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How to use a mask, protect yourself from COVID-19

Local News

Making sure your mask fits properly is just as important as choosing the right mask. Every time you put on or remove your mask, experts recommend washing your hands with soap and water or using hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. When you put your mask on, it should come up over your ...

Restaurants to fight back; sports teams want fans in stands

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — As Pennsylvania approached 100,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, restaurant and bar owners say they will fight back against Gov. Tom Wolf’s orders to further limit the number of patrons they’re allowed to serve at a time. Wolf’s order this week to ...

Calendar

Local News

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 ...

Cancellations and postponements

Local News

Editor’s note: Cancellations and postponements that are made due to the novel coronavirus outbreak will be listed as a service to our readers. Listings are from the first date of postponement or cancellation. When you submit an item for this listing, please include whether it was previously ...

Traffic pattern to change in construction zone

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has issued an update on its U.S. 22 paving project in Mifflin County. PennDOT says this project will improve ride quality and extend the useful life of more than five miles of roadway in Derry and Granville Townships as well as ...

Road treatment project scheduled for US 322

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation issued an update Friday on its high friction surface treatment project at sites in Juniata and Mifflin counties. This project will improve skid resistance and enhance safety for motorists on the impacted routes. Work at the site ...

Rockhill Trolley Museum opens today for season

Local News

From staff reports ROCKHILL FURNACE — The Rockhill Trolley Museum is offering a limited operation schedule in 2020, beginning today, with special holiday runs in October and December. The trolley will operate the third weekend of every month, Saturdays and Sundays only, with departures ...

People Potpourri

Local News

¯Jeff Weaver, of Burnham, celebrates his 74th birthday today. ¯Colleen Houser-Kratzer, of McVeytown, celebrates her 46th birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions ...

Wall Street ticks up; S&P 500 nets 3rd straight weekly gain

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street ticked higher Friday to close out its third straight winning week, one punctuated by hopes that the economy can continue to steady itself despite the pandemic. The S&P 500 rose 9.16 points, or 0.3%, to 3,224.73 after yet another day of wobbly trading. The ...

Stress rises for unemployed as extra $600 benefit nears end

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — A major source of income for roughly 30 million unemployed people is set to end, threatening their ability to meet rent and pay bills and potentially undercutting the fragile economic recovery. In March, Congress approved an extra $600 in weekly unemployment benefits as ...