• East Cocalico Police Report, April 13, 2017

    The East Cocalico Police Department reported the following: WARRANT: Steven A. Lesher, 28, of the first block of Scenic Drive, Denver, was taken into custody at 10:17 a.m. March 25 after officers discovered he had a Berks...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Relay for Life events set

    The Norlanco Relay for Life has two events coming up this month. Tracey’s Circle of Hope Prize Basket Bingo is planned for Sunday, April 23, beginning at 1 p.m., at the Denver Fire Hall, 425 Locust St.,...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Cocalico Valley Church Tour ticket availability noted

    Tickets for the April 22 Cocalico Valley Church Tour are available in advance at the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley library, 237-249 W. Main St., Ephrata, or on the day of the tour at any of...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • The East Cocalico Township supervisors are (from left) Chairman Douglas Mackley, Noelle Fortna, and Alan Fry.
    Where’s the sunshine? Visitors bombard East Cocalico supervisors on manager hiring process

    More than 20 residents, four times the usual number of people who attend East Cocalico Township supervisors meetings, showed up for the April 6 meeting. After listening, several commented on what supervisors said regarding the allegation that...

    • Posted April 12, 2017
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  • Pictured are Garden Spot team members (from left) Jodi Lefever, Lauren Graber, Christine Smith, Carla Adams, Fred Brownlee, Tonya Coon, Ginger Beiler, Linda Dodge, and Melissa Freed. Brownlee is a father of six girls and doesn’t mind being the only male in the challenge. Photos by Michele Walter Fry
    In annual fitness challenge, less is indeed the better fit

    It’s an unusual competition when the teams involved are seriously trying to lose the most. But this isn’t an athletic contest and these teams are not vying to lose points —they’re geared up to lose pounds and...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • East Cocalico Township hires new manager

    Scott Russell, age 47, is the new East Cocalico Township manager. “He starts in mid-April. The exact date will be determined as East Cocalico supervisors finalize a transition plan,” said Steve Gabriel, interim manager for the last...

    • Posted April 6, 2017
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  • Hoarding can create serious dangers not just for a home’s occupants, but for first responders attempting to render aid. Photo courtesy Elizabeth Fry
    Clutter or hoarding?

    In wake of fatal fire, Denver debates increasing property inspections After the March 15 fatal fire call in the borough revealed hoarding conditions in a residence, Denver council members pondered revising their existing rental unit inspection code...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Warwick Middle School seventh grader Talon Ludwig, center, argues on behalf of his favorite speech during an oratory event at Cocalico Middle School. Photos by Kimberly Marselas
    Speech, Speech!

    The spoken word’s the thing at countywide oratory contest Twenty-five students gathered onstage at Cocalico Middle School Wednesday and prepared for stints as public speakers by posing as birthday cakes and elephants. The game — in which...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • West Cocalico supervisors OK unique shed permit waiver

    The West Cocalico supervisors, at their March 21 meeting, heard from long-time Schoeneck Lions Club member Walter H. Lesher Jr. about a simple plan to put a 12-foot-by-24-foot shed on Lesher’s own property on Sandy Hill Road...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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  • Ephrata Police report, March 29, 2017

    The Ephrata Police Department reported the following: CRASH: Police responded to a vehicle accident involving road rage at 9:39 p.m. March 24. The incident involved two west-bound vehicles on Route 897 in the area of Whitehall Road...

    • Posted March 29, 2017
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