Diesel
Diesel

Diesel is a greeter. The moment I arrive at Triple “A” Dwarf Acres in East Manchester Township he was at my car door dying to say hello. As I toured the farm with owner Ed Ahrens, Diesel circled us carrying a stick the length of his body. As he strolled in front of us through [...]

Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s final match
Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s final match

I somehow went the entire winter sports season without shooting a regular-season wrestling match, and then ended up photographing districts and, last week, states. Two days of state wrestling, in fact — and the last day was Chance Marsteller’s final match as a high school student. It was also the match that landed Chance his [...]

Molly
Molly

I love big dogs. Adore them. But since I work ten hour shifts and live in an apartment, I have an angry cat instead. So I get pretty excited when I get to an assignment and am asked if I’m afraid of dogs, because this is generally followed by a love/snuggle fest with me and [...]

Looking back: The shooting that wasn’t
Looking back: The shooting that wasn’t

Last Thursday, I was working on a video project when my editor told me to go to Phineas Davis Elementary School, where there were reports of shots fired. I immediately left the office. Davis Elementary is the furthest York City School District school from the newsroom, so I had plenty of time to think and [...]

Next generation of volunteer firefighters
Next generation of volunteer firefighters

Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News
While taking this picture, I was reminded of the national shortage of volunteer firefighters. Communities are faced with merging coverage areas, and or going with paid firefighters to insure that public safety is maintained in the absence of people stepping forward to volunteer.

Olym-Pics
Canada's Ryan Fry, center, delivers the rock while teammates Ryan Harnden, left, and E.J. Harnden, right, sweep the ice during the men's curling gold medal game against Britain at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. AP Photo/Wong Maye-E

Every day during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia I chose 3 photos to run on our Olympics roundup page. I had some limitations since they went on a small rail: They had to be horizontal, could be seen easily in a small space, and did not repeat the main story that also ran [...]

Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s quick pins
Looking back: Chance Marsteller’s quick pins

Thanks to an out-of-town trip, I had a shorter work week than usual. On top of that, two of my three working days were spent at Hersheypark Arena, where dozens of YAIAA athletes were competing in the District 3 wrestling championships. Of all the sports I photograph throughout the year, wrestling is probably the one [...]

Looking back: Snow baby
Looking back: Snow baby

On top of the snow we already had from previous snowfalls, York County got a dump of as much as 19.5 inches last week. It was a gnarly mess, but fortunately, snow plow drivers were largely able to do their jobs well because most people had the good sense to stay home. This winter has [...]

Kind people in horrible circumstances
John Scott, left, and Beverly Poe watch firefighters extinguish a fire in their apartment in Codorus Township after a three car vehicle collision sent one into the building and it caught fire Sunday Feb 16, 2014 The Couple was in the apartment when the vehicle hit the building and caught fire.  Paul Kuehnel - Daily Record/Sunday News

Paul Kuehnel – Daily Record/Sunday News
When covering news, ugly situations bring out the best and worst in people. Every incident is a clean slate in how I deal with people. Every new moment has the potential of grace. The reality is that no matter how angry and disagreeable people are towards me, there will be a human in some form covering news where I am standing, and I can be the one that adds positive rather than more negative.

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