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Veterinarian Injured in Blast


September 2, 2021

Herald of Sept. 2, 1971

Martinsburg veterinarian Dr. Raymond Widmann and his son John were seriously injured in an explosion at their former home on South Market Street. The two were installing a hot water heater in the basement for a prospective tenant when the explosion occurred.

Members of the Cove Lions Club traveled to inspect the construction work on the Raystown Dam project. The dam was said to be on schedule for completion by 1973.

Lyonel Ritchey of the Curry Supply Co. described the year’s corn crop as “real good,” noting that it closely matched the unusually big harvest from...

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