• Soggy doggies!

    Canines have their day at the Ephrata Pool It was a perfect day for a swim, and for the seventh year in a row, Ephrata area canine citizens had their annual day in the water. Ephrata Rec...

    • Posted September 11, 2019
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  • Summers Trucking employees meet new owners: themselves

    Summers Trucking employees gathered for breakfast Saturday morning at the Ephrata American Legion. After ham and eggs and all the fixings, the 91 employees learned that the Summers family owners, Becky, John and Ken, had transferred their...

    • Posted July 31, 2019
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  • A cure for the Tuesday blues

    Three guys from Rehoboth, Del., drove to Ephrata Tuesday night for the second Concert by the Creek of the 2019 season. During a break, drummer Paul Weik said the three bandmates all live in the popular beach...

    • Posted July 24, 2019
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  • Compliance issues plague Akron’s Walnut Street sidewalk installation

    Sidewalks involved more discussion than any other topic on Akron borough council’s agenda at their regular monthly meeting at borough hall in June. Tom Murray, Sr., said he joined borough council 25 years ago because he was...

    • Posted July 2, 2019
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  • Jacob Breece (left) and Alejandro Echavarria battled for middle-of-the-pack bragging rights at the fifth annual Running the Rails event Saturday, June 8, which began at the Dick Winters Memorial on the Ephrata portion of the Warwick to Ephrata rail trail. Photo by Dick Wanner
    Fifth annual Run the Rails draws 163 competitors to WERT

      John Connolly grew up in farm country in his native Ireland, which is one reason he and his wife, Carolyn, leave their Philadelphia home to visit Lancaster County. Another reason is the Warwick to Ephrata rail...

    • Posted June 19, 2019
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  • Akron chief has convoy safety concerns

    Akron Police Chief Tom Zell had some nice things to say about the Make-A-Wish convoy that rolls through Akron every Mother’s Day. There’s the excitement, the spectators, the horns, the dreams-come-true reasons for the event. The chief...

    • Posted May 22, 2019
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  • Hillcrest Swim Club stays afloat for another season

    Half a century ago, a group of civic-minded Akronites banded together to form the Hillcrest Swim Club. They pooled their resources, built a swimming pool, a baby pool and poolhouse on 337 Pool Road, on a two-acre...

    • Posted May 15, 2019
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  • Akron inventor ready for takeoff

    Sometime before the end of this year, Joe Latrell expects to tune his shortwave radio to 450 megahertz, and spend a few minutes each day listening to the signal from a softball-sized satellite as it passes overhead...

    • Posted April 17, 2019
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  • Akron Borough looks to keep clean water out of sanitary sewers

    Heavy rains last fall dumped thousands of gallons of surface water into Akron’s sanitary sewer system. Rainwater and groundwater from saturated soils are considered clean water, which should drain into the Cocalico Creek. Clean water that enters...

    • Posted February 20, 2019
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  • Akron’s Hillcrest will remain open in 2019

    Swim club approaches council about its future Hillcrest Swim Club officials say the gates will open for the 2019 swimming season. That’s news because the 88-member club, an Akron institution since 1960, faced a boatload of financial...

    • Posted January 16, 2019
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