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Roaring Spring Business Receives $1.55 Million Loan

Curry Supply Holdings Inc., a specialized custom service truck manufacturer in Roaring Spring, was approved for a $1.55 million, 15-year Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority loan at a 1.75 percent reset rate through Altoona-Blair County...

 

Pennsylvania Auditor General's Report Takes Aim at Fentanyl Crisis

By DAVE FIDLIN The Center Square When it comes to the war against opioid addiction, one specific drug – fentanyl – needs to be targeted with new legislation and other efforts, a Pennsylvania official said at a recent news conference. Auditor...

 

Making Strides 'Younited' at PNG Field

What unites us ignites us! On Sunday, Oct. 13, pink was the color and "Younited so that no one walks alone" was the theme as survivors, caregivers, men and women from all walks of life joined...

 

Residents Encouraged to Receive Flu Vaccine

At a recent event at the Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, the Department of Health reminded residents that it is time to get their flu vaccine, as flu season officially starts this month and runs until May. Secretary of Health Dr....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 24, 2019

Long's Outpost to Host Trunk or Treat Oct. 26

Long’s Outpost has invited the community to its first Trunk or Treat Event Saturday, Oct. 26. The event will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. at the New Paris store and from 5 to 7 p.m. at Martinsburg. Non-religious groups as well as local churches in the...

 

Area Students Awarded Scholarships at Allegany College

The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation has announced that area students were awarded scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus. They were Cameron Barroner, East Freedom, Student Scholarship; Christy...

 

Game of the Week

While high school football's regular season will conclude this weekend, Central and Hollidaysburg will be fighting for playoff positioning in their respective classes. The two teams will battle each...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    October 24, 2019

Martinsburg Girl, 9, Battling Seizures

Allison Nicole Steele, daughter of Natasha Steele of Martinsburg, has been suffering from seizures for more than two years now. For this 9-year-old girl, every day is a struggle as she attends school...

 

Future Fireman?

Tiger Burns, 4, sits behind the wheel of a Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company fire truck at Long's Outpost Saturday, Oct. 19. Two fire trucks were on site for children to sit in and explore....

 

Blair County 'Take-back' of Expired Meds Set for Oct. 26

Those who have expired drugs or unneeded medications in a medicine cabinet can dispose of them safely on Oct. 26. The Blair County Sheriff Office, along with the Altoona, Freedom Township and Martinsburg Borough Police will be participating in this...

 

Conemaugh Nason Announces Promotions

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring recently announced promotions among its staff. Wendy Boyles was promoted from senior accountant to market manager Conemaugh Nason Physician Group....

 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald now publishes an online version. The online version of the Morrisons Cove Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. The full content of the Herald is uploaded every Thursday around noon so online-only subscribers will n...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    Life    October 24, 2019

Martinsburg Firemen Teach Children About Fire Prevention

The Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Company, in honor of Fire Prevention Week, set up at Long's Outpost in Martinsburg on Saturday, Oct. 19. Two fire trucks were on site for children to sit in and...

 

Loysburg Art Gallery to Present Exhibition of Area Artists

The Loysburg Art Gallery will present a group exhibition featuring various artists from the surrounding areas. An opening reception will be held from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. All are invited to...

 

RSVP Deadline Extended for Blair Co. Vietnam War Commemoration Nov. 8

The deadline to RSVP has been extended for Vietnam War era veterans who want to attend a Nov. 8 commemoration in Blair County. Veterans and their families are asked to RSVP by Monday, Oct. 28. Those who need a form to RSVP can contact Jennifer...

 

Hollidaysburg Community Chorus to Perform Dec. 7 & 8

The Hollidaysburg Community Chorus will perform “Here Comes Christmas” along with special guest soloist Ginger Reinhardt and performances by the Children's Community Chorus. The performances are set for Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday,...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    October 24, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Has Bridge Problem

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors held a special meeting on Oct. 9 to discuss right-of-way ownership near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Rd. The structurally deficient bridge, which spans South Poplar Run, is...

 
 By Todd Defeo    News    October 24, 2019

Analysis Finds Slow Growth In Pennsylvania's Cities

Pennsylvania cities are experiencing relatively slow growth and lag behind the pace of many other cities in the nation, a new report reveals. Bethlehem was the fastest-growing city in Pennsylvania, but it ranked No. 259 out of the 515 municipalities...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 24, 2019

Fire Destroys Greenfield Trailer

Fire tore through a Greenfield Township Trailer on Wednesday evening, Oct. 16. Fire crews were called to the Ranch Drive trailer at approximately 9:40 p.m. and arrived to find the structure fully...

 

Hometown Bank Cuts Ribbon

Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania cut the ribbon on its fifth branch office on Oct. 7. The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring bank employees and Hometown...

 

Bullying Policy Questioned at Williamsburg School Board

“I want to know when it is going to be too much that our administration stands up and says enough is enough?” asked Tammy Detwiler of Williamsburg at the regular meeting of the Williamsburg Community School Board on Tuesday, Oct. 15. “My only c...

 

WHS Grad Participates in Harrisburg Internship Semester

Alex Edmundson of Williamsburg, a senior political science major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is one of 11 students from universities within the Pennsylvania State System of Higher...

 

Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Remain Steady

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania fluctuated less than a penny this week at $2.816 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. While gas prices fluctuated on the week in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast state...

 

Williamsburg Halloween Helpers

Austin and Owen Black, sons of Corey and Nichole Black, helped their parents get ready for Halloween. The Blair County Sheriff's Office announced one Trick-or-Treat time for all of Blair County for...

 

Williamsburg's Mill Hill Farm Supply, Inc., Consolidates into One Location

The owners of Mill Hill Farm Supply, Inc., have announced the consolidation of their two Williamsburg retail locations into one. Carol Biddle and husband James, owners of Mill Hill Farm Supply Inc., announced that they have closed the retail operatio...

 

From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

Halloween is next Thursday evening and I always think of recipes that can include kids in the kitchen. My students at Bright Beginnings love to cook and this year, we will be making Trick or Treat Trail Mix. Trick or Treat Trail Mix Ingredients 1...

 

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