Writer: Joshua A. Echt
Hometown: Chester Township
Coverage Areas: Burton Village, Berkshire Schools, Chardon Township, Montville Township, Geauga Park District
Journalism Background: Prior to starting work at the Geauga County Maple Leaf in 2006, I received a B.S. in journalism from Kent State University that same year. I interned at the Youngstown Vindicator, a 143,000-Sunday circulation paper in 2005. I have also been writing for the Catholic Universe Bulletin, which serves the 753,000-member Roman Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, since May 2010. I am also writing a feature-length, coming-of-age Catholic novel for teenagers in my free time.