Coronavirus spreads in Pa., as cancellations in state grow

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Pennsylvania confirmed more cases of the new coronavirus Tuesday, as more schools canceled classes, travel or events and the city of Philadelphia discouraged gatherings of more than 5,000 people, including professional sporting events and the St. Patrick’s Day parade. The state Department ...

People Potpourri

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¯Matt Bressler, of Milroy, celebrates his birthday today. ¯Scott Fultz, of Lewistown, celebrates his 58th birthday today. Submissions can be sent to the virtual newsroom at www.lewistownsentinel.com or emailed to events@lewistownsentinel.com with the information by 5:30 p.m.

Setting it Straight

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In Tuesday’s issue, the Sentinel ran an official statement from the Borough Council of Lewistown, in which it was said that the manager of the Municpal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown said that one of the purposes for MABLs issue of $30 million in bonds was to “freeze the ...


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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 ...

Stocks rebound from big losses on hope for US economic aid


NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks on Tuesday recouped most of their historic losses from the prior day as hopes rose, faded and then bloomed again on Wall Street that the U.S. government will try to cushion the economic pain from the coronavirus. The day’s moves were a microcosm of the severe swings ...

ILO says working conditions improve in Thai seafood sector


BANGKOK (AP) — A report issued Tuesday by the U.N.’s International Labor Organization credits Thailand with improving working conditions in the fishing and seafood processing industry, but says that serious abuses including forced labor remain. The report is a follow-up to one published ...

Spotty sick leave policies limit options for avoiding the virus


LONDON (AP) — A barber in Beijing is supporting his wife and child by charging food and other expenses to a credit card while he waits for his employer’s shop to reopen. A waiter at a barbecue restaurant in Kansas City, Missouri, washes his hands more often and hopes for the best. A parcel ...

Public brings concerns to council

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LEWISTOWN - In an official statement to the public at Monday night’s Lewistown Borough Council meeting, Council President Venus Shade called recent information released by Executive Director of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown, Craig Bubb a “campaign of misinformation.” ...

Lewistown Council President makes an official statement

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LEWISTOWN—Before we begin the public input portion of the meeting, I would like to make a statement. Council welcomes your comments, but with the number of people and topics demanding attention, we remind you of our rules of order which our solicitor will describe, that are necessary to ...

Township responds to Lewistown Borough

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BELLEVILLE — The Union Township Supervisors have released a statement regarding the Lewistown Borough Council and the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Lewistown. The statement reads: “Union Township’s Board of Supervisors agree unanimously and stand firmly with Armagh, Brown, ...