All posts by dreed

  • Denver house fire displaces family, pets

    A family of eight and their pets were displaced by a Friday morning fire that did extensive damage to their home at 525 Main St. The Denver Fire Company and many mutual aid departments were dispatched to...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Buses, operators score well in Cocalico

    During a meeting filled with back-to-school actions, the Cocalico School Board Monday night, Aug. 15, approved new bus routes and contracts to provide transportation to several private schools. The district will have 25 bus routes during the...

    • Posted August 17, 2016
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  • Police log: Ephrata and East Cocalico coverage areas

    Ephrata Borough Police Department reported the following: THREATS: Police charged Aleksey A. Tverdokhleb, 21, Reinholds, with terroristic threats and simple assault for his role in an altercation in the 700 block of West Route 897, West Cocalico...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Stevens man pleads guilty

      A Stevens man has pleaded guilty to his fourth sex crime and avoided the potential for a lifetime prison sentence by striking a deal with prosecutors. Todd Mathew Bowman, 41, of the 100 block of North...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Former Reinholds woman found guilty of DUI-related vehicular homicide

      A former Reinholds woman was found guilty July 14 of driving drunk in a 2014 car crash that killed a Lancaster woman and severely injured her son. Patricia J. Halgash, 43, Land O’ Lakes, Fla., sat...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Police officer saves woman from mobile home fire before oxygen tanks inside explode

      A police officer saved a 51-year-old woman from a burning East Cocalico Township mobile home July 13 just before oxygen tanks in the home exploded. East Cocalico police Officer David Fisher quickly responded when he received...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Denver youth completes Colonial Lodge internship

    Ryan Shupp of Denver recently volunteered 120 hours at Colonial Lodge Community in Denver. The internship focused on health-care administration. Shupp is no stranger when it comes to volunteering; he spent two years volunteering at Colonial Lodge...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Cocalico Corner: A time to chill out

    We’re in the dog days of summer and if ever there was a year to feel beaten down by this specific time of the season, it’s this year. The sporadic three-days-at-a-stretch heat waves with their heavy heat...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • No cow-ard is he: Young Stevens farmer braves bringing dairy back to life on family land

      The dairy barn on Cocalico Creek Road in Stevens has been abuzz with activity for the past year as Brandon Martin started up his dairy operation. The farm is owned by Martin’s uncle, and it had...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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  • Denver woman dies after one-car crash in West Cocalico Township

    A 35-year-old Denver woman died July 13 after being critically injured in a one-vehicle crash in West Cocalico Township. Police said a bicyclist found Darcy Hibshman’s vehicle overturned in a small stream in the 200 block of...

    • Posted July 20, 2016
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