The shootings in Kirkersville last week were as shocking as they were tragic. Thomas Hartless, armed with a shotgun and a handgun, killed a small-town police chief, a nurse and a nurse's aide before taking his own life. Such tragedy is difficult to comprehend, especially in our own backyard. The story was understandably of high interest to our readers and I would like to take this space to publicly thank the staff of The Advocate for covering it thoroughly and responsibly.
The tragic deaths in Kirkersville last week have not shaken the village mayor's belief in the importance of having his own police force. Mayor Terry Ashcraft on Saturday thanked law enforcement from around Licking County for their support in not only responding to the harrowing scene on Friday, but in their commitment to provide protection to the village in the short term. "All the other police have been great," he said.
As an adult I often struggle with what makes an appropriate gift for my mother. She doesn't need another sweatshirt with Santa Claus on it, and what she truly wants - another grandchild - isn't going to happen. For Christmas my brothers and I said we'd send her and dad to a Michigan State basketball game of her choice - she has an unusual infatuation with Tom Izzo. Never happened. Your shaming of this exchange is appropriate.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".