Where Is the Man Who Originally Started This E-paper?


NASHVILLE, OH -- Before the WarrenCountyPost.com there was WarrenCountyOnline.com that was started by friend and one time co-worker Rick Amburgey. (Rick and I both worked at the Franklin Chronicle and Springboro Press together as reporters and eventually ended up being editors — me, The Chronicle and Rick, The Press.)

As the newspaper world began to change, Rick, like many of us reporters, found himself needing to find a new career to support himself. Rick went back to school to get his degree in education.

While he found a new way to support himself financially in teaching, he found he missed writing. So after taking a teaching job at Christian County Public Schools in Kentucky, Rick took a part time position at Strum Magazine where he was the assistant editor.

It was during this time Rick began really working in and seeing the power of E-papers, E-books and E-magazines for Strum was an online magazine that showcased music and entertainment happenings in Nashville, TN... a place Rick dreamt of living someday.

“My dream was to always move to Nashville and write music myself,” said Rick. But, teaching kept him busy, not only in the classroom, but throughout the school year with creating lesson plans and grading papers.

Rick did get a little closer to his dream when he took a teaching job in Ashland City, TN in 2015. Here he began writing more music and started networking with others with the same passion. But due to the death of his father and some other unforseen circumstances, Rick chose to move back to Warren County Ohio. It was then he started warrencountyonline.com.

But his dream of moving to Nashville and writing music wouldn't die. Instead, it grew even stronger. His mother, now a widow and Rick being her only child, agreed to put the family home up for sale and take the journey with her son to Nashville.

Rick found an online teaching job, turned the warrencountyonline.com over to me, started his own county music blog, country musicviews.com and began his dream of writing country music.

“I have always had this desire to do music… I’m okay if nothing happens, but I wouldn’t be fine not trying... wondering what would have happened if I did try,” Rick said. 

Today Rick has written over a dozen songs that can be heard on his Youtube Channel or Soundcloud.com

Below is "Walking Me Home," a song he co-wrote with Alyssa Newton. It's Rick's dog Rudy that is pictured in the video and click here. It will link you to a song he wrote "Forgiving is Healing."

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