A Bevy of Ballers

Big Red Stalls

While 7-Eleven Moves

Just four days before it was scheduled to appear before the Derry Township Planning Commission with a plan for a new store on Middletown Road, Sheetz said it needs more time. The meeting was slated for Tuesday, Feb. 7, with the new Sheetz store being the only item on the agenda. The meeting was canceled, and Derry Township Di­rector of […]


Silver for Sister

‘It Was Strange’

Twenty-five years ago, Sister Eileen Marie McGowan came home to Hershey. She had left after graduation from Lebanon Catholic High School and returned, with 14 years of classroom experience, to become principal of St. Joan of Arc School, her Alma Mater. Her 25 years of service have prompted the school to celebrate. St. Joan of Arc School’s Third Annual Night […]

Letters to the Editor

Before we dive into the mailbag, one of our photographers, Nate Merkel, has a request, actually two… Nate’s looking for locations of bird feeders to shoot photos of, well, birds. If you’d like to volunteer your feeder, call us at 566-3251 or email us at news@thesunontheweb.com. Also, Nate’s looking for people with unique collections – bottle caps, stuffed animals, antique […]

From Where I Sit

Made my annual visit to the Pennsylvania Auto Show in Harrisburg at the Farm Show complex. Once again, I talked Rosemary into accompanying me (car shows are not her favorite thing) to help gather all the latest car literature for fu­ture reading and filing away. Had to promise her a good dinner of her choice to enlist her aid. Why […]

Castaway Critter of the Week


Let us start with a given … The release of Social Security numbers and other personal information by the Derry Township Tax Collection Association on “1099” tax forms was a mistake. A big mistake. Not blunt enough? How about this? It was an recklessly negligent, unforced error that will have more than 2,000 Sun Country residents looking over their shoulders […]

Cool and Cooler

Police News

The information here is based on official police reports. Charges made may vary from the final disposition of cases. DERRY TOWNSHIP DRUG CHARGE A Hershey woman faces two drug-related charges following an alleged incident on East Chocolate Avenue, Monday, Jan. 23, around 1:50 a.m. Police charged Tiffany M. Paul of East Derry Road with possession of a small amount of […]