Dear readers,


I’m excited to be joining the team here at Ashland Source where I’ll be covering workforce development and education in Ashland County.

I’m here as a corps member of Report for America, a national service program to strengthen communities through local journalism.

I just graduated from Ohio University (go Bobcats!), with two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and political science. During my time there, I frequently appeared on stage or on camera as a stand-up comedian and host of a comedy late-night show.

I wrote for one of Ohio University’s student publications, The New Political. I also had two internship opportunities at McClatchy DC and WCPO.

At McClatchy DC, I worked on Capitol Hill and covered the Texas delegation of Congress for The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, one of McClatchy’s newspapers. At WCPO I worked in the Ohio statehouse and covered legislative news related to the Cincinnati area.

I was born in Dayton, and grew up in Centerville, a suburb right outside of Dayton. In Centerville, I had access to the nation’s finest donuts courtesy of Bill’s Donut Shop.

Because of Dayton’s proximity to Cincinnati, my loyalty lies with the Cincinnati Bengals and not the Cleveland Browns.

If you have any news tips, you can email me at or find me on Twitter @PartofMyHart. I’m always on the lookout for stories that increase accountability and transparency.

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