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More than 2.3 million cars expected on Pa. Turnpike this weekend: Here are the busiest times to travel

Almost 2.3 million vehicles will be on the Pennsylvania Turnpike over the course of the four-day holiday period, according to Turnpike CEO Mark Compton. “Before you head out on your road … more

Local company is mystery donor of more than $100,000 to MASD for safety improvements

After the Feb. 14 mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, in which 17 people were killed at a school, the president of Phoenix Contact USA was driving to work in Lower Swatara Township when he decided … more

Three Mile Island once again fails to sell energy in annual auction; closure of nuclear plant looms

Exelon Corp. announced today that its Three Mile Island nuclear facility once again “did not clear” in a key annual energy auction, meaning regional grid operator PJM did not purchase … more

Fire, EMS honored for efforts at fatal March fire on East Roosevelt Avenue

The front door of 208 E. Roosevelt Ave. used to be a rich pine green. Half of it still is. The top is charred, and the paint is peeling and flaked. The top window — like some of the other … more

School board budget calls for tax hike; MASD wants to add nine new positions

A proposed 2018-19 budget approved by the school board May 15 calls for the first property tax increase in Middletown Area School District since 2014-15. The proposed 3.1 percent increase would … more

Key Middletown borough officials testify in federal court over surcharge in Suez water, sewer lease

Former Middletown council member Ben Kapenstein testified Tuesday that up until recently he considered the 50-year lease of the borough’s water and sewer system his “proudest … more

Memorial Day parade ready to go on Monday

American Legion Post 594 is busy planning this year’s Memorial Day parade to be held Monday. According to post adjutant Skip Carnes, the parade starts at 9 a.m. will go down the same route … more

Middletown Community Pool also cuts rates, gains memberships

The Middletown Swim Club is one of two swimming-pool options available to area residents. The other is the Middletown Community Pool on South Union Street, which is owned by the borough. As … more

New Middletown Swim Club leadership touts changes: ‘We are trying to save the pool right now’

There’s an oft-repeated saying in the business world: “Change or die.” The all-new board of directors at Middletown Swim Club is taking that to heart. The board is putting in … more

Mrakovich races ARCA circuit in Toledo

Tony Mrakovich finished 13th on Sunday in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway in Ohio. Mrakovich, whose family owns the Street Stores Hardware store in Middletown, … more
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