Local News

Setting it straight

The book “The Good Fight,” listed as the No. 2 bestselling hardcover fiction book in Saturday’s edition of The Sentinel, was written by Danielle Steel. Due to incorrect information received from The Associated Press, the author’s name was incorrect on the best sellers list. Editor’s ...

Police report

Lewistown Police Department ¯DUI—One man was charged with DUI following an incident that occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m. on July 16 on W. Water St. and S. Juniata St. in Lewistown. According to the report, an officer was driving on W. Water St. while responding to another incident ...

Lottery

The winning numbers selected Tuesday in the Pennsylvania lottery were: Day Pick 2: 1-6 Wild: 4 Day Pick 3: 2-2-9 Wild: 4 Day Pick 4: 0-1-8-8 Wild: 4 Day Pick 5: 5-8-9-0-9 Wild: 4 Night Pick 2: 9-8 Wild: 1 Night Pick 3: 6-1-2 Wild: 1 Night ...

Local road closures

The following roads are closed due to excessive rainfall and flooding: State Route 75 in Spruce Hill Roadways not yet closed but with potential flooding issues: State Route 35 near Bunkertown State Route 35 near McAlisterville

Lucas: Heavy rains to lead to flooding

LEWISTOWN — Expected showers and thunderstorms paired with recent heavy rain events are threatening to cause some flooding in areas of the Juniata Valley, according to a press release from Phil Lucas, the director of the Mifflin County Office of Public Safety. The National Weather Service ...

Area man charged with strangulation

LEWISTOWN—Jason M Hockenberry, 42, of Lewistown, was charged Sunday with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. According to court documents, police responded to a report of a female assault victim being treated at Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital, Saturday. The accuser reported that ...

Beavertown man faces 3 criminal charges

MIDDLEBURG—John R Stringer, 53, of Beavertown was formally arraigned Monday before President Judge Michael Hudock and faces charges of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment, according to court documents. Stringer, according to court documents, was arrested in ...

Home damaged by fire

Sentinel photo by BUFFIE BOYER Area emergency personnel respond to a fire at a home along Vira Road in Derry Township at 6:40 p.m,. Sunday evening. Chris Treaster of Yeagertown Fire Co. said a second floor bedroom was damaged by fire, but the cause is undetermined. The power to the home has ...

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 ...

Outhouse case raises religious freedom rights issues

HARRISBURG (AP) — An appeals court has ruled that Pennsylvania’s religious freedom law needs to be considered more fully in a case about a township’s efforts to make an Amish woman stop using outhouses and hook into its sewer system. Commonwealth Court threw out an order that Iva Byler ...