Local News

JC Library receives grant

MIFFLINTOWN — The PPL Foundation awarded the Juniata County Library Inc. a sustaining grant in the amount of $1,500 as part of PPL’s Cover to Cover initiative to improve child literacy. Tracie Logue Witter, regional affairs director for PPL Electric Utilities, presented Vince Giordano, ...

Camp Wonderopolis coming to local libraries

LEWISTOWN — Have your children ever wondered how things are made? Or how they work? Look no further for the answers as Camp Wonderopolis is coming to the Mifflin County and Juniata County libraries this summer. Camp Wonderopolis was created for families with elementary school-age children ...

Indian Valley alum places in NRA shooting competitions

LEWISTOWN — U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Adam Sokolowski has been shooting competitively since before he graduated from Indian Valley High School in 1999. Since 2015, Sokolowski has won the Open, Metallic and Production divisions in the National Rifle Association Bianchi Cup open, held this ...

Former student charged for threats made against school

MIDDLEBURG — Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch announced in February that a former Midd-West School District student was charged by the Middleburg Police Department, for an alleged shooting threat directed against the Midd-West High School. An investigation by Middleburg Police ...

Annual Snyder County Night Out scheduled for Aug. 21

SELINSGROVE — The Snyder County Coalition for Kids will present the sixth Annual Snyder County Night Out from 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at East Snyder Park near Selinsgrove. Partnering with area law enforcement and first responders along with businesses, civic, health care and educational groups, ...

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 ...

5 injured in small explosion

CHAMBERSBURG (AP) — A small explosion Thursday in a vehicle shop at an Army depot injured five workers, three of them seriously, officials said. The blast occurred at Letterkenny Army Depot in Chambersburg about 7:15 a.m., causing a small fire, said Col. Stephen Ledbetter, the depot ...

Grant funding approved

LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Commissioners approved an agreement with West Wayne Township Sewer Authority for 2016 Community Development Block Grant funding at the board’s regular meeting on Thursday. According to Jim Lettiere, the county’s community development administrator, the ...

School board reviews an updated MOU

LEWISTOWN—An updated Memoranda of Understanding with local police departments was reviewed by the Mifflin County School Board during a meeting on Thursday night at the school district’s administration building. According to Vance Varner, the district's Director of Secondary Education, the ...

Area man charged with assault

LEWISTOWN—Anthony M. Snook, 39, of Lewistown, was charged Thursday with seven criminal counts, including aggravated assault, strangulation and use/possesion of drug paraphernalia. According to court documents, police responded to a report of a physical domestic near River Access road. The ...