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People Potpourri

Local News

¯ Sandra Wagner, of Lewistown, 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 to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com or emailed to ...

Wall Street rises for first time in three days as oil surges

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street rallied Thursday for its first gain in three days after a sudden surge in oil prices revived beaten-down energy stocks. But, as has so often been the case in this year’s volatile market, it took a few U-turns to get there. The price of crude spurted as much as ...

CARES Act looks to help small businesses during virus outbreak

Business

From staff reports The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses, independent contractors and self-employed individuals who would normally not be eligible for unemployment benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as the ...

Deadline looms for Pennsylvania virus-shutdown waivers

PA News

Pennsylvania businesses are running out of time if they want an exemption from Gov. Tom Wolf’s shutdown order as state health officials on Thursday reported more than 1,200 new cases of COVID-19. Wolf ordered all “non-life-sustaining” businesses to shutter their physical locations until ...

Showtime

Lifestyles

LEWISTOWN — The 2020-21 season of the Mifflin-Juniata Concert Association will include an appearance by a true country legend, along with five other acts that will grace the stage at Mifflin County High School. The season opens Sept. 21 with a performance by the Atlantic City Boys, a ...

Nursing school honored

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The latest addition to the Wild Geese Project will honor the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale, as 2020 marks the bicentenary of Nightingale’s birth. And as the world deals with the effects of COVID-19, honoring Nightengale seems quite appropriate to those ...

Empire Kosher closed for 2 weeks

Local News

MIFFLINTOWN — Empire Kosher in Mifflintown is planning to close its facility for at least two weeks and has already shut down most of its production plant due to multiple employees testing positive for COVID-19. This is according to a representative from the United Food and Commercial Workers ...

All of Pa. now under orders to stay home

PA News

All Pennsylvania residents must stay home as much as possible over the coming month to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tom Wolf said Wednesday as he expanded the footprint of the quarantine to include the entire state. The Democratic governor added 34 counties to his existing ...

Brown Township declares local disaster emergency

Local News

REEDSVILLE—The Brown Township Supervisors issued a Declaration of Local Emergency Wednesday morning, in coordination with the Declaration of Disaster Emergency recently issued by Governor Tom Wolf. This decision was made to help protect the health and welfare of the residents and citizens of ...

New numbers reflect fewer local virus cases

Local News

From staff reports The Pennsylvania Department of Health adjusted their reported numbers Wednesday, which led to a decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases in Mifflin and Juniata counties. As of press time Wednesday, the Pa. Department of Health’s official numbers showed just one confirmed ...