• Bound for Beantown: Undeterred by loss of limb, McDermott’s next challenge is to conquer Boston Marathon

      For Brian McDermott, everything was going as planned. He was an outstanding football player for West Chester University and was coaching in Ohio and life was good. Then on May 26, 2013, he was walking along...

    • Posted April 10, 2019
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  • Retreat panel event answers community questions on addiction

    The statistics are staggering. Peter Schorr, president and CEO of Retreat Behavioral Health, stated that an average 130 people die from addiction every day; and an estimated 20 million people are suffering from addiction. And, the scariest...

    • Posted January 30, 2019
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  • Brandon Novak shares path to opioid recovery

    The opioid addiction is here and there is no denying it. Retreat at Lancaster County is trying to curtail what has been happening not only in Lancaster County but all over the United States. Retreat’s Alumni Organizations’...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • dori the dog
    Dori takes the crown

    Lancaster County has had its share of star athletes over the years. There was Wally Walker, of Penn Manor, who played for years in the NBA. And Tom Herr, from Hempfield, who played Major League Baseball with...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Evening market coming to town

    Saturday night events will feature live music, food, beverages and more Beginning in August, the Whistle Stop Plaza will be home for the Whistle Stop Night Market, a project of the Ephrata Alliance. The evening market will...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Ephrata’s Tyler Esbenshade has many reasons to smile these days. Photo by Cindy Cowan
    With faith and a plan, Esbenshade continues his amazing recovery

    Eighteen-year-old Tyler Esbenshade seemed to have it all. He just graduated from Warwick High School, where he had been an above average student and athlete and was ready to attend Johnson College in Scranton to major in...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • Dog finds permanent job

    The saying ‘it’s a dog’s life’ usually means things are going to be easy or relaxing. But for Bendov that couldn’t be further from the truth. Bendov is a 2½-year-old black Labrador retriever who now lives in...

    • Posted May 24, 2017
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  • Veterans Saluted at Dinner

    Horizons of Northern Lancaster County hosted its eighth annual salute to veterans Nov. 14 at the former Gerber-Moyer building in Ephrata, and with more than 300 people attending, the dinner was deemed a success. When speaking about...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • The EHS Class of ‘94 recently made a donation to Veterans Place. Shown in photo are (left to right): Eric Nissley, Class of ‘94; Joanne Bender, Class of ‘94; Robert Wilson, director of Veterans Place; and James Kline, resident of Veterans Place.
    EHS Class of 94 makes donation to Veterans Place

    Social media gets a bad rap most of the time, but in the case of the Veterans Place and Ephrata High School Class of 1994, it played a big part in helping local veterans. The Class of...

    • Posted November 11, 2015
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  • What ever happened to … Mark Amway

    For this edition of “What Ever Happened To?” we travel outside the Ephrata area just a little when we feature Mark Amway, who is the all-time record holder for most wins (seven) in the 37-year history of...

    • Posted July 16, 2014
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