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Toomey: Congress has provided aid to businesses

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Sen. Pat Toomey told an invitation-only crowd of local business owners and officials Wednesday that Congress has responded to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 shutdown with an unprecedented response to boost the virus-ravaged economy. Toomey was joined by Rep. Fred ...

Restaurants face several new limits

PA News

HARRISBURG — A jump in the number of coronavirus cases in Pennsylvania led Gov. Tom Wolf and state health secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to impose new restrictions on certain kinds of businesses. The changes went into effect at midnight. The rising number of cases is largely in the southwest ...

Bystander who shot suspected attacker will not be charged

Local News

From staff reports SELINSGROVE — The bystander who shot and wounded a suspected attacker during a Friday shooting outside the Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in Monroe Township, Snyder County will not be charged with a crime, Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch announced in a press ...

Hospital settles suit over infection that killed preemies

PA News

A major Pennsylvania hospital where three premature infants died in a bacterial outbreak last year has taken the extraordinary step of admitting fault as a condition of a civil settlement announced Wednesday. Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, acknowledged the process it was ...

Calendar

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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 ...

Cancellations and postponements

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Editor’s note: Cancellations and postponements that are made due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will be listed as a service to our readers. Listings are from the first date of postponement or cancellation. When you submit an item for this listing, please include whether it was previously ...

People Potpourri

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¯Don Douple, of Belleville, celebrates his 70th birthday today. ¯R. (Dean) Wagner, of Lewistown, celebrates his 93rd birthday today. Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com or emailed to events@lewistownsentinel.com with the information by 5:30 p.m.

Stocks rise on vaccine hopes; S&P 500 back within 5% of high

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Markets worldwide rallied on rising hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday, and the S&P 500 climbed back to where it was a few days after it set its record early this year. Investors see a vaccine as the best way for the economy and human life to get back to normal, and ...

Apple wins a big EU court case over $15 billion in taxes

Business

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court on Wednesday delivered a hammer blow to the bloc’s attempts to rein in multinationals’ ability to strike special tax deals with individual EU countries when it ruled that Apple does not have to pay 13 billion euros ($15 billion) in back taxes to ...