Written by Jim Lewis
Make Middletown great again? Or do you say you want a revolution?
Borough voters picked Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders as their preference for the next president in Tuesday's primary election.
Republican voters overwhelmingly chose Trump over GOP rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich, while Democratic voters chose Sanders over Hillary Clinton, according to unofficial returns reported by Dauphin County.
Trump received 542 votes to Cruz' 260 and Kasich's 151, according to unofficial returns. Three other candidates who dropped out of the presidential race – Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson – each received a nominal number of votes.
Sanders received 390 votes to Clinton's 323, with a third candidate, Roque De La Fuente, receiving 8 votes, according to unofficial returns.
Royalton also preferred Trump and Sanders over the rest. Republicans in Royalton gave Trump 104 votes to Cruz' 42 and Kasich's 16, while Democrats gave Sanders 46 votes to Clinton's 39 and De La Fuente's 3.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 23:21
Written by Jim Lewis
Lower Swatara Twp. Commissioner Tom Mehaffie won the race for the Republican nomination for the 106th District's seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in Tuesday's primary election.
Mehaffie defeated fellow Republican Jonathan Keeler, a truck driver from Derry Twp., 6,368 to 3,303 with all 36 precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns reported by Dauphin County.
Mehaffie will be the GOP nominee in November's election to replace state Rep. John Payne, a Republican who announced his retirement after serving 14 years in the House. The 106th District includes Middletown, Royalton, Lower Swatara Twp., Hummelstown, Derry Twp., Conewago Twp. and parts of Swatara Twp.
“I want to thank my family, the voters and my wonderful volunteers for their tireless support,” Mehaffie said Tuesday night. “This is an incredible honor and I will not let you down. I am committed to fighting to hold the line on taxes, passing reforms to make government more effective and efficient and to ensure we have the best schools possible to educate our young people. I am looking forward to the November election and making the 106th House District an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Mehaffie, who was endorsed by the Dauphin County Republican Party, was buoyed by big wins in Middletown and Lower Swatara, where he serves as president of the Board of Commissioners. Voters in Conewago Twp. and Swatara Twp. also overwhelmingly chose Mehaffie over Keeler, according to unofficial returns.
In Middletown, Mehaffie beat Keeler, 684 to 214, with 6 of 6 precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns. Mehaffie also led Keeler by a big margin in Lower Swatara – 922 to 124, with 3 of 4 precincts reporting, according to unofficial returns.
Mehaffie also won Conewago Twp., 353 to 255, and Royalton, 117 to 26, and claimed a big advantage in Swatara Twp., according to unofficial returns.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 00:08
Written by Jim Lewis
Republican voters in Middletown's Second Ward and First Ward loved The Donald, while Democratic voters were divided over The Bern and Hillary in Tuesday's primary election.
In the Second Ward, Republicans overwhelmingly picked Donald Trump over a field of GOP candidates. Trump received 196 votes to 90 for Ted Cruz and 65 for John Kasich, according to unofficial returns reported by Dauphin County.
Three other Republicans who have dropped out of the race received votes – Jeb Bush (6), Marco Rubio (6) and Ben Carson (5), according to unofficial returns.
Democrats in the Second Ward overwhelmingly felt The Bern, choosing Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Sanders received 202 votes, while Clinton received 141 and a third candidate, Roque De LaFuente, received 4, according to unofficial returns.
In Middletown's First Ward, Republicans liked Trump as their party's nominee for president in Tuesday's primary election, while Democrats narrowly made Clinton their choice.
Trump won easily among Republican voters in the ward, getting 142 votes to Cruz's 71 and Kasich's 38, according to unofficial returns counted at the Dauphin County Courthouse.
Rubio and Carson, both of whom dropped out of the race, each received 4 votes, according to unofficial returns.
Clinton narrowly beat Sanders as the choice of Democratic voters in the First Ward, getting 125 votes to Sanders' 124. De La Fuente received 3 votes.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 22:26
Written by Jim Lewis
Royalton Republicans resoundingly picked Donald Trump as their nominee for president in Tuesday's primary election, while borough Democrats felt The Bern.
Trump easily beat Ted Cruz and John Kasich in Royalton's two wards, getting 104 votes to Cruz's 42 and Kasich's 26. Ben Carson, who dropped out of the presidential race, received 1 vote, according to unofficial returns from Dauphin County.
Royalton Democrats preferred Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton in Tuesday's primary. Sanders received 46 votes to Clinton's 39. A third candidate, Roque De La Fuente, received 3 votes, according to unofficial returns.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 21:48
The Middletown Area School Board gave tentative approval on Monday, April 25 to a policy that would allow nurses and other trained district employees to give naloxone to a student, staff member or visitor overdosing from heroin or another type of opioid on school grounds.
The board unanimously approved the policy at a preliminary reading. The policy is expected to come back to the board for final approval in June.
Naloxone, also known by the brand name Narcan, is a drug known to reverse the effects of a heroin overdose. It is carried by emergency medical responders and by most police departments in Dauphin County.
Middletown would be the first school district in the county to make the drug available in schools, according to Cheryl Dondero, director of Dauphin County Drug and Alcohol Services.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 17:16