Thursday, May 04, 2017

Roger Snell health report

Roger Snell
Former BJ reporter in the Columbus bureau Roger Snell’s health situation has reached, as Roger puts it, “what may be the end of my road in this life.”

Roger lives in Frankfurt, Kentucky with wife Linda and daughters Rachel and Hannah and administers a marketing program called Kentucky Proud that helps farmers transition away from tobacco and find retail markets for alternative crops such as fruits, vegetables and more.
Roger won a number of awards throughout his newspaper career, including the Silver Gavel, the American Bar Association’s top national journalism award, in 1992 for his investigation of ethical abuses on the Ohio Supreme Court. The Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers named Snell the Ohio Reporter of the Year in 1992 and 1993.

He wrote a book, “Root for the Cubs,” about Charlie Root, the Chicago pitcher who gave up a home run to Babe Ruth that became lengendary as a "called shot." After interviewing Root's daughter, Della Root Arnold, Roger unmasked the myth.
To read Roger’s amazing assessment of his situation, click on the blue for Stuart Warner’s relay on the Beacon Journal Newsroom Alumni Facebook page.

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