• One of the new operating rooms in the recently opened section of the Health Pavilion at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Photos courtesy of WellSpan Health
    Hospital opens latest phase of health pavilion expansion project

    WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital has opened the latest phase of its ongoing health pavilion expansion project — featuring four new operating rooms, an endoscopy room and a post-anesthesia care unit. Once completed, the $47 million project will...

    • Posted April 15, 2016
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  • Library ‘building’ Exploratorium

    Five-phase plan would create revenue generator & more space A new bridge will not be the only major improvement coming soon along Route 272, according to Penny Talbert, executive director of the Ephrata Public Library. In a...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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    EHS reacts to loss of classmate & friend

    The untimely death of 16-year-old Zach Shellhammer April 5 cast a void among his junior classmates, Ephrata High School students, the entire district, and beyond. Students, faculty, friends and parents this week remembered the joy Zach had...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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    What’s in your ballot?

    Trump listed sixth on primary ballot; Ephrata Borough’s second-ward poll moves to Keystone Villa Looking at the April 26 GOP sample ballot may leave voters scratching their heads. For instance, you might wonder: Why is the Republican...

    • Posted April 13, 2016
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    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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