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Borough closes, reopens Elks Building after roof leak

signThe historic Elks Building at South Union and Emaus streets was reopened on Friday, April 18, one day after Middletown Borough closed the doors of the three shops and movie theater within the building when it deemed the structure could be “unsafe.”

According to Anne Einhorn, a member of Middletown Borough Council, the building had been declared sound by an engineer and a report indicating that had been sent by e-mail to the borough’s codes inspector who originally requested it.

The codes inspector apparently didn’t get his e-mail Thursday, so it was faxed to him this [Friday] morning, she said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:25

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Steelton chief retires from post

Steelton Police Chief Scott Spangler has resigned after serving more than 30 years with the borough.
Spangler, who began working in Steelton as a police officer in 1980 until he became chief in 2009, gave no reason for his abrupt retirement in a one-sentence letter dated April 1 . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 18:19

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Council moves Westporte parking ordinance forward

Middletown Borough Council agreed on Monday, April 7 to advertise an ordinance to make Nissley Street two-way from the intersection of Nissley and Main streets to Nissley and Wood and Water streets.


The ordinance was drafted in an effort to further Frank and Jim Nardo’s efforts to develop the proposed Westporte Centre, a process that has been ongoing for five years, according to Jim Nardo.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:49

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Gellatly resigns supervisor post

Doug Gellatly resigned as a member of the Londonderry Twp. Board of Supervisors on Monday, April 7, according to township Manager Steve Letavic.gellatlyGellatly


Gellatly, who won election to the board in November and has served since January, resigned because he “needed time to concentrate on his business,” Letavic said.


Gellatly is one of the founding members of The Vineyard at Hershey and currently serves as its chief financial officer.


“We wish him all the best,” said Letavic. “We really do.”


 The board is currently entertaining applications and resumes from anyone interested in the vacant position. From there, interviews will be conducted on Wednesday, April 23 and the board will announce its decision on Monday, May 5.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:45

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Water violations spark demands for resignations

It was another standing-room-only crowd in Steelton on Monday, April 14 as residents filled Steelton Borough Council chambers and an outside hallway to talk about drinking water violations.tinymeetingpic4 16 14Photo by Noelle Barrett - A crowd of citizens fill Steelton Borough Council chambers for a Steelton Water Authority meeting.


In the first meeting of the Steelton Water Authority since Steelton residents were made aware of drinking water violations that occurred last year, residents continued to demand answers to their questions.


Most who spoke during the meeting expressed their continued concerns about the health effects of drinking the water that the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has stated was not properly disinfected for 24 days in 2013. 


Others, including state Rep. Patty Kim, whose district includes Steelton, are calling for the resignations of the authority members.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 April 2014 19:40

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