• No chance for a mini-casino in Akron

    At the Dec. 11 borough council meeting, council members voted unanimously to opt out of the opportunity to allow a satellite facility – often referred to as a mini-casino – within the borough limits. They joined 664...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Selling solar

    Borough council approved the construction of a solar power facility off Springhouse Road The new year is looking brighter for Ephrata Borough due to an agreement reached in late December with a solar power company. Turning Point...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Oh snap! Cold, snow keep Akron’s shoe from dropping, but Wobbly Bob stands tall

    Wobbly Bob made his customary descent from the third floor of Reamstown’s Union Barrel Works Sunday night to ring in the New Year, but frigid temperatures put the kibosh on Akron’s Shoe-Drop. Kim Weaver, one of Union...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • This was the scene in Akron one year ago as the traditional town celebration welcomed the new year.
    Shoe dropping New Year’s Eve in Akron

    Akron will hold its annual Shoe-In this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2018. The 2017 Shoe-In will go from 9 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. This year’s event again features free food, a...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Ephrata has three alums currently playing in the Penn State Blue Band that is set to leave for Arizona and the Fiesta Bowl Thursday. They are (left to right) Ethan Fasnacht, Ben Hartranft and Calvin Walker.
    EHS has three grads heading to Fiesta Bowl with the PSU Blue Band

    Ethan Fasnacht is looking forward to wearing shorts and t-shirts in winter, something he is getting used to doing in late December as a member of the Penn State marching band. A 2016 Ephrata graduate, Fasnacht is...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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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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  • Students greet school board president Tim Stayer during the computer presentaion. Photo by Sarah McBee
    Ephrata students display computer skills

    Susan Halsey’s fourth grade class displayed problem solving abilities using iPads and DOTS at the December Ephrata Area School Board meeting at Clay Elementary School. DOTS are small coding robots that resemble brightly colored plastic baseballs. They’re...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Review File Photo Cocalico’s Ben Fromm (facing), shown here during the State Tournament a year ago, won his 99th career bout to help the Eagles remain unbeaten with a 39-26 victory over Solanco last Thursday
    Fromm wins 99th as Eagles down Mules

    Cocalico senior Ben Fromm earned his 99th career victory last Thursday night in Quarryville to help propel the Eagles to a 39-26 victory over host Solanco in Section One wrestling action. Fromm earned a hard-fought 5-2 decision...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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  • Plain communities Holiday traditions

    Families throughout Lancaster County are preparing for the Christmas season. For Christians, the holiday is the celebration of the birth of Jesus and is sacred. Among Anabaptist communities (Amish, Mennonite and Church the Brethren), “Jesus is the...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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  • EHS grad glad to be home for the holidays

    Mackenzie Ruth was one of thousands stranded at blacked-out airport Atlanta’s busy airport plunged into darkness causing more than 1,300 canceled flights Sunday and Monday which left thousands stranded or delayed. One of those affected, Mackenzie Ruth...

    • Posted December 20, 2017
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