As the song states: “time goes by so slowly. And time can do so much.”
It’s hard to believe it’s been just a brief year and a half since I came to Register Publications.
We’ve changed a lot, added some great members to our team, introduced some fantastic new products, formed rewarding partnerships and general improved all aspects of the paper.
This Friday I will step down as General Manager and will be returning to my native Pennsylvania to take a similar position with a group of papers that will allow my wife and me to be closer to our families.
This leaves me with mixed emotions as we have thoroughly enjoyed our time here in Southeastern Indiana and Southwestern Ohio, but this was an opportunity we felt we needed to take.
Living and working in this community has been a joy. We’ve met great people who will remain life-long friends, have enjoyed experiences we couldn’t have had anywhere else, and will carry some of the ‘Hoosier’ spirit with us throughout our days.
My hope for you all is that you continue to see this community as we do – as a great place to live and work.
We have lived in other towns, large and small, and few of them share the ‘community spirit’ that you do.
The amenities are wonderful, the opportunities plentiful and the future is bright. Hold onto that because this is truly a place where an American can be an American.
Thank you again for welcoming my wife and me into your community, and allowing us to share part of our journey with you.
Oh yeah, and keep reading the paper. It’s a pretty darn good one, if I do say so myself.
There are lots of great things in the works and I have no doubt the staff will continue to produce and deliver award winning newspapers for years to come.
Ryan Oswald is general manager of Register Publications.