MCSD board reach masking issue stalemate

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LEWISTOWN — Members of the Mifflin County School District’s Board of Directors have reached a stalemate regarding the masking issue. With some board members asking to go back to in-person meetings and others stating they don’t feel comfortable opening the school district up to potential ...

JCSD board affirms vote on mask-wearing

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MIFFLINTOWN – The Juniata County School Board voted to affirm actions taken at its Sept. 16 meeting regarding mask-wearing. The vote taken during the board’s Thursday night meeting affirms a motion to accept the Aug. 31 mandate from Pennsylvania’s Acting Secretary of Health regarding ...

Coroner reports 26 COVID deaths following Sept. 1

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LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Coroner Daniel P. Lynch says that 26 deaths due to COVID-19 have been reported to his office since Sept. 1. Of those, 23 of the decedents were not vaccinated. The three vaccinated decedents had a history of auto-immune disease, his report states. According to ...

Officials sign document to combat internet crimes

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LEWISTOWN — Mifflin County Commissioners made a move Tuesday to help keep Mifflin County youth safe from online sexual predators. The commissioners signed a memorandum of understanding between the Delaware County District Attorney’s Office and the Mifflin County District Attorney’s ...


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US unemployment claims fall to pandemic low of 290,000


WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers. Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the third straight drop, the ...