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What court journalists shouldn’t put on Twitter

April 12, 2012


“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


“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


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. […]


January 19, 2012


“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


“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


“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


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, […]