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Skeletal remains of man found in Londonderry Twp. Oct. 18

The skeletal remains of a man found in a remote swampy wooded area near Swatara Creek Road could be the remains of a man who has been missing in Lower Swatara Township for several months, …

Harrisburg man charged with providing drugs that led to Lower Swatara Township drug death

A charge of drug delivery resulting in death has been added to those a Harrisburg man faces for having sold the heroin that authorities say led to the overdose of a man in Lower Swatara Township on …

Halloween parade winners announced: Who won for cutest costume, best large float and other categories?

Here are the winners in the Kiwanis Club of Middletown's 65th annual Middletown Halloween Parade for 2018. Judges Prize First place: Girl Scout Cookie Boxes by Girls Scouts in the Heart of PA …

Middletown police seek driver of vehicle that hit 15-year-old boy on bicycle

Middletown police are asking for help regarding a hit-and-run that injured a 15-year-old bicyclist at South Union and Mill streets at about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. The boy was taken by …

Middletown Halloween parade: Photo Gallery

The annual Kiwanis Halloween  parade was  held in Middletown on Tuesday.

Middletown resident, infant daughter killed in I-83 crash; police say truck driver was drunk

A Middletown man and his 16-month-old daughter died Friday in a crash on Interstate 83 that was caused by a truck driver who told State Police he drank five double-shot margaritas and two or three …

Fundraiser is Saturday for victims of Highspire fire; two police officers praised for trying to save baby

HIGHSPIRE — The first thing she noticed was the flickering lights in the laundry room. Kristen Gassert had just sat down in the kitchen of her parents’ home in Highspire on Sept. 1 …

Bicyclist hit by truck, killed on Route 230

A 21-year-old man was killed while riding a bicycle in an accident on Route 230 near Saturday’s Market in Londonderry Township on Saturday, Oct. 13, according to published reports. The man …
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Local sports

Happy Homecoming: Blue Raiders run wild over winless Trinity, 42-0

The sky cleared, football fans got a whiff of real football weather and the Blue Raiders treated the large home crowd to a 42-0 shutout victory over visiting Trinity High School on Saturday in the …

Blue Raider boys soccer avenges loss to Susquehanna Township

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Middletown Blue Raiders boys soccer team blanked the Susquehanna Township Indians, 2-0, on Oct. 9 but lost 3-1 to Trinity on Monday to move …

Middletown volleyball wins pair in push for playoffs

The Middletown volleyball team won two matches and lost one in the last week to stand at 7-8 on the season, fighting it out for the last playoff spot in PIAA District III Class 2A. The Blue …

Middletown field hockey winless on season

The Blue Raiders field hockey team is 0-15-1 after three losses in the last week. The game Friday against East Pennsboro was a 7-0 loss, with 10 saves by Natasha Manfred. The Blue Raiders lost …

Seven Sorrows youth football gets 3 big wins

The Seven Sorrows Eagles traveled to Gettysburg for three big games against the Warriors on Saturday in CFA Youth Football League play. All three Eagles teams had a chance to clinch division …

Middletown field hockey loses pair of games

The Middletown field hockey team fell twice in the last week to stand at 0-12-1 on the season. The team lost at home to Bishop McDevitt on Oct. 2, 7-0. “We performed slightly better than …

Blue Raiders volleyball loses four matches

The Blue Raiders volleyball team had a rough week, losing four matches to fall to 5-7 on the season. Middletown lost in four games at Milton Hershey on Oct. 2, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21, and …

Blue Raiders boys soccer team battles hard, but drops two of three

By Mitch Spear Special to the Press & Journal The Middletown Blue Raiders soccer showed many signs of improved play in the last week, but still found it difficult to get wins. They went …
Local news

House candidates Mehaffie, Linta to answer questions

A question-and-answer session for the two candidates vying to represent Middletown area voters in the 106th House District will be held at Penn State Harrisburg on Tuesday, Oct. 23. Free and open …

$30,000 in Apple products stolen; animal neglect citation: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A spokesperson for FedEx Freight told police that three containers of Apple products valued at $30,000 were stolen from one of company’s buildings in the 2000 block of North Union …

Man cited after driving truck into bridge: Police and Courts Roundup

A Mechanicsburg man has been cited for driving a box truck into the Amtrak bridge at South Union and Wilson streets in Middletown shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sept. 10, and then leaving the scene without …

Dollar General on hold over 230 safety concerns

Concerns about safety on Route 230 at Deodate Road continue to slow a proposal for a new Dollar General store in Londonderry Township. The Londonderry Planning Commission tabled a final land …

2 charged after police find them passed out in car with the engine running

State Police arrested two men on drug charges after finding them passed out in a car with the engine running parked in the lot of a store at 2985 Elizabethtown Road in Conewago Township shortly after …

Grants awarded to Highspire, Lower Swatara, Londonderry from pipeline fines

Highspire and Lower Swatara and Londonderry townships have all been awarded state grants to improve water quality and stormwater management and to stabilize stream banks. Highspire is getting …

Middletown man faces charges of insurance fraud over stolen car claim

A Middletown man has been charged with insurance fraud by the Cumberland County Criminal Investigation Division. Bryan Nissley, 47, of North Union Street, filed a claim with Erie Insurance in …
Editorials

Drunken driving, senseless tragedies: Editorial

We don’t want to imagine the horror that played out on Interstate 83 on Friday night. Three people are dead because of one man’s total disregard for others, if the charges against Jack …
Columnists

Books are better when shared with a group: Susannah Gal

Do you enjoy sharing a book with someone else? I love reading. Often my favorites are mysteries and historical fiction based on real events in the past. I find it great fun to share those literary …

Ten million new trees can help stem tide of state’s rushing waters: Harry Campbell

Drone photographer John Pavoncello has pictured the Susquehanna River during its gentle rolling in the spring and bulging with jagged ice flows in winter. But it was his fly-over during an angry, …

Kavanaugh vote a positive, but may hurt unity in U.S.: James Miller

The Kavanaugh contretemps is over. And what did our nation get for all the trouble? No unalloyed good, that’s for sure. The fruits of the protracted publicity war are all rotten: …
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