25 Years Ago
Blair County 911 Goes Online
January 6, 2022
Herald of Jan. 9, 1997
Blair County’s 911 emergency call system was scheduled to go online on Jan. 14. There were six emergency lines, and residents were urged to use the lines for emergency calls only. Residents were asked to make sure their address was clearly marked on homes and mailboxes so emergency responders could easily find their destinations.
George Acker of Clover Creek was not pleased with the accuracy of his 1996 forecast. A Herald reader tracked his forecasts against actual conditions and gave him a score of 77%. He predicted 17 thunderstorms, but 30 occurred. He also predic...