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Imagine that: Let’s Pretend is aimed at getting youngsters active

The seats are for a make-believe theater, but for Kerri Meyer, the memories these seats contain are very real. Meyer is co-owner of Let’s Pretend, a business on Brown Street in Middletown …

‘Ping’ man to discuss World War II sonar experiences

When Kenneth Fidler was born in 1925, sonar technology was still in its infancy. By the time Fidler was drafted in March 1943, it had become an indispensable tool for the U.S. Navy. Fidler, a …

Lower Dauphin students, staff to present technology fair

To showcase the use of technology in Lower Dauphin’s curriculum, students and staff will present a technology fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 1, at the high school. The event is free …

Cuban Embassy first secretary visiting Penn State Harrisburg on April 5

Miguel Fraga — the first secretary of the Cuban Embassy in Washington, D.C., since diplomatic relations were re-established between Cuba and the United States — will visit Penn State Harrisburg …

Press & Journal wins 6 Keystone journalism awards

The Press & Journal won six 2017 Keystone Press Awards, including three first-place honors, in results announced Thursday by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. “We certainly don’t do what …

Three shot at River House Bar and Grill in Londonderry Township

Three people were shot at the River House Bar and Grill on East Harrisburg Pike in Londonderry Township early Friday. Two are in critical condition, according to the Pennsylvania State …

Middletown police might soon start patrolling on bicycles

You may soon start seeing Middletown police officers patrolling on bicycles. A community bicycle patrol is in the works, Interim Police Chief George Mouchette told the Middletown Borough Council …

Dauphin County officially changes Middletown polling location

The Dauphin County Board of Elections on Thursday approved a polling place change for Middletown borough’s 1st Ward/2nd Precinct, from the Community Building Auditorium at Emaus and Catherine …

Dauphin County grows slightly in latest population numbers

Dauphin County has grown 2.1 percent since 2010, while the state has only grown 0.6 percent, according to numbers released Thursday by the Pennsylvania State Data Center, located at Penn State …

Middletown Public Library science fiction book club goes international

Science fiction buffs near and far are invited to join an unique online book club moderated by the director of the Middletown Public Library. John Grayshaw, a self-described “avid science …
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Soccer Shots grows, wants to build Lower Swatara headquarters

Press And Journal Staff Jason Webb grew up playing soccer for Cedar Cliff High School in Cumberland County, and he played well enough to continue competing as an adult, first with the team at …

Blue Raiders win, advance to state 4A quarterfinals

The Middletown Blue Raiders held off Greater Johnstown on Thursday night at Chambersburg High School to advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A PIAA state basketball tournament. Middletown, …

Seniors Orner, Carson wrap up MAHS bowling careers

 The Middletown bowling team hosted Northern on Thursday, Feb. 23, at ABC East Lanes, and it was senior recognition day for Middletown’s two seniors and co-captains, Mitch Carson and Caleb Orner. …

Rough time in Philly as Middletown loses, Jasper’s career ends

The Middletown girls basketball team lost to Neumann-Goretti on Saturday in the 2017 PIAA AAA girls state tournament, ending their season and the career of Bianca Jasper, one of the most prolific …

Middletown boys get ready for Thursday game in state tournament after beating Danville

The Middletown boys basketball team stepped into the PIAA picture on Saturday and came away with a 71-56 victory over Danville Area High School in the first round, bringing home their first state …
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Photos: Enjoying free Italian ice on the first day of spring

Every year, Rita's marks the first day of spring by giving away free Italian Ice. Here are some pictures from Steelton.

Templeton, Ocker are Middletown Area High School students of the month

Erin Templeton and Caleb Amos Ocker are the Middletown Area High School Students of the Month for March. Templeton is the daughter of Mark and Dawn Templeton She is involved in volleyball, …

Costs still coming in for snow removal

No preliminary cost estimates for the March 14 snowstorm are available yet from officials of Londonderry and Lower Swatara townships and the borough of Middletown. However, officials plan to …

Lower Swatara Police Roundup: Bail set at $500,000 for crack cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamines

Police filed an array of drug charges against three people in a case where investigators found and confiscated several ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamines, prescription drugs, drug …

Steelton man arrested for trying to sell heroin in Middletown

Middletown police arrested a Steelton man on drug charges after he allegedly was caught attempting to sell heroin to a confidential informant on the borough Thursday, March 9. Borough police said …

From the Vault: News from the Friday, March 22, 1940, edition of the Press & Journal

Court grants local man petition to bring wife into court (front page of the Annville Courier)Through a petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed in the local courts late on Tuesday, which was …
Editorials

The heroin epidemic continues to grow, so what can be done?: Editorial

We are in the middle of an epidemic. Cold, hard facts bear it out. Drug overdose deaths, with heroin leading the way, are killing at a higher rate than ever before. Coroner Graham S. Hetrick …
Columnists

Numbers add up for property tax elimination: Mike Folmer

During my travels throughout the 48th Senate District, I hear a persistent drumbeat: “Eliminate school property taxes.” Not partial elimination or reduced school property taxes — total …

It’s time to end special-interest loophole: Jessica Barnett

Public resources and political activity are like oil and water — they don’t mix.That’s what we’re told, but the truth might surprise you.Because of a legal carveout for …

Without these 3 things being agreed upon, forget about police talks: Richard Brandt

There have been several articles and letters written recently about combining the police departments from Lower Swatara Township and Middletown borough. I would like to add to that discussion. I …
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Give permits to park for apartment residents: Reader View

Why does Middletown borough refuse to give parking permits to the residents of Middletown Interfaith Apartments at 107 Mill St.? Yes, the apartments do have parking spaces. Unfortunately, we only …

The ill-effects of TMI linger almost 40 years later: Reader View

Loud few don’t speak for all on PSU students: Kapenstein letter

Uncle George is out of his coma, can’t take 2017

Press And Journal article was misleading on police meeting

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