Local News

Pair host escape room

RICHFIELD—When it comes to charity, there’s no escaping the spirit of giving that two local youths are spreading this year. Five years ago, cousins Shirley Symmerman and Emily Kerstetter decided to give back to their communities by hosting an annual charity event. They began by hosting a ...

32 arrested in drug ring investigation

MOUNT UNION—32 suspects were arrested in Huntingdon County for their involvement in two extensive drug ring operations based in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, according to a press release from Huntingdon County District Attorney David Smith Nov. 13. The arrests were made following long-term ...

Teen charged as adult

NEWTON HAMILTON — A 17-year-old was charged as an adult Friday with two counts aggravated assault after holding down and threatening to stab a female relative, according to court documents. Documents state that Gregory A. Moore, of Newton Hamilton, held down the female relative while she was ...

Local man sentenced with aggravated assault

LEWISTOWN —Dyllin Lukens, 20, of Lewistown, was sentenced Friday by President Judge David Barron after having pleaded guilty in August to aggravated indecent assault of a person under 16 years old and corruption of a minor. Barron sentenced Lukens to a minimum of 33 and a maximum of 72 ...

Defendant sentenced in local drug ring case

LEWISTOWN —John A. Beers IV, 55, of Lewistown was sentenced Friday by President Judge David Barron after having pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence and Driving and Driving with a Suspended License, from an incident in March, and pleading guilty in August to one count ...

Mount Union man pleads no contest to criminal trespass

HUNTINGDON — Mark Christopher Stapleton, 48, of Mount Union, pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony count criminal trespass, according to court staff. Documents indicate that Stapleton unlawfully entered the home of a Mount Union resident in May, while intoxicated, and threatened the ...

Man charged with assault

MCCLURE—An 18-year-old man was charged Nov. 10 with two felony counts aggravated assault after attacking and injuring one behavioral health technician and threatening bodily harm to two others, court documents indicate. According to court documents, Christopher A. Bartholomew, of McClure, ...

Calendar

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 ...

In the region

MC Library to close for Thanksgiving LEWISTOWN —The Mifflin County Library will close at 5 p.m. on Nov. 21 and will remain closed on Nov. 22 and 23 to celebrate Thanksgiving. Normal operating hours will resume on Nov. 24. For more information, call the library at (717) 242-2391 or ...

People potpourri

¯Sandy Lynch, of Lewistown, celebrates her birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com or emailed to ...