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Charles Wilson, Highspire; lost life in cave-in at worksite Charles Wilson, 50 Grant St., Highspire, was killed Tuesday night when he was buried beneath tons of mud and rock in a sewer ditch, … more
Boro vs. Met-Ed: Settle or fight? Utility offers $18 million By Janet Pickel, Press-Journal Editor Middletown Borough Council’s negotiating team is recommending acceptance of an $18 million … more
South Union extension planned Although there are no funds budgeted for its construction in 1969, preliminary planning is continuing on the construction of a new South Union Street to link Keystone … more
Middletown tables plan to renovate town square For the second time in two years, Middletown has tabled consideration of a state initiative aimed at improving traffic safety at the square. If … more
10-inch snow again snarls local traffic Snow started to fall about seven o’clock Tuesday morning, and continued until Tuesday afternoon, when a depth of 8 to 10 inches was reported locally in … more
Prelude to resignation request? Group to discuss school director A loosely organized coalition of area residents may be gearing up to seek the resignation of Middletown Area School Board member … more
Hemmed in: Bridge work trims traffic to tailor shop Paul Kello has sewn hems on a sturdy old Singer in the back of his tailor shop on South Union Street for 25 years. Beneath a wall filled … more
Headlines from the front page • Protests fail to sway council to reconsider reorganization: Despite several protests from a crowded gallery, Borough Council voted 6-2 last Thursday night to … more
Borough council rebuffed again on Pineford redevelopment plan Middletown borough struck out again this week on Pineford’s redevelopment. This latest whiff — the second since February — … more
Bridge building: Steelton company erects highest viaduct in the world The highest steel viaduct in the world has just been completed in Upper Burmah. It spans the gaping gorge in the Shan Hills … more
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