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More omicron cases pop up

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in countries on opposite sides of the world Sunday and many governments rushed to close their borders even as scientists cautioned that it’s not clear if the new variant is more alarming than other ...

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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 ...

Encampment to be held at museum

BOALSBURG — The reenactment “Staying Warm in the Ardennes: The Battle of the Bulge” will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Pennsylvania Military Museum in Boalsburg. Living historians, representing the 4th and 28th Infantry Divisions, interpret life in the ...

Pet photos offered at Centre Hall shelter

CENTRE HALL — Santa “Paws” pictures with your pets will be taken Saturday and Sunday at Pets Come First, a non-profit animal shelter on U.S. 322 in Centre Hall. Admission is a monetary donation that goes directly to the shelter. Pictures will be taken first-come first-served, no ...

Orange … and purple?

LEWISTOWN — Today marks the first day of firearms deer hunting season in Pennsylvania, which means the color most hunters probably think of is blaze orange. But there is one other color hunters need to be on the lookout for — purple. That’s because Pennsylvania has joined several ...

Wages rise while pols apply pressure

In many parts of Pennsylvania, a shifting balance between employers and workers has pushed pay up at traditionally low-wage jobs. Gov. Tom Wolf and his allies are moving to push it higher — at least in some industries. In the past few weeks, Wolf has taken steps to bump workers’ pay ...