About Adrian Today

Our purpose

Adrian Today was launched on April 8, 2014, to serve as a locally owned, online news source for Adrian, Michigan, and the surrounding area.

Our values

Adrian Today is born out of a handful of core principles.  We’re committed to Adrian and Lenawee County.  We believe that when communities come together, there’s nothing they can’t do.  And we believe in the power of journalism — the power to educate, the power to right wrongs, and perhaps most of all, the power to foster an engaged and caring community.

Our people

Erik GableErik Gable (editor and publisher): A transplant to Lenawee County, Erik was born in Massachusetts, attended Grinnell College, and worked for three years at The Fairfield Ledger in southeast Iowa before moving to Michigan in 2005 to become news editor (and later special projects editor) of The Daily Telegram. From April 2012 to August 2014, he was the professional adviser to The Independent Collegian, the student newspaper at the University of Toledo, and is now the director of marketing and audience development for the Croswell Opera House. He operates Adrian Today in his spare time. He is a volunteer for downtown Adrian’s Art-A-Licious festival and a cofounder (with Jackie Koch) of Adrian First Fridays. He lives in Adrian. (Contact: Email | Twitter)

Renee Lapham CollinsRenee Lapham Collins (reporter and founding contributor): Renee was born in Tecumseh and graduated with the Tecumseh High School class of 1976. She attended Siena Heights College (now Siena Heights University), earning her bachelor of arts degree in English in 1980. After earning her master’s degree in English from the University of Toledo in 1982, she worked at a variety of part-time jobs completely unrelated to her major area of interest — writing — including Holiday Inn maid, Wrong Way Pub bartender, Brewery waitress and Trickey’s/Dancer’s department store clerk before landing a position at The Saline Reporter, a small weekly newspaper in Saline. That was in 1986. Since then, she has pursued her writing passion through reporting and editing for the Reporter, Milan News-Leader, Belleville View, Ypsilanti Courier, Toledo Free Press and the Daily Telegram, and shared her passion with her students through a variety of journalism classes as a professor at Adrian College, where she has taught since 2007 and is now an associate professor. In addition to writing, she is passionate about vocal and orchestral music, Catholicism, Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds, her granddaughters, Paige, Lauren and Alyssa, and her husband of 31 years, Bill. But not necessarily in that order. (Contact: Email | Twitter)