Monthly Archives: July 2015

American Heart Association presents Fit-Friendly Worksite gold-level award

The American Heart Association presented the York Newspaper Company with a Fit-Friendly Worksite gold-level award Thursday. To earn the award, a workplace must apply and carry out wellness activities such as a company walking program, available healthy food options or … Continue reading

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YDR journalists: Out and about in York County, Pa.

Teen Takeover photo with selfie stick. @ashleymaytweets @angiemason1 pic.twitter.com/V5WqwmqvjC — Ed Mahon (@edmahonreporter) July 11, 2015 The Teen Takeover team, 2015-2016 edition, meets – and then pauses for a pose. Looking forward to seeing the work of these budding journos. … Continue reading

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One woman’s use of Facebook spurs a York fix

Journalists are supposed to be a community’s eyes and ears. But let’s face it, we can’t be everywhere at all times. Thanks to one woman’s post to the Facebook group Fixing York PA, I was able to notify Tom Landis, superintendent of … Continue reading

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York Daily Record responds to kickball challenge from The Evening Sun

Since May, members of the York Daily Record/Sunday News have gathered once a week for a friendly kickball scrimmage. The games are mildly competitive, but entirely fun – so much fun, in fact, that we made several attempts to invite … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with this letter to the editor?

As editorial page editor for the York (Pennsylvania) Daily Record, a big part of my job is to read, edit and print letters to the editor. Sometimes, though, letters leave me scratching my head in confusion. See if you can … Continue reading

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FlipSidePA readers love the escape room phenomenon

We have a feeling Escape Room Lancaster is busy this week, considering how many readers clicked on our FlipSidePA story about it last week. Page views exploded over Fourth of July weekend — the story is our most viewed of the year. More … Continue reading

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A brief story about two front pages and two venerable York, Pa., families

This Gazette and Daily front page tells about the first York countian to become Pennsylvania’s governor – George Leader. YDR journalists get their story ideas from a lot of places. A copy of the 1954 front page with news about … Continue reading

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YDR newsroom brings together respect for readers, for colleagues – and fun

‘I going 2 add condiments artist 2 my resume,’ the YDR’s Samantha Dellinger wrote in a post. ‘I drew U.S. with ketchup/mustard. I hav a fun job … ‘ Sam is a perennial award winner in journalism competition, spurred, in … Continue reading

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Newsroom visit from Dallastown librarian ends in good report card for YDR

A recent visit from the middle school librarian from Dallastown offered an interesting moment of insight for many of us at the York Daily Record. Jen Hendry, through the Educator In The Workplace program, spent three days in the newsroom, … Continue reading

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