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Gregory Takes Oath of Office for Third Term

Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) took the oath of office Tuesday to begin his third term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. For the 2023-24 Legislative Session, Gregory's priorities include...

 

Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Programs Announces Funding Opportunity for Recovery Hubs Across Pennsylvania

The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP) announced the availability of more than $4 million in grant funding for the establishment of regional recovery hubs to enhance recovery supports and promote recovery within communities across...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 12, 2023

After Shutting Down for Winter, SCPR Looking Forward to Spring Events

The first meeting of Southern Cove Power Reunion was held on Jan. 5 at 6 p.m. in the club house. The secretary report was given by Melanie Clapper and approved. The treasury report and profit and...

 

Lansberry Again Appointed Chairman at Woodbury

A reorganizational meeting was held on Monday, Jan. 3, for Woodbury Township. Joe Lansberry was once again voted chairman with Ed Clark as vice chairman and Craig Hamilton as supervisor. Kelsie Lego was reappointed as the township’s...

 

December Student of The Month Named

JADE CARPER Parents: Michelle and Dran Carper School honors/accomplishments: National Honor Society School Activities: Varsity Girls Basketball, Track and Field, Yearbook Club, Fellowship Club...

 

Kendel Norris November Student of the Month

KENDEL NORRIS Parents: Matt and Jill Norris School honors/accomplishments: National Honor Soceity, The Challenge Program, American Legion Award, National Technical Honor Society School Activities:...

 

Borough Retains Most for 2023

During its Jan. 3 meeting the Williamsburg Borough made some administrative reappointments. These included retaining Evey Black Law Offices as the solicitor for the borough, the borough manager/secretary/treasurer, and all current borough employees....

 

Flaig Reappointed Catharine Chairman

Catharine Township Supervisors met last Tuesday evening, Jan. 3, for their annual reorganizational meeting. Ralph Rispoli made the motion to reappoint Chairman Heather Flaig. The vice chairman for the township will be Ralph Rispoli and the supervisor...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 12, 2023

South Woodbury Twp. Makes Changes to Chair, Vice Chair

South Woodbury Township's monthly meeting featured nominations from supervisors and a change in positions. Rick Musselman will move to vice chair and John Hileman will move to chair. Rachael White...

 

RS Library's Mending Receives OOT Grant

In recent years, the Roaring Spring Community Library has transitioned from a place to check out books into a community outreach center. While the traditional library service of lending books is still its centerpiece, the library has implemented...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 12, 2023

Martinsburg Appoints New Solicitor

Martinsburg Borough Council voted to retain most commissioner, staff and committee appointments during its January meeting. The following were the only changes: • The council appointed Nathan Karn of Evey Black Attorneys, LLC as the solicitor....

 

ACS Preparing For Spring With The Return Of Daffodil Days

The American Cancer Society is once again ready to say goodbye to winter with the return of the annual Daffodil Days. This colorful first flower of spring represents a campaign that brings hope to...

 

Bedford County Native Ashlan Clark Running For DA

Ashlan Clark announced that she will be a candidate for Bedford County District Attorney in this year’s upcoming election. “Serving as District Attorney would be an incredible honor and privilege. I would take great pride in representing this...

 

Joel Seelye Announces Candidacy for Common Pleas Judge

Attorney and longtime resident of Blair County, Joel Seelye today announced his candidacy for Judge of the Court of Common Pleas. With nearly two decades of broad-based legal experience that includes substantial trial experience and running a...

 
 By MICHAEL SELL    News    January 12, 2023

Greenfield Township Reorganizes for 2023

Greenfield Township supervisors held their reorganizational meeting on Jan. 3. Jordan Oldham will again serve as chair of the three-person board and Joe Claar as vice-chair. Ami Fether will continue to serve as township secretary-treasurer as well...

 

Northern Bedford Students Finalists in Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition

Northern Bedford County High School is pleased to announce Mr. Craig Curfman's Engineering by Design students have been chosen as a State Finalist in the 2023 Samsung Solve For Tomorrow competition....

 

Chamber To Host Trip To Spain, Morocco and Portugal

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce, in cooperation with Epic Journeys, will be hosting a trip to Spain, Morocco and Portugal, Sept. 11-24, 2023. Among the cities included are Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Costa Del Sol, Lisbon, Fatima and Salamanca. An...

 

January Central Student Of the Month Named

EMMA BALLIET Parents: Chuck and Jennifer Balliet School activities: I participate in Student Council, National Honor Society, and Spanish Honor Society. I'm also a member of the Varsity Girls...

 

NBCMS Names December SOM

Shown (from left) are the December students of the month for NBC Middle School: Grade 6 – Micah Tobias, son of Joshua and Angie Tobias Brynn Miller, daughter of Lucas and Jennie Miller Grade 7 ...

 

Maia Jeffries Central's December Rotary SOM

MAIA JEFFRIES Parents: Skip and Kerry Jeffries School activities: Marching Band, Cross Country, Track, Student Council, Foreign Language Club, NHS, and SHS Hobbies/interests: Hanging out with friends Honors/Awards Received: Cross Country Captain,...

 

Bedford Chamber Plans Inaugural Government: It's Your Business Reception Business Mixer

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce its inaugural Government: It’s Your Business Reception, to be held at the Bedford Elks Country Club Thursday, Jan. 19, 5 to 7 p.m. The new event offers valuable opportunities for the...

 

RS Accidents Cause Damage, No Injuries

Roaring Spring first responders were kept busy Friday evening, Jan. 5 with two accidents within minutes of each other. At approximately 7:30 p.m. police and firefighters were called to Woodbury Pike...

 
 By ANNA BAUGHMAN    News    January 12, 2023

Something to Pine For

What do you get when you combine passion for music, eclectic taste and style, and four high schoolers? You get the Pines, a local band made up of three Central students and one Bellwood student,...

 

Penelec's Jan. 7 Power Outage was to Replace Incorrect Part

A second planned electric power outage in the Cove on Saturday, Jan. 7, was necessary due to a piece of hardware being placed incorrectly during the work done during the planned power outage on Dec. 28, 2022. The notice of the Jan. 7 outage was...

 

Making His Mark-o

Prior to the start of Central's wrestling match with Claysburg-Kimmel on Tuesday, Jan. 3, Coach Dave Marko was presented with a plaque recognizing his 318 career wins, which makes him Blair County's...

 

Cove Fire Departments Release 2022 Statistics

Cove-area fire departments have released their 2022 statistics with some departments reporting an increase in calls from the previous year while others saw their numbers go down. The Friendship Volunteer Fire Company ended the year with 390 calls,...

 

SCSB Questions Ban on Board Participation at Committee Meetings

Longtime Spring Cove School District School Board Member John Biddle expressed his concerns about school board members and committees at Monday evening's meeting. According to Biddle, if a board membe...

 

Drugs Discovered on Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

A Hagerstown man’s trip to the local Walmart resulted in theft and drug related charges and a holiday behind bars. According to Freedom Township police, on Dec. 19, Chase T. Worthington, 31, of Hagerstown Md., was at the East Freedom Walmart when...

 

WISE Women of Blair Co. Seek Applications, Welcome New Board Members

Applications open WISE Women of Blair County has announced that they are seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. The deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on...

 

Lime Feed Truck Rolls

A tri axle dump truck hauling lime feed material rolled onto its side on Dunnings Highway and Woodbury Pike, Freedom Township, on Dec. 28. According to Freedom Township police, the driver was coming...

 
 By EMMA GILL    News    January 5, 2023

CK FBLA's Serving Seniors Deliver Fruit Baskets

Due to the increased costs of food, heating oil, and medicine, Claysburg-Kimmel's Future Business Leaders of America Chapter has created a community service project for the 2022-23 school year. "Servi...

 

Wolf Administration, AARP Highlight Safety for Mature Drivers

With nearly a quarter of Pennsylvania's licensed drivers 65 years of age or older, the Pennsylvania departments of Transportation (PennDOT), Aging (PDA) and the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), along...

 

Williamsburg FFA Members to be Honored with Keystone Degrees

Six students from the Williamsburg FFA Chapter will receive their Keystone Degrees this year. These students include Justin Brubaker, Brian Weidel, Cody Ross, Elijah Shultz, Evan James, Cole...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    January 5, 2023

Woodbury Borough Holds First Meeting of the Year

Woodbury Borough held its first meeting of the year at 7 p.m. on Jan. 2 in the Community Center. All members were present except for the mayor. The treasurer report was given by Secretary/Treasurer Barb Wilt and was approved. There is a balance of...

 

Springing a Leak

Bitter cold temperatures over Christmas weekend froze the water in the pipe going to the Curryville water tower causing the pipe to leak. A crew from Hickes Associates Inc. of Alexandria was called...

 

Penelec's Dec. 28 Power Outage Was Necessary for Crew Safety

A Penelec spokesman said that the planned power outage on Dec. 28, 2022, went mostly as planned but he could not verify that the upgrades will improve electric power reliability in Morrisons Cove. Todd Meyers, a senior communications representative...

 

A Spate of House Fires Makes for a Busy December

When the Freedom Township Volunteer Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Back Street on the evening of Dec. 2, it kicked off what would turn out to be an unusually busy month that kept...

 

What Was Making Herald Headlines in 2022?

JULY The Altoona-Blair County Airport announced that a new carrier would begin servicing the airport. Airport Manager Tracy Plessinger said that Contour Airlines of Smyrna, Tenn., would take over pass...

 

Community Fund Surpasses Goal To Finish 2022

As of Dec. 28, 2022, the Martinsburg Community Fund surpassed its goal of $45,000 at $46,387. At the end of November, the community fund was about $7,000 ahead of where it was in 2021. The final 2022 count included checks from 39 residents and seven...

 

Another Power Outage Planned

A three-hour power outage is planned for TOMORROW, JAN. 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This will affect similar areas to the previous power outage. Customers affected will receive a call from Penelec. The purpose of this power outage is to replace...

 

$170 Million Will Support Local Law Enforcement

Governor Tom Wolf announced $170 million in awards to over 220 law enforcement agencies and county district attorneys’ offices throughout the commonwealth through two new programs designed to improve community safety and support local law...

 

Pennsylvania State Police Reminds Pet Owners of Basic Needs

The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is reminding pet owners that they are required to provide their animals with basic needs, as defined by law, or face potential animal neglect and/or cruelty charges. “Basic needs include the proper sustenance to...

 

Farm in Huston Township One of 30 Protected from Development

Pennsylvania protected 2,478 acres on 30 farms in 18 counties from future residential, or commercial development, investing more than $8.9 million in state, county, local and nonprofit dollars in protecting prime farmland for the future....

 

UPMC Altoona Medical Staff, Foundation Donate Stop the Bleed Kits to Blair County Sheriff's Office

The Blair County Sheriff's Office was recently presented with a donation of 12 Stop the Bleed kits on behalf of UPMC Altoona. The Bleeding Control Kit (BCK) is designed to provide all necessary...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Remains at 4.0 Percent in November

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for November 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.0 percent in November, remaining at the record low set in October 2022. The U.S....

 

DCNR to Celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes Across Pa. Public Lands

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced it will host nearly 60 guided hikes in 34 state parks and three forest districts on New Year’s Day as part of the nationwide “First Day Hike” effort. Designed to promote a...

 

$2 Million in Awards Will Support Successful Reentry for Women

Governor Tom Wolf announced the award of $2 million in Women’s Reentry Services Initiative Grants to 21 recipients through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). Championed by First Lady Frances Wolf, the program funds will...

 

Agriculture Secretary Encourages PA Farmers to Be Counted in 2022 Agriculture Census

Last month, more than 52,000 known farmers and other agricultural producers across Pennsylvania began receiving 2022 Census of Agriculture questionnaires from the USDA. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding urged every Pennsylvania farmer and...

 

Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Facebook Page Grows

The December Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) monthly meeting began with an update from the new Director of Marketing Alyssa Barilar. Barilar reported that the downtown merchant holiday window decorating contest had 29 participants....

 

HASD Board Fields Further Questions On Book Debate

The December meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors was a re-organizational meeting and reexamined the Amendment to Policy 824 and introduced Policy 321. In election of new board officers, current Vice President Manny...

 

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