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  • DEATH RECORD

    Nov 25, 2020

    ALBRIGHT – Anna Mae, 91, Roaring Spring CHAMBERLAIN – Merle Edward, 94, Williamsburg CHESNEY – Tyler Todd, 29, Ocean City, Md., formerly of Bakers Summit CLAAR – Sarah C., 86, Roaring Spring COLBERT – Timothy L., 60, Martinsburg FLEEGLE – Patricia M. “Pat,” 83, Henrietta, rural Martinsburg YOUNG – Brenda L., 67, Egg Harbor Township, N.J., formerly of Bedford County, Pa....

  • ANNA MAE ALBRIGHT

    Nov 25, 2020

    Anna Mae Albright, 91, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020, at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born Feb. 1, 1929, in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Ross Herbert and Margaret Elizabeth (Walter) Decker. She married Charles R. “Red” Albright on Oct. 20, 1945. He preceded her in death November 26, 1990. She is survived by 6 children: C. David Albright and wife Susan of Williamsburg, Donald R. “Pickle” Albright and wife Lu Ann of East Freedom, Linda A. Getty and...

  • MERLE EDWARD CHAMBERLAIN

    Nov 25, 2020

    Merle E. Chamberlain, 94, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 19, 2020, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, following complications from COVID-19. He was born April 29, 1926, in Canoe Creek, son of the late Leroy and Wilda K. (Hoover) Chamberlain. On May 27, 1949, he married C. Lorraine Burger in Williamsburg. She preceded him in death Feb. 16, 2002. Surviving are two daughters: Regina L. Patterson (Ed) and Penny S. Edwards (Harry), both of Williamsburg; and a brother, Don D....

  • TYLER TODD CHESNEY

    Nov 25, 2020

    Tyler Todd Chesney, 29, of Ocean City, Md., formerly of Bakers Summit, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at his residence in Ocean City. He was born April 17, 1991, in Altoona, the son of Richard T. and Chris (Clark) Chesney. He is survived by his parents of Bakers Summit; three sisters: Miranda Delozier and husband Robert of Williamsburg, Lynna Chesney and husband Josh Reffner of Duncansville and Sierra Chesney and fiance Alex Diehl of Bakers Summit; three nieces and a nephew:...

  • SARAH C. CLAAR

    Nov 25, 2020

    Sarah C. Claar, 86, of Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning, Nov. 20, 2020, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Nov. 19, 1934, in East Freedom, the daughter of the late Watson and Bertha (Dodson) Feathers. She married Clair Claar on Feb. 25, 1956. He preceded her in death October 12, 2016. She is survived by two children: Donna Shaw and husband Bill of East Freedom and Clair J. Claar and wife Brenda of Williamsburg; three granddaughters: Renae, Heather and...

  • TIMOTHY L. COLBERT

    Nov 25, 2020

    Timothy L. Colbert, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at his home. He was born Dec. 2, 1959, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Charles E. "Buss" and Gertrude "Gertie" A. (Hoover) Colbert. Surviving are three brothers: J. Wayne (Janet) Colbert and C. Steven (Janice) Colbert, both of Martinsburg, and Kenneth E. Colbert of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, James A Colbert Sr. Tim was a 1977 graduate of...

  • PATRICIA M. 'PAT' FLEEGLE

    Nov 25, 2020

    Patricia M. "Pat" Fleegle, 83, of Henrietta, rural Martinsburg, passed away, Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2020, at UPMC Bedford. She was born Feb. 5, 1937, in Central City, daughter of the late Orville and Dorothy (Gindlesperger) Carver. On Sept. 5, 1959, she married Robert E. "Bob" Fleegle in Central City. Surviving are her beloved husband of 61 years; a daughter, Sandra Waugaman (Richard) of Raleigh, N.C.; two sons: Robert H. (Lisa) Fleegle of Mercersburg and Douglas (Nancy) Fleegle of...

  • M-burg Community Fund Nears Goal of $43,000

    Nov 25, 2020

    The Martinsburg Community Fund has reached almost 86 percent of its campaign goal of $43,000. As of Nov. 23, $36,807 had been received from businesses and residents. The fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. They are Morrisons Cove Memorial Park, Martinsburg Supervised Recreation, Martinsburg Community Library, Spring Cove Youth Baseball League, Southern Alleghenies American Red Cross, Girl Scouts of Western Pa., Laurel Highlands Boy Scout Troop 358, Martinsburg Salvation Army, Home Nursing Agency...

  • BRENDA L. YOUNG

    Nov 25, 2020

    Brenda Lee (nee Taylor) Young, 67, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J., formerly of Bedford County, Pa., passed away unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 9, 2020, at the Deborah Heart and Lung Center in Browns Mills, N.J. Brenda was born July 16, 1953, in Philipsburg, Pa., to Charles E and Alma J (Gabrielson) Taylor. She was raised in Bedford County, Pa., and attended Northern Bedford County High School. She married Jeffrey Young on Dec. 31, 1982. He preceded her in death in 2018. Brenda was a dedicated mother,...

  • M-burg Library Welcomes 2 New Employees

    Margaret Steinfurth, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    Lori Perrin and Nancy Bush are the newest Martinsburg Community Library employees. Lori began working as an administrative assistant at the library in June 2020, 10 days after she retired from teaching elementary school in the Spring Cove School District. Lori loved teaching, especially reading. She often brought her classes to the library for a visit. Lori lives in Hollidaysburg with her husband, Bob, and their yorkshire terrier. She graduated from Bellwood-Antis High School and Slippery Rock...

  • Old Order Mennonite Memoirs

    Roseann Zimmerman, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    In 1942 Margaret Wise Brown wrote "The Runaway Bunny." That I can share her story with my granddaughter Bella, age 2, so many years later, is a wonder to me. We've shared many books already for their worth in pictures but the bunny that wanted to run away from its mother held her attention to the end, even as other books lay strewn around us. Bella was sitting on my lap and I was on the floor at her house when I read to her about the little bunny that threatened to become a fish in the stream to...

  • Not Your Typical Church Lady

    Kelly Baker, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    "Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations." ~Psalms 100:4-5 (NIV) Do you know what made my heart sing with gratitude this week? Little kids. They are joy in its purest form. They know the world is upside down, but they just keep on playing and giggling. I thanked God for each one of them. Their innocence and laughter was a true blessin...

  • Thought for the Week

    Pastor Earl Herr, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    Scriptures to Read: I Thessalonians 5:14-18 Philippians 4:4-8 Psalm 40:1-5 Psalm 130:1-7 Psalm 139:1-6 & 14 Psalm 46:1-2 & 10-11 Psalm 136:1-4 & 23-26 I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU to give thanks in "everything." I begin with a story Myron Augsberger told: "I was doing a preaching/teaching tour in India. We were invited to lunch. As we sat down, our host offered an eloquent blessing. We were served a veritable feast. They urged me to eat more. We were in modest surroundings but it was a...

  • Theater to Bring Christmas to Loysburg

    ERIC SHIELDS, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    The Cove Community Theater group, Loysburg, is practicing for its upcoming production of "Christmas Town" in December. Performances are planned for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 5 and 7 p.m. Dec. 12 and 13 at the former United Methodist Church in Loysburg. Mary Ellen Laird, director of the Cove Community Theater, says Christmas Town is about Elf, which is Buddy trying to find the real meaning of Christmas. He starts at New York City and walks through all of...

  • Area Students Earn Scholarships

    Nov 25, 2020

    The Bedford County Regional Education Foundation announces that the following students were awarded to scholarships to attend the Allegany College of Maryland Bedford County Campus, Everett: Samantha Blackstone, Hopewell, Coldwell Banker SKS Realty Scholarship; Kiley Ross, Osterburg, Dr. Earl Shope Memorial Scholarship; Morgan Partner, Everett, Kelly and Larry Myers Scholarship; Nichole Claar, New Paris, Lois and Tom Stoner Scholarship; Mia Cogan, Everett, Cameryn Grube, Bedford, Morgan Partner, Everett, Mildred Jean Rowan Scholarship; and...

  • Thanksgiving Dinner Postponed

    Nov 25, 2020

    The New Enterprise Church of the Brethren’s annual Community Thanksgiving dinner that was scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 26, has been postponed....

  • Christian Brumbaugh's Recovery From Bike Accident 'Remarkable'

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    For many dirt bike racers, winning a championship is the main goal. For Christian Brumbaugh, of Williamsburg, he was busy chasing No. 5 of his goal of seven No.-1 titles when he was involved in a dirt bike accident. Brumbaugh was racing in the Mountain State Hare Scramble in Burlington, W.Va., when on the last lap, in first place, Brumbaugh wrecked his bike, flying over the handlebars and landing 20 to 30 feet in an embankment. Brumbaugh was then life-flighted to J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital in...

  • Heading to University of Akron

    Nov 25, 2020

    Elizabeth Frederick, a senior at Williamsburg High School, signs her letter of intent to play softball at the University of Akron. She is the daughter of Aaron and Kim Frederick. Her brothers, Lane and Luke, are in the back row. A pitcher/infielder, Elizabeth is a two-year letterwinner for the Lady Pirates. She has been playing softball for 12 years....

  • From the 'Burg to Your Kitchen

    Natalie Gorsuch, Williamsburg Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours! Hopefully, you’re spending the day with the people you love the most. This week’s recipes feature what you can do with all those Thanksgiving leftovers. Turkey Croquettes Ingredients: 2 cups diced turkey 2 cups mashed potatoes 2 cups stuffing 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 2 Tbsp. water Flour Panko breadcrumbs Vegetable oil, for frying Directions: Dice turkey into roughly 1/4 pieces. Mix the mashed potatoes, stuffing and turkey in a large bowl, set aside. In 3 separate bowls, place flour, lightly...

  • How Small Businesses Can Capitalize on Black Friday in 2020

    Nov 25, 2020

    Millions of small businesses have had a difficult year in 2020. As the novel coronavirus COVID-19 spread across the globe, governments all over the world took unprecedented measures to prevent the virus from claiming more lives. Public health measures like social distancing undoubtedly saved lives, but small businesses bore the brunt of the economic impact of such measures. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the number of active business owners decreased by 22 percent from Fe...

  • Claysburg Area Community Theatre Still Going Strong

    ERIC SHILEDS, Correspondent|Nov 25, 2020

    Tom Ringler, artistic director for the Claysburg Area Community Theatre, said that he wants to let people know that "We are still around." Ringler said that normally the group would be doing a fall show right now. However, with the pandemic, it is just not possible. "Yet, we don't want to be hidden away," Ringler said. That is why the group is getting together to produce a Facebook Live event on Dec. 8. The group will perform several Christmas songs for the event. Of course, they will be followi...

  • Departamento de Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19: 3,379 pacientes se han hospitalizado, y hay 775 pacientes en la Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos

    Nov 25, 2020

    El Departamento de Salud de Pensilvania hoy confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el 23 de noviembre, había 4,762 casos nuevos, además de 7,075 casos nuevos reportados el domingo, 22 de noviembre. El total para los dos días es 11,837 casos adicionales positivos de COVID-19, que aumenta el total estatal a 314,401. Hay 3,379 personas en el hospital con COVID-19. Entre ellos, hay 775 en la unidad de cuidados intensivos. La mayoría de los pacientes en el hospital tienen 65 años o más, y la mayoría de las muertes han ocurrido en pacientes de...

  • An Open Plea To the Cove Community

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Nov 25, 2020

    The second is this: 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these. – Mark 12:31 This is the time of year when we like to remind ourselves what we're thankful for. It is a good time of year to take stock and reflect – How did my year go? Am I doing what I want to be doing? What I should be doing? Part of any attempt to do a little reflection should include considering how we're treating others. One of the great characteristics of Morrisons Cove... Full story

  • After Contracting COVID-19, RS Dept. Store Owners Ask Public to Protect Each Other

    RICK BOSTON, For the Herald|Nov 25, 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic has put a squeeze on small businesses as those deemed nonessential were forced to close their doors while others had to alter the way they operate. Mandates passed down by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and Gov. Tom Wolf outlined rules for businesses that remained open during the pandemic, such as social distancing and face covering requirements. These mandates put small business owners on the front lines of enforcement, forcing them to walk a tightrope between...

  • Finding the Right-Sized Turkey

    Nov 25, 2020

    Linda Lemin visited C&S Family Markets in Martinsburg on Monday morning, Nov. 23, in search of the right-sized turkey in preparation for Thanksgiving. Although Thanksgiving is a time where people travel to be with family and friends, the Centers for Disease Control is advising Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving, warning doing so may increase the chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. The U.S. has seen over 1 million new coronavirus cases in just this past week – and the CDC said that...

  • Area Rep. Gregory Quarantining After Contracting Coronavirus

    Nov 25, 2020

    The office of state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has announced that on Nov. 19, the representative received results of a COVID-19 test indicating he tested positive for the virus. "My symptoms started in a minor way that initially made me believe I had a head cold. When I developed a fever, I eliminated contact with others and sought out a COVID-19 test," Gregory said in a prepared statement sent to the news media. The representative was last in the Capitol on Tuesday, Nov. 10, and Hollidaysburg...

  • News from the Front Lines of the Virus Fight

    Nov 25, 2020

    Below are the words of a longtime friend of our family and someone with family, roots and connections in the Cove. The Herald is not releasing identifying information to protect this person’s employment. However, the Herald assures its readers that this person is real, is currently working as a medical professional, and is not exaggerating. This medical professional was providing news that a former employee of Karen Bassler’s had been hospitalized with a COVID-19-related illness and was not doing well. We’ll call this former employee “C...

  • Herald Office Closed for Thanksgiving

    Nov 25, 2020

    The Morrisons Cove Herald office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, to allow employees to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with family. The Herald office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 30. The Herald will continue to enforce its mask policy. All customers entering the Herald office are required to be wearing a mask. If you do not have a mask, please call 793-2144 before arriving and we will provide you with one. The closure of our office for Thanksgiving and our mask policy are part of the Herald’s attempts to be a good...

  • Whatever Happened To The News Media?

    Linda Williams, Herald Columnist|Nov 25, 2020

    Several years ago, a singer, songwriter, poet named Jim Morrison said, "Whoever controls the media controls the mind." Today, 90 percent of the media is controlled by six corporations and, unless you are willing to search for other news sources, they are controlling your minds. It was around 2008 when I realized journalism died. When you hear a story, you hear only one side. There is no longer any competition. There is no digging for dirt on both sides of the aisle. Each mainstream media outlet...

  • Books to Borrow

    Nov 25, 2020

    The King family is living through the aftermath of a heartbreaking tragedy. When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths. They become the sole providers of the family they have left. The women's only income must come from the family's greenhouse. Is someone trying to force them out of business? Amy King has just lost her father and brother, and her mother needs her to help run the family's greenhouse. It doesn't...

  • Please Let This National Nightmare End And Give Us A Hopeful Holiday Season

    Nov 25, 2020

    To the Editor: As I sit here a week before Thanksgiving, I wonder if there is anything to be thankful for regarding our country’s current political and societal situation. There is fantastic news of the possibility of numerous COVID-19 vaccines in the pipeline for delivery in 2021. A light at the end of the tunnel is overshadowed by the daily death toll of more than a thousand Americans and over a quarter-million cumulative pandemic deaths. While test results in some areas are approaching 50 percent positive, we are still debating mask use...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 21, 1895 The pipeline for the Williamsburg Water Supply was put across the mill pond at Fisherville, according to the Cove Forge correspondent. D.B. Carpenter, street commissioner of Roaring Spring, was reported to be doing considerable work on the streets. Harry Sellers of McKee killed six porkers averaging 275 pounds. His wife prepared a turkey dinner for the helpers. Many people were planning to slaughter on Thanksgiving Day. A service was planned for that evening in Roaring Spring. A Roaring Spring minister said that the day...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 26, 1920 Grocer O.H. Wagner was the first of our local sportsmen to bring in a turkey, having bagged a 14-pounder the first day of the season. The Rev. C.S. Nonemaker, of Lakemont, had been appointed pastor of the Church of God at Snively’s for the ensuing year, beginning Nov. 1. Roy Brumbaugh was one of the turkey hunters who shot a turkey, 12-pound bird. John Keesy bagged a 10-pound turkey. The Salemville correspondent reported that the ground was covered with snow on Nov. 16. The streak of real winter we had, hit the...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 29, 1945 Sgt. Kenneth F. Henry, son of Mr., and Mrs. R.F. Henry of Loysburg, who had been recently discharged from the service, was employed in Washington, D.C., at the National Airport for the Pennsylvania Central Airlines, as an aircraft instrument technician. Sgt. Henry had been in the service since Dec. 15, 1941, and spent most of his two years in the States in Army schools. Twenty-two weeks were spent at Chanute Field, Ill., studying aircraft mechanic work; three months at Glendale, Calif., studying gyrographic instruments;...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 24, 1970 Wayne K. Frederick of Roaring Spring RD, 32-year-old dairyman, was named Outstanding Young Farmer by the Martinsburg Area Jaycees Chapter. Taking second and third places respectively in the competition were Dale W. Hoover of Martinsburg RD 2 and Gary G. Smith of Roaring Spring RD. Frederick was eligible to compete for the state title of Outstanding young farmer in Jaycees competition scheduled for February at Lancaster. H. Lloyd King and Clair P. Holsinger, founders of the New Enterprise Rural Electric Cooperative, were...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 22, 1995 Veterans of World War II were honored at a special WW II Veterans Appreciation Dinner at the Veterans Memorial Community Center in Williamsburg. The affair, attended by 73 World War II veterans and 257 guests, was sponsored jointly by the community’s two veterans organizations, Williamsburg Memorial Post 6086, VFW, and Bonner-Sollenberger American Legion Post 456. The keynote speaker was Army Lt. Gen. Vaughn O. Lang (retired) of Vienna, Va, a Williamsburg native and a veteran of World War II. Day Care Services of...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Nov 25, 2020

    Herald of Nov. 24, 2010 Seventeen-year-old Connor Greenland of Martinsburg was taking his musical talents to the City of Brotherly Love this Thanksgiving holiday. Connor would perform in the grand finale of the 6abc IKEA Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. The Central High School junior was the featured vocalist in the finale, singing “Oh Christmas Tree” accompanied by two professional dancers. Northern Bedford High School seniors Peter Riley and Megan Ritchey were named Morrisons Cove Rotary Club’s “Students of the Month” for...

  • The Opinion Page

    Nov 25, 2020

    The Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are published as Guest Commentaries or Other Voices. To get your voice heard, send your typed opinion to the Herald at 113 N. Market St., Martinsburg, Pa. 16662 or to [email protected]. Thank you!...

  • Martinsburg Residents Asked to 'Mask Up'

    Nov 25, 2020

    Officials of the Borough of Martinsburg are asking residents to “Mask Up” to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Residents will receive a newsletter in the mail where officials are asking the community to work together to stop the spread. “We are going through some challenging times that are changing our way of living,” says the newsletter, which is signed by Richard A. Brantner Jr., borough manager and local emergency coordinator; P. Robert Dickson, council president; and Richard A. Brantner Sr., borough mayor. “COVID-19 is a tough...

  • Not Surprised by Election Results

    Nov 25, 2020

    To the Editor: My Herald comes a week later than the published date. Of course I wasn't surprised by the headline. I am in my mid-80s and I was reminded that many, many, many years ago, one of my relatives told me "that even if the Devil ran on the Republican Ticket, Blair and Bedford would still vote for him.” OMG it happened in my lifetime! The constitution and democracy be damned! Annetta Green Guyer Bradenton, Fla....

  • First Buck

    RICHARD TATE, Herald Outdoor Sports Columnist|Nov 25, 2020

    My son, Bob, has killed quite a few bucks during his 28 years of hunting. The best of these was a perfect 10-point that he downed a couple years ago. Each tine was perfectly matched with one on the opposite antler beam, and there were no chips or broken points on the rack. It was a beautiful buck. A few years prior to that, he downed an eight-point whose rack had a wider spread than the 10-point's, but the tines were not as evenly matched. Though these bucks and others he has killed mean a...

  • Pennsylvania Deer Season Approaches

    Nov 25, 2020

    Pennsylvania’s upcoming firearms deer season will start with a bang. For the first time in the Game Commission’s history, deer hunters will have a Saturday-Sunday opening weekend. Hunters in 10 Wildlife Management Units also will have concurrent antlered/antlerless hunting throughout the 14-day firearms deer season. The firearms season also packs another new twist that will generate excitement afield. It’s a regulatory change that allows hunters to attempt to harvest a second deer before tagging the first, so long as they have the...

  • Blair County Sheriff's Office Issues Telephone Scam Alert

    Nov 25, 2020

    The Blair County Sheriff’s Office has received multiple reports of residents receiving phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as “Sergeant Lee Benton." The caller is claiming that a “jury duty or witness” appearance has been missed or that “federal paperwork was misrepresented” by the person answering the phone. The caller states that the caller's "failure" will result in an arrest warrant being generated for the person answering the phone. A number is then provided for the person to call back if he/she does not make...

  • U.S. Rep. Dr. Joyce Launches New Website to Serve Pennsylvanians

    Nov 25, 2020

    Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) on Nov. 25 unveiled a new website to better serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. The website is at https://johnjoyce.house.gov/ “It is my privilege to serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District, and my updated website will make resources and support more accessible,” said Dr. Joyce. “Website visitors easily can find information on constituent services, navigate to legislative updates, and share their comments and questions directly with me....

  • Governor Wolf Signs Renewal to COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

    Nov 25, 2020

    On Nov. 24, 2020, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed a third renewal of his 90-day Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation was signed on March 6, following the announcement of the first two presumptive positive cases of the virus in Pennsylvania. “With cases and hospitalizations increasing, we cannot afford to let down our guard,” said Governor Wolf. “This renewal will allow the commonwealth to maintain its response and support efforts as we face increasing case numbers and decreasing hospital capacity....

  • Wolf Administration Provides COVID-19 Testing Update

    Nov 25, 2020

    Michael Huff, Director of Testing and Contact Tracing for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, presented an update Nov. 24 on the commonwealth’s COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts, emphasizing the need to prioritize case investigations and for those who test positive to participate in contact tracing. To date, the state has been conducting both PCR and antigen tests. In total, Pennsylvania has conducted 5,498,223 tests, which equates to nearly half the state’s population. “The increase in testing demonstrates the increased need...

  • Pa. Department of State Certifies Presidential Election Results

    Nov 25, 2020

    Following certifications of the presidential vote submitted by all 67 counties late Monday, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar on Nov. 24, 2020, certified the results of the Nov. 3 General Election in Pennsylvania for president and vice president of the United States. Shortly thereafter, as required by federal law, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the Certificate of Ascertainment for the slate of electors for Joseph R. Biden as president and Kamala D. Harris as vice president of the United States. The certificate was submitted to the Archivist of the...

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