Welcome to A Miner Detail.
I’m Ryan Miner, the editor.
Please keep reading to learn about me and the site’s purpose!
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;
- Pop culture;
- And even television shows;
- And much more.
A Miner Detail’s Evolution Over The Years
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.
Is A Miner Detail a straight news site?
We publish content that’s scrupulously fact-checked.
Some content you’ll find interesting, and some content you won’t.
We report Maryland political news.
We take opinions.
We call out politicians and political figures.
You decide if we’re straight news.
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 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 earned an M.B.A. from the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business at Mount St. Mary’s University.
More About Ryan Miner
Ryan is an alumnus of Sigma Alpha Epsilon men’s fraternity.
In 2014, Ryan was inducted into Rotary International.
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 and the Parkinson’s Foundation.
Ryan Miner | Mental Health | Personal Redemption
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 personal journey with depression, anxiety, and Attention Deficit Disorder.
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.
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.)
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.