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    Lucky to be alive: An abuse victim’s story

    “Erin’s Escape” is part of a series of stories on the addiction crisis facing our society. The stories are written by Janice Ballenger, who works at Retreat at Lancaster County, a premiere 160-bed addiction center in Ephrata....

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • It was a new school year with a new traffic pattern at Cocalico High School but the anticipation on the students’ faces is a tradition on the first day of classes.
    Area schools open Monday, New program links EASD freshmen

    With the cool air that finally arrived this week, came that realization that it’s almost time for the school bells to once again ring in the area. Monday, Aug. 29 will indeed be opening day in both...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Photo by Duane Ober, Warwick Emergency Services Commission administrator Firefighters, farmers and neighbors work together at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township to free two dairy cows that fell into a manure pit Aug. 17.
    Cow Raising

    Two dairy cows fell into a manure pit at a local farm on Lincoln Road in Clay Township Aug. 17 and were rescued with the assistance of Brunnerville firefighters. Firefighters, farmers and neighbors worked for over two...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Presenting the big birthday cake are two of the party’s organizers, Jim Brown of Ephrata National Bank (left) and Dave Boland of The Groves. Photo by Stan Hall
    Ephrata celebrates 125th with party downtown

    Happy birthday, Ephrata. Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen and Ephrata Borough Council President Sue Rowe blew out the candles and they were immediately joined by more than 200 men, women and children with the singing of “Happy Birthday,...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • Don’t surrender to addiction

    Letter to the Editor: Never give up! About two months ago I came to the conclusion and finally accepted that I needed help. I had a demon haunting me for the past 28 years and that demon’s...

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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  • You are not alone!

    Circle of Support meets at Lititz Moravian Church; next gathering is Sept. 7 Let’s face it, you can’t open a paper or magazine, turn on television or surf the Internet without hearing about the struggles of addiction....

    • Posted August 24, 2016
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At Hawk Valley Golf Course, Jim Summers, right, prepares to award the winners of the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce trophy. The Chamber was told that Hawk Valley was closing its front nine and building homes on the Brecknock Township course. The property is owned by Landmark Homes of Ephrata Township.
    Hawk Valley homes planned for November

                    Landmark has renewed plans for The Villages at Hawk Valley, which would replace fairways and sand traps with houses on the course, which is bisected by Crestview Drive. By...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Still no answers for residents of Clay Township development

    By Marylouise Sholly Questions of financial responsibility continue to swirl around the Wildflower Pond Development, and residents of the development say they are fed up with the confusion that’s been going on for years. Although the development...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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    Final creek concert of the season

      About 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, the last of this year’s Concert by the Creek performances looked like it was going to take place in the rain. Splintered Sunlight was set to go on at 6:30, but with...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • ROBERT DEVONSHIRE JR. | LNP Correspondent The Strasburg Rail Road is seeking a waiver to not blow their whistle at every crossing in an effort to stop spooking horses.
    Emotions flare over horse beating incident

    By Patrick Burns An Ephrata Township 20-year-old went to District Judge Tony Russell’s office Monday to pay fines relating to an Aug. 2 incident which elicited social media criticism and rage often directed squarely on the local...

    • Posted August 11, 2016
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