We’re Glad You’re Here!

Welcome to your Lancaster Herald. A place where we share our stories as community members in and around Lancaster and southeastern Ohio.

We welcome your stories about good things happening in your families, neighborhoods and homes. Throw a spotlight on a neighbor who creates an incredible garden every year, share a recipe your grandmother taught you to make (and the story behind it), share a photo of the incredible sunrise you saw from your kitchen window. Tell a story about a friend who does good things.

When you upload your story, recipe, photo or video, you’re a Community Contributor. We’ll review your submission and make sure it follows our simple guidelines: it must be positive, created by you, and about a person, thing or experience in your family, neighborhood, community or southeastern Ohio.

Today, as we launch, you’ll be reading stories shared by Lead Contributors from our community. They have volunteered to provide an article each week with stories of neighborhoods, local history, financial advice, health and wellness, growing plants, recipes, fun food, shopping and experience finds and more. We are so thankful to have the support of Lead Contributors Lynda Berge Disser, Jeremy Gloskos, Enrique Jiminez, Michael Johnson, Amy Lash, Karen Shull, Andrea Spires, and Penny Wasem.

If you’re interested in actively providing weekly content, drop us a note telling us about your area of expertise and what you’d like to share. If you’d simply like to upload a story here and there and be a Community Contributor, you’ll always be able to do that using the Submit Your Story form.

If you have an Event you’d like us to put in the calendar, it’s easy! Use the Submit My Event form to upload details and a photo or graphic. We welcome events from karaoke nights to church chicken dinners to live music, children’s activities, tours, festivals, food trucks, comedy nights, special dining experiences, educational activities, sports. If all are welcome to attend, we’ll post it (no charge)!

We’re hoping our pages will fill up quickly with your stories and photos. We have additional features launching soon including daily puzzles, classified ads and more so check back with us, follow us on Facebook and Instagram, and spread the word. After all, it’s your Lancaster Herald!

If you’re interested in supporting us through advertising or sponsorship, please let us know. We’ll be launching a quick and easy method to request space and upload your ads shortly and welcome offers to sponsor content!

Filed under: Featured, Homepage Showcase, News
Chris Shirer, Publisher of The Lancaster Herald

By Chris Shirer

Chris Shirer is the publisher of The Lancaster Herald. You’ll find her walking all over Lancaster sometimes accompanied by her investigative reporter dogs Rocket and Lily.