• Smucker tops King and takes 11th Congressional race

      Democrat Jess King’s year-long Congressional campaign received universal praise as tightly organized and focused along the way. While her failed bid to unseat GOP Lloyd Smucker played out Tuesday in a nearly 25,000 vote loss (among...

    • Posted November 7, 2018
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  • Polls open Tuesday

    The final weeks of local political campaigning leading to the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election featured a star-powered D.C. visit and a raucous final debate between foes running in the 11th Congressional District. Though some polls say...

    • Posted October 31, 2018
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  • After the storms cleared town by Friday, the 100th Ephrata Fair midway was packed throughout the weekend. Here is a view from the top of East Main Street Saturday night. Photo by Kirk Neidermyer
    Great weekend ends 100th Ephrata Fair on a high note

    Seemingly rising out of the macadam on Monday night, the 100th Ephrata Fair took shape downtown in and around a chaos convoy of trucks, cars trailers, and determined wrench-wielding workers raising trailers and arranging tanks, stoves, grills,...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • Wawa to close for 30-day renovation

    Gas pumps to remain open Wawa officially confirmed Tuesday that it will close its busy Ephrata location for a 30-day extensive renovation project. Lori Bruce, Wawa spokesperson, confirmed Tuesday that its renovation schedule at 602 S Reading...

    • Posted October 3, 2018
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  • The ‘New Normal’

    BY PATRICK BURNS Ephrata Review NEWS EDITOR “An emergency is not the time to have introductions and exchange business cards.” — Ephrata Police Chief William ‘Bill’ Harvey Chief William ‘Bill’ Harvey’s message resonated to everyone that packed the...

    • Posted September 19, 2018
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  • They’ve all come to look for America

    I remember like it was yesterday watching David Bowie on the floor opening the show sitting alone cross-legged on stage playing a tiny keyboard in a slow intro to a soaring cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America.”...

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • Final Whistle Stop Market Saturday

      Last event of the season Saturday expected to be dry for a change The fifth and final Whistle Stop Night Market is scheduled for Saturday afternoon and will feature music from Melanie Ilana with Rick Tomlinson....

    • Posted September 12, 2018
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  • This Hub’s for you

      Based at Ephrata Library’s Exploratorium, Northern Lancaster Hub will serve residents in need of social services by consolidating support agencies On the one hand, Ephrata Public Library’s role as the pass-through organization of a three-year United...

    • Posted August 1, 2018
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  • Zachary Graney stocks mortars at the fireworks sales tent in Ephrata. The tent does not stock M80s or firecrackers, but it has an assortment of aerial devices that became legal to purchase by a new state law in October. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Kaboom!

    Last October, the state legalized the sale of up to 50 milligrams of explosive material which includes firecrackers, Roman candles, and bottle rockets Zachary Graney hears the same question from customers arriving at the Wicked Fireworks sales...

    • Posted July 3, 2018
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  • Chamber Chat takes on traffic

    PennDOT officials on June 21 took questions from a packed house after providing a presentation on the planned realignments to the Routes 322/222 interchanges. Sponsored by the Northern Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and held at the...

    • Posted June 28, 2018
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