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Fundraising effort for Labor Day fireworks falls short

Barring a last-minute miracle, there will be no Labor Day fireworks in Middletown this year.

Dawn Knull, a resident and one of the members of a volunteer committee raising money for the fireworks, told Middletown Borough Council on Monday, Aug. 18 that the fundraising effort has fallen far short of its goal . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:52

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Elks Theatre may close for ceiling repairs

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Tentative plans call for closing the Elks Theatre for a period sometime this fall to make needed repairs, says the chairman of the Middletown authority that will soon become the theater’s new owner.

Matt Tunnell, chairman of the Middletown Borough Industrial and Commercial Development Authority, said on Tuesday, Aug. 12 that a codes inspector hired by the borough believes the repairs cannot be done while the theater remains open . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 August 2014 19:41

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Lower Swatara names Wagner as director of public works


As a child, Dan Wagner spent many hours watching crews pave his streets. Their equipment sat on the property of his childhood home, where his family allowed them to store it.

Being around the workers and equipment sparked an interest, and one that led to his career . . .

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:41

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THE BOY WHO CHANGED HIS LIFE: Ryan Mohn Walk draws organ recipients

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As Mohamed Tanamly finished each lap around the outdoor track at Steelton’s Cottage Hill, he walked under a banner filled with pictures of a boy he never met. That same face – the face of Ryan Lee Mohn – was printed on the T-shirt Tanamly wore, the face of a stranger who changed his life forever.

 

Ten years ago, Tanamly was on a long list of people awaiting a liver transplant, and was quickly running out of time, running out of hope. With only a few months to live, he was battling liver cancer and waiting for a second chance at life . . . 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:40

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A GRAND NIGHT OUT: Local towns throw crime-fighting celebration

 

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Royalton police officer Robert Givler prefers to ride his motorcycle when he’s out and about. It allows him to get to know people in the community, interact with them, makes him more accessible.

Those reasons are exactly why local communities held National Night Out events, on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The events help promote crime prevention with an emphasis on neighborhood camaraderie.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:32

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