• Local runners finish Boston strong

    Several local runners were among the more than 32,000 competitors at this year’s 118th annual Boston Marathon held Monday. A year after the tragic bombings which killed three and injured more than 260 people, runners and fans...

    • Posted April 23, 2014
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  • Dr. William Bixler
    Dr. William Brenner Bixler, 87, dies

    Dr. William Brenner Bixler, 87, of New Holland, passed away Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at Garden Spot Village.   He was born in Lancaster to the late William and Lillian (Brenner) Bixler and was the husband of...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Sally Zoller was reunited with her dog Sierra after 15 days
    Homeward bound

    Sometimes good things really do happen to those who wait.   Sally Zoller’s dog, Sierra, went missing March 26 and miraculously was found 15 days later, safe and sound.   “She was just as excited to see...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • The area will be literally "hoppin" with egg hunts this Saturday
    Egg hunts all around the area

     The Akron Lions Club will hold its annual hunt in Loyd Roland Park, Saturday April 19 beginning at 1 p.m. All children will receive a chocolate bunny and the hunt will be divided into the following categories:...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • ‘Power’ ful gesture is unanimous

     Power charges surged this past winter as the region weathered through a sustained cold period unlike anything seen in recent years.   For most power customers, the problem was compounded both by increased metered usage as well...

    • Posted April 16, 2014
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  • Willis W. Shenk, long-time Steinman executive, dies

      Willis W. Shenk, a farm boy turned longtime Steinman Enterprises executive who shepherded the company through decades of seismic change, died Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the age of 98. His unexpected passing at Lancaster General...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • One lane traffic started Tuesday on Route 272 in Ephrata as work began on the bridge over 322
    Work begins here on Rt. 272 bridge over 322

      PennDOT District 8 announced that preparatory work would begin this week for a project to rehabilitate the four-lane Route 272 bridge over U.S. Route 322, Main Street, in Ephrata Borough. The single-span, steel I-beam bridge was...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • Weis
    More beer runs in store?

    Weis Markets in Lititz last month became the first supermarket in the county to sell beer. Who’ll be first in Ephrata to sell beer, bananas and beauty aids?     Chad Ressler sees beer runs to Lititz...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • Boro will cover harsh winter’s electric overrun Not passing $656K cost to customers

    Many local residents were feeling the heat when this unusually cold winter caused electric bills to skyrocket. But residents of Ephrata Borough, subscribers to the borough’s electric service, are in line to benefit from it being a...

    • Posted April 9, 2014
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  • Graduation outdoors

      Ephrata High School seniors will graduate at War Memorial Field on its originally scheduled date of June 5, the district announced Wednesday. The district responded quickly to appeals from parents who objected to a proposal to...

    • Posted April 3, 2014
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