Record Express, Ephrata Review Announce Staff Changes

By on February 21, 2018

Lititz Record Express and Ephrata Review Editor Andrew H. Fasnacht announced several changes to newsroom staff this past week.

Stephen M. Seeber, the associate editor of both The Review and Record Express for the past 12 years, was recently named the new editor of Lancaster Farming by president William J. Burgess.

Long-time Record Express editor Steve Seeber said goodbye this week.

Seeber, a 23-year veteran of the weeklies’ newsrooms, will be replacing current editor Dennis Larison, who is retiring at the end of March. Lancaster Farming, headquartered along with The Review and Record Express at 1 E.Main St. in Ephrata, is one of the largest agricultural newspapers in the country.

Seeber is a graduate of Millersville University and currently resides in Lititz.

As a result of Seeber’s departure, current staff writer and social media editor Patrick Burns will become news editor for both  the Record Express and The Ephrata Review.

Burns, a graduate of Temple University and current Terre Hill resident, has served two stints with Lancaster Newspapers, and has worked on staff with two other daily newspapers, the  Reading Eagle and Delaware County Daily Times.

Patrick Burns was named News Editor of Lititz Record Express and Ephrata Review

Following his time as a staff writer with the former Intelligencer Journal, Burns joined the LCW staff in 2013. Hunnefield, a Millersville graduate and Lititz resident, joined the staffs of LCW and Lancaster Farming in 2011.

Additionally, well-known Lititz historian Cory Van Brookhoven, a Kutztown University graduate, joins the staff of Lancaster County weeklies and will be focusing his attention on the town he knows so well.

In addition to being the current president of the Lititz Historical Foundation, Van Brookhoven also served on Lititz Borough Council and is the owner of the Historic Lititz Walking Tours.

Melissa Hunnefield was named new Features Editor


Van Brookhoven joins another Lititz resident, Aubree Fahringer, on the combined news staff of the weeklies.


A recent graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Fahringer replaced Donna Reed as the editor of the Cocalico In Review section back in December. Reed retired from her post with The Ephrata Review back in September.


Finally, Ephrata resident Emily Jacoby has also joined the weeklies team as a part-time writer on the news staff. Jacoby is a recent graduate of Millersville University.


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