Monday, May 24, 2004

Ohio newspapers vie for awards

Enquirer is first in five categories

The Associated Press

COLUMBUS - Newspapers in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Hamilton, Troy and Ironton were named the best in the state Sunday in the annual Associated Press Society of Ohio news competition.

The Cincinnati Enquirer won 16 awards in the competition, including five first-place awards in the following categories: Best Business Writer; Best Sports Breaking News; Best Sports Columnist; Best Editorial Cartoonist; and Best Community Service.

General Excellence awards for 2003 went to The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, The Cincinnati Post, The (Hamilton) JournalNews, the Troy Daily News and The Ironton Tribune.

The Cincinnati Enquirer won a second-place award for General Excellence for newspapers with a daily circulation of more than 75,000.

The Dayton Daily News won the First Amendment Award for documenting violence against Peace Corps volunteers.

James F. Daubel, retired president, publisher and editor of The (Fremont) News-Messenger and Port Clinton News Herald, and Pamela McCarthy, journalism teacher at Hoover High School in North Canton, received the 2004 APSO Special Recognition award. They were honored "for serving with exceptional distinction and honor and upholding the highest ideals of journalism." The award is given by the APSO board of directors.

Seventy-six daily newspapers submitted 3,451 entries in the contest.

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