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Highland Meadows Farm To Host Chamber 'Down On The Farm' Event

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee is gearing-up for its annual “Down on the Farm” event to be held Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The host will be Highland Meadows farm located at 548 Rebecca Furnace Road, Martinsburg....

 

Curry Supply Company Hires Sara Herron As Marketing Coordinator

Curry Supply has appointed Sara Herron as the company’s marketing coordinator. In this role, Herron will assist the marketing director through the company’s marketing efforts and strategies to promote our products and services. Specifically, she...

 

ACM Recognizes 60 Summer Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 60 graduates earning 66 associate degrees and certificates at the conclusion of the summer 2022 session. Graduates and their degrees or certificates are listed below according to residence. The awards refer to...

 

PennDOT Resumes Reviews for Bridge Replacement Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that it has resumed planning work and federal environmental reviews for six bridge replacement projects proposed as part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (MBP3). The six...

 

PennDOT Phases in Newly Designed Driver Licenses, Identification Cards

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its...

 

New Funding Awarded to Train Masonry Trades Apprentices in 29 Counties for In-Demand Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced $297,000 in new funding through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program to help the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9 continue its Western Pennsylvania Bricklayers Masonry Training...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022 

RS Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Faces More Than Two Decades Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man who was arrested last August with $250,000 worth of illegal drugs will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Blair County Court. Jayme W. Walter, 43, along with his companion, Erica Lynn Eckert,...

 

Horseshoe Cloggers Host Try-it-Night

The Horseshoe Cloggers, of Newry is hosting a try-it-night on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Practice will be held at the Newry Lions Club. This is a high-energy, hand clapping, toe-tapping dance group,...

 

'United We Can' Announces 5th Season of Speakers

Inspirational, encouraging, motivational and passion driven are words to describe the fall season of Speakers for the fifth Anniversary Season of “United We Can” Luncheons and Events Series. Five years ago, the luncheon series kicked off its...

 

New Dryers in Roaring Spring

The owners of the Roaring Spring Laundromat are pleased to announce that four new large dryers have been installed. The dryers are ready for customers to use. Laundromat Manager Allan Bassler said...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 22, 2022 

SCPR Fall Festival Dedicates Plaque in Honor of Clappers

Southern Cove Power Reunion held its Fall Festival and Tractor Show on Sept. 17, 18 and 19. Thousands attended this event, and many brought tractors – most John Deere – and many others for...

 

Authority Discusses Moving Meeting

During its September meeting, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority discussed the prospect of moving its meeting to the morning. This change would happen because only one person on the authority isn’t retired, and the morning would be easier for...

 

Catharine Does Not Qualify For USDA Grants

To qualify for a USDA grant, the median income of an area has to equal around $50,000. Catharine Township supervisors announced during last Thursday’s meeting that the township is not eligible for a grant because the median income was too high to q...

 

Homecoming Court Crowned at Williamsburg Field

Williamsburg hosted its first "home" game in over two years last Friday evening with a win over Claysburg. Prior to the game, homecoming festivities were held, including a parade and the crowning....

 

DCED Announces Election Integrity Grant Funding Awards

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced funding awards to Pennsylvania counties through the Election Integrity Grant Program (EIGP). Under Act 88 of 2022, DCED was tasked with establishing the program to provide grants...

 

Head-On Crash Leads to Entrapment

A two-vehicle accident on Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, sent one man to the hospital with unknown injuries. Details of the accident are limited but police believe the...

 

Central Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Central High School Principal Stephanie Thompson announced that Darcy Heltzel (left) and Rebekah Disney (right) have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022 

Roaring Spring Council Waiting on Game Commission Decision

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meetings on Monday, Sept. 12, and gave an update on Plum Creek Mountain. Councilman James Musselman said the borough is waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on whether...

 

A Quick Read

Kit Krehl, 2, of Gibsonia, PA, couldn't even wait to get in the house before reading his Herald after it was delivered. Kit is the son of Abby and Noah Krehl, both of whom are from Martinsburg. Kit's...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    September 22, 2022 

SCSB Hears from Transportation on Bus Driver Shortage

Having adequate transportation to get all students to school effectively has been an issue of concern for the Spring Cove School District since the start of the 2022-23 school year. During the recognition of visitors portion of the board of...

 

Williamsburg Man Facing Multiple Theft Charges

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Cellphone records, tire tracks, security cameras, drones, and a prison interview have led to the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple theft charges that police said...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022 

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Awards Contracts For Athletic Project

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board met on Wednesday Sept. 7, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and continued to award contracts for the athletic project. During its Sept. 7 meeting, the board awarded the electrical contract to Mashan Inc. in the amount...

 

Women Gaining Responsibility And Visibility In Agriculture

The USDA's Census of Agriculture provides a detailed look at the state and health of agriculture in the United States every five years. It also gives some insight into trends that are shaping and...

 

Hollidaysburg Ambulance Upgrading Skills of EMTs

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) is making some changes to better serve the Cove community, including offering training to upgrade the level of pre-hospital service that...

 

Bedford Co. Chamber to Honor Local Businesses, Individuals at Celebration

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the business and individuals to be honored during the 2022 Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Bedford County Airport. Sixteen awards will be presented to outstanding...

 

Emergency Preparedness Encouraged This Month with New Tools

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department are encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies and ensure that their homes,...

 

Clarification

Southern Cove Power Reunion’s Fall Show begins on Sept. 16 through the 18. The kitchen will open each day at 8 a.m. Friday’s tractor pull weigh in time is 4 p.m. with the pull beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday’s weigh in time is 3 p.m. with the...

 

WISE Women Announce Funding Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County has announced its “Empowering Women & Eliminating Racism” grant application. WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established this funding opportunity to support...

 

Hollidaysburg Farm Show Returns Sept. 20

The 85th Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show will be held Sept. 19 to 22. The show will be held at the Hollidaysburg Senior High Sports Building on Montgomery Street. Adult and children’s entries will be accepted Sept. 19, 7 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 20...

 

Eighty Area Employers Attending Job Fair Held At Jaffa Shrine

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, 16601. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the first 30 minutes reserved for veterans. “80 area employers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

South Woodbury Township Sign Debate Ongoing

Supervisors met on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The treasurer's report ending Aug. 31, 2022, was approved as read. The PennDOT liquid fuels audit was completed. A report upcoming. Roadmaster Rick Musselman repor...

 

Lions Bring Leader Dog Fundraiser to Williamsburg

Mary Camberg of the Lakemont Lions Club visited with the Williamsburg Lions Club during Monday evening's meeting to talk about the Leader Dog Program. Camberg has been with the Leader Dog Program...

 

Homecoming Festivities Planned for Friday

“We just want people to pack the stands and support all of us,” Williamsburg co-op football coach Matthew Neri said. For the first time in two years, Williamsburg will be hosting a Friday night football game between Juniata Valley and Claysburg....

 

Planning Comm. Gives Update on Comprehensive Plan

Sherry Socie of the Blair County Planning Commission attended last Tuesday evening's Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to give an update on the Comprehensive Plan of Williamsburg. Despite the DCNR grant being awarded to the borough two years ago,...

 

Municipal

Car-Pedestrian Accident A Roaring Spring resident was injured when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Spang and South Main Streets in Roaring Spring. Samuel C. Thomas, 66, was transported to Conemaugh Nason Hospital with a suspected minor...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

Shane Suter Resigns from Woodbury Borough Council

Sept. 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., Woodbury Borough Council met for its monthly meeting. The meeting called to order after the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Shawn Claycomb. Next month will be the monthly budget approval. Shane Suter turned in his...

 

Bee Informed About Latest Beekeeping Opportunities

Bee programming applications open The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market, is dedicated to helping kids eat better and works to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and...

 

Martinsburg Borough Council Meets

Martinsburg Borough Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Trick or Treat Trick or Treat was set for the last Thursday of October, Oct. 27, from 6-8. First Alley At the August meeting, the council heard from Gloria Hartman of East Allegheny Street, who...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

25th Annual Benefit Auction Hears from Dr. Holmes Morton of Clinic for Special Children

The annual auction to support the Clinic for Special Children and the Central PA Clinic was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Morrisons Cove Produce Auction. This was the 25th anniversary of this auction. New this year was a rib dinner on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 15, 2022

Martinsburg Man Facing Multiple Sexual Assault of a Minor Charges

A Martinsburg man is facing multiple felony charges after police said he sexually assaulted a female minor beginning when she was about 13 years old and lasting until she was 16. William R. Corley, 40, is facing a total of 20 felony and eight...

 

State Police Announce Labor Day Weekend Crash and Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 648 vehicle crashes resulting in six fatalities and 180 injuries during the four-day Labor Day travel period, which ran from Sept. 2-5. Alcohol was a factor...

 

RS VFW Donates to Cove Cause for Cancer

The Roaring Spring VFW Post 7689 Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,100 to Cove Cause for Cancer. Presenting the check are (from left) Rich Giarth and Sue Smith of the VFW; Mike Rodgers and...

 

Constitution Week Celebration At Bedford Historical Society

The Bedford County Historical Society has partnered with the Bedford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to bring a display in celebration of the 235th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. The display will begin on...

 

UPMC Officials Deny Rumors of Buyout by Geisinger Health System

UPMC officials told the Herald that they were not aware of any plans to merge with or have local UPMC facilities purchased by Geisinger Health System. Rumors have circulated in the Cove that UPMC plans to sell the UPMC Altoona hospital to Geisinger....

 

Spring Cove School District Notes Gov. Wolf's Free Breakfast Program

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced at the Spring Cove School District September Board of Directors Committee of the Whole meeting that the district, due to the Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grant awarded it, would be able to...

 

Freedom Township Supervisors Reorganize

Hamor Bids Fond Farewell Long-time Freedom Township Supervisor Maureen Hamor stepped down earlier this month, capping 14 years on the board that saw water line expansion and a major employer come to...

 

EPA to Review Pa's Latest Cleanup Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania officials hope the third time proves to be the charm when it comes to Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans. Two earlier plans, one submitted in 2019 and another late last year, were widely panned for failing to achieve the state’s pollution...

 

Survey Details Educational, Career, Residential Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

The educational aspirations of today’s rural Pennsylvania youth have decreased over the past decade, according to the research, Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth. The research,...

 

Martinsburg Library Starting Game Day Each Month

According to Guinness World Records, the most popular board game in America and the world is Monopoly. Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Scrabble and Checkers are in the list of the top ten most popular board games in the U.S. The best selling board...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 8, 2022

SCPR Prepares For Fall Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. Election of officers took place, and with the following outcome: • President Fred Mellott • First Vice President John Hileman and Second Vice President Brett Fisher • Bo...

 

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