In the Outhouse

Taxes by Day, Darts by Night

A BullShooting Champ

“My living room was designed around dart boards. Everything else went around them,” says Hummelstown’s resident dart champion Toby Simko. Ten years ago, after a lifetime of watching his mother and stepfather play darts in a local league, Simko picked up the game and discovered his expertise in the sport. In May, Simko attended and placed first in his first […]

DTSD v. Foundation

Mad About Money

For years, the issue has festered. For years, Derry Township School District has argued that it wasn’t getting its fair share of money from the Hershey “entities,” the tightly knit web of trusts and organizations left behind by Milton Hershey when he died in 1945. But those debates – over the amusement tax, over property values, over the rightful uses […]

From Where I Sit

Spent an interesting day Saturday, July 30. Our Central Pennsylvania Antique Arms Association decided to take our annual member’s bus trip to the National Museum of the Marine Corps, located at Triangle, Virginia. The club holds a couple of gun shows every year at the Monaghan Fire Hall outside Dillsburg and each year members are treated to a free bus […]

Letters to the Editor

First, a bit of bad news mixed with a lot of good news… Ed Ponessa – our much loved and highly respected sports editor – is retiring from that position as of the start of the fall sports season. Ed has been covering local sports for more than three decades, and no one else has his encyclopedic knowledge of Sun […]

You First

On Sunday, July 31, the Patriot-News finally showed its true colors, sending out its senior columnist, Nancy Eshelman, to argue in favor of a “commuter tax” to somehow solve Harrisburg’s financial mess. Eshelman – whose book now stands at 2,481,318 on Amazon’s bestseller list, just 2,441,360 positions behind “The Humanure Handbook: A Guide to Composting Human Manure” – offered an […]

Piccola’s Report

Central Pennsylvania is home to a very special house where families can receive compassionate lodging, nourishment and support all under one roof during the stressful times of a child’s illness. This “house that love built” – known as the Ronald McDonald House – is a hidden gem that provides the essentials of home and so much more to many parents […]

Castaway Critter of the Week

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Police News

The information here is based on official police reports. Charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases. PALMYRA ASSAULT CHARGE Edward Demko of East Cypress Street was charged with simple assault following an alleged incident on the 800 block of East Cypress Street, Wednesday, July 27, around 5:20 p.m. The alleged incident involved a female, police said. ACCUSED […]