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Pennsylvania is a Top Trail State

What makes Pennsylvania a great place for outdoor recreation? Our abundance of trails and our commitment to providing trails. We’re a top trail state! Find a trail at http://trails.dcnr.pa.gov....

 

PA Farm Show Asks Pennsylvanians, 'Oh, Say, Can You Sing?'

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding invites singers statewide to enter “Oh, Say, Can You Sing?” to win a chance to inspire 2022 Pennsylvania Farm Show visitors with their voices. Each morning of the Farm Show will feature a talented...

 

Descendants of Civil War Veterans to Meet Oct. 27

The Descendants of Civil War Veterans will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Bellwood-Antis Public Library. The speaker will be John Creider whose topic will be Libby Prison. The public is welcome to attend....

 

Medicare Open Enrollment Began Oct. 15

With Medicare Open Enrollment running from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 this year, seniors will begin receiving Medicare information in the mail. If you’re in a Medicare plan, you should receive an Annual Notice of Changes (ANOC) telling you of any...

 

NB Senior's Eagle Scout Project Brings AEDs to SCSD

Aaron Reynolds is a member of the Martinsburg Boy Scout Troop 358. Aaron, a senior at Northern Bedford High School, recently earned his Eagle Scout award. Reynolds' basis for his Eagle Scout project...

 

Blair County Employees' Retirement Fund Shows Positive Projections for 2021 Plan Year

The Blair County Retirement Board, consisting of Commissioners Bruce Erb, Laura Burke, and Amy Webster along with Treasurer Jim Carothers and Controller A.C. Stickel, recently met with Actuary David Reid of CBIZ and Pat Wing of Marquette Associates,...

 

Recruiters from PennDOT to Discuss CDL Operator, Diesel Mechanic Jobs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) will be joining a recruitment event on Saturday, Oct. 23, to learn about CDL Operator and Diesel Mechanic positions the department offers in Blair County Maintenance. The job fair will be held f...

 
 By CHRISTEN SMITH    News    October 21, 2021 

Pennsylvania Hits COVID-19 Vaccination Target

Pennsylvania hit a self-imposed vaccination target this week as Gov. Tom Wolf announced 70 percent of the state’s adult population are now fully immunized against COVID-19. As of Wednesday, the Department of Health reported that 13.1 million doses...

 

PennDOT Invites Pennsylvanians to Share Feedback, Submit P3 Applications

Feedback on Construction, Maintenance Services Survey Available Until Oct. 26 The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is accepting construction and maintenance services feedback through an online survey. The public can take the...

 

Dept. of Health Highlights September 2021 Nursing Home Inspection

In its September 2021 report, the Pennsylvania Department of Health notes that nursing home surveyors conducted 501 inspections, including 308 complaint investigations, of 347 separate nursing homes. Of these inspections, 24 were COVID-19-specific...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    October 21, 2021 

Capitol Hotel in Hollidaysburg Closing For Now Due to COVID-19

Brian Laratonda and his family have owned the Capitol Hotel since 1970. Laratonda has worked in the business for 40 years, but the devastating economic effects of COVID-19 have made Laratonda decide to close the coffee shop/restaurant for now....

 

Nominate Your Favorite Trail to Be the 2022 Pa. Trail of the Year

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn encouraged Pennsylvanians to nominate their favorite trail for the 2022 Trail of the Year. Each year, the Pennsylvania Trails Advisory Committee, designates a Trail...

 

Blair County Receives Funds for Homelessness Assistance and Prevention

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin today announced nearly $5.5 million has been awarded to help homeless families find housing and combat homelessness across the commonwealth. The funding is provided...

 

Western PA Gas Prices Continue to Increase

This week’s national average for a gallon of gasoline hit $3.32 which is five cents higher than last week. The primary driver of this surge remains the cost of crude oil, which is now closing daily above $80 a barrel. In August, the price of crude...

 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Lions Club to Sponsor Take Back The Williamsburg Lions Club will be sponsoring a National Rx Take-Back Day this Saturday, Oct. 23. This event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Williamsburg. This drop off is...

 

Beware the Buck: November is Most Dangerous Month For Deer-Car Accidents

Pennsylvania had the second highest rate of deer-car accidents in the U.S. last year, according to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department. Most of those accidents occur in the autumn and early winter, with the highest chances for an encounter with a...

 

Operation Game Thief Protects Pennsylvania Wildlife

Poachers are thieves. Help us catch them. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Operation Game Thief (OGT) program protects wild birds and wild mammals by encouraging those with information related to wildlife crimes to report it as soon as possible....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021 

Freedom Township Chase Lands Woman in Jail, Man on the Run

A Saxton woman is behind bars after the car she was a passenger in led Freedom and Greenfield Township police on a chase, and when it was over, the discovery of drugs. Heather M. Miller, 29, is facing multiple drug-related charges after police discov...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    October 21, 2021 

SCSD Mask Discussion Continues; Board Members Presented with Awards

The Monday, Oct. 18, Spring Cove School District Board of Directors regular meeting opened with school Board Member John Biddle and President James Butler receiving recognition from the Pa. School Board Association (PSBA) Representative Andrea...

 

Northern Bedford Middle School Names September Students of the Month

Northern Bedford Middle School has named its September students of the month. Grade 8 – Madison Haywood, daughter of Miranda Johnson Zachary Clouse, son of Kenton & Jennifer Clouse Grade 7 ...

 

Stand-Off With Police Ends With Gunfire, One Fatality

A Duncansville man is dead after a stand-off with police led to gunfire. Jacob W. Curry, 47, was killed after Bedford State Police were called to a home on the 200 block of Burket Drive, Bloomfield Township, Bedford County, just after 4 p.m. on Oct....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021 

Lisa Meyers Audet Foundation to Stage Pink Night at Central Game

On Friday evening, Oct. 29, when the Central Dragons take the field against Somerset at the Roaring Spring Athletic Field, they will be greeted by a sea of pink. The Lisa Meyers Audet Foundation has teamed up with the Central Quarterback Club for a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 21, 2021 

Plum Creek Mountain's Use Limited to Hunting, Only for RS Residents

Roaring Spring Borough Council has made a final decision on the use of Plum Creek Mountain. A decision, it says, is in the best interest of the borough and its taxpayers. Council voted on, and approved, limiting use of the land to hunting only, and...

 

Changing Cove

The Information Age that began in the middle of the 20th century has delivered incredible benefits. Business efficiency has improved, students have access to more learning resources than ever before,...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 14, 2021

Wayne Brumbaugh Sworn in as New Woodbury Borough Council Member

Woodbury Borough has a new borough council member. Wayne Brumbaugh was sworn in on the Oct. 4 meeting by Vice President Shawn Claycomb. The council is still in need of a mayor and now a president,...

 

Fall Season Fire Prevention and Safety

Fall is here! As we enjoy the season, we also need to take a moment to think about how we can all be more fire safe at home and during outdoor activities. Check Your Heating System October is perfect time to check your home’s heating system. After...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

Cove-Area Fire Companies Step Up for Fire Prevention Week

Sunday, Oct. 3, kicked off Fire Prevention Week, a week-long effort by fire companies across the country to educate the public on the importance of fire safety. According to the National Fire...

 

Red Cross Emergency Blood And Platelet Shortage: Find Upcoming Blood Drives

Upcoming blood donation opportunities Oct. 16-31 • Bedford Bedford 10/18/2021: 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Bedford Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 9391 Lincoln Highway Loysburg 10/22/2021: 8 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Northern Bedford High School, 152...

 

Western PA Gas Prices Accelerate; Crude Tops $80 per Barrel

The national average price for a gallon of gas increased eight cents on the week to reach $3.27. This is the highest price since October 2014. According to new EIA data, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by 3.3 million barrels to 225.1...

 

Woodbury Heifer Barn Gets Approved

Ken Stone of Williamsburg is in the process of building a new heifer barn. Stone came to the Woodbury Township meeting last Thursday evening with the final details. Of his stormwater management plan, he asked for four waivers: exterior boundaries,...

 

Belly Busters to Hold Family Fun Day

Belly Busters Food Truck and Catering will be holding its first Fall Family Fun Day on Sunday, Oct. 24, at the Williamsburg Community Center, from 2 to 7 p.m. The event will be a vendor/craft show. There will also be face painters, a bounce house,...

 

Authority Upgrading Billing System

The billing system the Williamsburg Municipal Authority uses for water and sewer is set to expire soon. At last Tuesday evening’s meeting, David Myers made a motion to purchase an upgrade for the VUB (Visual Utility Billing) system. With Harry...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 14, 2021

Power Reunion Christmas Lights Project Approved

The Southern Cove Power Reunion’s October meeting was called to order by Jason Hileman. The treasurer’s report was given by Amy Mellott. The Hometown Bank museum fund has a balance of $4,236. The...

 

Pennsylvanians Can Vote In Person by Mail Ballot at County Election Office Locations Through Oct. 26

Acting Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid reminded Pennsylvanians that they can vote now in person by mail ballot at their county election office or satellite election office, one of three voting options available to them for the Nov. 2...

 

Schools Invited to Compete in Voter Registration Challenge

The Pennsylvania Departments of State and Education launched the fifth annual Governor’s Civic Engagement Award (GCEA) Program, which promotes student-led voter registration efforts, on Sept. 28, which was National Voter Registration Day. “The...

 

Report: Child Abuse Deaths In Pennsylvania Spiked During Pandemic

Child abuse deaths in Pennsylvania skyrocketed during the pandemic, according to a new report, which is driving calls for more reforms to the state’s troubled child welfare system. The report, released by state Department of Human Services last...

 

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), a time nationally dedicated to raising public awareness about domestic violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. In America, 1 in 4...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    October 14, 2021

Claysburg Volunteer Fire Company to Hold Halloween Cash Part

Greenfield Township Police Department expenses are over budget by $5,991 for the year, reported Secretary-Treasurer Arlene Kuntz during the September 2021 treasurer’s report at the board of supervisors’ Oct. 5 meeting. Uniform purchases and...

 

New Low-Interest Loans Awarded to Growing Blair County Business

Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) has approved low-interest loans to four businesses, located in Beaver, Blair, Bucks, and Chester counties, to help expand operations, better serve their...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    October 14, 2021

South Woodbury Township's November Board Meeting Moved for Election Day

South Woodbury Township’s Board of Supervisors met Tuesday, Oct. 5, at the township building. Supervisors Jay Claycomb and John T. Hileman Jr. were in attendance. Roadmaster Rick Musselman reported...

 

Freedom Township Woman Returns Home to Find Burglar

A New York man is behind bars after police said he stole his roommate’s medication and then broke into a Freedom Township home. On the morning of Oct. 7, police were called to a residence in Freedom Township after the owner returned home to find...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

New Enterprise Woman Accused of Firing Gun Outside Bar

An argument that started at one bar and ended in gunshots at another has led to the arrest of a New Enterprise woman. Maria B. Miller, 54, is facing felony and misdemeanor charges of terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and diso...

 

SCSD School Board Hears from New Alliance

The administrative office board room of the Spring Cove School District was crowded with parents and public wanting to express their views on masking once again at the Monday, Oct. 11, committee of the whole meeting for the district. With about 20 me...

 

Central Crowns 2021 Homecoming Royalty

Central crowned Homecoming Queen Tomi May and King Luke Knisely on Friday, Oct. 9, during the Central vs. Bedford game....

 

Herald's Next 'Tell Us What You Think' Tour Date Scheduled

The Herald has a new date for our “Tell Us What You Think” Tour. This town hall meeting is at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Claysburg Library. The library’s address is 957 Bedford St., Claysburg. This ongoing tour of the Herald’s...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    October 14, 2021

Martinsburg Dedicates Memorial to Gettysburg Veterans

On Nov. 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln, and noted orator Edward Everett, spoke at a ceremony dedicating a portion of the Gettysburg battlefield as the final resting place for those who perished...

 

Claysburg Library Hosting 'Murder in the Library'

The Claysburg Area Public Library will hold an evening event called Murder in the Library. All are welcome to come and test their skills as detectives and discover who killed the victim in the library. This event will be held Thursday, Oct. 21 at 6...

 

Hometown Bank Announces Common Stock Offering

Beth Manges, President and CEO of Hometown Bank of Pennsylvania, has announced that the bank is undertaking a common stock offering starting Oct. 1, 2021, to further support the bank’s continuing growth. The bank is conducting an offering of up to...

 

Wolf Administration Updates Strategy to Protect In-Person Instruction at Schools

The departments of Education, Health and Transportation recently discussed the state’s strategy to address a shortage of school bus drivers, and provided updates on the anticipated rollout of the vaccine for those age 5-11, and COVID testing in...

 

Bedford Co. Historical Society Pig Roast Set for November

The Bedford County Historical Society is having its third Annual Pig Roast on Saturday, Nov. 6 2021, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hall at Kinton’s Knob, 6441 Lincoln Hwy, Bedford (BCHS 2nd Floor) Tickets are take out only. Those interested will pick up...

 

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