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Mercersburg man reported missing by mother, police seek public's help finding him

MERCERSBURG, Pa. — Mercersburg police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing borough man whose mother lost contact with him in March. Jaime Jay Mickus Jr., 34, was reported missing to the Mercersburg Police Department by his concerned mother, Linda Mae Mickus, of Broadalbin, N.Y., on May 10. She last heard from him via text message on March 22, police said in a news release Friday.
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Coffee Shop with historic ties opens in Saxton

BEDFORD COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ)– The Saxton community can see a new coffee shop in their sights along Main Street of the town. Jennifer and Daniel Zimmerman opened The Grind coffee shop after seeing a high need for something of this kind within the community. It took the couple over a year to go from concept […]
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Shooting at neighbor lands Huntingdon County man in prison

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — Charges have been filed against a Shade Gap man who allegedly shot at his neighbor he accused of stealing money from a bank account, according to state police. Police report that on May 26, around 10 p.m. they were called by the victim about 46-year-old Craig Long shooting at them […]

Annual Three Springs carnival being held this weekend

Huntingdon Co., PA (WJAC) — In Huntingdon County, the annual Three Springs Homecoming Carnival kicked off Thursday evening with the firemen's parade. Military honor guard and the Huntingdon County sheriff's office led the way for volunteer fire companies from Huntingdon and Fulton counties. Performing arts groups, church groups and...

Archbishop Wood's Gary Martin shatters 1,600 record at PIAA track meet

Archbishop Wood track and field phenom Gary Martin made his final state title run memorable Friday winning the 1,600 meter run in record-breaking time at the PIAA track and field championships at Shippensburg University. Martin ran away from the field to finish the event in 4:01.56, which broke the previous mark of 4:07.32 set by Upper Moreland's Drew Magaha in 2011. Martin's time was over the National Federation of High School 1,600 record of 3:59.51 set...

Funeral held for area EMT killed in motorcycle crash

Bedford Co., PA (WJAC) — A funeral was held Thursday afternoon for an area EMT who was killed in a motorcycle crash last week. The viewing and funeral service for Chad Ewald was held at Christian Light Church in Bedford. The service was followed by a procession honoring Ewald’s...
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Commencement sunny and bright for Berkeley Springs High School Class of 2022

The Class of 2022 took their last steps across the Berkeley Springs High School football field as students on Thursday, May 26 at the 133rd Annual Commencement Program. Weather was bright and sunny for the 113 graduates and their families who gathered on the field to celebrate the accomplishments of the class. Cadence Carpenter welcomed those gathered and introduced the guests. Britney Huntley introduced speaker Diana Hiles. Principal Mitch Nida recognized Salutatorian Harly Didawick and Valedictorian Haden Fincham, both of whom talked to their fellow classmates about the road ahead for all those leaving the school as graduates.

Walters’ gem leads Claysburg-Kimmel to District title game

CLAYSBURG (WTAJ) — Claysburg-Kimmel pitcher Sierra Walters allowed just one run on a past ball in the Bulldogs 2-1 win over Juniata Valley in the District 6, AAA semifinals. The win sends Claysburg-Kimmel to the district championship where the Bulldogs face top-seeded Southern Huntingdon. That game will be played Wednesday, June 1st at 5:00 p.m.. […]

Claysburg American Legion to honor veterans during Memorial Day weekend

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Claysburg American Legion will be holding special memorial services at cemeteries to salute local veterans in honor of Memorial Day. Starting Sunday, May 29, the American Legion band and members will play taps and offer readings to honor those who lost their lives serving in the U.S. military. They […]

Prayer vigils to be held for victim’s of gun violence

BLAIR COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– A prayer vigil will be held in Blair County in remembrance of those that lost their lives in the Texas elementary school shooting and other gun violence incidents. On Tuesday, May 31 the Geeseytown Lutheran Church located at 462 Route 22, Hollidaysburg, will be hosting a vigil at noon and then […]

Saxton man charged for years of sexual abuse of minor

HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa (WTAJ) — A Saxton man was charged in April with allegedly sexually abusing a minor and is now out on bail. Michael Fessler, 42, is facing multiple sexual assaults after the female victim came forward, saying she’d been sexually abused by him for years. Police spoke to the 16-year-old on April 13, […]