Written by Daniel Walmer
Seats on Royalton Borough Council and the Steelton-Highspire School Board have not yet been filled, as Dauphin County officials continue to tabulate write-in votes from the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.
One two-year seat representing Royalton’s First Ward and two four-year seats representing Royalton’s Second Ward are still up for grabs, while a four-year term on Steelton-Highspire’s board will also be determined by write-in votes.
In a race for a seat on the Lower Dauphin School Board, newcomer Kevin Busher, a Democrat, defeated incumbent Republican Jeffrey Neely in the race to represent Region 3, which includes South Hanover and East Hanover townships, according to unofficial results.
Busher received 594 votes, while Neely received 347.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 20:04
Elizabethtown police are seeking information after an assault of a man with a baseball bat on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6 p.m.
The victim, a 44-year-old white male, had responded to a Craigslist ad to purchase a television at MoviE-town Cinema, and was greeted by a woman who led him to the side of the building, police reported.
A male suspect then struck the victim at least three times with a baseball bat - once on the head - before the victim was able to escape to the rear of the building, according to police. The victim is being treated at a local hospital for traumatic head and arm injuries.
The male suspect is of unknown race is approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-7 inches tall and 150 pounds and was wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt. The female suspect was white, possibly Hispanic, in her early to mid 20s, 5-foot-5 inches tall and 110 to 120 pounds, according to the report.
The incident is still under investigation, and anyone with information is urged to contact the Elizabethtown Police Department at 717-367-1835 or by e-mail at
Police advise caution when purchasing items through online marketplaces such as Craigslist.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:29
Written by Noelle Barrett
A former Royalton police officer, who was facing DUI charges stemming from a February crash in Londonderry Twp., has been enrolled in Dauphin County’s Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program.
Dauphin County Judge Scott A. Evans granted a motion to admit Jerry Barnes, 41, of Elizabethtown, into the program for first-time offenders on Thursday, Oct. 31, according to court records.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 19:27
Last month, the Pennsylvania House passed its liquor privatization bill, 105-90. Today, the Senate will look into the privatization plan. Follow along on our Storify as the controversial issue is tackled.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:18