• Ephrata Concert Band performs June 24

      Three marches that Henry Fillmore composed &tstr;”Men of Ohio,” “His Excellency,” and “More Fraternity” &tstr; will be part of the program when Martin Hinkley conducts the Ephrata Concert Band June 24. The band will open its...

    • Posted June 20, 2018
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  • Photo by Dick Wanner There were 170 runners in the starting pack for the fourth annual Running on the Rails race Saturday.
    Fourth annual Running on the Rails draws its biggest field yet

    If you’ve ever dreamed of running a race with no hills, long stretches of shade with now-and-then patches of sunlight, a thermometer stuck in the 70s and humidity at just over 50 percent…well, then your dream race...

    • Posted June 13, 2018
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  • Keeping up to speed: Local law enforcement officials want radar for speed enforcement

    In the U.S., only one of the 50 states does not allow local police to use radar to enforce speed limits. You’re living in it. Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania State Police do use radar. But by law, municipal police...

    • Posted March 14, 2018
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  • Murr’s ride to the top

    Retired EHS teacher finally gets to celebrate the big win in his converted Eagles bus If you were curious about Paul Murr’s favorite football team, your curiosity would be satisfied the instant you set eyes on the...

    • Posted February 14, 2018
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  • The Akron Lions Club will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its annual fire hall spaghetti dinner on Jan. 28. Lions Dave Austin, left, and Kay “Mac” McEllhenney, were happy to don their aprons and Lions caps to demonstrate the cooking technique for the club's secret sauce. They were mum, however, about the pot's contents. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Akron Lions celebrate 25 years of “secret” spaghetti success

    It is no secret that most of the activities of the Akron Lions Club center around its largest annual fundraiser, the grilled cheeseburger stand at the Ephrata Fair. Less well-known is the club’s annual spaghetti dinner, held...

    • Posted January 24, 2018
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  • No chance for a mini-casino in Akron

    At the Dec. 11 borough council meeting, council members voted unanimously to opt out of the opportunity to allow a satellite facility – often referred to as a mini-casino – within the borough limits. They joined 664...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Oh snap! Cold, snow keep Akron’s shoe from dropping, but Wobbly Bob stands tall

    Wobbly Bob made his customary descent from the third floor of Reamstown’s Union Barrel Works Sunday night to ring in the New Year, but frigid temperatures put the kibosh on Akron’s Shoe-Drop. Kim Weaver, one of Union...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Akron Borough unveils $3 million budget

    At its regular meeting Monday, Dec. 11, Akron Borough Council is expected to adopt a balanced budget for 2018, with anticipated revenues and expenses of $2.992 million, an increase of 7.77 percent from 2017. A single copy...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Matt Fassnacht made a stop at Akron’s Roland Park recently as he trailered his No. 74 Mazda Miata to a track near his home in northern New Jersey. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fassnacht likes risk, on the job and on the track

    When Matt Fassnacht was growing up on Wolf Road in Akron, he and a few of his buddies cobbled together motorless go-karts from sets of wheels attached to scraps of lumber. They used ropes to steer. Over...

    • Posted December 6, 2017
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  • Akron Borough Council proposes 10 percent property tax increase

    Taxes are going up in Akron Borough. The owner of an average Akron Borough property with a 2018 tax assessment of $150,000 will pay an additional $40 in property taxes when he or she pays that bill...

    • Posted November 29, 2017
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