• Compliance issues plague Akron’s Walnut Street sidewalk installation

    Sidewalks involved more discussion than any other topic on Akron borough council’s agenda at their regular monthly meeting at borough hall in June. Tom Murray, Sr., said he joined borough council 25 years ago because he was...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Jacob Breece (left) and Alejandro Echavarria battled for middle-of-the-pack bragging rights at the fifth annual Running the Rails event Saturday, June 8, which began at the Dick Winters Memorial on the Ephrata portion of the Warwick to Ephrata rail trail. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fifth annual Run the Rails draws 163 competitors to WERT

      John Connolly grew up in farm country in his native Ireland, which is one reason he and his wife, Carolyn, leave their Philadelphia home to visit Lancaster County. Another reason is the Warwick to Ephrata rail...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Akron chief has convoy safety concerns

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell had some nice things to say about the Make-A-Wish convoy that rolls through Akron every Mother’s Day. There’s the excitement, the spectators, the horns, the dreams-come-true reasons for the event. The chief...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Hillcrest Swim Club stays afloat for another season

    Half a century ago, a group of civic-minded Akronites banded together to form the Hillcrest Swim Club. They pooled their resources, built a swimming pool, a baby pool and poolhouse on 337 Pool Road, on a two-acre...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Akron inventor ready for takeoff

    Sometime before the end of this year, Joe Latrell expects to tune his shortwave radio to 450 megahertz, and spend a few minutes each day listening to the signal from a softball-sized satellite as it passes overhead...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Akron Borough looks to keep clean water out of sanitary sewers

    Heavy rains last fall dumped thousands of gallons of surface water into Akron’s sanitary sewer system. Rainwater and groundwater from saturated soils are considered clean water, which should drain into the Cocalico Creek. Clean water that enters...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Akron’s Hillcrest will remain open in 2019

    Swim club approaches council about its future Hillcrest Swim Club officials say the gates will open for the 2019 swimming season. That’s news because the 88-member club, an Akron institution since 1960, faced a boatload of financial...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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  • Cookie Lady already expanding business

    A little more than a month after her first sale, Laura Merkel has grown her one-woman cookie business with the hiring of a full-time assistant, Lilly Furlow, and an upcoming move into a second storefront at 30...

    • Posted January 9, 2019
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  • Soggy Shoe Drop rings in Akron’s new year

    Umbrellas and raincoats were a big part of the 2018 New Year’s Eve Shoe Drop celebration at Akron’s Broad Street park. Rain throughout the day and into the early evening hours undoubtedly convinced many people to stay...

    • Posted January 2, 2019
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  • Akron plans to Shoe-In the new year

    A giant shoe will drop from the sky at Akron’s Broad Street park at midnight on Monday Dec. 31, and you’re invited to watch. The Shoe-In is an annual family fun event scheduled for 9 p.m. Monday...

    • Posted December 26, 2018
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