beach guide; heroes welcome; Honor for Kisses: Good morning, Pennsylvania


What you need to know today, Thursday April 7, 2022.

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High: 52; Low: 45. Rain.

Middletown Firefighter Shawn Menear is greeted by firefighters, friends and family as he returns to his Royalton home after months of hospitalization for injuries sustained in a fatal house fire. (Photo by Sean Simmers,

Kill Shot: Two people were shot dead and a third injured during a domestic violence situation at a home in New Cumberland, officials say.

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Heroes Welcome: Volunteer firefighter Shawn Menear was released from a rehabilitation center in Philadelphia yesterday after suffering third-degree burns and other injuries in a deadly house fire in Dauphin County. He says he’s more than ready to be home.

Beach guide: If you’re planning to hit the beach this summer, we’ve got some information for you: Delaware Beaches, Ocean City (Md.) and Jersey Shore Travel Guides.

Hershey Kisses on display at Giant Food Store in Hampden Twp. (Deb Kiner/, file)

Upper kiss: Hershey’s Kisses could become the official state candy.

  • See also: Customers are suing Burger King for saying Whoppers are too small

Bakery + more: Two friends join forces to bring a bakery cafe and private party venue to Derry Township, close to Hersheypark and the Tanger Outlets.

  • See also: Kit Kat introduces the Blueberry Muffin Flavor

Mexican food: Plaza Azteca, a chain of Mexican restaurants, opens in the former TGI Friday’s on Carlisle Pike in Hampden Township. Renovation works are in progress.

  • See also: However, Friendly’s Cuts’ menu adds a dozen new items
Reynolds Wrap Candy Coated Ham

From left are the marshmallow ham, jelly bean ham, and sour candy ham. (Reynolds Wrap photo)

Events: We Know Where the Eggs Hide: Here’s a list of Easter egg hunts, bunny visits, and more this season in central Pennsylvania. Easter is on April 17th.

Sweet ham: Reynolds is offering some unusual ham recipes this season, all of which cover the meat in candy. There are jelly bean, sour candy, and marshmallow versions.

Athletics: It’s going to be a busy spring as fast runners and athletes try to beat their personal bests. We list the top ranked girls and boys from the Mid-Penn Conference.

Golf: Tiger Woods, surprisingly back at the Masters after a near-fatal fall, is in the spotlight at the golf tournament. He plays and says he thinks he can win.


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