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.

(Paul Kuehnel)
Planters pose problem for York

04/23/2014 10:32 PM EDT
Years ago, if you were walking downtown in York, descending the stone steps on Continental Square to the comfort stations below may have been routine. 
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REVOLUTIONARY WAR
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

CIVIL WAR
(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
ON THIS DATE
Today in History

Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in Dublin. Full Story
REMEMBER
(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

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
(Paul Kuehnel)
Planters pose problem for York

04/23/2014 10:32 PM EDT
Years ago, if you were walking downtown in York, descending the stone steps on Continental Square to the comfort stations below may have been routine. 
Full Story

(Peggy A. Bender)
The cat came back, but it took 5 years

A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip. Full Story
(Matt York)
Michael Phelps, on why he is returning to swimming

Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events. Full Story
(Kevin Winter)
Bronze statue of Roger Ebert set to be unveiled

Roger Ebert's final blog posting last April ended with his hopeful sign-off: "I'll see you at the movies." The award-winning film critic died two days later. Full Story