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Police Report

Mount Union Police Department ¯Assault—At 9:47 p.m, March 12, police responded to 131 West Maxwell Street for a report of an assault. The individuals were cited for harassment and charges were filed for paraphernalia found at the residence. Lewistown Police Department ¯Simple Assault, ...

People Potpourri

¯Aurora “Chickie No. 1” Snook, of Lewistown, turns 21 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 ...

Virus death reported in Perry County

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported Friday that Perry County now has one death due to COVID-19, while other surrounding counties have seen a rise in cases. Perry County now has four confirmed cases and has reported one death. Huntingdon County is up to three ...

Embassy Fair closed for April

BURNHAM — The Embassy Fair, normally scheduled for the second half of April, has been canceled due to Gov. Tom Wolf’s statewide stay-at-home order, aimed to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. The Friends of the Embassy announced the cancellation in a news release on Thursday, ...

Commissioners promote local social distancing

LEWISTOWN — With the state of Pennsylvania on a stay-at-home order under Gov. Tom Wolf’s direction, Mifflin County Commissioners are urging residents to restrict any unnecessary travel. The commissioners’ biweekly was made available via video and conference call on Thursday. The ...

Additional cases reported in Huntingdon, Perry counties

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Health reports that Huntingdon and Perry counties saw an increase in their COVID-19 positives to date on Thursday, while Mifflin, Juniata and Snyder counties’ numbers remained unchanged. Huntingdon County is up to two cases from one on ...

MJAAA modifies programs, continues to offer support

LEWISTOWN — COVID-19 has profoundly impacted everyone, but for the elderly, the disruption can be even more significant. Many seniors already feel alone or isolated, but in times like these, isolation has taken on a whole new meaning— especially for those in nursing homes where family or ...

Police: Mount Union man attacks, threatens person

MOUNT UNION — One man faces several charges stemming from an incident early Thursday morning in Mount Union. Mount Union Police Department said 24-year-old Michael Sausman, of Mount Union, approached a man’s vehicle at approximately midnight in the 201 N. Jefferson St. Sheetz parking lot. ...

Police Report

Pennsylvania State Police Lewistown ¯Indecent Assault—Police are currently investigating an indecent assault of a 15 year old girl, on Orange Street, Mifflintown Borough, Juniata Township. The incident took place between June 1, 2018, and Aug. 31, 2018. ¯Harassment/ Physical Contact— ...