All posts by Patrick Burns

About Patrick Burns

Social media editor and staff writer for Ephrata Review and Lititz Record Express.
  • An Ephrata Borough plow truck rumbles down Main Street after a storm on Feb . 12, 2014.
    Supervisors Mull New Snow Removal Ordinance

    Considering similar law used in West Cocalico Twp.   By Marylouise Sholly No snowflakes are in sight yet, but Ephrata Township is planning ahead, starting with a possible new snow removal ordinance. Randy Groome, road superintendent, suggested...

    • Posted September 30, 2019
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  • One Of a Kind

    Iconic Ephrata Police Chief ‘Bill’ Harvey announces retirement By Patrick Burns During his five-decades-long career, retiring Ephrata Police Chief William ‘Bill’ Harvey has made thousands of decisions. Some were common sense, others split-second, and, of course, the...

    • Posted September 26, 2019
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  • Farewell to the Father

          ‘Father John,’ OMPH Pastor, Ephrata Police Chaplain, leaves after 11 years in Ephrata By Patrick Burns August 7, 2019 Rev. “Father John” McLoughlin, a larger-than-life character who ceaselessly interacted with students, faculty, and parishioners...

    • Posted August 23, 2019
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  • Primary election is Tuesday

    Ed Note:  The printed version of The Ephrata Review omitted some GOP candidates for Ephrata Borough Council. Those candidates are  Gregory S. Zimmerman, 1st Ward; Melvin Weiler, 2nd Ward; Ricky L. Ressler, 3rd Ward; and Linda Martin...

    • Posted May 17, 2019
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  • Woods Leads Oxford School District to National Prominence

    By Alice Hummer  Imagine a secondary school where students earn both a diploma and a college associate’s degree while attending a four year public high school. David A. Woods, a 1987 Cocalico High School graduate, recently made that dream...

    • Posted May 3, 2019
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  • Rep. Smucker and Sen. Toomey to recognize Vietnam Veterans in Lititz Friday

    Rep. Lloyd Smucker, Sen. Pat Toomey to Participate in Vietnam Vets Recognition Ceremony U.S. Rep. Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) will attend a ceremony recognizing Vietnam Veterans in Lititz on Friday. Eligible recipients must...

    • Posted March 28, 2019
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  • Smucker, Toomey in Lancaster to promote bills to “end future government shutdowns”

    Sen. Pat Toomey appeared in Lancaster this afternoon with Lancaster County Congressman Lloyd Smucker (far left) to promote legislation “that would end future government shutdowns.” To the right of Smucker is Lancaster County Commissioner Dennis Stuckey and...

    • Posted February 8, 2019
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  • WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event

    WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital hosts heart month event Learn about healthy cooking and heart health at the free Love Your Heart program to be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Ephrata Health...

    • Posted January 31, 2019
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  • Help sought for homeless vet

    Homeless vet Joe Fox faces eviction today from Ephrata Twp. property   By Patrick Burns By all accounts, 78-year-old, Joe Fox did not always do things the right way. In fact, his friend Bill Whiskeyman said Joe...

    • Posted January 24, 2019
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  • Town tree rooted in the love of a little girl

    Little Samantha’s eyes lit up when she saw the Christmas tree in her foster parents’ Ephrata house. That was back in 1990 and the four-month-old little girl was living with Phil Eisemann and his wife at their...

    • Posted November 21, 2018
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