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Small plane airlifted by helicopter out of Susquehanna River: PHOTOS and VIDEO

A small six-seat single-engine plane was pulled from the Susquehanna River on Wednesday, almost two weeks after it crashed there. The plane had been visible from Water Street off Route 441 in …

Vendors and many longtime shoppers recall the good times at Saturday's Market

Jessica Owens has been coming to Saturday’s Market since she was a youngster. “My dad, who recently passed away, used to bring me out here all the time on Saturday mornings when I was …

Middletown woman to be sponsor of new ship, USS Harrisburg

Middletown resident Alexandra Curry has been chosen  to sponsor a ship the Navy is building to be named the USS Harrisburg, to honor Harrisburg and the people of central …

Lower Dauphin seniors Ebersole and Singh win monthly student honors

Two Lower Dauphin High School seniors recently received monthly honors. Natasha Ebersole was recently selected as the Hummelstown Women’s Club’s Young Woman of the Month for …

Beloved Middletown Area High School teacher’s artwork to be displayed at museum

By Dan Miller danmiller@pressandjournal.com Gladys Lehman was an accomplished artist. But that’s not why she was beloved as a teacher at Middletown Area High School. She was so …

Teenager allegedly threatened to open fire at Middletown Area High School, gets arrested

A 16-year-old Middletown boy has been charged with making terroristic threats after he allegedly threatened to shoot up Middletown Area High School. According to police, it was reported at 5:57 …

Switchblade found on HIA passenger; $14,000 in tools stolen at quarry: Lower Swatara Police Roundup

A Middletown woman has been charged with three counts of access device fraud after she allegedly took a woman’s debit card and used it to make $118.53 in purchases at Sheetz and Turkey Hill. …

Swatara Township man faces 24 charges after police chase that ends in Highspire

A Swatara Township man faces 24 charges following a chase that started in Lower Swatara Township at 2:43 a.m. Oct. 6 and ended in Highspire. Cory Angel Marroquin, 29, of the 1000 block of Monroe …
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Raiders rebound, ruin Trinity’s Homecoming; offense totals more than 500 yards in 33-9 victory

The Middletown Blue Raiders bounced back into the win column with a 33-9 victory over host Trinity on Friday night, a week after suffering their first loss of the season to Milton Hershey. Jose …

MAHS volleyball in solid position for postseason play

The Middletown volleyball team stands at 11-4 on the season and is in great shape to make the postseason with two matches remaining. They are No. 4 in the PIAA District 3 AA power rankings. The …

Middletown field hockey gets most wins since 2011

The Middletown field hockey team wrapped up its season Thursday with a 9-0 win against the York County School of Technology, getting to 5 wins on the season — the most it has had since …

Blue Raider boys soccer squad downs Susquehanna Township

The Blue Raiders’ boys soccer team capped off the season on the road at East Pennsboro on Tuesday, going into the game with a 4-13 record. A postseason birth was unlikely as they ranked No. …

Turnovers key in 1st home loss since 2015 for MAHS; Raiders fall to Milton Hershey

The Middletown football team had stung itself at times during the first six games of the 2019 season. The Blue Raiders were able to overcome most of those miscues while running off to a 6-0 …

Middletown volleyball moves to 8-3, sits at No. 4 in power rankings

The Middletown volleyball team beat Milton Hershey 25-14, 23-25, 25-17, 25-14 on Oct. 1. They stand at 8-3, No. 4 in the PIAA District 3 AA power rankings. The top eight teams make the …

Raider field hockey gets fourth win on the season

The Middletown field hockey team picked up its fourth win of the season Thursday at Spring Grove, 2-0. The Raiders stand at 4-10-1 on the season. Paige Burger scored her first career goal vs. …

MAHS mini-stadium with synthetic field likely on track for fall 2020

By Laura Hayes laurahayes@pressandjournal.com and Phyllis Zimmerman Special to the Press & Journal Middletown Area School District’s synthetic turf mini-stadium might be ready …
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Accident in Route 283 work zone; man allegedly unconscious at wheel: Police and Courts Roundup

State Police charged a Mechanicsburg man with DUI and other offenses after police said he crashed his Jeep Grand Cherokee in a work zone on Route 283 east in Londonderry Township and then fled the …

Actor Sean Astin, 'Lord of the Rings,' 'Goonies' and 'Rudy' star, to speak at Penn State Harrisburg

Actor Sean Astin will visit Penn State Harrisburg at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss his battle with bipolar disorder, mental health awareness, his activism on campus, and more. The event will take …

Time of special meeting about MASD enrollment, elementaries changed because of parade conflict

The time for the special Middletown Area School Board meeting Thursday, Oct. 17, has been changed because it originally conflicted with the annual Lower Swatara Halloween Parade. Both the meeting …

Wounded officer hailed as ‘true hero’; DA says police responded to domestic dispute, man opened fire

A Lower Swatara police officer was shot late Monday after police responded to a domestic disturbance at a residence in the 100 block of Bentley Lane. The injured officer was Timothy Shea, Dauphin …

Middletown 7-Eleven robbed by man with a knife; police want your help, seek video

The 7-Eleven at 12 E. Main St. in Middletown was robbed by a man wielding a knife late Sunday night, police reported. The suspect shown was described as a black man in his 40s or 50s wearing a …

Sale leads to new life for former Middletown restaurant; Midtown Pizza owner buys Black Horse

Say goodbye Black Horse Tavern - and hello to “Old Coaly Pub.” The owner of Midtown Pizza, Massimiliano “Max” Randazzo, has purchased the Black Horse and plans to reopen it …

1.2-million-square-foot warehouse planned for land behind Saturday's Market

A 1.2 million-square-foot warehouse is being planned behind Saturday’s Market along Route 230 in Londonderry Township. Core5 Industrial Partners submitted land development plans for the …
Editorials

Suez, borough must seek common ground: Editorial

We are not lawyers, but it would be increasingly helpful if we were as we continue to sort out the ever-strained relationship between the Middletown Water Joint Venture and the borough of …
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Don’t overlook everything library has to offer: Susannah Gal

Have you checked out our local library recently? If not, you should. I’ve talked previously about the wonderful things we have in town such as the library. I was impressed again this past …

Citizens must use power, take action to remove Trump from presidency: Wim Laven

Familiarize yourself with the hashtag #OutNow. It is refusefacism.org’s message: “In the name of humanity we refuse to accept a fascist America!” The group’s goal is …

Water, sewer upkeep for borough a must through Suez joint venture: Don Correll

One of the most challenging concepts to understand about the water and wastewater industry is that, in order to build a sustainable future, it is critical to expect the unexpected. Like so many …
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