Azure Springs, Ohio, has always been a pleasant town. As the hub of Lake County, it serves as the heart of the state for many Ohioans, not least so for its picturesque parks, friendly townsfolk, and beloved landmarks. However, scratching beneath the surface of Azure Springs reveals a seedy underbelly of deceit and fraud, where the rich get richer and those who don’t stay quiet often meet an untimely demise. Back in the good ol’ days, citizens could count on local news stations to hold these crooked folks to account, but with buyout after buyout, slowly the local newsrooms have fallen. Azure Springs Announcements & Publications (now simply known as ASAP) remains as the last bastion of solid journalism and good sense for the public, delivering the headlines three times daily. ASAP has recently fallen on hard times, with major news corporations threatening to steal their viewership, which would leave dozens of Azure Spring’s best & brightest unemployed. Because of this, ASAP has had to become ever more reliant on fluff pieces and advertising, as they drift further away from the hard hitting journalism they made their name on. As corruption continues to spread through the streets of Azure Springs, and so many interested parties anxious to get ASAP out of the picture, can the one remaining local newsroom find its way again? Or will the staff simply help themselves and get out before it’s too late?