Twenty-three Civitas Media journalists from eight Ohio newspapers win 43 awards
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Twenty-three Civitas Media journalists from eight Ohio newspapers won 43 awards Sunday, May 18, during the Ohio APME Newspaper Awards banquet.
It was a big day for the Troy Daily News, which won 12 awards, including five first-place honors and a second place in General Excellence. David Fong had six awards – three first-place honors, a second-place and two third-place. The Troy Sports section, managed by Fong, was voted the top Sports section. Troy competes in Division I, which consists of newspapers with a daily circulation up to 7,900.
The Lima News also had a big day, winning 22 awards in Division IV, which includes newspapers with a circulation of 25,000 to 74,999. Craig Orosz won seven awards and the newspaper had a top three finish in General Excellence. It marked the eighth straight year Lima has won 20 or more AP awards and the 11th time in the last 13 years it placed in general excellence.
Civitas won first-place honors in both DivisionsI and IV for multi-media coverage with Lora Abernathy winning in Division I and the team of David Trinko and Heather Rutz winning in Division IV.
DIVISION I NEWSPAPERS (Daily circulation up to 7,900)
First Place (8)
David Fong, Troy Daily News (3): Best Columnist, Best Sports Columnist, Best Sports Writer
Lora Abernathy, Wilmington News Journal: Best Use of Multimedia
Lance Cranmer, Washington Court House Record Herald: Best Business Writer.
Lori Tuttle, Hillsboro Times-Gazette: Best Informational Graphics.
Kathy Ording, Troy Daily News: Best Full Page Layout
Troy Daily News: Best Daily Sports Section.
Second Place (7)
General Excellence, Troy Daily News
Lora Abernathy, Wilmington News Journal: Best Headline Writer.
Gary Abernathy, Hillsboro Times-Gazette: Best Columnist.
Josh Brown, Troy Daily News: Best Sports Writer.
David Fong, Troy Daily News: Best Sports Event Coverage
Piqua Daily Call: “1913 Flood Series,” Best Explanatory Reporting.
· Melody Vallieu, Troy Daily News: Full page layout
Third place (5)
David Fong, Troy Daily News (2): Best Sports Enterprise, Best Sports Feature
Anthony Weber, Troy Daily News, Best Photo Essay.
Lori Tuttle, Hillsboro Times-Gazette, Best Use of Multi-Media
· Dustin Ensinger, Delaware Gazette: Best Business Writer
DIVISION II NEWSPAPERS (Circulation 8,000 to 12,999)
Second Place (1)
· Luke Gronneberg, Sidney Dail News: Feature Photo
DIVISION IV: Circulation of 25,000 to 74,999.
First Place (6):
Best Special Sports Section: “2013 High School Football Preview.”
David Trinko and Heather Rutz: Best Use of Multimedia.
Craig Orosz: Best Photo Essay.
Jim Krumel: Best Editorial Writer.
Denise Hunter: Best Full Page Layout.
John Stoops: Best General News Photo.
Second Place (5):
Staff: Best Community Service, “State of the State coverage.”
Staff: Best Breaking News Coverage, “Officer stabbed; attacker shot.”
David Trinko: Best Columnist
Craig Orosz: Best Breaking News Photo.
Richard Parrish, Best Sports Photo.
Staff: General Excellence.
Craig Orosz (5): Best Breaking News Photo, Best Feature Photo, Best Photo Essay, Best Illustration; Best Graphics Artist,
Jim Naveau, Best Sports Feature Writer.
Heather Rutz: Best Explanatory Journalism.
Rosanne Bowman: Best Special Section, “Best of the Region.”
Denise Hunter, Wendy Helmig: Best Page One Layout
Kate Malongowski, Best Enterprise Reporting.