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People Potpourri

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¯Peggy A. Goss, of Lewistown, celebrates her birthday today. ¯Cheryl Bilinsky, of Reedsville, celebrates her birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People potpourri.” Submissions can be sent ...

Juniata Valley Bank parent corp appoints new VP

Business

MIFFLINTOWN—Juniata Valley Financial Corp. (OTC PINK: JUVF), parent company of The Juniata Valley Bank, announces the appointment of James A. Hane as vice president, mortgage & consumer lending manager. Hane is a 1992 graduate of Penn College of Technology with an associate degree in ...

Stocks close sharply lower as tech sector takes another hit

Business

Wall Street experienced more whiplash Wednesday as stocks closed broadly lower, wiping out the market’s gains from the day before. The S&P 500 fell 2.4% after giving up an earlier gain. The selling, which accelerated in the afternoon, was widespread, though technology stocks accounted ...

More inmates accused of fraudulently seeking jobless checks

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Eighteen inmates in Pennsylvania state prisons and two girlfriends of inmates on the outside have been charged in what authorities describe as a scheme to fraudulently obtain jobless benefits for ineligible prisoners, prosecutors said Wednesday. The 20 sets of charges were ...

Goose Day

Lifestyles

LEWISTOWN— Are you ready for Goose Day? The Juniata Valley’s unique holiday, also known as St. Michelmas Day, will be celebrated Sept. 29. Businesses and organizations throughout the region are marking the holiday with special events. Most of them are all month long; some will be ...

Application window opens for Snyder Co.

Local News

LEWISBURG — The application window is open for Snyder County small businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities to apply to receive part of a grant the county received to assist them with COVID-19 expenses. The application deadline is Oct. 2 for the COVID-19 County Relief Block Grant (CRBG) ...

Goose Day starts Friday

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The Goose Day Celebration officially takes flight Friday in the Juniata River Valley. This year’s 14-page Goose Day list is full of events, activities, contests, giveaways, shopping, drinks and of course, goose dinners. Thanks to the many small businesses in Mifflin and ...

Pa. chips away at pandemic poll worker shortages

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — It will take 40,000 or more poll workers to run the fall election in Pennsylvania, and while some counties are on track to have fully staffed polling places, with six weeks to go, officials aren’t sure whether there will be a repeat of the primary’s coronavirus-driven ...

Pa. launches new virus exposure notification app

PA News

HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania’s new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday and could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release of the app, named COVID AlertPa, is part of Pennsylvania’s effort to ...