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  • Know The Symptoms Of RSV

    Dec 14, 2023

    When you or a loved one are sneezing, coughing and blowing your nose, it’s normal to think you have a cold — especially in the fall or winter. However, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is another possibility. This highly contagious lung infection can lead to serious complications, especially in young children and adults with weakened immunity. Those most at risk for contracting RSV include: • Premature infants and infants under 6 months old • Children and adults with weakened immune systems (such as those being treated for cancer)...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Dec 14, 2023

    “Your head knows some things; your tummy knows everything.” These are the words repeated by Henry Winkler several times in his new memoir Being Henry: The Fonz…and Beyond. It is just one of the many life lessons Winkler shares as he takes us through the highs and lows of the life of one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actor/writer/directors. Winkler celebrates 50 years of Hollywood success in 2023, but in his eyes, it was not all success and happiness, as many may view it from the...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 14, 2023

    To the Editor: Thank you to the Blair County voters who voted to retain me for another term on the Blair County Court of Common Pleas in last month’s election. The trust and support you have extended me in electing me to this position twice is a daily source of encouragement. It is a privilege to serve the community that I have called home my entire life and that has provided me so much opportunity. The next ten years will bring significant challenges for our court system. On January 1, I will begin to serve as the President Judge of our...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 14, 2023

    To the Editor: We, at the Martinsburg Food Pantry, want to thank our community for its generosity shown in supporting the pantry with food and monetary donations before the holidays! Our Mayor, Richard Brantner Sr. announced earlier that our shelves were empty, and we are very grateful for individuals, churches, businesses and food drives to respond so generously. Many Thanks! Linda K. Smith Martinsburg...

  • 125 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 22, 1898 Bedford may or may not have an epidemic of smallpox, but it is certain that Martinsburg has an epidemic of grip. There are few families in town and vicinity who have not one or more afflicted members. All manifest shortcomings in this issue of the Herald are due to the fact that the printers and editor have been afflicted with the grip, which has greatly hindered our work. The young folks of Waterside are at present very busy getting ready for Christmas. The principal exercise in this neighborhood will be held at the...

  • 50 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 20, 1973 Atty. E.W. Van Horn, of Bedford, solicitor for the school district, administered the oath of office to Dr. Bulger, Charles Hershberger, and Luther Steele, who were beginning new terms as directors, and Arlan Beckman of Woodbury, newly elected member. A meeting followed where the directors discussed the effect of Daylight Savings Time on the school schedule. Snow-covered highways contributed to accidents in the cove region during the week, which included one at the bridge at East Sharpsburg in which a Six Mile Run woman...

  • 100 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 21, 1923 Seventeen members of Irmin College Alumni had a banquet at the Green Parrot Tea Room, Altoona, on Saturday evening, Dec. 8. Mrs. Emory Fox and Miss Ruth Brumbaugh, of Roaring Spring were among the number. Miss Jennie Walter has returned from Snake Spring Valley, where she was acting in the capacity of nurse for the past four weeks for Mrs Elias Baker. Mrs. Baker is convalescing nicely. Elmer Heeter of Yellow Creek died at Harrisburg on Saturday. He was the son of Thomas and Sadie Heeter of Hopewell Township. At the time...

  • 25 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 17, 1998 The former Giant Eagle building in Roaring Spring was being renovated to accommodate two new retail stores that were expected to be open in May. Robert Rohrabaugh, one of the several family members who owned the property, appeared at the Roaring Spring Borough Council meeting to give an update on the plans for the property. A McDonald’s restaurant was scheduled to open the new week in the parking lots of the former supermarket. Rohrabaugh said work began on renovating the existing building. A 15-foot wide section of...

  • 75 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 23, 1948 Topped by a towering 90-foot evergreen at New Enterprise, every community in Morrisons Cove is decorated for the 1948 Christmas season. The giant tree which has glowed in the southern Cove for a number of years, is located in the yard of Cyrus Furry. In Woodbury the community tree at the Church of God was again decorated. In Williamsburg colored lights with pine covering the wires were strung at High and Second Streets, and in Roaring Spring the community Christmas tree was located at the Lambert Apartments. Glenn...

  • 10 Years Ago

    Dec 14, 2023

    Herald of Dec. 19, 2013 A two-story home was destroyed by fire on the night of Wednesday, Dec 11. Many firefighters from numerous companies responded to the incident that broke out at about 9:30 p.m. on Cemetery Lane. Phyllis Dodson and two granddaughters, Emily and Erica Knisely, resided at the home. All three and their two dogs escaped. Roaring Spring Borough Council approved revised animal control and zoning ordinances, which all but banned farm animals in the borough. The revision included a clearer definition of “agricultural uses”,...

  • Christmas Spell

    Dec 14, 2023

    It has been said that one cannot spell Christmas without Christ. That is certainly true; but in our culture, we know that Christ has been getting squeezed out of his own holiday. Christmas as a Christian festival began around the 9th century. Of course, there is no way of knowing how people viewed it in those early days of the celebration, but we can assume that a higher majority of people acknowledged Jesus then. So much has been written from a Christian perspective about Christmas, citing the biblical accounts. Like a pastor preaching a...

  • Thought for the Week

    Dec 14, 2023

    I want to look at the emotions of Joseph next. His might be more and more varied than those of Zechariah and Elizabeth. Remember Joseph was betrothed (like engaged) to a young virgin named Mary. Before marriage it became known she was pregnant and he knew he was not the father. If you are a man you can imagine some of the emotions that raged through Joseph. He would have been hurt, angry, feeling betrayed, embarrassed, and likely other feelings too. What was he going to do? In that culture,...

  • Public Notices

    Dec 14, 2023

    NORTHERN BEDFORD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ANNUAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS FOR 2024 The Northern Bedford County School District will hold its meetings on the second Tuesdays of each month with the following exceptions in June* (for budget adoption), July** (no meeting) and December*** (for re-organization). The time will start at 6 pm for the pre-session Committee of the Whole followed immediately by the voting session and will be held in Room 136 of the High School Building in Loysburg PA. Any changes or deviations to this schedule...

  • Lady Bulldog Basketball Staying Healthy

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's Name: Dale Troutman Record: 0-0 Conference: ICC Returning Starters: Bella Francona, Bailey Tipton and Erika Feathers Concerns: Only having 7 girls overall. Outlook: Keep practicing and stay healthy. Assistant coaches: Amy Claar-Gill and Tyler Brown Name, Grade, Height: Bella Francona, 11, 5'3 Zakera Bush, 11, 5'5 Erika Feathers, 11, 5'2 Eleah Diehl, 10, 5'6 Bailey Tipton, 10, 5'6 Zailee Bush, 9, 5'4 Alexa Francona, 9, 5'5...

  • C-K Basketball Carrying Successful Summer Into Season

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Mike Harris Number of years as head coach: 9th League: ICC Last year's record: 7-16 (6-10 league) Returning starters: Elias Ritchey, Brayden Haney and Aiden Simpson Returning letterwinners: Elias Ritchey, Brayden Haney, Landon Douglas, Aiden Simpson, Braden Bass, Christian Treon and Eric Potter Newcomers: Cole Walter, Paul Strayer, Paydden Knisely and Jacob Conrad Strengths: This team is very coachable, and they work very hard. I think our guard play is very strong, and could...

  • Boys Wrestling Benefiting from Experience

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Brian Dutchcot Number of years as head coach: 13 at NBC and overall Coach's career record (at this school and overall): 110-95 overall League: ICC Last year's record: 15-4 Returning starters: Aiden Replogle, Wyatt Clouse, Paeden Logue, Bryson Free, Haidyn Dively, Aidan Pittman, Tyler Paris, Collin Pepple, Eion Snider, Rece Dibert, Brock Beach Newcomers: Kamrin Amick, Kace Clapper, Aiden Korzec, Cooper Leighty, Nolin Snider Strengths: The number one strength of our team this year...

  • NB Girls: 'Basketball IQ' Looking Good

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Jon Ewart Number of years as head coach: 6th Year League: ICC East Last year's record: 17-9 Returning starters/letterwinners: Mariah Hall, Lacy McIlnay, Leah Swanseen Returning letterwinners: Lauren Heck, Alyssa Yeatts Newcomers: Lydia Barton, Amberly Detterline, Keyona Hall, Mylee Mitchell, Mayleigh Ritchey Strengths: We have a solid group of returning talent. We have a lot of girls that will be competing for varsity minutes throughout the season creating stronger players and a be...

  • NB Girls Wrestling Starts First Year

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Zachary Clark Years as head coach: One (First Year) League: ICC Last Year's Record: 0-0 (New Program) Newcomers: Harlee Eltman Strengths: Many of the girls have competed in wrestling for multiple years with great success. Concerns: Newly approved PIAA sanctioned sport & Lack of dual meet opportunities Overall outlook: I am excited for the season; I believe that each of these young ladies have the ability to have very successful seasons. Team goals: Make improvements throughout...

  • Basketball Relying on Leadership

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach’s name: A.J. Weyant Number of years as head coach: Entering 6th Season League: ICC East - District 5AA Last year’s record: 10-13 Returning starters/letterwinners: Ben Gable, Aiden Wadel, and Wesley Horsh (Letterwinners) Strengths: Heading into the 2023-24 season we are optimistic we can continue to grow as a program. We have a group that is passionate and willing to go to work every night. We feel our overall size, quickness, and desire give us an opportunity to compete in every ball game. Concerns: Replacing four starters and...

  • Blue Pirates Head into Winter Season With New Coach

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Jeff Detwiler Number of years as head coach: 1st Year League: Inter-County Conference (ICC) Last year's record: 13-10 Returning starters: Rowan Gorsuch, Jesse Brumbaugh, and Logan Brantner Other returning letterwinners: Sam Parks and Preston Isenberg Newcomers: Ty Uplinger, Dayne Mock, Ryland Corl, Ethan Reffner Strengths: We have three returning starters who have significant game experience. Concerns: With a new coaching staff, our team will need to adjust quickly to the new...

  • Lady Pirates Expanding, Learning to Function 'As One' on the Court

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach’s name: Amy Hileman Number of years as head coach: 5 years League: Inter-County Conference (North division) Last year’s record: Overall: 28-2 League: 14-0, ICC Champs, District 6 Champs, PIAA Elite 8 Returning starters: Ayla Hileman, LeeAnna Royer Other returning letterwinners: Laney Prough Newcomers: Raina Alexander, Katelyn Bilger, Anna Colbert, Grace Colbert, Levada Gorsuch Strengths: We have players that understand the game and the importance of teamwork. We are really focusing on our transition game and expanding our defensive pr...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Team

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Herald did not receive a questionnaire response for the Lady Dragon Basketball Team. If the Herald receives a response after publication, the girls basketball team will be featured on the Sports page. The left photo shows returning letterwinners. The above and right photos were taken last season by Herald photographer Gary M. Baranec. Something missing from our Winter Sports Preview? Contact Editor Anna Baughman Miller at (814) 793-2144 or email [email protected] to...

  • Central Wrestling Looking at Better Numbers for the 2023-4 Season

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: David Marko Number of years as head coach: 10th season at Central, 28th season overall League: 1-8 Last year's record: 1-18 Returning starters/letterwinners: Waldims Benitez, Avery Campbell, Kasey Heidler, Kaden Horn, Thaide Mickel, John Pulcine, Isaac Smith, Mason Wagner, Camdyn Wenerick, Bailey Wilt Newcomers: Connor Boyles, Felix Diaz (172), Eli Conrad (138), Cort Conley (152), John Green (285), Cody Clapper (152), Brooks Matthews (107), Blair Miller (172), Joel Morris (126),...

  • Dragon Basketball Working on Identity

    Dec 14, 2023

    Coach's name: Paul Frederick Number of years as head coach: 5th Year League: LHAC Last year's record: 22-3 Returning starters/letterwinners: Brady Albright, Mark Bettwy, Troy Butler, Nick Garver, Robert Long-Yarrison, Hunter Smith, Mason Byler, Kyle Klotz, Eli Muthler Newcomers: All Sophomores Strengths: Our players put a lot of time into basketball this summer. Rebounding needs to be a strength for us throughout the season. Concerns: Lack of varsity experience and ball handling will be our...

  • Civic Club Donates To Fire Truck Fund

    Dec 14, 2023

    On Dec. 7, the Williamsburg Women's Civic Club presented the Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department Station 90 a check for $2,000. The money will be placed in the truck fund to help Station 90 purchase a new fire truck. To date, Station 90 has $150,000 in the fund, but the cost of a truck is around $500,000. Chief Travis Prough said, "For a small community we are doing very well, but getting new apparatus presents a challenge." The fire company hopes to replace a 1995 truck. Anyone who would...

  • WISE Women Elect Board of Directors

    Dec 14, 2023

    The WISE Women of Blair County recently held elections for their Board of Directors for 2024-25 terms. The following women were selected: Mandy Michelone, president Angie Yasulitis, president-elect Florence Shuss, secretary Traci Naugle, treasurer WISE Women also recently appointed Tammie Fleck as the new tribute coordinator/administrative assistant for the board. WISE stands for Women Involved in Scholarship and Empowerment. The mission of the organization is to empower women and to eliminate racism through collaboration, service, and...

  • Gregory Receives Award for Leadership in Legislation

    Dec 14, 2023

    Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) was recognized as a 2023 Mental Health and Substance Use Legislative Champion by the national office of Mental Health America. Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all people. The award was given for Gregory’s commitment to increasing awareness of substance use, and access to mental health and substance use service and support for Pennsylvanians. “Receiving this award means a great deal...

  • RS Class of 1959 Celebrates Reunion

    Dec 14, 2023

    The class of 1959 from Roaring Spring High School held its 64th reunion with nine being able to attend. Some had to miss because of health or travel problems. There were lots of memories of good times. Those attending were (from left) Don Conrad, Marie (Albright) Burket, Linda (Butler) Piper, Sandy (Murphy) Wisor, Gerald Smith, Floyd McGraw, Gary Stiffler, Judy (Diehl) Becker, and Carrol (Shriver) Miller. They will try again for the 65th!...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    Some, well most of us dream of one day meeting our favorite celebrity or our celebrity crush. Very few of us ever do. I’m taking a break this week on the Christmas questions to ask residents – Who was the most famous celebrity you’ve ever met? Here is what a few had to say: Jill Norris: WWE Superstar Ric Flair Diana Barroner: Oral Roberts and Larry Gaitlin James Flaig: Donald Trump Martain Ferguson: Jean Stapleton Dotty Herd: President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore – the VP office called my classroom and asked if I would bring...

  • Council Member Says 'Goodbye'

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    “He was always willing to listen to the concerns of the employees, citizens and always was looking to save money for the Borough,” Borough Manager Joe Lansberry said of borough council member Don Zimmerman during the meeting last Monday evening, Dec. 4. Zimmerman did not seek reelection after serving the borough for more than 22 years. “With him as president, we now have a very good police department and the very best working crew that can do just about anything we need done in the Borough,” council member Jim Foreso said. Council...

  • Six Elected to Williamsburg School Board

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    The Williamsburg Community School District Board swore in six board members during its December meeting/reorganizational meeting last Tuesday, Dec. 5. Those sworn in include Dr. Barry England, Austin McMonagle, Jimmy Grager, Joseph Detwiler, Adam Hileman and Dr. Carlee Ranalli. Following the administration of the oath of office, board members ballot voted for president of school board. With a vote 6-3, England was once again reelected to that position. "We are just fortunate to have the school...

  • New Sacred Musical to Be Presented Dec. 17

    Dec 14, 2023

    Using Scripture passages from the Book of Luke dealing with the birth of Christ, Lorie LaSala has created a sacred Christmas musical that will be presented for the first time at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17, in the sanctuary at St. John’s Reformed Church in Loysburg. A volunteer choir of 15 voices, plus three instrumentalists will present the 60-minute-plus program. The public is invited. Many choir members have solo roles. These include Dennis Holderbaum, singing Zachariah; Brad Gable singing the angel Gabriel; Beverly Smith, singing Elizabeth;...

  • 'Scrooge in Bethlehem' to be Put on by RS Spring Faith Assembly of God Youth

    Dec 14, 2023

    A children/youth Christmas program will be held this Sunday evening, Dec. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Roaring Spring Faith Assembly of God. The program will consist of preschoolers; a children's Christmas play entitled "A Christmas Carol, Scrooge in Bethlehem," based on the Charles Dickens novel; and the youth presentation of "CSI Bethlehem." The public is invited to attend for an enjoyable evening....

  • DAR Hears from America 250! Representative

    Dec 14, 2023

    The Adam Holliday Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Dec. 9, 2023, in the Community room of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library where the chapter celebrated its annual Christmas Party with a luncheon and gift exchange. America 250! representative Nina Ritchey reported that the countdown clock has begun for the celebration on July 4, 2026. America250PA Blair County is a non-profit organization in need of volunteers, donations, sponsors, and ideas. American Indian Chair Jayne Garver reported that Pocahontas...

  • The Farmer's Almanac Lore Tells Us What to Expect in 2024

    KATHY MELLOTT|Dec 14, 2023

    Ahhh, Christmas, little more than a week away. If there is time, put down the scissors and gift paper, ignore the mountain of socks and underwear yet to be wrapped, and let the mind race to 2024. Think for a minute about the weather lore compiled by the Farmer’s Almanac, that life Bible since 1818. No one is vouching for the accuracy of these predictions, but one can only hope they are more accurate than the weather predictions made by the staff for 2023. We’ll know more this time next year because, determined to make better use of my time...

  • Northern Bedford School Board Welcomes New Members

    THOMAS SCHMITT, Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    The Northern Bedford County School District Board of Directors had six members take the oath of office as part of the new board of directors at the December reorganizational meeting. Kelly Steele and Jack Briggs are new members to the board, while Steve Cottle, John Eshelman, Andrea Poteat, and Ralph Scott were reelected to serve in their positions. Scott will be serving a two-year term. Randy Wiand was elected as board president, Steve Cottle as vice president, and Poteat as board secretary. Briggs was appointed to serve as legislative...

  • Operation Christmas Child Volunteers Send Christmas Joy to Children Overseas

    Dec 14, 2023

    Area volunteers are celebrating the collection of gift-filled shoeboxes that will send a message of joy to children around the world: God loves you, and you’re not forgotten. This year, tens of thousands of volunteers contributed to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, by packing shoeboxes filled with fun toys, school supplies, and personal care items. The global Christmas project will deliver these gift-filled shoeboxes to children​ in more than 100 countries, including many who are suffering from war, poverty,...

  • Claar Commended for 18 Consecutive Years on The Greenfield Board

    MICHAEL SELL, For the Herald|Dec 14, 2023

    The Greenfield Township board of supervisors approved its 2024 budget on Dec. 5 with no tax increase. The township moved to donate $10,000 to the Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company and $5,000 to the Blue Knob Volunteer Fire Company and QRS. The donations are budgeted annually. The CVFC received 18 calls for service during November. Chief Scott Eicher said it was a “very busy” month with two building fires. The township police department received 109 calls for service during the month. Residents asked about the status of the police department...

  • Medical Experts Say Respiratory Illnesses Just Starting

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Dec 14, 2023

    Local health experts gave a snapshot of what they are seeing in doctors offices and hospitals in regards to flu, COVID-19, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases. As the seasons change and the ongoing challenges of respiratory illnesses persist, medical experts agree that they are seeing a lot of the usual this time of year. Dr. Matthew Bouchard, affiliated with UPMC Altoona and Bedford, reported that flu cases are currently mild, with very few positive cases. “We tend to see an increase in flu cases over the holidays,” he said. Dr....

  • Woodbury Establishes 2024 Meeting Dates

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    Woodbury Borough held its December meeting on Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. A Bedford Co. Association of Municipalities (BCAM) meeting will be held on Jan. 24. Tim Wentz will attend. The 2024 budget was passed and adopted. Resolution 2023-05, which covers a fee for issuance of certificate of real estate sales & return checks, was discussed. An increase from $5 to $10 was approved. Meeting dates for 2024 were stated. All will be held the first Monday of the month, except the Tuesday, Jan. 2, and Tuesday, Sept. 3, meetings. The meeting went into a...

  • Martinsburg Sportsman Officers Named for 2024

    Dec 14, 2023

    Martinsburg Sportsman officers for 2024 have been announced. Shown above (front row, from left) Robert Greenleaf Jr., financial secretary; Ed Thompson, secretary; Darrell Smith, treasurer; George Detwiler, president; Dan Hoover, director; (Back row, from left) Craig Wagner, vice president; Brian Wagner, director; Denny Feather, chairperson of the board; Toby Corle, director; Trenton Long, assistant secretary; and Kevin Albright, director. Larry Corle, assistant treasurer and Robert Chamberlin,...

  • Wreaths Across America This Weekend

    Dec 14, 2023

    Over 4,200 locations will be celebrating National Wreaths Across America Day this Saturday, Dec. 16. Samantha Snowberger, location coordinator, and Marsie Albright, co-coordinator, have put together Blair County’s first ever Wreaths Across America Ceremony to take place at Mount Pleasant Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at noon when attendees and participants will remember the fallen, honor those who serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom. The event is free and open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come and...

  • Dragon Basketball Thrives in Opening Week With Two Victories

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    In their opening week, the Central Dragon Boys Basketball team faced the Clearfield Bison and the Penn Cambria Panthers, finding victory against both with scores of 50-34 and 59-57. Early in the week, the Dragons traveled to face the Bison in their first match of the year. A normal start left the Dragons ahead by two points at the end of the first quarter; a fantastic second quarter followed with the Dragons scoring 22 to attain a 31-17 halftime lead. The Dragons kept their lead through the...

  • Lady Dragon Basketball Overcomes Bison, Not Panthers

    BRADY ALBRIGHT, Student Correspondent|Dec 14, 2023

    In a two-game week against the Clearfield Lady Bison and the Penn Cambria Lady Panthers, the Lady Dragons found a 57-43 victory over the Bison while suffering a 49-34 loss against the Panthers. In the opening half, the Dragons led by a mere three points over the Bison, scoring 11 in the first quarter and 14 in the second for a 25-22 halftime score. They kept this lead heading into the fourth, where a huge quarter left them with the 14-point advantage and the victory. Morgan Knepp scored a...

  • The Guns of Autumn

    RICHARD TATE|Dec 14, 2023

    Older hunters remember the notorious CBS hit job on hunting, “The Guns of Autumn,” that was broadcast in 1975. The program’s obvious goal of silencing the guns of autumn has begun, at least in Pennsylvania. You can often hunt all day without hearing a shot. The broadcast had little to do with it. Land practices, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) policies, and young people’s indifference to the outdoors in favor of social media have dramatically quieted the guns of autumn, except for a burst of activity on the rifle deer season opening...

  • Back-Bending Bulldog Starts Up Wrestling Season

    Dec 14, 2023

    Claysburg-Kimmel's Ethan Claycomb wrestles Curwensville's Trenton Clyde at 160 lbs on Thursday, Dec. 7. C-K will participate in the Panther Holiday Classic this weekend, as will other Cove wrestling squads....

  • Social Media Expresses Concern for Pizza Star

    Dec 14, 2023

    During the last few weeks, residents in the area might have noticed a closed sign on the door of Pizza Star located on Allegheny street in Martinsburg. Comments on social media have said that the owner Gaspare Balsamo is ill and recuperating. Many people took the time to express how much they enjoy the food at the restaurant and wished him a speedy recovery. The Herald reached out to Martinsburg Borough representatives, who said all they know is what they have seen posted on Facebook. Representatives of the restaurant declined to...

  • Women's Health Services of Roaring Spring to Provide Care in Wake of Nason Closure

    CATI KEITH, Staff Writer|Dec 14, 2023

    Women's Health Services of Roaring Spring officially opened on Dec. 7, which is filling a void for a much needed resource in the Cove community. "We discovered that there was a significant need for the female population for timely visits to a gynecologist," Dr. Stephen Bisacco of the practice said. He understood that the public was upset that the gynecology department at Nason Medical Center closed. After that, some people had to travel 45 minutes or more to get a routine examination, Bisacco...

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