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Fulling Mill Road Dairy Queen may reopen; eatery closed after inspection issues, but 2 are interested

The Dairy Queen Brazier at 1100 Fulling Mill Road in Lower Swatara Township is closed, but two people are interested in reopening it. The two prospective new owners are going through a process …

Man charged after making video stabbing victim’s teddy bear: Police and Courts Roundup

Middletown police charged a Williamsport man after he made a video showing him stabbing a teddy bear that he had earlier bought for the victim. Jordan Lee Long, 24, on March 1 made the video on …

TMI Alert wants action over nuclear reactor’s steam generators

The watchdog group TMI Alert has filed a petition with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, requesting NRC take an “enforcement action” concerning steam generators that were installed in …

Police: Man brought kids to help with scrap metal theft at TE Connectivity; almost 700 pounds taken

A Harrisburg man faces numerous charges after police say he illegally took almost 700 pounds of scrap metal from TE Connectivity — and brought along two young boys to help him do …

Penn State students, landlords meet to talk zoning prohibition

If three unrelated veterans needing housing wanted to live in the same house in Middletown, they’d be breaking the law. That was among comments heard during a meeting held at Penn State …

Londonderry gives $10,331 from Stars & Stripes Salute to VA Medical Center

The Londonderry Township Board of Supervisors presented a check for $10,331.59 on Feb. 4 to the Lebanon VA Medical Center from funds raised from the township’s Stars & Stripes Salute. …

Quarantine for Spotted Lanternfly extended into county; checks coming

The quarantine zone for the Spotted Lanternfly has been expanded to include Dauphin County, following the state Department of Agriculture receiving reports of a population of the fly in the county, …

Redding reading: State ag secretary visits Kunkel

State Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding visited Kunkel Elementary School on Monday as part of  Pennsylvania Ag Literacy Week, which is celebrated March 18-22. The week helps students …
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It's a whole new game: Raiders' Garza breaks new ground with scholarship for esports at LVC

Mason Garza likes to remind his mom, Robyn, that he used to get yelled at for playing video games. Especially since the Middletown Area High School senior just received a $2,500 annual …

Blue Raider Brunner finishes sixth at state bowling championship

Cody Brunner, a junior at Middletown Area High School, placed sixth at the Pennsylvania State High School Bowling Championships on Friday at Dutch Lanes in Ephrata. He rolled games of …

MAHS baseball team will try to replace key players

The Middletown baseball program went through a transition period last spring when Mike Lupia took over the reins following the resignation of Steve Shuleski. Lupia, a Middletown and Indiana …

Mayoral Madness basketball set for March 29

It’s March Madness time, meaning it’s once again time for Mayoral Madness in Middletown. This will be the fifth year in a row for the tradition launched by Mayor James H. Curry III, …

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 …

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 …
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Hit-and-run and DUI cases reported; part of bleachers stolen: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Harrisburg man faces DUI-related charges after his vehicle allegedly got stuck on a median. Daniel Rodriguez, 40, has been charged with DUI and institutional vandalism. At 4:07 a.m. March …

MAHS team advances on BrainBusters television show

The Middletown Area High School Quiz Team recently defeated Spring Grove to advance to Round 3 of the WGAL 8 BrainBusters competition. Quiz Teams from 41 high schools in Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, …

Lower Dauphin Middle School announces 2nd-quarter honor roll

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

Middletown Area High School honors Koser and Wagner as students of the month

The March Middletown Area High School Students of the Month are Jocilyn Koser and Clayton Wagner. Jocilyn is the daughter of Antonio Koser and LaSonda Dixon. She is an honor roll student who is …

Arrest made in drug overdose death in South Union Street apartment

The Middletown Police Department on Tuesday arrested Joseph Alan Tozer, 32, in connection with the drug overdose death of Carla Nelson.Nelson, 47, died in her apartment at 21 S. Union St. on …

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 …

UPDATE: Police release name of woman who died in Middletown drug overdose on Thursday

Middletown police are investigating the drug overdose 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 police said Thursday …
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Competition is good; thank you to the candidates: Editorial

Competition is a good thing in just about every undertaking in life. Elections are no exception. Contested races lead to more in-depth discussions of issues. They allow voters to get to know …
Columnists

Nuclear power is in a struggle just to survive: John LaForge

Donald Trump says “America will never be a socialist country.” Too late. We already have socialism for the rich, with the nuclear power industry as a prime example. On a level …

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 …
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