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Lora Abernathy

Position: Content Manager
E-Mail Address: labernathy@civitasmedia.com
Phone Number: 937-382-2574
Lora Abernathy on Twitter: @AbernathyLora

About Lora Abernathy

Lora Abernathy is the editor/content manager of the Wilmington News Journal and Salt magazine.

Prior to serving in her current role, she was the southwest group online editor for Civitas Media, the parent company of the Wilmington News Journal.

She has a bachelor's degree from Marshall University.

She is married to Gary, and, in her spare time, competes in triathlons.

Latest Stories by Lora Abernathy

BLANCHESTER — After allegedly drinking alcohol and drag racing, two men were in serious condition and a third has been cited after fleeing the scene following a serious traffic crash Friday night, police said.
Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt said Tuesday his department and the Blanchester-Marion Township Fire Department responded to

Local motorist remains at MVH

BLANCHESTER — After allegedly drinking alcohol and drag racing, two men were in serious condition and a third has been cited after fleeing the scene following a serious traffic crash Friday night, police said. Blanchester Police Chief Scott Reinbolt said Tuesday his department and the Blanchester-Marion Township Fire Department responded to

Do you ever have a moment when you think our world can't get more ridiculous?
Me, too, and all too often.
My most recent moment of incredulity involved learning that a man was intentionally going to be eaten alive by an anaconda, the world's largest snake, and there would be a Discovery Channel TV show to document the world's newest stupidest ide

World slithers further into madness

Do you ever have a moment when you think our world can't get more ridiculous? Me, too, and all too often. My most recent moment of incredulity involved learning that a man was intentionally going to be eaten alive by an anaconda, the world's largest snake, and there would be a Discovery Channel TV show to document the world's newest stupidest ide

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington News Journal invites the community for pictures with Santa Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at its office, 761 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington.
Pictures will publish in the Wednesday, Dec. 24 edition of the News Journal. There is no charge, but people are asked to bring non-perishable food items for a food drive sponsored by th

Pics with Santa Friday at WNJ

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington News Journal invites the community for pictures with Santa Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. at its office, 761 S. Nelson Ave., Wilmington. Pictures will publish in the Wednesday, Dec. 24 edition of the News Journal. There is no charge, but people are asked to bring non-perishable food items for a food drive sponsored by th

In case it's been a while since I've mentioned it, I love Thanksgiving.
The November holiday centers around two of my favorite things: food and family.
We spent Thanksgiving Day with Gary's family here in southern Ohio.
My brother, his wife and two kids were coming in to Charleston, W.Va., for the weekend — where I'm from — so I deci

Visiting with family, close and far

In case it's been a while since I've mentioned it, I love Thanksgiving. The November holiday centers around two of my favorite things: food and family. We spent Thanksgiving Day with Gary's family here in southern Ohio. My brother, his wife and two kids were coming in to Charleston, W.Va., for the weekend — where I'm from — so I deci

WILMINGTON — More than 1,500 Dayton Power & Light customers in Clinton County were left without power early Monday afternoon after high winds knocked down electric lines and poles in the area.
According to the DP&L outage map, 1,518 customers in Clinton County did not have power around 2 p.m. Monday.
Brian Coniglio, a meteorologist

Winds cause 1,500 power outages

WILMINGTON — More than 1,500 Dayton Power & Light customers in Clinton County were left without power early Monday afternoon after high winds knocked down electric lines and poles in the area. According to the DP&L outage map, 1,518 customers in Clinton County did not have power around 2 p.m. Monday. Brian Coniglio, a meteorologist

WILMINGTON — Restoration work is set to begin Wednesday at The Murphy Theatre.
The 97-year-old structure will be undergoing four phases of work. The first phase, which begins Wednesday, replaces the plaster cornices at the top front of the building.
“Due to safety issues, this first phase is important and it needs to be completed in a

Murphy Theatre begins work

WILMINGTON — Restoration work is set to begin Wednesday at The Murphy Theatre. The 97-year-old structure will be undergoing four phases of work. The first phase, which begins Wednesday, replaces the plaster cornices at the top front of the building. “Due to safety issues, this first phase is important and it needs to be completed in a

I love Christmas. It can't come too soon each year for me.
Hence, I do not mind when stores begin promoting Christmas right after Halloween. I don't think there's anything wrong with putting out the Christmas decorations, starting the Christmas-themed TV commercials and movies, initiating the Christmas songs on radio, all as soon as possible.
My

What's wrong with starting Christmas?

I love Christmas. It can't come too soon each year for me. Hence, I do not mind when stores begin promoting Christmas right after Halloween. I don't think there's anything wrong with putting out the Christmas decorations, starting the Christmas-themed TV commercials and movies, initiating the Christmas songs on radio, all as soon as possible. My

My heart sank as I slowly realized I'd left my money at home.
My mission any time I head to a big city is to stop at Panera Bread — even if I've eaten at another place. It is my restaurant soulmate, and I miss living so far from the nearest one.
I was in Cincinnati running an errand very early in the morning a couple weeks ago and made a ma

A sandwich and a side of kindness

My heart sank as I slowly realized I'd left my money at home. My mission any time I head to a big city is to stop at Panera Bread — even if I've eaten at another place. It is my restaurant soulmate, and I miss living so far from the nearest one. I was in Cincinnati running an errand very early in the morning a couple weeks ago and made a ma

The times were bleak five years ago around Thanksgiving.
Clinton County was in the midst of the darkest times in decades. Thousands of people in Clinton and surrounding counties lost good-paying jobs because of DHL's decision to pull out of the region.
“Ground zero for the recession” would become the nation's tagline for Wilmington.

Hope defeats fear, but keep giving

The times were bleak five years ago around Thanksgiving. Clinton County was in the midst of the darkest times in decades. Thousands of people in Clinton and surrounding counties lost good-paying jobs because of DHL's decision to pull out of the region. “Ground zero for the recession” would become the nation's tagline for Wilmington.





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