2012 in review


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 3,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 7 years to get…

Best Photojournalism Photos of 2011


 Photographs taken by Debra Schell during 2011 for the Press And Journal. Click the photo to go to story. ©Press And Journal/www.pressandjournal.com

Pinnical Health Family Care Center


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Press And Journal photo- by Debra Schell
Pinnacle Health Family Care Center offers more examination rooms, a larger staff, and increased providers, which should mean shorter waiting times.

Middletown- Surrender ends police standoff


A Middletown resident with guns in his home threatened suicide, prompting police to lock down his Race Street neighborhood Tuesday morning. A police negotiator convinced the man to give up, ending a 3-hour stalemate. By Debra Schell, Jim Lewis and Garry Lenton Press And Journal Staff A Middletown man who threatened to shoot himself kept…

Down, but not out


Press And Journal Photo by Debra Schell- James Snook kisses his daughter, Kerri Twaddell, Friday afternoon as they picked through what was left of his home on Few Avenue in Middletown. In flood’s wake, a mountain of trashed memories By Jim Lewis and Debra Schell Press And Journal Staff The floodwaters have receded, leaving its…

Swept away


First an earthquake, then a hurricane, then, seemingly out of nowhere, a flood unseen since the days of Agnes, overtakes the region with devastating effect. In its wake, at least four dead, thousands forced from their homes, and damages yet to be calculated. By Jim Lewis, Debra Schell and Garry Lenton Press And Journal Staff…

Jump for Heart at Reid Elementary School


Students at Reid Elementary School participated in Jump Rope for Heart on Friday, Feb. 18. The school raised more than $9,000 for the American Heart Association to support the elimination of heart disease and stroke, said teacher Michael MacDonald, leader of the event. In it’s 10th year, Reid Elementary School has raised more than  $100,000…