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Island Packet LINKS

Check out this page for links to all of my stories so far at the Packet and Gazette covering education and crime, as well as general assignment pieces. 



Columbus Dispatch LINKS

Check out this page for links to all of my stories so far at the Dispatch covering issues on the City Desk from education to transportation, community, government and health and science!

MLK events influenced by inauguration

This was my first front page story with The Columbus Dispatch a week in to my work there about the MLK Day celebrations in the city and what made them different this year.

Students get lesson in helping others

Schools are incorporating “service learning” in to their curriculum to help students bring meaning to the social issues they are learning about through community service.

Boy Scouts’ discussion on ending gay ban is praised

The local Boy Scouts chapters and councils react to the national organization’s announcement that they might consider ending the ban on gay members.

Program helps kids reach their fitness goals

A Columbus area hospital is now doing what it can to address childhood obesity with a new program that helps kids be more active and eat healthier.

Study to evaluate ‘green’ school buildings

A new study is being launched to evaluate the efficiency of green schools in Ohio because the state has more green school projects than any other state in the country.

OSU students develop alternative to Facebook with more privacy

Ohio State students developed a new social media site to deal with the privacy issues of Facebook in the era of social media background checks my employers.

OSU No. 9 in Peace Corps volunteer ranking

Ohio State for the first time ever cracks the top 10 schools that send the most volunteers in to the Peace Corps at No. 9.

City may add 30 cab licenses for wheelchair-accessible rides

The Columbus City Council considers finally lifting their 23-year cab license moratorium to add 30 new wheel-chair accessible cabs in the city.