing the math, weighing the cost of programs against the expected funds from the two main sources of revenue which is the state’s contribution and local property tax, cuts are made resulting in the loss of programs, staff, or entire curriculums. While a school district’s budget is complex and the process of balancing it along with endless debates, it boils down to its simplest form: a school can off...

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