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Ephrata PA Police Department announced this week that they will be getting a more sophisticated flying drone to spy on the small town in northern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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Local Community Bank Sells Home Mortgages to Wells Fargo Bank

3 December 2018 Humor & Satire

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Local Community Christmas Tree Recently Named Ugliest In Small Town America

2 December 2018 Humor & Satire

Dateline: Ephrata, Pennsylvania A local community Christmas tree was recently named the ugliest Christmas tree in small town America, thanks to its incomplete decoration which resulted in the evergreen having only half its lights. The announcement was made on social media via Facebook, and quickly garnered 1.5 million likes.

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Thousand Oaks CA Mass Shooting: “We Have To Do Something About Hate” and Why That Is Problematical

8 November 2018 Op-Ed

During a press conference this morning about last night’s mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean was reported to have said (sic), “We have to do something about hate.” Well, we’ve tried legislation to curb, prevent, and outlaw hate related crimes. How’s that working out? It has only made people scared and […]

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Don’t Get Fooled Again: Fake Identities, False Friends, and Online Safety in the Age of Social Media

13 May 2018 Internet & Social Media Safety

You know that old saying, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably isn’t.” When it comes to false friends or identities with absent, spurious, or fake credentials, the same proverb applies to social media, notably Facebook. “If the account identity cannot be verified, it probably isn’t for real.” There are many people who […]

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