Newspaper articles, Oct. 2012



Staff writer: Jan. 2012- Oct. 2012

Location: Easton, Pa.

Publication type: Daily newspaper

URL: The Express-Times

Oct. 2012

“Million-dollar Lehigh Valley meth ring busted, attorney general’s office says,” Oct. 24

“Easton duo charged with burglarizing a dozen Lehigh Valley convenience stores,” Oct. 23

“Runner’s World festival a boon to some Bethlehem businesses,” Oct. 21

“Bootsy Collins brings outrageous funk party to Bethlehem,” Oct. 19

“Pair charged in Lehigh Valley car break-in spree headed to Northampton County Court,” Oct. 18

“Easton double-shooting case headed to county court,” Oct. 16

“Sen. Arlen Specter remembered as ‘tireless’ voice for moderation,” Oct. 14

“Man accused of fatal Ferry Street stabbing headed to Northampton County Court,” Oct. 12

“Wilson Borough house fire sends firefighter to hospital; no residents injured,” Oct. 8

“Family, friends honor the late Allison Perno with memorial dedication,” Oct. 7

“Easton drug raids have led to dozens of arrests, yielded $82,000 in drugs, police say,” Oct. 7

“Police nab man wanted in Nazareth car break-in spree,” Oct. 1

Newspaper articles Aug. 2011- Sept. 2012

The Express-Times cont’d

Sept. 2012

“Nazareth man who allegedly broke wife’s neck headed to county court,” Sept. 25

“Easton production company wins regional Emmy award,” Sept. 24

“Easton police still investigating circumstances that led to siege in West Ward,” Sept. 18

“Lt. Jim Reilly, Easton’s longest-serving police officer, retires after 42 years,” Sept. 17

“Nazareth woman charged with arson in home fire,” Sept. 10

“Miracle League field in Palmer Township opens for play,” Sept. 9

“South Side Easton shots-fired probe uncovers evidence of drug dealing,” Sept. 6

“Nazareth woman charged in car break-ins,” Sept. 5

“Bethlehem woman, son die in Lower Nazareth crash, coroner says,”   Sept. 5

Aug. 2012

“Blake Shelton brings end-of-summer party to Great Allentown Fair 2012,” Aug. 29

“Williams Township homeowner died at hospital; death ruled suspicious,” Aug. 29

“Slate Belt man to plead guilty in bank robbery case, attorney says,”  Aug. 29

“Despite shortcomings, Creed satisfies crowd at Sands Event Center,”   Aug. 28

“Daniel McNeill is top vote-getter to replace Rep. Joe Brennan on ballot,” Aug. 27

“Slate Belt trio headed to county court on meth manufacturing charges,” Aug. 23

“Palmer Township two-car accident injures pregnant woman, officials say,” Aug. 23

“Wilson Borough woman planned robbery of her grandmother, alleged accomplice testifies,” Aug. 22

“Easton man charged in burglary spree will plead guilty, attorney says,” Aug. 21

“Easton homicide victim planned to rob man in church lot, police say in documents,” Aug. 9

“Charges against Easton protester accused of attempted robbery may be unwarranted, attorney says,” Aug. 8

“Williams Township military antiques theft, resale leads to arrest warrants for two people,” Aug. 8

“Occupy Easton marches in support of activist arrested with ‘you’re being robbed’ sign outside bank,” Aug. 6

“Coach Andy Reid has support from Eagles community, fans say,” Aug. 6

“Sublime with Rome entertaining, if uneven, at Musikfest,” Aug. 4

“311’s Unity Tour set brings summer vibes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center,” Aug. 1

July 2012

“Easton woman accused of robbing grandmother now charged in police chase,” July 24

“Easton man accused of shooting following Craigslist trade ‘felt threatened,’ according to testimony,” July 24

“Local residents with Penn State ties react to statue removal, forthcoming sanctions,” July 23

“Yes assaults Sands Event Center audience with audiovisual spectacular” July 19

“Stockertown postmaster faces trial on alleged $28,000 theft from post office,” July 18

“Moore Township car crash victim on road to recovery,” July 15

“Easton stabbing victim dies at hospital, police report,” July 3

“Townships plan to withdraw suit after changes Allentown hockey arena tax district law,” July 1

June 2012

“Craigslist dispute leads to assault, gunfire in Palmer Township,” June 28

“Two severely injured horses seized from Plainfield Township property, court records say,” June 26

“Woman missing after boat capsizes is Harmony Township woman, friends say; driver of boat charged,” June 24

“Northampton County teen murdered in Michigan,” June 20

“Construction begins on Palmer Township home for Mark Werkheiser’s children,” June 19

“Easton man accused of shooting neighbor’s house on Ferry Street will face trial, judge rules,”    June 13

“Plea deal on table for Forks Township man accused of robbing East Allen Township home,”   June 11

“Michael Bolton delivers engaging set at Sands Event Center,” June 7

“Robert Lasso honored posthumously with Nathan Ogden Award,” June 6

“Easton man faces more than seven years in jail for beating,” June 5

“Nazareth-based motorcycle run benefits injured military veterans,”  June 3

May 2012





Staff writer: July 2010- Jan. 2012

Location: Newton, N.J.

Publication type: Daily newspaper

URL: New Jersey Herald

Jan. 2012

Dec. 2011

Oct. 2011

Sept. 2011

Aug. 2011

“Flood danger may lurk in septic system, well,” Aug. 31

“Bail set at $500,000 for Vernon woman accused of stabbing father,” Aug. 30

“Communities find ways to survive without power,” Aug. 29

“Vernon mayor wants historical archives moved,” Aug. 28

“Sparta in ‘pretty good shape’ after Irene,” Aug. 28

“Appeals cut tax bills for some in Sussex County,” Aug. 24

“Appeals court denies Vernon man’s motion to overturn DWI,” Aug. 18

“Hamburg arrests spur legal claim,” Aug. 17

“Housing starts scarce in Sussex County,” Aug. 6

Newspaper articles June 2011- July 2011

New Jersey Herald cont’d

July 2011

“Killing of newborn stuns NJ, Pa. communities,” July 30

“$400,000 in gold stolen from Ogdensburg mine,” July 28

“Missouri man sentenced to 18 years in prison for kidnapping,” July 27

“Judge denies charge reduction in child pornography case,” July 26

“Sparta man accused of killing brother must continue treatment,” July 26

“Judge upholds indictment against Hopatcong murder suspect,” July 21

“Franklin man sentenced to six years for burglaries,” July 21

“State approves Ogdensburg natural gas plan,” July 16

“Prescription drug abuse a big danger,” July 14

“Outdoorsman leads hikers on intense, challenging adventures,” July 10

“Culver Lake’s homegrown parade is a Fourth of July tradition,”  July 2

June 2011

“Suspect in fatal robbery still in hospital,” June 28

“Community mourns slain newborn at service,” June 26

“United Way volunteer awarded state honor,” June 23

“Jury reaches verdict in Gentry trial,” June 23

“Ex-Sussex County couple charged in killing of newborn with cinder block,” June 14

“Court affirms censure of former Sparta school board member,” June 14

“Pipeline worker testifies of earlier fights,” June 14

“Eatery opens for anyone Cravin’ Thai,” June 13

“Andover talks of preserving tract earmarked for 590 homes,” June 11

“Prosecution questions Gentry’s testimony,” June 9

“Water flows back into Newton faucets,” June 8

“Defendant in fatal beating trial tells his version,” June 8

“Ogdensburg loses a ‘wonderful man,'” June 6

“Inmate’s death ruled suicide,” June 6

“Appeals court denies request by Foglia to be informed about children,” June 6

“Judge tells fair, horse show to work it out,” June 4

“Witness: Beating victim was aggressive beforehand,” June 2

May 2011

“Ex-student teacher sent to prison,” May 31

“Hopatcong honors two who gave their lives,” May 28

“Fatal beating defendant feared someone would jump him,” May 26

“Medical examiner describes injuries that killed Haulmark,” May 25

“Fatal beating trial focuses on bloodstains,” May 24

“Defendant in fatal beating heard on tape,” May 19

“Bloody clothes shown at fatal beating trial,” May 18

“Pepper spray traces found on victim of fatal beating,” May 17

“Driver in fatal crash sentenced to 18 years,” May 15

“‘Frog’ recounts murder suspect’s threats,” May 12

“Pipeline worker recounts night of fatal attack,” May 10

“Witness statements preserved in Legends murder case,” May 7

“Judge denies mistrial in Gentry case,” May 5

“Bar manager recounts events before killing,” May 4

“Trial accounts differ in ’08 fatal beating,” May 3

Newspaper articles Jan. 2011- April 2011

New Jersey Herald cont’d

April 2011

“Voters spare most school budgets, but 4 county districts now face cuts,” April 29

“High Point voters oust incumbents; OK budget,” April 28

“Sparta voters reject budget, oust incumbents,” April 28

“Lafayette private solar project moves forward,” April 24

“Road crews on top of pothole repair,” April 24

“Improvements planned for Rt. 517 in Hardyston,” April 22

“Cameras will keep eye on Newton,” April 16

“Sparta school board challengers talk fiscal responsibility,” April 15

“Board of ed incumbents speak in Sparta,” April 13

March 2011

“Missouri man pleads guilty in mistaken identity kidnap,” March 31

“Franklin woman’s cold case reheated,” March 28

“Vernon chaplain provides spiritual guidance in Afghanistan,” March 27

“Hardyston woman found guilty in fatal crash,” March 18

“Death-by-auto case now in hands of jury,” March 15

“Branchville family relieved to hear loved ones safe in Japan,” March 12

“Judge dismisses petition complaint against Sparta,” March 9

“Sussex Tech told to start cutting budget,” March 3

“Sparta extends school budget policies,” March 2

“Andover Twp. board denies variance for planned truck depot,” March 1

Feb. 2011

“Cross-country skiing a hike in the snow,” Feb. 27

“Sussex Tech hires interim superintendent,” Feb. 24

“Sussex Tech approves project funding,” Feb. 24

“Census: county grew by 3.5 percent,” Feb. 22

“Ogdensburg approves natural gas plan,” Feb. 18

“Ironworkers protest Pa. contractors at Thorlabs site,” Feb. 16

“Sussex County Democratic leader to run for Senate,” Feb. 12

“Ex-Fredon woman has upfront view of Egypt uprising,” Feb. 10

“Records council dismisses GRC complaint,” Feb. 10

“Report cards show county schools score high on state tests,” Feb. 8

“Mushroom lovers learn to grow their own,” Feb. 5

“Competition tests students’ business finesse,” Feb. 4

“Brutal winter socks county once more,” Feb. 1

Jan. 2011

“School officials air concerns about Tech tuition,” Jan. 31

“Program offers services to those in need,” Jan. 26

“Sparta calls for Sussex Tech tuition discussion,” Jan. 24

“Geothermal system heats Sparta home,” Jan. 20

“Student on ice: Sparta freshman makes trip to Antarctica,” Jan. 18

“Newton eatery thrives on creativity,” Jan. 17

“Sparta sued over council’s response to petition drive,” Jan. 12

“Friends of Waterloo Village seek to restore grist mill,” Jan. 8

“Roman coins, saint’s remains presented to Catholic school,” Jan. 6

“Sussex expects budget to stay under 2 percent cap,” Jan. 5

“Sparta health care company aids troops,” Jan. 2

Newspaper articles July 2010-Dec. 2010; freelance work

New Jersey Herald cont’d

Dec. 2010

“Stranded in Britain, then home to Vernon,” Dec. 26

“Andover Regional School District awards solar contract,” Dec. 22

“Going solar provides energy, revenue to local municipalities,” Dec. 19

“Sussex Tech tuition plan called budget-buster for sending districts,”   Dec. 18

“Sparta may change election day,” Dec. 14

“Most bears shot are plump, healthy,” Dec. 9

“Cold weather lures skiers to slopes,” Dec. 8

“Former candidate for SCCC president to head Kentucky college,” Dec. 5

“Honey lures hungry bruin,” Dec. 2

Nov. 2010

“School chief salary cap debated,” Nov. 30

“Sustainable Jersey honors Sparta for green efforts,” Nov. 24

“Vernon OKs raise for superintendent,” Nov. 23

“Hunters prepare for bear season,” Nov. 22

“Sparta man determined to save state’s orphans,” Nov. 18

“Oroho seeks support for reform of school funding,” Nov. 11

“Liberty Towers’ energy efficiency praised,” Nov. 11

“Sparta woman publishes book about township’s history,” Nov. 11

“Medical examiner to be shared,” Nov. 9

“Sparta eyes another solar facility,” Nov. 9

“Geocaching catching on at Kittatinny State Park,” Nov. 7

“Sussex Tech grads collaborate on short film,” Nov. 4

“Cigar Room II is ‘just like home,'” Nov. 1

“Candidate for SCCC president withdraws application,” Nov. 1

Oct. 2010

“Attorney amends SCCC suit concerning fired president,” Oct. 31

“Lafayette motorcycle crash victim had ‘heart of gold,'” Oct. 30

“Three indicted in Newton pet shop owner’s kidnapping,” Oct. 29

“Sparta Pride unites township athletes,” Oct. 27

“Sparta appoints four new teachers,” Oct. 25

“Speaker: students can end bullying,” Oct. 21

“Sparta man sues Board of Education,” Oct. 17

“Wild turkey conservation a ‘success story,'” Oct. 17

“Farmers welcome a healthy harvest,” Oct. 16

“Sparta looks to expand solar power,” Oct. 13

“Sparta pastor redefining the meaning of church,” Oct. 10

“Andover to install solar panels on two schools,” Oct. 7

“Jefferson backs off bow hunting change,” Oct. 6

“Visitors get a view of green home designs,” Oct. 3

“Lafayette solar energy farm in the works,” Oct. 2

“Builder buys Aberlour condominium building in Newton,” Oct. 1

Sept. 2010

“Sparta parents concerned about safety with courtesy busing cut,”   Sept. 29

“Sparta main street project on schedule,” Sept. 28

“Sparta council again restructures Parks and Recreation department,” Sept. 14

“Andover applies for drug funds,” Sept. 14

“Wild horses up for adoption at county fairgrounds,” Sept. 12

“Rutgers adopts horses for education program,” Sept. 12

“Congressional hopeful addresses education issue,” Sept. 12

“Sparta quarry project moves ahead,” Sept. 1

(as contributing writer)

Aug. 2010

“Sparta expects more school traffic,” Aug. 30

“Contestants brew up a storm at beer event,” Aug. 14

“Ceremony commemorates cancer victims,” Aug. 12

“Caprician Club teaches kids about goats,” Aug. 10

“Newton record store was more than a business,” Aug. 2

(As editorial intern, summer 2008)

“Music, people and nature together,” Aug. 28, 2008

“Bills heat up residents,” Aug. 14, 2008

“Jefferson grad’s dream of military life becomes reality,” Aug. 6, 2008

“For Andover songwriter, hits secondary to soldier’s tribute,” July 28, 2008

“Hopatcong man raising money for cancer research,” July 19, 2008

“Memorializing September 11,” July 16, 2008

“Newton couple tears up dance floor,” July 3, 2008





Contributing writer: March 2010- Aug. 2012

Location: Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Publication type: Bi-monthly magazine

URL: Outburn

Outburn #66

Features: Your Memorial (pg. 32)

Texas in July (pg. 36)

Reviews: Blaqk Audio- Bright Black Dream (pg. 68)

I the Mighty- Karma Never Sleeps (pg. 76)

Of Mice and Men- The Flood Deluxe Edition (pg. 79)

Shiny Toy Guns- III (pg. 81)

Your Memorial- Redirect (pg. 84)

Outburn #65

Feature: Pierce the Veil (pg. 42)

Reviews: Judgement Day- Polar Shift (pg. 62)

Such Gold- Misadventure (pg. 66)

Outburn #62

Feature: Alesana (pg. 41)

Reviews: A Plea for Purging- The Life and Death Of… (pg. 59)

Ghost Thrower- 10 Songs (pg. 66)

Outburn #61

Feature: As Hell Retreats (pg. 28)

Reviews: Altars- Opposition (pg. 58)

Blessthefall- Awakening (pg. 61)

Madina Lake- World War III (pg. 67)

Thrice- Major/Minor (pg. 76)

The Devil Wears Prada- Dead Throne (pg. 76)

Outburn #60

Reviews: Life on Repeat- Struggle & Sleep (pg. 68)

My Epic- Broken Voice (pg. 70)

Outburn #59

Feature: Texas in July (pg. 24)

Reviews: The Color Morale- My Devil in Your Eyes (pg. 62)

Fair to Midland- Arrows to Anchors (pg. 64)

Texas in July- One Reality (pg. 75)

Outburn #58

Features: The Color Morale (pg. 22)

I See Stars (pg. 24)

Reviews: I Am Empire- Kings (pg. 67)

We Came as Romans- To Plant a Seed (pg. 67)

Overcome- The Great Campaign of Sabotage (pg. 71)

Outburn #57  

Feature: Underoath (pg. 37)

Reviews: Decoder- Decoder (pg. 65)

Wild Orchid Children- …Are Alexander Supertramp (pg. 72)

Your Memorial– Your Memorial (pg. 72)

Outburn #56

Features: Bring Me the Horizon (pg. 38)

Miss May I (pg. 42)

Reviews: Angel Eyes- Midwestern (pg. 75)

Black Sabbath- Classic Albums: Paranoid (pg. 83)

For Today- Breaker (pg. 81)

Unitopia- Artificial (pg. 90)

Outburn #55

Features:  Norma Jean (pg. 49-50)

My Epic (pg. 28)

Reviews: EightfoursevenLossless (pg. 69)

The Futureheads– The Chaos (pg. 70)

Haste the Day– Attack of the Wolf King (pg. 71)

In Fear and Faith- Imperial (pg. 73)

My Epic- Yet (pg. 78)

Tides of Man- Dreamhouse (pg. 83)

Outburn #54

Feature: In Fear and Faith (pg. 52)

Reviews: Secret and Whisper- Teenage Fantasy (pg. 88)






Editorial intern: May 2010-July 2010

Location: Hutto, Tx. (greater Austin area)

Publication type: Bi-monthly magazine

URL: HM Magazine

Online only:

“Concert Review: Thrice at Emo’s,” July 14, 2010 (split byline with Nathan Doyle)

“Concert Review: Mychildren Mybride — Haste the Day,” June 26, 2010 (split byline with Nathan Doyle)

Print edition:

HM #150

Feature: “The Devil Wears Prada: Killing the Beast” (cover story) (pg. 36-39)

HM #145

Features:  Corpus Christi (pg. 23)

Anberlin (pg. 36-37)

Reviews: 12 Stones- The Only Easy Day Was Yesterday (pg. 48)

Future of Forestry- Travel III (pg. 48)

The Newsboys- Born Again (pg. 49)

For Today- Breaker (pg. 49)

Coriolis- The Endless Funeral (pg. 50)

HM #144


House of Heroes- Suburbia (pg. 56)

Mae- (A)fternoon (pg. 57)

Heath McNease- The Gun Show (pg. 58)

Disaffection- Begin the Revolution (pg. 58)

Malchus- Didymos (pg. 59)