Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
Scripps National Spelling Bee co-winners, Sriram Hathwar and Ansun Sujoe, have been sharing the limelight since May. Monday, that included meeting President Barack Obama.
At the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, everything is an experiment – even the parking lot.
Animal keeper Matt Neff called Alex like he would call a dog. “Hey, Alex, C’mere! Come on, bud!” Neff said.
 
 
 

Frank Bumb - Spring 2012

I got my start in journalism long before anyone could call me a journalist. I participated in a creative writing competition, the Power of the Pen, in the sixth and seventh grades. My writing there led to several awards, including two trips to the state level competitions.

My love of the written word grew from there as I both read and wrote my way through high school. As a sophomore in my hometown of Wauseon, Ohio, I wrote for a local paper, the Fulton County Expositor. My desire to become a journalist stemmed from that experience and led me to Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism, where I am a senior.

In Athens, I came into contact with a variety of journalists. I decided to cast a wide net in my choices for what type of medium I’d explore. I worked at the WOUB Center for Public Media in the sports department, including being a reporter for the award-winning television show, “Gridiron Glory.” I was also a reporter for the student-run web production, The New Political. During the offseason I wrote for another local paper back home in Northwest Ohio, The Archbold Buckeye.

All of those endeavors have now given me the amazing opportunity with the Scripps Howard Foundation’s Semester in Washington program. I look forward to covering Capitol Hill, the White House and the Supreme Court.

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Congress stuck in the mud of disapproval, with few ways out

WASHINGTON - Chet Putek, 53, wasn’t laughing because he’d heard an especially funny joke. He was laughing because he’d been asked what he thought of Congress.

Pennsylvania’s Lehigh County: American bellwether

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Tanya Kremsner, 26, and Joe Gillmeyer, 52, fill orders at Yocco's, a prime lunch spot in Allentown, Pa., as they chat about local politics with patrons waiting for their hot dogs. SHFWire Photo by Frank BumbClick on photo to enlarge or download: Tanya Kremsner, 26, and Joe Gillmeyer, 52, fill orders at Yocco's, a prime lunch spot in Allentown, Pa., as they chat about local politics with patrons waiting for their hot dogs. SHFWire Photo by Frank BumbALLENTOWN, Pa. - North of Philadelphia is a county that has everything American: urban centers, well-to-do suburbs, rural communities and, of course, some of the best hot dogs around.

Supreme Court weighs corporate liability in human rights violations

WASHINGTON - For most Americans, the difference between – and meaning of – the words “individual” and “person” is probably not something that they lie awake at night thinking about. But for the participants in Tuesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments, how the nine justices determine that difference could mean millions of dollars and justice for victims' families.

Supreme Court considers legality of lying about military medals

WASHINGTON - Do Americans have a constitutional right to lie? Can the government punish people for lying about having earned military awards? And if the government can, does that violate a person's First Amendment right to freedom of speech?

Geithner contrasts Obama budget with 'alternatives'

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appears before the House Budget committee Thursday to testify about the president's budget. Geithner aggressively defended the administration's policies and compared them unfavorably to policies offered by GOP lawmakers. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbClick on photo to enlarge or download: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner appears before the House Budget committee Thursday to testify about the president's budget. Geithner aggressively defended the administration's policies and compared them unfavorably to policies offered by GOP lawmakers. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbWASHINGTON - Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner attempted to deflect criticism of the president's budget by taking aim at Republican proposals and policies.

House GOP, OMB chief spar over Obama budget

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Jeffrey Zients, left, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, greet each other before the committee hearing. The pleasantries were swiftly discarded as the two sparred over the President’s budget proposal. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbClick on photo to enlarge or download: Jeffrey Zients, left, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, greet each other before the committee hearing. The pleasantries were swiftly discarded as the two sparred over the President’s budget proposal. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbWASHINGTON - The meeting began amicably enough, with handshakes, welcomes and appreciation. But the battle of words between House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, Jeffrey Zients, quickly heated up.

After Buckley, no one figure dominates conservative thought

 Click on photo to enlarge or download: Lee Edwards, left, who wrote a biography of William F. Buckley Jr., joins Alvin Felzenberg, presidential historian, and Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, at CPAC on Friday to discuss Buckley’s legacy. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbClick on photo to enlarge or download: Lee Edwards, left, who wrote a biography of William F. Buckley Jr., joins Alvin Felzenberg, presidential historian, and Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, at CPAC on Friday to discuss Buckley’s legacy. SHFWire photo by Frank BumbWASHINGTON - William F. Buckley Jr. may no longer be a physical presence at the Conservative Political Action Conference, but his legacy remains for many conservatives.

Community, economy drive young conservatives to CPAC

Click on photo to enlarge or download: Krista Gibbons, left, Lance Baresic and Andrew Ragone, all 23, say they are looking forward to three days of sharing experiences and ideas with fellow conservatives and helping shape the “direction of the country.” SHFWire photo by Frank BumbClick on photo to enlarge or download: Krista Gibbons, left, Lance Baresic and Andrew Ragone, all 23, say they are looking forward to three days of sharing experiences and ideas with fellow conservatives and helping shape the “direction of the country.” SHFWire photo by Frank BumbWASHINGTON - Few things upset Andrew Ragone, 23, as much as people who are “complacent with the way the country is going.”

Wide gulf remains between conferees on payroll tax, other benefits

WASHINGTON – Talks between Democratic and Republican lawmakers about how to fund the extension of the payroll tax cut beyond this month became tense at several points Tuesday.

Bernanke rejects criticism of Fed interest rate policy

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke defended the Fed’s policies and goals from pointed questioning by Republican lawmakers Thursday.

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