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Man threatening suicide in North Union Street residence shuts down streets: WITH VIDEO

Police took into custody a man they called suicidal from a residence on North Union Street at about 3 p.m. Friday. Up to 20 officers from multiple jurisdictions were on the scene for more than an …

Former priest, who once served at St. Ann in Steelton, arrested following indecent assault allegations

Former priest, John G. Allen, has been arrested following allegations that he assaulted two altar boys while serving at St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church in Harrisburg.

Police investigating body of woman found in second-floor apartment on South Union Street

Middletown police are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment at 21 S. Union St. at about 8 a.m. Thursday, March 14. Middletown Detective Sgt. Gary Rux II did not …

Tell us your TMI survival story: Press & Journal wants to hear experiences from 40 years ago

The Press & Journal is looking for people who lived here 40 years ago to tell us what they remember about the Three Mile Island accident and how it affected their lives in March and April …

Dinner, museum display, book talk will mark 40th anniversary of Three Mile Island accident

There are a number of events scheduled in the community leading up to the 40th anniversary of the accident at Three Mile Island. “Tell Your TMI Story” is the theme behind one such …

LD tops MAHS in faculty battle; basketball game is a fundraiser for Mini-THONs of both schools

The Lower Dauphin High School faculty beat their Middletown counterparts in the annual “Dunkin’ for Diamonds” game Wednesday, March 6. The home Falcons pulled out the 45-42 …

Tattered Flag’s plan for outdoor beer fest May 1 moves ahead

Middletown Borough Council during its March 5 meeting approved for advertisement action needed to allow Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works to hold its Little Little Beer festival on South Union …

Public meeting on elementary schools is March 26; MASD wants enrollment projections

With an eye on student growth expectations, the Middletown Area School Board has approved hiring an outside firm to conduct enrollment projection services. On March 5, the school board agreed for …
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Blue Raiders’ Brunner makes bowling state championships

Cody Brunner, a junior at Middletown Area High School, will compete in the PIAA State High School Bowling Championships on Friday, March 15, at Dutch Lanes in Ephrata. He advanced to the …

Fegley falls at state wrestling championships; three Blue Raiders are all-stars in Mid-Penn Capital

Middletown Area High School junior Luke Fegley lost his second match in the PIAA Class 2A state wrestling championships on Friday and wrapped up his season with a record of 40-6. At 113 pounds, …

Fegley advances to states in wrestling; Berstler, Spear fall short of Hershey in regional action

Middletown Area High School junior Luke Fegley will compete in the state championships starting Thursday in Hershey after finishing third in the PIAA Class 2A Southeast Regionals last weekend. He …

Raider girls basketball team holds banquet: PHOTOS

Penn State Harrisburg track duo makes NCAAs

A pair of Penn State Harrisburg student-athletes, Jalil Clayton and Rae Rae Taylor, have qualified for the NCAA Division III Indoor Track & Field Championships on Friday and Saturday at …

Three Raider wrestlers move to regional action

Three Middletown wrestlers advanced to the PIAA Southeast Regional Championship by finishing in the top six over the weekend at the District 3 AA Championship at Hersheypark Arena. Senior Ryan …

Deer drive brings back wonderful memories: Tom Shank's Woods and Waters

When I was quite young, I remember my father and his friends from the Highspire Camp in northern Lycoming County putting on deer drives. Their hope was to push the deer from their comfort zone, …

MAHS grad Kell set for senior season at Penn State Harrisburg

Senior Ethan Kell, a Middletown Area High School graduate, will help lead the Penn State Harrisburg baseball team. Kell, a 6-foot-3-inch catcher, is one of eight seniors for the Lions. He played …
Local news

Middletown Borough Council approves new police contract

A new contract setting pay increases and other terms for Middletown police through Dec. 31, 2020, is now in place, following unanimous approval by borough council March 5. Retroactive to Jan. 1, …

Number of snow emergency streets might drop in borough

Middletown Borough Council on March 5 gave initial approval to eliminate South Wood, Water and Catherine streets from the snow emergency routes list. Borough Manager Ken Klinepeter will come back …

Race for Londonderry supervisor; most county officials unopposed

Here is a rundown of some of the other races in the area. Londonderry Township The two Republican incumbents on the Londonderry Board of Supervisors will face a challenge in the May 21 …

Three Lower Swatara commissioners face challenge from two other candidates

Three Republican incumbents on the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners are facing challenges from two candidates for their seats. Board President Jon Wilt and Vice President Todd Truntz have …

7 candidates vying for 4 seats on Middletown council, including several newcomers

The Middletown Borough Council has four seats open for the 2019 election, and there will be at least one new representative. Robert Reid is not running in the May 21 primary after winning as a …

Rep. Mehaffie proposes legislation aimed at saving TMI by giving credits to Pa. nuclear industry

State Rep. Tom Mehaffie announced legislation Monday intended to keep Three Mile Island and Pennsylvania’s four other nuclear plants open by making them eligible for a program that would pay …

Middletown school board's Keating not running again; 3 incumbents, 2 others declare candidacies

The Middletown Area School Board will have at least one new member starting next year. Brian Keating, who was appointed to the board in 2016 and retained the seat in the 2017 election for a …
Editorials

If $1.1 million isn’t missing, then tell all of us where it is: Editorial

The Press & Journal filed a Right-to-Know request Feb. 22 asking the borough of Middletown for a full account of what happened to $1.35 million that the borough council transferred to the former …
Columnists

Losing TMI would devastate Lower Dauphin community: Robert K. Schultz

I strongly urge state legislators to support legislation being introduced in the Senate and House that would add nuclear energy as a qualifying resource to Pennsylvania’s Alternative Energy …

During Sunshine Week, remember that freedom of press benefits everyone: Bradford Simpson

Freedom of the press should never be taken for granted. As we celebrate Sunshine Week, a national initiative designed to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of …

Take better aim at medicine’s price-gouging middlemen: Merrill Matthews

President Donald Trump recently complained that pharmaceutical companies have “rigged the system against American consumers” by keeping drug prices unfairly high. Americans often pay …
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