By VINCE LUECKE
Always an adventurer, Ed Whitcomb was scouting for a quiet place to write a book when he came to Perry County in 2000. He found what he was looking for ... but got far more than he expected. The former Indiana governor discovered a new home along the Ohio River, as well as the love of his life and a community that embraced him as one of their own.
Whitcomb, who served as the state’s governor from 1969 to 1973, passed away Thursday at his home in Rome. He was 98 years old.