• A drenching thunderstorm just after 5 p.m. served only to top Donald Trump’s decisive win here with a double rainbow
    Trump and Sanders win in Ephrata

      Tuesday’s primary election turnout was brisk as voters arrived in steady streams throughout a day when temperatures reached 80 degrees in Ephrata. The gorgeous day, dampened briefly by a drenching thunder storm just after 5 p.m....

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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    Fee for All

    Mindy Fee feels comfortable as the incumbent running for her third term as Pennsylvania House Representative for the 37th District. She believes her record in office, especially during the nearly year-long budget impasse, follows the wishes, principles,...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • REEDY
n Republican running in 37th Legislative District.
n Business development manager at Xerox.
    Reedy is Ready

    If you’re old enough to appreciate the original “uncola” 7-Up commercials, you might appreciate Tim Reedy of Brickerville. Like those ads, which remind viewers 7-Up is not a typical soft drink, Reedy’s message too is a lot...

    • Posted April 21, 2016
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  • VINNY TENNIS | Staff Photographer Businessman Chet Beiler, left, and state Sen. Lloyd Smucker participate in a debate at Penn Cinema in Lititz on April 7.
    Smucker-Beiler drop heavy coin in GOP primary battle

    Tuesday’s GOP Congressional primary election pits two candidates who are quite literally banking on a victory. State Sen. Lloyd Smucker, of West Lampeter Township, and Manheim businessman Chet Beiler seek the Republican nomination for the 16th Congressional...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Primary choices: Fee for All

      Mindy Fee feels comfortable as the incumbent running for her third term as Pennsylvania House Representative for the 37th District. She believes her record in office, especially during the nearly year-long budget impasse, follows the wishes,...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Primary choices: Reedy is Ready

      If you’re old enough to appreciate the original “uncola” 7-Up commercials, you might appreciate Tim Reedy of Brickerville. Like those ads, which remind viewers 7-Up is not a typical soft drink, Reedy’s message too is a...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • BALLOTMAP
    What’s in your ballot?

    Trump listed sixth on primary ballot; Ephrata Borough’s second-ward poll moves to Keystone Villa Looking at the April 26 GOP sample ballot may leave voters scratching their heads. For instance, you might wonder: Why is the Republican...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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  • Flames, which fully engulfed the upper apartment of 21 S. Maple St., quickly spread to properties on the left and right on March 24.
    Blaze claims four homes on South Maple Street

    ‘We’re all grateful we got out alive,’ victim says The South Maple Street families affected by a fast-moving fire March 24 are slowly getting their lives back together this week. The fire displaced six families from apartments...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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    Akron’s Walsh helps raise Wildcat fever

    Meghan Walsh’s view of Villanova basketball games this season was much like the team itself: Tough to beat. The junior honors student from Akron eyed Wildcats’ contests directly from the floor and even above it, sometimes acrobatically...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a budget briefing for reporters at his official residence. *** Local Caption *** AP Photo/Marc Levy
Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a budget briefing for reporters at his official residence.
    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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