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Gov. Wolf: 'Wear a mask, Pennsylvania'

Reiterating the mandate of the mask-wearing order Sec. of Health Dr. Rachel Levine signed July 1, Governor Tom Wolf again July 2 advised all Pennsylvanians that wearing masks when outside the home is mandatory. “As we approach th... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
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We CARE Foundation Plans Modified Softball Marathon for Aug. 15

After much consideration, The We CARE Foundation has announced that there will be a modified 2020 We CARE Foundation Softball Marathon this year on Saturday, August 15, 2020. The... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
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Work Begins on Route 1002 (North Juniata Street) Resurfacing Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) on June 30 announced New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc., of New Enterprise, will begin work Monday, July 6, on a project to resurface 2.5 miles of Route 1002 (Municipal... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
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Hollidaysburg Library Holding Used Book Sale

The Friends of the Hollidaysburg Area Public Library will hold a used book sale at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High School Cafeteria, 1510 North Montgomery St., on Tuesday through Thursday, July 7 to 9, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News 

Hollidaysburg Farmers' Market Opens for the Season

The annual Hollidaysburg Farmers Market, which runs every Tuesday on a closed-off Montgomery Street from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., has opened again for the summer. On Tuesday, June 16,... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
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Gov. Wolf: Sec. of Health Signs Expanded Mask-Wearing Order

Expanding on the business safety order signed by Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine in April that requires the wearing of masks in businesses, Gov. Tom Wolf on July 1 announced a new order signed by Dr. Levine that takes the... — Updated 7/2/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Newry Hosts Rally for Progress for People of Color

The Newry Lions Club Park hosted a Regional Rally for Progress for People of Color (PPC ) on Saturday, June 27. "We want to call attention and open dialogue to racial tension and po... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Seeks to Hire Coordinator

The Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors' June meeting was highlighted by the search for three new board members following the loss of three members, a call from President Tom Kopriva to step up marketing... — Updated 6/22/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Hollidaysburg School District Passes 2020-21 Budget With No Tax Increase

A final budget r with no tax hike for the 2020-21 school year was approved by the Hollidaysburg School District School Board during the board's June budget meeting. COVID-19 restrictions and its effects played a major role in the... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Council Signs Contract with Police Union, Praises Officer Actions at Protest

The June meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held June 11 by telephone conference with public participation. New business brought before the council included: • A three-year contract with the Hollidaysburg Police... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

Hollidaysburg Area Senior High Graduation 2020

On Thursday, June 4, Hollidaysburg Area High School held a drive-thru graduation. The normal graduation ceremonies had to be modified because of concerns and restrictions regarding... — Updated 6/15/2020

 

More than 100 gather in Hollidaysburg for protest vigil

More than 100 people gathered near Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest and demand justice for George Floyd. According to wikipedia.org, on May 25,... — Updated 6/8/2020

 

In-Custody Death Protest in Hollidaysburg Had 'No Issues'

More than 100 people gathered near Canal Basin Park in Hollidaysburg on Sunday, May 31, 2020, to protest and demand justice for Minneapolis resident George Floyd. According to... — Updated 6/4/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Borough Council to Review Manager's Contract

The May regular monthly meeting of the Hollidaysburg Borough Council was held by teleconference with a prime topic of interest being pursuit of financial assistance for the borough due to expenses caused by the coronavirus... — Updated 6/1/2020

 
 By Thomas Schmitt    News

Community Partnership Works to Alleviate Local Business Revenue Loss

The May Hollidaysburg Area Community Partnership Board of Directors meeting had a strong focus on striving for support of local businesses, making up for lost income of small businesses, getting businesses open once again, and use... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Video of Protest in Hollidaysburg

This video shows part of a gathering in Hollidaysburg near Canal Basin Park on Sunday, May 31, 2020. Some local residents had organized and publicized a "peaceful vigil" in memory of George Floyd. On May 25, 2020, George Floyd, an... — Updated 6/1/2020

 

Blair County Employee Retirement Fund Reports Results

The Blair County Retirement Board on May 15 released a review of the Blair County Employee Retirement Fund’s investment performance report for the first quarter of 2020. The retirement board consists of commissioners Bruce Erb,... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

State Provides Info On Rescheduled June 2 Primary Election

In preparation for Pennsylvania’s presidential primary election on June 2, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar reminds Pennsylvanians they can find comprehensive voting information at votesPA.com. One important local change for the... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Police: Hollidaysburg Man Involved with Selling of Methamphetamine

Two men are being charged with selling methamphetamine after a traffic stop in February. According to a police criminal complaint, Jason M. Henry Sr., 46, of Hollidaysburg, was stopped by police in Hollidaysburg Borough on Feb.... — Updated 5/28/2020

 

Taylor Township Man Charged with Multiple Thefts

Luke Allen Ickes, 30, of Taylor Township, is in the Blair County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing on several felony charges. According to Pennsylvania State Police,... — Updated 5/14/2020

 

Work to Resume on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project on May 4

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced April 30 that prime contractor Plum Contracting Inc., of Greensburg, will resume work on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project in Frankstown Township, Blair... — Updated 5/7/2020

 

Work to Resume on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project on May 4

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced April 30 that prime contractor Plum Contracting Inc., of Greensburg, will resume work on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project in Frankstown Township, Blair... — Updated 5/7/2020

 

Bedford and Blair counties under tornado watch until 6 p.m. Monday, April 13

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 119 IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN PENNSYLVANIA THIS WATCH INCLUDES 26 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA ADAMS BEDFORD BLAIR CAMBRIA CENTRE... — Updated 5/4/2020

 

PennDOT Work to Resume on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announced April 30 that prime contractor Plum Contracting Inc., of Greensburg, will resume work on the Route 22 Canoe Creek Improvements Project in Frankstown Township, Blair... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

'Bells Across Pennsylvania' Planned in Hollidaysburg

Joseph Dodson, mayor of the Borough of Hollidaysburg, has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on Sunday, May... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Hollidaysburg Borough To Participate In Bells Across Pennsylvania Day

The Office of Mayor of the Borough of Hollidaysburg has issued a proclamation in support of “Bells Across Pennsylvania Day,” an initiative of the Pennsylvania State Mayors’ Association which will take place on May 3, 2020.... — Updated 4/30/2020

 

Sheetz Expands Free Meal Program to All 600 Stores

On April 17, Sheetz, a restaurant and convenience chain across the Mid-Atlantic, announced the expansion of the Kidz Meal Bagz program providing free food to help children and families in need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/17/2020

 

Pa. Sets June 2 as new date for Primary Election

In order to protect the health and safety of all voters, poll workers, and election officials while ensuring access to voting, the Pennsylvania primary election has been rescheduled to Tuesday, June 2. Also, new mail-in ballot... — Updated 4/17/2020

 

Pa. Public Utility Commission Offers Storm Tips

With another wave of spring storms moving toward and across the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) on April 13 reminded households of the steps they can take to prepare for, and recover safely from,... — Updated 4/13/2020

 

Sheriff Warns of Jury Duty Scam

The Blair County Sheriff's Office, James E. Ott, sheriff, has issued a scam alert reminder. The office is continuing to receive reports that residents may receive a phone calls from a male caller identifying himself as a deputy of... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Pandemic Shows Need for Internet Capacity

In 2019, the Southern Alleghenies Planning and Development Commission (SAP&DC) was awarded a grant to inventory existing broadband assets in the region, identify gaps in internet service, and develop a plan for improving broadband... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Blair, Bedford Counties Both Losing Population

The U.S. Census Bureau on March 26 released estimates of the total population as of July 1, 2019 at the county level. The data show that in Pennsylvania, the fastest growing... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Funding Available to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Battle Wildfires

The Wolf Administration April 6 announced funding now is available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protections from wildfires. Aid is granted on a cost-share basis. Grants for any project during a fiscal year... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
 By AAA East Central    News

Gas Demand Hits a Nearly 30-Year Low

The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is four cents cheaper this week at $2.183 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report. Eight Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states still have gas price... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

PSU Extension Offers Free Online Courses

As a way to support its customers during the coronavirus pandemic, Penn State Extension is offering its library of online courses at no cost through April. The deadline to register is April 30. “Tackling today’s problems to... — Updated 4/9/2020

 

Funding Available to Help Volunteer Fire Companies Battle Wildfires

The Wolf Administration April 6 announced funding now is available to help Pennsylvania’s rural communities increase protections from wildfires. Aid is granted on a cost-share basis. Grants for any project during a fiscal year... — Updated 4/7/2020

 

Attention Small Businesses Applying for Help Loans

If you're a Hollidaysburg- or Duncansville-area small business applying for a help grant or loan, the Herald can help. We can't write your whole application for you, but we can help with the parts that require descriptions,... — Updated 4/2/2020

 

Area Students Named to Fall Dean s List at IUP

The following students from Blair County have been named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Students achieve dean’s list status when they are full-time (12 or more credits) with a grade point... — Updated 4/2/2020

 

Music Association Names Sheehan President-Elect

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) recently announced that Scott Sheehan, director of bands and Music Department chairman at the Hollidaysburg Area Senior High... — Updated 4/2/2020

 

Pa. Gov. Wolf Extends K-12 School Closures Indefinitely

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all Pennsylvania K-12 schools to remain closed until further notice. Gov. Wolf made the announcement during a press conference on Monday afternoon, March 30. The governor said the Department... — Updated 3/31/2020

 

Department of Health Provides Update on COVID-19, 560 New Positives Bring Statewide Total to 1,687

The Pennsylvania Department of Health on March 26 confirmed as of midnight, March 26, that there are 560 additional positive cases of COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 1,687 in 48 counties. The frst positive case in Blair... — Updated 3/27/2020

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

The Hollidaysburg Herald is Hanging On – For Now

For an industry that is based on telling people what’s going on right now, the news media is sometimes not very good at looking ahead. We here at the Hollidaysburg Herald and Morrisons Cove Herald are trying to look ahead, but... — Updated 3/26/2020

 
 By Christen Smith    News

Pa. Delays Primary Election Until June 2

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously agreed Tuesday, March 24, on a plan delaying the state’s primary election until June 2 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Senate Bill 422 heads back to the upper chamber for a... — Updated 3/26/2020

 

U.S. Dept. of Labor releases Coronavirus-related info for businesses, workers

On March 25, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) published its first round of implementation guidance pursuant to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The guidance addresses critical... — Updated 3/26/2020

 

Updated Cancellations/Closures

This page contains updates of events and businesses affected by the coronavirus and local, state and federal orders. The Herald will post information to this site as it becomes avai... — Updated 3/25/2020

 

DCNR Extending Closure of State Park and Forest Facilities Statewide

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced March 23 that all facilities at state parks and forests in Pennsylvania will be closed until April 30 to help slow the... — Updated 3/24/2020

 

Small Business Administration Offers Disaster Assistance to Pennsylvania

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Pennsylvania small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

Sources of Reliable Information about the Novel Coronavirus and COVID-19

The Hollidaysburg Herald is publishing as much local information as it can about the reaction to the coronavirus and COVID-19. The Herald’s niche is providing news about the Hollidaysburg area and Morrisons Cove, so that’s... — Updated 3/23/2020

 
 By Allan J. Bassler    News

Coronavirus: It's Not About You

It's impossible to get away from news about the Coronavirus and Covid-19 these days. But strangely enough as we are immersed in information, reliable information is still hard to find. For example, some information is circulating... — Updated 3/19/2020

 

Sheriff's Office Warns of Fraudulent 'Alarming' Incoming Calls

The Blair County Sheriff’s Office is reporting having received reports that the main phone number to the Blair County Courthouse is being used for fraudulent purposes in spoofing call incidents. The number is (814) 693-3000.... — Updated 3/14/2020

 

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