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 News    May 16, 2019 

Spring Cove to Hold 'Personnel' Public Hearing May 21

The Board of Public Education of the Spring Cove School District will hold a public hearing regarding an employee disciplinary matter at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Spring Cove Middle School auditorium, Roaring Spring. A non-professional...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Five Cove-Area Teams Qualify for Postseason

Five Morrisons Cove-area softball and baseball teams have qualified for the District 6 postseason, which is scheduled to get underway on Monday, May 20. Qualifying softball teams include...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 16, 2019 

S. Woodbury Twp. Adopts Public Comment Policy

South Woodbury Township supervisors adopted a public comment policy during their May 7 meeting. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that citizens are allowed time to present their views pertaining to issues concerning South Woodbury Township,...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

State Website Helps Voters with Election May 21

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s municipal primary election on May 21, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar has reminded Pennsylvanians that they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com. Secretary Boockvar said that the...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

C-K School Board Proposes Tax Increase of 3.4 Percent for 2019-20

The 2019-20 preliminary budget approved by the school directors at Claysburg-Kimmel on May 8 includes a real estate tax increase of 3.4 percent, the district’s Act 1 limit. The preliminary plan was approved by an 8-1 vote. Shelda Repko, board vice...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019 

Williamsburg Community Working to Revitalize the Town

When the Revolutionary War ended in 1783, the people of the newly minted United States of America were free to explore new boundaries and seek new opportunities without interference from the British c...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    May 16, 2019 

Spring Cove District Receives School Safety, Security Grant

The May 13 Spring Cove School Board Committee of the Whole meeting was highlighted by the school district receiving notice that they had been awarded the Part B Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency School Safety and Security Grant Award...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Blair County Coroner – Vote for One

1. Office candidate is running for – Blair County Coroner 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – Erin Kathleen Myers 4. Candidate’s current age – 35 5. Candidate’s town of residence – Hollidaysburg...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Greenfield Township Supervisor (6-year term) – Vote for One

1. Office candidate is running for – Greenfield Township Supervisor (6 year position) 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Democratic 3. Candidate's full name – Jordan C. Oldham 4. Candidate's...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Roaring Spring Borough – Vote for Not More than Three

1. Office candidate is running for – Roaring Spring Borough Council 2. Candidate’s party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate’s full name – James L. Musselman 4. Candidate’s current age – 39 5. Candidate’s town of residence ...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019 

Pennvest Offer Accepted By Municipal Authority

The Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest) offer of $4.384 million to cover three municipal projects was accepted during the May 7 Williamsburg Municipal Authority meeting. The motion to accept the 20-year loan was made by Daryl...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    May 16, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Amends Personnel Policy

An “unclear” policy in regards to vacation time was amended during the May 6 Williamsburg Borough Council meeting. The policy, which affected both police personnel and borough employees, needed to be amended because of the five-year time limit...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019 

Claysburg Man Jailed on Gun and Drug Charges at Elementary School

A Claysburg man is behind bars following his arrest in the parking lot of Claysburg-Kimmel Elementary School on April 3. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, Joshua A. Hileman,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 16, 2019 

Hollidaysburg Police Investigating Abuse of Turtle

Hollidaysburg Borough Police are investigating a case of animal abuse after a video showing what appeared to be two teenagers torturing and killing a turtle surfaced over the weekend. The incident, which happened near a pond at a golf course in...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    May 16, 2019 

Taylor Tables Closure of Papermill Road

The Taylor Township supervisors’ May 6 meeting opened with a resident who is concerned about the township’s plan to vacate Papermill Road. He asked who would maintain and plow the road. Papermill Road has three residents, two private homes and...

 
 By MARK FREDERICK    News    May 16, 2019 

Blair County Pays Tribute to 'The Greatest Generation'

The Second World War was perhaps the most notable historic event of the 20th century. It not only affected an entire generation of people, but forever changed our modern world. Though Blair County...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Friday, May 31

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 31. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Curve Tickets Giveaway for Saturday, June 1

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 1. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Martinsburg Hires Third Full-Time Police Officer

Martinsburg Borough Council made history on Monday, May 6, with the hiring of the police department’s first-ever third full-time officer, Logan K. Tornatore of Altoona was named the borough’s new full-time police officer. He joins Chief of...

 
 By Margaret Steinfurth    News    May 16, 2019 

New Library Director at M-burg

The Martinsburg Community Library has a new library director. Danette Feathers began her new duties on Monday, May 7. She lives in Everett and graduated from Northern Bedford High School and...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Library Receives Funds from Foundation

The Claysburg Area Public Library was awarded $3,000 from the Claysburg Education Foundation for the 2019-20 Learning @ the Library program. This program is a preschool program which prepares...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Area Faith-Based Ministries to Be At Fair May 18

The Central Pennsylvania Service Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Wright Place for Kids, located in the old Wright Elementary School at 1809 11th St., Altoona. The purpose of the service fair is to bring...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Imlers Plan Time of Fellowship on Friday at RS Barn

Pete and Carol Imler of Roaring Spring have invited the public to their barn room at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, for a time of Christian fellowship. Gospel singer Tom Smith of Everett will share God’s love through music, prayer and a message....

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

The Herald's Guide to the 2019 Primary Election

This is the Morrisons Cove Herald’s guide to the 2019 Primary Election. The Herald’s election information begins on Page A-6, then on Page B-3 through Page B-7. The guide includes information about the candidates for local offices. In addition...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Alcohol Sales at Airport Restaurant Up for Vote in Tuesday's Primary

Residents in North Woodbury Township will be asked in Tuesday’s primary election if they support the local airport authority purchasing a liquor license for the airport restaurant. The referendum questions on Tuesday’s ballot will read, “Do you...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Blair County Commissioners – Vote for Not More Than Two

Bruce R. Erb 1. Office candidate is running for – Blair County Commissioner 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate's full name – Bruce Robert Erb 4. Candidate's current age...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Pa. Judge of the Superior Court – Vote for Not More Than Two

1. Office candidate is running for – Pennsylvania state Superior Court 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate's full name – Rebecca Warren 4. Candidate's current age – 52...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Bedford County Commissioners – Vote for Not More Than Two

Deb Baughman 1. Office candidate is running for – Bedford County Commissioner 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Democrat 3. Candidate's full name – Deb Baughman 4. Candidate's current age ...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Bedford County Sheriff – Vote for One

Diane D. Nelson 1. Office candidate is running for – Bedford County Sheriff 2. Candidate's party affiliation – Republican 3. Candidate's full name – Diane D. Nelson 4. Candidate's current age...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Herald States Policies Regarding Candidate Signs and Endorsements

The Herald would like to remind readers, customers and advertisers that the Herald does not endorse candidates in elections. Any information published by the Herald about a candidate will be standard information provided by the candidate or publicly...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

First Time Voting?

If you are voting in Pennsylvania for the first time or if you are voting at a new polling place, here’s how to get ready to go to the polling place on Election Day. What do I need to prepare? The first time you vote, you must bring a photo or...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

State Sen. Judy Ward Appointed to Senate Housing Committee

Senator Judy Ward (R-30) has been appointed by Pa. Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) to lead the senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee for the remainder of the 2019-20 Legislative Session. The committee is responsible for...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

NBC to Perform Spring Concert

The Northern Bedford County School District Music Department will present its annual Middle School Spring Concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Northern Bedford County High School auditorium. The concert will feature the Beginning Band,...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Herald Sets Deadlines for May 30 Issue

The Herald would like to alert its readers and advertisers to the early deadlines that have been set for the Thursday, May 30, edition. All forms of advertising – classified, legal notice, regular display and back page – will be due in the...

 
 News    May 16, 2019 

Police Find Operator, Vehicle Connected to Hit-and-Run

The Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg on Wednesday morning, May 15, said they have identified the Toyota Rav4 and the operator in connection with the hit-and-run on Thursday, April 18, in...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Police Searching for Vehicle in Hit-and-Run

The Pennsylvania State Police is requesting the assistance from the operator of a 2016 to 2018 white Toyota RAV4 to help with the investigation of a hit-and-run on Thursday, April 18, in Roaring... Full story

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Martinsburg Woman Accused of Faking Robbery at Golf World

A Martinsburg woman has been arrested after police said she faked a robbery to cover up for money she stole from her employer. According to charges filed by Blair Township Police, Brandi L. Ferry, 27, called police on Jan. 6 to report she had been...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 9, 2019

Woodbury Borough Seeking Inspector of Elections for Upcoming May Primary

Woodbury Borough Council is looking for a majority inspector of elections to replace Betty Harclerode for the upcoming primary election on May 21. During the Monday, May 6, regular meeting, councilmembers learned the following duties of a majority...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Herald Sets Deadlines for May 30 Issue

The Herald would like to alert its readers and advertisers to the early deadlines that have been set for the Thursday, May 30, edition. All forms of advertising – classified, legal notice, regular display and back page – will be due in the... Full story

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Fairview Cemetery Association Board

The Martinsburg Fairview Cemetery Association held its annual meeting on April 29. Members of the cemetery board are (from left): Front row: George Bridenbaugh, Dave Stern, Chuck Kensinger and Bill...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Roaring Spring Man Jailed For Theft at Friend's Home

A Roaring Spring man is in jail after police say he stole cash, guns and jewelry from a friend's home. According to State Police in Hollidaysburg, Wade A. Rhodes, 32, was "house sitting" for his...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Pa. State Police Honor Sacrifice of Fallen Troopers at May 2 Memorial Ceremony

Hundreds of active-duty and retired Pennsylvania State Police troopers from throughout the commonwealth gathered with friends, family, and community members on May 2 at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey to remember those who died in th...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

State Police Academy Graduates 103 Troopers

Acting Commissioner Robert Evanchick announced May 3 that 103 cadets graduated from the State Police Academy in Hershey and have been assigned to troops. The men and women represent the 155th graduating cadet class. The ceremony was the culmination...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Health, Welfare Council to Meet

The Blair County Health and Welfare Council will meet from 8:30 to 10 a.m. May 17, at The Arc of Blair County. This will be the annual year-end meeting of the council, so there will be no guest speaker. The budget and the officers will be reviewed...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

The Herald Announces Special Primary Election Section

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a special guide to the 2019 Primary Election in the May 16 edition. The guide will include information about the candidates for local offices. In addition to candidates, there are other matters of...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Herald States Policies Regarding Candidate Signs

The Herald would like to remind readers, customers and advertisers that the Herald does not endorse candidates in elections. Any information published by the Herald about a candidate will be standard information provided by the candidate or publicly...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    May 9, 2019

SC Historial Group 'Historian of the Year'

The Bedford County Historical Society recognized the Southern Cove Historical Group as its Historian of the Year during its annual History Banquet on April 27 at the Hall at Kinton's Knob in Bedford....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    May 9, 2019

Police Asking for Help in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Roaring Spring

Crime Solvers of Blair County and the Pennsylvania State Police in Hollidaysburg are asking for the help to solve a fatal hit and run along Nason Drive in Roaring Spring. John R. Garner, 64, was treated at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center on the...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Pa. Ag Sec'y to Speak at Farmers Breakfast May 16

State Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will host Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding at a farmer’s breakfast Thursday, May 16. Held at The Bistro at The Village Green, the free breakfast is open to area farmers and those with...

 
 News    May 9, 2019

Armed Forces Day to Be Celebrated on May 18

Armed Forces Day will be celebrated on Saturday, May 18, at the Wall That Heals at the Van Zandt VA Medical Center on Pleasant Valley Boulevard, Altoona. The program will honor women veterans, and each woman veteran will receive a pin. Displays by...

 

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