• Help for Harvey

    Locals join national effort to aid hurricane victims The heartbreaking media images of thousands of flooded out residents in Texas continued to multiply since Harvey hit late Friday as a Category 4 hurricane Rebecca Gallagher, who lived...

    • Posted August 30, 2017
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  • Nearly 600 people attended the eclipse event at Ephrata Public Library Monday, including (left to right) Ethan Smith, Judy Deppen, Emma Smith, and Chris Brubaker. Photo by Pat Burns
    Hundreds flock to Ephrata library event to watch ‘Once In A Lifetime’ solar eclipse

    “Look…up in the sky!” Nearly 600 people Monday did just that at the Ephrata Public Library, embodying the famed opening scene of the 1950s Superman TV show. True to form, the object in question once again was...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Kim and Adam Gockley last week flew 2,600 miles to Lincoln City, Ore., to witness a total eclipse
    Eclipsing atmosphere

    Ephrata’s Kim and Adam Gockley flew 2,600 miles to witness a total eclipse of the sun While throngs of locals flocked to witness Monday’s partial eclipse at the local library, Kim Gockley and her son Adam decided...

    • Posted August 23, 2017
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  • Goodwill yields Purple Heart

    Brian Travis noticed a discolored white cardboard box priced $1.97 on the Goodwill store shelf. Inside was another box inscribed “Purple Heart.” Purple Heart Day on Tuesday found Brian Travis a bit blue. For four frustrating months,...

    • Posted August 9, 2017
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  • Armed robbery at Royer Pharmacy

    Ephrata Review Exclusive Video of armed robbery suspect. The Ephrata PD are looking for public’s help to identify an armed robber. According to police, there was an armed robbery at Royer Pharmacy around 5:30 p.m. Monday afternoon...

    • Posted August 8, 2017
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  • Members of the Mayor’s Roundtable on Drugs, who met July 13 at Wellspan Ephrata Hospital, include (left to right) Eric Kennel of Compass Mark, Ephrata Mayor Ralph Mowen, Chief William Harvey, Deb Bard of T.W. Ponessa, Beth Bulat, Lancaster County Drug and Alcohol Commission, Denise Sipe of T.W. Ponessa, and Sandy Paradis, The Rase Project (in foreground).
    Mayor assembles ‘drug roundtable’

    Five-pillar approach to address drug treatment, prevention, policing, harm reduction, and recovery During a recent economic symposium, residents compiled a list of downtown Ephrata’s advantages and drawbacks for a panel of professionals looking for development options for...

    • Posted July 19, 2017
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  • Borough stormwater project underway

    Workers will check and repair new storm sewer pipes, catch basins and manholes where required; replace some existing water service lines and   existing curb and sidewalk. Completion is expected by mid September. A portion of Ephrata Borough’s...

    • Posted July 12, 2017
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  • This historic property at 207 E. Main St., built in 1850, was owned by two of Ephrata's most prominent citizens, Anne Brossman Sweigart and Bertha Blair. An online auction to sell the home is scheduled June 24-27. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Historic Brossman home going to auction

    The former home of Anne Sweigart Brossman at 207 E. Main St. is up for auction following a foreclosure sale two years ago by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s office, according to court records. County court documents show...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • State Sen. Ryan Aument articulates a question to Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Community & Economic Development. at Brossman Business Complex June 15. Photo by Patrick Burns
    Davin draws a crowd at Chamber luncheon

    A packed house attended the Ephrata Area Chamber of Commerce’s luncheon June 15 that featured Dennis Davin, Pennsylvania Secretary of the Department of Community & Economic Development. Davin spoke at Brossman Business Complex on a series of...

    • Posted June 21, 2017
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  • The Ketchum family open the New Main Thursday evening. They are (left to right) Penn, Aimee, Marley and Kayla.
    Now showing: Revamped Main opens Thursday

    The first movies arrived Tuesday, employee training begins today, and the opening curtain drops Thursday night at the New Main theater. “We’re ready to go,” said owner Penn Ketchum. “So far the local response has been incredible.”...

    • Posted June 14, 2017
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