Wyoming

John Kiesewetter

I'll be honest here: I've known former Middletown Journal reporter Ted Pollard since the 1970s, where I got my start in journalism as a summer intern.

In all candor, I wasn't sure what to expect when Pollard sent me a copy of his novel, Grant's Wish. And boy, was I surprised to enjoy his story.

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Thousands of people celebrated the life of an American college student who was detained in North Korea for over a year and died shortly after being returned to Ohio. 

Tuesday turned out to be a good day for area school districts asking property owners for money.