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Middletown Borough

Penn State buying Nittany Village for $21.9 million

The 267-bed Nittany Village student housing complex at 451 W. Main St. in Lower Swatara Township is being purchased by Penn State University.The university Board of Trustees during its Friday, Sept. …

Car lovers fill North Union Street during Kuppy's Diner Cruise-in

Kuppy's Diner Cruise-in on September 13 raised over $12,000, according to Kuppy's co-owner Carol Kupp. She anticipated more money coming in in the days following the car show. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Pennsylvania Wounded Warriors, Inc.
Lower Swatara Township

Man wanted for open lewdness turned himself in after friends sees his pictures on Facebook

A Swatara Township man has turned himself into police after realizing he had been caught on a home video surveillance system masturbating while naked on the property of a residence in the 100 block …

Hensel humbled by selection as MASD Teacher of the Year

At her job interview to work in the Middletown Area School District, Melanie Hensel was asked if she would help coach gymnastics. “I chuckled and said, ‘Sure,’” she …
Cops & Courts

Council approves Morris as interim police chief while Mouchette faces charges

Middletown Borough Council on Sept. 4 ratified the appointment of Sgt. Dennis Morris as interim chief of the police department. Council’s action backs up Mayor James H. Curry III’s …

Luck, training save man whose heart stopped; Neuschwander was at track when he had emergency

Jim Neuschwander of Derry Township considers himself lucky to be alive. The 48-year-old information technology director often runs on the track at Middletown Area High School, on the same campus …
Education

Middletown Area School District will lease out space for more child care

Middletown Area School Board on Sept. 4 approved an agreement to lease space at Reid Elementary School for a before- and after-school child care program run by Growing Adventures Child Care. The …

After-school care maxed out; area family brings concerns to school board after they find waiting lists

While kindergarteners might look forward to their first day of school and making new friends, some working parents find themselves asking, “What am I going to do with my child before and after …