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  • They Came from Blair County By Eric Shields

    Jennifer R. Hoffman|Jan 28, 2021

    In his first book, local author Eric Shields tells the stories of Blair County natives who've achieved notability in their lives. Shields examines the personal and professional accomplishments of more than 31 individuals from Blair County, past and present, from commonly known local celebrities such as Charles M. Schwab and Wilmer Stultz to others that many Blair County residents may not realize are from the area. MMA Fighter Charlie Brenneman, famous gossip columnist and actress Hedda Hopper,...

  • Herald Office Closed for Walk-in Business Monday Feb. 1

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Herald office is closed to walk-in business today, Monday, Feb. 1, due to the winter storm. We are open for telephone, email and fax business. Please call 793-2144 if you have questions. We plan to re-open tomorrow, Tuesday, at 8 a.m. Thank you!... Full story

  • Loysburg Pageant Brought Joy to the Holiday

    Jan 28, 2021

    Christmas certainly had a different flavor this year. All the activities I have loved so long were cancelled or we used our better judgement and did not go. There was one day we so much enjoyed. It was two weeks prior to Christmas and the weather was a total gift from God, a beautiful blue-sky day in December. Joy was extended and we grabbed it. We loaded up the bicycles, packed a picnic and headed for the great biking/hiking trail in Williamsburg. It was a beautiful winter day, not too hot nor...

  • M-burg Man Had a 'Capitol' Adventure

    Jan 28, 2021

    To the Editor: The last couple of weeks of scenes of the U.S. Capitol Building brought back memories of my visits to that building 53 years ago. In May of 1962 my good friend Denny Heisey and I graduated from Central High School. That fall Denny went off to Elizabethtown College, Pa. I went south to Bridgewater College, Va. One late Saturday afternoon in either February or March 1963, Denny showed up at my dorm room. After a couple of hours of hanging out there with no action, Denny came up with one of his many adventurous ideas. He had the...

  • 'We Can Do Better' With School Choice

    Jan 28, 2021

    To the Editor: The week of January 25th is National School Choice Week. The majority of Americans believe it is immoral to force children into schools as a function of their street address. Sure, some families can afford to send their kids to private schools. These families have real options if they are willing to pay for education twice: once through their taxes and a second time through voluntary, additional tuition payments. Some families can home-school or participate in a cyber-charter school if a family member is available to be at home...

  • Class of 1921 Plans Supper

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 28, 1921 The Class of 1921 of the Woodbury High School planned a chicken and waffle supper Jan. 29 in the basement of the IOOF building. L.R. Over of Curryville advertised good “run-of-the-mine” coal for $6 per ton. Harvey A. Stoner, Howard Kagarise and Miss Rebecca Russel were in attendance at the Bible Conference of the Brethren in Christ Church at Grantham. Edward McCormick, a mechanic of Hollidaysburg, was repairing dinkies for the Woodbury Land Co. of Mines. James Croft of Potter Creek was serving jury duty at Bedford. M.A...

  • Garage Destroyed by Fire

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 24, 1946 The garage of the Elmer F. Smith Transportation Co. was destroyed by fire, along with seven tractors, two large trucks, a tractor-trailer, a car and a motorcycle. Some of the trucks had been loaded with merchandise. Dr. Charles O. Johnston of Claysburg died at the age of 73. Elmer C. Ake, owner and publisher of the Herald, fell on the ice and broke his right leg. The Martinsburg Sportsmen and their guests dined on venison and moose at a banquet at Teeter’s Hotel. Dr. H.A. Kerr and Claude A. Hershberger purchased the o...

  • Snow Continues

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 27, 2011 Overnight snow continued into the morning on Jan. 21. It dusted roads with a fine, grainy powder that left Cove Area motorists with blowing snow and slippery conditions for the daily commute. The wintry weather forced the closing of the Northern Bedford School District. A seven-alarm fire destroyed a Huston Township 2-story duplex early Sunday, Jan. 23. Six residents were left homeless and the structure itself was deemed a total loss. Roger P. Winn, UPMC Bedford Memorial president, has announced the appointment of...

  • Flood Causes Record Damage

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 25, 1996 A deep snowpack, warm temperatures and two inches of rain late Thursday and early Friday, Jan. 18 and 19, caused the most serious flooding on record in the Cove area. Dozens of homes were wrecked, scores were badly damaged and hundreds had water-logged basements in low-lying areas throughout the region. Water at Williamsburg, McKee and Loysburg were higher than the levels reached during Hurricane Agnes in June of 1972. Many older residents agreed that the flood matched the St. Patrick’s Day Flood of 1936 in most areas, e...

  • Man Dies of Poison

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 23, 1896 The Rev. F.L. Nicodemus 54, a native of Martinsburg, died in Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, of injuries received when he was run over by a heavy wagon while riding his bicycle at 12th and Walnut streets. He was pastor of the Germantown Avenue Church of God. William McGregor, 52, of Altoona, a native of Sarah Furnace, died of poison placed in his coffee. His mother and two others who drank the coffee were sickened, his mother seriously. His niece was arrested after a coroner’s jury was told that she had purchased r...

  • Winds Cause Damage

    Jan 28, 2021

    Herald of Jan. 28, 1971 Richard A. Gonsman, 17, a junior in the Claysburg-Kimmel High School, has won first place in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania Dental Association and its Women’s Auxiliary. Winds of up to 50 miles per hour, accompanied by bitter cold temperatures and light snow caused power failures in Morrisons Cove Tuesday and Wednesday and caused damage to many buildings. Fifteen area high school singers will participate in the South Central District Choral Festival to be held next week at Bald Eagle Area High S...

  • DEATH RECORD

    Jan 28, 2021

    DEEDS – Dewey James, 94, resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg KING – Margaret A. “Peggy,” 83, Williamsburg PASTVA SR. – Michael J., 95, Martinsburg TEETER – Robert Cecil “Bob,” 70, Roaring Spring THOMAS – John Russell, 72, Hebron, Ohio, formerly of Morrisons Cove THOMPSON – Peter D., 63, Gettysburg, formerly of Morrisons Cove TREESE JR. – Howard “Ted,” 85, Roaring Spring...

  • DEWEY J. DEEDS

    Jan 28, 2021

    Dewey James Deeds, 94, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 22, 2021. after an extended illness. He was born June 14, 1926, in Jumping Branch, W.Va., the son of the late Charlie C. and Oma C. (Moter) Deeds. He is survived by two daughters and a son: Diana K. Ritchey of Saxton, Michele Smith (Ed) of Roaring Spring and James "Butch" Deeds (Ellen) of Green, Ohio; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He...

  • MARGARET A. 'PEGGY' KING

    Jan 28, 2021

    Margaret A. "Peggy" King, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 22, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. She was born July 15, 1937, in Lakemont, daughter of the late Blair I. and Anna P. (Moore) Crownover. On Aug. 13, 1966, she married Thomas J. King in Williamsburg. He preceded her in death Dec. 17, 2013. Surviving are a son, Blair F. King (Pennie Cadwallader) of Williamsburg; a daughter, Tammy J. Caiazzo (Mike) of Blue Bell, Montgomery County; two grandsons: Joshua T. King (Adia Litzinger)...

  • MICHAEL J. PASTVA SR.

    Jan 28, 2021

    Michael J. Pastva Sr., 95, of Martinsburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior early Tuesday morning, Jan. 19, 2021. at his home. He was born May 29, 1925, in Puritan, Cambria County, son of the late Steven and Julia C. (Trunka) Pastva. He married Mary Lou Quarry Nov. 17, 1951, in Portage. She preceded him in death Sept. 19, 2014. He is survived by two sons: Gerald L. of Roaring Spring and Michael J. Jr., (wife, Mary Beth) of Hartsville, S.C.; a daughter, Lori A. Brumbaugh (husband, Gerald...

  • ROBERT CECIL 'BOB' TEETER

    Jan 28, 2021

    Robert Teeter, 70, described by many as a good and loving man, gentle spirit, kind, compassionate, buddy, second father, passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at UPMC Altoona, due to complications from COVID-19. He leaves his wife of 22 years, Beth (Martz) Teeter; his son, Bruce Palmer and wife Shelly, Richland, Mo.; his daughter, Lori Palmer James and husband David, Bettendorf, Iowa; daughter, Lynnse Mack and husband Brandon, Altoona, Pa.; sons John Free and Ehren Teeter, Roaring Spring, Pa.;...

  • JOHN RUSSELL THOMAS

    Jan 28, 2021

    John Russell Thomas, 72, of Hebron, Ohio, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark, Ohio. John was born April 17, 1948, in Roaring Spring, to the late John Vincent and Hazel (Cunningham) Thomas. John was a 1966 graduate of Central High School, Martinsburg, where he was the class clown. He faithfully served his country and was a veteran of the United States Army. John was a truck driver (owner/operator) for 50 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and the C.B...

  • PETER D. THOMPSON

    Jan 28, 2021

    Peter D. Thompson, 63, of Gettysburg, Pa., passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Hershey Medical Center, after a brief illness. He was born Feb. 24, 1957, in Passaic, N.J., the son of the late James and Evelyn Scott Thompson. Peter graduated from Central High School, Martinsburg, and Altoona Vo-Tech in 1976. He then served 10 years in the U. S. Marine Corp. Following his time in the service he graduated from Pittsburgh School of Aeronautics. He began his career as an airplane mechanics with...

  • HOWARD 'TED' TREESE JR.

    Jan 28, 2021

    Howard "Ted" Treese Jr., 85, of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, Jan. 23, 2021, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born Nov. 29, 1935, in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Howard T. Sr. and Ethel M. (Nofsker) Treese. He married Donna Grace. She preceded him in death Nov. 20, 2008. He is survived by two children: Kevin J. Treese and wife Cynthia of DuBois and Becky Shaw of East Freedom; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded...

  • Pa. Taxpayers Encouraged to Use New Online Filing System for PA Tax Returns

    Jan 28, 2021

    The filing season for 2020 Pennsylvania personal income tax returns will begin on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, the Pa. Department of Revenue announced Jan. 22. The start of the filing season for income tax returns at the state level will mirror the same date the IRS established to begin accepting and processing 2020 federal tax returns. The Pa. Department of Revenue is informing taxpayers that a new, state-only filing option is available at mypath.pa.gov. myPATH is a free, user-friendly system that...

  • Pa.'s Unemployment Rate Declines to 6.7 Percent in December

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its employment report for December 2020, showing that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage points over the month to 6.7 percent in December, the eighth consecutive monthly decline. The U.S. rate remained unchanged from November at 6.7 percent. The commonwealth's unemployment rate was 2.1 percentage points above its December 2019 level while the national rate was up 3.1 points over the year. Pennsylvania's civilian...

  • Pa. Begins Issued Extended Unemployment Benefit Payments

    Jan 28, 2021

    On Jan. 23, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier announced that payments for the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) program in the new federal CARES Act extension will resume the week of Jan. 24. “Since receiving the information we needed from the federal Department of Labor two weeks ago, L&I has worked as quickly as possible to update our processing system so PEUC claimants can resume filing for benefits,” said Berrier. “We know that more than 100,000 Pennsylvanians were activ...

  • Lady Pirates Split First 2 Contests

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Williamsburg High School girls' basketball team split its first two games of the new season. The Lady Pirates opened against visiting Northern Bedford on Jan. 18 and scored a 55-25 victory. One night later, WHS dropped a 58-48 decision at Tussey Mountain. WHS 55, NB 25 A 10-0 run to start the third quarter jump-started the Lady Pirates en route to their victory. The surge turned a 22-14 lead into a 32-14 advantage with 4:40 to play in the quarter. The Lady Pirates outscored Northern Bedford...

  • NB Girls Fall to Bedford

    Jan 28, 2021

    Northern Bedford’s girls’ basketball squad dropped its second game of the season Jan. 20 in its home opener to Bedford. The visiting Bisons jumped out to a 22-2 lead in the first quarter and were never challenged in a 55-16 victory. “They are a very talented and athletic team and we just didn’t handle things well from the outset, especially regarding taking care of the basketball,” NB coach Jon Ewart said. NB was much more competitive after the first-quarter barrage in which they hurt themselves with numerous turnovers. Sophomore Emily Hec...

  • Lady Dragons Fall to Tyrone, Clearfield

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Central High School girls’ basketball team opened its season Jan. 20 with a 62-29 loss at Tyrone. The Lady Eagles stormed out to a 37-17 halftime lead and extended it to 60-23 through three quarters. Juniors Leah Johnston and Katheryn Longenecker each scored nine points for Central. Junior Carly Dixon added eight points, including two 3-pointers. Clearfield 60, CHS 56 At Clearfield on Jan. 21, the hosts hung on for a 60-56 win over Central. Clearfield led 14-12 after one quarter, 28-25 at halftime and 44-39 through three quarters. Senior K...

  • Rebekah Claar Powers Lady Bulldogs to 2-0 Start

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School girls’ basketball team opened its season Jan. 21 with a 62-5 victory over visiting Moshannon Valley. The Lady Bulldogs led 23-0 after one quarter and 41-2 at halftime. C-K pitched another shutout in the third quarter and allowed three points in the final eight minutes. Junior Rebekah Claar drained three 3-pointers and poured in a game-high 20 points to lead C-K. Junior Bailey Garver hit for 10 points, while senior Kassidi Rininger and senior Harleigh Cavender added nine and eight points, respectively. C-K 52, T...

  • C-K Wrestlers Drop Dual Meet at Home

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Claysburg-Kimmel High School varsity wrestling team fell to 0-2 with a 61-6 loss to visiting West Branch on Jan. 23. The Bulldogs’ Cole Claycomb pinned his opponent at 138 pounds, which tied the dual meet at 6-6. Moshannon Valley took advantage of eight forfeits on the night. West Branch also had one fall, one major decision and one decision. There was no match at 120 pounds....

  • Panthers Wrestle Past Bulldogs, 36-11

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Northern Bedford High School wrestling team opened its season Jan. 21 with two dual meets – losing 38-16 against Mount Union but defeating Claysburg-Kimmel 36-11. Against Mount Union, Northern Bedford earned two falls and one major decision. Freshman Rece Dibert and junior Dakota Korzec pinned their opponents at 160 and 215 pounds, respectively. Freshman Eion Snider won by major decision at 152 pounds. Mount Union earned its points with three forfeits, two pins, one technical fall and one decision. There were no matches at 172, 189 and 1...

  • Central's Effort 'Top Notch' Despite Loss to Bellefonte

    Jan 28, 2021

    Bellefonte took advantage of six wins by forfeit en route to a 54-22 win at Central on Jan. 21 in high school wrestling action. Of the seven bouts that were wrestled, Bellefonte had a 4-3 edge, with all four wins by fall. Central, wrestling its first meet of the season, recorded two falls on the night – sophomore Tyler Biesinger at 106 pounds and junior Jaxon Matthews at 120. Dragon freshman Andrew McMonagle earned a major decision at 172 and senior Ian Crouch won by forfeit at 126 pounds. “It was great to get the guys on the mat to com...

  • Dragons Fight Off Bison for First Victory

    Jan 28, 2021

    Hosting Tyrone on Jan. 20 in its home opener, the Central High School boys' basketball team fell behind early and was never able to catch up during a 63-51 setback. Playing Tyrone for the second time in as many games this season (Tyrone won, 72-65, on Jan. 11), the Dragons trailed 20-12 after one quarter and 36-19 at halftime. CHS won the second half by a 32-27 margin. "I thought our kids battled, especially in the second half," Central coach Paul Frederick said. "We had a lot of guys step up...

  • Bulldogs Drain 26 Treys in 2 Games

    Jan 28, 2021

    Fourteen 3-pointers were not enough to help the Claysburg-Kimmel High School boys' basketball team in its season opener Jan. 20. Host Tussey Mountain rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to sneak past the Bulldogs, 54-52. C-K had a 36-28 halftime advantage, but the Titans had a 26-16 scoring edge in the final 16 minutes. "It was our first game – we were nervous, "C-K coach Mike Harris said. "However, we had too many turnovers down the stretch. We aren't very big, and Tussey killed us on...

  • Panthers Post Huge Win Against Bellwood-Antis

    Jan 28, 2021

    Northern Bedford started the 2021 boys’ basketball season very differently than they ended the 2020 season in a 68-39 romp over visiting Bellwood-Antis on Jan. 19. After a season-ending loss in the 2020 playoffs in which the Panthers defense was basically non-existent, Coach Randy Meck vowed to change his teams mindset. “We’ve stressed defense non-stop and tried to make this team more defensive minded,” Meck said. “At least for tonight it looks as if that’s paid good dividends.” It was the Panther offense that got off to a fast start as NB r...

  • Pa. Landowners Could Get More Time to Apply for DMAP

    Jan 28, 2021

    Landowners could get two additional months to apply to enroll their properties in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners on Jan. 23 voted preliminarily to extend the annual application deadline from May 1 to July 1. Many DMAP landowners consider the May 1 application deadline too early because it does not allow adequate time to collect post-winter data, analyze it and incorporate those findings into their applications. A later deadline would allow landowners more time to prepare and submit...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    "What Matters In A Day?" asks Margaret Peterson in her poem title and goes on to say: "By the power of God, a day is born With endless potential in it. We have 'free wills' so each may choose What to do with each minute. "Vast may be the day's work done, Huge the goals that are striven. But greatest of all in the eyes of God Is the amount of love that was given." When I ponder on the amount of love given, I think that only God knows. He alone can tell how much love we have in our hearts as we...

  • 2019 College Grads In Pa. Carried An Average Of $39,027 In Student Debt

    The Center Square|Jan 28, 2021

    Last year's Pennsylvania college graduates on average racked up $39,027 in student loan debt, the second highest average among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new report from the Institute for College Access & Success. In Pennsylvania, the share of graduates with debt during the 2018-19 academic year stood at 65%, the institute reported, while the total cost of attending college in the state averaged $43,974. Nationwide, 62 percent of college seniors who graduated...

  • The Sportsman's Corner

    RICHARD TATE, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    "Rich, you need to a column about littering. There's more trash around in the outdoors than I have seen in years," Donna told me during a recent walk with her dog on the rail trail. "Yes, dear. But, you know my writing about it doesn't do any good. The pigs who throw their junk out along roads or in obscure places probably aren't the ones who read my column." The most recent event that had Donna fired up was that a local man who is nearly our age was cleaning up a mess along the local rail...

  • Local Students Named to Lock Haven's Fall 2020 Dean's List

    Jan 28, 2021

    Lock Haven University congratulates the more than 900 students who were named to the fall 2020 dean’s list. The following local students made the list: Allison Barton, Duncansville, majoring in health sciences; Mason Butler, Martinsburg, majoring in business administration; Jared Colledge, Everett, majoring in business administration; Brooke Davenport, Duncansville, majoring in health sciences; Taylor Leidy, Roaring Spring, majoring in health sciences; Madeline Metzler, Martinsburg, majoring in health sciences, Trevor Miller, Martinsburg, m...

  • Lines by Lee

    PASTOR LEE SEESE, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    I am nearly 2.5 years into my ministry as a hospice chaplain. Time flies. I like most everything about the job. I am able to meet amazing people and share God's Word with them. We listen to and sometimes sing wonderful hymns of the faith together. The Lord allows me to encourage people daily as I pray aloud with them. I get to travel around a beautiful area. Naturally, there are things I do not like. I am not fond of dogs barking at me, especially if they are bigger than me. A cat rubbing...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    Scriptures to Read: Proverbs 15:13-17 Proverbs 17:22 II Samuel 6:12-17 Isaiah 61:1-10 St. Luke 15:7-10 & 22-24 Psalm 16:11 & James 5:13 Ephesians 5:19 & Colossians 3:16 I am planning to celebrate. It won't be a large-scale thing. I won't even invite anyone to come join me. It will be just me. What is it all about? This is my 2,000th 'Thought for the Week." David Snyder, former editor-publisher-owner of The Herald might disagree with that number, but will tell you I began to write a long time...

  • Explaining the Practice of Choosing Confirmation Names

    METRO CREATIVE CONNECTION|Jan 28, 2021

    Various sects that fall under the umbrella of Christianity have their own unique traditions when it comes to the sacraments. Roman Catholics about to receive the sacrament of confirmation often are required to choose a confirmation name before they can be confirmed. Some churches no longer require prospective confirmands to choose confirmation names. But those Catholics who will be asked to do so may want to learn about the tradition and why their parish still adheres to it. What is the...

  • Mother Nature Delivers Snow, Ice to the Cove

    Jan 28, 2021

    Residents of Morrisons Cove awoke Monday and Tuesday, Jan. 25-26, to snow and freezing rain. Bill Brown removed snow from the walks at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg on Monday morning. According to weather.gov, at presstime, there is a 40 percent of rain and snow on Sunday, Jan. 31, and a 50 percent chance of snow that evening. The forecast on Feb. 1 is a chance for rain and snow....

  • Mandates Taking A Toll on Cove's Restaurants

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 28, 2021

    The COVID-19 pandemic hit Pennsylvania restaurants on March 16 when Gov. Tom Wolf ordered restaurants in five counties to suspend in-door dining for an initial 14 days, and days later expanded the mandate to the rest of the state. This left restaurants which were primarily dine-in establishments with only two choices: transition quickly to carry-out or close the doors. In May, Gov. Wolf announced a three-phase threshold for reopening the state and counties who achieved the "green phase" were...

  • Pandemic may cause some permanent job loss

    CHRISTEN SMITH, The Center Square|Jan 28, 2021

    Fiscal analysts projected Jan. 21 that Pennsylvania’s economic damage from the pandemic will last years, and some jobs may never return. The Independent Fiscal Office released its five-year outlook that concluded lost economic growth in 2020 will lead to a $2 billion structural deficit – doubling the gap measured before the pandemic hit. “The pandemic has brought really significant and abrupt economic changes,” said IFO Director Matthew Knittel during a presentation of the results on Thursday. “We think some of these changes will be permanent...

  • Community , 4-H Had a Leader and Friend In Fred Imler, Sr.

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    "He was a Shriner's Shriner," Dan Kindle, Jaffa recorder, said of Fred Imler, Sr. "Anything that supported the kids, he was always there," Kristin Bigelow, former 4H educator, said. "Fred always had a smile on his face," Joe Hurd, president and CEO of the Blair County Chamber of Commerce, said. "His family was very important to him. He considered everybody that he worked with every day to be part of his extended family," his grandson Bryan Imler said. Fred Imler Sr., who passed away Jan. 12, was...

  • Two Arrested in Jan. 21 Freedom Township Burglary

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 28, 2021

    Two men are facing charges in connection with a home burglary in Freedom Township on Jan. 21. Giuseppe S. Amato, 28, of Woodbury, and Justin K. Brunner, 26, of Bedford, are facing charges after a traffic stop in Roaring Spring led police to the two men and the stolen items in Woodbury. According to a criminal complaint filed by Freedom Township police, officers were called to a home along Feathers Lane after the resident discovered her home had been broken into. When police arrived, they found the front door had been damaged and a gun safe had...

  • Claysburg Man Arrested as Crews Battle Blaze in Freedom Township

    RICK BOSTON, Staff Writer|Jan 28, 2021

    While fire crews battled a structure fire in Freedom Township on Jan. 20, Freedom Township police were making an arrest at the scene. Just before 6:30 p.m. fire crews were called to 351 Riverview St. to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. Crews battled the blaze at the unoccupied building for approximately three hours. The building was a complete loss, and no injuries were reported. Meanwhile, as firefighters battled the blaze, police were arresting a man who drove through the fire...

  • Spring Cove Superintendent: COVID-19 Response is 'A Huge Focus of Our Time'

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Jan 28, 2021

    At the regular Spring Cove School District Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker updated the board on cases of coronavirus and closings within the district. “The COVID-19 response remains a huge focus of our time,” Dr. Baker said. “This morning, the district was notified of one additional individual at Spring Cove Middle School who recently tested positive for COVID-19 and also one who is considered probable, bringing the total number of cases within a rolling 14-day window to three. “Based on the new...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel High School to Reopen Jan. 29 After Two COVID-19 Cases

    Brian Hess, Editor|Jan 28, 2021

    The Claysburg-Kimmel School District was notified Monday, Jan. 22, of two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals were last in the junior/senior high school building and on district transportation on Thursday, Jan. 21. This meets the district’s two-case limit within its 14-day window. Due to Pennsylvania Department of Health’s guidelines, the district is required to close the high school building for cleaning and contact tracing. “We have contacted the PA Department of Health and will follow their recommendations,” Superin...

  • Claysburg-Kimmel Board Approves Purchases of New Bleachers and Lighting

    Jan 28, 2021

    The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board of Directors approved the purchases of new bleachers and lighting during its regular meeting held virtually via Zoom Jan. 13. The new bleachers and press box at Bulldog Stadium was purchased for $439,000 from Southern Bleacher Company, based in Texas. The new bleachers and press box will replace the concrete bleachers on the home side of Bulldog Stadium. The new lighting for the football and baseball fields at Bulldog Stadium and the varsity softball field was purchased for $495,000 from Musco Lighting, based...

  • The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

    Jan 28, 2021

    – WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/25/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,641 / 117 / 244.3 Blair: 8,026 / 237 / 194.5 Cambria: 8,175 / 356 / 273.4 Centre: 9,921 / 185 / 113.9 Clearfield: 4,233 / 88 / 111.0 Fulton: 569 / 12 (n/c) / 82.6 Huntingdon: 3,121 / 108 / 239.2 Somerset: 4,698 / 162 / 228.6 *Rate is number of deaths per 100,000 population. It is used to compare county death rates. Sixty-seven (67) counties have reported COVID-19 deaths. – Week of Jan. 21 – #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,576 / 100 / 229.7 Blair:...

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