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With 230 Diner, Londonderry officials just doing their jobs: Letter to the Editor

I can’t express my shock to read the story about the 230 Diner and Helen Hagagg’s comments regarding Londonderry Township officials trying to force her husband out. Does she not …

Seven Sorrows moves the party inside; Fewer volunteers means changes to annual event

For Seven Sorrows Community Days chairman Martin Ciccocioppo, this year’s community festival was “an unusual year.” Most likely, those attending this year’s event Thursday …

Doctor facing sexual assault charges who formerly worked for MASD has court date scheduled

William Vollmar, the Lancaster County doctor who worked as a contracted physician for Middletown and several other school districts, has an Aug. 9 date in Lancaster County Court to face multiple …

Robbers take about $3,000 from Middletown pub, days after well-known statue went missing

The Middletown Police Department is investigating a suspected burglary at Hops & Barleys Pub and Grill at 9 E. Main St. in which $2,400 and $3,500 was stolen. According to the preliminary …

Grove Motors location on East Main Street will become tire store

A new Mavis Discount Tire store is coming to the former Grove Motors on East Main Street in Middletown. Mavis has received a building permit from the borough and is working on obtaining a highway …

230 Diner owner, wife say Londonderry officials trying to force them out

The wife of the owner of the former 230 Diner told the Press & Journal that Londonderry Township officials have been trying to push her husband to get rid of the property on East Harrisburg Pike …

Tattered Flag pays back $1.5 million borough loan; refinancing by brewery ends deal decades early

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works has repaid the $1.5 million loan the company received from Middletown in 2015 toward opening in the former Elks Building. The borough had loaned the money …

Charges: Man had 167 grams of marijuana, 37 grams of crystal meth

Middletown police arrested three people on drug charges following a traffic stop for an expired registration in the area of Adelia and East Emaus streets just before 2 a.m. July 2. Police …
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Legion baseball team finishes 8-10 on season

During the final week of the regular season, Middletown’s American Legion baseball team hosted a pair of doubleheaders. On Monday, July 1, Post 594 played host to Harrisburg, and on …

Standout season for MABA Navy Blue team, including firetruck ride

The Middletown Amateur Baseball Association Navy Blue minors baseball team, made up of 9-, 10- and 11-year-olds, recently made it to the championship game of the Central Pennsylvania Midget Baseball …

Time for MAHS athletes to get physical evaluation

Prior to students participating in any Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association sport in the Middletown Area School District, students are required to complete a PIAA Comprehensive Initial …

Post 594 Legion baseball team dealt 2 more losses

The Dauphin County American Legion baseball teams were all operating in catch-up mode the past week as each tried to pack in a lot of games in a short period of time. With the regular …

Elizabethtown anglers catch pair of college scholarships; victory in world finals provides them offers from three schools

The Elizabethtown Area High School duo of Anthony Cicero IV and Dakota Snyder, both of Elizabethtown, caught three bass weighing in at 16 pounds, 6 ounces to win the 2019 TBF Student Angler …

Boating safety a must for Fourth, state officials say

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and the Pennsylvania State Police are urging safe and responsible celebration whether on a boat or driving a …

Troop 97 heads to NASCAR race at Dover

Scouts and leaders from Troop 97 traveled to Dover International Speedway in Delaware in May to experience the 2019 NASCAR Cup Series races. Scouts prepared for wet weather by setting up tents and …

A second chance saves bluebird hatchlings: Tom Shank's Woods & Waters

Sometimes being at the right place at the right time is just pure luck. Recently, I experienced a much-too-frequent occurrence that unfortunately happens in the springtime. Fortunately, as luck …
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Traffic stop finds convicted felon with stolen gun, police say

A traffic stop for a faulty registration light led to Middletown police arresting a convicted felon who had a stolen gun in the car Sunday. Gavin Xander Garcia, 21, of the 7000 block of River Road …

Speeding case leads to DUI charge: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police pulled over a vehicle for speeding, and that led to a DUI charge for a borough resident. David Wayne Delawder, 37, of the 200 block of North Pine Street, also was driving with a …

Sites still mum on possible Middletown Borough Council run

Dauphin County is still waiting to hear from Scott Sites on whether Sites will accept a position on the fall ballot in the race for Middletown Borough Council. Sites, who served two terms on …

Hummelstown veteran to talk about serving in Vietnam War

The Central Pennsylvania Vietnam Round Table will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at Vietnam Veterans of America, Michael Novosel MOH Chapter 542, 8000 Derry St. Following a brief business …

Penn State Hershey will take part in 10-year medicinal marijuana study

A Harrisburg-based entity has entered into a 10-year partnership with the Penn State College of Medicine and affiliated Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center to do research on medical …

Police say family filed false report over wallet theft: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Lower Swatara Township woman and her son face charges after they allegedly falsely told police that the son’s wallet was stolen and his information used to open two cellphone accounts, …

Fourth-quarter honor rolls announced for Lower Dauphin High School

Lower Dauphin High School recently announced its distinguished honor roll and honor roll for the fourth period. Distinguished Honor Roll requires all “A’s” or perfect marks. For the …
Editorials

Early loan repayment great chance to help businesses: Editorial

We know that the large chunk of money recently repaid to the borough of Middletown by the Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works isn’t a true windfall. After all, the $1.5 million was a …
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Cuenca vs. Chisinau: Ex-pat praises new home: Ed O'Connor

Coming from the relatively cool temperatures in Cuenca, Ecuador, to the summer heat of Chisinau, Moldova, climatically similar to Pennsylvania, will take some adjustment. Wow, has it been hot! …

State budget better than expected, but worse than hoped: Nathan Benefield

Have you ever remembered you have company coming over in an hour and your house is a mess? That’s usually how it works for me. Panicking, I fill up a jumbo-size garbage bag with trash, quickly …

Yes, we have a problem at the border ... it’s us: Robert Koehler

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from …
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