I’ve been reporting and writing broadcast news in the Toledo area for four decades. A native of nearby Genoa, in Ottawa County, my love and respect for the culture and history of this region was nurtured an early age and never stopped. I most recently “retired” after working in recent years as a reporter-photographer for WNWO-TV in Toledo. My background, however, also includes time spent asa reporter and manager with WTOL-TV, and a long tenure as an anchor in Toledo radio news, starting in the 1970’s. The journey of my career was kind enough to take me to places I may never have seen or experienced had I chosen another path in life. As a result, I was able to talk my way into jobs with stations in several other cities including Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Washington, DC. Lots of moving, lots of new cities and lots of new and cool stories. Never a dull moment. There are very few types of stories I didn’t get to cover, including a taste of war reporting from the brief Falklands War in Argentina in 1982, to the political battles of presidential politics at home. Forest fires, earthquakes, crime of all kinds, tornados, jailhouse interviews, weather disasters, and even one of the early Apollo missions at Johnson Space Center. The big carousel of journalism never stopped, and what a ride it has been. I have even been fortunate enough to be honored with several Emmy awards for reporting and a George Foster Peabody Award. But some of the most memorable stories I’ve covered have been the stories, not of the new, but of the past. “Yesterday’s news” if you will. Uncovering those gems of the past that are rich in history and hiding beneath the surface of time, just waiting to be told again. This is my new job.