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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 ...

Calendar

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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 ...

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 ...

School district is providing free lunches

Local News

LEWISTOWN —Mifflin County School District will provide free lunches for students from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Friday while the school is shut down at the following locations: Lewistown Elementary School; Christian and Missionary Alliance, Juniata Terrace; New Life Church, ...

People Potpourri

Local News

¯Tim and Sheila Price, of Strodes Mills, celebrate their anniversary today. ¯Sheila Price, of Strodes Mills, celebrates her birthday today. Editor’s note: The Sentinel welcomes birthdays, anniversaries and birth announcements for daily publication in “People ...

Embassy Fair canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions

Local News

LEWISTOWN — The Friends of the Embassy Theatre announced Thursday that the annual Embassy Fair at Kish Park has been canceled due to Gov. Tom Wolf's stay-at-home order designed to limit the spread of COVID-19. "The Friends of the Embassy announce that our Embassy Fair, scheduled for the ...

Stocks skid as economic toll of the virus worsens

Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts say they still can’t predict when it will end. The S&P 500 lost 4.4% after the White House said anywhere from ...

U.S. businesses cut 27,000 jobs in March, before virus hit

Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak. Payroll processor ADP said small businesses took the biggest hit, losing 90,000 jobs, while ...

Fears, infection wreak havoc on Beaver nursing home

PA News

A Pennsylvania nursing home where two dementia patients died over the weekend after contracting COVID-19 has struggled to contain the spread, with staff thinned by suspected infection and fears for their own safety. Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center in Beaver released a statement ...

Wolf extends license to carry gun permits

PA News

The Pennsylvania State Police announced today that Governor Tom Wolf has granted an extension to license to carry firearms permits. Permits expired on March 19, 2020 or later have been extended to May 30, 2020. The extension is necessary due to the closure of some county courthouses and ...