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Kevin is the oldest son of Michael and Susan Zorn. After graduating from Doddridge County High School in 2007, Kevin attended West Virginia University where he majored in English Literature and Russian Studies.

While at WVU, Kevin was elected president of the Russian club for the 2010-11 school year. In the summer of 2010, Kevin was also accepted into the University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Learning Program which provided the chance to travel to Russia.

Kevin graduated Cum Laude from WVU in 2011. While his current position in the technology department at the WVU Office of Admissions does not afford him the chance to study Eastern Europe, writing for The Doddridge Independent does. Therefore his articles span several subjects including International Affairs, Russian Culture, Natural Resource Economics, World Literature, and World History.

After graduation from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh Susan started her career in a small Pittsburgh design firm, the firm's clients included CONSOL and ThermoKing. Susan later took a position with Giltspur Exhibits, working on graphics for major corporate trade-show exhibits, the job also entailed traveling to exhibit halls around the country.

Later, Mike and Susan decided to combine efforts and create their own company, Zorn Design. 

In due course 3 kids came along, Mike and Susan fell in love with the great state of West Virginia and decided to move their young family to a hollow in the Summers-Grove area of Doddridge County. Mike was offered a full time position with a client of Zorn Design, this allowed Susan to be a stay at home mom and the decision was made to dissolve the company.

6 years ago Susan took a job with WDTV 5News as Art-Director/Webmaster, during her time there the website has won The WV Broadcasters Website of the Year twice. After her day job at WDTV Susan often goes to the Doddridge Independent office to work in the evenings.