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    To Bell or Not to Bell

    Speculation continues to swirl in local diners, bars, shops, at ball games, social functions, and especially on social media about what chain restaurant will next dot the Route 322/222 corridor. The loudest “voice’ has come from speculators...

    • Posted January 14, 2015
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  • Town Christmas lights coming down…forever?

    Could it be that the Christmas lights in Ephrata could go out permanently? Does anyone care? That was the question posed by Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen Monday night at the working session of Ephrata Borough Council. There...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Snow Crawl

    School bus drivers, who fired up their yellow wagons in sub-20 degree temperatures Tuesday morning, traversed slippery, snow-covered roads. There were no school delays to speak of though many roads appeared still covered beyond 8:30 a.m. &tstr;...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Gone baby gone

    A look back at some of 2014’s top stories The year 2014 was interesting, fun, happy, sad, exciting, sometimes unpleasant and in the end: Over. Similar to that end, Ephrata residents will notice several constants that aren’t...

    • Posted January 7, 2015
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    Talk about the weather

    Well you can’t do anything about the weather. But you can talk about it on The Ephrata Review’s Facebook Page www.facebook.com/TheEphrataReview

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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    Black Forest Brewery opens

    There’s a new brew in town. Actually there are five new brews in town. While I was busy getting “canned” at St. Boniface Craft Brewing Company for their six pack release, a new brewery in Ephrata was...

    • Posted January 6, 2015
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  • Ephrata teenager is fifth generation Salvation Army

    Ephrata teen Ian Wettlaufer has discovered that The Salvation Army can make life rather busy. Although members of The Salvation Army are known for their popular bell ringing during the Christmas season, Ian has discovered that it...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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    Akron event a ‘shoe-in’ to be another good time

      Akron will once again hold its annual “Shoe-In” this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2015. The 2014 Shoe-In runs from 9:30 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. To usher in the New Year,...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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    No tax hike in Ephrata Twp.

    The Ephrata Township Board of Supervisors has approved a 2015 budget that holds the line on property taxes. “We are not increasing the tax rate which is currently at 1.37 mills,” explained Steve Sawyer, township manager. He...

    • Posted December 30, 2014
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    Letter carrier recovering after hit-and-run

    An Ephrata letter carrier is home and recovering after being the victim of a hit-and-run Dec. 26. Mark E. Jobes, 64, was struck at 2:45 p.m. at the intersection of North Church and West Locust streets. He...

    • Posted December 29, 2014
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