Executive Editor

Jason Lewton

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jlewton@whig.com

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, managing editor in January 2018 and executive editor in May 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.

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Health

QMG offers look at new cancer center

Quincy Medical Group officials on Tuesday night offered a glimpse into the clinic's new Cancer Institute at the Quincy Mall. Representatives from The Herald-Whig and our news-gathering partners at WGEM were able to tour treatment areas and learn more.

Nurses feeling effects of pandemic
Health

Nurses feeling effects of pandemic

While the Blessing Hospital census of COVID-19 patients has steadily been above a dozen for the past few weeks, nurses caring for those patients have seen their own lives change.

Diligence is key to Illinois Veterans Home coronavirus response
Quincy News

Diligence is key to Illinois Veterans Home coronavirus response

Efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at the Illinois Veterans Home here have so far been successful: The Quincy campus is the only veterans home in the state to have not recorded a single case.

New owners of Hotel Elkton include a familiar face
Quincy News

New owners of Hotel Elkton include a familiar face

A landmark downtown building for sale and a heart looking for healing came together Friday. Quincy native Ryan Jude Tanner and his husband, Jay Krottinger, closed their purchase of the Elkton Hotel.