• Ephrata’s new police officers: Marcos Rodriguez-Muriel (left), and Cody Newswanger. Photo by Gary Klinger
    Ephrata’s new ‘Blue’

    Ephrata police officially added a pair of new officers Monday night. Borough council welcomed Marcos Rodriguez-Muriel and Cody Newswanger who were both sworn in as the newest members of the force. Ephrata Police Department Lt. Tom Shumak...

    • Posted January 11, 2017
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  • Re-Uzit stores to consolidate

    Ephrata Borough Council is considering a plan which would consolidate a pair of Ephrata Re-Uzit stores into a new building on the site of 1040 S. State St. Ephrata Borough Council members had decidedly mixed emotions Tuesday...

    • Posted January 4, 2017
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  • Superintendent Brian Troop (right) receives an award in March from EASD board president Timothy Stayer.
    EASD commits to Troop

    The Ephrata Area School District Board of Directors have approved a new five-year contract with superintendent Brian Troop. Troop, who has been with the district since January 2011, is to receive a $164,500 annual salary, effective July...

    • Posted December 21, 2016
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  • Getting to the bottom of sinkhole situation

    Workers on Tuesday removed temporary fencing that had blocked Pine Street since a sinkhole collapsed an intersection at Park Avenue on Nov. 8. While many questions remain unanswered, such as the cause, it’ll be business as usual...

    • Posted December 14, 2016
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  • Taxing decisions ahead for council

    Some taxing times are ahead for members of Ephrata Borough Council as they consider the proposed municipal budget for 2017. In a presentation by Christine H. Moore, director of finance and administration, it was explained that expected...

    • Posted November 22, 2016
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  • Too early to say if Aldi coming to township

    The question of whether an Aldi grocery store is coming to Ephrata Township remains up in the air. Engineer Jim Caldwell addressed the issue at Tuesday’s Ephrata Township Supervisors meeting and said any possibility that the store...

    • Posted May 18, 2016
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  • Moore of an impact to students

    Ephrata school resource officer Paul Moore is a busy man. Moore, who presented the 2015 fourth-quarter activity report to Ephrata Township supervisors on April 5, interacts and mentors students while working with the police department to coordinate...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Hostile ‘Happy Hour’

    Council  objects to wine fund-raiser  by  Patrick Burns & Gary Klinger Ephrata Library’s request to serve wine at an Extra Give ‘happy hour’ event didn’t sit well with some Ephrata Borough Council members. But, thanks to a tie-breaking...

    • Posted November 18, 2015
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  • EASD flyer-distribution policy questioned by Scout leader

    The Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts may be as American as baseball and apple pie, but when it comes to distributing handouts about these groups to Ephrata Area School District Students, it is not that simple. Local...

    • Posted September 9, 2015
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  • The rail trail in Ephrata.
    Couple seek privacy fence as shield from nearby rail-trail

    Akron Borough’s newly completed portion of a rail-trail ends at the edge of LuAnn Mikos’ property, and she’s concerned about her family’s privacy. Come spring, Ephrata Township will resume work on the next phase of the trail,...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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