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  • Rep. Jim Gregory Announces Re-Election Bid for Pa. State House

    Feb 1, 2024

    Republican Jim Gregory has announced his intention to seek re-election as state representative. Gregory is serving his third term representing the 80th District, which consists of parts of Blair and Huntingdon counties. “It is truly an honor to serve the good people of Blair and Huntingdon Counties in the State House. I strive every day to represent our rural conservative values in Harrisburg as my A Rating from the NRA and 100 percent voting record from the PA Pro-Life Federation exemplify,” explained Gregory. “With your support, I look forwa...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Feb 1, 2024

    Dr. Kristen Tremaine is one of the best oncologists in the business. Her singular focus to not only treat people with cancer but also to find a cure is deeply rooted in the loss of her mother to the disease when Kristen was a young girl. Unfortunately, this dedication has come at a cost, namely her relationship with her husband and daughters. Sherri Reynolds, Kristen’s sister, has lived her life the opposite way. She has worked hard to find a balance between her career as a teacher, her c...

  • A Martinsburg Boy's Memories and Stories from the 1950s

    Feb 1, 2024

    Introduction John Bush was raised in Martinsburg and graduated from Central High in 1961. He spent most of his adult life in the Pacific Northwest. He has many memories as a boy in the 1950s that give some insight to the people and culture of Martinsburg in the 1950s. John likes to tell stories and over the years he has repeated the stories of his youth many times. His belief is that those years in Martinsburg influenced him all of his life. Some of the stories are historical in nature, some...

  • Lies and the Cherry Tree

    DAVE POTCHAK, Herald Columnist|Jan 25, 2024

    As a child, there was a large tree in our backyard that the members of my family and our neighbors called a chokecherry tree. Our parents told us to never eat the little fruits from that tree, or we would choke to death. The fact was that the tree, in reality, was a wild black cherry tree that started to grow long before I was born. To this day, I don’t think that my parents lied to us – more likely, they heard this tale about the chokecherry tree and out of ignorance and caution, they passed on the information to their kids. Now, most chi...

  • Pennsylvania funds $40M to replace diesel trucks with EVs

    ANTHONY HENNEN, The Center Square|Jan 25, 2024

    The diesel-to-electric vehicle conversion continues as Pennsylvania coughs up the funds for localities and trucking companies to make an upgrade. The Department of Environmental Protection announced on Wednesday $40 million in grants to 16 applicants to replace aging diesel vehicles with EVs. The grants come from the $119 million Pennsylvania was awarded from a 2016-2017 settlement with Volkswagen after the company skirted emission rules. “Clean air is crucial in ensuring a healthy environment,” DEP Interim Acting Secretary Jessica Shirley sai...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Jan 25, 2024

    Rewind to 1992. A movie has just released showing women playing professional baseball. The book, No Crying in Baseball, is a homage to one of America’s most beloved movies of the 1990s – A League of Their Own. Written by Erin Carlson, a cultural and entertainment journalist, the book takes us on a deep dive into the making of the movie. This journey lets us look at the works of Penny Marshall (of Laverne and Shirley fame), Tom Hanks, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, and the movie’s star, Geena Davis....

  • Modern Dentistry Is A Welcome Addition To The Aging

    LINDA WILIAMS, Herald Columnist|Jan 18, 2024

    Nothing in my lifetime has changed quite so much for the better as dentistry. I have always been a dentist’s dream. Constantly there if something wrong with one of my choppers. It all goes back to my childhood when my parents indulged me nightly with chocolate milk in a bottle. I can’t blame them, they just didn’t know the correlation between tooth decay and sugar. I’m not sure anyone had that knowledge in the early 1940s. They did drag (and I mean dragged) me to a dentist when I was about 6 or so and I was a complete brat. I refused to open...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Jan 18, 2024

    How far would you go to get away from your heartbreak? For Leonie Hayes, the answer is from Dublin to San Francisco. Putting as much distance between herself and her troubles seems like the perfect way to move on from her fiancé Adam. As she tries to quickly settle into her new life, she discovers a bundle of unread letters buried in the back of a closet in her new apartment. All are addressed to Helena Abbott. When a new letter arrives, Leonie accidentally opens and reads it. She tries to...

  • OPINION: Farmworker Housing Crisis Looms

    Anthony Hennen, The Center Square|Jan 18, 2024

    The state Senate and House Agriculture and Rural Affairs committees gathered for a hearing at the PA Farm Show on January 10, 2024, to discuss the five-year impact of the 2019 Pennsylvania Farm Bill. The annual Pennsylvania Farm Show brings a circular focus to agriculture in Harrisburg and officials call attention to issues that get overlooked. During a joint House and Senate committee hearing, Pa. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding warned that a housing shortage affects farmers, too. “One issue of particular interest right now is farmworker...

  • Wineland's IGA Foodliner: The Area's First Supermarket

    TOM REESE, For the Herald|Jan 11, 2024

    Grocery supermarkets were a new thing in the 1950s. As was mentioned in a previous article, up until that time when you shopped at a grocery store, you went up to the counter and told the clerk what you wanted and they would bring it to you, item by item. Grocery stores were very much smaller than today’s markets. Items were stacked to the ceiling, which in many cases were ten feet high or more. Clerks used long hooks to bring things down or to knock them loose, then catch them as they fell. S...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Jan 11, 2024

    Welcome to Purity, Maine. An isolated town, it’s the perfect place for a spy to retire. Or is it? Thus begins the journey for Maggie Bird and four of her fellow ex-CIA agents in Tess Gerritsen’s latest novel, The Spy Coast. Choosing Maine as the central setting for the novel was made easy by the fact that Maine has had many ex-CIA operatives retire there. Gerritsen’s husband, a doctor, found that several of his patients identified as being past employees of the US government, the CIA, and Secre...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Jan 11, 2024

    To The Editor: It brought me much joy to read Martinsburg Musings by Tom Reese. Tom and I are contemporaries so the town he described was the town I grew up in. Those of us who grew up in Martinsburg in the 1950s were as blessed as any young person could be. I could picture myself at 13 years of age (70 years ago) walking the town passing the businesses that Tom described. I can think of only one addition/correction that I can make. As I remember, the grocery store in the Leidy building was called The American Store and was managed by Mildred...

  • Don't Brush Off Your Winter Blues: 7 Treatments For Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Jan 4, 2024

    When the season shifts to cooler temps, your mood might shift, too — for better or worse. In the northern latitudes, winter lovers look forward to cozy nights, roaring fires and sparkling snowscapes. But if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD), you may find the shorter days lead to a dark and dreary season for your body and mind alike. SAD is a form of depression that brings about a range of physical and emotional symptoms during the winter months. However, they tend to go away during the spring and summer months as the days begin to l...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Jan 4, 2024

    Before the start of World War II, the city of Salonika had the largest Jewish population in Greece, totaling approximately 50,000. In April 1941, the Germans invaded and occupied Greece. The Jewish people were soon forced into two large ghettos. By mid-1943, more than 45,000 Jews had been deported from their beloved city to Auschwitz-Birkenau. This is where our story begins: Salonika, 1943. Told to us by “The Angel of Truth,” who tells us he was cast down from heaven by God’s own hand, our story begins on one of the many trains destined for t...

  • Herald Editor Moving On

    ANNA BAUGHMAN MILLER, Editor|Jan 4, 2024

    Famously, it's not always easy to say goodbye. In my personal life, specifically with my family, I often try to do the "Irish Goodbye," to some extent (for those unfamiliar, an Irish Goodbye is leaving without saying goodbye). I do always say goodbye to my mom and dad and I like to kiss my nieces' and nephews' heads before I go, but it takes a lot for me to announce to the room "I am now leaving." This is likely because I'll see them again soon. Usually within the next day. Sadly, this isn't...

  • Po's Peek: Hearing Issues Mixed with a Compulsion to Speak

    DAVE POTCHAK|Dec 28, 2023

    The prelude When it comes to making a purchase, never argue with a woman. My wife warned me that the on-line price I found for two Seresto flea and tick collars was too good to be true. And, of course, she was right. When I told her of the deal I got, which was less than half of the expected price, she asked me what the tracking number was on the order. And I replied, “What tracking number?” Not an order number, nor a tracking number, nor a confirmation number were given to me. The collars were fake, and I halted the transaction by calling my...

  • Books to Borrow Martinsburg Public Library Recommends

    Dec 28, 2023

    “I could never let Holly go.” – Stephen King A political thriller? A horror novel? A supernatural chiller? If you are a longtime Stephen King reader, you will be thrilled to know that this novel tries to cover them all. Holly, as a novel, finds its roots in four previous books and one novella by King. Holly Gibney, the title character in Holly, is a minor character in the Bill Hodges trilogy (“Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers,” “End of Watch”). She also finds her way into King’s book “The Outsider” and in a novella included in “If It Blee...

  • Polar Express a Huge Hit

    JUDITH OTT, Southern Cove Correspondent|Dec 28, 2023

    The Polar Express, a 4D movie experience, was held on Saturday, Dec. 7 to Dec. 9 at the Bistro Restaurant in Martinsburg. This has not been done for three years. The price remained the same and the actors, dancers, and elves were extraordinary. Before the movie experience began, children dressed in pajamas enjoyed popcorn and a short film on a young boy dreaming. A live actor acted this scene out also and the children’s attention could not have been better. When snowflakes came down, they giggled with excitement and joy. Next the conductor c...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Dec 21, 2023

    Mariah Ellison has been invited to spend Christmas with her old friend Sadie and Sadie’s husband Barton. She travels by train from London to the quaint village of St. Helens, glad for a break from the city. She is shocked when to arrive at Sadie’s home just to find out that Sadie is not there! Barton quickly turns Mariah out on the street, claiming he knew nothing of her visit and that it would be inappropriate of him to give her a room. She soon finds lodging with Gwendolyn Cooper, the younger...

  • Christmas Is Still Christmas Even As An Octogenarian

    Linda Williams|Dec 21, 2023

    On Facebook, I belong to a group called “Miracle of Christmas” where people show off their holiday decorations. Most of them begin this festive adoration in late October. If that is what you like, go for it! Personally, I prefer to wait until after Thanksgiving. As I look back, neither my mother nor my mother-in-law continued to decorate into their octogenarian years. We continue to decorate with a much smaller tree, a few knick knacks, our huge glass star made by my husband and lights on the yard bushes. Smaller, but satisfying. I do love Chr...

  • Eisenhower's Visits to Martinsburg

    TOM REESE, For the Herald|Dec 21, 2023

    Donald Trump’s campaign stop in October of 2020 was of course big news, but he was not the first president to land at the airport at Martinsburg. President Dwight D. Eisenhower made at least three trips here in the 1950s. As the commander of the Allied forces in World War 11 and as President, Eisenhower was immensely popular. Although it’s hard to imagine in this partisan era, he was rarely, if ever, criticized by the media. He won both presidential elections, in 1952 and in 1956, by lan...

  • Ask the Williamsburgers

    NATALIE GORSUCH, Williamsburg Correspondent|Dec 21, 2023

    It’s our last issue before the Christmas season. The Christmas season brings lots of great, warm and fuzzy memories for me. Whether it’s the church services, the getting together of family and friends, or just celebrating Jesus’ birth – Christmas is a time to celebrate. This last question was inspired by Christmas and all the activities surrounding the holiday – “What is your favorite Christmas carol or song?” Here is what a few residents had to say: Jill Norris: “What Child is This?” Stephanie Rhodes: “Oh Holy Night” Ann Jones: “Silent Night...

  • Know The Symptoms Of RSV

    Dec 14, 2023

    When you or a loved one are sneezing, coughing and blowing your nose, it’s normal to think you have a cold — especially in the fall or winter. However, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is another possibility. This highly contagious lung infection can lead to serious complications, especially in young children and adults with weakened immunity. Those most at risk for contracting RSV include: • Premature infants and infants under 6 months old • Children and adults with weakened immune systems (such as those being treated for cancer) • Children a...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Dec 14, 2023

    “Your head knows some things; your tummy knows everything.” These are the words repeated by Henry Winkler several times in his new memoir Being Henry: The Fonz…and Beyond. It is just one of the many life lessons Winkler shares as he takes us through the highs and lows of the life of one of Hollywood’s most recognizable actor/writer/directors. Winkler celebrates 50 years of Hollywood success in 2023, but in his eyes, it was not all success and happiness, as many may view it from the outside...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 14, 2023

    To the Editor: Thank you to the Blair County voters who voted to retain me for another term on the Blair County Court of Common Pleas in last month’s election. The trust and support you have extended me in electing me to this position twice is a daily source of encouragement. It is a privilege to serve the community that I have called home my entire life and that has provided me so much opportunity. The next ten years will bring significant challenges for our court system. On January 1, I will begin to serve as the President Judge of our C...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Dec 14, 2023

    To the Editor: We, at the Martinsburg Food Pantry, want to thank our community for its generosity shown in supporting the pantry with food and monetary donations before the holidays! Our Mayor, Richard Brantner Sr. announced earlier that our shelves were empty, and we are very grateful for individuals, churches, businesses and food drives to respond so generously. Many Thanks! Linda K. Smith Martinsburg...

  • Martinsburg Musings from the 1950s: Part Two

    TOM REESE, For the Herald|Dec 7, 2023

    More on Kreider’s Atlantic service station on Allegheny Street, one of at least five businesses in town that sold gasoline: In the 1950s people were loyal to their brand, so everyone had their favored station. Glenn Kreider, joined later by his younger brother Bill, was the proprietor that I remember. From time to time there were “gas wars” where every station tried to have the lowest priced gasoline. I recall it being as low as 17 cents a gallon. Farther along the south side of Allegheny Street and after Dr. Bonebreak’s office was the Lykens...

  • Please Help Keep the Herald Here and Healthy

    Allan J. Bassler, Publisher|Dec 7, 2023

    The Herald is asking for your help. Yes, you, the Herald reader. First, some important background. Then I’ll explain what I’m asking of you. You might not be aware that local newspapers like the Herald are vanishing fast. All across the United States, many communities like the Cove have lost their only local news source. The Washington Post reported in 2021 that since 2005, about 2,200 local newspapers across America had closed. That’s an average of 44 newspapers per state. More community newspapers have closed since then. When local newsp...

  • Po's Peek at the Past: Coping with Allergies

    DAVE POTCHAK|Nov 30, 2023

    Like so many of us, some of my favorite memories growing up involved the Christmas holidays. My mom always had an assortment of nuts set out for visitors, and my siblings and I were permitted to indulge in our share of the treats, too. I remember well, that all of those tree nuts still had the shells intact, and part of the joy was using the nutcracker to open the shell and relish the tasty nut inside. Sadly, those delicious treats led to some undesirable consequences, time and time again. Usually within a half hour of my self-indulgence, I...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 30, 2023

    Never have four retirement community residents been so sneaky, clever, and intimidating. These septuagenarians have a few tricks up their sleeves and aren’t afraid to use them. They’ll use their age to their advantage, even if it means making a young officer think one of them is forgetful and unable to do much for themselves. As it turns out, these pensioners are the exact opposite of that stereotype. They’ve solved many a cold case with their detective skills, with each bringing their own unique set of skills to the investigative table. They...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 30, 2023

    To the Editor: In our thirty-four years of paying taxes since moving to Martinsburg, my wife and I have always paid both the school tax and the per capita tax without question. This year I found out that I no longer have to pay the per capita tax. When I received the tax bills in August, I noticed that the per capita tax slip for me was not included. When I paid my tax bill, I wrote a note to our tax collector saying I might have misplaced the slip for myself, so I included the amount with my payment. After a few weeks, we received a call...

  • Negative Coaching and its Negative Effects

    PHILIP CMOR, For the Herald|Nov 30, 2023

    Remember when you were in school and your teacher told you Mr. Smith in the classroom next door didn’t think you were smart enough to pass that big test, and it got you fired up to prove him wrong and you aced the exam? Of course you don’t, because it never happened. It’d be absurd. No teacher or school administrator would do that. Explain to me, then, the reason we still accept it from coaches. After all, at their heart, they, too, are educators. Still, we largely are OK with our young people being “taught” in a manner that can be so harmfu...

  • Thanksgiving Comes In Many Versions, All Good

    Linda Williams|Nov 22, 2023

    We usually think of Thanksgiving as a big family time with grandparents, kids, cousins, uncles, aunts and all the assorted relatives. While that may be true when you are young, life constantly changes traditions. Most of us know the first Thanksgiving was in 1621. It was a bountiful dinner between the Wampanoag natives and the pilgrims. Two cultures came together peacefully and gave thanks for a bountiful harvest. The event was recorded by William Bradford, governor of Plymouth, Mass. It was Sarah Josepha Hale, in the 1800s, who read...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 22, 2023

    Death is a hard topic for many, but for Clover it’s just a regular part of life. She’s seen so many people take their last breath, it’s second nature. Though she hadn’t intended to keep track, she’s almost at one hundred. As a death doula in New York City, she spends much of her time with the dying. Her first experience with death was at age five. She didn’t panic like the rest of her classmates when the teacher dropped dead in front of the whole class. Instead, she held his hand while they yelled and cried and ran around the room. It seemed e...

  • Thanks for the Forests

    Nov 22, 2023

    Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on and promote what we value most. Forestland produces a bounty that can be enjoyed by all. Let’s explore in varying measures, including dollars, why Pennsylvania’s nearly 17 million acres of forest deserve thanks. Wood products production creates powerful visuals from start to finish, from the freshly harvested stand that is ready to start a new forest and support plants and wildlife that thrive in that environment, to the busy machines and people pro...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 16, 2023

    Cassandra doesn’t react well to change. Cassandra is autistic. Change is a big deal. Yet, as we begin to follow Cassandra’s story, every aspect of her life is changing. Her job is ending; her relationship is ending; she’s even looking for a new place to live. She knows the problem must be her, since people don’t seem to stick around. She was always the last picked in school; no one wanted her on their team then either. Sometimes she feels like a broken building block that no other pieces can connect to. Cassandra doesn’t understand why other...

  • Martinsburg Musings from the 1950s

    TOM REESE, For the Herald|Nov 16, 2023

    My family moved to Martinsburg in August of 1950. My dad, who was a pharmacist, purchased the local drugstore from the family of Dr. C. N. Johnson, who had recently passed away. Martinsburg has changed in many ways since that time. Perhaps the biggest difference is that Martinsburg, like many small towns all across America, was at that time a complete and thriving economic unit; meaning that you could obtain most of what you needed for daily life right there if you lived in town or nearby. For...

  • Winter Animal Shelter, Food for Birds, Small Mammals

    Nov 9, 2023

    Winter is coming. To survive the low winter temperatures, wildlife seeks food and shelter in various ways. Making sure you have structures and food for wildlife through the winter months will make your woods more appealing for overwintering animals. Many birds and small mammals will stay warm in tree cavities. Some cavities form in trees due to injury to the tree and subsequent decay of wood near the injury. Other cavities are primarily excavated by several species of non-migratory birds such...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 9, 2023

    Produced by AH Comics Inc., “Moonshot” contains work from creators and stories from tribes all across North America. The graphic novel, edited by Hope Nicholson, showcases the beauty and depth of indigenous storytelling. Indigenous stories are highly protected. The narratives retold here are printed with permission from elders of the communities the stories originated from. They are full of rich traditional content, many tales passed on for generations. Magical and mystifying images provoke profound emotion and deep thought. The traditional sto...

  • Why is Trick or Treat on a Thursday in Blair County? We Don't Know, But Others May Have It Right

    Nov 9, 2023

    Susie Crawford sent in this question last week: I have lived in Altoona for 12 years now. I’m 68 years old. I’ve made many friends my age and they were born and raised here, and they can’t answer this question, so maybe you can, please. Why does Blair county celebrate Halloween the last Thursday of October?? No one seems to know the answer. Do you?? Unfortunately, we did not know. We posted this to the Morrisons Cove Herald Facebook page: We had a question today asking why Blair County always holds trick or treat on a Thursday. We did a reall...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Nov 2, 2023

    To the Editor: It is time to vote! Have you taken time to see who is a candidate for each office? Are YOU ready to exercise your right to vote AND EXPRESS YOUR OPINION? It is our right, but also our responsibility. When you go to the polling site, please remember that the poll workers are responsible to see that PA laws governing elections are followed. *Is this person registered to vote here? *Has this person already cast a mail-in ballot? Remember that you are not allowed into the polling site if you are wearing ANY clothing that supports a p...

  • House Bill 1300 Would Not Deprive Hunters

    SEN. JUDY WARD|Nov 2, 2023

    Many times, good governing and fiscal responsibility require balancing a multitude of interests and priorities. When the Senate voted on House Bill 1300, our proposal for this current budget’s Fiscal Code, I believed that bill did that prudently and responsibly. As the debate continues on how to best allocate all of the state’s resources, I will continue to prioritize programs to ensure the solvency of the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and the success of outdoor recreation and sportsmen activities. Like all budgets and the cor...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Nov 2, 2023

    When author Tory Anderson was obtaining degrees in liberal arts or working in the high tech industry, he never dreamed he’d one day pilot a yellow school bus, taking kids from home life to school life and back again. The aspiring writer looked on this opportunity as an adventure. Have you ever thought about the behind-the-scenes aspects of driving a school bus? It must take high levels of concentration, watching traffic, kids, and listening through the commotion. The bus driver holds the safety of our children in their hands for a few m...

  • Crucial Signs Your Child May be Being Bullied

    Nov 2, 2023

    Most parents are familiar with bullying and have seen the harmful role it can play in the lives of children. While we know what it is, we may not always know the signs to look for to identify it. We are also not usually sure what to do about it if we spot the warning signs. One organization, Stand for the Silent, is on a mission to change that and help end the bullying problem in our schools nationwide. “We know firsthand how devastating bullying can be and the damage it can lead to,” says Kirk Smalley, co-founder of Stand for the Silent. “We...

  • NBC School District Alumni Holds Third Reunion

    Linda Williams|Oct 26, 2023

    As the third annual NBC School District Alumni reunion got underway, it became apparent that this is no longer just a social group to meet old friends at an annual gathering. The program listed the mission statement which read: Alumni organizations are often formed to facilitate periodic gatherings of individuals who previously attended a common school. In addition to providing a platform for the continuation of school friendships, the association may engage in fund raising to support organizations sponsored activities and community and...

  • Books to Borrow Williamsburg Public Library Recommends

    Oct 26, 2023

    Each character in Katherine Heiny’s latest short story collection comes with their own unique games and rituals. They may have a personal ritual that sets them apart from others. Edgar, the elderly man who swallowed his hearing aid when he mistook it for a cashew fires his maid every few days at this point. His daughter makes a habit of remembering embarrassing or empowering teenage antics and sometimes argues with her dad like she’s still in those years. Though, she did drive six hours to help him through the hearing aid problem and he rea...

  • Po's Peek at the Past: Opposites Attract

    DAVE POTCHAK|Oct 26, 2023

    There’s an old adage that says, “opposites attract.” When it comes to how my wife and I were raised in different types of households, this expression hits the proverbial nail on the head. The verbal variations in each of our families was most apparent when each family attempted to retell an occurrence or event. The following exemplifies my point. The real story About 30 years ago we owned a yellow lab named Taffy. She wandered too far away from our yard one day and ended up on Route 869 just west of the town of New Enterprise. When she returned...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oct 26, 2023

    Note: These unedited letters regarding the election are printed in order of receipt. This is the final edition for political Letters to the Editor. Letters on the Nov. 7 election will not be printed in next weeks edition. Contact Editor Anna Baughman Miller at (814) 793-2144 or editor@mcheraldonline.com with any questions. To the Editor: I am so grateful for the men and women in law enforcement these days. They work in difficult times to keep our community safe. But their work gets undermined and our safety threatened whenever a judge goes...

  • Letters to the Editor

    Oct 26, 2023

    To the Editor: My name is Brian K. Gahagan and I am the School Board President that Mrs. Smith was referring to in her recent Letter to the Editor. I have been the president for seven of the nine years that I have been honored to serve the Spring Cove School District on the Board of School Directors. First, I would like to than Mrs. Smith for her concern about my mental health, but I can assure you that I have had no “meltdowns” and I was only trying to point out some misinformation and untruths that had been spread via Facebook. Second, it...

  • Letter to the Editor

    Oct 19, 2023

    ‘Reckless Risks’ Associated with Doyle To the Editor: With 9 grandchildren and a son who is a police officer working in Blair County, I have been distressed with the rulings and performance of Judge Elizabeth Doyle. In one particular case, over the objections of the District Attorney she released a defendant with felony drug offenses forbidden to possess a firearm. After his release, he was arrested again for aggravated assault and attempted homicide for an alleged shooting during a robbery in Logan Township not far from my home. Our com...

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