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Trucking Strike Continues

Herald of Feb. 7, 1974

The effects of a nationwide trucking strike were starting to be felt locally, creating critical shortages of fuel, food, and other goods. Several area industries that relied on trucks to supply them with goods were seriously considering significant layoffs.

A Blair County jury found three escapees from the Huntingdon Correctional Institution not guilty of holding Ralph Harstrom of Martinsburg hostage and forcing him to drive them to Philadelphia in January of 1973.

Mr. and Mrs. Barry Aungst of Alexandria held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a Western Auto Store along High...


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