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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …
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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 …

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 …

Blue Raider football team travels to Northern York, comes home with victory

Perhaps it was fitting that the Blue Raiders had to turn in a workmanlike effort on Labor Day weekend in a well-earned 29-6 victory at Northern York High School on Friday night. After all, the …

Recalling my Woods & Waters duck mentors: Tom Shank

Woods & Waters mentors are those individuals that have made a lasting impact on you. They knew how to do things and if you needed advice, they were the ones to turn to. They were always …

Raiders keep rolling; Lower Dauphin is no match for Middletown in Iron Spike Bowl

Lower Dauphin showed some offensive and defensive muscle at the start of Friday’s season opener against Middletown at Hersheypark Stadium, jumping out to a 7-0 lead halfway through the first …

New coach leading Blue Raiders field hockey team, optimistic for improvement

A new coach, relying on a team dominated by upperclassmen, is hoping to turn around the fortunes of the Middletown Area High School field hockey team. Sierra Lenker is taking over the Blue Raiders …
Local news

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 …

Bank scam had text messages threatening death: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown residents should be on the lookout for yet another bank scam, this one involving text messages. Police on Sept. 4 received a report from a borough man who said he had gotten a text on …

Area competitors win top awards at Dauphin County 4-H Fair

Several area competitors excelled in the Dauphin County 4-H Fair held last month at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Members came together to exhibit projects they have been working on for …

Suspicious piece of luggage leads to bomb-sniffing dog being called out in Middletown

A suspicious suitcase found in Middletown is cause for concern by borough police anytime of year. But finding one on the morning of the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks …

With school back in session, be aware of bus safety rules

School is back in session, which means children are riding school buses again. What should drivers do when driving behind buses? According to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, drivers …
Editorials

Child care ultimately is parents’ responsibility: Editorial

The Middletown Area School District isn’t going to solve the issue of a scarcity of before- and after-school child care. It’s not really its role to do so, although it is a benefit …
Columnists

Learn about diversity in our community and how we are better for it: Susannah Gal

While I have talked several times about my love of dancing, I have not talked much about one of my other pastimes — quilting. I’ve not done a lot of quilting, although I really …

Shed light on rights of new workers: Charles Mitchell

Labor Day marked 10 weeks since the Supreme Court ruled in Janus vs. AFSCME that government employees should not be forced to pay a union or risk losing their jobs. In Pennsylvania, that means …

We must work hard to close our cultural gap: James Miller

How can elites stop another Donald Trump from ascending to the top of the political hierarchy? I know outside the Washington beltway and the isle of Manhattan, the question is perturbing, maybe …
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