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Work resumes on controversial 'raised house' at Maple and Adelia; 'Now it's permanent,' says owner

Work has resumed at a house on the corner of Maple and Adelia streets in Middletown that was the subject of complaints by neighbors at a May 28 borough council meeting. Last Friday, Commonwealth …

Despite lawsuit loss, Germaks say they don’t regret McNair House purchase

Adam and Virginia Germak said in their lawsuit against Middletown’s Industrial and Commercial Development Authority that they never would have purchased the McNair House property if not for …

Middletown's Christmas tree locale will remain at kierch, maybe for long term

The lawsuit that led to Middletown’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony being moved is over, but the event will stay where it is, at least for 2019. The borough had held the Christmas …

Kenton Whitebread Sr. retiring, but family carries on legacy of public service

Kenton Whitebread Sr. of Middletown, the Northwest Regional Police Department’s 2019 Officer of the Year, will retire in July after 29 years with the department. His family, however, will …

Agreement paves way for Campus Heights phase three to get started

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners unanimously approved an agreement which will allow site work on housing for Penn State Harrisburg students to start. The plan for phase three of Campus …

Police charge two with stealing car: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged two borough residents with stealing a car in Tennessee. Tawny Lyn Brayman, 35, of the 200 block of North Pine Street, was charged with receiving stolen property and …

Tattered Flag to mark 3rd anniversary at July event

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works is throwing a free outdoor party to celebrate its third anniversary in Middletown, and the public is invited. The “3rd Birthday BBQ Bash” will …

Middletown Area High School announces fourth-quarter honor rolls

Middletown Area High School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the fourth period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For …
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Troop 97 heads to NASCAR race at Dover

Scouts and leaders from Troop 97 traveled to Dover International Speedway in Delaware in May to experience the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series races. Scouts prepared for wet weather by setting up tents and …

A second chance saves bluebird hatchlings: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Sometimes being at the right place at the right time is just pure luck. Recently, I experienced a much-too-frequent occurrence that unfortunately happens in the springtime. Fortunately, as luck …

Losses drop Legion baseball team under .500

Middletown’s American Legion baseball team suffered a pair of losses last week and slipped under .500 for the season with a 3-4 record. On June 17, Post 594 was dealt a 9-4 setback at home …

PSU softball player wins award named for Lower Dauphin grad who passed away from cancer

The Penn State Harrisburg softball team named Nina Bruno the inaugural winner of the Courtney Pollock Award. The award is a tribute to Courtney Pollock, who graduated from Lower Dauphin High …

Blue Raider two-sport standout Kate Fitzpatrick makes her college choice

Middletown Area High School basketball and softball standout Kate Fitzpatrick has made her college choice. The second-team all-state basketball player will attend Millersville University, and play …

MAHS grad Strohecker inducted into sports hall of fame

Middletown Area High School graduate Russ Strohecker was inducted into the Capital Area Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday at the Red Lion Inn in Harrisburg. Strohecker, …

American Legion baseball stands at 3-2 on the season

The Middletown American Legion baseball team picked up a pair of victories following a 1-1 start to the summer’s diamond action. On June 5, Post 594 held on to defeat Lawnton 10-9. On …

Young Raiders learn the fundamentals at MAHS football camp

About 35 children attended the 2019 Middletown Youth Football Camp, which was held at Middletown Area High School from June 10-13. The camp was led by Blue Raider coaches and players. This is the …
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Wheel-A-Thon to provide free bicycles Saturday

New bicycles will be given away to area youths during the 22nd annual Wheel-A-Thon being held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 29, in the parking lot of Wesley United Methodist Church at 64 Ann …

Pair of area men facing multiple child porn counts in separate cases

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com and Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com Two area men recently were arrested on multiple counts related to child pornography. A …

Man had loaded gun in bag at HIA, authorities say: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Lower Paxton Township man faces charges after he allegedly had a handgun loaded with 10 bullets in his carry-on bag while going through security at Harrisburg International Airport at 5:18 a.m. …

Kiwanis Club of Middletown hands out scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Middletown sponsors the Kiwanis service leadership program Key Club at Middletown Area High School. At the June 24 Kiwanis Club meeting, President Melody Wilson presented three …

Scam targets senior citizens via property tax/rent rebate program

Senior citizens and people with disabilities who get rebates through the state’s property tax/rent rebate program should be on guard about a new phone scam targeting them. Here’s how …

Students spend part of summer tackling science and technology at Penn State Harrisburg

While some youngsters spend their summer vacation soaking up sunshine at the pool, a group of 32 students, including one from Middletown Area High School, spent the past two weeks immersed in the …

Intersection of Whitman and South Deodate will be subject of tests, still might be narrowed

Issues with trucks on Whitman Lane in Londonderry Township have led township staff to propose narrowing the intersection of Whitman and South Deodate Road. Township Public Works Director Andy …
Editorials

Flooding won’t go away, but we can lessen devastation: Editorial

If you were alive and living in the Middletown area 47 years ago this week, you were dealing with one of the worst floods in the area’s history. The rains started June 22, 1972. According to …
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Join us on the Press & Journal Editorial Board: Jason Maddux

More than two years ago, we reached out to our readers to find residents willing to be a part of a new endeavor at the Press & Journal — our Editorial Board. We picked two great people …

On statewide marijuana tour, Lt. Gov. Fetterman was ‘listening’ for obvious: Rob Shearer

Whatever your stance on legalizing recreational marijuana, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman’s statewide “listening tour” should raise your ire. Thanks to our government’s …

Licensing behavior analysts would be benefit for state: Tom Mehaffie

Many Pennsylvanians struggle with addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, intellectual disabilities and other chronic conditions. Professionals who use the science of applied behavior analysis …
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