Looking back: Johan Limonta
Tears stream down the face of 7-year-old ZiAire Sweatman-Clark, left, who was brought home safe and sound on Saturday after missing overnight. To the right, Ted Young holds his 15-month-old granddaugter, Arteya, whose mother Samantha was murdered on Sunday.
Looking back: Kable House Presents
Chewing on history
Looking back: Free food giveaway
Looking back: Johan Limonta
Looking back: Johan Limonta

Tomorrow is the York Revolution’s opening day, and you’ll probably find Johan Limonta — formerly the team’s man on third — in the outfield. But more than 10 years ago, you’d have found Limonta on a boat somewhere between the United States and his homeland of Cuba. Last June, reporter Jim Seip and I started […]

The perspective of a journalist dad
Tears stream down the face of 7-year-old ZiAire Sweatman-Clark, left, who was brought home safe and sound on Saturday after missing overnight. To the right, Ted Young holds his 15-month-old granddaugter, Arteya, whose mother Samantha was murdered on Sunday.

Post by Jason Plotkin I often speak to students who have an interest in becoming journalists. At times, I joke with them about how this is a great career to get into if you love low pay and long hours. But the one thing I don’t joke about is what the life of journalism often […]

Looking back: Kable House Presents
Looking back: Kable House Presents

Last Friday was one of those “headless chicken” days — my assignments were stacked, one after the other, and took place all over the county. My final assignment that day, after going from Dover to the eastern reaches of Springettsbury, took me into the city for Kable House Presents. It’s an independent concert series developed and organized by […]

Chewing on history
Chewing on history

(Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record)
It’s no secret that I love historical things. I am more of a mental, digital collector than of things, but to touch, taste and chew? is magical. This a better find than my grandmother’s preserved tomato juice marked 1947, which wasn’t as pretty.

Looking back: Free food giveaway
Looking back: Free food giveaway

I work the afternoon/evening shift on Wednesdays through Saturdays, which means people I meet on assignment often are surprised I don’t get Friday or Saturday nights off. I’m used to it. That’s just been my life for almost four years. So when I arrived in downtown York Friday evening, in the midst of all the […]

Looking back: Excavations
Looking back: Excavations

The first thing I noticed when I came to live in York County was the abundance of churches. The next thing I noticed was how old everything was. Coming from Houston, Texas, where few pre-1990 structures remain, I was amazed by all the buildings in York County that have weathered one or more centuries. There’s always […]

Looking back: Haines Shoe House returns to the past
Looking back: Haines Shoe House returns to the past

I’ve spent the past several weeks working on two different projects, which means I’ve had fewer daily assignments, which means I have less to post in my weekly reviews on this blog. But I did get to swing by the Haines Shoe House and check out what the new owners are up to. It had […]

Looking back: Spot news shift
Looking back: Spot news shift

It always seems that when I’m assigned to the early/day shift (which isn’t often), things happen. Last week, on my Thursday morning shift, I covered a school bus crash (empty bus, no injuries) and a two-alarm fire (total loss). The two incidents happened in the same rural municipality but occurred with just enough time in-between […]

Looking back: Boys Overnight Leadership Development
Looking back: Boys Overnight Leadership Development

I spent last Friday night surrounded by seventh-grade boys. To be clear, I spent only a few hours of Friday night surrounded by seventh-grade boys. But it took me only a few minutes to realize I a) am twice their age, b) could barely remember what life was like at that age (ages 15 and […]

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