50 Years Ago

Zoning Ordinance Working


Herald of July 5, 1973

Martinsburg’s new zoning ordinance appeared to be working according to officials. One of the biggest problems for residents was understanding what types of work required a permit. The zoning officer had issued 23 permits to date.

The cereal leaf beetle was a serious threat to oats fields in the Cove. Five or six farmers reportedly had fields sprayed by helicopter in an effort to destroy the larvae. Robert Hetrick, Blair County farm agent, said the larvae were found throughout Blair county.

Roaring Spring Police Chief Joseph Robinson Jr. and Martinsburg Police Chief...

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