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Area mom will be featured in Times Square public service announcement for colorectal cancer

Hershey resident Cari Lopez Bryan will be one of the 29 people featured in a new public service announcement in Times Square in March for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Bryan, a stage IV …

Harlem Globetrotter surprises Middletown child

Five-year-old Kyrie Peay was surprised by Harlem Globetrotter Briana "Hoops" Green with a jersey and tickets today at Seven Sorrows.

School board gives MASD Superintendent Suski a $3,000 bonus

The Middletown Area School Board approved a $3,000 bonus for Superintendent Lori Suski during its Feb. 5 meeting. The reward was based on the board’s performance evaluation of Suski for the …

On state tests, Middletown students a mix bag as LD outperforms peers in Pa.

How do Lower Dauphin School District and Middletown Area School District measure up on state standardized tests, graduation rates and student attendance? Middletown’s 2018 test scores were a …

Lower Swatara Township might livestream meetings; concerns raised over public records

One Lower Swatara Township commissioner wants township meetings to be streamed live online. Commissioner Chris DeHart brought up the idea during the board’s Jan. 2 meeting. He noted that …

Wilson honored for Halloween Parade efforts with Kiwanis, but event’s future is in doubt

Together, Melody Wilson and her husband, Marlin, make up just more than one-fourth of the membership of the Middletown Kiwanis Club. Melody and Marlin and the club’s five other members are …

Assault charges result from several cases in borough in early February: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged a borough man with simple assault following an incident in the first block of Brown Street shortly before 8 p.m. Feb. 5. Andrew Shawn Henry, 43, of the Brown Street …

Lower Dauphin vocalist Dickinson will perform at all-state jazz festival

Lower Dauphin High School senior Annie Dickinson successfully auditioned for a spot in the PMEA All-State Jazz ensemble as an alto. This is her second trip to states as a jazz vocalist. She is …
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Blue Raiders end season with a win, send out senior Petroski on a high note

With 3:59 left on the fourth-quarter clock and his team leading 64-23, Tyler Petroski walked to the Middletown bench, where he was embraced by head coach Chris Bradford. Petroski, the lone senior …

Three more losses for Blue Raider boys team; Annville-Cleona defeat was a close one

The Middletown boys basketball team suffered through three more losses last week following its win over West Perry the week before. In two of those games it was a matter of losing to a pair of …

Middletown wrestlers earn co-championship of Mid-Penn Capital Division by beating Indians

The Blue Raider wrestling team soundly defeated Susquehanna Township on Thursday evening to earn a share of the Mid-Penn Conference Capital Division championship. The Raiders split the …

Middletown girls wrap up season by splitting 2 games; 3 seniors wrap up their careers

The Middletown girls basketball season ended Friday with a 54-33 home loss to Lower Dauphin. The Blue Raiders were 7-13 on the season under first-year coach Ron Pelletier. Three seniors played …

Raider football players Sykes, Senior sign with colleges

Two Middletown football standouts officially announced their college choices on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Both had previously said where they planned to attend via Twitter. Running back Richie Sykes …

Lower Dauphin student-athletes announce decisions for college

Seven Lower Dauphin High School student-athletes announced their decision to continue their academic and athletic careers at colleges and universities Feb. 6. In a National Letter of Intent …

A win at West Perry: Blue Raider boys break losing streak as season winds down

It was a long time coming, but the Middletown boys basketball team finally got to celebrate. The Blue Raiders registered a well-earned 55-51 victory at West Perry on Saturday, breaking a winless …

Middletown wrestlers bounced from district team tournament

After a big win in the preliminary District 3 AA team tournament against ELCO on Jan. 28, the Blue Raider wrestlers dropped two tough matches on Wednesday, Jan. 30, and fell from the …
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Talks over Dollar General continue as Londonderry officials voice frustration

Dollar General’s proposal to build a 9,100-square-foot store at the corner of Deodate Road and Route 230 isn’t dead yet, even though Londonderry Township’s planning commission …

Dauphin County sheriff says jury duty calls are scams; don't give out personal information

The Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office once again is warning about a phone scam targeting residents. In a recent case, the victim lost $2,000, Sheriff Nicholas Chimienti Jr. said. Chimienti …

Funck, Ash get MAHS Student of the Month honors for January

Adriene Funck and Scott Ash are the Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for January. Adriene is the daughter of Daniel Funck and Johanna Markham. Adriene has been on the honor …

Harrisburg International Airport flights will go nonstop to Nashville

Nonstop flights twice a week between Harrisburg International Airport and Nashville will start June 6, according to an Allegiant airlines press release posted Tuesday on the airport’s …

MAHS honor roll students announced for second quarter

Middletown Area High School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the second period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For …

Middletown Area School District warns of potential tax increase

Middletown Area School Board is putting residents on notice that the school district property tax could go up by 4.37 percent for the 2019-20 school year. The school board has until June 30 to …

Fight to get Highspire students into Middletown district likely to continue

Highspire Education Coalition likely will continue its legal fight to transfer Highspire students into Middletown Area School District, despite the Jan. 16 order from state Education Secretary Pedro …
Editorials

What will help inspire you to random acts of kindness?: Editorial

There are good and giving people all around us. When you get depressed or distracted by national politics, or even local flareups, or when you hear of random acts of violence in central …
Columnists

Gov. Wolf's budget rhetoric meets reality: Nathan Benefield

Last year, nearly 50 of our neighbors fled Pennsylvania every day. They moved to growing states like Texas, Florida and North Carolina, seeking opportunity. Meanwhile, we literally can’t …

Pelosi's green-energy dreams don’t persuade Putin: Merrill Matthews

Democrats and Speaker Nancy Pelosi have made it clear they want to transition away from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources, even as countries that could pose a serious threat to U.S. security …

As we mark President Lincoln’s birthday, heed his words of insight: Mike Folmer

In these times of extreme rhetoric and deep political divisions, consider the words of President Abraham Lincoln, whose birthday we celebrated Feb. 12: “Folks are usually about as happy as they …
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