• Crane
    Skate park takes shape

    Workers on Tuesday rolled out the precast pieces that will create the Ephrata Skate Park next to the Ephrata Public Library. A crane placed the precast elements at about 7:30 from three flatbed truck and workers from...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
    • 0
  • Gary Schreckengost (D)- Ryan Aument (R)
    “Schreck” answers questions after Aument debate

    Aument, ‘Schreck’ debate in the 36th Dissimilar styles and contrasting philosophies of state governance were on stage Monday when Democrat Gary Schreckengost debated GOP candidate Ryan Aument at Grace Brethren Church of Lititz. Both men hope to...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
    • 1
  • Sanguinito-Zimerman together
    Sanguinito, Zimmerman Answer

              Sanguinito  v.  Zimmerman in 99th Pa. District David Zimmerman, 58-year-old Republican, is an East Earl Township supervisor and its roadmaster, Bryan Sanguinito, 39-year-old Democrat from Ephrata, is a music teacher in the Berks...

    • Posted October 29, 2014
    • 0
  • ND GAME
    Did ABC’s mistake bleed into print media reporting of ND-FSU game?

    No corrections from NYTs, USA Today, New York Post It’s unfair to criticize New York Times reporter Tom Spousta for a pair of minor errors in his coverage of Notre Dame-Florida State game Saturday. Deadline reporting –...

    • Posted October 21, 2014
    • 0
  • apartment-for-rent-sign
    ACLU rejects ‘broad’ rental rules

    Says it could negatively impact victims of domestic violence The American Civil Liberties Union has warned Ephrata Borough officials last week that its proposed rental ordinance is filled with legal red flags. Ephrata’s ordinance would penalize individual...

    • Posted October 15, 2014
    • 0
  • Ephrata police logo
    Man charged with animal cruelty

    There are three differing stories relating to how a cat was critically injured at Raymond R. Rehak’s residence at 305 Duke Street. on Sept. 30. However, the indisputable fact is Rehak was charged on Thursday with cruelty...

    • Posted October 12, 2014
    • 0
  • home shot tues
    DA: Shooting believed to be ‘drug-related’

    Investigators this morning said the murder of 23-year-old Brett Simmons during a home invasion, double-shooting on Sept. 25 is believed to be drug-related. District Attorney Craig Stedman said Wednesday that the possible motive related to the Clay...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
    • 0
  • A fatal fire killed 87-year-old Anna Weidman Friday and left her husband Charles in critical condition. The blaze destroyed the couple’s home at 1280 Texter Mountain Road.
    Man, 90, released from hospital after fatal fire

    A two-alarm fire Friday in a remote section of Reinholds killed 87-year-old Anna Weidman and injured her husband Charles, 90. (See Mrs.Weidman’s obituary on pg. 15) The fire destroyed the 1280 Texter Mountain Road residence where the...

    • Posted October 8, 2014
    • 0
  • home shot tues
    Police hopeful in Clay murder investigation

    Police continue to investigate the armed home invasion late Thursday in Clay Township where masked shooters killed a 23-year old man and wounded his father. Brett J. Simmons, a 2009 Ephrata High School graduate, was killed at...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
    • 0
  • A hair-do malfunction didn’t get in the way of victory Tuesday night for Amber Huber of Denver, champion of the 16-and-older female division, in the 38th annual pig chase at the Ephrata Fair.  It’s clear that her lively porcine partner cheered her on, perhaps even serving as a “guide pig” for part of the race.
    Ephrata Fair 2014: Inside the Pig and Rooster Chase

    Ephrata Review Reporter Patrick Burns looks inside the ring and behind the scenes of the Ephrata Fair’s pig and rooster chase.  Burns interviewed organizers and recorded the action-video on a Galaxy S4 phone.  The event typically attracts...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
    • 0