Laura Prange Freeman grew up in Stow, Ohio, and attended Kent State University for several years before getting married and raising two sons in neighboring Cuyahoga Falls. She worked at several jobs including a cashier at Clarkins, an accounts payable clerk for ETA Lighting, a data recovery clerk for Jo-Ann Fabrics Inc., a secretary and computer operator for Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital and an insurance confirmation clerk for Summa Health System.
In her spare time she played women’s softball in the pitcher and outfielder positions for eight years and was on the offensive line, mostly left wing, of the Kent Twisters, a women’s ice hockey team for seven years. She has researched the genealogy of her family tree and enjoys painting and hiking.
Laura is third from the left in the front row in a black jersey.
She returned to Kent State University in 2002 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in creative writing in December 2004. She began working for the Record Publishing Co. in February 2005 as a reporter and photographer. She covered Tallmadge for a year and has covered Hudson for more than four years. Her beat includes council meetings, new businesses, crime and features. She writes a column under the name, Freeman of the Press. She has written and photographed for several magazines and is the writer for the Spilled Coffee Chronicles of Invention.
Phone: 330-688-0088 ext. 3150