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Mercer Daily Voice serves East Windsor, Ewing Township, Hamilton Township, Hightstown, Hopewell, Lawrence, Pennington, Princeton, Robbinsville, Trenton, West Windsor & Windsor

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Jon Craig

Content Producer jcraig@dailyvoice.com

Pleasantville native Jon Craig is special editor for the Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess Daily Voice sites. He is also the primary reporter for Daily Voice Plus Politics in Westchester and Fairfield.

Jon graduated from Cornell University and received his master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University. Across a 35-year career, he's worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Chicago, New York, Ohio & Washington, D.C and as managing editor for weekly newspapers in Rye, White Plains and Harrison.

Jon also writes periodically for the Cornell Chronicle.

Career Highlights:

  • -- Covered Metro-North train wreck that killed a motorist and five commuters, 2015
  • -- Researched state investigative project for PublicIntegrity.org, 2011-12
  • -- National MADD award for database analysis of repeat drunk drivers in Ohio, 2008.
  • -- Henry F. Guggenheim Fellow, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 2010.
  • -- Sentenced to jail for protecting confidential sources (won on appeal), 1999.
  • -- Broke 30th anniversary story about Kent State shootings — using FBI records, resurrecting theory a student informant triggered fatal National Guard volley, May 2000.
  • -- Covered Ground Zero after Sept. 11, 2001, terrorism attacks.
  • -- Uncovered voting problems before & during presidential recount in Ohio, 2004.
  • -- Witnessed botched Death Row execution of Romell Broom in 2009, one of more than a dozen I covered; Wrote about three inmates whose death sentences were commuted to life without parole.
  • -- Won IRE, SDX and multiple national & state awards for series led by Erik Kriss investigating New York General Assembly. 1994.
  • -- Guest lecturer at universities in NY & Ohio. Taught Syracuse high school journalism class.
  • -- Co-authored IRE-award winning series on illegal restraints/beatings at juvenile detention centers. Gov. Mario Cuomo had NY inspector general confirm what Hart Seely and I found at Division for Youth & fired top directors, 1993.
  • -- Survived Air Force Kool School training at North Pole, 1996.
  • -- Covered Persian Gulf wars, including 2002 bomb missions from Turkey, and stateside Army/Air Guard training. 1991.
  • -- Supervised overnight coverage of Pan Am Flight 103 after Libyan bomb killed 35 Syracuse University students over Lockerbie, Scotland, 1988.
  • -- Covered aftermath of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s fatal plane crash from Cape Cod, 1999.
  • -- Greeted Kurt Vonnegut Jr. as Cornell Sun sports editor during daily's 100th anniversary dinner in May 1980. 

Jon Craig's Contributions

  1. Authorities: Ocean County Tenant, 88, Admits Killing Landlord Over Rent

    Authorities: Ocean County Tenant, 88, Admits Killing Landlord Over Rent

    An 88-year-old from New Jersey man will spend the rest of his life behind bars for killing his landlord, authorities said. Thomas C. Hatchett, of Manchester pleaded guilty on Friday to aggravated manslaughter in the shooting death of Igal Hedad, 71, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer.  They had a ...

  2. South Jersey Cocaine Addict Gets 25 Years In Prison For Fatally Beating His Mom

    South Jersey Cocaine Addict Gets 25 Years In Prison For Fatally Beating His Mom

    After telling a Burlington County judge that his mother "was the only person I really had," a 54-year-old man was sentenced to 25 years in state prison for killing her.Brian K. Templeton of Edgewater Park pleaded guilty in August to first-degree aggravated manslaughter, according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.Templeton admitted to beating his sleeping 77-year-old mother, ...

  3. Prosecutor: Toms River Man Conned Blind 'Friend' Out Of $100K

    Prosecutor: Toms River Man Conned Blind 'Friend' Out Of $100K

    A Toms River man has admitted to stealing more than $100,000 from a 73-year-old blind woman, authorities said.Tyler Dietlmeier, 28, pleaded guilty to theft by deception and criminal coercion on Friday, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer. Toms River police initially received a complaint about Dietlmeier on Jan. 27, Billhimer said. Dietlmeier had ...

  4. Pair Arrested In Double-Slaying Of Trenton Brothers, Ages 8, 16

    Pair Arrested In Double-Slaying Of Trenton Brothers, Ages 8, 16

    A Mercer County fugitive and a Pennsylvania woman have been arrested in connection with this week's fatal shooting of two young brothers in Trenton, authorities said.With the help of U.S. Marshals, Dajuan "Bando" Kelley, 26, of Ewing Township was arrested on Friday in Hampton, Georgia, according to Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J.. Onofri.Kelley's alleged accomplice, Destanie ...

  5. Jersey Shore Man, 22, Gets 35 Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend, 16

    Jersey Shore Man, 22, Gets 35 Years In Prison For Fatally Stabbing Ex-Girlfriend, 16

    A 22-year-old man from Long Branch has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison for stabbing his ex-girlfriend to death, authorities said.Distraught over their recent breakup, Bryan Cordero-Castro allegedly called and texted the 16-year-old's phone more than 200 times in the hours leading up to her fatal stabbing, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. ...

  6. Mercer County Police Officer Indicted for Official Misconduct

    Mercer County Police Officer Indicted for Official Misconduct

    A suspended Mercer County police officer has been indicted on official misconduct charges, authorities said.The Lawrence Township police officer originally was charged with disorderly persons offenses after an internal affairs investigation, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo J. Onofri said.Andres Mejia, 42, was charged last month with unsworn falsification and ...

  7. Murphy: Trenton Brothers' Shooting Deaths 'Despicable, Cowardly, Senseless Gun Violence'

    Murphy: Trenton Brothers' Shooting Deaths 'Despicable, Cowardly, Senseless Gun Violence'

    Gov. Phil Murphy called the deaths of two brothers in their Mercer County home a "despicable and cowardly shooting."The governor offered his "deepest condolences" to family and friends of Gustavo Perez, 16, and Johnny Perez, 8, calling them “two young precious boys who were murdered (Tuesday) in Trenton in an act of senseless gun violence.”Murphy mourned the Perez brothers during his ...

  8. Teen Pedestrian Injured By Hit-Run Driver In Mercer County

    Teen Pedestrian Injured By Hit-Run Driver In Mercer County

    Ewing Township police are looking for the driver of a black sedan that struck a teenager on Wednesday evening, authorities said.The 19-year-old pedestrian suffered head trauma when he was hit at the intersection of North Olden Avenue and Prospect Street at 7:27 p.m., according to initial reports. The driver of the sedan left the scene of the crash, police said.Ewing EMS transported ...

  9. Brick Woman Who Stabbed Fiancé In Self-Defense Sentenced To Four Years Prison

    Brick Woman Who Stabbed Fiancé In Self-Defense Sentenced To Four Years Prison

    A 28-year-old woman who stabbed her fiancé in self-defense was sentenced to four years in state prison, authorities said. Ciara Williams of Brick previously pleaded guilty on July 2 to reckless manslaughter for the Sept. 29, 2019, stabbing.She was sentenced on Wednesday by Superior Court Judge Rochelle Gizinski.  Williams drove Dennis Power, 35, of Brick to Ocean Medical Center ...

  10. Lakewood Motorcyclist Struck, Unresponsive

    Lakewood Motorcyclist Struck, Unresponsive

    First responders were called to a report of a motorcyclist struck by a vehicle in Ocean County, authorities said.The operator was unresponsive, according to an initial unconfirmed report, and was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Massachusetts Avenue and Cross Street in Lakewood Township, reports said.This is a developing news ...

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