Title: Annals of southwestern Pennsylvania, by Lewis Clark Walkinshaw ... Vol. 1. Author: Walkinshaw, Lewis Clark.
pg. 451 - Under Publicity “A distinctive newspaper has been conducted in the city of McKeesport for the past fifty-five years, the “McKEESPORT DAILY NEWS.”In a jubilee edition published five years ago, its editor, SENATOR WILLIAM D. MANSFIELD, well said: “It’s more than a newspaper, its a community institution.”The one hundred and sixteen-page edition then issued would have been impossible in 1884, when typesetters struggled several hours to compose one page.Two brothers, HARRY S. DRAVO (picture of station KDKA’S first broadcast) and WESLEY B. DRAVO, first issued the paper on July 1, 1884, later J. B. SHALE acquired an interest, then JAMES L. DEVENNY, and still later the Daily New Publishing Company was incorporated and took over the plant. J. DENNY O’NEIL, prominent McKeesport Republican, recorder of deeds, highway commissioner, and county commissioner; E. W. PITTS, banker; and GEORGE ALTMYER took over the majority of stock and conducted the paper successfully until it was acquired by the Mansfields in 1927.”