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.

Individuals, groups are wanted to adopt 32 murals around York

For folks who want to help preserve some of the most high-profile depictions of key events and people in York's history, here's your chance.
10/21/2014 11:11 AM EDT
For folks who want to help preserve some of the most high-profile depictions of key events and people in York's history, here's your chance. 
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Picturing History: From Jewish synagogue to Catholic church on South Beaver Street in York
10/18/2014 01:45 PM EDT - A former Jewish synagogue on South Beaver Street in York remains a house of worship - but is now home to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Chapel. See how it looked, then and now. Full Story

Old F.W. Woolworth building in York could become retail, apartments
10/16/2014 11:27 AM EDT - The long vacant former F.W. Woolworth building on West Market Street could be seeing new life. Royal Square Development/Susquehanna Renovations is looking to buy the building from York's Redevelopment Authority and turn it into a mixed-use retail and residential project. 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 is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 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

Springettsbury Township's York Valley Inn depicted in artist's portrait

10/21/2014 01:58 PM EDT
Springettsbury Township's York Valley Inn went up before 1750 to serve travelers in wagons moving from east to west, and it came down in the 1960s because of those travelers in automobiles needed more road, and many travelers had stayed 'a while' and turned into shoppers. 
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June Lloyd: Looking for the Camp Security stockade, village
10/17/2014 01:33 PM EDT - The site of our Revolutionary War prisoner of war camp, Camp Security, has never been lost — in the broader sense. Full Story

Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. Full Story
(Bebeto Matthews/AP)
NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. Full Story
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Renee Zellweger barely recognizable Monday on red carpet

The actress, who hasn’t been in a film since 2010, shows up for Elle’s Annual Women in Hollywood Awards in Los Angeles looking like she’s had some plastic surgery.