Category Archives: Pain & trauma

York County marathoners travel ‘Back to Boston’: ‘They are runners. So they will run’

The York Daily Record’s Kate Penn has produced ‘Back to Boston,’ a documentary about York County-area runners who are running in the Boston Marathon on April 21, Patriot’s Day in Massachusetts. Most ran in 2013, the year of the deadly Boston Marathon bombings

Posted in All politics is local, American Revolution, Archives, all posts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Pain & trauma, Unsung/obscure sites, War | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Seven Gates of Hell and Toad Road: Film scares the fun out of York County’s most popular urban legend

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento has written several times about the urban legend which places the Seven Gates of Hell on Toad Road in Hellam Township. The recent release of the film ‘Toad Road’ gave him another opportunity.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Pain & trauma, Unsung/obscure sites, York celebrities | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Wouldn’t you know it? Icepocalypse is our unlucky 13 – winter storm, that is

This scene is being replayed thousands of time around York County, Pa., and the region after this week’s storm downed countless tree and has left thousands still without power. Wouldn’t you know it. This storm, the most damaging of the series this winter, is the 13th.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, Fires & firefighters, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Notable images, Pain & trauma | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Icepocalypse or Treepocalypse? Either way, crews still are carving up big trees

Fire and ice? This photograph about sums up Icepocalypse, the storm that has left thousands of York countians without power even today, three days after this week’s storm. Jane Lindhorn submitted this photo to YDR.com’s Your Photos gallery. ‘A fallen branch contacted the power line and burned,’ she wrote.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Mail bag, Notable images, Pain & trauma, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

‘Icepocalypse’ fits the storm that felled big trees in York County, Pa.

York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News columnist Mike Argento used the term ‘Icepocalypse’ in a Tweet about this week’s ice storm: ‘Trees down everywhere. No cars on the roads. Power out everywhere. It’s the Icepocalypse.’ At one point, 70,000 York County residents were without power. Mike’s label kind of fit. So out of all the thousands of photos YDR professionals and residents captured of ‘Icepocalype,’ this Paul Kuehnel photo from Glen Rock tells the clearest image of the storm. If the storm can fell a tree of this size, ‘Icepocalypse’ works as a name for that storm.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, History video channel, Local journalism & Web, Pain & trauma | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

When the waters of the Codorus challenged the Rocks of the Glen, Part 2

The high waters spawned by Tropical Storm Agnes struck Glen Rock in 1972. Here, high water covers Hanover Street. The southern York County, Pa., borough’s position in a valley carved by the Codorus Creek has made it a target of high waters.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local landmarks, Pain & trauma, Small-town life, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

York County, Pa., criminal attorneys have long sought evidence from the grave

Roses rest on railroad tracks on Newberry Street during the annual Unity March in York, Pa.. The roses lay where Lillie Belle Allen was shot 40 years before. As part of the prosecution of the shootings of Allen and York City Police Officer Henry C. Schaad 30 years after they died, the bodies of the two victims were exhumed.

Posted in A civil action, Archives, all posts, Cops & courts, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Pain & trauma | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

York College of Pennsylvania scholar seeks oral histories about the York race riots

This aerial view from the camera of a York, Pa., Daily Record/Sunday News photographer shows where railroad tracks cross Newberry Street in York. Lillie Belle Allen, visiting York, was slain when the car she was riding in stalled on those tracks. Police officer Henry C. Schaad also died from a gunshot wound sustained in race rioting in 1969.

Posted in All politics is local, Archives, all posts, Black history, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Pain & trauma, York County aerial photos | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Terrible Hex Murder of 1928, associated with Halloween, actually happened at Thanksgiving

This is my favorite photograph of the Hex Murder house, scene of the killing of a suspected witch in 1928. A trio murdered Nelson Rehmeyer, acting with the belief that he had cast a spell on one of them. This York Daily Record/Sunday News photo makes the house appear to be rising from the Rehmeyer Hollow field in southern York County, Pa.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Cops & courts, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Hex murder, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Notable images, Pain & trauma, Unsung/obscure sites | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Ironic YDR headline as Tropical Storm Agnes raged: ‘Susquehanna rampages/Water shortage here’

As the rains from the Storm of October 2013 fell on York County, Pa., earlier this month, inevitable comparisons came with those of Tropical Storm Agnes in 1972. Well, Agnes offered up 15-plus inches a short span. The recent October storm dumped 9.11 inches. But these photos show the real difference. Here’s the ‘Met Ed plant at York Haven’ under water in 1972.

Posted in Archives, all posts, Bad weather, Events, Explanations/controversy, For photo fans, Local journalism & Web, Local landmarks, Notable images, Pain & trauma, York County aerial photos | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment