About

Pho Saigon. Sept. 10, 2011. Casper, Wyo. (photo by Joshua A. Bickel)

I write a lot of stories.

Some are published on my blog. Most are published elsewhere.

I cover Ohio government, politics and state issues from Columbus for Northeast Ohio Media Group, writing for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com. I previously worked for the Dayton Daily NewsCasper Star-Tribune, Columbia Missourian and Rockford Register Star. When I’m not working, you can find me hanging out with my dog, cooking up a storm or testing my limits through running and lifting heavy things.

I earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from the University of Rochester and a master’s degree in print and digital news from the Missouri School of Journalism.

I call many places home in one sense or another — Illinois, New York, Spain, Missouri, New Orleans, Wyoming and now central Ohio.