Gary L. Smith of the Journal Star VARNA — The newest member of the Midland School Board is an engineer at a nuclear power plant.Laura Ekern of rural Varna was appointed Wednesday night to a vacancy created by the recent resignation of Bernie Kargol of Lacon.Ekern is an electrical engineer at Exelon’s LaSalle County Nuclear Generating Station in Marseilles, where she has worked in various capacities over 15 years of employment there.“I wanted to help to bring more technology, science, and...
Gary L. Smith of the Journal Star HENRY — The longtime assistant who is stepping into Tom Maubach’s shoes as Henry’s superintendent of public works knows better than anyone else how tough it will be to fill them.Maubach held the job for 34 years before retiring on Monday, the day after he turned 65.“It’s going to be a little different coming to work and not having him to lean on ,” said Bill Lester, who has been his right-hand man for 30 of those years. “Tom’s a very smart guy. He knows...
Gary L. Smith of the Journal Star TOULON — Even as Stark County Board members face a potential year-end financial crisis in the Sheriff’s Office, they’re also hearing requests for budget increases next year for pay increases or other expenses in other departments.Perhaps the most prominent example occurred when county engineer Mark Otten requested 5 percent pay raises for highway department employees last week during a series of presentations on proposed departmental budgets for 2018. The...
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'
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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)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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