• EASD officials, police address threat rumors

    School officials said more than 400 students did not attend class Wednesday Several parents contacted The Ephrata Review on Tuesday and Wednesday to express worries of a possible threat to Ephrata High School students. The concerns stem...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Clara Bollinger of Cloister FFA performed the FFA creed during the state midwinter convention at the Farm Show Complex on Monday.
    Locals thrive at state farm show

    There were several people from around the county that participated in Pennsylvania Farm Show on Jan. 6-13. Some even took home prizes for their entries. There were three locals who placed in the swine and beef categories.There...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Harry Potter tasting event’s attendees, with wands at the ready are (left to right) Hailey Imhoff, Nathan Imhoff, Melissa Burkhart, and Eric Burkhart. Photo by Emily Jacoby
    Getting a little taste of Hogwarts magic here

    The Tea Press Cafe in Ephrata held a Harry Potter themed tasting event Friday, Jan. 5, bringing all witches and wizards together to enjoy festive food and drink samples, which made attendees feel as though they were...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Library connects with community services to combat homelessness

    The Ephrata Public Library is using the cold weather to extend a warm welcome to the community’s homeless population. In these single digit temperatures, the library has opened its doors to provide a place for homeless people...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Despite concerns, council won’t reconsider budget

    When Ephrata Borough adopted a 2018 budget Dec. 11, Council President Susan E. Rowe voted against the proposed budget for two reasons. One was the slim margin of fund balances, which might not be enough to cover...

    • Posted January 10, 2018
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  • Lori and Brad Ortenzi visited their former church, Ephrata Church of the Brethren, to talk about their work in Thailand as missionaries with a group that helps childhood victims of human trafficking. Photo by Bonnie Adams
    Couple finds rewards in missionary work

    The boy who fell victim to human trafficking in Thailand never hesitates to hug the Lancaster County man who helped rescue him from his broken childhood. Missionaries Brad and Lori Ortenzi left their families and careers here...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • No chance for a mini-casino in Akron

    At the Dec. 11 borough council meeting, council members voted unanimously to opt out of the opportunity to allow a satellite facility – often referred to as a mini-casino – within the borough limits. They joined 664...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Selling solar

    Borough council approved the construction of a solar power facility off Springhouse Road The new year is looking brighter for Ephrata Borough due to an agreement reached in late December with a solar power company. Turning Point...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • Oh snap! Cold, snow keep Akron’s shoe from dropping, but Wobbly Bob stands tall

    Wobbly Bob made his customary descent from the third floor of Reamstown’s Union Barrel Works Sunday night to ring in the New Year, but frigid temperatures put the kibosh on Akron’s Shoe-Drop. Kim Weaver, one of Union...

    • Posted January 3, 2018
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  • This was the scene in Akron one year ago as the traditional town celebration welcomed the new year.
    Shoe dropping New Year’s Eve in Akron

    Akron will hold its annual Shoe-In this New Year’s Eve to welcome 2018. The 2017 Shoe-In will go from 9 p.m. until 12:15 a.m. at Akron’s Broad Street Park. This year’s event again features free food, a...

    • Posted December 27, 2017
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