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Hearing date set in case of ex-Police Chief Mouchette

Oct. 9 is the new date for a preliminary hearing in the case of George Mouchette, the suspended Middletown police chief who on Aug. 21 was charged with aggravated indecent assault without …

Community art show set for Saturday at MCSO Building

Art work by local community members and school students is to be presented during the Middletown Community Art Show being held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. The event will be held in the …

Officer allegedly assaulted at hotel, 2 people arrested: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A township police officer was assaulted during an investigation of two people who were found passed out in the parking lot of a local motel. Police reported to the Congress Inn on Eisenhower …

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 …

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.

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 …
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Local sports

Start of a new streak? Raiders blow out winless Camp Hill as Steel-High awaits on Friday

The Camp Hill Lions, winless in their first three games of the season, drew the unlucky assignment of facing Middletown on Friday night. After suffering their first regular-season loss since 2015 …

Raider boys soccer splits games, now 3-4

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Blue Raiders boys soccer team was on the road for two games and split last week’s results. Middletown now stands at 3-4 on the …

Blue Raider volleyball, field hockey in action

The Middletown volleyball team dropped two games last week and stands at 2-2 on the season. The team fell in three sets at Northern on Sept. 10, 25-15, 25-11 and 25-11. Lani Moore had 4 …

Blue Raider boys soccer starts out with two wins in busy week

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Middletown Blue Raiders boys soccer team opened the 2018 season with a busy schedule, playing five games in seven days and winning …

Blue Raiders volleyball team off to a good start

The Middletown volleyball team started its regular season 2-0 with wins over Harrisburg on Sept. 4 and Milton Hershey on Thursday. The Raiders beat Harrisburg 3-0. The Milton Hershey win was …

Middletown field hockey loses its first two games

The Middletown field hockey team got off to an 0-2 start under new coach Sierra Lenker last week. Against Northern York on Thursday at home, the Blue Raiders fell 5-0, with the game being called …

Londonderry Township rugby fields might be ready for 2020 play

After some Londonderry Township supervisors expressed concern over lighting for the parking lot, Harrisburg Rugby Football Club representatives presented new plans to the Londonderry Board of …

McDevitt's air game way too much as Blue Raiders' regular-season win streak ends at home

The streak is over. Middletown’s unblemished regular-season record that started in October 2015 ended Friday night at War Memorial Field as visiting Bishop McDevitt turned in a 40-14 win …
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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 …

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 …

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 …

Lower Swatara to consider UPS, Campus Heights; tall grass a concern

Land development lans for a UPS parcel delivery distribution hub and phase three of the Campus Heights Village will come before the Lower Swatara Board of Commissioners on Sept. 19. The UPS plan …

Handicapped parking rules get update in borough

Middletown Borough Council by 7-0 vote Sept. 4 approved an ordinance revising rules and regulations for residents who want to get an unreserved on-street handicapped parking space in town. The …

Council approves large truck limits on several borough streets near Capital Logistics Center

Middletown Borough Council on Sept. 4 gave final approval to an ordinance intended to keep large trucks off several streets in town. The ordinance bans trucks longer than 40 feet from sections of …

Police say woman beat child repeatedly

A Middletown woman was arrested by borough police after she allegedly beat a 10-year-old child during an incident in the 700 block of North Pine Street shortly after 2 p.m. on Sept. 1. Krystian …
Editorials

Get trained so you can save a life, too: Editorial

We have heroes around us every day. Many of them wear uniforms, be it military, law enforcement or medical personnel. They are trained to help others. But sometimes it takes more than those who …
Columnists

Pa. Lottery is breaking the law with Internet games: David La Torre

Right now, if you go to pailottery.com you can sign up to “demo” the lottery’s new online casino-like games. That includes your children. Not only is the Pennsylvania Lottery …

Hurricane Trump, Season 2, will have same result: Wim Laven

A year ago, I wrote about the problems in Houston. I wrote with great frustration about political expedience, poor planning and supreme errors in judgment coupled with selfishness, but things have …

Animal lovers should love animal testing: It helps saves lives of pets: Matthew Bailey

A team of researchers is testing a groundbreaking vaccine that could prevent cancer in dogs. About 800 dog owners have volunteered their healthy canine companions for a clinical trial. The pets …
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