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ACM Recognizes 60 Summer Grads

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 60 graduates earning 66 associate degrees and certificates at the conclusion of the summer 2022 session. Graduates and their degrees or certificates are listed below according to residence. The awards refer to...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    September 29, 2022 

HACP Discusses Pumpkin-, Winterfest

The September monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) was held at the U.S. Hotel with the focus on marketing and programming events. The Aug. 13 Family Fun Day was reported as a huge success with over 800 people...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    September 29, 2022 

Gender Identity Questions Raised at HASD Meeting

The September monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors committee of the whole/voting meeting was highlighted by a spirited discussion over establishment of a gender identity policy. School board member Carmen Bilek...

 
 By THOMAS SCHMITT    News    September 29, 2022 

Borough Hears from Citizens Concerns About Flooding

A number of issues were discussed in unfinished business at the Hollidaysburg Borough Council monthly September meeting, but stormwater runoff and resulting flooding was the one given primary attention. Trina Illig was in attendance to discuss the...

 

Allocation of Federal COVID Recovery Funds

In March 2021, Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which included funding for state, local and Tribal governments nationwide. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds...

 

Applicants Invited to Apply for PA Farm Bill Grants To Prepare Future Generation for Success in Ag

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding called for proposals for $500,000 in PA Farm Bill Agriculture & Youth Grants. Redding invited applicants whose projects are aimed at preparing...

 

AAA: Gas Prices Decrease in Pa.; National Average Increases

Gas prices are two cents lower in Western Pennsylvania this week at $3.902 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. This week’s average prices: Western Pennsylvania Average: $3.902 Average price during the week of Sept. 19,...

 

Pa. Unemployment Rate Down To 4.2 Percent In August, Lowest Rate in More than 20 Years

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) released its preliminary employment situation report for August 2022. Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was down one-tenth​ of a percentage point over the month to 4.2 percent in August, the...

 

Bedford County Technical Center to Host FAFSA Night

The Bedford County Technical Center will host a FAFSA Completion Night on Monday, Nov. 14, in the computer lab from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) will have a staff member on hand to help with completing...

 

Farm Show Gears Up for Fall Extravaganza

"Every fall this is something that we definitely look forward to," Williamsburg Community Farm Show Board Secretary Angie Walason said about this weekend's annual Fall Extravaganza. The extravaganza...

 

School District Adopts Title I School-Wide Plan

During its meeting last Tuesday evening, the Williamsburg Community School Board adopted its first Title I school-wide plan. Title I is remediation in reading and math for the elementary school. Superintendent Lisa Murgas said that the school-wide...

 

Central's Rotary Student of The Month: Hunter Myers

Hunter Myers Parents: Ryan Myers and Karla Myers School Activities: National Honor Society, Cross Country, Track Hobbies/Interests: Playing sports, reading, and volunteering Honors/Awards Received:...

 

State Game Lands Tours Slated For October

Pennsylvania’s state game lands really are something to see. Want to find out? Take one of the tours the Pennsylvania Game Commission is holding in October. The tours provide a good example of the opportunities available on game lands statewide,...

 

Friends of Martinsburg Library Set 2023 Book Sales

The Friends of the Martinsburg Community Library held its annual regorganization meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7 p.m. The Cove Book Club met on Sept. 13 to discuss “Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann. The group had a Zoom presentation...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 29, 2022 

Claysburg Man Accused of Operating Meth Lab

A Claysburg man is behind bars after the discovery of drug paraphernalia in his garage led police to a suspected meth lab. According to charges filed by Greenfield Township police, on Sept. 7, police...

 

Dragon Pride Foundation Donates to Libraries in SCSD

The Dragon Pride Foundation made donations of $500 to each of the libraries in the Spring Cove School District. The foundation thanks local libraries for all that they do for the c...

 

VFW Announces Scholarship Winners, Teacher of the Year

The National Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) organization annually sponsors two youth essay competitions, Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy. These competitions which are held on a local, district,...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 29, 2022 

Work Resumes on Freedom Township Water Project After Summer-Long Break

The Freedom Township water project resumed construction this week after a nearly summer-long break due to supply shortages. Workers were forced to halt construction when they exhausted their supply of meter pits. The meter pits were due to be...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 29, 2022 

Williamsburg Set To Vote on LERTA

Blair County, Williamsburg Borough, and Woodbury and Catharine Townships are poised to adopt two ordinances that will provide tax breaks for new construction as well as improvements to existing structures within the respective municipalities through...

 

Cove Farmer Hopes Grant Will Help Dairy Farms

A 30-year Morrisons Cove farmer said that he hopes a grant given to Penn State will help farmers who are "already doing the right things" to help mitigate climate change. David Rice, owner of Clover C...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 29, 2022 

PA Game Commission Votes to Purchase Plum Creek Mtn.

Roaring Spring Borough is a step closer to closing the books on its ownership of Plum Creek Mountain after the Pennsylvania Game Commission voted to purchase the 1,367-acre tract of land from the borough for $1.2 million. Earlier this year, the borou...

 

Highland Meadows Farm To Host Chamber 'Down On The Farm' Event

The Blair County Chamber of Commerce Farm-City Committee is gearing-up for its annual “Down on the Farm” event to be held Thursday, Oct. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. The host will be Highland Meadows farm located at 548 Rebecca Furnace Road, Martinsburg....

 

Curry Supply Company Hires Sara Herron As Marketing Coordinator

Curry Supply has appointed Sara Herron as the company’s marketing coordinator. In this role, Herron will assist the marketing director through the company’s marketing efforts and strategies to promote our products and services. Specifically, she...

 

ACM Recognizes 60 Summer Graduates

Allegany College of Maryland recognized 60 graduates earning 66 associate degrees and certificates at the conclusion of the summer 2022 session. Graduates and their degrees or certificates are listed below according to residence. The awards refer to...

 

PennDOT Resumes Reviews for Bridge Replacement Projects

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced that it has resumed planning work and federal environmental reviews for six bridge replacement projects proposed as part of the Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (MBP3). The six...

 

PennDOT Phases in Newly Designed Driver Licenses, Identification Cards

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) today announced that, as part of ongoing security enhancements, PennDOT is updating the design and enhancing the security features of its...

 

New Funding Awarded to Train Masonry Trades Apprentices in 29 Counties for In-Demand Jobs

Governor Tom Wolf announced $297,000 in new funding through Pennsylvania’s Pre-Apprentice and Apprenticeship Grant Program to help the Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 9 continue its Western Pennsylvania Bricklayers Masonry Training...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022

RS Man Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Faces More Than Two Decades Behind Bars

A Roaring Spring man who was arrested last August with $250,000 worth of illegal drugs will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty last week in Blair County Court. Jayme W. Walter, 43, along with his companion, Erica Lynn Eckert,...

 

Horseshoe Cloggers Host Try-it-Night

The Horseshoe Cloggers, of Newry is hosting a try-it-night on Monday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. Practice will be held at the Newry Lions Club. This is a high-energy, hand clapping, toe-tapping dance group,...

 

'United We Can' Announces 5th Season of Speakers

Inspirational, encouraging, motivational and passion driven are words to describe the fall season of Speakers for the fifth Anniversary Season of “United We Can” Luncheons and Events Series. Five years ago, the luncheon series kicked off its...

 

New Dryers in Roaring Spring

The owners of the Roaring Spring Laundromat are pleased to announce that four new large dryers have been installed. The dryers are ready for customers to use. Laundromat Manager Allan Bassler said...

 
 By JUDITH OTT    News    September 22, 2022

SCPR Fall Festival Dedicates Plaque in Honor of Clappers

Southern Cove Power Reunion held its Fall Festival and Tractor Show on Sept. 17, 18 and 19. Thousands attended this event, and many brought tractors – most John Deere – and many others for...

 

Authority Discusses Moving Meeting

During its September meeting, the Williamsburg Municipal Authority discussed the prospect of moving its meeting to the morning. This change would happen because only one person on the authority isn’t retired, and the morning would be easier for...

 

Catharine Does Not Qualify For USDA Grants

To qualify for a USDA grant, the median income of an area has to equal around $50,000. Catharine Township supervisors announced during last Thursday’s meeting that the township is not eligible for a grant because the median income was too high to q...

 

Homecoming Court Crowned at Williamsburg Field

Williamsburg hosted its first "home" game in over two years last Friday evening with a win over Claysburg. Prior to the game, homecoming festivities were held, including a parade and the crowning....

 

DCED Announces Election Integrity Grant Funding Awards

The Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) announced funding awards to Pennsylvania counties through the Election Integrity Grant Program (EIGP). Under Act 88 of 2022, DCED was tasked with establishing the program to provide grants...

 

Head-On Crash Leads to Entrapment

A two-vehicle accident on Allegheny Street, Martinsburg, on Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, sent one man to the hospital with unknown injuries. Details of the accident are limited but police believe the...

 

Central Students Recognized in National Merit Scholarship Program

Central High School Principal Stephanie Thompson announced that Darcy Heltzel (left) and Rebekah Disney (right) have been named Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. A...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022

Roaring Spring Council Waiting on Game Commission Decision

The Roaring Spring Borough Council met for its regular monthly meetings on Monday, Sept. 12, and gave an update on Plum Creek Mountain. Councilman James Musselman said the borough is waiting to hear from the Pennsylvania Game Commission on whether...

 

A Quick Read

Kit Krehl, 2, of Gibsonia, PA, couldn't even wait to get in the house before reading his Herald after it was delivered. Kit is the son of Abby and Noah Krehl, both of whom are from Martinsburg. Kit's...

 

SCSB Hears from Transportation on Bus Driver Shortage

Having adequate transportation to get all students to school effectively has been an issue of concern for the Spring Cove School District since the start of the 2022-23 school year. During the recognition of visitors portion of the board of...

 

Williamsburg Man Facing Multiple Theft Charges

By RICK BOSTON Staff Writer Cellphone records, tire tracks, security cameras, drones, and a prison interview have led to the arrest of a Williamsburg man on multiple theft charges that police said...

 
 By RICK BOSTON    News    September 22, 2022

Claysburg-Kimmel School Board Awards Contracts For Athletic Project

The Claysburg-Kimmel School Board met on Wednesday Sept. 7, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 14 and continued to award contracts for the athletic project. During its Sept. 7 meeting, the board awarded the electrical contract to Mashan Inc. in the amount...

 

Women Gaining Responsibility And Visibility In Agriculture

The USDA's Census of Agriculture provides a detailed look at the state and health of agriculture in the United States every five years. It also gives some insight into trends that are shaping and...

 

Hollidaysburg Ambulance Upgrading Skills of EMTs

The Hollidaysburg American Legion Ambulance Service (HALAS) is making some changes to better serve the Cove community, including offering training to upgrade the level of pre-hospital service that...

 

Bedford Co. Chamber to Honor Local Businesses, Individuals at Celebration

The Bedford County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the business and individuals to be honored during the 2022 Award Celebration on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Bedford County Airport. Sixteen awards will be presented to outstanding...

 

Emergency Preparedness Encouraged This Month with New Tools

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM), and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department are encouraging citizens to take steps to prepare for emergencies and ensure that their homes,...

 

Clarification

Southern Cove Power Reunion’s Fall Show begins on Sept. 16 through the 18. The kitchen will open each day at 8 a.m. Friday’s tractor pull weigh in time is 4 p.m. with the pull beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday’s weigh in time is 3 p.m. with the...

 

WISE Women Announce Funding Opportunity

WISE Women of Blair County has announced its “Empowering Women & Eliminating Racism” grant application. WISE Women of Blair County, through the Central Pennsylvania Community Foundation, has established this funding opportunity to support...

 

Hollidaysburg Farm Show Returns Sept. 20

The 85th Hollidaysburg Community Farm Show will be held Sept. 19 to 22. The show will be held at the Hollidaysburg Senior High Sports Building on Montgomery Street. Adult and children’s entries will be accepted Sept. 19, 7 to 10 p.m. and Sept. 20...

 

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