Alan Miller started The Dispatch as a reporter in 1984 and has covered regional news, urban affairs, Columbus City Hall, and higher education. He was an assistant city editor, state editor and assistant managing editor before becoming managing editor in 2004. He writes a monthly column and blog about old-house repair for The Dispatch and teaches journalism at Denison University in Granville. He is on the board of the national Associated Press Media Editors association and a member of the professional advisory board for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and is a past president of the Associated Press Society of Ohio. He previously worked at The Repository in Canton, The Daily Record in Wooster and the Orrville Courier-Crescent. He has bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism from Ohio University. He's on Twitter @amiller78 and @youroldhouse.