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About Aaron M. Smith

Aaron M. Smith earned a degree in journalism from the nationally recognized E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. After graduation, Smith worked at various newspapers in Ohio, taught writing to junior high school students in California, and worked as a freelance writer. Click the link to read more about Smith's career in the writing industry.


Aaron M. Smith has written two books. "Odyssey: From Blue Collar, Ohio to Super Bowl Champion" was published in 2010 and chronicles Marc Edwards's journey from blue collar Norwood, Ohio to the gridiron at Notre Dame and ultimately to the Super Bowl as the starting fullback for the New England Patriots. Smith's second book, "Thursday Night Therapy: Thirty Years of Basketball and Camaraderie," was published in 2014 and tells the story of a group of men in Cincinnati who have played basketball together every Thursday for thirty years. Click the link to see more information about Smith's books.


Aaron M. Smith began his journalism career at the Urbana Daily Citizen before being named as the Sports Editor at the Port Clinton News Herald. Smith won numerous writing and production awards during his stint at both papers. Click the link to read some of his standout articles.

Freelance Writing

As a freelance writer, Aaron M. Smith has traveled to Brazil to write a series of stories on the landless people of rural Uberlandia. He has written for alumni magazines, non-profit newsletters, and contributed a story to the nationally recognized "Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Spirit of America" book released in 2016. Click the link to read some of Smith's standout writing.

Dreaming of Heroes

Dreaming of Heroes, which comes from James Wright's poem "Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio" is a collection of columns, opinions, articles, and memories of my life in and around sports. Click the link to read this weekly column. New columns coming soon!

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