Written by Jim Lewis
Main Street in Middletown was temporarily opened to traffic from Lower Swatara Twp. to Londonderry Twp. on Thursday, July 2 to accommodate motorists during the Fourth of July holiday weekend, the borough announced.
Barriers were removed and the street opened at noon on Thursday. Main Street will remain open until Monday, July 6, when work to replace water and sewer mains will continue, according to the borough.
The current detour pattern will be reinstated for two days while work between Spruce and North Union streets is completed. Work will shift to the area of the square at North Union and Main streets on Wednesday, July 8, the borough announced.
The square will be closed through Monday, July 13, and work will move to a new section of West Main Street between North Union and Catherine streets on Tuesday, July 14, the borough announced.
Work on Main Street is expected to be completed in August, the borough said. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation then will repave the entire street.
Last Updated on Thursday, 02 July 2015 13:01
Written by Jim Lewis
Middletown police are searching for a man in connection with a razor blade attack outside a BYOB club on Market Street on Saturday, June 27.
Troy Lavaugh Bradley, 41, no permanent address, attacked another 41-year-old man with a razor blade after a dispute over a woman outside Club Essie's in the 300 block of Market St. around 2:30 a.m., police said.
The unidentified victim's ear, neck and head were slashed, police said. He was treated at a local hospital and released.
Police charged Bradley with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The charges were filed on Wednesday, July 1 with District Judge David Judy, according to court records.
Court records pinpoint Bradley's address as Shermans Dale, but Bradley often stays with people in Harrisburg, according to police. He is described as 5-feet-6, 140 pounds with a shaved head, a mustache and short beard.
He has a prior felony conviction for assault and what police termed "an extensive criminal history" in New York state.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 17:34
Written by Jim Lewis
A top Lower Dauphin School District administrator was hired on Tuesday, June 30 as the new superintendent of the Tulpehocken Area School District in Berks County.
Dr. Robert Schultz, assistant superintendent at LD for the past seven years and a former principal at Lower Dauphin Middle School, was hired by an 8-0 vote by the Tulpehocken Area School Board during a special meeting, the Reading Eagle newspaper reported.
Schultz, 50, begins his new job on Thursday, July 16 at a starting salary of $135,000.
The Tulpehocken board approved a four-year contract with Schultz to run its 1,450-student school district.
Schultz will succeed Dr. Edward J. Albert, who retired after six years as leader of Tulpehocken Area.
"Everything I've heard about this district has been very positive,'' Shultz told the Reading Eagle. "It just seemed like a great fit.''
Schultz was chosen because "he is an exemplary educational leader who has served as an advocate for students,'' said Scott Klopp, president of Tulpehocken's school board, in a post on the district's Web site. "He is a proven leader in the field of education and is well respected.''
Schultz has served as an adjunct professor at Wilkes University, Wilkes-Barre, and authored educational articles.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 12:13
Two men claiming to be police officers broke through the front door of a mobile home in the 100 block of Lake Dr. on Monday, June 22 and told the residents they were searching for someone, according to Lower Swatara Twp. police.
The unidentified intruders – one carrying a baseball bat – broke the door around 5 a.m., awaking the residents, police said. They left after a search of the home, police said.
Police said they have two suspects and are continuing their investigation.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:24
Written by Dan Miller
United Parcel Service is expected to bring an unspecified number of new jobs to Harrisburg International Airport to support a modular distribution facility that is to be in place in time for the pre-Christmas holiday rush.
The 17,000-square-foot facility will be located on a seven-acre tract on the south side of Airport Drive in the eastern end of HIA, just west of Ann Street.
The tract had been used as an employee parking lot, according to a news release put out by airport owners Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 June 2015 16:29