About Us

The Helm is a digital news magazine focused on the dynamic communities, businesses, and residents of the Sandusky, Ohio region. We cover the stories of investment, innovation, entrepreneurship, and individuals that are shaping the Greater Sandusky region.

This publication will connect, inform, and grow the local population and was created in partnership with Greater Sandusky Partnership and is part of the Issue Media Group family.

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Meet The Helm team, and contact us here:

Beth Werling, managing editor
Beth has shared her love of storytelling with her students and now is excited to share it with the readers of The Helm. She has taught English and journalism in the Sandusky City School district for 17 years and writing courses through BGSU Firelands since 2006. Previously, Beth was the business reporter and then city editor at the Sandusky Register. She also served as editor of Funcoast.com, a publication of the Register, for several years. 

Contributors:
Dan Angelo, Anisha Chopra, Sam Didion, Mark Meszoros, Samarion Newell, Dan Pender, Christian Smith, Kristina Smith, Rylee Whelan


Photography Contributors:
Kevin Lee, Jordan Sternberg

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The Helm Sandusky is published by Issue Media Group. Incorporated in 2005 in Detroit, Michigan, IMG operates a national network of online media outlets leveraging the power of solutions-based journalism to report on community change. Our publications aim to connect readers to their communities’ most visionary and innovative people, projects, businesses, and organizations – fostering civic capacity, improving understanding of key issues, amplifying underserved voices, and building community attachment during a time of local media decline. 
 
We work with like-minded stakeholders across public, private, nonprofit, and grassroots organizations whose values and missions align with ours through an underwriting model of publishing.  Our journalists connect with community stakeholders through regular listening sessions designed to build trust and shape authentic community stories.
 
IMG's work has been recognized and supported by leading journalism organizations nationally including INC Magazine, Knight Foundation, Columbia Journalism Review, Facebook, Lenfest Institute, Google, Solutions Journalism Network, Ground Source, and Society for Professional Journalists.