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Symposium offers insight to women

­McVEYTOWN — Like many of the women attending the inaugural Women’s Leadership Symposium on Wednesday, Brooke Drake, of Lewistown, had a gratifying experience. “It was wonderful to hear women in industry share their knowledge and their willingness to grow others,” she ...

Prominent keynote speakers give guidance, offer life advice

McVEYTOWN — The Women’s Leadership Symposium on Wednesday at Body and Soul Community Center in Strodes Mills was filled with sessions to help guide women through work/life balance, leadership, finances, hormonal changes and social media branding. Mixed with breakout sessions were three ...

Charges dropped against area man

LEWISTOWN — Charges against Christopher Gahagan, 49, of Lewistown, have been dropped after his estranged wife admitted to providing false reports to law enforcement earlier this month. She has now been charged. According to a report from the Lewistown Police Department, Marla Gahagan, 44, ...

Calendar

Editor’s note: The Sentinel offers nonprofit and other community organizations an opportunity to promote upcoming events for free in this community calendar for three days before the event. Events needing reservations also may be promoted for up to two weeks prior to the reservation ...

FAME hosts ‘Stop the Bleed’

LEWISTOWN—Members of the Lewistown Kiwanis and South Hills School of Business had the opportunity to learn how to treat life-threatening bleeding during a “Stop the Bleed” program hosted by FAME EMS on Tuesday night. “Stop the Bleed” is a national campaign that was formed by a work ...

New info extends jury trial

MIFFLINTOWN—The jury trial for the Commonwealth versus Bradley Kemp was continued on Tuesday, due to new information presented by a prosecutorial witness. Nevin Zimmerman, Kemp’s defense attorney, requested the continuance to review the witness’s information. According to District ...

Living history

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Savannah Bonson, left, portraying George Washington, tells her fellow students about the President’s early life, why he was famous and some fun facts during Lewistown Elementary School’s living musuem Tuesday. Meredith Stout’s third grade class researches ...

Life lessons

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Marlee Basom, right, and Logan Ruth, center, both fifth grade students at Lewistown Intermediate School, learn about CPR with the assistance of Zachary Leitzel, a volunteer with Fame EMS, Tuesday during a Safety Day event at the school. Fame EMS visited with the ...

Bill would revamp how Pa. draws district boundaries

HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to overhaul how Pennsylvania draws districts for the Legislature and Congress was approved by a state Senate committee vote Tuesday, but it still would require passage by both chambers and voters to go into effect. The State Government Committee voted ...

Celebrating a century

Anna Swartz, center, is presented flowers and a cake to celebrate her 100th birthday Tuesday, by Brookline Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center staff Stephanie Stein, left, and Melody Yoder. Swartz, originally from Walnut, and new a resident at Brookline in Mifflintown, was the oldest of nine ...