Work clips

My work has ranged from breaking new to day turn and city council stories to feature-length premium online content. What follows is a sample of some of that work.

Day turns

Gary Chestnut, man paralyzed in October crash in Independence dies

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. — A young man paralyzed after a two-vehicle crash in front of Simon Kenton High School in the early hours of Oct. 9 has died.

Nick Mayer, the step-father of Gary Chestnut, reports the 22-year-old died Sunday, Aug. 31 due to complications sustained in last year’s crash.

Breaking news

Grandmother fatally mauled by dog in front of 2-year-old grandson in Butler County

MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio — A family dog mauled a woman to death in front of her 2-year-old grandson Monday afternoon.

Butler County Sheriff’s deputies said they found 59-year-old Cindy Whisman dead in the backyard of her daughter’s house in the 4700 block of Eck Road at about 1:10 p.m. The department received a 911 call from a neighbor who saw the attack at 1:03 p.m.


Then and Now: An interactive look at neighborhood theaters

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With summer comes blockbuster movies. Film lovers stand in line, buy their tickets and concessions, and for a few hours are transported to a world where Godzilla stomps, mutant X-men time travel, and million dollar arms melt hearts.

Collective movie watching survived decades of competition from technological forces that now offer people convenient and immediate entertainment in their homes, on their computers, and on the go with their smartphones.