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Speeders and Aggressive Drivers Targeted

On Tuesday, PennDOT placed a radar-controlled speed display board on Route 75 in Lack Township, Juniata County. The electronic sign is a reminder to drivers to obey the posted speed limit, and aimed at curbing speeding… or aggressive driving. The speed limit there is 45 miles per hour. The board will remain there for the […]

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Geisinger Effort to Thank Veterans

To thank local military veterans for their service, Geisinger will host drive-through Veterans Appreciation dinners at 11 locations across the health system’s service area, including Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, from 3:30 to 5:30pm on Thursday, November 10th. To make a reservation, visit, go.geisinger.org or call 717-242-7102. The dinners for U.S. military veterans and a guest are […]

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PennDot Work Update

PennDOT says the contractor completed paving operations on a resurfacing project involving about two and a half miles of Route 22 in Mifflin County. The contractor will now be milling the centerline and edge line rumble strips between McVeytown and Strodes Mills in Oliver and Granville townships starting Thursday. That means possible delays in the […]

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Meadville Woman Jailed for Labor Trafficking

A woman from Meadville is headed to trial in Mifflin County on charges involving four underage girls. 44 year old Ellen Cummings owns a vehicle detailing shop in Lewistown. Cummings is charged with seven counts of involuntary servitude, four counts of labor trafficking, two counts of unlawful restraint, two counts of false imprisonment involuntary servitude, […]

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Mifflin Commissioners Plan for $$ Distribution

The Mifflin County Commissioners met on Thursday, and revealed their plans for distributing $8.9 million that has been received by the county under the American Rescue Plan Act. Among the ideas under consideration… Protection from increased property taxes; Addressing costs associated with the COVID pandemic; Support for volunteer fire departments and first responders; and an […]

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It’s Oktoberfest Weekend in Huntingdon Borough

The big Oktober Fest celebration will bring a lot of fun to Huntingdon Borough this weekend. The second annual Oktober Fest runs from 1 to 9 tomorrow, and there will be plenty of great food, beer, music, and fun in Huntingdon Borough, where the goal is simply bringing people downtown with a better and larger […]

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Mt. Union School Interviews Taking Place

Interviews are being conducted for some open positions in the Mount Union Area School District. According to an announcement by District Superintendent Dr. Amy Smith at the school board meeting that was held earlier this week, district officials are meeting with candidates for a number of open positions, including senior high school secretary, guidance office […]

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Area Jobless Numbers

According to numbers released this week by the state department of labor and industry, the unemployment rate in Huntingdon County increased a bit for the month of August. The jobless rate for August came in at 5.9%, slightly higher than the 5.6% reported in July. August’s number is the same as June, reflecting little change […]

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Mastriano Addresses Mifflin County Republicans

State Senator and Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano passed through our area, where he addressed Mifflin County Republicans at Big Valley Antiques in Belleville on Tuesday. Mastriano spoke of all the things he planned to tackle on day one if he is elected Governor in November… including the creation of a task force to refocus […]

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School Bus Driver Accused of Assault

A Huntingdon County school bus driver has been accused of assaulting a student. 71 year old Roy Cooley drove a bus to and from Tussey Mountain High School. Now, Cooley is facing charges including endangering the welfare of children, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person after being accused of assaulting a 15 year old […]

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