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Scammers will even try to take advantage of your Olympic spirit; learn how to avoid problems

As the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea continue, criminals likely will capitalize on the high-profile occasion by using various techniques to steal cash and personal information from …

Elizabethtown man arrested on multiple counts of child pornography, sexual abuse

A 25-year-old Elizabethtown man was arrested earlier this month on multiple child pornography and child sexual abuse charges. Dakota Brandt was arraigned Tuesday before Magisterial District Judge …

Mount Joy man accused of River House shooting granted another continuance in case

Tanner Stark, the 22-year-old Mount Joy man charged with the March 2017 shooting at the River House Bar & Grill in Londonderry Township, has been granted another continuance in Dauphin County …

Lower Dauphin fourth-grader uses money from gumball sales to help homeless

Four doses of Narcan needed to revive man; scams aplenty: Area Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police used Narcan to revive a man who had overdosed from heroin in the Penn State Harrisburg parking lot at Olmsted Drive and Wharton Avenue on Feb. 2. Police said that an officer …

Drug arrests; DUI cases reported; scam names police: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Matthew Macon, 56, of the 600 block of North Harrisburg Street, Steelton, has been charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, court records show. Macon was taken …

Final town and gown forum is Sunday after Feb. 18 cancellation

The final “Town and Gown Relationships” forum will take place at 9:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 25 in the Presbyterian Congregation of Middletown Fellowship Hall. The forums examine the …
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Blue Raiders girls basketball season ends with loss to York Catholic

The Middletown girls basketball team’s season ended Tuesday with a 64-48 loss to York Catholic in the PIAA District III Class 3A girls quarterfinals. The Blue Raiders finished at 9-14 on the …

Blue Raiders defeat Bubblers again, advance to district semifinals Monday vs. Berks Catholic

The Middletown boys basketball team hosted the Boiling Springs Bubblers on Feb. 6 in their next-to-last regular season game. The Blue Raiders had a rather easy time of it and ran past their guests, …

7 Blue Raider wrestlers advance to districts

The Blue Raider wrestlers competed in the District 3 AA Section 2 Tournament at CD East High School on Feb. 17 putting up a solid performance with seven Middletown wrestlers placing in the top three …

'Mini-stadium' possible for Raiders; structure would be used primarily for soccer, field hockey

Consultants are proposing two concepts for a new “mini-stadium” on the main Middletown Area School District campus that mostly would be used for soccer and field hockey. The field also …

Three football players from Middletown Area High School make college choices

Three Middletown Area High School football players signed their letters of intent Feb. 14 to continue playing in college. Brendan Douglass and Chris Plummer will play at California University of …

Did this hunting dog have what it takes? Woods & Waters by Tom Shank

The time had come to see if Nelson had it or not. His basic training was complete. His physical endurance and willingness to please wasn’t in question. The times we practiced retrieving, …

9 Lower Dauphin athletes make college choices

Nine Lower Dauphin High School student-athletes announced their college choices where they will continue their academic and athletic careers. In a National Letter of Intent signing day ceremony in …

Raiders ready for tourney after beating LD, Boiling Springs; they will play Bubblers again Feb. 22

Faced with the task of competing against two very good teams to close out the regular season schedule last week, the Middletown boys basketball team was victorious in both games to stand at 15-6 on …
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Seven Sorrows teacher wins Golden Apple Award

Stephanie Kveragas, second-grade teacher at Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary School in Middletown, was one of seven recipients of The 2017 Golden Apple Award in the Diocese of …

Final PSU chancellor candidate to interview: Kulkarni replacement should be in place by July 1

The final remaining Penn State Harrisburg chancellor candidate to interview has an “unwavering commitment to public higher education,” he told the Press & Journal. Dr. Kumara …

Middletown Police Department to get $270,000 in equipment, SUVs and computers

The purchase of three new SUVs, 16 new laptop computers, and a new camera system for the police station and for police vehicles was approved for Middletown Police Department by borough council on …

Middletown police chief honors two businesses for community support

Middletown Police Chief George Mouchette is recognizing two borough businesses and one veterans organization for their support of the police department. Mouchette on Feb. 8 presented plaques to …

The race is on! Boy and Cub Scouts compete in Pinewood Derby action on Saturday: Photo Gallery

There was plenty of action in the Londonderry Township fire hall during a Pinewood Derby held by Cub Scout Pack 97 and Boy Scout Troop 97, both of Londonderry Township, on Saturday Feb. 10. Members …

Forum kicks off discussion of Penn State Harrisburg-community relations

About 20 community members spent their Sunday morning discussing the relationship between Middletown and Penn State Harrisburg. This “Town and Gown Relationships” forum was the first …

Middletown hires two police officers; both previously worked part-time for the borough

Middletown has two new full-time police officers, but their faces might already be familiar to borough residents. Borough council on Feb. 6 approved hiring Blake Bilbrey and Keegan Wenner to fill …
Editorials

Proper equipment is vital to keep police department strong: Editorial

When police investigate crimes, they aren’t solved in tidy one-hour chunks as often seen on television. Police work can be tedious, drawn-out, labor intensive and boring. It involves …
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What Middletown Area School District is doing to keep its students safe: Lori Suski

The horrific act of violence that took place at a Florida high school on Valentine’s Day took the lives of 17 innocent students and staff. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Parkland …

Medicare Part D budget deal no victory for seniors: Sally Pipes

Earlier this month, the U.S. Senate announced its two-year budget deal. It contains a health care provision that many are touting as a victory for American seniors. The reform aims to close the …

Come to Ecuador, where the living is cheaper: Ed O'Connor

Hey, gang! I hope your 2018 is off to a great start. It looks as though Olga and I have begun another tradition that, hopefully, will not remain an annual occurrence. For the second year in a row …
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