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

Buyer of St. Elizabeth Hospital has signed contract, subject to contingencies

A buyer has signed a contract, subject to contingencies, to purchase and redevelop the former St. Elizabeth Hospital, 109 Virginia St., in Hannibal, city attorney James Lemon said. The developer is Chris Ales, president of Ales and Co. in Davenport, Iowa.

Hannibal School District OKs pay raises
Education

Hannibal School District OKs pay raises

The Hannibal School Board approved Wednesday a 2 percent wage increase to certified teachers, administrators and support service employees. It also approved contracting with a company that finds substitute teachers for school districts.

NEMO legislators agree that health care needs reform
Local Government

NEMO legislators agree that health care needs reform

State Rep. Craig Redmon, R-Canton, and Rep. Jim Hansen, R-Frankford, both agree: Something needs to be done in Northeast Missouri and nationwide to reduce individual and government health care costs, incentivise wellness and control opioid distribution.

Hannibal Regional named among best places to work in health care
Hannibal News

Hannibal Regional named among best places to work in health care

Hannibal Regional Healthcare System was one of three Missouri health care organizations to be named by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2017 "Best Places to Work in Healthcare." It is the first time the hospital system has won this award.

Hannibal News

Hannibal council approves measure to create jobs

The Hannibal City Council had one goal in mind - job creation - when it approved a plan Tuesday to create a central stormwater detention basin in the Hannibal Lakeside Technology Park.

Juneteenth a lesson in overcoming adversity
Hannibal News

Juneteenth a lesson in overcoming adversity

More than 200 people gathered together at Jim's Journey: Huck Finn Freedom Center to remember the emancipation of African-American slaves and celebrate African-American culture during the 20th annual Juneteenth celebration.

Father's Day breakfast gets people interested in aviation
Quincy News

Father's Day breakfast gets people interested in aviation

The local Experimental Aircraft Association held its annual Father's Day fly-in/drive-in breakfast on Sunday. Families could enjoy pancakes and sausage, and youth ages 8 through 17 could fly in an airplane, free of charge.

Future of auto club's car show is uncertain after closing of Antique Auto Museum
Quincy News

Future of auto club's car show is uncertain after closing of Antique Auto Museum

Tri-State residents had the opportunity to attend Sunday what is being called the last Mississippi Valley Historic Auto Club Father's Day car show. Sunday's show marked its 50th year of being held.

Police & Courts

Kahoka teen injured after Clark County crash

Brooklyn N. Norton, 17, of Kahoka, Mo., suffered minor injuries after her vehicle overturned several times around 1:45 p.m. on Saturday, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.

Police & Courts

Scotland County man killed in Clark County accident

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports that William C. See, 24, of Gorin, Mo., was pronounced dead at the scene after his vehicle overturned multiple times around midnight on Sunday.