Dedicated reporter for more than a decade. Experience covering public safety, local and state government, education and community news in Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky. Outdoor and food enthusiast who can make one killer campfire meal.
On a summer afternoon, Wade Walcutt splits a group of children attending a nature camp in Roselawn into two teams for a game. Pass this piece of cloth around silently, he instructs them, as he keeps time on his phone. The kids complete the task and play again. This time, Walcutt – Cincinnati's new parks director – encourages them. Heartened, they complete the task faster. In the next round of the game, Walcutt urges them to cheer each other on, louder and louder.
Six years ago this November, relatives found 85-year-old Dorothy Easterling and her 48-year-old son Estill Easterling III dead in their beds in their home on Orchard Street in Sharonville. The pair reportedly died of hypothermia after Duke Energy disconnected electricity to the house, where widowed Easterling was caring for her son, who had severe Down syndrome. The Easterlings were behind $103.18 on their bill.
Invaders are gnawing and destroying our hardwood trees, and it's the best time of year for environmental stewards to fight back. August is Tree Check Month for the Asian longhorned beetle. While the month is nearly over, it's still the best time to look for the invasive species, which hitched a ride about 20 years ago to America (probably on a wooden packing material such as a crate) from China, Korea or Japan.
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".