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Art in a can: He uses spray paint to create landscapes as colorful as his life.

This is a story about a guy named Joe. Just Joe. He came from New York, the city that never sleeps – a place where artistic talent fills the streets. One day in 1998, Joe was struck with inspiration by a man on the sidewalk who was using spray … more

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Middletown girls are quick, but young

The Middletown girls basketball team squeezed into the District 3 Class AAA playoffs last season, claiming the 20th and final playoff spot. This season, the young Blue Raiders will depend on freshmen and a sophomore to return to the … more

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: Middletown boys could challenge for division title

LOW-SCORING BLUE RAIDERS MAY RELY ON DEFENSE TO CARRY THEM TO VICTORY By Larry Etter After winning 15 games in each of the past three years, Chris Sattele, coach of the Middletown boys’ basketball team, would like nothing more than to keep … more

23 Years Ago: From the Middletown Press And Journal files

From The Wednesday, December 6, 1989 Edition Of The Press And Journal Teacher Of Year  Judith L. Murray was named Secondary Business Education Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Business Education Association (PBEA). more

Elizabethtown hosts holiday parade

Elizabethtown will host its annual Community Holiday Parade, complete with an arrival by Santa Claus, at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. The parade will begin at the intersection of West Bainbridge Street and will head north on more

Let's keep the debate on police merger public

We have been critical of Middletown Borough Council for making crucial decisions regarding borough assets and services without public debate or public discussion. The decision to cut funding to the Middletown Public Library, a beloved community … more

Sing “Hallelujah’’ with MAHS band and choir

This Christmas, you can sing “The Hallelujah Chorus’’ with a band and choir. Audience members can join in the singing of Handel’s masterpiece with the Middletown Area High School band and choir onstage during the school’s annual Christmas … more

Unprofessional behavior

Editor, At the Nov. 19 Middletown Borough Council meeting, Council President Christopher McNamara verbally attacked Daniel Walmer, a Press And Journal staff writer. The content of Mr. McNamara’s rant is unimportant. What is important is that … more

School board reelects Layne

Barbara Layne was re-elected president of the Middletown Area School Board by a 5-0 vote during the board’s reorganization meeting on Monday, Dec. 3. David John was elected as vice president. Layne, Shelia Evans, Melvin Fager and Newton … more

One charged, one sought in Middletown house fire

One man has been arrested and another is wanted in connection with a house fire at 329 S. Catherine St. in July that was ruled an arson.Fred Barlow Police are looking for the house’s owner, Fred Barlow, 65, of Middletown, who they allege asked … more
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