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  1. Steelton Youth in Action holds kick off event for after school programRead the original story w/Photo

    20 hrs ago |

    Students huddled around a helium tank, where they inflated colorful balloons and tied them to ribbon. Two men dressed in cartoon character costumes waved to children, stopping occasionally for photos as they roamed the cafeteria.


  2. Dauphin County residents cautioned to beware rabid animalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 20 |

    Steelton Community Cats has issued a warning encouraging residents in the Steelton and Swatara Township areas to be aware of the potential for rabid animals. Residents are encouraged to act with extreme caution around wild animals, after a feral cat was brought to the nonprofit's Trap-Neuter-Return program with neurological symptoms.


  3. Police search for suspect who used gun to rob Family Dollar Store in SteeltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 19 |

    Steelton police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred late Tuesday at the Family Dollar Store in the 800 block of South Front Street. A male suspect entered the store just before 10 p.m. He pointed a handgun at a store clerk and said, "Give me all the phones.


  4. Steelton Borough Council could issue max $8 million in bonds for street, firehouse projectsRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 17 |

    Steelton Borough Council on Monday voted unanimously to move forward with issuing up to $8 million in new bonds to pay for the firehouse improvement project, the stormwater utility project on Pine and Harrisburg streets, and to refinance the borough's 2006 bonds. The borough's outstanding debt on the 2006 bonds is worth about $3.4 million, Borough Manager Sara Gellatly said.


  5. Remembering Dale Maljevac: 'always a kind and generous man'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 16 |

    Dale E. Maljevac was a registered nurse, most recently for Life Lion at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He was a former employee of American Can Co.


  6. Taxis mount opposition in advance of cab service Uber's Pa. expansionRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 14 |

    Drivers with the Taxi Workers Alliance of Pennsylvania protest on near Love Park in Philadelphia Oct. 8, in advance of the state's Public Utility Commission vote to conditionally approve Uber X's application to operate in many other parts of the state. Pennsylvania cab companies are preparing to fight the advance of ride-share companies in the wake of UberX receiving an experimental license to operate across much of the state.


  7. 'The wonder in their eyes is unforgettable': Area optometrists, Rotary Club give gift of sight to studentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 13 |

    A Harrisburg School District student has her eyes examined during last year's Rotary Club Vision Expo, during which area optometrists volunteered to do the exams and glasses were provided for students who needed them. "Eighty percent of what a child learns is learned visually so it is imperative that a child's vision is clear,'' said optometrist Joseph Rebman A Harrisburg child who was about to see well for the first time in his life left optometrist Dr. Amy Spotts with a sight she will never forget.


  8. Steelton man receives federal prison term in gun, drug caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 12 |

    A Steelton man was sentenced to more than 7 years in federal prison Wednesday on illegal weapons and drug charges. U.S. Attorney Peter J. Smith said Donnell Thomas , 27, was sentenced by U.S. Middle District Senior Judge William W. Caldwell to 87 months behind bars on his guilty pleas to counts of illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and narcotics possession.


  9. Remembering Garrett Punch III: 'hardworking, intelligent and special person'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 10 |

    Garrett F. Punch III was a former commercial pilot and retired as general finance manager for GMAC Harrisburg after 40 years of service. He also had worked for Keystone Auto Auction.


  10. More than $31,000 put toward studying Swatara Street retaining wall in SteeltonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 |

    After concerns were raised about cracking at the base and height of a retaining wall on Swatara Street, Steelton Borough Council members on Monday night approved more than $31,000 for a yearlong study of the wall. Herbert, Rowland & Grubic, the borough's engineering firm, will conduct three separate observations in the next year.


  11. Low cost pet vaccines will be available in Swatara Township: Pet CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 3 |

    Steelton Community Cats is sponsoring a low-cost cat and dog vaccine clinic 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the Swatara Township Municipal Building, 599 Eisenhower Blvd. at the Public Safety Building. Registration begins at 10:30 a.m. First come first served.


  12. Remembering Martin Bangert Jr.: 'a good and honest man'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 2 |

    Martin "Marty" Bangert Jr. was retired from the former Bethlehem Steel Corp. with 35 years of service and as a security officer for Dauphin County with 28 years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War; a life member of American Legion Post 420, St. Mary's Club and 5th Ward Republican Club, all of Steelton and Penbrook VFW Post 1718; and a member of Bressler Friendship Club, Verhovay Home Association, Harrisburg, and Gettysburg Loyal Order of the Moose.


  13. Pennsylvania Governor Tom CorbettRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 29 |

    Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett and wife Susan pose for a photo by Dy'Mond Simmons-Settles, 8 of Steelton, at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region. Corbett, as his first official act as governor, visited the center chatting with staff and children.


  14. Zoey's Fun Run assists York County pet parents in financial need: Pet CalendarRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 27, 2014 |

    Zoey's 5k Fun Run and 1-mile dog walk will be held Nov. 2 at John Rudy Park, 400 Mundis Mill Road, Springettsbury Township. Registration begins at 9 a.m., the 5k begins at 10 and the 1-mile dog walk begins at 10:10.


  15. Police clear Steelton Highspire schools placed on lock down ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Police cleared two Steelton Highspire School District schools Thursday afternoon after the buildings were placed on lock down for reports of a suspicious person in the area. Swatara Township police responded to reports of the person about 2 p.m. along the district property in the 200 block of Reynders Avenue, according to a news release from the township police.


  16. Harrisburg area man wanted on drug charges found with suspected marijuana during arrest, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 23, 2014 |

    Justin O. Ferrell, 28, was arrested Wednesday in Steelton on an outstanding warrant related to drug charges, according to police. Steelton police and authorities with the U.S. Marshals took Justin O. Ferrell, 28, into custody around 7:45 a.m. Ferrell was found at a residence in the 400 block of Swatara Street, police said.


  17. Steelton Borough Council meeting canceledRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 |

    Borough Council would not have a quorum of its members and it couldn't conduct business, council President Jeffrey Wright said.


  18. Steelton-Highspire High School Homecoming Dance 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 18, 2014 |

    Shaquan Betton, left, and Carel Murphy at the Steelton-Highspire High School homecoming dance held at the school in Steelton, Saturday, October 18, 2014.


  19. State Police Report - October 18, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 11, 2014 |

    A 26-year-old Steelton man was stopped by state police for speeding at 12:55 p.m., Oct. 1, on Route 11/15 at N. Front Street, Liverpool. He subsequently was arrested for suspicion of DUI.


  20. Cocoa Diner, Derry Twp.; Jazz on Front, Steelton, and other Dauphin County restaurant inspections: Sept. 14-20Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 14, 2014 |

    The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture oversees restaurant inspections in the state. Inspection reports are "snapshots" of the day and time the inspections took place.


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