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Lower Swatara approves zoning change to allow UPS hub, despite concerns from commissioners

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners unanimously approved Wednesday a zoning change that clears the way for UPS to build a 935,000-square foot regional distribution hub in the 2100 block on North …

Schultz recommended to replace Smith as Lower Dauphin superintendent after her retirement

The Lower Dauphin School Board has recommended that Dr. Robert K. Schultz replace Dr. Sherri Smith as superintendent of the district after she retires later this school year. Schultz is the …

Middletown Halloween parade draws spooky crowd; winners announced

The following is the Kiwanis Club of Middletown’s 64th annual Middletown Halloween Parade prize listing for 2017. The parade was held Monday night through downtown.  2017 Judges …

Penn State Harrisburg to be site of community conversation on opioid, overdose crisis

A “listening session and community conversation” with Penn State Harrisburg students regarding the opioid and overdose crisis will be held on the campus from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. …

Trump talks taxes at HIA; small group of protesters oppose president’s policies

President Donald Trump spoke at Harrisburg International Airport on the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 11, but not everyone was happy he was there. Trump flew directly into HIA, addressed a crowd of …

Police: Woman left three small children unattended in car for 40 minutes

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com A Shippensburg woman who allegedly left her three small children unattended in her car while in Middletown on Sept. 20 has been charged with …

$1,400 fraud started with Facebook message: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

Police report a Lower Swatara Township resident was defrauded out of more than $1,400 in a scheme that allegedly started with messages sent to him via Facebook. The victim told police Oct. 6 he …
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MAHS girls soccer team wins pair of games

Lower Dauphin wins fourth straight football game; Cumberland Valley comes to town Friday

Will Bowen scores a touchdown Friday during Lower Dauphin’s 21-0 win vs. Susquehanna Township. The Falcons have won four in a row after losing their first three games of the season and shut out …

Middletown Blue Raiders volleyball stands at 7-9 on season

Middletown lost 3-0 to Northern York on Tuesday, Oct. 10, then  came back with a four-game win Oct. 12 vs. CD East. A three-game loss to Northern on Monday Oct. 16, 25-12, 25-14, 25-22,put …

Seven Sorrows struggles during trip to West Perry

The Seven Sorrows Eagles youth football teams had a tough visit to West Perry on Sunday, losing all three contests to the Mustangs. The Smurfs, Peewees and Ponies will play Saturday vs. Steelton …

Middletown Midgets win by forfeit; Peewees lose as Ponies victorious

The Middletown Raiders Midgets won by forfeit over the weekend vs. the Swatara Tigers.  That puts their record at 5-2 on the season. The Blue Raiders play the Hummelstown Bulldogs at …

MAHS boys soccer heading to District 3 playoffs

The Middletown Blue Raiders boys soccer team beat both Trinity and Milton Hershey last week to improve to 11-4-1 and secure a postseason berth in the District 3 playoffs. The rain and standing …

Middletown volleyball picks up four-set win vs. Milton Hershey

Middletown defeated Milton Hershey in four sets on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 25-23, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20, to improve to 6-7. Morgen Miller had 8 kills, 6 aces, 8 digs, and 1 block, Alex Kolish had 2 kills, …

Middletown tennis players take part in Mid-Penn Tournament

Several Middletown tennis players took part in the Mid-Penn Tournament Oct. 5, 6, and 9.  Alexandra Hernandez lost to Nicole Lee in the first round of No. 2 singles, 6-0, 6-0. Veronica Miller …
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Woman sentenced in forced prostitution case of Londonderry Township woman in 2016

A 22-year-old woman has been sentenced to state prison for her role in the 2016 kidnapping of a Londonderry Township woman whom State Police say was forced into committing acts of …

Bed stolen from porch; graffiti reported at church: Area Police Roundup

An Ottoman-style bed was reported stolen from the side porch of a residence in the 200 block of Adelia Street.  The theft of the dark-brown Ottoman with burnt orange cushions was reported to …

Borough puts Klahr jewelry store property on South Union Street up for sale

Middletown Borough Council is moving forward with plans to sell the vacant lot at 25 S. Union St. where the Klahr jewelry store used to be. Council voted 3-2 on Oct. 3 to advertise specifications …

LeHew, who has 'worn many hats,' selected as Middletown Area School District Teacher of Year

Shelly LeHew “has worn many hats” since becoming a teacher with Middletown Area School District in 1999, according to district Superintendent Lori Suski. Now, the Middletown area …

UPS, residents both have their say during public hearing on zoning change for hub in Lower Swatara

Opponents appeared to out-number supporters - but not by much - during a public hearing held Oct. 16 regarding a zoning change sought by UPS to build a northeast distribution hub in Lower Swatara …

Middletown police looking for teenager missing since Sunday night

Middletown police are asking for your help in finding a missing teenager. Caitlin McLinn, 16, was last seen in Middletown at about 8 p.m. She is 5 feet 7 inches tall with hazel eyes and blonde …

TMI ends what could be its last refueling

Unit 1 of Three Mile Island is back on line as of 3 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, ending what could be the last planned refueling outage in the history of the nuclear power plant in Londonderry …
Editorials

Lou Barletta and Charlie Dent — How will ‘Tale of Two Congressmen’ end?: Editorial

Here’s a quick quiz: Name your representative in the U.S. House.  Odds are you can’t. Did you know right away? Can you even venture a guess? If you are stumped, you …
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Reforming government often is a long process: Mike Folmer

During the latter part of the debate on medical cannabis, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman took charge, saying: “This issue is too big, it’s too important, and too many people are …

Boy Scouts losers as culture war in U.S. rages on: James Miller

So long, Samoas. Our waistline knew you all too well. The decision by Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to enter its ranks was the funeral toll for its struggling female alternative, Girls …

Collaboration key, professionally and personally: Susannah Gal

I love making connections between people. It’s the euphoric feeling when you get to put pieces into a jigsaw puzzle where you’ve been trying to match color and shape with the bigger …
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