2019-08-15 E-Edition


Elizabethtown firefighter John Halbleib looks on following a blaze that destroyed the home of a family of four in West Donegal Township on Aug. 11. A neighbor (left) works to wipe debris from a family photograph that was recovered from the home. For more on the fire and how to help the family, see Page 4. Photos: Drew Weidman.

Allegations of Abuse


Allegations of abusive behavior against children during a Derry Township sports camp prompted officials to cancel the camp and sever a 10-year-old contract with the company that provided its counselors. The accusations from one local mother resulted in an investigation by local police and a review by the District Attorney’s office, according to officials. But no criminal charges were filed. […]

For sale or …


It has sat vacant for years overlooking the rolling fields between Waltonville and Bullfrog Valley roads in Derry Township. It would make a nice home for someone, if not for any other reason, but for the beautiful view. But is the “zombie house” on Wood Road for sale? The owner of the property says no, but he told The Sun […]

New Owner at AACA Building

The Antique Automobile Club of American (AACA) appears to have found buyers for its national headquarters building on West Governor Road in Hershey. Scott Campbell, co-owner of Brownstone Real Estate, said his company has a deal in the works with the AACA to purchase the property and hopes to close in the spring or summer of 2020. The former AACA […]

Remembering Baby Weston

It’s been a tough month here at The Sun and we thank you for bearing with us and for all your compassion and understanding. The loss of any life is really hard, especially a new life. This space is normally reserved for my opinion, view or prognostication on a variety of subjects, but somehow, this week, that just didn’t seem […]

Letters to the Editor

It’s been a couple of weeks shy of a year, August 15, 2018, when two Norfolk Southern railroad cars derailed on the tracks behind the Reese plant. The cars are still there; their wheels still next to the track. There doesn’t seem to be a record on the NTSB website that this ever happened, yet the day it occurred crews […]

From Where I Sit

Sitting here on Ocracoke Island, North Carolina, looking out the window of our condo at Pamlico Sound on the bay side of the island on an overcast day. We’ve had some rain showers the past couple of days, but the locals aren’t complaining. Unlike things at home in Hershey and Hummelstown, where we’ve had a wet summer, it’s been rather […]

Notes from the Mayor

I don’t know if it’s an age thing of having my toe in the political waters but I seem to be more observant of the people I see at different events. Here’s my point. Last month when I was back at the Grantville Carnival helping out on Saturday evening, I got to see a lot of different people. What really […]

Airman Corgan Paulovich