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What court journalists shouldn’t put on Twitter

April 12, 2012

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“I don’t know that I would have the discipline to be a good journalist, but I was always attracted to it because it seemed like a channel to the truth.”  — Robert Redford Today is my 7 month anniversary at The Marion Star. In that time, I’ve gotten used to writing articles every day and […]

Murder in a small town

February 24, 2012

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“rain slowly slides down the glass as if the night is crying.” — Patricia Cornwell, Trace   By Feb. 7, I’d already covered a fire that destroyed businesses, three fatal car crashes and a  pit bull attacking a police officer during a drug raid. I thought I’d seen the worse that the crime beat had […]

30% taxes for the rich…or for all?

January 25, 2012

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I shall never use profanity except in discussing house rent and taxes.  ~Mark Twain Death and taxes…those are the only two sure things in life, right? So, apparently, Obama believes that those who make over $1 million a year should pay 30% in taxes. So, if someone grosses $1 million, then they should pay $300,000. […]

01.19.99

January 19, 2012

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“The only thing more unthinkable than leaving was staying; the only thing more impossible than staying was leaving.”  — Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love It was a white, wintry morning. The sunlight bounced off the snow, making the crystals glisten. I pulled on a brown velvet dress and climbed into my mother’s van. I held […]

When you say nothing at all

January 16, 2012

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“Don’t underestimate the value of Doing Nothing, of just going along, listening to all the things you can’t hear, and not bothering.” ~ Pooh’s Little Instruction Book, inspired by A.A. Milne For a journalist, it is important to find something new to write every day. That’s really hard when almost everything imaginable has been written about […]

What happened to personal responsibility?

January 15, 2012

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“This is your life. You are responsible for it. You will not live forever. Don’t wait.” ― Natalie Goldberg Let me say this up front: I never want to discuss politics or religion on my blog. Both of these subjects get people into trouble, and I’m not going to do it. As readers may have […]

Domestic violence laws

January 11, 2012

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As a crime reporter, one of my jobs is to go through the police reports every day. It seems like every day I see a domestic violence charge in the stack. More often than not, it is a misdemeanor charge. This has nothing to do with the police or even the prosecutor. By Ohio law, […]