×

News

People Potpourri

Local News

¯Bob McCalips, of Ferguson Valley, celebrated his birthday Thursday. ¯Hunter Packard, of Lewistown, celebrates his 19th birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions ...

US stocks close broadly lower on new US-China trade jitters

Business

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Thursday after investors got spooked by a published report that cast doubt on the prospects of a long-term U.S-China trade deal. Bond prices surged, sending yields sharply lower, as traders turned cautious. The sell-off was a marked shift from a day ...

As economy slows, the new ECB head Lagarde faces big challenges

Business

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe’s economy is losing steam. Top officials at the European Central Bank are at odds over policy. And it’s even unclear whether they can do much to help anyway. It adds up to a full in-tray for Christine Lagarde as she takes over as ECB president on ...

Boy Scouts to boost annual youth fees by more than 80%

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing a potentially ruinous wave of new sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America is increasing its annual youth membership fee by more than 80%. The group says the move, which has dismayed many of the Scouts’ adult volunteer leaders who warn the increase is ...

Pa. puts $4M into effort to aid census count

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — A just-signed law designed to modernize Pennsylvania’s election laws and help pay for new voting machines also includes money for the state to bolster federal census efforts. Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Tom Wolf authorizes up to $4 million to help ensure a ...

Keeping your cool

Lifestyles

LEWISTOWN — The Juniata River Valley will be “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” this year when the 23rd annual Juniata River Valley Festival of Ice kicks off the holiday season. Held Dec. 5 and 6 in downtown Lewistown, the festival welcomes new activities as well as bringing back ...

Don’t let try-before-you-buy shopping bust your budget

Lifestyles

Services such as Stitch Fix and Amazon’s Prime Wardrobe have put try-before-you-buy shopping on the map. The concept is simple: Shoppers get apparel, accessories or other goods delivered to try, which they can either send back or purchase. “For many customers who do not enjoy the hustle ...

MWMS to present ‘Annie Jr.’

Lifestyles

MIDDLEBURG — On Nov. 21 and 22, Midd-West Middle School will present, “Annie Jr.” The musical will be presented at 7 p.m. each night in the Midd-West Middle School gymnasium. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Middle school students are excited to be presenting a Broadway ...

Thai entrepreneur pushes insects as ‘snack of the future’

Lifestyles

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai entrepreneur is pushing bugs as the next big thing in tasty treats. Thatnat Chanthatham is running a $100,000-a-month business that packages all sorts of baked insects like potato chips. His HiSo brand is selling the snack in Thailand’s ubiquitous 7-Eleven shops and ...