Jason Lewton joined The Herald-Whig as a copy editor in March 2013 and was promoted to editorial production coordinator in August 2014. He was named news editor in November 2015 and managing editor in January 2018. Prior to joining the staff, he served as art director for Missouri Lawyers Media, where he managed a six-person department and was responsible for the visual direction of four daily newspapers, two weekly newspapers, the company website and many annual magazines, as well as publications in North Carolina and South Carolina. Jason previously served as a lead designer for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for four years and, prior to that, as a visual editor at the Times of Northwest Indiana. He also worked as a designer and night editor at the Jacksonville Journal-Courier, as design editor of the Alton Telegraph and as a reporter, photographer and designer at the Pike Press in Pittsfield.
A trial lawyer who grew up in Lewis County has announced the formation of an exploratory committee in preparation for a possible bid as an independent candidate in November to unseat U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.
The state of Illinois has spent more than $1 million testing for the Legionella bacteria in the water supply at the Illinois Veterans Home, and the results indicate that the facility's new water treatment plant is working.