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Eighty Area Employers Attending Job Fair Held At Jaffa Shrine

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2022, PA CareerLink Blair County will host a job fair at the Jaffa Shrine, 2200 Broad Avenue, Altoona, 16601. The job fair will be from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the first 30 minutes reserved for veterans. “80 area employers...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

South Woodbury Township Sign Debate Ongoing

Supervisors met on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. The treasurer's report ending Aug. 31, 2022, was approved as read. The PennDOT liquid fuels audit was completed. A report upcoming. Roadmaster Rick Musselman repor...

 

Lions Bring Leader Dog Fundraiser to Williamsburg

Mary Camberg of the Lakemont Lions Club visited with the Williamsburg Lions Club during Monday evening's meeting to talk about the Leader Dog Program. Camberg has been with the Leader Dog Program...

 

Homecoming Festivities Planned for Friday

“We just want people to pack the stands and support all of us,” Williamsburg co-op football coach Matthew Neri said. For the first time in two years, Williamsburg will be hosting a Friday night football game between Juniata Valley and Claysburg....

 

Planning Comm. Gives Update on Comprehensive Plan

Sherry Socie of the Blair County Planning Commission attended last Tuesday evening's Williamsburg Borough Council meeting to give an update on the Comprehensive Plan of Williamsburg. Despite the DCNR grant being awarded to the borough two years ago,...

 

Municipal

Car-Pedestrian Accident A Roaring Spring resident was injured when he was struck by a car at the intersection of Spang and South Main Streets in Roaring Spring. Samuel C. Thomas, 66, was transported to Conemaugh Nason Hospital with a suspected minor...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

Shane Suter Resigns from Woodbury Borough Council

Sept. 6, 2022, at 7 p.m., Woodbury Borough Council met for its monthly meeting. The meeting called to order after the Pledge of Allegiance led by President Shawn Claycomb. Next month will be the monthly budget approval. Shane Suter turned in his...

 

Bee Informed About Latest Beekeeping Opportunities

Bee programming applications open The Whole Kids Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded by Whole Foods Market, is dedicated to helping kids eat better and works to support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and...

 

Martinsburg Borough Council Meets

Martinsburg Borough Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Trick or Treat Trick or Treat was set for the last Thursday of October, Oct. 27, from 6-8. First Alley At the August meeting, the council heard from Gloria Hartman of East Allegheny Street, who...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 15, 2022

25th Annual Benefit Auction Hears from Dr. Holmes Morton of Clinic for Special Children

The annual auction to support the Clinic for Special Children and the Central PA Clinic was held Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8:30 a.m. at the Morrisons Cove Produce Auction. This was the 25th anniversary of this auction. New this year was a rib dinner on...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 15, 2022

Martinsburg Man Facing Multiple Sexual Assault of a Minor Charges

A Martinsburg man is facing multiple felony charges after police said he sexually assaulted a female minor beginning when she was about 13 years old and lasting until she was 16. William R. Corley, 40, is facing a total of 20 felony and eight...

 

State Police Announce Labor Day Weekend Crash and Enforcement Results

The Pennsylvania State Police investigated 648 vehicle crashes resulting in six fatalities and 180 injuries during the four-day Labor Day travel period, which ran from Sept. 2-5. Alcohol was a factor...

 

RS VFW Donates to Cove Cause for Cancer

The Roaring Spring VFW Post 7689 Auxiliary recently presented a check for $1,100 to Cove Cause for Cancer. Presenting the check are (from left) Rich Giarth and Sue Smith of the VFW; Mike Rodgers and...

 

Constitution Week Celebration At Bedford Historical Society

The Bedford County Historical Society has partnered with the Bedford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution to bring a display in celebration of the 235th anniversary of the Constitution of the United States. The display will begin on...

 

UPMC Officials Deny Rumors of Buyout by Geisinger Health System

UPMC officials told the Herald that they were not aware of any plans to merge with or have local UPMC facilities purchased by Geisinger Health System. Rumors have circulated in the Cove that UPMC plans to sell the UPMC Altoona hospital to Geisinger....

 

Spring Cove School District Notes Gov. Wolf's Free Breakfast Program

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced at the Spring Cove School District September Board of Directors Committee of the Whole meeting that the district, due to the Pa. Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) grant awarded it, would be able to...

 

Freedom Township Supervisors Reorganize

Hamor Bids Fond Farewell Long-time Freedom Township Supervisor Maureen Hamor stepped down earlier this month, capping 14 years on the board that saw water line expansion and a major employer come to...

 

EPA to Review Pa's Latest Cleanup Plan for the Chesapeake Bay

Pennsylvania officials hope the third time proves to be the charm when it comes to Chesapeake Bay cleanup plans. Two earlier plans, one submitted in 2019 and another late last year, were widely panned for failing to achieve the state’s pollution...

 

Survey Details Educational, Career, Residential Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth

The educational aspirations of today’s rural Pennsylvania youth have decreased over the past decade, according to the research, Rural Youth Survey: Trends and Developments in the Attitudes and Aspirations of Rural Pennsylvania Youth. The research,...

 

Martinsburg Library Starting Game Day Each Month

According to Guinness World Records, the most popular board game in America and the world is Monopoly. Trivial Pursuit, Othello, Clue, Scrabble and Checkers are in the list of the top ten most popular board games in the U.S. The best selling board...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 8, 2022

SCPR Prepares For Fall Show

The Southern Cove Power Reunion met on Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. in the clubhouse. Election of officers took place, and with the following outcome: • President Fred Mellott • First Vice President John Hileman and Second Vice President Brett Fisher • Bo...

 

Bedford County Fair Bull Riding Attracts Crowd

When the July calendar comes around each year many families in the Cove anticipate attending the Bedford County Fair. Many of those families participate in 4H projects, the demolition derby, tractor...

 

Library's Story Hour Is Back

Story Hour is back at the Williamsburg Public Library. It is sponsored by the Women’s Civic Club and will be held every Wednesday from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning on Sept. 14, 2022. Any child, ages 3-5 is invited to attend. Please call the Library at...

 

Woodbury Seeks to Adopt Noise Ordinance

For over a year, the Woodbury Township supervisors have been discussing the new noise ordinance for the township. During the Sept. 1 meeting, the supervisors made a huge step in finalizing the new ordinance. Craig Hamilton made the motion to adopt...

 

University News: Students Receive Honors, Enroll

Kutztown University announced that 306 students will be part of the university’s Honors Program in 2022-2023, including Emma Smith of Martinsburg, PA (16662). The Honors Program at Kutztown University provides high-achieving students with...

 

Speakers at Genealogical Society to Discuss 'Indian Eve'

The Blair County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, at the Roller Hojeth Memorial Library, 431 Scotch Valley Rd. The speakers this September will be Carl Sellers, his daughter Lora Sellers, and his brother Gary...

 

ABCD Corp. Announces Major Enterprise Zone Expansion

The Altoona Blair County Development (ABCD) Corporation in partnership with the PA Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) has announced the expansion of the Altoona and Logan Township Enterprise Zone (EZ) along with four new...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 8, 2022

Roaring Spring Man Jailed On Burglary Charges

A Roaring Spring man is behind bars after police said he was caught on camera burglarizing a garage. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, on Aug. 27, police were called to a home in Roaring Spring after the homeowner noticed...

 

Correction: Got Our Goat, Literally

The Herald must issue a correction for an error on the front page in the Sept. 1 edition. The Herald purchased a lamb at the Williamsburg Farm Show. The Herald did purchase a goat at the Blair County Junior Livestock Show, but the Herald lamb was...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 8, 2022

Estate of Slain Blair County Correction Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit

The estate of the Blair County Prison guard who was killed in the line of duty in November has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the county and several other entities alleging a “state-created danger” that led to Rhonda Russell’s death. Th...

 

Volunteers Plan Out Of the Darkness Walk To Fight Suicide

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, yet suicide can be prevented. Volunteers from Blair County are joining the quarter of a million people who are walking in towns across the United States to draw attention to the fight...

 

UPMC Bedford Opens Wound Healing Services

Wednesday, Aug. 24, UPMC Bedford held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the addition of UPMC Wound Healing Services. The small outdoor ceremony was hosted by Jan Fisher, president, UPMC Bedford and UPMC Altoona, and welcomed UPMC Bedford staff and...

 

Martinsburg Library Bash To Raffle Quilt

Plans for the Martinsburg Community Library Bash at the Bistro are in full swing. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, at the Bistro at the Village Green. Tickets for the event are $25 and...

 

1940 Class Photo

Joe Hamer sent in this photo of his mother's 1940 high school class. His mother, Shirley Thompson, is in the first row on the right side in this Roaring Spring High School class photo. Let the Herald...

 

DCNR to Update Wild Plant Regulations; Public Comment Open

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that the department will be updating regulations applying to the conservation of native wild plants in Pennsylvania. As a part of its mission, DCNR and its Bureau...

 

2022 Strides of Central PA Ambassador Named

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (MSABC) is being held this year on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022 at the PNG Field home of the Altoona Curve. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. and the walk begins at 2...

 

UPMC: Region's Biggest Health Problem Is Managing Chronic Diseases

The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) has released an annual report identifying the "significant health needs" of Morrisons Cove and the surrounding region and describing its efforts to...

 

UPMC Officials Deny Rumors of Buyout by Geisinger Health System

UPMC officials told the Herald that they were not aware of any plans to merge with or have local UPMC facilities purchased by Geisinger Health System. Rumors have circulated in the Cove that UPMC plans to sell the UPMC Altoona hospital to Geisinger....

 

Final History Tour This WeekendThe last Williamsburg History Tour will happen this weekend. Those interested can meet Cathy Over at the gazebo in Riverside Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday.

The last Williamsburg History Tour will happen this weekend. Those interested can meet Cathy Over at the gazebo in Riverside Park at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday....

 

All Contestants Crowned at Little Miss/Princess Pageant

The 2022-23 Williamsburg Community Farm Show Queen Charlotte Simpson emceed the Little Miss and Princess Contest last Monday evening, Aug. 22. The contestants for Little Miss included Davanee Bem,...

 

Students Make Lock Haven Spring 2022 Dean's List

The Dean’s List honor at Lock Haven recognizes the achievement of a scholastic average of 3.50 or higher in at least 12 semester hours of academic work, subject to letter grade evaluation, during the spring 2022 semester. The following students...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 1, 2022

Benefit Auction To Support Children and Central Pa Clinic

On Saturday Sept. 10, 2022, at 8:30 a.m. at the Morrisons Cove Produce Auction Building, the 25th benefit auction will take place. This auction benefits the Clinic for Special Children and the Central PA clinic registered as a nonprofit. All...

 

Local Farm Families Contribute to Scholarship Program through Bayer Fund

Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Detwiler and Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Smith both of Martinsburg provided a $5,000 donation to the Blair County Junior Livestock Association's scholarship fund through the Bayer Fund's Ame...

 

H-burg Borough Council Discusses Fire Company Funds, Met with Opposition

The Phoenix Volunteer Fire Company was the subject of a great deal of discussion at the Hollidaysburg Borough Council August monthly meeting. The council voted to approve the request for the release of $27,590 to the fire company to cover loan...

 

Gregory to Host Upcoming Events

Constituents can connect with state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-80th) at a pair of upcoming events, one of which is designed to help veterans learn about services available to them. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, Gregory will join with Rep. Rich Irvin (R-Huntingdon/Ce...

 

Little Miss RS Crowned

Candace Heuston (left), 7, daughter of Brian and Crystal Heuston, was crowned Little Miss Roaring Spring on Friday, Aug. 5. Caroline Keith, 6, daughter of Allen and Emily Keith, was named first...

 

Memorial Park's Community Appreciation Day Upcoming

Morrisons Cove Memorial Park will be hosting the annual W. Gene Henry Community Appreciation Day on Sunday, Sept. 4, on the park grounds. Admission to the Hershberger Memorial Pool is free, as well as bowling at the Huntsman Lanes and roller skating...

 

Eight Participants Receive Scholarships At Jr. Livestock Show

1,500 Scholarship Recipients (first year scholarships) Faith Brumbaugh • Daughter of Keith and Melissa Brumbaugh of Martinsburg • 2022 graduate of Central High School • Plans to attend...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 1, 2022

Nason to End Scheduled Deliveries in October

Citing a declining number of deliveries over the past several years and a focus on community needs, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring has announced it will no longer offer scheduled obstetrics deliveries effective Oct. 9. In a...

 

Herald Lamb Purchased at Farm Show

The Herald purchased this 129-pound lamb from Hunter Semple, 11, of Shirleysburg, at the Williamsburg Farm Show livestock auction....

 

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