2019-09-12 E-Edition

Engine Inferno

This truck went up in flames after the engine bay caught fire at the intersection of Waltonville Road and the on ramp to Route 322 in Derry Township shortly before noon Tuesday, Sept. 10. For a photo of the aftermath of the fire, see Page 4. Photo: Garrett Doane.

Call Cronin Out

Fellow Derry Township School Board members asked Donna Cronin to resign. A bunch of high school lacrosse players and their parents asked her to resign. But while Cronin herself made a motion to remove herself from three board committees, she did not offer her resignation. Exactly what earned her the ire of school directors, players and parents was not clear […]

Mohler Move Muddled

Could the old Hershey Community Center located at the corner of Chocolate and Cocoa avenues become the new home of the Mohler Center? The idea has been much discussed on social media lately, and intuitively, it makes sense. The Mohler Center (aka “the Mohler Senior Center”) must vacate its current home on the Med Center campus in 2020, long before […]

Letters to the Editor

A new “Peace Pole” has been installed at the outside corner of the Spring Creek Church of the Brethren building located at 335 East Areba Avenue in Hershey. The Pole is inscribed with the prayer: “May peace prevail on earth.” The four languages on the pole are: English, Hungarian, Navajo, and Hausa (Nigeria). The Spring Creek congregation has been connected […]

Curb Appeal

I was out pulling weeds the other day when my neighbor Carol walked up to me and said, “Thank you.” “For what?” I replied. “This property hasn’t looked this good in 20 years and for that, I thank you,” she answered. As background, we moved into our current house in June after it was “flipped” by one of these companies […]

From Where I Sit

Regular readers of this column know wife Rosemary and I have spent our annual vacation on Ocracoke Island, N.C., for the past 26 years. We call several local residents now our personal friends and I often write about the island and its activities. Thus, following last week’s near direct hit on Ocracoke as a Level 2 hurricane by the name […]