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    WellSpan Health Appoints New President for WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital

    WellSpan Health has named Carrie E. Willetts, a Virginia health care executive, as senior vice president for the health system and president of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital, effective Jan. 11, 2016. Willetts brings experience in operations, strategic...

    • Posted November 9, 2015
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    Pitts Will Not Seek Re-Election

    WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Joseph R. Pitts (R-PA) announced that he will not seek re-election to the U.S. Congress in 2016. A leading defender of human rights, Rep. Pitts has represented the Sixteenth Congressional District of Pennsylvania since...

    • Posted November 6, 2015
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  • Ephrata Public Library Director of Development Joy Ashley (left) ac - cepts an annual fund $5,000 challenge match donated by Penny Talbert, executive director, on Oct. 19.
    Director’s fund challenge match accepted at library

    The director of the Ephrata Public Library is supporting her workplace with her own money — and in the process is challenging others to do the same. “This is a brand new $5,000 challenge,” said Joy Ashley,...

    • Posted November 5, 2015
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    PennDOT: Route 272 bridge glitch fixed

    by Patrick Burns PennDOT this week offered a detailed explanation on the delayed construction on the Route 272-Reading Road bridge project over U.S. 322 in Ephrata Borough. Many observant readers have asked why Route 272 had been...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    GOP wins big here

    But  Democrats gain control of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court by PATRICK BURNS Despite perfect weather with 70-plus temperatures on Election Day Tuesday, one Ephrata polling official reported voter turnout at about 10 percent by mid-day. And it didn’t...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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  • Presently, Catherine is performing the lead role of Phoebe D’Ysquith
in the Broadway show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder.”
    Catherine Walker shares herself

    Many EPAC alumni have found themselves on television, in film, or appearing on Broadway. The latter is the case with Lancaster Catholic High School grad Catherine Walker, whose Broadway career began as ensemble member in (and later...

    • Posted November 4, 2015
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    Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Upcoming Economic Forecast Breakfast

    The Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast on November 4th at the Foxchase Golf Club, Stevens. Mr. Gary Wagner, of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, will provide insights on the...

    • Posted November 2, 2015
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    Eagles set to tackle unbeaten Solanco

    Coming off a tough 21-15 loss to Manheim Central, Cocalico faces perhaps its toughest challenge of the season Friday night when unbeaten and white-hot Solanco comes to Denver for a key Section Two contest. The Mules have...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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    Election set for Tuesday

    by PATRICK BURNS Political experts are bracing for particularly low voter turnout on election day on Tuesday. Nov. 3. But that has not diminished the enthusiasm of local candidates running for seats on Ephrata School Board, the...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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    ‘Burglar’ is off the hoof

    Have you heard by PATRICK BURNS Ephrata Police reacted in full force Monday to a 6 a.m. call  reporting a burglary in progress at a Main Street business. But by the time a squadron of police vehicles arrived...

    • Posted October 28, 2015
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