• Fabu-‘Liz’

    The board of the Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce confidently chose Liz Ackerman to lead the organization forward following a name and brand change. And why not? Ackerman had flawlessly guided the organization as interim director...

    • Posted April 3, 2019
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  • Reamstown EMS seeks financial fix

    Reamstown Fire Company Chief Scott Achey, painted a grim picture for the future of local emergency medical services during the March 21 meeting of the East Cocalico Township Board of Supervisors. Achey said it is no longer...

    • Posted March 27, 2019
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  • Best in show

    Legendary dog handler Peter Green of Bowmansville shows no sign of slowing down. At 82, Green last month selected the Best in Show winner at the iconic Westminster Dog Show in New York. “I’ve judged there before...

    • Posted March 20, 2019
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  • Smucker, Toomey in Lancaster to promote bills to “end future government shutdowns”

    Sen. Pat Toomey appeared in Lancaster this afternoon with Lancaster County Congressman Lloyd Smucker (far left) to promote legislation “that would end future government shutdowns.” To the right of Smucker is Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey and...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event

    WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event Learn about healthy cooking and heart health at the free Love Your Heart program to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ephrata Health...

    • Posted January 31, 2019
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  • First some fun, now the freeze

    Wednesday morning to a frozen mess as iced-over steps, streets, sidewalks and vehicles — some with the doors and windows sealed shut by ice — created delays for those setting out on their daily commute. The overnight...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Help sought for homeless vet

    Homeless vet Joe Fox faces eviction today from Ephrata Twp. property   By Patrick Burns By all accounts, 78-year-old, Joe Fox did not always do things the right way. In fact, his friend Bill Whiskeyman said Joe...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • Smucker tops King and takes 11th Congressional race

      Democrat Jess King’s year-long Congressional campaign received universal praise as tightly organized and focused along the way. While her failed bid to unseat GOP Lloyd Smucker played out Tuesday in a nearly 25,000 vote loss (among...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Polls open Tuesday

    The final weeks of local political campaigning leading to the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election featured a star-powered D.C. visit and a raucous final debate between foes running in the 11th Congressional District. Though some polls say...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • After the storms cleared town by Friday, the 100th Ephrata Fair midway was packed throughout the weekend. Here is a view from the top of East Main Street Saturday night. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Great weekend ends 100th Ephrata Fair on a high note

    Seemingly rising out of the macadam on Monday night, the 100th Ephrata Fair took shape downtown in and around a chaos convoy of trucks, cars trailers, and determined wrench-wielding workers raising trailers and arranging tanks, stoves, grills,...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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