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End Gamer By Rachel Dylan

Two men are dead by what appears to be the same person or persons. One, Michael Rogers, was a construction worker. The other, Sean Battle, was a Petty Officer First Class and member of the Seal Team 8...

 
 By Wayne Bush    Opinion    September 17, 2020 

Let Yourself Hear

Most times a man will tell his bad intentions if you listen, let yourself hear. – Charles Travis Postelwaite (Kevin Costner), from the movie "Open Range." According to Merriam-Webster, the...

 

The Faith We Place in Our Elections

I’ve lost track of the times over the years I’ve heard a politician say, “This is the most important election of my lifetime.” In fact, I’ve said it myself. I’m sure we all believed it at the time, but in my case, at least, I know I was...

 

The Opinion Page

Just a reminder that the Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are...

 

Celebrate The Foundation Of America

Editor’s Note: Constitution Week is the commemoration of America's most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of Sept. 17-23. There are two documents of paramount importance to American history: the Declaration of...

 

Correction on Pa. Flu Deaths

To the Editor: Reluctant as I am to find fault with columnist Linda Williams, your copy editor, and most of all publisher emeritus (and my friend and former employer) Dave Snyder, I must point out the error in Ms. Williams' column published Aug. 27 (...

 

Congress passes Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. House on July 22 followed the Senate’s lead and overwhelmingly passed historic public lands legislation to guarantee federal funds for local, state and national parks, trails and recreation facilities. The bipartisan vote was 310 to 107....

 

The Opinion Page

The Herald’s Opinion Page is where members of the Cove community are invited to speak up about issues of concern to them and the community at large. Shorter opinions are published as Letters to the Editor. Longer opinions are published as Guest...

 

What is Truth?

“A young man sittin' on the witness stand The man with the book says “Raise your hand” “Repeat after me, I solemnly swear” The man looked down at his long hair And although the young man solemnly swore Nobody seems to hear anymore And it...

 

Questions Remain about BLM-Related Incident in Bedford County

To the Editor:  Recently a group from the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement passed through Bedford County on their way to Washington, D.C., and allegedly trespassed on property in Schellsburg where one of the group was shot. The man later went...

 

Counties Are Getting 'Election Ready 2020' But Need the State's Help

By LISA SCHAEFER Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pa. This fall’s presidential election is coming up quickly, and during every day leading up to Nov. 3, Pennsylvania’s county leaders and election officials are hard at work...

 

Another Bump in the Road

From where we live, it is a quick trip into town via the southern end of I-99. I have been told the 1960s government of Pennsylvania ended the four-lane road in Bedford to prevent folks from taking...

 

Volunteers Important To RS Library

Do you have a little bit of time to share your talent? Think about becoming a library volunteer. Thousands of volunteer hours are performed at the library each year. You, too, can become a volunteer. You can make a difference in library services righ...

 

'Back-On-Track ESAs' Offer A Unique Opportunity For Pa. Parents And Students

By SEN. JUDY WARD and REP. CLINT OWLETT With the start of the school year fast approaching, everyone from parents and students to teachers and school administrators is likely feeling anxious about what lies ahead. So many kids want and need to go...

 

Back to School: 'Buildings' or 'Virtual'? What is the Answer?

By LOIS M. KANESHIKI The answer is, there is no one correct answer, because all children are different. School districts, again, are having to make impossible choices that affect thousands of students. It is literally impossible to make the...

 

Waking People Up

Liberalism [Marxism] always generates the exact opposite of its stated intent. – Jim Quinn, Quinn's First Law When all of the mayhem started a few months ago, I predicted to family and friends that...

 

Adopt at the Roaring Spring Library

There are many ways you can support the Roaring Spring Community Library. Adoption is a unique way to contribute to the library and make an impact on the community. ADOPT an Author The Adopt an Author program allows you to not only be first in line...

 
 By Jim Foreman    Opinion    August 20, 2020

A Clarification on Republican Ballot Mailer

As some of you may already know, there was a mailer received by many registered Republicans in Pennsylvania over the past few days. The mailer made reference to your option of requesting a mail-in ballot for November. Many of you are also aware of Pr...

 

All of Us Need to Help Revitalize Our Democracy

By LEE H. HAMILTON For The Center Square Amid all the troubles occupying our attention, one of the more worrisome is also one of the least visible. It is the loss of public faith in the effectiveness of our representative democracy. Concern over our...

 

Fundraising in Our 'New Normal'

Each year in March, the Roaring Spring Community Library holds A Novel Affair dinner and silent auction. 2020 not only marked the 12th year for this event, but thanks to the generosity of our local businesses and community members, it was set to be...

 

Spring Hope Cemetery Association

Did you know there is a cemetery located beside the campus of the Village at Morrison’s Cove? If you do, you probably live or work nearby it or may have a loved one buried there. If you don’t, you are not alone! The Spring Hope Cemetery is a...

 

Eight Tips To Make Farmers Markets Successful

Are you a part of your local farmers market, as a customer, vendor, manager, cheerleader, or funder? Markets carry great tradition, and whatever your current or future role is, here are some tips and experiences from managers and staff. 1. Markets...

 

Storytime: The Next Generation

On her days off from work as a nurse, my mother would always take me somewhere fun. On nice days, we would go to Raystown swimming or we would go to the local park to swing on the swings and walk on the little walking trails. When the weather was inc...

 

Do As I Say, Not...

"Resolving an argument on Twitter and leaving everybody satisfied will happen as soon as Sisyphus gets to the top of the hill." ~Dave Weigel Washington Post columnist It's hard to admit it, but I'm no...

 
 By DAN MARKEL    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Calling the Country Back to God

Religion alone is neither a solution to a socioeconomic problem nor a proper answer to persistent injustice. Religion can just as readily be a diversion from reality. Questions: “What God are you talking about?” and “Which is the right...

 

A Victory for Government Transparency in Pennsylvania

One of the biggest frustrations we have faced during this pandemic is a lack of effective communication from the Wolf administration. The orders issued by the governor and the secretary of health have been life-changing for families, employees and...

 
 By DAN MILLER    Opinion    August 6, 2020

The Hershey Co., Coca-Cola, Ford, And Others Leave Facebook Over Hate Speech

A campaign that only started June 17 has already led to more than 1,000 businesses nationwide pledging to suspend all paid advertising on Facebook through at least July, according to the latest estimates from “Stop Hate for Profit,” a coalition...

 

More Than Soap

There are many people in our community who are facing new economic challenges because of the mandatory closure of businesses due to COVID-19. Financial resources are tight and there may not be enough left in the budget for personal hygiene items....

 

Fact Sheet Explores Homework Gap Issue, Possible Solutions

Internet access remains a problem for millions of Americans, including school age children. Those students without home internet access face increased difficulties completing their schoolwork, often referred to as the “homework gap.” Earlier...

 

A Tale of the 'Hispanic Soldiers'

To the Editor: I have read with interest the reaction to your effort to reach out to the Hispanic immigrant workers in your community. I have a story to relate to the subject. Perhaps my favorite uncle, Joe McClure, native and resident of Huntingdon...

 

Give Yourself Permission to Do the Right Thing

To the Editor: Perhaps history can forgive those who voted for Trump in 2016. Trump made many grandiose promises of actions that would shake up the status quo and benefit the common man, steps that certainly have a populist appeal. And previously...

 

Don't Be A Titty Baby ...

By MICHAEL LYNCH Posted June 11, 2020 I think what the country needs is sort of mix between more Norman Rockwell and more Norman Lear. We need to stop being simpletons and live more simply. As the old Southern expression goes, “Stop being a titty...

 

It's Time To Obey The Ten Commandments

My brother and I knew Mom had had quite enough when she threatened to pound sand up our butts. The warning sufficed and she never had to carry through. I wish that someone in authority would tell the...

 

The Lost Art Of Writing

The Roaring Spring Community Library is currently offering a unique program titled “The Lost Art of Writing.” The program began on July 14 and will run through Aug. 12. If you missed the first couple sessions, don’t worry. Each session has...

 

Pandemic Following Predicted Course

To the Editor: It has ben four months since the Herald published my account of the likely stages of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States (“A Nonpolitical Historical Approach to Epidemic Disease Stages,” March 19, 2020). In general,...

 

A Chance to Right a Wrong in November

To the Editor: In October 1967 Navy aviator Lt. Cmdr. John S. McCain III was shot down during a bombing mission over North Vietnam. At that same time Donald J. Trump was claiming service exemption because of a condition he called heel spurs. For...

 

Will Columns Be Fact-Checked?

To the Editor: I have been an avid reader of your local paper for a number of years, having married a girl from the Cove. Many times I have felt like sending a response to various letters, but never really found the need until this week. I find it qu...

 

Dispute Resolution is a Fair Process

To the Editor: Every family has had someone face a medical emergency. At these critical times, we want to get ourselves, or our family member, to the closest and best doctor or hospital to be treated. In emergencies you are only focused on getting th...

 

'Defund the Police!'

It seems that there are a stunning number of dupes who believe that getting rid of police will somehow make everyone nice and we'll all live happily ever after in a Marxist utopia holding hands singin...

 

Summer STEM Camp Set at RS Library

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our everyday lives in so many ways. Just because we cannot be together physically, doesn’t mean we can’t have fun. This year’s Family Fun Summer STEM Camp at the Roaring Spring Community Library is designed so...

 

'The Wall That Heals' in Bedford County July 23-26

To the Editor: We are just one week away from bringing The Wall That Heals to Bedford County. This is an event you won’t want to miss. I have included the complete schedule below and hope that you can join us. Thank you to our main sponsors Fort Be...

 

The Herald Isn't 'Marxist.' I Promise.

There are a couple of little birds in the Herald community who occasionally chirp to me about things people are saying about the Herald which those people are, for some reason, afraid to actually say to me, the Herald’s publisher. Since I have no...

 

e-Books, Audiobooks From the Comfort Of Your Home

cloudLibrary saved me from absolute and total boredom. I discovered this gem when the Commonwealth was shut down due to COVID-19. I read a lot of books. I think it was somewhere around 25 in total. Without cloudLibrary the harmonious vibe of my home...

 
 By TIM HARCLERODE    Opinion    July 9, 2020

COVID-19: How the Pandemic Made Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Better

In recent weeks, I have been reflecting on the unprecedented challenges that our community and our team at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center have faced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, I’ve been intentionally looking for every...

 

Programming for the Future Virtual Author Meet & Greet

On June 16, the Roaring Spring Community Library had the opportunity to host Breaking Rules Publishing’s hottest new author, Trisha McKee. We got to sit down with Trisha via Zoom and hosted guests from as far away as California to right here in...

 
 By Dave Scott Jr.    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Team Work

"He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader." – Aristotle I am neither a child of the Sixties nor of the Seventies. I was born in a moment of time that results in my youthful personal...

 

Take A Careful Look at Demands of 'BLM'

This letter is written in response to the recent events that have occurred as a result of George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis, Minn. It is important that one separate a desire, as others have called for in this newspaper, to “do what’s...

 

PA 30-Day Fund Helps Small Businesses

To the Editor: Thank you for the spectacular article in your June 18, 2020, issue regarding the PA 30-day Fund (Herald of June 18, 2020, Page A-6). To date, 26 Blair County small businesses have each been given $3,000. We are hoping other small...

 

Roaring Readers Challenge 2020

Every summer, the Roaring Spring Community Library holds a Summer Reading program for all ages. This year we will be doing our first online Summer Reading Challenge. The epic quest began on June 22 and will run through Aug.10. Registration is open...

 

Hypocrisy Rages On

Here it is June and while the potency of COVID-19 has waned somewhat, the hypocrisy roars on. There is good news in that so many vaccines are being developed, Dr. Anthony Fauci thinks one of them...

 

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