Staff Writer

Ashley Szatala

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Ashley Szatala joined The Herald-Whig Newsroom as a staff writer in September 2016. Her primary responsibilities include covering Missouri region news and features. An Ohio native, Ashley received her Bachelor of Journalism in 2015 and will receive her Master of Arts from the University of Missouri – Missouri School of Journalism in December 2016. Ashley has vast editorial and design experience and most recently worked as the assistant news editor for the Columbia Missourian before coming to the Herald-Whig.

Bylines

Hannibal News

50 Miles of Art event showcases the handmade community

During its spring and fall event, people can travel to Louisiana, Clarksville and Hannibal, where about 20 artists, galleries and businesses display paintings, pottery, sculptures and other artistic works.

Hannibal News

Hannibal, Scotland and Monroe County libraries receive federal funding

Four libraries in Northeast Missouri have received grants from Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft. The grants range from funding summer reading programs and technology upgrades.

Hannibal News

Hannibal voters asked to decide three propositions on April 4

Hannibal voters will see three propositions on the April 4 ballot. The actual wording of the propositions is too long to fit on the ballots, so an abbreviated version of them is written instead. At the city's own expense, it will provide Marion and Ralls

Coffee shop run by students opens for business in Hannibal HS
Hannibal News

Coffee shop run by students opens for business in Hannibal HS

Coffee often is a good way to jump start mornings. Hannibal High School students now can purchase a cup of Joe each morning and during some lunch periods thanks to a new coffee shop that opened March 6 inside the school's cafeteria.

Elections

Voters to decide contested races in Pike, Ralls and Monroe counties

Voters in Pike, Ralls and Monroe counties will determine new city and school board leadership in several contested races.

Hannibal wind energy buy contingent on state commission approval
Hannibal News

Hannibal wind energy buy contingent on state commission approval

The Hannibal Board of Public Works on Tuesday approved a final draft contract with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission to allow the city to buy wind energy and its associated transmission service.

Hannibal News

Hannibal will ask residents for input on major stormwater repairs

The Hannibal City Council wants residents to discuss stormwater drainage. Bob Stevenson, Board of Public Works general manager, estimates there are about 10 miles of stormwater tunnels that need to be replaced and 32 miles of tunnels that need repairs.

Activist Erin Brockovich visits Hannibal to discuss city's drinking supply
Hannibal News

Activist Erin Brockovich visits Hannibal to discuss city's drinking supply

Environmental activist Erin Brockovich visited Hannibal on Monday for the first time to meet with residents who have been concerned about the use of ammonia to disinfect the city's drinking water.

Police & Courts

Four injured when ejected as vehicle overturns

Four people suffered moderate injuries Saturday when they were ejected from their recreational utility vehicle.

Annual Lincoln/Reagan Day brings Republicans together
Quincy News

Annual Lincoln/Reagan Day brings Republicans together

Republican values, fiscal responsibility and the importance of retaining GOP politicians in office were the focus of the 2017 Quincy Lincoln/Reagan Day event held Sunday at the Quincy Senior & Family Resource Center.