About A Miner Detail and Ryan Miner

Welcome to A Miner Detail.

I’m Ryan Miner, the site’s editor.

A Miner Detail Coverage

A Miner Detail the inside baseball Maryland politics hangout.

We call out political hypocrisy when we see it, regardless of who the person is or the office they hold.

But A Miner Detail isn’t everybody’s favorite Maryland politics blog.

We aren’t left.

We aren’t right.

We’re right in the middle.

Our Coverage

  • The Maryland General Assembly;
  • The Wes Moore administration
  • Elections
  • Municipal, state, and federal issues;
  • Maryland Business and Economics;
  • Education;
  • Municipal and county governments;
  • Transportation and infracture;
  • Pop culture;
  • And even television shows;
  • And much more.

A Miner Detail’s Evolution 

This Maryland politics blog site has evolved since it launched in 2015.

A Miner Detail sticks to the facts.

Sometimes, this blog editorializes and takes a position on Maryland news-related issues.

Sometimes, A Miner Detail takes an opinion on issues unrelated to Maryland politics.

A Miner Detail is edgy.

Eventually, you’ll see an article published on the site that irks or drives you nuts.

But at A Miner Detail, we practice authentic journalism despite what critics say.

News Standards | Opinion | Analysis 

A Miner Detail publishes content that’s scrupulously fact-checked.

We report and analyze Maryland political news.

We editorialize and sometimes take positions on critical Maryland political issues.

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Ryan Miner founded A Miner Detail in April 2015 and occasionally hosts A Miner Detail Podcast.

Email Ryan at Ryan@AMinerDetail.com

Call or text Ryan: (240) 744-7075.

This is a photograph of A Miner Detail Editor and Founder Ryan Miner.

About Ryan Miner | A Miner Detail

Ryan Miner was born and raised in Hagerstown, Maryland, and was raised in Halfway, Maryland, for the first seventeen years of his life.

Ryan Miner Education 

  • Ryan is a 2003 graduate of Williamsport High School.
  • He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts at Duquesne University and graduated in 2008.
  • In 2020, Ryan finished his M.B.A. and graduated from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University.

This is a photograph of Ryan Miner's 2008 Duquesne University graduation.


Ryan is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity and a proud former Boy Scout.

In 2014, Ryan was inducted into Rotary International.

This is a photograph of Ryan Miner's Rotary International induction in February 2014.

Ryan is passionate about older adult advocacy and supporting individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He volunteers for the Alzheimer’s Association and the Parkinson’s Foundation.

More About Ryan 

Ryan Miner and his wife, Kimberly, advocate for mental health resources in public schools. 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 from a first-person perspective, discussing and sharing his journey with depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder.

This is a photograph of Ryan Miner at the Maryland State House.

Ryan often incorporates his redemption narrative into his writing; he speaks openly, honestly, and transparently about his past mistakes, overcoming adversity, and helping others over the ghosts of their past.

My momma always said, ‘You’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.'” – Forrest Gump

Ryan is married to his wife, Kimberly, with whom he has two children, Josh and Paige.

This is Ryan Miner & Kimberly Miner's wedding photograph in St. Michaels.

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 him.

Ryan’s grandparents were avid news readers.

(They mostly read Ryan’s hometown newspaper, The Herald-Mail, known today as Herald-Mail Media.)

Dick & Maureen Hann are Ryan Miner's grandparents. They are pictured together in this photograph.

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.

This is a photograph of Maureen Hann, Ryan Miner's grandmother.

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.

Carroll Richard Hann is Ryan Miner's late grandfather