• Nickel Mines tragedy eight years later

      Eight years after the Nickel Mines tragedy, life has settled into a new normal for Ephrata’s Janice Ballenger, the deputy coroner who responded on that devasting day. Oct. 2 marks the anniversary of the Nickel Mines...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Memories bring them back

    If you grew up experiencing the Ephrata Fair, you developed a connection. Picture a bungee chord or a boomerang. If you left the area, you felt it tug on you in September. You knew you’d come back,...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Al Trimmer, who many have known as "the local UPS guy," serves up one of his many pumpkin funnel cakes served last week.
    Familiar face behind stand

      A seasoned veteran has stepped forward to fill the space held for years by the ever-popular Sweigart’s Steaks, and the man’s face is familiar to many in the greater Ephrata area. Many already knew the operator...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • Dick, Rhonda, Gary and Joanne Pike, locking the door to Pike's Paint for the final time on Saturday afternoon. Missing from the photo was Randy Jo Warner, Joanne's daughter.
    Pike’s Paint closes after 61 years here

      Joanne Pike, her sons Dick and Gary, and Gary’s wife, Rhonda, locked the door on Pike’s Paint store Saturday afternoon at two o’clock. They shut the store for good, after a run of 61 years in...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • home shot tues
    Police hopeful in Clay murder investigation

    Police continue to investigate the armed home invasion late Thursday in Clay Township where masked shooters killed a 23-year old man and wounded his father. Brett J. Simmons, a 2009 Ephrata High School graduate, was killed at...

    • Posted October 1, 2014
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  • A hair-do malfunction didn’t get in the way of victory Tuesday night for Amber Huber of Denver, champion of the 16-and-older female division, in the 38th annual pig chase at the Ephrata Fair.  It’s clear that her lively porcine partner cheered her on, perhaps even serving as a “guide pig” for part of the race.
    Ephrata Fair 2014: Inside the Pig and Rooster Chase

    Ephrata Review Reporter Patrick Burns looks inside the ring and behind the scenes of the Ephrata Fair’s pig and rooster chase.  Burns interviewed organizers and recorded the action-video on a Galaxy S4 phone.  The event typically attracts...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Roland finishes half-marathon

    Mission accomplished. Troy Roland of Ephrata said it wasn’t pretty, but he did it, completing a half marathon in Philadelphia Sept. 21. Roland, who lost his right leg in a motorcycle accident, started running a year after...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Former teacher becomes assistant principal at EHS

      The Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors announced Monday night that Dr. Lauren Beal is the new assistant principal at the Ephrata High School. Beal will begin in that new position Sept. 29. She will...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Two of Ephrata's all-time great running backs, Dennis Zimmerman and Steve Schaufert at the pre-game tailgate party
    Fans flock to check out new turf field

      If you build it, they will come. A throng of fans eagerly came out to War Memorial last Thursday as Ephrata unveiled its new turf field with a “kick off celebration” that was open to the...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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  • Ephrata ranked ninth on list of safe places

    Ephrata is a safe place to call home. That is according to a recent top ten list published on the Movoto Real Estate Blog listing the Borough of Ephrata as No. 9 on its list of safest...

    • Posted September 24, 2014
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