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Why is there a coin shortage?

Local News

LEWISTOWN - At many establishments, signs declaring a shortage of coins from the Federal Reserve have left some people with a choice regarding change from a cash transaction—-pay with a card, donate the change to a charitable cause or accept the change on a gift card of some type. But what ...

Officials approve offers for unsold properties

Local News

From staff reports LEWISTOWN - Mifflin County Commissioners took action on the following items during the board’s meeting Thursday: ¯Approved an offer on a Wayne Township parcel that is in the repository for unsold properties for $200; ¯Approved an offer on a property in Lewistown ...

Former assistant principal arraigned for solicitation

Local News

SELINSGROVE - A Juniata County native who was previously the assistant principal at Selinsgrove Middle School in Snyder County has been arraigned on several felony charges related to soliciting pornographic images of underage girls via social media in May, according to court ...

Wolf urges halt of youth sports until January

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s governor said Thursday youth sports should not resume until January, a recommendation sure to disappoint students, parents and coaches preparing for fall seasons. Gov. Tom Wolf made the comment at a news conference on a separate subject, following up with ...

Calendar

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

Wall Street perks up; S&P 500 edges even closer to record

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are perking higher on Wall Street Thursday after a report showed the pace of layoffs across the country is slowing, though it remains incredibly high. The S&P 500 was up 0.6% in afternoon trading after spending much of the day waffling between smaller gains and ...

1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. The government’s report Thursday did offer a ...

AAA says that partially automated driving systems don’t always work

Business

DETROIT (AP) — Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use. Researchers with AAA recently tested systems from five manufacturers over a distance ...

COVID-19 reshapes, reduces spending

Lifestyles

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for ...