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$1 million grant given to fund project

MIFFLINTOWN — A pivotal project in Juniata County will now be completed thanks to a recently awarded grant in the amount of $1 million. During Tuesday’s business meeting of the Juniata County Commissioners, Heather Kelly-Weisen, project coordinator for the SEDA-Council of Governments, ...

Lewistown Borough Council discusses refugee proposal

LEWISTOWN — A christian charity partnered with Nittany Paper Co. spoke to Lewistown Borough Council Tuesday night to discuss a refugee resettlement program. Ann Must with Catholic Charities laid out the program to the council. The program is aimed at helping refugees who come to the ...

Mifflintown to receive another grant for street culvert project

MIFFLINTOWN — Mifflintown Borough has been awarded an additional $594,000 to rehab the Cross Street culvert, which has been closed to all traffic since 2017, according to a press release from state Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Bellefonte, and state Rep. John Hershey, ...

Lawsuit issued on staff who ignored a sick prisoner

HARRISBURG (AP) — The family of a sick inmate who died inside a rural Pennsylvania jail two years ago claims guards and medical professionals ignored and even ridiculed his medical distress while they documented his agony the last two weeks of his life. A federal lawsuit filed Friday by the ...

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Grant funding awarded to Mount Union Borough for Pennsylvania Avenue project

MOUNT UNION — Funding to address a major transportation and safety concern in Mount Union Borough was approved Tuesday by the Commonwealth Financing Authority under the Multimodal Transportation Fund, according a press release issued jointly by state Rep. Rich Irvin, R-Huntingdon, and state ...

Grants awarded in Snyder County

BEAVER SPRINGS — The Commonwealth Financing Authority has awarded grants to two municipalities in Snyder County, according to state Senator John R. Gordner, R-Bloomsburg, and state Rep. David H. Rowe, R-Mifflinburg. Funds were made available through the Multimodal Transportation Fund ...

Miss Rodeo Pa. pageant set for Nov. 30

McVEYTOWN — Miss Rodeo Pennsylvania Inc. will hold its annual pageant Nov. 30 at the Country Crossroads Community Center in McVeytown with the horsemanship portion taking place at Rocky Ridge Ranch. The event lasts all day, and begins with breakfast refreshments at 8 a.m. Contestants are ...

Local man pleads guilty to Megan’s Law violation

MIFFLINTOWN — John Allison, 33, of Lewistown, was sentenced Tuesday one to two years in state prison for violating Megan’s Law. According to police, Allison was convicted of sexual abuse of children on July 15, 2010, which required him to registerd under Megan’s Law. Allison was ...