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 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

Update: Suspect Package Found at Airport Contained No Explosives

A suspicious package discovered at the Blair County Airport contained no explosives, according to State Police. Emergency personnel were called to the airport at around 7 a.m. after the packages were discovered on airports second floor. After a TSA... Full story

 

PennDOT Offers Online Resources for Winter Storms

With the winter season approaching, the commonwealth is reminding residents of the online resources available to help deal with winter storms. To help the public prepare for the season and share information about winter services, PennDOT offers...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

Frantic Phone Call Leads to Search; Roaring Spring Man Taken Into Custody

A Roaring Spring man has been apprehended in Indiana County in connection with a missing, endangered persons investigation of his daughter-in-law and her two children. Edgar Lee Decker Jr., 56, was ta...

 

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park to Open Friday, Nov. 15

The 23rd annual Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park is set to open on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Lakemont Park will be lit up with a 51-acre, drive-through tour of thousands of holiday lights and animations. Holiday Lights on the Lake is open...

 

DCNR Offering Free Regional Playground Grant Workshops

In advance of the 2020 grant opening, the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will be offering free, in-person grant workshops at six locations across Pennsylvania in November, DCNR Secretary Cindy Adam Dunn announced Oct. 28. The...

 

The Village Closet Celebrating 30 Years

The Village Closet, a local family owned resale shop and country store, opened its doors on Nov. 15, 1989, in McKee, next to Cove Business Systems. One year later, the business moved to Towne’s Edge Exchange, Martinsburg, its current location....

 

Claysburg to Hold Sixth Annual 'Christmas in the Park' Saturday, Nov. 23

Claysburg’s sixth annual “Christmas in the Park” will be held Saturday, Nov. 23. The Christmas parade, starting at 3 p.m. that Saturday, will begin the festivities. The parade starts at the Claysburg American Legion and proceeds to the...

 
 By Heather Conrad    News    November 14, 2019 

Annual 'Warming Our Youth' to Benefit Hollidaysburg Students

Each year, dozens of students are not dressed properly for the winter season at no fault of their own, nor the parents. Understand, Hollidaysburg does have those stubborn ones who will wear shorts and hoodies all year round. During the Christmas...

 

Hot Load of Insulation

A trailer loaded with insulation caught fire at Champion Home Builders in Claysburg on Thursday morning, Nov. 7. Fire crews from Claysburg, Freedom Township, Blue Knob and Imler responded. The fire...

 

Pa. National Guard Members Eligible for New PA GI Bill Can Now Apply

Pennsylvania National Guard (PNG) members eligible for the new Pennsylvania GI Bill, or Military Family Education Program, can now apply for the program and family members can use the benefit during the 2020-21 academic semesters. Under the PA GI Bil...

 

Leaf Collection Underway

The annual tradition of leaf collection at Morrisons Cove Memorial Park has started in earnest last week. As the borough's orange dump truck is no longer available, board volunteers constructed a new...

 

Fire Strikes Martinsburg Laundry; Owners Plan to Re-Open 'Soon'

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday night, causing significant damage to the laundry area and displacing a family from the second-floor apartment. No one was injured in the fire. The family...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    November 14, 2019 

Chamber Honors Mocks with ACE Award at Annual Dinner

Approximately 200 people attended the Blair County Chamber of Commerce and Farm-City Committee's annual Farm-City dinner Nov. 6 at the Freedom Township Fire Hall, East Freedom. The event started with...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    November 14, 2019 

Spring Cove Concerned about Internet Termination Fee; Honors District Retirees

By THOMAS SCHMITT For the Herald The Tuesday, Nov. 12, Spring Cove School District School Board and Committee of the Whole Meeting was highlighted by a lengthy discussion on the district entering into a three-year contract with Comcast for internet...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

Roaring Spring Borough to Hold Public Hearing on Alcohol Ordinance

Roaring Spring Borough Council will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday Nov. 20, to give citizens a chance to have their voices heard regarding the proposed alcohol ordinance. The hearing will take place at the borough building at 5:15 p.m, and...

 

Herald Office Now offering CBD Products and Consultations on Use

The Herald is now selling CBD products and offering consultations on the appropriate use of the products, according to Publisher Allan J. Bassler The CBD products are available at the Herald office at 113 North Market St., across the street from the...

 
 By Dom Cuzzolina    News    November 14, 2019 

Voters Made Changes in Blair County

In last week’s Blair County election, more than 23,000 voters embraced changes in county and local government. Of the 76,085 total registered voters in Blair County, 31 percent cast a ballot on Nov. 4, based on the unofficial county election...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

Blair County's New Voting System Makes a Successful Debut

Voters who went to the polls last Tuesday to cast their votes for their favorite candidates were met with a new, simplified way to vote. Adhering to the state mandate that all votes have a paper trail, Blair County’s new paper ballot system made...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

East Freedom Man Charged With Indecent Assault Against Two Minors

An East Freedom man is behind bars after being arraigned on multiple charges for the sexual assault of two underage girls in two separate incidents in 2018. According to charges filed by the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 14, 2019 

'Because of them, we live free'

The human heart can be a big place, with plenty of room for the many things a person holds dear to them to reside. For Pennsylvania State Sen. Judy Ward, veterans of all branches of the United...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    November 14, 2019 

Williamsburg Eagle Scout, future Marine, Completes Veteran Remembrance Wall

Williamsburg is boasting a new Eagle Scout – the first one in more than 10 years and the first one since the restart of Williamsburg Troop 53. Zachariah Richardson, the son of Lucinda and Troy...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    November 14, 2019 

Williamsburg Borough Receives Grant for New Area Plan

Dave McFarland of the Blair County Planning Commission was present during last Monday’s Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to explain the details of a grant received by borough and other surrounding participating municipalities that pays for most...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    November 14, 2019 

Woodbury Township (Blair Co.) Plans Budget Without Tax Increase

The Woodbury Township supervisors approved advertising the 2020 budget with no tax increase. The proposed budget will be advertised in the Herald and is available for public view at the township office The supervisors also approved a donation of...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    November 14, 2019 

Water/Sewer Grant Application Headlines Williamsburg Authority Meeting

Stiffler McGraw engineer John Clabaugh discussed with Williamsburg Municipal Authority, during their last Tuesday evening meeting the requirements for application for a small water/sewer grant application. The Authority, Clabaugh explained needed a...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    November 14, 2019 

Greenfield Township Accepts Ownership of Stormwater Management System

By MICHAEL SELL Correspondent The Greenfield Township Board of Supervisors moved to accept right-of-way ownership of a stormwater management system near a Blair County-owned bridge along the township’s Evergreen Road at their regular meeting Nov....

 

Bedford County Historical Society To Host WWII Traveling Exhibit

As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, the Bedford County Historical Society will host a new traveling exhibition, We Can Do It! WWII, sponsored by Erie Insurance, The Eberly Foundation and the Institute of...

 

Lyme Disease Support Group Plans Meeting

The Altoona Area Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, at the St. Rose of Lima social hall, 5519 Sixth Ave., Altoona. Permethrin treated socks, which have tick repellent protection lasting up to 70 washings, tick... Full story

 

St. Matthew Names Accompanist

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Martinsburg will welcome Adam Smith as the new accompanist for its worship services on Sunday, Nov. 10. Smith is currently on the music staff of Penn State University in State College. He has had years of experience as...

 

Fall Prayer & Praise Event

Everyone is welcome to attend a Fall Prayer & Praise event from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Grace Fellowship Activity Center, Leamersville Campus, Duncansville. Attendees will pray for...

 

BCGS to Meet Nov. 21 at Library

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday Nov. 21, at the Roller-Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Road, Hollidaysburg, PA. The speaker this November will be Dr. Julie L Decker, assistant teaching professor of...

 

Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Reaches '500' Cath Milestone

Less than 10 months after opening a new cardiovascular catheterization (cath) lab, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, completed its 500th cardiac catheterization on Oct. 28, 2019. The...

 

Open Enrollment for 2020 Individual Health Insurance Plans Now Open

Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman reminded Pennsylvanians that open enrollment for 2020 individual health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) started Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15. Financial assistance is available for...

 

Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement Pilot to Be Implemented in Pa.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, in partnership with the Pennsylvania State Police, on Oct. 30 announced the implementation of a statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE) pilot...

 

U.S. Rep. Joyce Appointed to Cybersecurity Panel

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13) has been appointed to the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation. “In the 21st century, cybersecurity is a critical component of our nationa...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Erb, Webster, Burke In, Beam Out in Blair Co. Commissioner's Race

The Blair County Board of Commissioners is going to have a new look as two new faces will join a familiar one in steering county government for the next four years. Unofficial results show newcomer Re...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Dallara, Lang, Baughman to Lead Bedford County; Emerick Takes Sheriff Race

Bedford County returned two incumbents to the commissioner's office while electing one new face. Unofficial results show Republican incumbents Josh Lang and Barry Dallara as the top vote getters with...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Getting A Head Start On Christmas

Borough employees Dusty Russell (in bucket) and Brian Miller take advantage of the dry weather to install Christmas decorations along North Market Street in Martinsburg on Tuesday, Nov. 5....

 

– Bedford and Blair Co. Selected Election Results –

Blair County’s Democratic Commissioner Ted Beam Jr. has apparently lost his bid for re-election, falling to challenger Democrat Laura Burke. Beam received 5,944 votes and Burke received 6,963. In Bedford County, the top story was in the race for sh...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Williamsburg and Claysburg Losing Pharmacies as Dick's Ends a Long Run

Two Cove communities are losing a business with the announcement that Dick's Pharmacy, an Altoona-based business founded in 1928, will be permanently closing its doors this month. Dick's has two Cove...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Early Morning Barn Fire

Fire broke out in the barn of Harker Farm along Dunnings Highway on Wednesday morning, Nov. 6. Fire crews from Freedom Township, Roaring Spring, Claysburg, Blue Knob, Duncansville and Hollidaysburg...

 
 By Brian Hess    News    November 7, 2019

M-burg Borough Approves 2020 Budget without a Tax Increase

Martinsburg Borough Council is expected to hold the line on real estate taxes in 2020. Council on Monday evening, Nov. 4, approved a preliminary balanced budget of $863,7000. Real estate taxes will remain at 1.871 mills. If council adopts the...

 

Extension Offers Two Webinars on Ag Topics

Dairy producers and food entrepreneurs are invited to join Penn State Extension for the “What You Need to Know About Starting a Value-Added Dairy Business” webinar, from noon to 1 p.m. Nov. 20. “Our goal in offering this webinar is to assist...

 
 By ASHLEY HICKS    News    November 7, 2019

A Lesson in Cash Flow

Cash flow is a critical financial measure for business managers and lenders. Understanding how and when money is earned and spent is one of the best methods to spot potential problems in a business, a...

 

First Annual 'Warming Our Youth' to Benefit H-burg Students

Each year, dozens of students are not dressed properly for the winter season at no fault of their own, nor the parents. Understand, Hollidaysburg does have those stubborn ones who will wear shorts...

 

Fire strikes Martinsburg laundromat

Fire struck the Martinsburg laundromat Sunday night, causing significant damage to the laundry area and displacing a family from the second-floor apartment. No one was injured in the fire. The family... Full story

 

Herald Launches Sister News Website to Serve Hollidaysburg Market

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version and has launched a sister publication, the Hollidaysburg Herald. The online version of the Morrisons Cove Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    November 7, 2019

Blair County Genealogical Society Celebrates 40 Years

Everywhere we go can be a lesson in history, all it takes is a little imagination and a willingness to look behind the surface of the present. Blair County is 173 years old and filled with stories of... Full story

 

Chili Cook Off Results

Bonnie Hammond and Ruth Hoffner putting tickets in baskets during the annual Chili Cook Off benefiting the Williamsburg Public Library. More than $1,700 was raised between the chili contest and the...

 

Shoeboxes to Be Collected At Williamsburg United Methodist

Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse, collects shoeboxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items, and fun toys, and delivers them to children in need around the world to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way. Operation...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 31, 2019

S. Woodbury Discusses Recycling Problems

The Board of Supervisors in South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, Oct. 1. It has been noticed that residents are bringing recyclables to the township’s recycling center and not properly preparing them. For example, cardboard boxes need to be broken...

 

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