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'Special Children' Auction Requests Funding Assistance

The committee which sponsors the Clinic for Special Children auction is asking for donations for the clinic since the auction was cancelled for this year. Since 1997, the Blair County Auction Committee has worked every year to raise funds for the...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health today confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 15, that there were 1,151 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 146,214. All 67 counties in...

 

Martinsburg Residents Clean Up

More than 150 Martinsburg borough residents took advantage of a biennial opportunity to rid themselves of unwanted items during a clean-up day Saturday, Sept. 12, dropping off things they no longer...

 

Sinking Valley to Hold Community Days Through Saturday

Sinking Valley Community Days began Wednesday, Sept. 16, and will continue through Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Sinking Valley Fair Grounds in the Skelp area of Blair County. Due to state regulations, the 2020 Sinking Valley Farm Show was cancelled. In...

 

Pennsylvania Courts Advise of Phone Scam

Pennsylvania’s Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC) is advising the public to stay vigilant against a recently reported phone scam. The scam involves calls that “spoof” or mimic the AOPC’s telephone number. During the spoof...

 

Martinsburg Library Plans Fundraising Events

Due to the pandemic, the Martinsburg Community Library along with many other people and businesses is suffering financially. Library services affected are book purchases, staffing and rent payments....

 

Power Reunion Prepares for 30th Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion (SCPR) will host its 30th annual show Sept. 18-20 at the SCPR show grounds near New Enterprise. The non-profit organization has worked steadily since 1999 to acquire...

 

Roaring Spring Man Facing 3 Separate Charges

Brent S. Musselman, 41 of Roaring Spring, is being held at the Blair County Prison on three separate felony charges stemming from an incident on Sept. 4. According to Roaring Spring Police, at about 5:32 p.m., Sept. 4, police were dispatched to an...

 

Williamsburg Looks to Change Noise Ordinance

In 2019, Williamsburg Borough Council updated its noise ordinance that residents of the borough could make “noise” until 11 p.m. Now, council may be changing its tune. After garnering several complaints from residents about construction noise,...

 

Williamsburg Board Votes for Face-to-Face Instruction

Janet Lee, Carlee Ranalli, Julie Woodling and Kristina Bratton were the four "no" votes during Williamsburg Community School District’s meeting Sept. 8. The vote, 5 to 4, was for Williamsburg to begin full face-to-face instruction beginning...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 1,151 resultados positivos

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 8 de septiembre, hay 1,151 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 146,214. El Condado Centre...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    September 17, 2020 

SC Board Hears Concerned Citizen

The Spring Cove School District School Board held its monthly Committee of the Whole Meeting on Monday, Sept. 14, in the district Administrative Board Room. A visitor to the meeting, Sherry Dilling, an alumna of the Spring Cove School District,...

 

NB Board Revises Custodial Job Description

The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, Sept. 8, to discuss monthly school business. As part of this meeting much discussion was given to a number of issues. One such topic was the revision of a custodial job description....

 

Martinsburg Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A 36-year-old Martinsburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night, Sept. 7, in Hopewell Township, Bedford County. Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, said Ryan W. Brenneman, was traveling west on a motorcycle on the 300 block along...

 

Final Push to Get Every Pennsylvanian Counted in the 2020 Census Has Begun

The Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS) and township officials across the state are urging everyone in the commonwealth to fill out the U.S. Census form and make sure friends, family, and neighbors are also counted. Residen...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    September 17, 2020 

Proposed Laws Regarding Solar Power Could Help Dairy Farmers

Proposed legislation enabling electricity credits for community solar panels may just benefit Pennsylvania’s struggling farmers the most. At least, so say the clean energy groups testifying in favor of Pa. House Bill 531 the first week of...

 

Blair County DUI Task Force Report

The D.U.I. Task Force of Blair County has announced the results of a recent roving patrol. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, officers of the Blair DUI Task Force made their presence known locally by conducting a DUI roving patrol. The following results...

 

Woman Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident in Taylor Township

The Pennsylvania State Police, Hollidaysburg, is investigating a fatal crash that occurred at 7:47 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in Taylor Township, Blair County. According to State Police, a 2009 Ford Fusion driven by Jeremy Hart, 40, struck a tan 2008...

 

Martinsburg Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A 36-year-old Martinsburg man was killed in a motorcycle accident Monday night, Sept. 7, in Hopewell Township, Bedford County. Pennsylvania State Police, Bedford, said Ryan W. Brenneman, was traveling on a west in the 300 block along Woodbury Pike...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m. Sept. 8, that there are 496 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 140,359. All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of tests...

 

Herald Introduces a New Cove Calendar

The Herald is introducing a new community calendar that is free to use. The Herald’s Cove Calendar has been completely revamped and is now easier to use. The entire Cove community is invited to make the calendar a central place to find out...

 

How to use the New Cove Calendar

How to use the New Cove Calendar To view the new Cove Calendar –  1. Go to Herald website, www.mcheraldonline.com. 2. Click on the Calendar tab on the right of the screen. 3. Click on “Cove Calendar” in the drop-down box. 4. You can view the...

 

Greenfield Twp. Plans Cleanup Day Sept. 26

Greenfield Township’s annual cleanup day will be held Saturday, Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township garage located at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. The program is for Greenfield Township residents only, with a maximum of two loads....

 

RS Man Facing Charges of Insurance Fraud

A Roaring Spring man is facing charges of insurance fraud. Elizick J. Brown, 22 of Roaring Spring, is being charged with third-degree felony charges of insurance fraud and theft by deception. According to a report filed by the Pennsylvania Office of...

 

Martinsburg Borough Plans Cleanup Day for Sept. 12

The Borough of Martinsburg will hold its fall cleanup day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the borough garage along South Nicodemus Street. The cleanup day, held every other year, is for Martinsburg borough residents only. Richard...

 

El Departamento de la Salud publica actualización sobre COVID-19; 496 resultados positivos aumentan el total estatal a 140,359

El Departamento de la Salud de Pensilvania confirmó que hasta las 12:00 a.m., el martes, 8 de septiembre, hay 496 adicionales casos positivos de COVID-19 en el estado. Los casos nuevos aumentan el total estatal a 140,359. Todos los 67 condados de...

 

PennDOT States that Roundabouts Increase Safety, Reduce Accidents

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's proposal for a roundabout intersection at State Route 36 and SR 164 in Roaring Spring met with concerns and objections from residents and officials in...

 

Williamsport Suffers without Little League World Series in 2020

By ANDREW DESTIN Special to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Franco's Lounge, a little family-owned Italian joint on Fourth Street, has hosted the likes of Orel Hershiser,...

 

PMEA Suspends In-Person Student Events for 2020-21 Year

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) has been and continues to monitor the changing landscape in education as our schools deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While we value the music and educational experiences our fests, festivals and...

 

The Inkwell Group to Meet Oct. 6

“Your Story is Perfect! Don't Change a Thing. Well, Except For....” tips and advice on self-editing presented by author Phil Guinta. This workshop will provide tips for taming the beast before submitting to an editor, agent, or publisher. The...

 

Williamsburg Authority Earns $77,000 Grant for Water Meters

The Williamsburg Municipal Authority announced it is the recipient of a Small Water and Sewer Program grant during last Tuesday evening’s meeting, Sept. 1. The grant, totaling $77,051, will be used to purchase water meter parts for failing water...

 

Woodbury Township Makes Lego's Title Official

Woodbury Township supervisors during their meeting Thursday, Sept. 3, made the official announcement that Kelsie Lego would be the new secretary/treasurer following the resignation of long-term secretary/treasurer Eleanor Harclerode. Supervisor Ed...

 

Pa. Announces Online Ballot Applications Available in Spanish

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar announced Aug. 12 that the state’s online application for mail-in and absentee ballots is now available in Spanish. To access the Spanish-language services, go to https://www.pavoterservices.pa.gov...

 

Pensilvania anuncia que la solicitud en línea de la papeleta de voto por correo está disponible en español

La Secretaria de Estado de Pensilvania, Kathy Boockvar, anunció hoy que la solicitud por internet de las papeletas de voto por correo y en ausencia del estado de Pensilvania ya están disponibles en español en el sitio web https...

 

IRC Collected 57,000 Pounds of Hazardous Waste at August Event

The IRC collected nearly 57,000 pounds of hazardous materials at its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection at PNG Field on Aug. 21 and 22. Residents throughout Blair County were encouraged to participate and bring their household hazardous...

 

Pa. Supreme Court Bars Trump Campaign From Election Lawsuit

The state’s highest court said neither the president’s reelection campaign – nor the national Republican National Committee – can intervene in a state lawsuit brought against election officials. The split decision comes six weeks after Pa. Se...

 

Law Enforcement Plays Important Role in Virus Mitigation Education

Gov. Tom Wolf visited the Susquehanna Township Police headquarters on Aug. 3 to discuss the important roles education and understanding play in the enforcement of the various COVID-19 mitigation orders in place across the state. “We have to do...

 

PennDOT Seeks Applications For 2020-21 Improvements Under Transportation Fund

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on Tuesday, Sept. 8, announced that applications will be accepted to fund new transportation improvement projects under the Multimodal Transportation Fund (MTF) through November 6, 2020....

 

Penn State Offering Master Gardener Class

Do you have a strong interest in gardening? Are you a life-long learner? Do you want to help others and share your gardening enthusiasm and knowledge? Then consider becoming a Penn State Extension Master Gardener. Penn State Extension in Blair...

 

The Herald's Weekly Virus Update

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed as of 12 a.m., Sept. 1, that there are 770 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 134,795 All 67 counties in Pennsylvania have cases of COVID-19. The number of tests...

 

Spring Cove District: 'No COVID Outbreak'

In response to a rumor that a student at Spring Cove Middle School in Roaring Spring had tested positive to COVID-19 and that the school had to close for a period of time, Spring Cove Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker reached out to the Herald with the...

 

Blair, Bedford Counties Offer COVID-19 Grant Programs for Small Business

Blair and Bedford counties are offering grant programs designed to help local small businesses recover from COVID-19 related problems and losses. County commissioners in both counties voted in late August to create the programs, which require that...

 

Grant to Help Airport With Recovery from Crisis

The Altoona-Blair County Airport, Martinsburg, is one of two airports that serve the people of Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District that has been awarded Federal Aviation Administration Airport Improvement Program grants. The Altoona-Blair...

 

Williamsburg Residents Consider How To Earn Share of County Grant Funds

Blair County recently was awarded $11 million in CARES funding to impact those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Williamsburg residents began to ask themselves – “Why not us?” For resident Dave Cadle, the impact that the COVID-19 grant money...

 

Area Students Named to Spring Dean's List at IUP

The following area students have been named to the spring 2020 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point average of 3.25 or higher....

 

Williamsburg Pharmacy to Open Soon

The Williamsburg Pharmacy should be opening soon. Owner Dr. Tyler Ruby said the pharmacy will be opening in the middle of September....

 

Sproul Man Facing Charges

What started as a simple traffic stop has landed a Sproul man in jail awaiting a preliminary hearing on several charges. According to the police report, at approximately 11:15 p.m., Aug. 16, a...

 

Claysburg Woman Arrested

According to Freedom Township police, at approximately 8:56 p.m., Aug. 29, a 2005 Lincoln Aviator driven by Jessica Weyant, 35 of Claysburg, was stopped in the parking lot at 310 Travelers Road near...

 

Catharine Township Sets Overlook Drive Paving

The Catharine Township supervisors met on Thursday, Aug. 27, for a special meeting to open bids for the Overlook Drive. Over the last few months at the meetings, residents of Overlook Drive have been wondering when their road will be able to be...

 

Martinsburg Community Fund Sets Goal for 2020 Campaign

A goal of $43,000 has been set for this year’s Martinsburg Area Community Fund Drive. This year’s goal is the same as the two previous years. The 2020 fund drive will support 15 charitable agencies that do work in the Martinsburg area. The...

 

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