The Times West Virginian

June 16, 2013

Andy Niessner: ‘They need me more than ever before’

By Debra Minor Wilson
Times West Virginian

FAIRMONT — Dad.

You don’t have to be with your kids 24/7 to be a great one.

Andy Niessner is a single, divorced dad with two daughters, Drea, 7, and Charlotte, 4. He splits custody of them with his ex-wife. They’re with him every other week.

If it’s his week with the girls, they are his only plans, he said.

“I always wanted to be a dad. I didn’t plan to be a single dad, but it happened. I feel like they need me more than ever before.”

He wants to be a good role model for them, so they do as many fun things as they can, like going out for ice cream.

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