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Joe Sukle, right, publisher of the Press And Journal, presents members of the Middletown Area Historical Society with a $520 check from the newspaper’s June subscription drive fund-raiser for the society. Society members pictured from left are Jenny Miller, Robin Pellegrini and Earl Bright. The presentation was made during the society’s “Music on the Swatara’’ concert on Friday, July 18. The Press And Journal donated $10 for every new subscription and $5 for every renewal in June.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 July 2014 12:34

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Power outage strikes Middletown for about 90 minutes

A power outage struck a swath of Middletown, including the Press And Journal office on South Union Street, for about 90 minutes beginning at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15.

A number of fuses were tripped in the areas of Main Street, Spring Street, Mill Street and Pine Street. The cause? Officials weren’t sure, but a dead bird found in the area could have played a role, they theorized.

Power was restored around 12:30 p.m.
 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:17

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HOW did that SHED GET THERE?

ShedsPress And Journal Photos by Jim Lewis The shed on the right was blown over a fence and into Karen Clark’s back yard during a summer storm that hit Middletown on Tuesday, July 8.

 

 

 

It wasn’t there before a storm hit Middletown ...

See that storage shed in Karen Clark’s back yard on Birch Street? It’s not hers.

It wasn’t there before a storm hit Middletown on Tuesday, July 8. Clark and her husband were waiting out the storm that passed through Middletown that night when her husband heard a noise.

“Did you hear that noise?’’ he asked her.

“I think the dog burped,’’ Clark replied, somewhat dismissively . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 20:11

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Borough to sell old liquor store

Less than a decade ago, Steelton Borough purchased several properties in the main business district with a vision of new development.
Now one property, a former liquor store at 107 N. Front St., is going up for auction – and Mayor Tom Acri hopes it’s the first of many borough-acquired properties that Steelton sells.

“It’s time to get rid of them,” Acri said. “It’s time for us to get out of the real estate business." . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 19:19

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Oh, say, did you see?

In Middletown, a move to save a patriotic tradition goodflagsquare7 9 14

A lot of big American flags were flying on the sidewalks of Middletown on July 4. Maybe not quite as many as in previous years, but a lot just the same.

That’s due to the community’s response to a Press And Journal article on Wednesday, July 2 about Sam Bangert’s decision to retire from his tradition of putting up the flags throughout town.

Bangert, 70, had been doing that for nearly 25 years, not nonot just for Independence Day but during nine other patriotic holidays throughout the year. After doing it without any help for the past five years, Bangert decided he couldn’t do it alone anymore. . .

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 July 2014 19:16

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