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President Trump Visits Martinsburg for Campaign Speech

President Donald J. Trump spoke for a little over an hour at the Altoona-Blair County Airport on Monday, Oct. 26, just hours before the United States Senate confirmed the president's third nominee to...

 

Additional Trick-or-Treat Update for Blair County

At 3:34 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, Blair County Sheriff James E. Ott announced the following: “After speaking with many of the Blair County Law Enforcement officials, who have spoken to their elected officials, trick or treat will remain as...

 

President Trump coming to Martinsburg Oct. 26

President Donald J. Trump will deliver remarks at a Make America Great Again Victory Rally in Martinsburg, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, according to the Trump campaign website. Tickets are...

 

Bedford County Opens Second Round of Small Business Grants

On Oct. 16, the Bedford County Board of Commissioners opened the second round of CARES Small Business, Tourism, and Nonprofit Support Grant Program, to assist small businesses, local tourism, and nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The program will be...

 

Everett/C-K Football Game Cancelled

Claysburg-Kimmel's home varsity football game vs. Everett Area scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23, has been cancelled. No further information is available at this time....

 

Police to Collect Drugs Saturday

The Martinsburg Borough Police will collect unused, unwanted and expired medications from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 24, at the police station, 109 S. Mulberry St. This will be a safe and proper way for citizens to dispose of outdated and...

 

Nov. 3 Election's Sample Ballots for Bedford and Blair Counties

The following are the sample ballots published by Bedford and Blair Counties for the Nov. 3 election. This is a general, generic ballot. Note that some precincts might have different ballots based on local races and ballot questions, including the el...

 

Cove Area Football Postseason Kicks Off Friday

The District 5 and District 6 football postseason that kicks off this weekend will feature three teams from Morrisons Cove. In District 5, second-seeded Northern Bedford (5-1) will host third-seeded...

 

SC Superintendent Asks District to 'Remain Extremely Vigilant' Regarding Spread of COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the Spring Cove School District met for its regular monthly school board meeting Oct. 19, in the Administration Building boardroom with visitors participating remotely. District Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker addressed conce...

 

Blair County Chamber Honors Imler, Imler's Poultry, with ACE Award

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce bestowed the annual ACE Award to Fred N. Imler Sr. and Imler's Poultry on Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Casino at Lakemont Park. The ACE Award is the acronym derived f...

 

Blair County Addresses Ballot Printing Error

The Blair County Commissioners and the county Elections Office have clarified the events surrounding a ballot irregularity. The full text of the explanation from the commissioners’ office, issued Oct. 16, 2020, is here: OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONERS...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 a.m. 10/19/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 279 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 995 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 770 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,614 / 15 / 9.2 Clearfield: 328 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 60 / 2 / 13.8 Huntingdon: 658 / 10 /...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 22, 2020

South Woodbury Supervisors Hear Concerns About Speeding

The South Woodbury Township Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the township building. Earl Eshelman was present and voiced concern regarding drivers speeding in the town of New Enterprise on Route 869. Eshelman had contacted the...

 

Appvion Responds to Accusation of Spill

Appvion has responded to a charge from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) that its Spring Mill plant killed fish in the Frankstown Branch of the Juniata River with a release of a chemical on Aug. 20 and 21, 2020. In a letter dated Sept....

 

Civility Before, During, and After Election Day

By JOHNATHAN HLADIK Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs Discussion and debate has always been a part of rural America. From coffee shops to the local co-op, rural residents aren’t afraid to show their loyalty for one candidate or another,...

 

Friesville Bridge Reopens in Greenfield

A ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by the Blair County commissioners was held Oct. 14 to recognize the reopening of the Blair County-owned Friesville Bridge in Greenfield Township. Greenfield Township...

 

Claysburg Woman Jailed After One-Vehicle Accident Oct. 16

A Claysburg woman is behind bars following a traffic accident on Oakdale Rd., near Dunnings Highway. According to the police affidavit, Greenfield Township Police were dispatched at 3:15 p.m. Oct. 16,...

 

Nason Doctor Named Conemaugh CMO

Conemaugh Health System announced on Tuesday, Oct. 13, that Dr. Elizabeth Dunmore has been named chief medical officer of Conemaugh Health System (CHS), effective Oct. 5, 2020. Dr. Dunmore was formerl...

 

Panthers Score 8 Touchdowns in Victory

The Northern Bedford High School football team found the end zone eight times Friday night, Oct. 16, at Claysburg-Kimmel. The scores – six offensive, one defensive and one special teams – helped...

 

Glendale Tops Lady Pirates In Volleyball

The Williamsburg High School volleyball team lost in three sets to undefeated Glendale on Oct. 6. The Lady Vikings won by the scores of 25-10, 25-12, 25-6.Williamsburg hosted Juniata Valley on Oct. 15 and fell in straight sets, 25-5, 25-21,...

 

Broadening My Horizons

My wife, my son and my granddaughter tell me that I live in a confined world. "All you want to do is to go fly-fishing for trout and hunt for wild turkeys in season. You need to broaden your horizons....

 

Kegler's Korner

The Tuesday Afternoon Ladies’ League standings for Oct. 6 are: W / L Die Hard 15 / 5 KingPins 14 / 6 Thelma & Louise 9 / 11 Ghosts 2 / 18 High scores: Team series: Thelma & Louise 940 Team single: Thelma & Louise 361 Indiv. series: Gina Corrigan...

 

Dragons Earn Top Seed in D-6 3A Playoffs

A 21-point third-quarter explosion Friday night, Oct. 16, helped the Central High School football team remain undefeated. The Dragons turned a 14-7 lead into a 35-point cushion against Penns Valley...

 

La Actualización Semanal Del Herald Sobre el Coronavirus

Hasta las 12 a.m., 19 de octubre, 2020 Condados cercanos Casos/Número de muertes/Índice de muertes Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 279 / 6 / 12.5 Blair: 995 / 23 / 18.8 Cambria: 770 / 7 / 5.3 Centre: 3,614 / 15 / 9.2 Clearfield: 328 / 7 / 8.8...

 

–Volleyball Report –

CKHS Claysburg-Kimmel fell to visiting Everett in five sets Oct. 12. Emalee Cavender served for 28 points to lead the Lady Bulldogs. Haileigh Reed and Bailey Garver had six kills each, while Harleigh Cavender recorded 11 assists. C-K defeated William...

 

Williamsburg High School Runs Past West Branch

The Williamsburg High School football team is heading into the District 6 Class 1A playoffs with high hopes. The Blue Pirates won their second straight game – evening their record at 3-3 – with a 38-12 victory over West Branch on Oct. 16 at...

 

– Girls' Soccer Report –

NBC Northern Bedford traveled to Everett on Oct. 12 and scored a 4-2 victory. Abby Kline led the way with a hat trick on her birthday. Mariah Hall also scored for the Lady Panthers, who built a 4-0 lead at halftime. At Southern Fulton on Oct. 14,...

 

CORRECTION

Do to an editing error, the Woodbury Council story that appeared on Page A-8 of the Oct. 15, 2020, print edition of the Herald mentioned the wrong borough. The Herald apologizes for its error....

 

Lowering The Entertainment Bar

For our 61st wedding anniversary, we treated ourselves to a robot Rumba Sweeper. That evening, we removed the cardboard wrappings and three of us sat back to watch. My husband, myself and one cat were...

 

What I Am Voting For

By DR. BARRY ENGLAND, VMD It is with a lot of question and concern as I wonder where all of you Never-Trumpers have been the last four years. Are you all so blind to all of the facts and are you so full of hate that you can not see what the...

 

Books to Borrow

Paul Grayson called his three daughters together to make an announcement. He sold his house and bought an island in Maine. The girls were stunned. Paul had lost his wife a couple of years ago and the...

 

Train Wreck Kills 3 Crewman

Herald of Oct. 17, 1895 Passenger Train 404 on the Hollidaysburg and Morrisons Cove Branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad, which lays overnight at Henrietta and leaves Martinsburg for Altoona at 5:25 and is due in the city at 6:40 a.m., collided at...

 

Community Day a Success

Herald of Oct. 22, 1920 The Salemville community was the scene of a distressing accident on Monday evening when John H. Baker, a prominent resident of the place, was instantly killed when he fell under the wheels of a threshing machine. The machine...

 

Flock of Geese Circles Town

Herald of Oct. 25, 1945 Just a year and a day after the fine old Colonial dwelling on the Irvin Wareham farm in Taylor Township had been destroyed by fire, the large barn on the Elmer F. Smith farm, which adjoins the Wareham farm, on Friday...

 

Bull Causes Injuries

Herald of Oct. 22, 1970 The Post Office Department is considering changes in its plans for a new Martinsburg Post Office to meet local requests concerning design and location. Four young men from scattered sections of the Cove area are accused by...

 

GOP Women Elect Bolger

Herald of Oct. 19, 1995 Mrs. Jeanne Bolger of Martinsburg was elected state director for both Blair and Bedford counties by the Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women. Mrs. Bolger had previously been serving as director for Blair County but was...

 

Kopp Drug Robbed

Herald of Oct. 21, 2010 Residents of the Spring Cove School District reside in a Hall of Fame community, as the district was inducted into the Blair County Chamber of Commerce Business Hall of Fame Monday night, Oct. 18. According to Pennsylvania...

 

DEATH RECORD

KRIDER – Michael M. “Mike,” 62, Roaring Spring LABENSKI – Susan Anne, 61, Spruce Creek MILLER – Lois I., 91, Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville MOCK – Joanne Mae, 85, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury PARK – Edward L., 97,... Full story

 

MICHAEL M. 'MIKE' KRIDER

Michael M. "Mike" Krider, 62, of Roaring Spring, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born June 20, 1958, in Roaring...

 

SUSAN ANNE LABENSKI

Susan Anne Labenski, 61, of Spruce Creek, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. She was born Jan. 12, 1959, at Newburgh, N.Y., a daughter of Jesse Malcolm and Dorothea Gwen (Tyson) Gill Jr. She was twice...

 

LOIS I. MILLER

Lois I. Miller, 91, of Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born June 21, 1929, in Duncansville, daughter of the...

 

JOANNE MAE MOCK

Joanne Mae Mock, 85, of Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Sept. 15, 1935, in New Paris, daughter of the late...

 

EDWARD L. PARK

Edward L. Park, 97, of Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 14, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born April 2, 1923, in Clearfield, the son of the late Alexander and...

 

Geisinger Addresses Data Security Incident

Geisinger has begun notifying some of its patients of a data security incident that occurred at a third-party vendor, Blackbaud, Inc. Blackbaud provides cloud-based data solutions to nonprofits, foundations and other social good organizations nationw...

 

Cancer-Free

"Walk Where You Are" was the theme of the 2020 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of Central PA, held Sunday, Oct. 11. Breast cancer survivor Jim Daversa of Altoona was the walk ambassador. Above,...

 

Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

"The wondrous shine on autumn leaves must be the golden notes That beat on them the summer through, From songbirds' rapturous throats." Sudie Stuart Hagar calls them Goldsmiths, those songsters that...

 

SCES Receives Fire Prevention Materials

Three area fire companies recognized Fire Prevention Week with a visit to Spring Cove Elementary School, Roaring Spring, on Oct. 6. Officials from Friendship (Roaring Spring), Martinsburg and Freedom...

 

Upcoming Events at The Park at Morrisons Cove

Thursday, Oct. 29: Free Senior Bowling – Seniors aged 59 and older can participate in this free and fun activity. Sponsored by a grant from the Nason Foundation. Every Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m....

 

Area Students Earn Degrees at Central Penn

Central Penn College, Summerdale, recently held a virtual commencement for the 2020 graduating class. Area graduates included: Evan Cottle of Hopewell graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Central Penn College....

 

Correction: Incorrect Date For Reunion

The Morrison Cove High School Class of 1960 will hold its next reunion Sept. 21, 2021. The incorrect date appeared in the Oct. 15, 2020, edition. The Herald apologizes for its error....

 

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