• The executive team of the Ephrata Area Education Foundation includes (front row, left to right) Dean Hoover, president; Connie Kirby, vice president; (back, l-r) Aaron Groff, treasurer; Ann Marie Haus, secretary and executive director
    Foundation making huge impact

    Has awarded 119 grants totaling nearly $168K to EASD programs Over the past several years, school administrators across the country have had to scramble to deal with an ever-shrinking revenue stream. However, the Ephrata Area School District...

    • Posted April 26, 2017
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  • Council supports proposed economic development merger

    Clarifies issues raised in Review letter Ephrata Borough Council voted unanimously to support a plan to merge four economic development organizations. Council approved a resolution recommended by the Development Activities Committee at its regular session Monday night....

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Crisis manager: Harvey’s experience, certifications prepare him for many scenarios

    Ephrata Police Chief William Harvey celebrated eight years at the helm of the police department back in February. And what many do not know is that Harvey, a highly trained and accomplished chief, is the go-to man...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Concerns raised over decline in taxable properties in boro

    Ephrata Borough Planning Commission member David Hunt expressed concern that the number of taxable properties within the borough continued to decrease. “To see the loss of a building that I paid taxes on for 50 years torn...

    • Posted March 15, 2017
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  • Walter Hackman from Schoeneck displays and discusses this unique baseball sign. Photo by Gary Klinger
    The grown-up ‘Show and Tell’

    The Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley started the new year off with one of its most popular events, the annual “Show and Tell” program. Held each January, the program invites members to bring unique or meaningful...

    • Posted February 22, 2017
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  • The rail trail in Ephrata.
    Happy trails ahead for townships

    The Warwick to Ephrata Rails-to-Trails project was discussed at a recent Ephrata Township Supervisor’s meeting and the final connections are coming soon. The supervisors approved Wilson Consulting Group for engineering services regarding an abandoned railroad bridge over...

    • Posted February 15, 2017
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  • Wellspan wants boro name on $3M grant

    Borough officials say municipality would bear no legal or financial liability for grant to help fund $10 million expansion of WECH’s cancer treatment center. Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital is seeking a grant to help fund a possible...

    • Posted February 8, 2017
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  • Workers on Nov. 16 continue to fill a sinkhole which collapsed the intersection of Park Avenue and Pine Street on the morning of Nov. 8. (photo by Patrick Burns)
    Residents discuss sinking feeling with council

    “We still do not know what caused this (sinkhole) and we may never fully know what caused this.” ~ Ephrata Borough Manager Robert Thompson Several residents still displaced by a giant sinkhole on Nov. 8 aired their...

    • Posted December 7, 2016
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  • ALDI in store for Ephrata Township

    It appears that talk of an ALDI grocery store coming to Ephrata Township may be inching closer to reality. The plan is to convert the former CK Sportswear building adjacent to the Ephrata Marketplace Shopping Center, which...

    • Posted November 2, 2016
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  • The port-a-potty located near the Veterans Plaza and Winters Memorial Trail has prompted much discussion at Ephrata Borough Council meetings. Photo by Stan Hall.
    Debate continues over public toilet’s proximity to Winters memorial

    The statue which memorializes Ephrata’s Major Dick Winters will be a stop on the upcoming Celebrate Ephrata 2016 Tour of Historic Places event Oct. 22. It will also be the focal point of an annual Veterans Day...

    • Posted October 12, 2016
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