• Romao R. Carrasco defeated Noelle Fortna in the GOP primary for East Cocalico Board of Supervisors. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Carrasco wins in E. Cocalico

    DA Craig Stedman bested four other candidates to win the GOP primary and spot on the November ballot seeking one of four open Superior Court seats. Low voter turnout on a sunny, warm Tuesday was obvious at...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Akron council will discuss Gate House proposal May 22

    A Gate House proposal to transform the Boxwood Inn B&B into a residential treatment facility for recovering drug and alcohol patients was the lead topic at the Akron Borough Council meeting May 8. Attorney James Welch asked...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • Tax hike in EASD tentative budget

    Ephrata Area School District residents could see a 3.1 percent increase in their taxes next year. Their taxes could inch up by 0.63 percent of a mill if the district’s preliminary 2017-18 budget passes in June. Board...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • A Dutch Valley driver from Myerstown carried the Darren Summy family in the Make-A-Wish parade Sunday. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Convoy’s ‘circle of compassion’ grows larger each year

    C’Nessa Rucano, 16, wasn’t sure she was up for a ride in Sunday’s Make-A-Wish Mother’s Day truck convoy. C’Nessa has Dravet’s syndrome, a type of epilepsy that can lead to seizures. Sunday’s sunny skies and warmer temperatures...

    • Posted May 17, 2017
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  • 28th Annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy Street View

    The Inaugural Ephrata Review Truck Convoy Livestream Keep up to date on all the Truck Convoy Action from the Ephrata Review SquareCam StreetCam DashCam

    • Posted May 11, 2017
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  • A town tradition returns

    The Mother’s Day Truck Convoy has rolled through scenic Lancaster County for 27 years. In 2016, it saw 25,000 people line the roadways to cheer on the 600-plus trucks and 125-plus Wish Kids seated next to their...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Tasha the Calico cat is back home again after spending 11 days and nights stuck in a maple tree in Akron. Her owner, Eva Schulze, kept an anxious vigil until Lebanon arborist Bryan Weaver went up in the tree and brought her down. Both owner and cat are back to their normal routine. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Tasha climbed a tree in Akron – and stayed; now safely reunited with her owner

    Plan A for Tasha was to climb a 40-foot-maple tree to get away from a marauding tom cat. Tasha is a three-year-old Calico cat who lives with her owner, 85-year-old Eva Schulze, on Akron’s South Ninth Street....

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Charles Adkins, of NexGen Utility Solutions checks the newly installed unit. The entire process takes about one minute. Photo by Missi Mortimer
    Borough addresses new meter concerns

    Since early April, Ephrata Borough staff have been switching out existing analog electric meters on residential homes to new advanced meters, which are more efficient when recording electric usage. But some residents don’t want the new automated...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Field set for Tuesday’s primary election

      by  PATRICK BURNS It may be hard to believe that it’s been six months since our last election as public discussion rages on about the November race. Certainly this Tuesday’s primary elections lack the mass appeal...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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  • Dutchland Derby Rollers enter second decade of play

    Women’s Roller Derby sounds like a 1950s thing, and if you watch it on YouTube it’s pure entertainment with skaters on a high-bank track creating havoc with their opponents at breakneck speed. But don’t be fooled, roller...

    • Posted May 10, 2017
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