Welcome to A Miner Detail.
A Miner Detail Coverage
A Miner Detail is an inside baseball Maryland politics blog.
We call out political hypocrisy when we see it, regardless of who the person is or the office they hold.
A Miner Detail isn’t everybody’s favorite Maryland politics blog.
Our naysayers cannot tuck A Miner Detail into a nice, neat little partisan box.
We aren’t left.
We aren’t right.
We’re in the middle.
Topics A Miner Detail Covers
- The Maryland General Assembly;
- The Wes Moore administration
- Municipal, state, and federal issues;
- Maryland Business and economics;
- Municipal and county governments;
- Transportation and infracture;
- And much more.
A Miner Detail’s Evolution Over The Years
This Maryland politics blog site has evolved quite a bit since I first launched the site in 2015.
We stick to the facts – though sometimes we editorialize and take a position on Maryland news-related issues.
A Miner Detail is edgy.
We’re eventually going to tick you off somehow.
Some love to say, “He’s not a journalist!”
But we practice journalism, whether you want to admit it or not.
Is A Miner Detail a straight news site?
No, of course not. We state our opinions in some of the stories we publish.
But we’ll always publish content that’s scrupulously fact-checked.
Ryan Miner | Maryland
Ryan Miner founded A Miner Detail in April 2015 and occasionally hosts A Miner Detail Podcast.
You can reach Ryan at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com
About Ryan Miner | A Miner Detail
Ryan Miner is a native of Hagerstown, Maryland.
A Miner Detail is a hobby for Ryan; it’s a labor of love.
Ryan Miner Education
- Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School.
- He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree tical Science from The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University and graduated in 2008.
- In 2020, Ryan earned an M.B.A. from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University.
Other Stuff About Ryan Miner
Ryan is a proud alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity.
In 2014, Ryan was indicted into Rotary International and remained active in the Hagerstown Rotary Club until the fall of 2015.
A former Boy Scout, Ryan is passionate about older adult advocacy and individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and people with disabilities.
Ryan volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association, the Parkinson’s Foundation, and Supporting Older Adults Through Resources (SOAR), a Frederick County nonprofit organization that supports in-need older adults.
Ryan Miner | Mental Health | Personal Redemption
Ryan Miner advocates for increased mental health resources in public schools alongside his wife, Kimberly. Kimberly and Ryan also volunteer for a nonprofit teen suicide prevention organization.
Aside from Maryland politics, Ryan occasionally publishes content on mental and emotional health issues from a first-person perspective and discusses his journey with depression and anxiety.
Moreover, Ryan often incorporates his redemption story into much of his writing; he speaks openly, honestly, and transparently about his past mistakes and overcoming adversity.
“My momma always said, ‘You’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.'” – Forrest Gump
Ryan is married to Kimberly Miner, with whom he parents a 19-year-old University of Maryland freshman and a sixteen-year-old high school sophomore.
A Miner Detail Is Dedicated to Dick & Maureen Hann
Dick and Maureen Hann are Ryan Miner’s grandparents.
His late grandfather, Carroll Richard Hann, passed away on December 22, 2020.
There isn’t a day that goes by that Ryan doesn’t think about his grandfather and the impact he had on Ryan.
Ryan’s grandparents were avid news readers.
(They mostly read Ryan’s hometown newspaper, The Herald-Mail, known today as Herald-Mail Media.)
And Ryan’s grandmother Maureen, his late grandfather’s wife of 69 years, was also a vicarious news reader.
His grandmother kept abreast of the local news and enjoyed reading the local newspaper and watching Hagerstown news.
In 2010, Ryan’s grandmother, Maureen, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.
She read books to Ryan when he was a little boy. Today, when Ryan visits his grandmother, he reads a newspaper to her.
Ryan’s grandparents shared their love of news with Ryan when he was a small child. Since then, Ryan has always been fascinated by the newsgathering process and admired journalism and the journalists who keep us informed.
In the spring of 2007, Ryan interned at KDKA Radio News in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Two years later, Ryan interned at WHAG-TV in Hagerstown, Maryland.