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    ‘Brew-aucracy’ Weis still waiting to sell beer

    Weis’ Beer Cafe Still Fermenting in Ephrata Ephrata-area beer distributors and bar owners were expecting the first competitive Super Bowl Sunday. But that won’t happen. The monopoly those merchants hold — due to antiquated Pennsylvania beer sales laws...

    • Posted January 28, 2015
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    Serious crash injures 2013 Ephrata HS grad

    Police suspect speed may have factored into the serious crash – involving a 2013 Ephrata High School graduate – along a sharp curve in Earl Township (Crash photos by Kirk Neidermyer). A 2013 Ephrata High School graduate...

    • Posted January 27, 2015
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  • Ephrata resident Stephanie Samuel, owner of Sugar Whipped,  was the first to take part in the food truck experiment Tuesday. Despite a constant drizzle and some snow flurries, her dessert truck attracted lines of library patrons and loyal customers who track her travels on Facebook.
    Food trucks ‘booked’

    Library begins new fundraising endeavor; furloughed workers return The Ephrata Public Library staff is again at full strength. Library director Penny Talbert on Monday welcomed back 10 of 11 employees furloughed in November due to a budget...

    • Posted January 21, 2015
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    Former honor student jailed for suspected heroin dealing

    Ephrata Police reported that Darion Alston, 20, of Ephrata, was arrested  for suspected drug dealing Friday after a traffic stop  at 2 p.m. on the 800 block of East Main Street. Alston, who made the Ephrata High School...

    • Posted January 18, 2015
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  • Demolition continued this week at East Main and Pleasant Valley Road where workers razed thsi home Tuesday.¶
    To Bell or Not to Bell

    Speculation continues to swirl in local diners, bars, shops, at ball games, social functions, and especially on social media about what chain restaurant will next dot the Route 322/222 corridor. The loudest “voice’ has come from speculators...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • The only thing the studio refs  lack are Carnac the Magnificent hats and  dramatic drum rolls to spice up their farcical “predictions” that miss the mark about half the time.
    Armchair Angst

    Disclaimer: As a former Eagles season ticket-holder from Philadelphia, I hate the Dallas Cowboys. I’m amazed and angered by the NFL. The absurd officiating, the TV propaganda, and the willingness of fans to accept as fact anything...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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    Snow Crawl

    School bus drivers, who fired up their yellow wagons in sub-20 degree temperatures Tuesday morning, traversed slippery, snow-covered roads. There were no school delays to speak of though many roads appeared still covered beyond 8:30 a.m. &tstr;...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Gone baby gone

    A look back at some of 2014’s top stories The year 2014 was interesting, fun, happy, sad, exciting, sometimes unpleasant and in the end: Over. Similar to that end, Ephrata residents will notice several constants that aren’t...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Talk about the weather

    Well you can’t do anything about the weather. But you can talk about it on The Ephrata Review’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/TheEphrataReview

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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    Colleagues pay tribute to Dr. Soistmann

    Long-time superintendent, civic leader, dies at 80 The Ephrata community last week mourned the loss of Dr. Theodore L. Soistmann Jr., a long time Ephrata School District superintendent.  “Ted” Soistmann, 80, of Ephrata, who was superintendent from 1983...

    • Posted December 23, 2014
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