Crash shears pole

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A car sits in a field following a one-vehicle crash Monday morning along Route 655 outside of Belleville in Menno Township. According to a State Trooper at the scene, the vehicle was traveling too fast for weather conditions, left the roadway, struck a utility pole and came to rest in an field ...

Council meets on Lewistown refugee plan

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LEWISTOWN—The public bore a heavy presence at Monday night’s Lewistown Borough Council meeting. The refugee resettlement program discussed during the prior meeting was the topic of interest. The program itself, is run by a Catholic charity that looks to resettle people coming from poor ...

J. Doyle Corman, former senator, dies at 87

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BELLEFONTE — J. Doyle Corman, a former state senator representing central Pennsylvania, including Mifflin and Juniata counties, died Sunday at his Bellefonte home at age 87. While in the Pennsylvania Senate, Corman was renown for his influence among the state’s Republican Party. Corman ...

Hershey Plans Holiday Open House for office

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HARRISBURG—Rep. John Hershey (R-Mifflin/Juniata/Franklin) invites residents of the 82nd District to a holiday open house in his Mifflintown office. The open house will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, at 28 Industiral Circle. “We’re always ready to help constituents in my ...

PSU Extension to provide ‘LIFT’ training program

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UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State Extension will offer an in-person and group-based strength-training program for inactive to moderately active adults aged 40 and older in January and February. “LIFT” — Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together — will take place from 5:15-6:15 ...


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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 ...

2019 Kiwanis Parade winners announced

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LEWISTOWN — Winners in the 2019 Kiwanis Christmas Parade winners are: Floats: first place, Valley Parish United Methodist Church; second place, Cub Scout Pack 115; third place, Mifflin County Relay for Life. Marching units: first place, Lady Patriot Twirlers; second place, Girl ...

People Potpourri

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¯Annie Sue Newman, of Milroy, celebrates her 2nd birthday today! ¯Amber Rothrock, celebrates her 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.

Business economists see US slowing but avoiding recession


Washington (AP) — The nation’s business economists expect U.S. economic growth to decelerate this year and next but for the economy to avoid stumbling into recession, extending a record-breaking expansion already in its 11th year. The latest survey by 53 forecasters with the National ...

State warns Dauphin County over outdated voting machines.

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HARRISBURG (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is being told it would lose out on millions of dollars in aid and almost certainly be sued by the state if it refuses to take action to buy new voting machines before Dec. 31, county officials said Monday. Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries said ...