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Local school districts seek reform to Pa. charter school laws

McVEYTOWN — Superintendents from Fulton, Huntingdon, Mifflin and Juniata County School Districts will join the Pennsylvania Association of Rural and Small Schools in calling for reforms to Pennsylvania’s charter school law. Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11 will host a public meeting at 11 ...

Juniata School Board talks budget

MIFFLINTOWN — If the Juniata County School District’s Board of Directors were to approve a budget as it currently stands, residents could expect a slight tax increase. Superintendent Gary Dawson presented the board with “very preliminary” budget projections for the 2020-21 school year ...

Rowe will run for re-election to the House

LEWISBURG — State Rep. David Rowe, R-Lewisburg, has announced he will seek re-election to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives as representative from the 85th Legislative District, which includes portions of Snyder and Union counties. “I am honored and privileged to represent the ...

Jury exonerates man of indecent assault charges

LEWISTOWN — Joseph Allen Gares Sr., of New Jersey, was acquitted on all charges during a jury trial Wednesday afternoon at the Mifflin County Court House. Gares faced charges of aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, corruption of a minor and indecent assault without consent, which ...

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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 ...

People Potpourri

¯Paula Lutz, of Lewistown, celebrated her 52nd birthday Wednesday. 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 ...

Council tensions run high

JUNIATA TERRACE—The public was out in full force Tuesday night for the Catholic Charities group presentation of their refugee resettlement plan to the Juniata Terrace Borough Council. Anne Lusk and Amin Habeeb from Catholic Charities spoke about the resettlement to the public and the ...

Ex-player sues PSU for hazing allegations

UNIVERSITY PARK — A former Penn State football player claims in a lawsuit that Nittany Lion players hazed him and other, younger teammates by imitating sexual acts in the shower and invoking Jerry Sandusky’s name. The player, Isaiah Humphries, a safety who left the Nittany Lions after ...

Nutrition education advisor introduced

MIFFLINTOWN – Juniata, Mifflin and parts of Huntingdon County now have a new nutrition education advisor. Jeff Hackenberg, client relationship manager for Penn State Extension, introduced Clarissa Beaver, the new advisor, to the Juniata County Commissioners at Tuesday’s ...