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Blair County Announces Important Election Day Procedures and Changes

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE BLAIR COUNTY COMMISSIONERS The Blair County Board of Elections would like the public to be aware of new procedures for the November 3 General Election. It is important that every citizen have the... — Updated 11/11/2020


Third in the Burg, a new monthly tradition for Hollidaysburg

Hollidaysburg merchants are trying something new to get customers to take a look at what they have to offer. Getting people to go out during COVID-19 restrictions can be tough. But... — Updated 11/30/2020

Virus Cases in County and State Increase; Blair Co. Now Over 1,700 Cases

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 12 a.m. 11/9/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 528 / 9 / 18.7 Blair: 1,733 / 35 / 28.6 Cambria: 1,046 / 13 / 9.9 Centre: 4,483 / 22 / 13.5 Clearfield: 493 / 7 / 8.8 Fulton: 100 / 4 /... — Updated 11/12/2020

Hollidaysburg Schools Attempt to Return to Hybrid Instruction

Hollidaysburg Area School District Superintendent Robert Gildea suggested during the school board's regular October meeting that the Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors delay in-person learning. Supt. Gildea... — Updated 11/2/2020


Post-Election Rally Brings Out 200 in Support of President Trump

About 200 people attended a post-election rally in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, Nov. 8, offering continued support for President Donald J. Trump and rejecting the apparent election of... — Updated 11/12/2020

Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park to Open Nov. 13

The 24th annual Holiday Lights on the Lake at Lakemont Park is set to open Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 through Jan. 3, 2021. Lakemont Park will offer a 51-acre drive-through tour of thousands of holiday lights and animations.... — Updated 11/12/2020

AAA Warns: It's the Peak Time of Year for Deer Collisions

Cooler weather and shorter days means more deer are now gracing Pennsylvania’s roadways. The number of deer-vehicle collisions increases in October, peaking in November and December. To reduce inconvenience, costs, and... — Updated 11/12/2020

Voter Turnout in Region Hits 79 Percent

Editor’s Note: The following is the latest information received from the Blair County Return Board. It is presented here to Herald readers unedited. The Blair County Return Board re-convened this morning [Nov. 7]. We continued... — Updated 11/12/2020

Blood Donations Urged Amid Pandemic, Upcoming Holidays

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to band together to give blood or platelets and help ensure a stable blood supply for patients this holiday season. The traditional slump in blood donations... — Updated 11/12/2020

Governor Wolf Signs Renewal to COVID-19 Disaster Declaration

On Nov. 24, 2020, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf signed a third renewal of his 90-day Proclamation of Disaster Emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. The first proclamation was signed on March 6, following the announcement of the first two... — Updated 11/25/2020

Patience Needed as Counties Process Accurate Election Results

By Lisa Schaefer Executive Director County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania For the past several months, counties have been pleading with the General Assembly and administration to change the state’s election laws that... — Updated 11/2/2020


Remembering a Friend on Veterans Day

In the Sept. 5, 2019, edition of the Herald you will find the story of John Fisher. John was a Navy veteran, serving on the submarine tender USS Fulton during World War II. When I... — Updated 11/12/2020

A Civic Duty For Today's News Consumer: Identify Fake News

Pennsylvanians are social people, often engaging with family, friends and others through numerous social media platforms. Information shared on these platforms can come from reputable news sources or, unfortunately, from other... — Updated 11/12/2020


Hollidaysburg's Latest Restauranteur Aims to Bring Shoppers In

Madalyn Martinsen is making her dreams come true in the small town she loves. The professional chef, who is Hollidaysburg "born and raised", is the proud owner of Diamond's newest... — Updated 11/12/2020


Spreading the word about the ukulele

Strolling the streets of downtown Hollidaysburg at a recent outdoor event, I encountered Melanie Ramsey and Claire Burk from the Allegheny Ukulele Kollective strumming some of... — Updated 11/12/2020


The story of Hollidaysburg is alive and well on Walnut Street

Have you ever wondered about the history of your hometown? Historic Hollidaysburg, Inc., brings back the stories of yesterday. When founded in 1981 as The Blair Foundation for... — Updated 11/2/2020


The history behind Duncansville's own log cabin

Along old Route 22 in the middle of Duncansville, sits the oldest known structure still standing in the borough. Built around 1820, the log cabin was the Jacob Walters Homestead.... — Updated 11/25/2020


For HARP, The Show Must Go On

With many aspects of life coming to a screeching halt, it seems that normalcy is simply out of our reach for now. But for one Hollidaysburg group, the pandemic doesn't stand a... — Updated 11/11/2020  Website

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