The best journalism has power and impact, whether it’s changing how people relate to each other or holding public officials accountable. Here are a few of those stories.

Digging deeper

ResponsibleOhio investors to sell shares in pot growing companies (Aug. 12, 2015) [web]

Deep-pocketed casinos, others drown out efforts by Internet cafe owners to save their businesses: Follow the Money (June 18, 2014) [web]

Most smoking fines go unpaid (Sept. 15, 2013) [story | web]
– Database created from thousands of state health department records [web]

By our own hand: Suicide in Wyoming, contributing writer (September 2011)
– Wyoming family follows long path to healing from suicide [storyweb]

Daily stories

Ohio Rep. withdraws bill abolishing Cleveland Housing Court after questions about conflict of interest (June 2, 2016) [web]

Ohio Senate votes to defund Planned Parenthood (Oct. 21, 2015)

FitzGerald went 10 years without valid, permanent Ohio driver’s license, records indicate (Aug. 5, 2014)

Wyoming state superintendent requests employee status changes (Aug. 7, 2011) [story | web]

Budget analysis: End of the ‘Path’ (July 5, 2010)
[PDF | web]


Read some of Secretary of State Jon Husted’s hate mail (January 2016)

Program offers dropouts discipline, GED (July 12, 2010)

Health: MU volunteers reach trauma victims worldwide (May 16, 2008)
[PDF | Web]

Music: Shining on
OffBeat music magazine, June 2009

Homes: Artist in residence
Profile of artist James Michalopoulos’s home, New Orleans Homes and Lifestyles, April 2009