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Accidentally on Purpose
Ann Swinderma WWN Blogger

Quite possibly born a couple decades too late, Ann is not like many Generation X’ers living in Ohio’s Amish Country. She’s an avid New York Yankee baseball fan, enjoys Notre Dame football and loves Classic Rock music. Currently the managing editor at GPI, she lives in Dover with husband, Corey and son, Kyle. Her best buddy, Rudy (dog) and mischievous feline, Midnight complete the family. View Blog


Dick Farrell
Dick Farrell Holmes Bargain Hunter Blogger

Dick Farrell was editor of The Times-Reporter in Dover-New Philadelphia for 19 years, writing a weekly column that spoke to the issues of the day. Prior to that, he served the paper since 1973 in various reporting and editing positions. He is a resident of Dover, a native of Lakewood, Ohio and a graduate of Kent State University's School of Journalism. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Kent-Tuscarawas, which he considers a community jewel, since 1980. He and his wife, Suzanne, have two adult children and two grandchildren - twin boys - who give new meaning and purpose to their lives. View Blog

Borderline News
Robin Hauenstein WWN Blogger

Robin Hauenstein is a lifelong resident along the border of Stark and Wayne counties. After a long career in media in Holmes County, she now is a high school Spanish teacher in eastern Ohio. She spend too much time contemplating life on the borderline.View Blog

Off the Top of My Head

Dave Mast, got passion for sports got him into writing, and that passion has since evolved into writing about all kinds of people and events. When not writing, Dave enjoys spending time with his angel-of-a-wife, family time watching his three sons grow up, singing, fantasy baseball and football, and he has nearly perfected the art of making himself look ridiculous. View Blogs

In a Pickle

John Mast is the Creative Director and part-time writer at Graphic Publications. A 1987 graduate of Bluffton College with a BA in Art, John has been in the business for 25 years and has been involved in community, school and church activities. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies and spending time with his family. View Blogs

Blonde at the Roots

A semi-recent graduate from a women's college in northern Indiana, Victoria is currently finding out what the real world is like one blonde moment at a time. Living with her high-strung family in New Philadelphia, Victoria loves shopping, laughing and her Pekingese. With inspirations like Elle Woods and Marilyn Monroe, Victoria proves that although lacking a little bit of common sense, blondes do have more fun. View Blogs

Just between us...

Matt Beres grew up in Stow, OH, quite possibly the friendliest place in the Midwest, besides Amish Country. After attending Cedarville University Matt moved to Sydney, Australia, but ultimately moved to this area to work at NewPointe Community Church. He is a city boy learning all about life in the country. Matt describes himself as a twenty-something who enjoys good food, people, music, movies, travel, theatre, and a good cup of black coffee. View Blogs

I'm Write, You're Old

Jenna Polen currently lives in Millersburg, where she is a senior at West Holmes. She wrapped up a three-year varsity tennis career with the Lady Knights by qualifying for a repeat trip to Regionals, as part of a doubles pairing with her twin sister Brittany Polen. Jenna is also the Editor of the West Holmes newspaper, In the Tin, and plans on attending Ohio University in the fall to study communications at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. View Blogs

A Grain of Salt

Jen Warden brings her local experiences, family stories and not-so-subtle opinions to the blogosphere for your enjoyment. Often quite cynical, these commentaries are not meant to inspire or offend – simply to entertain. As with most things in life, this writer and her musings must be taken with A Grain of Salt.
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Misc. Monday

Paul Money has been a part of the IT staff at Graphic Publications for the past three years. Living in Millersburg with his wife and daughter, he enjoys all things geek, but has a true die-hard passion for anything sports, especially if it originates out of Pittsburgh. He invites you to join him every week, on his Miscellaneous Mondays, for the latest opinions on the professional sports scene. Whether you agree or disagree, leave a comment and tell him what you think. View Blogs

Teaching in Taiwan

Retired Wooster City Schools educator, Rose Jolliff shares her experience living in the village of Hengshan, Taiwan and teaching English to the third- through sixth-graders at Da Du Elementary School for the next year. View Blogs

The art of making a sandwich

A lifelong resident of Holmes County, Missy's world is larger than the view off her front porch. With a keen eye for uncovering worthwhile junk, she has sifted and sorted through the thrift stores and garage sales of the area. Missy is a wife of twenty years to Antonio, andmom to three lovely and irreverent teenagers. Any given day you'll find her screaming at her kids soccer games and simply loving the life she's been given. View Blogs

Joe Miller

A lifelong resident of Holmes County, Joe Miller is a self-proclaimed sports junkie, who follows Cleveland sports a little too closely, plays a little too much PS3, and responds sarcastically to every question he is asked. Joe thinks Ohio State will win the football and basketball national championship every year and hopes the team up north never wins another game, EVER. Through all this, however, he still finds time for his wife, daughter, and American Bulldog-Boxer mix Gus. View Blogs

Angela Workman

Angela Workman began a new chapter in her life when she married her husband, Cory, in the summer of 2010. Soon after came their first child, a German Shepherd named Kingston. Angela works as a reporter for Graphic Publications, Inc. She also works as an instructor of social work courses and as a therapist, where the triumphs and tribulations of the human experience become the ultimate life lessons - and Angela happily takes notes. View Blogs

From the Movies

Katie Mortimer is a third generation movie geek. Even as a child, she would sit at the television, watching what program or movie it had to offer daily, building her imagination. Now as a 23-year-old graduate, a creative writing major and broadcasting minor from Otterbein University, she is ready to bring her experiences to the masses. Tune in weekly to have the newest movie and television reviews, as well as news, paired with the comedic personal accounts of the life of a movie geek. . View Blogs


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