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Kiwanis Halloween parade delayed until Tuesday, Oct. 16

The Kiwanis Halloween Parade has been postponed until tomorrow, Tuesday, Oct. 16, due to inclement weather. For more information please visit www.kiwanisclubofmiddletown.com.

Middletown man, baby killed in Interstate 83 crash on Friday

Two Middletown residents, including an 18-month-old girl, were killed Friday in a crash on Interstate 83 northbound near Union Deposit Road that involved 11 vehicles.  The State Police …

Lower Swatara pursuit of stolen truck leads to five arrests, recovery of stolen bicycles

“Stop sticks” were used to end the pursuit of a stolen truck that began shortly after 2 a.m. Oct. 4 in Lower Swatara Township and ended in Swatara Township. Police took into custody …

Election changes affect voting locations in Londonderry Township and Highspire

With the Nov. 6 general election approaching, the Dauphin County Board of Elections announced Tuesday two election district mergers and changes to five other polling places in the …

Meet the 2018 MAHS Homecoming Court

By Adriene Funck MAHS Class of 2019 communications intern The Middletown Area High School Homecoming Court recently was announced. Abrielle Spagnolo is the daughter of Jim Spagnolo and Tammy …

Middletown hires two part-time police officers

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Two new part-time police officers have been added to the roster of the Middletown Police Department. Cameron Gross and Shaun Burke were sworn in …

Conviction upheld in case where man exposed himself to Sharp Shopper employee

Pennsylvania Superior Court has upheld the conviction in Dauphin County Court of a Mount Joy man who allegedly exposed himself to a female employee at the Sharp Shopper grocery store in Lower Swatara …

Police say victim lost $550 trying to buy Penn State football tickets

A victim was reportedly scammed out of $550 while trying to purchase tickets online to a Penn State football game, Middletown police say. Police said the victim first sought to buy the tickets by …
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Seven Sorrows youth football gets 3 big wins

The Seven Sorrows Eagles traveled to Gettysburg for three big games against the Warriors on Saturday in CFA Youth Football League play. All three Eagles teams had a chance to clinch division …

Middletown field hockey loses pair of games

The Middletown field hockey team fell twice in the last week to stand at 0-12-1 on the season. The team lost at home to Bishop McDevitt on Oct. 2, 7-0. “We performed slightly better than …

Blue Raiders volleyball loses four matches

The Blue Raiders volleyball team had a rough week, losing four matches to fall to 5-7 on the season. Middletown lost in four games at Milton Hershey on Oct. 2, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21, and …

Blue Raiders boys soccer team battles hard, but drops two of three

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Middletown Blue Raiders soccer showed many signs of improved play in the last week, but still found it difficult to get wins. They went …

Blue Raiders outlast Milton Hershey in tough Capital Division clash

We’ve all heard the old saying that goes, “It’s not how you start, but how you finish.” In a rare Thursday night game, the Middletown Blue Raiders were good at the start …

Points bubble over in Raider win; Boiling Springs keeps it close early, but MAHS pulls away

It was probably fitting that the big home crowd was treated to a surprise flyover by a military jet early in the first quarter on Friday night at War Memorial Field. The Blue Raiders got off to a …

Rough week for MAHS boys soccer: trio of losses

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Blue Raiders boys soccer team struggled last week with three tough losses and stand at 4-8 on the season. They have three games this …

Blue Raiders get volleyball victory, face Lower Dauphin on Friday

Middletown beat visiting Harrisburg in girls volleyball on Sept. 26, by a score of 25-13, 25-20 and 25-20. The Blue Raiders are 5-3 on the season. They were scheduled to play at Milton Hershey …
Local news

Borough wants longer light at Main and Union streets

Middletown borough hopes to ease traffic congestion at the crowded Main and Union street intersection by adding more time to the green light for vehicles in both directions on Main. The change …

MASD gets $25,000 grant for radios to improve safety

Middletown Area School District has been awarded a state grant that it will use to buy 11 two-way radios to improve safety. The district applied for $25,000 and was awarded the full cost of the …

Area authors talk about writing, share advice

Six area authors talked about their latest work and writing process, read excerpts and gave advice to budding writers at the Local Author Event at St. Peter’s Church on Saturday. The event …

Man threatened to burn trailer; photo aids in hit-and-run: Police and Courts Roundup

State Police charged a Londonderry Township man with making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to burn down a trailer in the first block of Joan Street during an incident reported to …

Mouchette waives preliminary hearing; charges against police chief head to county court

Middletown’s suspended former police chief is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on Dec. 7 on charges that he sexually assaulted a woman in his office Aug. 13. George Mouchette, 48, of …

Live-ins help Middletown fire company response time; 'These guys treat you exactly like brothers'

If your house is on fire, seconds count. Like most other municipalities in the area, Middletown has a fire company made up of volunteers. They all live within a mile of the firehouse on Adelia …

Blue Raider Foundation fundraiser put on hold over alcohol

The Middletown Area Blue Raider Foundation hopes to reschedule its Night at the Races fundraiser before the end of 2018 after it was canceled Sept. 22 because of concerns involving an alcohol …
Editorials

Closing Kunkel and Fink could benefit district and students: Editorial

Is the Middletown Area School District on the cusp of a complete overhaul of its schools? Think about what is being considered. Closing Kunkel and Fink elementary schools. Selling the school …
Columnists

Kavanaugh vote a positive, but may hurt unity in U.S.: James Miller

The Kavanaugh contretemps is over. And what did our nation get for all the trouble? No unalloyed good, that’s for sure. The fruits of the protracted publicity war are all rotten: …

‘Candidate Wolf’ sounds great, but isn’t real: Matthew Brouillette

Whether the recent, one-and-only gubernatorial debate between Gov. Tom Wolf and Scott Wagner was actually a “debate” is — well — up for debate. Both candidates had very …

Romanian trip continues with wonderful sights, cheap beer and bad jazz: Ed O'Connor

Romania is a strikingly beautiful country. As I had previously mentioned, we used the third largest city, Timisoara, as our base for four weeks. After our guided, formal walking tour, we explored the …
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