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  • Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Two

    Oct 31, 2019

    Amy Webster Office candidate is running for-Blair County Commissioner Candidates Party - Republican Candidates age - 63 Town of residence - Hollidaysburg Candidates immediate family - My family are the best blessings in my life. I have 2 wonderful children: my son is an attorney and my daughter is a police officer, my sister, and her family Current occupation or retiree of. - I am self-employed as an Attorney at Law (35+ years), admitted to Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Federal Courts in...

  • Sample Ballots Show Voters What Ballot Will Look Like

    Oct 31, 2019

    Sample ballots are provided by the counties. Bedford County’s is available at the county courthouse election office or at https://www.bedfordcountypa.org/departments/elections/sample_ballots.php Blair County’s is available at the courthouse election office or at http://www.blairco.org/Dept/Elections/Pages/SampleBallots.aspx Information about voting places and registration status is available at votesPA.com...

  • – Police Reports –

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2019

    Terroristic Threats Daniel Brunner, 43, of Martinsburg, was charged with making terroristic threats at a home along Pulpit Road, Woodbury Township, Bedford County on Sept. 20. State Police, Bedford, said Brunner threatened to burn down the house of a 59-year-old Martinsburg woman. Burglary State Police, Hollidaysburg, are investigating a burglary that happened along Ski Gap Road, Greenfield Township, Blair County on Oct. 3. Police said unknown actors entered the residence by force. While inside, the actors went to the back bedroom and broke...

  • Bedford County Commissioner – Vote for Not More than Two

    Oct 31, 2019

    Deb Baughman Democrat, age 65, Saxton, PA Married to John, who serves on the Tussey Mountain School Board; Three grown sons – Adam, Jonathan, and Zachary; and three young granddaughters Retired teacher: career and workforce preparation Previous experience in elected office: -2018 Democratic nominee for state representative/78th district Why are you running for this office? I believe Bedford County has the potential to grow and become stronger. Growth is spreading west from the southeast part o...

  • Bedford County Commissioner – Vote for Not More than Two

    Oct 31, 2019

    Josh Lang 1. Office candidate is running for? Bedford County Commissioner 2. Candidate party affiliation (Republican, Democrat or other?) Republican 3. Candidate's full name? Josh Lang 4. Candidate's current age? 32 5. Candidate's town of residence? Bedford 6. Candidate's immediate family? Son of Joe and Cathy Lang. I have one brother, Chris Lang and four sisters, Jess Kraft and Emily, Madilyn, and Elaina Lang. 7. Any details that candidate wishes provide regarding family? See question 6. 8....

  • Bedford County Commissioner – Vote for Not More than Two

    Oct 31, 2019

    Barry L. Dallara Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your request. 1. I am a candidate for the office of county commissioner. 2. My party affiliations Is Republican. 3. My full name is Barry Lee Dallara 4. My current age is 73. 5. My town of residence is Alum Bank. 6. My immediate family includes my wife Sharon Dallara we have been married 48 years, one son David and one daughter Christine, and 3 grandchildren. 7. None 8. My current occupation is, County Commissioner. 9. I have been a...

  • Central Grad Opens New Business in M-burg

    JUDITH OTT, Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    Emily McCarty, 20, and a 2017 graduate of Central High School, opened a new store in Martinsburg called Wildfire. The store's grand opening was held Oct. 14. Wildfire is located at 518 S. Market Street. McCarty explained "customer service is number one and trying to sell items made only in the USA is a priority. Less than 3 percent of all clothing sold in the USA is made in the USA. Also, having an emphasis on reducing plastic waste and reusing what we have is part of my mission." McCarty tries...

  • Now, the Fun Begins – Cove Teams Start Playoff Action

    Brian Hess, Sports Editor|Oct 31, 2019

    Now the real fun can begin. as in high school football postseason action. The postseason begins this weekend, featuring three teams from the Morrisons Cove area. In the District 3 Class 3A field, fourth-seeded Central (4-6) will travel to Mountain Conference rival and top-seeded Bald Eagle Area (7-3). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1. Claysburg-Kimmel (7-3), seeded fifth in the District 6 Class A field, will welcome 12th-seeded Penns Manor (3-7). Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Friday. In the...

  • 200 Pounds of Medication Collected in Blair Co. on Drug Take-Back Day

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Oct 31, 2019

    Prescription medication in the wrong hands can be deadly. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, thousands of kids accidentally ingest prescription drugs every year. Medication is the leading cause of poisoning among children, leading to the death of one child every 12 days. Statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) show that nearly 60,000 kids under the age of 5 accidentally swallow dangerous prescription drugs they find in their home. Failing to properly store medication is just one way...

  • Catharine Twp. Wants Response from Ganister Residents

    Natalie Gorsuch, Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    Catharine Township Secretary Eleanor Harclerode said that there will be an update on the Ganister sewerage project for the township supervisors at November’s regular meeting. The supervisors had asked for comments from residents regarding the Act 537 plan but there were no comments made during the Oct. 24 supervisors’ meeting. It was also announced during the regular meeting Oct. 24 that Sewage Enforcement Officer Luke Helsel was going to visit the six homes in the Ganister area which had not participated in the survey regarding grant fundi...

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    Natalie Gorsuch, Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    Tomorrow starts a countdown to my favorite holiday of the year – Thanksgiving. There is nothing more enjoyable to me than sitting down with my family to enjoy a fabulous meal surrounded by love and laughter. For the next few weeks, I am going to share some special Thanksgiving recipes from the Gorsuch house to yours. Easy Cranberry Sauce Yes, we all love that jellied cranberry sauce that is in the shape of the can it comes in, but sometimes you just want to impress your guests with something delicious, homemade and especially easy....

  • Western Pennsylvania Gasoline Prices Dip Slightly

    Oct 31, 2019

    The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is two cents cheaper this week at $2.792 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Motorists in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states saw the smallest decreases in gas prices on the week of any region in the country. Most states in the region saw prices decrease by one to two cents or not drop at all (Pennsylvania, down 1 cent). Gasoline stocks sit at 62.3 million barrels following a draw of 550,000 barrels, according to the Energy Information Administration’s...

  • What's the Word in Williamsburg?

    Oct 31, 2019

    Civic Club Hoagie Sale The Civic Club is having a Brenneman’s hoagie sale to raise money to replace the food trailer at the Farm Show. Offered are American, Italian or turkey hoagies on a 12-inch roll. Orders are due by Nov. 10. Orders can be placed at the public library or by contacting Donna Tate, Carolyn Clapper or Pam Prough. Chili-Cook Off The annual Chili Cook-Off will be held from 5 p.m to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. All proceeds benefit the Williamsburg Public Library. The event will be held at the Williamsburg CMA Social Hall. Voting...

  • Pumpkin Carving Time

    Natalie Gorsuch, Correspondent|Oct 31, 2019

    Juliana Houck, 8, of Williamsburg, with her grandfather Larry Burger after some family time carving pumpkins to get ready for Halloween festivities. Trick or Treat for all of Blair County will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31....