Ottumwa Courier managing editor, dad, news and weather junkie. Usually found reading something heavy. Mostly harmless.

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Currently in my third year as Southeast Iowa Digital Content Editor for the Ottumwa Courier and four other CNHI papers located in the region. I cover politics, courts, weather, and just about anything breaking. I guide the Courier's online efforts with particular attention to social media.

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Nov 15, 2017

@CourierTracy @courierwinona Or set a limit of one batter time out for every seven pitches (equals a full count). I don’t have a problem with stepping out during a marathon at bat, just not every pitch. Would have to combine with pitch clock to be fair.

Nov 15, 2017

Why don’t they just say that, barring injury, pitchers must face a minimum of three batters or end an inning, whichever comes first? Would definitely speed things up.

Nov 07, 2017

Correction in Blakesburg. Benge defeated Atwell. Looked at the wrong summary.

Nov 07, 2017

Ottumwa is settled. All precincts counted. Lazio wins mayor. Berg, Dalbey, Stevens win council seats.

Nov 07, 2017

@BM_Otown Been a scramble up here. Blakesburg: Leffler 78 for mayor. Smith, VanDorin tie with 51 for council, Myers 44 (top 2 win). Vacancy goes to Atwell (43) over Benge (39). Eldon: Potts wins mayor over Stacey 156-98. Keasling (135) Sapp (129) win over Kildow (99) and Teninty (112).

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Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, but not recently. I've considered buying one, though.

How is social media changing news?

While it offers a sharp reporter new sources, it also offers the public myriad new options for getting information.

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