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Lower Swatara approves plan for student center at PSU-Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg officials hope to begin construction of a new Student Enrichment Center as soon as possible with a completion date targeted in July 2016. The Lower Swatara Twp. commissioners provided their blessing on Wednesday, March 4, … more

23 Years Ago - 1/14/15

23 YEARS AGO - Brunner Tech Wing Dedication – The official dedication of the Edward E. Brunner Science and Technology wing of the Middletown Area High School took place Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Leon Calabrese presided over the ceremony which … more

Wild Blue Goner

The Personnel Processing Administration Reception Center at Olmstead Air Force Base, 1955.   Fifty years ago today, on Nov. 19, 1964, Middletown changed forever. On that day, Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara announced that the … more

Sound Off - 9/24/14

   Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.   • “Hey Mac. I seen those trees you had trimmed, and they were not near any power lines. How convenient … more

OUT AND ABOUT: Seven Sorrows BVM Church Community Festival and Car Show

Carnivals developed from the traditional outdoor festivals of Europe that noted changes in the seasons, or religious holidays, and date back hundreds of years. The carnival that is the Seven Sorrows BVM Church Community Festival and Car Show isn’t … more

Sound Off - 5/28/14

Click here to publish a Sound Off!   Submissions to Sound Off appear as written. The Press And Journal edits only for clarity and punctuation.   • “Guess the district did the right thing for athletic director. Can’t … more

Editor's Voice: Making a bad impression

When is a donation not a donation? When you demand your money back. That’s what Middletown Borough Council did with a $200 donation it gave toward a party honoring long-time mayor Robert Reid – council voted 6-3 to contribute to it, then voted … more

Water, sewer rate increases to come before council again

A mistake was made in a motion on March 3 to adopt a proposed water and sewer rate increase, rendering Middletown Borough Council’s vote and a subsequent veto by Mayor James H. Curry III moot, according to council President Christopher … more

Fire, explosion rock Steelton steel mill

        One hour could have cost lives. An explosion and fire destroyed a building that housed a locker room, shower facilities, bathrooms and offices at ArcelorMittal steel plant in Steelton at 1 p.m. on … more

Falcons rout Red Land, 70-45

  When the Lower Dauphin boys’ basketball team took the lead against Red Land on Tuesday, Dec 10, there was no turning back. The Falcons came up strong, defeating the Patriots, 70-45. Kaylor Kulina, Colten Nagy and Luke Rutledge … more
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