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Disaster Loans Available for Businesses Affected by 2020 Drought

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Feb. 26 that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit o... — Updated 2/26/2021


State Rep. Gregory Hollidaysburg Office Reopening

Pa. state Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) will reopen his Hollidaysburg office to walk-in visitors Monday after a temporary closure due to acts of vandalism and criminal mischief. When the office reopens, two new staff members will be... — Updated 2/26/2021


Pa. Rep. Gregory Hollidaysburg Office Closed Indefinitely

Pennsylvania Rep. Jim Gregory (R-Blair) has closed his Hollidaysburg office to walk-in visitors indefinitely due to acts of vandalism and criminal mischief that have occurred in recent weeks. “For the past three days, and for the... — Updated 2/22/2021

 By Rick Boston    News 

Rumors Fly of Roaring Spring Paper Mill Closing

Almost four years after filing for bankruptcy and three years after being sold in a “stalking horse” sale that saw employees lose millions in retirement funds, Appvion is apparently set to permanently close its Spring Mill... — Updated 2/19/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News 

Hollidaysburg High Parents Strongly Prefer In-Person Graduation

The Wednesday, Feb. 10, Hollidaysburg Area School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole meeting began with public comments. All callers taking part addressed the possibility of in-person graduation as opposed... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News 

Hollidaysburg Borough Council Moves Toward Broadcasting of Meetings

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council took a step forward toward broadcasting its monthly meetings at its regular Feb. 11 meeting, which was held by teleconference. Borough council, after doing research into several options, approved... — Updated 2/15/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News 

Hollidaysburg Partnership Looks for Additional Partners, Resources

The Feb. 10 Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership (HACP) Board of Directors meeting was held at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building and was focused on ways to move forward during the COVID-19... — Updated 2/15/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 2/9/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,713 / 125 / 261.0 Blair: 8,399 / 275 / 225.7 Cambria: 8,455 / 372 / 285.7 Centre: 11,011 / 201 / 123.8 Clearfield: 4,510 / 110 / 138.8 Fulton: 6... — Updated 2/11/2021


Pa. L&I Urges Vigilance Against Social Media Fraud

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) has become aware of attempts by fraudsters to obtain personal and confidential information through fake Facebook pages and is reminding Pennsylvanians to never provide... — Updated 2/11/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE –As of 2/2/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,965 / 121 / 252.7 Blair: 8,212 / 256 / 210.1 Cambria: 8,313 / 364 / 279.6 Centre: 10,479 / 193 / 118.9 Clearfield: 4,404 / 100 / 126.2 Fulton: 59... — Updated 2/8/2021


Pa. Dept. of State Failed to Advertise Constitutional Amendment

The Pennsylvania Department of State on Feb. 1 apologized for failing to advertise a proposed constitutional amendment first passed by the legislature in November 2019, HB 963, which could have been considered this month for... — Updated 2/4/2021


Pa. Governor Says Stifling Minimum Wage 'Bad For Business'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Jan. 28 that stifling employee earnings to increase profits “is simply not good business.” Wolf’s comments came during a 40-minute news conference previewing his budget priorities. The... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Rick Boston    News 

Blair County Acting D.A. Announces Candidacy for Full Term

When Blair County District Attorney Rich Consiglio retired last April, First Assistant District Attorney Pete Weeks was named to replace him. Last Week, Weeks announced his... — Updated 2/4/2021


WISE Women Open Scholarship Application

WISE Women of Blair County has announced that it is seeking applications for scholarship assistance. One or more scholarships will be awarded up to a total of $10,000. Deadline for applications is no later than 4 p.m. on Friday,... — Updated 2/4/2021

 By Eric Shields    News 

Couple Sets 'Moonshot' Goal for Helping Hollidaysburg Library

Janet and Keith Eldred are embarking on a "moonshot" goal to raise a million dollars for the Hollidaysburg Area Library. The "This is Red" Campaign was prompted by Janet's... — Updated 1/28/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/25/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,641 / 117 / 244.3 Blair: 8,026 / 237 / 194.5 Cambria: 8,175 / 356 / 273.4 Centre: 9,921 / 185 / 113.9 Clearfield: 4,233 / 88 / 111.0... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Christen Smith    News 

Pandemic may cause some permanent job loss

Fiscal analysts projected Jan. 21 that Pennsylvania's economic damage from the pandemic will last years, and some jobs may never return. The Independent Fiscal Office released its f... — Updated 1/28/2021

 By Christen Smith    News

Pa. Turnpike Tolls Rise, Again, Amid Bleak Revenue Projections

Another year, another toll increase on the Pennsylvania Turnpike – a trend drivers will likely withstand for another three decades amid bleak traffic and revenue projections,... — Updated 1/25/2021


Commonwealth Reminds Older Adults of Their Rights Regarding Federal Stimulus Checks

As Pennsylvanians receive a second round of federal stimulus payments as part of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021, the Pennsylvania departments of Aging, Human Services (DHS) and... — Updated 1/21/2021


Pa. looks to accelerate vaccination plan in 2021

Officials in Pennsylvania said Jan. 4 approximately 135,000 residents have been vaccinated since mid-December, falling far short of expectations set by the federal government.... — Updated 1/21/2021


Local Elected Officials Announce Plans for 2021

Three local elected officials have announced their committee assignments and plans for 2021. State Sen. Judy Ward (R-30) was reappointed today by Senate President Pro Tempore Jake... — Updated 1/21/2021


'Greenway' Grants Now Available

The Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC), has announced Round 7 of the Southern Alleghenies Regional Greenways Mini-Grant Program, which provides funding for projects that support the Southern... — Updated 1/21/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/18/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,576 / 100 / 229.7 Blair: 7,754 / 214 / 175.7 Cambria: 7,913 / 334 / 256.5 Centre: 9,567... — Updated 1/21/2021


Pennsylvania health officials launch provider map for expanded immunization plan

Residents now included in Pennsylvania's expanded first phase of its COVID-19 immunization plan can find available providers through an interactive map on the Department of Health... — Updated 1/21/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Sets Professional Services for 2021

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council teleconference meeting was held Thursday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. In business matters , the council approved unanimously an agreement with Cleveland Brothers for generator maintenance. In discussions,... — Updated 1/19/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg S.D. Votes to Return to In-Person Instruction

The marathon 3-1/2 hour Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors virtual Committee of the Whole/Voting meeting eventually ended with the board voting 5-4 to re-open school with full face-to-face learning five days a week... — Updated 1/19/2021

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg Partnership Hopes for Active 2021

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors held its monthly meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 13, at the Hollidaysburg Area School District Administration Building. New President Bob Gildea called the meeting to... — Updated 1/18/2021

 By Rick Boston    News

Police Release Details of Hollidaysburg Murder

The Nov. 21 murder of 27-year-old Tyler Slippy of Hollidaysburg was motivated by a romantic rivalry with a co-worker, according to Hollidaysburg Borough Police. On Friday, Jan. 8,... — Updated 1/14/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/11/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,452 / 100 / 208.8 Blair: 7,408 / 192 / 157.6 Cambria: 7,616 / 291 / 223.5 Centre: 9,159 / 153 / 94.2 Clearfield: 3,833 / 57 / 71.9... — Updated 1/14/2021


Pennsylvania Dept. of Health Emphasizes Need for Flu Vaccine

Deputy Secretary of Health Preparedness and Community Protection Ray Barishansky on Tuesday, Jan. 12, provided an update on flu season and urged Pennsylvanians to get their flu vaccine as the flu season intensifies. "We are... — Updated 1/14/2021


State to Address Financial Exploitation of Older Adults

Taking action to address the findings of its recently released statewide study of financial exploitation of older adults, the Pennsylvania Department of Aging (PDA) has convened an interdisciplinary task force to discuss the issue... — Updated 1/14/2021

 By The Center Square    News

Roughly 1 in 3 Pa. Businesses Closed Due To Gov't Mandate

Nearly one in three Pennsylvania businesses closed due to a government mandate, “substantially higher” than the U.S. private sector average, according to a new survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The 30.4 percent... — Updated 1/14/2021


Unemployment Payment Boost to Begin in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Acting Secretary Jennifer Berrier today announced Jan. 8 that thousands of Pennsylvanians will begin receiving an extra $300... — Updated 1/14/2021


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 1/5/2021 Area Counties #Cases / #Deaths / Rate* Bedford: 2,341 / 97 / 201.3 Blair: 6,964 / 177 / 144.5 Cambria: 7,241 / 254 / 192.8 Centre: 8,645 / 145 / 89.1 Clearfield: 3,445 / 50 / 63.0 Fulton:... — Updated 1/8/2021


Pa. Emphasizing Importance of Ongoing COVID-19 Testing

Pa. Director of Testing and Contact Tracing, Michael Huff, and Special Assistant on Contact Tracing for the Pa. Department of Health, Lindsey Mauldin, on Jan. 5 presented an update on the state’s COVID-19 testing and contact... — Updated 1/7/2021

 By Delphine Luneau    News

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh dies at 88

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh, who also served as U.S. Attorney General in the late 1980s and early 1990s, died Thursday at age 88. The cause of Thornburgh's death had... — Updated 1/7/2021


Understanding the Pa. Civil Court System

The Herald presents this information periodically to help its readers better understand the Pennsylvania court system. This explainer covers civil court cases, which are different... — Updated 1/7/2021


Are You in the Middle Class?

In Pennsylvania, households must earn a minimum of $25,757 per year to be considered middle class, with the upper earnings boundary set at $121,862, according to a new 24/7 Wall St.... — Updated 1/7/2021


Congressman Joyce Announces U.S. Service Academy Nominations for the Class of 2025

Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (R-13th District) recently announced that 28 students from Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District have received nominations for the U.S. service academies. These students, if they receive an... — Updated 1/4/2021

 By Rick Boston    News

Fire Destroys Frankstown Township Home

A quick-moving fire destroyed a Frankstown Township home on Wednesday morning, Dec. 23. The Geeseytown Community Fire Company responded to the 9 a.m. alarm and arrived to the home... — Updated 12/31/2020


Hollidaysburg Graduate Completes College with 4.0 GPA

Alexis Henry of Altoona and a 2016 graduate of Hollidaysburg Senior High School, a nutrition-dietetics track major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has completed studies at IUP for her bachelor’s degree with a perfect 4.0... — Updated 12/28/2020

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Supt. Reccomends School District Remain 'Virtual' Until Jan. 15

The Hollidaysburg School District Board of Directors held its virtual Committee of the Whole/Voting Meeting on Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Superintendent Robert Gildea reviewed the district's health and safety plan and the current state of... — Updated 12/20/2020

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Selects New Members, New Officers

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership held its regular Board of Directors meeting and annual meeting on Dec. 9. The general membership of the partnership elected the new board members: Jessica Sorge, Terri Johnson, Maureen L... — Updated 12/18/2020

 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Council Holds the Line on Real Estate Taxes

The Hollidaysburg Borough Council regular December meeting was held via teleconference at council chambers in the Hollidaysburg Municipal Building. Council unanimously adopted the 2021 budget for the borough and Real Estate Tax... — Updated 12/18/2020

 By Rick Boston    News

Blair County COVID-19 Deaths Reach Triple Digits

Blair County Coroner Patricia Ross reported last week that the death toll in Blair County due to COVID-19 reached 149. Ross said of those 149 deaths, 111 were Blair County... — Updated 12/18/2020


The Herald's Weekly Coronavirus Update

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of 11:30 a.m. 12/15/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 1,879 / 67 / 139.1 Blair: 5,455 / 114 / 93.1 Cambria: 5,819 / 146 / 110.8 Centre: 7,344 / 106 / 65.1 Clearfield: 2,276 / 26 / 32.8... — Updated 12/16/2020


Hollidaysburg Boro Police Asks for Public's Help

The Hollidaysburg Police Department is investigating the homicide along the 500 block of Allegheny Street Hollidaysburg Borough of 27-year-old Tyler Richard Slippy. The Hollidaysburg Police are asking for any assistance with... — Updated 12/16/2020


Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Announce New Protective Mitigation Efforts

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine on Dec. 10 implored Pennsylvanians to take the next three weeks and stand united against the virus by adhering to existing mitigation o... — Updated 12/11/2020

 By Rick Boston    News

Traffic Stop Lands Duncansville Man Jail on Drug Charges

A traffic stop in Freedom Township has landed a Duncansville man behind bars facing multiple felony charges. According to the charges filed by Freedom Township Police, on Dec. 1, a... — Updated 12/11/2020


The Herald's Weekly Virus Update: Pa. Approaches Half-Million Cases

– WEEKLY UPDATE – As of noon 12/8/2020 Area Counties Cases / Death / Rate* Bedford: 1,484 / 54 / 112.1 Blair: 4,683 / 92 / 75.1 Cambria: 5,025 / 109 / 82.7 Centre: 6,634 / 81 / 49.8 Clearfield: 1,864 / 22 / 27.7 Fulton: 279 / 7... — Updated 12/10/2020


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