locally owned since 1854

Dauphin County Sheriff's Office: Those threatening phone calls are scams, and they aren't coming from us

The Dauphin County Sheriff’s Office once again is issuing a warning about a phone scam targeting residents.      Sheriff Nicholas Chimienti Jr. has received numerous …

Borough lawsuit claims McNees lawyer admitted mistake was made related to Suez water, sewer lease

On March 1, then-borough Solicitor Adam Santucci of McNees Wallace & Nurick made a stunning admission to a Middletown councilor, according to a lawsuit recently filed by the borough. Santucci …

New Lower Swatara manager settles in to job

Early on a recent Thursday morning, Betsy McBride’s office phone rang. A Lower Swatara resident was calling to ask about the township’s noise ordinance. McBride told the resident that …

Lawsuit outlines role borough says McNees, Susquehanna Group played in Suez lease

The lawsuit Middletown borough filed against its former solicitor and former financial advisor traces the roles that it contends McNees Wallace & Nurick and Susquehanna Group Advisors Inc. played …

Lower Dauphin's Cake and Miller receive monthly honors from area clubs

Two Lower Dauphin High School seniors recently were recognized with monthly awards. Spencer Miller was named student of the month by the Rotary Club of Hummelstown. Spencer, the son of Jill and …

Middletown Area Middle School releases honor rolls for fourth quarter

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

Middletown Area School District to unveil safety analysis June 19

Results of an analysis of safety and security at Middletown Area School District schools is to be presented during the next school board meeting on Tuesday, June 19. The analysis, referred to as a …
Weekly calendar
Local sports

Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2018 class with Middletown, Lower Dauphin representatives

Post 594 baseball team splits pair to start American Legion season

By Larry Etter Press & Journal Staff Following a season-opening 7-2 win over Lawnton, the Middletown American Legion baseball team came up short in its second game against visiting …

Eight from Middletown Area High School commit to play college sports: PHOTO

Mrakovich struggles at ARCA ‘home’ race in Poconos

The ARCA General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 represented a homecoming for Elizabethtown’s Tony Mrakovich. The Tricky Triangle at Pocono Raceway is just 120 miles from where he grew up, …

Penn State Harrisburg track and field athletes earn All-American status

Penn State Harrisburg’s Cameron Yon earned All-American honors at the recent NCAA Division III Championships in La Crosse, Wisconsin, taking seventh place in the discus with a toss of 51.35 …

Challenger Baseball player heading to the White House; Reid Elementary student to visit this week

When a White House staff member contacted Anthony Fowler a week ago about bringing members of the Camp Hill Challenger Baseball team to the White House for a field day, he didn’t believe it. …

Dodgeball raises $1,300 for Mini-THON at Lower Dauphin Middle School

Mrakovich races ARCA circuit in Toledo

Tony Mrakovich finished 13th on Sunday in the Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care at Toledo Speedway in Ohio. Mrakovich, whose family owns the Street Stores Hardware store in Middletown, …
Local news

Wallet stolen from customer at Giant; scam gets $25,000: Police and Courts Roundup

A wallet was reported stolen from a customer while the victim was shopping in the Giant Food Store in Midtown Plaza in the 400 block of East Main Street in Middletown. The theft was reported to …

Truck plows into mobile home; police break up underage party: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

An alert neighbor helped township police break up a party at an area home that involved numerous teenagers and subsequently ended in the filing of numerous charges against four people. Police were …

Middletown man receives prison for crimes with child younger than 13

A 73-year-old Middletown man was sentenced to six months in Dauphin County Prison on June 1 after he pleaded no contest March 9 to indecent assault of a person younger than 13 years old. Paul E. …

Arts, crafts and fun at Hoffer Park fair

Middletown’s annual Arts & Crafts Fair was held Saturday at Hoffer Park, with more than 110 vendors on hand. There was also lots of food for sale, with proceeds benefitting a number of …

Channing Tatum to sign bottles of his vodka in Hummelstown

Actor Channing Tatum will sign bottles of Born and Bred Vodka at Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection in Hershey Square Shopping Center, Hummelstown, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 27. Tatum …

Middletown Area High School graduates Class of 2018: 'Show them how great you are'

HARRISBURG — Cheers echoed throughout the Forum Auditorium as the Middletown Area High School Class of 2018 threw their graduation caps in …

Three Mile Island to sound emergency sirens Thursday

Exelon Corp. will conduct one of its twice-a-year, full volume test of the emergency warning sirens surrounding Three Mile Island nuclear power plant at about 12:15 p.m. Thursday, June 7. The …
Editorials

Thanks, businesses that back education: Editorial

Phoenix Contact, and the president of its U.S. operations, Jack Nehlig, deserve a great deal of credit for their support of safety efforts for the Middletown Area School District. Nehlig decided …
Columnists

Living forever isn’t what it’s cracked up to be: James Miller

The desire to live forever is often the attribute of a madman. At least, that’s how it’s portrayed in countless works of fiction. Think about every movie, play, novel and television …

Tree planting such as what was done locally is key to health of bay: Harry Campbell

The Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s latest assessment of how bay states are doing when it comes to meeting pollution-reduction goals made news recently. Unfortunately, in Pennsylvania’s …

Learning should be considered a lifelong endeavor: Susannah Gal

May and June are the times for graduations from high school or from college. This is a major milestone in one’s life that should be celebrated with parties and specially planned trips or …
Our family of publications