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The show must go on!

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LEWISTOWN — Aaron Wilson, a member of Lewistown Borough Council and Cassandra Goss, have stepped up to make sure that the Halloween Parade goes on as planned as a highlight of the spooky season. This year’s parade marks the 100th year of the Halloween Parade in Lewistown Borough. The ...

Local teen escapes kidnapping attempt says authorities

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From staff reports JUNIATA TERRACE — Police responded to an attempted kidnapping Monday afternoon in Juniata Terrace Borough after a 17-year-old reported being picked up by an unidentified person in a black Jeep Cherokee. According to a report from Pennsylvania State Police — Lewistown ...

GOP pushes ahead on plan for integrity panel

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — A proposal to set up a Republican-majority state House panel to review the fall election, with subpoena power and money to operate, was muscled out of committee Wednesday over loud Democratic objections. The resolution would establish a Select Committee on Election ...

Flash in dark sky declared a random meteor expert says

PA News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A flash that lit up the skies over parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio in the wee hours of Wednesday was probably a random meteor, an expert said. Many social media users around the Pittsburgh area reported seeing a streaking fireball shortly after 4 a.m. It remained in the ...

9 discarded ballots weren’t fraud says top election official

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — It appears that an election worker’s decision to throw out nine military ballots in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, amounted to a mistake and not “intentional fraud,” the state’s top elections official said Wednesday. Workers in the elections office in Luzerne County ...

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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¯Dalene Wagner, of Lewistown, celebrates her 70th birthday today. ¯Robin Gill, of Lewistown, celebrates her 49th birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be ...

Wall Street rallies to close out strong, but wild quarter

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, but only after zooming up, down and back up again in a fitting end to what was a wild month and quarter for Wall Street. Prospects for additional support from Congress for the economy helped drive the day’s trading, as they have for ...

31.4% spring slide for a US economy likely to shrink

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy plunged at an unprecedented rate this spring and even with a record rebound expected in the just-ended third quarter, the U.S. economy will likely shrink this year, the first time that has happened since the Great Recession. The gross domestic product, the ...