About Us

LocalNews1.org brings you real, verified news from communities in SE Franklin & NE Washington Counties.  We cover stories about businesses, non-profits, the schools and school sports, churches, clubs, municipalities . . . everything local. 

But we are not just another media company.

LocalNews1.org was founded by a group of local residents who saw a need for trusted, vetted news in their community. They got together and invested their time and money into creating a platform for distributing community happenings. They recruited a very small, experienced community-minded staff focused on providing not only the news you need to know, but also the GOOD NEWS from around the region.

We are the one place you can go to get vetted, accurate and timely news all in one place.  Though we have a social media presence, we are not social media.

Here is some of what you will find:

      • News from local school districts

      • Township and Borough government news

      • Local sports coverage

      • Business news

      • Community features and profiles

      • Stories on good people doing great things

      • Events/entertainment

      • Special weekly columns

    To get this kind of content, LocalNews1.org relies on an ever-growing network of people who let us know what to share with the community. Tell us what your business or church group or Boy Scout troop is planning. Tell us your league standings and baseball, football, soccer, swimming, golf and other results. We wull share all that with the broader community at no cost to you.

    New business, or old business with new products or promotions?  Hiring, or selling off inventory, looking for something or just getting rid of that old mower or car?  We have competitive advertising and classified rates.

    Here is what you WILL NOT find:

        • Mugshots and petty crimes

        • Scanner/police monitor reports

        • Political opinions

      For less than the cost of one latte each month, you can help keep your community informed and entertained.

      For less than the cost of the best IPA each month, you can help showcase the talents of kids in your community.

      Try us. Let us know what you care about, and we’ll share what’s happening in your town!

      If you’re looking for accurate, reliable news from communities in SE Franklin & NE Washington Counties, join us.

      Our Team

      We’ve assembled a team of experienced editors, writers and other professionals  to collect, assemble and present news that is relevant to you here in our community.  Our staff includes:

      Dan DeDonaPresident[email protected]
      Erin BlaineBusiness manager[email protected]
      Jillian PavlickEditorial assistant[email protected]
      Lee GoodwinSports contributor[email protected]
      Nancy MaceNews contributor[email protected]
      Andy SandrikNews contributor[email protected]
      Jennifer VanderauNews contributor[email protected]
      Robb HelfrickLocal history contributor[email protected]
      Scott DouglasNews contributor[email protected]
      James MillerSpecial projects[email protected]
      Doug HarmonSocial media contributor[email protected]
      Toya McClearyPhoto/design contributor[email protected]

      WANT TO JOIN OUR TEAM? We are always looking for writers to cover local government, sports, entertainment and news. If you’d like to see your work in print, email us at [email protected]. Experience preferred, but not necessary.

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      We are serious about providing our local community the local news that you need to be well informed about all that is going on all around you.  If this sounds like news you’d like to see on a regular basis, CLICK HERE and subscribe today to LocalNews1.org.

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