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Thanks for calling, York County

Thanks for calling with your news tips, York County.

In recent weeks, I’ve received several newsy tips, simply by answering my phone.

Yesterday, a woman, who didn’t give me her name, told me she heard former Gov. George M. Leader had died. She couldn’t tell me where she got her information, but she called us because she hadn’t seen it on our website and she thought we’d like to know.

She was right, on both counts.

We confirmed her tip that, sadly, Gov. Leader had passed away that morning. And we were glad she shared that information.

The same thing happened, almost two weeks ago now, when a friend of longtime Logavnille Mayor Nelson Ahrens called. The man, who declined to give me his name, wanted us to know that Ahrens had died that morning.

Again, the tipster was right.

And, in mid-April, a husband and wife called to tell me Charlie had died. They were talking about Charles Yinger, who had been the oldest living guard of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

The couple took a few minutes to get the news out. At one point, I thought the call had dropped, but the man and woman were apparently sharing the receiver. As a slightly  impatient assistant news editor, I almost gave up on the call. But, eventually, they shared their tip.

And we were able to tell our readers about Charlie.

In a world filled with tweets, Facebook posts and web updates, it can be easy to forget some of the old-fashioned ways we get tips.

And there are many ways you can submit your news and information to the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

Below are some of the many ways:

— By email: news@ydr.com

— On our Facebook page (And I’d like to give a shout out to the woman who sent us a message yesterday, asking about police activity at the Walmart in Springettsbury Township.)

— @ydrcom on Twitter

— By phone: 717-771-2000

— In person: At 1891 Loucks Road in West Manchester Township

— By mail: York Daily Record/Sunday News, 1891 Loucks Road, York PA 17408

You can also check out the Contact Us page and our staff listing at ydr.com.

We look forward to hearing from you.