• Local lawmakers lose patience on budget impasse

    The prevailing gridlock in Harrisburg over the lingering budget impasse preoccupied local lawmakers this past week… …Even more than usual. Several GOP House members and State Sen. Ryan Aument sent urgent messages to Gov. Tom Wolf, warning,...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • McCormac resigns in Akron; replacement sought

    The day after Akron Borough Council’s regular meeting on Monday, March 14, Councilman Dan McCormac sent an email to his fellow council members telling them of his intention to resign from borough council. The vacancy created by...

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • ‘Owl’ be seeing you…

    The buzz began about a month ago, and now the suspicions of many have proven true regarding the owl, which has once again taken up residence in the tree along the creek in Ephrata’s Tom Grater Park....

    • Posted March 24, 2016
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  • Cocalico area police log

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: THEFT: Sharon Caldwell, 57, rented a trailer, tie down straps and a spare tire from Eagle Rental, 1327 N. Reading Road, East Cocalico Township, at 2:03 p.m. Feb. 4....

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • CHS cookbook fundraiser under way

    The Cocalico High School Student Government working in collaboration with Jan’s Circle of Friends has created the “Cocalico Community Cookbook.” The cookbook, which includes more than 200 recipes collected from students, teachers, and the families of the...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • East Cocalico supervisors sell used police vehicles, talk roadwork

      Reflecting the downsizing and reduced coverage area of the East Cocalico Township Police Department, supervisors approved the sale of two police vehicles. A 2010 Ford Interceptor with 140,000 miles and a 2007 Ford Explorer with 234,000...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • Hospital releases shooting victim; Seven charged in Feb. 28 incident

      A 22-year-old shooting victim returned home from a lengthy hospital stay as authorities last week charged seven people in connection with her injuries. Four men and three women face reckless endangerment charges relating to a Feb....

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • For some CHS Mini-THON participants, the cause is personal

      Though reaching their funding goal fell a bit short, the fun quota was high at the fourth annual Cocalico High School Mini-THON held Saturday, March 19, at the school. The six-hour, no-sitting event raises money for...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • Sheetz on Sheetz: Retiring supervisor reflects on his private and public life

    Last week longtime West Cocalico Township Supervisor Terry Sheetz announced at the township meeting that he is retiring as a supervisor after decades of service. Sheetz, 74, was a former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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  • PPL ditching responsibility for swales, officials say

      West Cocalico Township officials are taking a dim view of PPL, noting their displeasure with the utility at their March 17 meeting. “They don’t play well with others,” said Carolyn Hildebrand, township manager. The township has...

    • Posted March 23, 2016
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