YDR editor Jim McClure shares his passion for local history and journalism.

Author Scott Mingus explores York County's rich Civil War heritage.

Historian June Lloyd looks at how things have converged on our hometown, past and present.

Stephen H. Smith shares a hodgepodge of explorations of York s Past.

Lifelong Yorker Joan Concilio offers a forum to discuss memories of York.

Chris Otto enjoys exploring the worlds of books, ephemera, history and folklore.

Learn more about the four-star, often forgotten general, Jacob Devers of York

The four-star general from York left a lasting impression on the U.S. military
10/12/2015 02:49 PM EDT
Four-star Gen. Jacob Devers is often an after-thought when discussing the history of World War II. In fact, a biography of the York native, published in February of this year, is subtitled, "World War II's Forgotten Four-Star. 
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Lassa fever took its first U.S. victim in York County 46 years ago. Here is the family's untold story
09/22/2015 08:49 PM EDT - In 1969, doctors in York struggled to figure out what was killing Juan Román. Lassa is still hard to diagnose, there still is no cure and the local family still doesn't have all the answers. Full Story

Lassa fever's York County victim: After father's death, gift paid forward
09/18/2015 02:32 PM EDT - After the death of her father, Juan Román, to Lassa fever in December 1969, Lily Román withdrew from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she had been studying languages in the hopes of working for the United Nations. Full Story

Friends of Camp Security receives donation from bank

Springettsbury Township supervisors also approved extending a deadline for the transfer of the property to October.
York, PA - Friends of Camp Security recently received a $3,500 donation from M&T Bank for preserving a Revolutionary War prison camp. Full Story

(Clare Becker — The Evening Sun)
Lincoln's words resonate through annals of American history

After 150 years, Gettysburg Address still an enthralling work
Recalling what America faced 150 years ago, Gettysburg National Park Superintendent Bob Kirby said the struggle for human freedom and equality did not end with the Civil War. Full story
Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Nov. 23, the 327th day of 2015. There are 38 days left in the year. Full Story
(File — The Associated Press)
Remember: The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show'

Locals look back 50 years and share memories of The Beatles on 'The Ed Sullivan Show.'
It's an unlikely love story. Four skinny lads from Liverpool touched down in New York Feb. 7, 1964. Two nights later — after Ed Sullivan's stilted introduction — they played pop music on live television. Full Story

Jim McClure: YDR Web, print editions to get fresh look this week (column)

10/23/2015 12:06 PM EDT
The websites will be easier to navigate and carry more photos and links to related content. And mobile users will notice more photos, photo slideshows and videos. 
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Harrison Ford and Chewbacca finally end feud on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Jimmy Kimmel brings Harrison Ford and Chewbacca of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” together again, after supposed rift, as Adele’s “Hello” plays.