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New ballots for Dem. primary to be given out

Local News

LEWISTOWN — A clerical error in the Mifflin County Elections Department has necessitated that new ballots be printed and distributed to Democratic Mail-in voters in Mifflin County. According to a press release from Mifflin County Commissioner Kevin Kodish, John E. Knepp II cross-filed on ...

1 new virus case reported Juniata County

Local News

From staff reports Only one new case of COVID-19 was reported in Juniata County, according to data released Wednesday by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That new case brings Juniata County’s total to 2,091 since the pandemic began. Mifflin County had 17 new cases (new total 5,293), ...

Local communities to plan events for Memorial Day

Local News

LEWISTOWN — Memorial Day is often thought of as the unofficial start of summer, but its true purpose is to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of our nation. Last year, ceremonies marking the holiday were canceled as the country was dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Taming the virus: US deaths hit lowest level in 10 months

Coronavirus

By The Associated Press COVID-19 deaths in the United States have tumbled to an average of around 600 per day — the lowest level in 10 months — with the number of lives lost dropping to single digits in well over half the states and, on some days, hitting zero. Confirmed infections have ...

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 ...

Stocks sink again on Wall Street as inflation worries start to mount

Business

Inflation worries rattled Wall Street Wednesday, pulling the Dow Jones Industrial Average more than 680 points lower and placing the major stock indexes on track for their worst week in more than six months. The selling came as investors reacted to a surprisingly big jump in inflation last ...

US budget deficit hits record $1.9 trillion so far this year

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit surged to a record of $1.9 trillion for the first seven months of this budget year, bloated by the billions of dollars being spent in coronavirus relief packages. The shortfall so far this year is 30.3% higher than the $1.48 trillion deficit run up ...

How to plan an eco-friendly remodel without overspending

Lifestyles

When Cliff and Karen Tyllick set out to install solar panels on their Austin, Texas , home in 2012, their goal was to reduce their carbon footprint. The fact that they also saved thousands of dollars upfront and lowered their bills was a nice bonus. Solar panel installation can cost $15,000 ...