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JCSD board approves sale of Lack

MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata County School District’s Board of Directors approved the sale of Lack-Tuscarora Elementary School to Tuscarora Township in its regular voting meeting Thursday night. The vote was approved unanimously for the sale of the building, its contents and land to the township ...

County prepares for new voting machine mandate

LEWISTOWN—The Mifflin County Commissioners are reluctantly preparing for a state mandate requiring all 67 Pennsylvania counties to purchase new voting equipment that will enable a “paper trail” to be in place to combat fraud prior to the May 2020 primary election. During Thursday’s ...

Local man charged with statutory sexual assault

NEWPORT — A Lewistown man was charged on Wednesday with five criminal counts in Perry County for reportedly performing sexual acts with a 14-year-old accuser, court documents state. Documents state that 29-year-old Zachary L. Sassman visited the accuser in Newport on Tuesday night and ...

Athletic facilities and building maintenance discussed by board

LEWISTOWN—Preventative maintenance on buildings and athletic facilities dominated discussion during Thursday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting of the Mifflin County School District Board of Directors. Most of the topics covered were athletic-related with Buildings and Grounds Director Joe ...

Judges hold En Banc hearing to address similar issues

MIFFLINTOWN — In an effort to address three sex-offender cases dealing with similar issues, President Judge Kathy Morrow and Judge Kenneth Mummah held an En Banc, or a full court decision, hearing on Thursday afternoon in the Juniata County Court of Common Pleas. Attorney Nevin Zimmerman ...

Authorities: State College police officer shoots, kills man

From staff reports STATE COLLEGE—An unnamed State College Police Department officer shot and killed a man Wednesday afternoon while attempting to serve a mental health warrant, according to a report from Pennsylvania State Police Rockview. According to a press release from SCPD, at ...

Calendar

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Lottery

The winning numbers selected Thursday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 7-8 Wild: 8 Day Pick 3: 0-6-5 Wild: 8 Day Pick 4: 5-9-2-6 Wild: 8 Day Pick 5: 4-8-8-8-2 Wild: 8 Night Pick 2: 8-2 Wild: 3 Night Pick 3: 0-7-3 Wild: 3 Night ...

In the region and state

Juniata High School to host donkey basketball MIFFLINTOWN — Juniata High School will host its annual donkey basketball game, Monday, at Tuscarora Junior High School in Mifflintown. Seniors from the high school will begin playing at 7 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the high ...

Sacred Heart to host open house

LEWISTOWN — Sacred Heart of Jesus School will hold its annual spring open house 6-7:30 p.m. March 28 for all interested families looking to enroll for the 2019-20 school year. Join other families across Mifflin and Juniata Counties and find out how you can afford a private education. Sacred ...