• Margaret Ahmed
    Woman on mission to help others

    Margaret Ahmed is a woman on a mission. She wants to help women and children in Nigeria find a way out of poverty by becoming more self-sufficient. She was in Ephrata, Akron and Lancaster recently to work...

    • Posted April 11, 2016
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    Hemp Bill Passes in PA House

    Geoff Whaling, President of the Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council: “Today’s vote is an indication that our Pennsylvania Legislature acknowledges that this crop has an important role to play in the economy of our State. Its passage in...

    • Posted April 8, 2016
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    Lintia’s Restaurant: For Steak, Seafood and Ice Cream!

    What could be better than a restaurant that has steak, seafood and ice cream? What could be better than Lintia’s Restaurant in Manheim? At Lintia’s, you can savor Steak and Seafood Nights on Friday and Saturday evenings...

    • Posted April 7, 2016
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    Local lawmakers oppose medical marijuana bill

      By Patrick Burns Despite the prevailing gridlock in Harrisburg from the lingering budget impasse, state lawmakers were quite busy last month examining a bill that would legalize medical marijuana. The state Senate is back in session...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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    Inaugural Ephrata Brewfest set for summer

    Ephrata’s first craft brew festival is set for Saturday, June 25. Organizers are excited to roll out this community beer event, which has been in the works for several years. Details are almost complete for the event...

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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    Wanting to keep their trail happy

          Irritated residents pack council meeting with  grievances about  trail:  fights,  vulgar language, vandalism, property damage, littering,  trespassing on private property.   By Gary Klinger Concerns about inappropriate behavior along Ephrata’s linear trail are nothing new....

    • Posted April 6, 2016
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  • Photos by Dick Wanner Adrienne Gorman was at the hunt with her mom, Lydia. Adrienne was definitely dressed for the day.
    Akron Lions host more than a thousand at hunt

      Little Adrienne Gorman was certainly dressed for Akron’s Easter egg hunt Saturday at Roland Park.Adrienne made the trip to Akron from Leola, where she lives with her dad, Christopher, and her mom, Lydia, who held her...

    • Posted April 1, 2016
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  • Flames, which fully engulfed the upper apartment of 21 S. Maple St., quickly spread to properties on the left and right on March 24.
    Blaze claims four homes on South Maple Street

    ‘We’re all grateful we got out alive,’ victim says The South Maple Street families affected by a fast-moving fire March 24 are slowly getting their lives back together this week. The fire displaced six families from apartments...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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  • Clay supervisors debate sewer systems

    A 70-acre plot of farmland is marked for development, but that won’t happen until a proper sewer system can be decided on and installed. That was the topic of discussion at the March 14 meeting of the...

    • Posted March 31, 2016
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    Akron’s Walsh helps raise Wildcat fever

    Meghan Walsh’s view of Villanova basketball games this season was much like the team itself: Tough to beat. The junior honors student from Akron eyed Wildcats’ contests directly from the floor and even above it, sometimes acrobatically...

    • Posted March 30, 2016
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