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THE BOY WHO CHANGED HIS LIFE: Ryan Mohn Walk draws organ recipients

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As Mohamed Tanamly finished each lap around the outdoor track at Steelton’s Cottage Hill, he walked under a banner filled with pictures of a boy he never met. That same face – the face of Ryan Lee Mohn – was printed on the T-shirt Tanamly wore, the face of a stranger who changed his life forever.

 

Ten years ago, Tanamly was on a long list of people awaiting a liver transplant, and was quickly running out of time, running out of hope. With only a few months to live, he was battling liver cancer and waiting for a second chance at life . . . 

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:40

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A GRAND NIGHT OUT: Local towns throw crime-fighting celebration

 

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Royalton police officer Robert Givler prefers to ride his motorcycle when he’s out and about. It allows him to get to know people in the community, interact with them, makes him more accessible.

Those reasons are exactly why local communities held National Night Out events, on Tuesday, Aug. 5. The events help promote crime prevention with an emphasis on neighborhood camaraderie.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:32

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Blasting at school site is safe, officials say

Recent blasting at the construction site of the new Middletown Area High School should not have an impact on two nearby wells that Middletown Borough relies on for its drinking water, according to officials from Middletown Area School District and Lower Swatara Twp.

The district and township both provided statements to the Press And Journal in response to an inquiry that was made after Middletown Borough Council Vice President Robert Louer brought up concerns about blasting and drilling at the site during a meeting of council’s public works committee on Monday, Aug. 4.

Louer said a borough resident had told him about the blasting earlier that same day.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:05

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Airport, Lower Swatara study flooding problem

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It’s been a decade since Hurricane Ivan, and three years since Tropical Storm Lee, but Harrisburg International Airport officials continue to seek ways to alleviate flooding in and around Jednota Flats in Lower Swatara Twp.

In July, Tim Edwards, executive director of the Susquehanna Area Regional Airport Authority (SARAA) – the authority that operates the airport – met with township officials to present the results of a study completed by Urban Engineers that looked at flood mitigation from Stoner Run, near Lisa Lake, to Post Run, located on airport property, and the development of upstream controls . . .

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:49

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Motel mishap charges sent to county court

Charges against a Harrisburg man in an alleged robbery attempt outside the Hollywood Motel that ended with the target’s car careening into an unoccupied room were bound over to Dauphin County Court.

 

Alex M. Pettis, 24, was charged by Lower Swatara Twp. police with robbery, prohibited possession of a firearm, carrying a firearm without a license, recklessly endangering another person, simple assault, criminal mischief and possession of an instrument of crime with intent stemming from the incident on May 26.

 

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 August 2014 19:09

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