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Police: Don’t take posts with names from Kids Kastle

Middletown police have posted signs warning people not to try and remove fence posts from the closed Kids Kastle playground in Hoffer Park. Kids Kastle opened in 1993 after the playground was …

Family celebrates graduation — times two — from MASD schools

On June 6, Kerri Doyle Meyer saw two of her children graduate from Middletown Area School District. One just happens to be 12 years older than the other. During the day, her youngest child, …

New ice cream place — North Pole Creamery — to be in familiar location

On those hot summer nights when nothing tastes better than an ice cream cone, soon you won’t have far to go to get one in Middletown. North Pole Creamery, which will offer soft serve and …

Evangelical United Methodist Church gets AED from Peyton Walker Foundation

Middletown police say woman was beaten with tennis racket

Middletown police charged a borough woman with simple assault after she allegedly repeatedly hit another woman in the face with a tennis racket during an incident in the 200 block of Ann Street on …

Lower Swatara prioritizes Lumber Street roadwork

To avoid road failure and closure at Lumber Street and Greenwood Drive, Lower Swatara is seeking to change the projects that would be funded through a $1.2 million loan. In December 2017, the …

Library wants to keep everyone reading with summer program

Youngsters gathered in the MCSO Building for Mike Rose’s music-themed magic show Monday, to see card tricks and magical rings. People filled the bleachers, and kids raised their hands to …
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Young Raiders learn football at annual summer camp

While some kids are using their summer vacation to sleep in, about 30 campers took to the football field at Middletown Area High School to hone their football skills last week. This is the third …

Legion baseball team tops Harrisburg, 12-1

Five games into the American Legion baseball season, manager Mark Chimel has coaxed a 3-2 record out of his team. Considering the fact that Chimel has not been able to set a regular starting …

Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2018 class with Middletown, Lower Dauphin representatives

Post 594 baseball team splits pair to start American Legion season

By Larry Etter Press & Journal Staff Following a season-opening 7-2 win over Lawnton, the Middletown American Legion baseball team came up short in its second game against visiting …

Eight from Middletown Area High School commit to play college sports: PHOTO

Mrakovich struggles at ARCA ‘home’ race in Poconos

The ARCA General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 represented a homecoming for Elizabethtown’s Tony Mrakovich. The Tricky Triangle at Pocono Raceway is just 120 miles from where he grew up, …

Penn State Harrisburg track and field athletes earn All-American status

Penn State Harrisburg’s Cameron Yon earned All-American honors at the recent NCAA Division III Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin, taking seventh place in the discus with a toss of 51.35 …

Challenger Baseball player heading to the White House; Reid Elementary student to visit this week

When a White House staff member contacted Anthony Fowler a week ago about bringing members of the Camp Hill Challenger Baseball team to the White House for a field day, he didn’t believe it. …
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Pair charged with child abuse; guns stolen: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police have charged two borough residents with child abuse, following an investigation into alleged abuse committed against a 13-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl. Alexander Norman, …

Man charged for smashing truck into Jo-Lee Drive home: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Richard Carroll Jr., 62, of the 1000 block of Charcoal Road, Harrisburg, has been charged with DUI, DUI-highest rate of alcohol, DUI-controlled substance (two counts) and reckless driving, district …

Middletown Area High School announces honor rolls for fourth quarter

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 …

Lower Dauphin High School’s YMCA Youth and Government program excels in first year

In its inaugural year, Lower Dauphin High School’s YMCA Youth and Government students earned delegation of the year recognition. The team earned that distinction for more than 300 hours of …

Trial date set for Tanner Stark, who is charged in River House shooting

A trial date of Sept. 24 has been set in Dauphin County Court for Tanner Stark, the 23-year-old Mount Joy man charged in the 2017 shooting at River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry …

Two men charged in severe beating of man later found lying in the road; victim is in medically induced coma

State Police have charged two Londonderry Township men with the May 27 beating of a man who according to police is in a medically induced coma. Austin Michael Fisher, 23, of the first block of …

Lower Dauphin High School STEM team wins people's choice award

Lower Dauphin High School’s team of Hailey Foreman, Morgan Cummings, Annie Dickinson, Kelly Barr and Abbie Natkin recently competed in the statewide Governor’s STEM Competition at …
Editorials

Make sure our community events get needed support: Editorial

We are blessed with many great community events in our area. One of them just took place: the annual Arts & Crafts Fair held June 9 at Hoffer Park. Its roots stretch back to the …
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Gov. Wolf aims to increase utility bills: Matthew Brouillette

Who doesn’t love price cuts? Paying less always feels like a win, whether it’s saving thousands on a home or pennies on a cup of coffee. Come July 1, residents and businesses across …

Census citizenship question is discriminatory: Ceridwen Cherry

For the first time since 1950, the census will ask respondents whether they are U.S. citizens. It may seem innocuous, but the addition of the question — in essence, a door-to-door government …

Do business executives make great political leaders? Maybe: John Dame and Jeffrey Gedmin

Someone recently asked us, “Do CEOs make great political leaders?” The reply? An emphatic “maybe.” The answer likely was not what they wanted to hear. We certainly have a good …
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