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

Front of The Gazette and Daily, November 3, 1954.Submitted
Front of The Gazette and Daily, November 3, 1954.Submitted

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 George Leader’s election to the governorship of Pennsylvania was on the desk near the YDR’s office copy machine for days.

I looked at it every time I made a copy. So I figured that if it captured my attention, others would be interested.

I then grabbed an image of a second historic front page declaring the triumph of a second York native who gained the governor’s seat. I turned it into a blog post: Off-year, off-season election musings: Leader and Wolf families have impact on York County, Pa..

News is everywhere, even in the newsroom.

But as our increasingly mobile reporters know: rarely in the newsroom!

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Tom Wolf gained Pennsylvania’s chief executive’s chair in 2014.