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Middletown 7-Eleven robbed by man with a knife; police want your help, seek video

The 7-Eleven at 12 E. Main St. in Middletown was robbed by a man wielding a knife late Sunday night, police reported. The suspect shown was described as a black man in his 40s or 50s wearing a …

Sale leads to new life for former Middletown restaurant

Say goodbye Black Horse Tavern - and hello to “Old Coaly Pub.” The owner of Midtown Pizza, Massimiliano “Max” Randazzo, has purchased the Black Horse and plans to reopen it …

1.2-million-square-foot warehouse planned for land behind Saturday's Market

A 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse is being planned behind Saturday’s Market along Route 230 in Londonderry Township. Core5 Industrial Partners submitted land development plans for the …

Closure and new traffic patterns impacting 283 project begin Friday, Oct. 11, PennDOT says

Beginning Friday night Oct. 11 the right lane of westbound Route 283 from the Interstate 283 South/Route 283 west ramp to the Eisenhower Boulevard intersection will be closed for road construction, …

Saturday's Market location under contract with developer for commercial use: township manager

Core5 Industrial Partners — the company that wants to develop the former School Heights Village and part of the Lytle Farms development — has Saturday’s Market under contract, …

Saturday's Market to close this year, according to reports

Saturday’s Market — the longterm marketplace off Route 230 in Londonderry Township — is closing its doors at the end of November, according to a Facebook post by one of the vendors. …

Press & Journal wins statewide journalism award for lawsuit editorial

The Press & Journal recently received another statewide journalism award. An editorial published March 26, “We are not the enemy; borough, Press & Journal agree to settle lawsuit …

Deadline is Friday to apply for council seat; Woodworth’s resignation accepted, Knull is new VP

Friday is the deadline set by Middletown Borough Council for people to apply to fill the vacant council seat created by the resignation of Michael Woodworth, who had served as council vice …
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Local sports

Turnovers key in 1st home loss since 2015 for MAHS; Raiders fall to Milton Hershey

The Middletown football team had stung itself at times during the first six games of the 2019 season. The Blue Raiders were able to overcome most of those miscues while running off to a 6-0 …

Middletown volleyball moves to 8-3, sits at No. 4 in power rankings

The Middletown volleyball team beat Milton Hershey 25-14, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14 on Oct. 1. They stand at 8-3, No. 4 in the PIAA District 3 AA power rankings. The top eight teams make the …

Raider field hockey gets fourth win on the season

The Middletown field hockey team picked up its fourth win of the season Thursday at Spring Grove, 2-0. The Raiders stand at 4-10-1 on the season. Paige Burger scored her first career goal vs. …

MAHS mini-stadium with synthetic field likely on track for fall 2020

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com and Phyllis Zimmerman Special to the Press & Journal Middletown Area School District’s synthetic turf mini-stadium might be ready …

Middletown boys soccer beats Milton Hershey, loses 2 games

The Blue Raiders boys soccer team picked up a win against Milton Hershey on Thursday but also dropped games at Camp Hill and at Boiling Springs to fall to 3-12 on the season. The Blue Raiders …

Strong second quarter lifts Raiders past Bubblers; Middletown stays undefeated

The Blue Raiders’ slow start against winless Boiling Springs on Friday night caught many Middletown fans by surprise. But there was a good reason for it. “Against a team like Boiling …

Don’t be afraid to try catfishing: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

My fishing on the Susquehanna River has and always will be to catch smallmouth bass. I enjoy catching these aerobatic wonders on light tackle. My lure presentations vary from spring to fall. They …

Blue Raider volleyball moves to 7-2 with road win

The Middletown volleyball team beat Harrisburg on the road, 25-15, 25-7, 25-11, on Sept. 25. Carly Dupes had 24 assists, 3 digs, 1 kill and 4 aces. Natalie Krupilis had 6 kills and 1 block, and …
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MASD enrollment grows; middle school almost as large as MAHS

Middletown Area School District is educating many more students in 2019-20 compared to the previous year, as the district and school board continue planning for how to accommodate projected future …

Middletown Area High School Homecoming court for 2019: PHOTO

Professional pilot Suglia commends actions during crash landing on river

The pilot of the Piper Malibu Mirage who had an apparent engine failure “did a fantastic job” in safely landing the aircraft in the Susquehanna River near Middletown last Friday said …

Free recycling event for electronics, paper, more to be held in borough Oct. 19

A free event to help Middletown area residents get rid of items they no longer want or need will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Westporte Centre Plaza at 300 W. Main St. on Saturday, Oct. …

Dozen candidates vying for Folmer's state Senate seat, including 11 Republicans

Eleven Republicans are running for the 48th state Senate District seat that was vacated by the Sept. 18 resignation of Michael Folmer, according to the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, along with …

Middletown Historical Restoration Commission marks 50th, plans event Oct. 19 to celebrate

Perhaps you’ve visited a quaint little town where you stop in the tourist center, pick up a walking tour brochure, and spend a few delightful hours taking in the town’s rich local …

Lower Swatara Halloween parade will be held Oct. 17

Get a double-dose of Halloween fun this year. Before the Kiwanis of Middletown Halloween Parade on Oct. 21, the Lower Swatara Lions Club will hold its annual Halloween Parade on Oct. 17. …
Editorials

Folmer right to resign; new senator needs to represent the entire district: Editorial

The charges against Mike Folmer are horrific. The former state senator was correct to resign. We deserve better from our elected officials. The Lebanon Republican is facing child pornography …
Columnists

Water, sewer upkeep for borough a must through Suez joint venture: Don Correll

One of the most challenging concepts to understand about the water and wastewater industry is that, in order to build a sustainable future, it is critical to expect the unexpected. Like so many …

It’s National Newspaper Week, and local news starts with us: Brad Simpson

Local news starts with us. Newspapers have been the foundation of real news for more than 300 years. While the delivery of the product has transitioned from black ink on newsprint, to the internet, …

With e-cigarettes, public health issue tops free market: James Miller

The Trump administration’s move to prohibit flavored e-cigarettes is getting a raft of flak, but not from the usual Democrat saboteurs. Conservatives and libertarians are coming together in the …
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