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MCMP Offering 'A Special Mid-Month Bonus'

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will be having a mid-January Family Fun Night this Friday, Jan. 21 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This special, mid-month bonus Family Fun Night includes discounted bowling and skating. Family Fun Nights are usually held the first...

 

New Support for Long-Term Care Facilities

The Wolf Administration announced a new initiative to help long-term care facilities respond to COVID-19 and improve resiliency. The Long-Term Care Resiliency, Infrastructure Supports, and Empowerment program (LTC RISE) gives long-term care...

 

Cracking Down on Human Trafficking

Over the last five years, 876 human-trafficking offenses were charged statewide. Human Trafficking is a type of human rights abuse where people profit from the exploitation of others – mainly using...

 

L&I Detects Escalation in Unemployment Compensation Fraud, Examination Continues

The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has detected an escalation in fraudsters’ attempts to steal unemployment compensation benefits through increasingly aggressive and sophisticated schemes. An examination is under way to determine the source...

 

Pennsylvania Farm Link: Landowners and Aspiring Farmers Wanted

Are you a farm/land owner looking to sell or lease your land for agricultural production? Are you an aspiring farmer or farming but need to expand your operation? If you answered yes to one of these questions, PA Farm Link has a special you may want...

 

Insurance Commissioner Reminds Pa. of Increased Consumer Protections from Unexpected Medical Bills

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reminded Pennsylvanians that the federal No Surprises Act legislation is now in effect and patients are protected from receiving surprise medical bills. A surprise bill is an unexpected medical bill...

 

Tax Form Arriving Soon for Pennsylvanians Who Claimed Unemployment Benefits in 2021

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jennifer Berrier today reminded Pennsylvanians who claimed unemployment benefits in 2021 to monitor their mailboxes and unemployment system notifications for the 1099 form they will need to properly...

 

AAA East Central Reveals 2021's Top Insurance Claims

2021 was a costly year for many motorists due to collisions, weather, and animal related auto insurance claims. While all automobile insurance claims may not be avoidable, most can be by driving defensively, avoiding impaired or distracted driving....

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Hollidaysburg Ambulance Club Sends Out Membership Renewals If you did not get your Hollidaysburg Ambulance Club membership renewal in the mail, there are forms at the borough office. Call the Borough Office for one or just stop by. Community Mourns...

 

How Pennsylvania Will Meet Its 2025 Pollution Reduction Goals in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today how the state will fully meet its nutrient and sediment pollution reduction goals in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed by 2025. Updates to the Phase 3 Watershed Implementation...

 
 By VICTOR SKINNER    News    January 20, 2022 

Pennsylvania to Receive $1.6B for Bridge Repairs

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf gathered with state and local officials in front of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Bridge in Philadelphia on Friday to announce federal funding for bridge repairs....

 

Contribution Limit for PA ABLE Accounts Increased to $16,000 Due to Inflation

Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced that the annual contribution limit for PA ABLE has increased to $16,000, the first increase since 2018. The change comes as a result of changes in the IRS regulations, responding to inflation. The previous limit was...

 

Report Turkey Flocks To Help With Research

The Game Commission is asking for the public’s help finding turkeys to trap for ongoing and new turkey projects. The agency is encouraging Pennsylvanians to report the location of any turkey flocks they see between now and March 15. Information is...

 

National Weather Service: Here are Some Winter Tips

The Herald has been reminding readers about safe driving in the winter the past few weeks. Here are some other winter weather reminders from the National Weather Service. More reminders and tips can...

 

Transition to 5G Cellular Service Will Cause Older 3G Phones to Stop Operating in 2022

The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) are urging residents with older cell phones to prepare for the phase out of 3G cellular networks and service in 2022. “The best plan of action is to contact...

 

PA Department of Education: Apply Now to Sponsor Summer Meals for At-Risk Students

The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) is encouraging organizations across the state to help provide nutritious meals to children in low-income areas during the summer months through PDE’s Summer Food Service Program. Sponsors must apply...

 

Nicole Yost Named Director of Human Resources at Nason

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center today announces that Nicole Yost, SPHR, SHRM-CP, MBA, MHRM has been named Director of Human Resources. Yost will oversee all facets of human resources including...

 

Ag Dept. Invites Grant Proposals for Horticultural Specialty Crops

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture is accepting proposals for projects to increase the visibility and competitiveness of the state’s horticultural specialty crops including fruit, vegetable, nursery, flower, and nut products. Proposals,...

 

Truck Jackknifes on I-99

Although area fire companies reported a quiet night during the storm, high winds and freezing road surfaces made for hazardous driving conditions Monday evening. A truck traveling south on Interstate...

 

Clarification on Senior Food Box Program

Editor’s Note: In the Jan. 6, 2022, edition of the Herald on Page A-7, we published a press release from the Pa. Department of Agriculture titled “PA Senior Food Box Program Improvements, Encourages Seniors to Take Advantage this Winter.” This...

 

Bedford County Approves 2022 Broadband Investments, Commissioner Announces

Bedford County continues its efforts to expand high-speed internet to unserved parts of the county by approving a series of broadband investments through 2022. The efforts are categorized according to three phases and represent a comprehensive...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 20, 2022 

After 20 Years of Service, Taylor Twp. Secretary/ Treasurer Heads Into Retirement

After 20 years of service at Taylor Township, Barb Greenleaf is heading into retirement. Greenleaf became the secretary/treasurer at Taylor Township on April 29, 2002. Before that, she had worked at North Woodbury Township in the same capacity from...

 

Williamsburg FFA Recognizes Keystone Winners

Williamsburg FFA had three Keystone Degree recipients. In addition, they also had four students receive first-year jackets at the Farm Show on Monday, Jan. 10, during the Mid-Winter Convention (shown...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 20, 2022 

Mid Penn Bank Presents Options for Williamsburg

There is hope for Williamsburg to keep its walk-in banking option after all. Earlier this month, the borough received a letter from Rory G. Ritrievi, President and CEO of Mid Penn Bankcorp., outlining the options the company is considering for its...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 20, 2022 

Cove-Area Road Crews Tackle First Big Storm of 2022

The first major winter storm hit the Cove region this week dumping approximately six inches of snow between Sunday evening, Jan. 16, and Monday morning, Jan. 17. Municipal road crews were ready in advance and hit the streets when the storm began,...

 

New Year Good Time for Veterans to Review, Update Benefits Earned by Serving Our Nation

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) says that the start of the New Year is a good time for veterans to meet with an accredited professional to ensure they are receiving or maximizing the benefits they have earned...

 

Rural Broadband Efforts Moving Forward

Alleghenies Broadband, Inc. (ABI) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to improving internet connectivity in Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties. In recent months, ABI has been collaborating with local...

 

Spotted Lanternfly Lore: Penn State Experts Clear Up Falsehoods About Pest

With endless information available 24/7 on the internet and social media, it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. That certainly is true in the case of the spotted lanternfly. This destructive pest has bewildered and frustrated many people sinc...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 13, 2022

Herald Meets With W-burg Lions Club

Publisher’s Assistant Lugene Shelly and I had the pleasure of attending the Williamsburg Lions Club General Membership meeting on Jan. 10 to discuss the Morrisons Cove Herald. The club was very positive about the Herald’s Williamsburg corresponde...

 

Legal Issues Resolved at Authority

A leak out on Ridge Road might have became a legal issue for the Williamsburg Municipal Authority, but Authority voted to accept payment. C&R Boring had installed pipe that was leaking, and the project cost $4265 to fix, with C&R knowing about leak....

 

Williamsburg Featured In Book About 'Bills' And 'Williams'

There are more than four million boys and men in the United States named Willliam or Bill, and a new book introduces a lot of them. There are also twenty-seven Williamsburgs in the world. All but one...

 

Borough Votes 'No' for Liquor License

"A lot of these trail town people are looking for a place to get a sandwich and a beer," Williamsburg Borough Council President Don Zimmerman said to Borough members and public during the Martin...

 

Local Students Make Deans' Lists for Fall 2021

BLOOMSBURG UNIVERSITY Everett – Alexandra Iseminger, Speech Pathology Audiology BOB JONES UNIVERSITY East Freedom – Elizabeth Fiess, Marine Science, Anthropology and Georgraphy COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY President’s List: Claysburg ...

 

PennDOT Issues Reminder: Keep Snow off Roadways

With the snow finally arriving across the region, PennDOT is reminding residents of guidelines for shoveling or plowing snow around state-owned roadways to help ensure safe travel through the season. Maintaining safe and passable roads is...

 

Winter Crashes Account for Nearly Half of All Crashes

According to research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place during the winter. Winter storms, bad weather, and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes a...

 

PennDOT's Plans for Winter Weather Travel

In the wake of last week's snow and ice storms, PennDOT reminds drivers what each tier of travel restriction means. Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) restrictions are issued in tiers based on the...

 

PA CareerLink in D-ville Reopens to the Public

In response to an increasing demand for job-seeker and employer assistance, PA CareerLink Blair County has reopened the Duncansville affiliate site located at 536 3rd Ave, Duncansville, PA 16635. The site will be open Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m....

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 13, 2022

Southern Cove Power Reunion Light Show Huge Success

Southern Cove Power Reunion board members met at 6 p.m. on Jan. 6, 2022. The treasurer report was read by Amy Mellott. The light show was a tremendous hit. Admissions, donations and horse/wagon rides totaled $4,044. Expenses for advertising,...

 

Cove Graduates Earn Degrees, Certificates At Allegany College Of Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 159 graduates from seven states and the District of Columbia at the conclusion of the recent fall 2021 session. They earned a total of 169 associate degrees and certificates through the college’s in-person...

 

Half-Ton Butter Sculpture Highlights 2022 Farm Show

Carved from a half-ton of butter, the 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show butter sculpture highlights this year’s theme of Harvesting More. The farm show runs Jan. 8-15, 2022. The sculpture, a longtime PA Farm Show staple that celebrates Pennsylvania’s...

 

New Low-Interest Loan Awarded to Support Business Expansion, Job Creation in Bedford County

Governor Tom Wolf today announced one new low-interest loan approval through the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) that will support the growth of Lampire Biological Labs Inc. in Bedford County. “The PIDA loan approved today is a...

 

CHS Geometry Classes Make Christmas Cards for Nursing Home Residents

Introduction to Articles and Statement of Claim The Spring Cove Education Association (SCEA) would like to bring you updates of some of the many positive events that are taking place within our...

 
 By EMILY LOOSE    News    January 13, 2022

Healthy Lifestyle Resolutions Can Lead to Healthier Sense of the Mind; Fulfill Fitness Goals in the Cove

Improving one’s physical fitness can lead to a healthier mind and understanding of self, as well. For some, the new year comes with new habits in the form of resolutions. A popular resolution is getting into shape or trying a new activity. Though...

 

WISE Women of Blair County Scholarships for Spring Now Open

WISE Women of Blair County is pleased to announce that they are seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, March...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    January 13, 2022

M-burg Man Accused Of Selling Cars Without a License

A Martinsburg man is facing 74 summary counts of selling vehicles without a dealer license, charges that carry a fine of $1,000 for each count. According to charges filed by North Woodbury Township police, Cloyd E. Tipton, 32, was essentially acting...

 

NB: Rotary Students of the Month Honored for November to January

NOVEMBER Emilee Koontz Parents: Brad and Jen Koontz School Honors and Accomplishments: High Honor Roll, National Honor Society, Presidential Academic Excellence Award; Early College Program School...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    January 13, 2022

Greenfield Twp. Mourns Loss of Supervisor

The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors observed a moment of silence in remembrance of Matthew Treon at their combined reorganizational and regular meetings on Jan. 3, 2022. Treon, who passed away the previous week, was the township’s...

 

Northern Bedford Middle School Names December Students of the Month

Shown are Northern Bedford Middle School's December Students of the Month (from left): Grade 6 – Hailee Troy, daughter of Michael & Chelsea Troy; Trace Baker, son of Mark & Mindy Baker;...

 

Conemaugh Health System Asks Patients,Visitors To Wear Medical Masks to Combat COVID-19

To help combat the surge of COVID-19 cases locally, Conemaugh Health System is requesting that patients and visitors (ages 2 and older) wear medical-grade masks instead of cloth masks at facilities across the health system. While cloth masks offer so...

 

Blair County COVID Testing Extended

Blair County still has COVID-19 testing dates available. Blair County will have a drive-through only COVID-19 testing clinic at the Blair County Convention Center, One Convention Center Drive, Altoona, PA. Clinics will be held during the following...

 

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