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 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019 

Blair County Resident Opinions Mixed on Legalizing Marijuana

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has been travelling across the state asking for the public's feedback on the legalization of recreational marijuana. Fetterman plans to visit all 67 counties in the commonwealth during a listening tour that began...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Volunteers Repair Bleachers At Little League Fields

Volunteers from the Carpenters Union Local 423 recently assisted coaches and board members from the Spring Cove Youth Baseball League to ready the fields at both Roaring Spring and Martinsburg....

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019 

Saturday Fire Destroys Freedom Township Home

Fire ripped through a double-wide trailer in East Freedom on Saturday morning, April 13, chasing the occupants out of bed before completely consuming the interior. A passerby noticed smoke coming...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Morrisons Cove-Area Churches Announce Easter Services

Churches in the Morrisons Cove area have announced Easter services scheduled for today, April 18, through Sunday, April 21. The following services were provided to the Herald. All services will be open to the public. Martinsburg Homewood at...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 18, 2019 

South Woodbury Twp. to Replace 2 Bridges

The Board of Supervisors of South Woodbury Township met Tuesday, April 2, at the township building. Bids were opened for road projects, which include seal coating. Two bids were received: one from New...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Voters to Meet Candidates at Altoona Hotel

The Central Pennsylvania Council of Republican Women will host “Cookies and Coffee with the Candidates” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Altoona Grand Hotel This will be an opportunity for the Republican voters of Blair County to meet...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Herald Print Subscribers Get Free Access to Online Edition

The Herald is reminding readers that it now publishes an online version. The online version of the Herald is free to all those who purchase print subscriptions. Those who live outside the Cove community and who have experienced mail delays may now...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

BPW Club Holds Business Expo

The Martinsburg Business and Professional Women's Club sponsored a Women's Business Expo on Saturday, March 30, at Homewood at Martinsburg's Givler Cultural Center. About 200 visitors attended the...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019 

Roaring Spring Council Notifies Library of Yearly Lease Termination

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meeting on Monday evening, April 8, in the borough building. Representatives from the Roaring Spring Community Library informed council that they have received the certified letter sent...

 
 By CHRISTIE SWEIGART    News    April 18, 2019 

Engineering Class Presents Project to N. Bedford School Board

The Northern Bedford County School District Board met Tuesday, April 9, for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. First to speak at the board meeting was Erik Whisker of Everett. Whisker is seeking support for his election bid for the office of...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Municipal

Harassment State Police, Bedford, have charged Justin Cunningham, 31, of Martinsburg, with harassment following an incident along Pulpit Road, Woodbury Township. On April 9, police were called to the home of a 63-year-old man for a report of...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 18, 2019 

Blair County Coroner Candidates Debate Duties, Efficiency of Office

The Republican candidates for the Office of Blair County Coroner squared off in a debate on Tuesday evening, April 9, in the ballroom at the Altoona Grand Hotel. Incumbent Patricia Ross, who has held...

 
 By ROBIN DODSON    News    April 18, 2019 

Taylor Township Supervisors Review Multiple Speed Limit Requests

Lead Taylor Township road worker Tim Laird told the supervisors on April 1 that the North Woodbury police have asked why there are no speed limit signs on Frederick Road. The residents and businesses are concerned with the speed of traffic on the...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Herald Announces Special Election Section on May 16

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing a special guide to the 2019 Primary Election in the May 16 edition. The guide will include information about the candidates for local offices. In addition to candidates, there are other matters of...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Local Candidates Asked to Submit Answers

The Morrisons Cove Herald will be publishing information about candidates appearing on the May 21 Primary Election in the May 16 edition of the Herald. Any candidate for a Cove-area office is asked to send answers to the following questions to the He...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Rotary Club Holds Four-Way Speech Contest

The Morrisons Cove Rotary Club has announced the winners of their 2019 Four-Way Test Speech Contest held on Thursday, March 21 at Northern Bedford High School. Six contestants representing Central...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Pa. Milk Board to Hold Hearing

The Pennsylvania Milk Marketing Board will hold a public hearing on May 1, 2019, to consider an amendment to the board’s regulations that would require cooperatives to provide a line item on member statements showing the amount of the over-order...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Primary Voter Registration Deadline is Monday, April 22

With the deadline to register to vote for the May 21 municipal primary fast approaching on April 22, Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar is reminding Pennsylvanians the Online Voter Registration (OVR) is the quickest and easiest way to...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    April 18, 2019 

'Life is a Beautiful Ride' at Nason

"Life is a Beautiful Ride" is the theme for this year's CORE (Center for Organ and Recovery Education) campaign. Each year the campaign is held at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center in Roaring Spring....

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Seminar to Be Held at Clover Creek

A seminar designed for church treasurers, financial secretaries and pastors will discuss some of the tax laws and best financial practices for congregations. The seminar will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Clover Creek Church...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Egg Hunt Sat. At St. John's

St John’s Reformed Church of Loysburg will hold an Easter egg hunt for all children in the community at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Children will gather in the fellowship hall for work on an Easter craft and a short Easter message. Children then...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 18, 2019 

Message of Wisdom Given to W-burg NHS Students

"You have wisdom all around you; gifts specifically designed for you," was Pastor Lori Lower's message to Williamsburg High School's National Honor Society students and scholarship students during...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

W. Pa. Gas Prices Jump Over the $3 Mark

After increasing by 11 cents last week, the average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is another 13 cents more expensive this week at $3.042 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. As the region sees gasoline...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

What's the Word in Williamsburg?

Postponed Easter Egg Hunt The Grace Pointe Community Church of God postponed its Easter Egg Hunt until Sunday, April 28, due to inclement weather this past Sunday. The Egg Hunt will begin following the regular church services...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Bedford County Promotion Seeks Dairy Promoters

It is time again for the planning of the Bedford County Dairy Princess Pageant. The committee is looking for girls between the ages of 9 and 24 who would be interested in an experience to promote Dairy Products and also travel through out Bedford...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Blair County Sees Major Uptick in Travel Spending

Blair County’s business community benefited from $358 million in travel spending during the year 2017. The information comes from the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) 2017 Annual Economic Impact Report. The...

 
 News    April 18, 2019 

Pa. AG Warns of 'We Buy Homes' Scam

Attorney General Shapiro is warning Pennsylvanians to be aware of deceptive advertising by businesses posting “We Buy Homes” signs on street corners. The signs are often a scam – looking to take advantage of Pennsylvanians suffering from debt,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Blair County DUI Task Force Targeting 'High Offense' Areas

The Blair County DUI Task Force was formed to keep the streets safe from impaired driving. Comprised of state and local law enforcement, the task force identifies and targets areas that have a high...

 

Herald Wins Three Awards in Statewide News Media Contest

A Herald reporter and a Herald correspondent have won awards in the statewide 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston won Honorable Mentions for his photo, "In the Arm...

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Friday, April 26, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 

Office to Close Early Good Friday

The office of the Morrisons Cove Herald will close at noon Good Friday, April 19, to allow employees to spend the Easter Season with family and friends. The office will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 22....

 

Curve Tickets Giveaway

We're looking for a winner to claim FOUR tickets to see the Altoona Curve take on the Richmond Flying Squirrels on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Just leave a comment under this post. (No purchase...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

Three Face Charges After Child Found Walking Streets

Three people are facing charges of child endangerment after police say a 3-year-old boy was found alone, walking the streets of Roaring Spring. According to the charges filed by Roaring Spring police, a man discovered the child walking by Greenlawn...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

A Mother's Grief: Claysburg Woman Loses Two Daughters to Addiction

Editor's Note: "A Mother's Grief," written by Herald Staff Writer Rick Boston, won Honorable Mention in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Peggy Miller of Claysburg exists in two places....

 

Competing Currents Are Altering the Course of Education in the Cove

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Since the introduction of the federal No...

 

Tech Brings New Benefits and New Challenges to Cove Farming

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Much of the land area in Morrisons Cove...

 

Multiple Factors Influence Crime and Law Enforcement Changes

Editor's Note: "The Changing Cove" series, written by Herald Correspondent George Berkheimer, won second place in the 2019 Professional Keystone Press Awards. Snapshots of years past from the Herald's...

 

Homewood Auction April 27

Homewood at Martinsburg’s Auxiliary will host its 11th annual Silent Auction from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, in Homewood’s Givler Cultural Center. The winning bids will be determined at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The public is invited to...

 

WW II Exhibit to Make Stop at RR Museum

For six weeks beginning Memorial Day Weekend, visitors to Blair County in central Pennsylvania will be able to see a special traveling exhibition coinciding with the 75th anniversary of D-Day – a...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    April 11, 2019

'Restore Pennsylvania' Initiative Aims to Update Infrastructure

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has said the state is "falling behind" on keeping up with the rest of the country when it comes to maintaining its infrastructure. From aging transit systems, crumbling...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    April 11, 2019

Spring Cove District Seeks Relief from Cyber School Costs

Superintendent Dr. Betsy Baker announced to the Spring Cove School Board at the April 8 Committee of the Whole meeting that she will be adding a resolution supporting Pennsylvania Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 to next week’s school board...

 
 By Michael Sell    News    April 11, 2019

Greenfield Twp. Sets Cleanup 4/27

Greenfield Township has scheduled a spring community cleanup day for township residents on Saturday, April 27. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the township’s garage at 477 Ski Gap Road, Claysburg. Collected items will include bul...

 

St. John's to Portray Last Supper

St. John's Reformed Church of Loysburg will present a live dramatization of The Last Supper during a Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. April 18. Pastor David M. Meckley will direct the performance and has invited the public to attend. Thirteen men...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

No Bids for Route 866 Project Equal Good News for Williamsburg Borough

During the Williamsburg Borough Council meeting on April 1, bids for the state Route 866 project were to be opened. However, no bids were sent in. This, according to Stiffler-McGraw engineer John Clabaugh, was a good thing because PennDOT took a...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

Owner of Cove Valley Airport Asks Supervisors for Zoning Protection

Chris Bartel, who owns the Cove Valley Airport near Williamsburg, discussed a proposed solar farm coming to area near Bartel’s field with the Woodbury Township supervisors during the regular meeting on April 4. Bartel asked the supervisors to...

 
 By Natalie Gorsuch    News    April 11, 2019

Authority Awaiting State Funding News

Stiffler McGraw Engineer John Clabaugh, senior project manager, was present at the Williamsburg Municipal Authority’s regular meeting April 2 and said that he is awaiting results from the April 17 PennVEST meeting to see if a funding offer will be...

 

'Wildfire Danger Today' Installed

Jeremy Akers, Williamsburg's new fire warden, stands next to the Fire Danger Sign and Smokey the Bear during last Wednesday's installation. The installation was done by the Pa. Dept. of Conservation...

 

Western Pennsylvania Gas Prices Jump

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is 11 cents more expensive this week at $2.919 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Gasoline is mostly more expensive this week across the Mid-Atlantic and...

 

Work Continues Near Canoe Creek Until November

PennDOT announced March 27 that Plum Contracting Inc., Greensburg, will resume work on the Canoe Creek Improvements Project in Frankstown Township, Blair County. On April 1, the contractor began implementing a new traffic pattern. This will be done...

 

IRC Continues Mission Despite Helm Change

Katrina Pope wears many hats at work. As the education and enforcement coordinator for the Intermunicipal Relations Committee (IRC) since 2010, she balances a myriad of daily job demands. "Education i...

 

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