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    Cocalico sergeant hero in liver transplant drama

    A liver, stored safely in a box, was on its way from York Hospital for a transplant operation when its ride crashed at the Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange in Denver. The vehicle transporting it crashed due to slippery...

    • Posted January 12, 2017
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  • The fire hydrant at the center of discussion at the Adamstown Borough Council meeting.
    Hydrant location fires up conversation at Adamstown council session

    An odd issue was the main topic at the Jan. 3 Adamstown Borough Council meeting: a fire hydrant is three feet from a resident’s home. Not so odd, folks said, as it is located in Stoudtburg Village...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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    Lancaster man honors grandmother killed in DUI crash by becoming Uber driver

    Mitch Kepiro never met his maternal grandmother. A drunken driver killed Barbara Rickenbach, of Ephrata, a decade before he was born. In her honor he became an Uber driver several weeks ago after hearing the company was...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Photo by Patrick Burns. Workers excavating an area near the sinkhole, which took out the West Pine and Park Avenue intersection, stretched to 60 feet wide by 100 feet long.
    Sinkhole solved

    An early morning sinkhole in Philadelphia on a frigid Sunday morning perhaps offers perspective of how a street collapse of similar size in Ephrata Nov. 8 could have been much worse. While both sinkholes left nearby residents...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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    Re-Uzit stores to consolidate

    Ephrata Borough Council is considering a plan which would consolidate a pair of Ephrata Re-Uzit stores into a new building on the site of 1040 S. State St. Ephrata Borough Council members had decidedly mixed emotions Tuesday...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Akron’s New Year’s Eve shoe drop featured a newly refurbished sneaker and a recently installed perma - nent pole to raise and lower the town’s iconic Chuck Taylor to officially ring in the New Year.
    Waiting for another shoe to drop: Akron welcomes the New Year

    Akron rang in the New Year Saturday night with the town’s locally-famous midnight shoe drop. There were free hot dogs, free cookies and free hot chocolate. There was a fierce bonfire. There was romance. A DJ. Dancing...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Enjoying some good fund-raising news ate sitting (from left) are Joni Hoppel; Kathy Thren, library director; Margaret Harting, Friends president; Jane Webber, library board of president; and Joy Maier. Standing (left to right) are Arnetta Hoffman, Ronnie Heston, Carol Lewis, Pat Acebo, Barbara Mizdail, Jane Lesher, Ann Roseboro, and Darlene Pruzman. Photo by Michele Walter Fry
    Library advocates prove outstanding at fundraising

    While leaders of towns and boroughs in Lancaster County ponder how to make themselves a social and a tight-knit community, Adamstown doesn’t seem to have that problem. Adamstown’s ‘problem’ is finding a bigger space to hold everyone...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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    Social Media Review 2016

    By Patrick Burns The post-holiday season is here and 2016 has not yet faded in our rear-view mirrors. With that in mind we’re going to look back on the year through the lens of our social media...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • ER Ephrata Library Story Nov. 13 2014
    Library launches Teen Reading Lounge

    The Ephrata Public Library is launching a Teen Reading Lounge, an interactive book club for teens 12-18. The library is pleased to be the only library in Lancaster County selected to host Teen Reading Lounge. Created by...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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  • Sophia Wagner shows off her Christmas outfit after being discharged from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where doctors pronounced her cancer-free.
    Ephrata parents get Christmas wish: 8-month-old daughter is cancer free

    Their first Christmas with their first child isn’t quite what Rick and Amanda Wagner expected. For the past six months, 8-month-old Sophia Rae has battled leukemia, undergoing a blood transfusion, chemotherapy and a bone-marrow transplant. Sophia was...

    • Posted December 28, 2016
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