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It's over: Three Mile Island's Unit 1 is shut down

Three Mile Island is no more. At noon today, operators took the TMI Unit 1 reactor offline for the final time. Over the next few weeks, workers will remove the reactor’s fuel supply and …

Harrisburg International Airport to hold major emergency drill

If you see and hear lots of ambulances and police and fire vehicles going in and out of Harrisburg International Airport on Saturday, don’t worry. It’s only a drill. A full-scale drill …

Three Mile Island will shut down Friday, ending a contentious chapter in country's nuclear history

Unit 1 of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant will shut down Friday. Beyond that, Exelon plant spokesman David Marcheskie had no additional information to provide Thursday. “All …

Major work coming to Route 283-Vine Street ramps in coming weeks, including detours

Beginning Sunday, the Route 283 westbound ramp to Vine Street and the Vine Street ramp to Route 283 westbound will be closed and a detour will be in effect for about one week, the Pennsylvania …

Council Vice Pres resigns after heated discussion between Council Pres and Mayor over adding committees

Middletown Borough Council Vice President Michael Woodworth resigned Tuesday night, following a heated discussion regarding Council President Angela Lloyd’s intention to create a new council …

Press & Journal again selected as best weekly newspaper in state

The Press & Journal is the best weekly newspaper in the state, according to the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association Foundation. The newspaper and pressandjournal.com have been honored as the …

Police Chief Mouchette's trial date now set for next February

A Feb. 10 trial date has been set in the sexual assault case against Middletown Police Chief George Mouchette in Dauphin County Court. This marks the fourth time that county court has approved a …

Upcoming We Are Weekend aimed at bringing community to Penn State Harrisburg

Don your Nittany Lion gear because the community is invited to participate in Penn State Harrisburg’s We Are Weekend from Sept. 27 to 29, and particularly its new community celebration, Nittany …
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Local sports

Jackson goes for 327 yards in big Raider win; Middletown tops Camp Hill 41-12

With record-setting running back Jose Lopez sitting out due to some bumps and bruises that came in the previous week’s win over Bishop McDevitt, Middletown head coach Brett Myers turned to …

Blue Raider field hockey team drops three games

The Middletown field hockey team dropped three games in the last week. They stand at 1-6 on the season. On Sept. 10, the Raiders lost to East Pennsboro 3-0 in what coach Sierra Lenker called a …

Middletown boys soccer tops Milton Hershey

The Middletown boys soccer team split a pair of games last week and stand at 2-5 on the season. The Raiders returned to the pitch Tuesday at Trinity and will finish the week at home against East …

Defense shines in win over McDevitt, the only team to beat Middletown in the regular season since 2015

Anyone who boldly predicted that Middletown and Bishop McDevitt would score just 8 total points in Friday’s football game likely would have been labeled as crazy. But that’s exactly …

Rough opening to Mid-Penn Conference play for Raider boys soccer

The Blue Raiders opened up Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division play last week with some tough losses. “It’s been a difficult start to the season,” coach Brian Keyser said. …

MAHS volleyball gets trio of early victories

The Middletown volleyball team started the season with a slate that included wins against Northern York, Harrisburg and Milton Hershey, and a third-place finish in their pool at the annual Trinity …

Raiders field hockey wins first game

The Middletown field hockey team started the season with a win before dropping three straight games. On Aug. 30 at Eastern York, the Blue Raiders won 1-0 on a goal by senior Kiera Guckavan with a …

Raiders have no trouble with Northern York; Lopez, Jackson dominate on the ground

The Northern York Polar Bears were picked early to be the top team in the Mid-Penn Conference Colonial Division and started off the season with a win over East Pennsboro in the opening week. …
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Harrisburg International Airport gets $1.4 million state grant for repaving, rebuilding road

Harrisburg International Airport is getting a $1.4 million state grant toward finishing the repaving and rebuilding of Airport Drive. The road project should be finished by the end of September, …

Ex-Lower Dauphin teacher gets probation for incident involving student

A former Lower Dauphin High School teacher and coach was sentenced to two years’ probation in Dauphin County Court on Sept. 3 after pleading guilty to indecent assault. The incident …

Lower Swatara Township will buy two new police SUVs for $90,000

The Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners unanimously agreed to spend $90,000 to buy two new police SUVs during its Sept. 4 meeting. According to Lower Swatara Chief Jeff Vargo, the township has …

Man charged in hit-and-run, road rage: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Harrisburg man has been charged with DUI following a hit-and-run that started as a road rage incident, according to the affidavit filed with District Judge Michael J. Smith. Two motorcyclists …

N.J. trucker charged with stealing nearly $3K of items from Love’s

State Police on Sept. 11 charged a tractor-trailer driver from Forked River, New Jersey, with stealing $2,889.16 worth of items since May from the Love’s Travel Stop at 3555 Vine St. in …

Police say woman ran into man with her car; strangulation alleged: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged a Londonderry Township woman following an incident at North Pine and East Main streets at 12:25 p.m. Sept. 12. Police in arrest papers filed with District Judge David …

UPS hiring locally for holidays

UPS plans to hire 1,100 people in the Harrisburg area to get through the holiday season. The company will hire at four local locations, including the Middletown Hub at 298 Airport Drive and the …
Editorials

This is a great time of year to attend our community events: Editorial

Activities in our area don’t come to an end when school starts back up. In fact, this is one of the best times of the year in this area to get out in the community and take advantage of the …
Columnists

Exercise serves as a reminder to keep environment clean: Susannah Gal

What do you do for exercise? I know that I’ve talked before about my love of walking and dancing as part of my exercise routine. I also like to do kayaking. I first learned to kayak when I …

Democrats should try to mobilize churchless as a voting bloc: James Haught

Progressives hope for an America where health care is a human right for everyone — and women’s right to choose remains secure — and gays are safe from cruelty — and people of …

Changes mean harm to pharmacists, higher prices for Pennsylvanians: Greg Drew

I write as president of a cooperative company comprised of independent community pharmacies, typical of the community pharmacies throughout our commonwealth. For more than a century, independent, …
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