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Plaque highlighting town clock’s history erected next to it

A plaque drawing attention to the story of Middletown’s iconic town clock has been erected in front of the large timepiece at Emaus and Union streets. The plaque pays tribute to The Mothers …

About 90 military banners have been sold; they should be up in the borough by Memorial Day

Banners paying tribute to military personnel from today and long ago have been ordered and should be up in Middletown by Memorial Day, Councilor Diana McGlone has told the Press & …

From the Vault: News from the April 21, 1913, edition of the Daily Journal

Pastor called to Washington: Rev. S.T. Nicholas resigns as pastor of Lutheran church The resignation of the Rev. S.T. Nicholas as pastor of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of town was handed to the …

Parents charged after little girl found wandering away from home alone

Middletown police have charged the parents of a 3-year-old girl after the child was found wandering in a parking lot by herself with no shoes on several blocks from home. Police said a caller …

Carson, Kurtz get MAHS Student of the Month honors

Middletown Area High School seniors Mitchell Carson and Arianna Kurtz recently were selected as Students of the Month for April. Mitchell Carson is the son of Steven and Krisaundra Carson. He …

New-look Middletown Borough web site is ready to go, council told

A new website for the Borough of Middletown is ready to go live any day now. Borough council during its April 18 meeting received a presentation on the new web site from Greg Yoder. The borough …

Loyalty Day events slated for May 1 at State Capitol

The Pennsylvania Department of Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its annual Loyalty to America Day event on Monday, May 1, starting at 10 a.m. at the State Capitol, by the fountain outside of the …

Traffic deaths at record low in 2016

PennDOT on Monday announced that traffic deaths in Pennsylvania reached a record low since record keeping began in 1928. There were 1,188 fatalities on Pennsylvania roads last year, 12 less than …

Get dog licenses now; crackdown is in June

Dauphin County Treasurer Janis Creason on Tuesday reminded all dog owners that state dog wardens will canvass the county during the week of June 5 to ensure all dog owners have current licenses and …

Lower Dauphin fifth-grader, freshman recognized for ‘doing the right thing’

A fifth-grader at Nye Elementary School and a ninth-grader at Lower Dauphin High School were recently recognized for “doing the right thing” in their community. Carson Huff, the fifth-grader, …
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Raiders walk off against Trinity

Hayli Akakpo-Martin stole third base and scored the game-winning run on a passed ball in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Lady Raiders a 4-3 walk-off win over visiting Trinity Tuesday …

Blue Raiders take on West Perry in boys, girls track

At the Middletown Blue Raiders’ track meet on Tuesday, April 11, vs. West Perry, the Middletown boys won, 90-60. The girls lost 77-73.

Middletown boys tennis splits a pair

The Middletown boys tennis team lost 4-1 at Trinity on Wednesday, April 12, before coming back to dominate Harrisburg Academy, 5-0, on Thursday, April 13. Against Trinity, Sean Palmer beat …

Raiders top Susquehanna Township, Rollers; lose in shutout to Camp Hill

Taking advantage of a bout of wild pitching from Susquehanna Township starter Ryan Jacobs in an eventful third inning, the Middletown baseball team overcame an early 1-0 deficit and went on to …

Blue Raiders fall to Eastern York

Gabby Krupilis makes a strong throw to first for the out on Monday in the Middletown Blue Raiders’ 12-2 loss to Eastern York. They stand at 2-4 on the season.
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Lower Dauphin students will be part of art project planned for turnpike stops

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission and Pennsylvania Council for the Arts recently announced a new partnership that connects student artists with art being developed for stops along the Pennsylvania …

Experts on biodiversity, landscaping to speak April 27 at LDHS

An evening with Doug Tallamy and Rick Darke, co-authors of “The Living Landscape: Designing for Beauty and Biodiversity,” will be presented by the Manada Conservancy & the Appalachian Audubon …

MAMS releases its honor rolls for third period

Middletown Area Middle School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the third period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For the Honor …

No one injured in fire at vacant mobile home

Fire damaged a vacant mobile home in Harborton Place in Middletown on Wednesday night, April 12, officials say. Firefighters were dispatched shortly before 9 p.m. and arrived to find “heavy …

NRC: Three Mile Island operated safely in 2016, and agency will hold open house to discuss next week

Three Mile Island Unit 1 operated safely during 2016, with no inspection findings or performance indicators outside the normal band. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission made that announcement …

Police department, Kiwanis draw crowd at Hoffer Park for Easter egg hunt

A large crowd gathered Saturday for the Easter Egg hunt put on by the Middletown Police Department at Hoffer Park. Interim Police Chief George Mouchette estimated about 200 children attended, …
Editorials

Sex offender residency laws: There are no easy answers: Editorial

If you read the following editorial as being sympathetic toward sex offenders, you are missing the point. We are not being sympathetic. We simply want to state that it’s not always possible to …
Columnists

Adventures in Pennsylvania Budget Wonderland: Bob Dick

In Lewis Carroll’s classic wonderland tale, Alice famously asks the Cheshire Cat, “Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want …

Mandatory minimum sentencing a necessity: State Rep. Ron Marsico

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently struck down some of the state’s mandatory minimum sentencing statutes because they did not require the commonwealth to prove the elements triggering the …

Are Exelon and other nuclear companies welfare gods?: John LaForge

You have to hand it to the nuclear industry for socializing costs and privatizing profits. Last year, lobbyists for operators of dirty, deadbeat old reactors won massive public subsidies — bailouts …
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