Search by the following categories:


2011
No TitleDivision: Business Publications
Category: Best Business Publication in Ohio
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Inside Business Staff

Judges Comments: Beautiful magazine, well-written and engaging.
 
No TitleDivision: Business Publications
Category: Best Business Publication in Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Business Courier
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio More Than 100,000 Circulation
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio More Than 100,000 Circulation
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: 100,000 or Less Circulation
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Morning Journal
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Daily Newspaper in Ohio: 100,000 or Less Circulation
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Magazines
Category: Best Magazine in Ohio
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Cincinnati Magazine is a fantastic example of a city magazine that does it all. The departments are fun and fresh. The features include a mix of engaging reader¹s service pieces (from beers to bakeries) to thoughtful profiles to essential history pieces (
 
No TitleDivision: Magazines
Category: Best Magazine in Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: This magazine boasted an engaging up-front section filled with fun and informative features, as well as a colorful design scheme with a variety of entry points for readers. The dining section offered a variety of quick bites, and I was impressed with the
 
No TitleDivision: New Media
Category: Best Web Site In Ohio
Prize: First
Media Outlet: www.WKSU.org
Author/Winner: Joe Linstrum, Chuck Poulton, Renee Volchko

Judges Comments: Refreshing format, easy to navigate, good choices for home page. We spent a long time on the site because it was so inviting.
 
No TitleDivision: New Media
Category: Best Web Site In Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: www.morningjournal.com
Author/Winner: Staff
 
No TitleDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Other Paper
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Brash and bright with snappy graphics, The Other Paper informs and entertains. "Candidates feature the fruits of their loins" cackles one hed while another titled "Does Ohio need an SOB as governor?" addresses the interpersonal skills of Governor John Kas
 
No TitleDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Alternatives
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Clean design and extensive entertainment and lifestyle coverage are on the menu here, with each front page highlighting a feature. A thriving scene for old records, "Vinyl Destination," is among the stories served up well.
 
No TitleDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Chagrin Solon Sun
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: A strong budget of news, features and photos is packaged well for readers. Important public policy stories get thorough coverage as do human-interest stories, like a father's investigation into the death of his 12-year-old son. Good work.
 
No TitleDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Press
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Extensive coverage of a tornado’s wrath with many sidebars and over several issues demonstrates this newspaper’s service to its readers. Not beautiful graphically, The Press still is diligent in covering community news, including an analysis of speed enfo
 
No TitleDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio: Community Newspapers
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Sun Messenger
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: This newspaper has a rich array of timely, important stories, with big pix keeping it lively. Front page coverage of pets abandoned amid the foreclosure crisis is an example of finding a fresh angle for an ongoing topic.
 
No TitleDivision: Television
Category: Best Television Newscast in Ohio Major Market
Prize: First
Media Outlet:
Author/Winner: NO WINNER per judge
 
No TitleDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Best Trade Publication in Ohio
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Lawn and Landscape
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: The entire staff of Lawn and Landscape should take pride in their great mix of news, features and commentary. Combined with a great use of graphics, the staff craftily covers everything the landscaping business needs to know in an engaging manner.
 
No TitleDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Best Trade Publication in Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Plastics News
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: These publications made it difficult to pick one over the other, as both are jam packed with relevant news for their industry and provide must-have content for their audience.
 
No TitleDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Best Trade Publication in Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Waste and Recycling News
Author/Winner: Staff
 
"I'm never going to forget this"…Division: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Sun News
Author/Winner: Ed Wittenberg

Judges Comments: A timely article on an interesting local event and person. Great use of quotes.
 
"NAVCOR"Division: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Sun Newspapers
Author/Winner: Kyle Lanzer

Judges Comments: Best of the lot. Good control of light, zoom effect on the neons.
 
10,000 Days in EdenDivision: Open Print
Category: Single Essay
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Bob Woodiwiss

Judges Comments: A witty account of the writer's complicated feelings about the park he lived next to: a blend of affection, wonder and possessiveness.
 
2010 State of the IndustryDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Special Section/Package
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Lawn and Landscape
Author/Winner: Chuck Bowen
 
585th HomecomingDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week-Marysville
Author/Winner: Adam Cairns

Judges Comments: Cairns was complete in his shooting which was complemented by a strong edit. Good content coupled with just enough nicely composed images.
 
5th Annual Store Design ShowcaseDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Magazine
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The College Store
Author/Winner: Monica Doud
 
75 CompaniesDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Illustration, Daily Newspapers
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Andrea Levy
 
A case of cold feetDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Karen Schiely
 
A disturbing messDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-General
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Jill Sell
 
A Fresh StartDivision: Open Print
Category: Election 2010 Coverage
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Erick Trickey

Judges Comments: "Isn't it beautiful our shiny new county government? So perfect and uncorrupted..." As a judge, I loved the sarcasm and rhetorical questions at the beginning of the article. The illustrations and sarcasm captured my attention and I enjoyed the description
 
A message of hope and comfortDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Dave Hackenberg

Judges Comments: Gut-wrenching story that I'm sure made all parents hug their children.
 
A new kind of beautifulDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-General
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Lisa Roberson
 
A question of ValuesDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Public Service
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Gabriel Baird, Henry J. Gomez, Mark Puenta
 
A Raid at Fair FinanceDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Business
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Jim Mackinnon, Cheryl Powell
 
A Spirit that won't BreakDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Lisa DeJong

Judges Comments: Lisa captured a good array of images. The reader was taken behind the scene and gained a good sense of the special relationship between Connie's family, friends and doctor.
 
Akron Blacks fair worseDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: General News-Multiple Stories
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: David Knox, Colette Jenkins
 
Akron workers sharing sacrificeDivision: Open Print
Category: Politics/Government Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Stephanie Warsmith

Judges Comments: I respect reporters that dig deep for the truth and present correct information. I think that this article certainly provided enough information to provide readers with the truth. I think Mr. Oplinger was very professional with his letter to the judge. I
 
All 3 design proposals are disappointingDivision: Open Print
Category: Reviews/Criticism-Single Article
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Steve Litt

Judges Comments: The criticism is well constructed and explained. It give the pros and cons of each argument in an articulate manner and by using significant comparisons.
 
All City Commercial property in a TIFDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Community/Local Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week: Olentangy
Author/Winner: Bonnie Butcher

Judges Comments: Interesting and well-covered topic, which reveals a watchdog aspect of journalism and making folks aware of what goes on with local government. Good variety of sources.
 
An Illusion of TreatmentDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Public Service
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Catherine Candisky, Alan Johnson
 
Art of finely made sausageDivision: Open Print
Category: Food Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Debbi Snook

Judges Comments: Ever wondered how sausage is made? It's a subject that most of us scrupulously avoid, but it's actually pretty fascinating as related by Debbi Snook of the Plain Dealer. She talks to some of Cleveland's best meat markets to learn the secrets.
 
Artist is the CanvasDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Allison Carey

Judges Comments: With the vast difference in subject matter within this category, Allison's images of the inked individual is a standout. The details of the tattoos are the key to this winning entry.
 
Arts FundsDivision: New Media
Category: Analysis
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Brittany Hart
 
AthenaDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Portrait/Personality Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Eric Mull

Judges Comments: Mull shows his versatility in the studio and captures the exuding personality of his subject.
 
Auto Auctioneer ChampionshipsDivision: Radio
Category: Use of Sound
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: M.L. Schultze

Judges Comments: Wonderful nat sound! The Auctioneer, the bidders, the crowd—if we closed our eyes we were there.
 
Back to BasicsDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-General
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Lawn and Landscape
Author/Winner: Matt LaWell
 
Backers of Tax Repeal get silencedDivision: Radio
Category: Commentary/Analysis
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Statehouse News Bureau
Author/Winner: Bill Cohen

Judges Comments: Good interviews and analysis. Reporter took a complicated subject and made it easy for listeners to understand the political maneuvering and ramifications.
 
Baseball MisfortuneDivision: Television
Category: Sports Report
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Dana Balash, Jeff Holenchick

Judges Comments: Emotional story told with creative flair.
 
Bat Hits FanDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Feature
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Chuck Crow

Judges Comments: Chuck's quick reaction nets him a 1st place. This peak moment is highlighted among the facial response of the fans. Good job.
 
Battling for Attention for a Multi Billion Dollar DeficitDivision: Radio
Category: On-Going Coverage
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Statehouse News Bureau
Author/Winner: Karen Kasler, Bill Cohen, Jo Ingles

Judges Comments: A good job of explaining a serious subject that could impact Ohioans now and for years to come. No wonder gubernatorial candidates wanted to dodge the deficit issue.
 
Benefits of ForeclosureDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: General News-Single Story
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Phil Trexler
 
Bernstein shines in old TV footageDivision: Open Print
Category: Reviews/Criticism-Single Article
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Rich Heldenfiels

Judges Comments: The story explains exactly why the conductor is worth remembering by bringing back his life and work in a way people can understand the significance of his legacy, while at the same time doesn't ignore mistakes here and there.
 
Bid on my caseDivision: Business Publications
Category: General
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Caleb Stephens
 
Big BrotherDivision: Television
Category: Feature Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Timothy Dale
 
Biotech BoomDivision: Open Print
Category: Technology Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus C.E.O.
Author/Winner: Jennifer Wray
 
Blame it on the boozeDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Community/Local Coverage
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Other Paper
Author/Winner: Steph Greegor

Judges Comments: A relevant and well-researched topic. A lot of community sources used, as well as the inclusion of the past history of the businesses for better context.
 
Blue Collar DepressionDivision: Radio
Category: In-Depth Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Dan Bobkoff

Judges Comments: There is a tie because both of these entries were outstanding in their subject matter, research, writing, delivery and use of sound bites. The interviews were informative and at times almost heartbreaking. A lack of jobs and a lack of access to healthy f
 
Bob Feller DiesDivision: Radio
Category: Spot News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: Amanda Rabinowitz

Judges Comments: A good piece that pays homage to one of baseball’s greats. We admired the Hall of Famer and after listening to this story’s excellent interviews learned there was much more to the man than his pitching.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Column Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Phillip Morris

Judges Comments: Morris argues rationally and pointedly and is sensitive to the need for all to respect the rights of others..
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Editorials
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Joe Frolik

Judges Comments: Joe Frolik tells it like it is in a manner sure to awaken Cleveland residents to disturbing government secrecy, county government corruption and the tragic prosecution of an apparently innocent man. The world needs government watchdogs like Frolik who ref
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Editorials
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: David Kushma

Judges Comments: With stirring prose, David Kushma provides the crucial background information on the motives and actions of powerful teachers unions and county government fiefdoms -- information that will help readers fight for the decent local government they deserve.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Essays
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Bob Dyer

Judges Comments: Thoughtful takes on modern life, with humor and insight.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer
Prize: First
Media Outlet:
Author/Winner: Jill Sell
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Photographer
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Lisa DeJong

Judges Comments: A tough decision as all entrants submitted their strongest images. Based on an entry's impact, diversity, creativity and photojournalistic values, Lisa DeJong's work is a solid mix. DeJong's work was selected among a field of very talented photographers.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Photographer
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Ed Suba Jr.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Photographer
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Newspapers
Author/Winner: Adam Cairns
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Steve Litt

Judges Comments: When vast sums of public money go into projects such as a new bridge, Steven Litt is there to analyze, critique -- and even cry foul -- nudging the power brokers to improve the project's design, function and beauty. Bravo.
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Associated Press
Author/Winner: Julie Carr Smyth
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Erick Trickey
 
Body of WorkDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Staff Reporter
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Darrel Rowland
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Cartooning
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Jeff Darcy
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Cartooning
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Kirk Walters
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Illustrations - All Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Andrea Levy
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Illustrations - All Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Tom Fisher
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Infographics
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: William Neff
 
Body of WorkDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Best in Ohio: Infographics
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: John Lauer
 
Bonuses baffle local leadersDivision: Open Print
Category: Politics/Government Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Author/Winner: Sharon Coolidge

Judges Comments: I appreciated the letter from Ms. Coolidge. It was a great and brief summary of the background information that leads to the article. I am pleased to read articles from reporters who present the truth and stand for integrity and expose greed and corruptio
 
Book of LawDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Janet Adams

Judges Comments: Adams takes a tough subject and makes a symbolic image to carry the page.
 
Book of Lists 2010Division: Photography - All Others
Category: Pictorial
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Janet Adams

Judges Comments: Adams captures the creative perspective
 
Buckeye BlitzDivision: Television
Category: Sports Report
Prize: First
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Shane Kline, Beau Bishop

Judges Comments: Solid coverage, good information. Everything you wanted or needed to know about the Buckeyes was in there.
 
Burger HavenDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Consumer
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Business Message for ObamaDivision: Radio
Category: News Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: David C. Barnett

Judges Comments: Great imagery. Crisp, clear writing makes it easy to understand the complexities of an economic recession and recovery efforts.
 
Business of the yearDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: Business Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Nakesha Haschke
 
Business Person of the Year: Les WexnerDivision: Business Publications
Category: Personality Profile
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Dan Eaton

Judges Comments: Compelling profile; well-told.
 
Busted FlatDivision: Open Print
Category: Analysis
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus C.E.O.
Author/Winner: Lisa Hooker

Judges Comments: A thorough and forceful account of an important and difficult subject.
 
Campaign 2010Division: Open Print
Category: Election 2010 Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Darrel Rowland

Judges Comments: Comprehensive and chronological coverage of the election 2010 candidates and results. They also provided voter turnout information along with early polls, line graphs, and weekly articles of the candidates along with coverage of the popular issues that af
 
Can casino tax windfall save Blue Jackets?Division: Business Publications
Category: Breaking News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Business First
Author/Winner: Jeff Bell
 
Capitol SquareDivision: Television
Category: Public Service
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Jeremy Naylor Jim Heath
 
Cerebral palsy no match for wrestlerDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Sports
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Dave Hackenberg

Judges Comments: Great story about a kid that overcomes a major obstacle. This is one every parent will want to read. Nice writing.
 
Charge CarDivision: Open Print
Category: Technology Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Andy Netzel

Judges Comments: A very informative article with an interesting glimpse of technology in the future. It offers new technology that will be competitive with the major automobile companies of producing green energy with production of electric cars.
 
City continues to question CVB financesDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Investigative
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Hilliard
Author/Winner: Gary Budzak

Judges Comments: A Freedom of Information request is used to good effect in this series.
 
City Leaders PayDivision: New Media
Category: Analysis
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Joe Cogliano
 
Cleveland Magazine PoliticsDivision: New Media
Category: Blogs
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Erick Trickey
 
Coke GeyserDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week in Licking County
Author/Winner: Lorie Cecil

Judges Comments: Great expression makes this a fun photo and runner up in this category.
 
Cold Beer HereDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Consumer
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Great resource for beer lovers. Engaging presentation and well written. Great job.
 
Controlled CutsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: Trade & Professional Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Lawn and Landscape
Author/Winner: Andrea Vagas
 
Cooking with Kids: Gluten-Free Blueberry MuffinsDivision: Open Print
Category: Food Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Parent
Author/Winner: Jane Hawes

Judges Comments: Hawes uses the touching story of Liam Bogner, an autistic child, to talk about gluten-free blueberry muffins. Mother and son bond over the muffins and, of course, she includes a recipe. An interesting way to tell a food story
 
Cortland FloodDivision: Television
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Sally Phillips, Michael Candiotti
 
County LineDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Column Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Chagrin Valley Times
Author/Winner: Dave Lange

Judges Comments: Lange forcefully takes the rich and powerful to task for failing to their commitments to the public. His use of irony is masterful. Beautifully done!
 
Covering The Cleveland Orchestra in AsiaDivision: New Media
Category: Radio-Web Site Design
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: Vivian Goodman, Joe Linstrum, Chuck Poulton
 
Craftin OutlawsDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Arts & Entertainment
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: Jackie Mantey

Judges Comments: Not your typical advance on an event. Fun quotes and good photos. I want to try the Guinness cheese.
 
Crash RescueDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Spot News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Duncan Scott

Judges Comments: Scott gets to the scene just in time for this nicely composed rescue shot. The line of bunker jackets and a glimpse of the driver is a great shot.
 
CruiserDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Scene
Author/Winner: D.X. Ferris

Judges Comments: Really interesting topic, and a smoothly flowing article that nicely interweaves the law and the music. A captivating read.
 
Cuyahoga County CorruptionDivision: Radio
Category: On-Going Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: WKSU News Staff

Judges Comments: As above—a great job of covering the ongoing investigation into the corruption of elected officials. Good background, good interviews, and all around good job by a talented, dedicated staff!
 
Cuyahoga County CorruptionDivision: Radio
Category: Spot News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Mhari Saito, Bill Rice

Judges Comments: Well-written with deep background at the ready. Listeners learned the big fish in the pay to play scheme was finally busted and the cleanup of corruption was well underway. Good job!
 
Daycare EvacuationDivision: Television
Category: Spot News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Susan Campbell, Timothy Dale
 
Debt Commission FindingDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Cartoon, Daily Newspapers
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Kirk Walters
 
Debt MountsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Illustration, Non-Daily Newspapers
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Nakesha Haschke
 
Debt MountsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Tabs
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Nakesha Haschke
 
Delta stirs firms' ireDivision: Business Publications
Category: Public Service/Investigative
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Business Courier
Author/Winner: Dan Monk and Lucy May
 
Demolition YoungstownDivision: Television
Category: In-Depth Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Sally Phillips, Timothy Dale, MIke Petrucci

Judges Comments: Well produced and very informative. Good Interviews. Spoke to growing community concern
 
Doctors without bordersDivision: Business Publications
Category: Personality Profile
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Betsy O'Connell
 
Drastic SurgeryDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Broadsheets
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Mark Turner, Kimberly Barth, Ed Suba, Jr.
 
Earthy Beauty of Root VegetablesDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Broadsheet
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Sean McKneown Young
 
Eat, Drink and Be SorryDivision: Open Print
Category: Headline Writing-Newspaper
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Paige Owens

Judges Comments: The headline is on target, leading readers to see the ultimate consequences of over indulging.
 
Elyria Catholic ViolationsDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Sports
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Morning Journal
Author/Winner: Colin Wilson
 
Essay CollectionDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Essays
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Write Coach
Author/Winner: Stuart Warner

Judges Comments: Sharp, wide-ranging commentary on politics and other topics.
 
Fair FinanceDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Ongoing Story
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Fairs, Festivals and MoreDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: General Circulation Magazines, Sunday Magazines
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Great Lakes Life Magazine
Author/Winner: Joe Cottrell
 
Falling through the cracksDivision: Open Print
Category: Medical/Health Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Monthly
Author/Winner: Jo Ingles

Judges Comments: This is a very serious issue that affects many families, however, it is hidden or an undisclosed subject in the eyes of the media I respect and applaud the Columbus Monthly for discussing this issue.
 
Family SupportDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Duncan Scott

Judges Comments: This picture was immediate in conveying the family's emotion.
 
Farewell: Day was Parma's champion in its golden days of growthDivision: Open Print
Category: Obituary
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Sun Post
Author/Winner: Bob Sandrick

Judges Comments: Sandrick writes a richly detailed obituary of a former Parma mayor. He details the deceased official's contributions to the city, including how he came to name streets after Civil War generals and Florida cities.
 
Fatal BlazeDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Hilliard Northwest News
Author/Winner: Kevin Corvo
 
Fighting FatDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, Daily Newspaper
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: William Neff
 
Flag RetirementDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Gus Chan

Judges Comments: Gus captures a solid feature. The lines to its vanishing point crop works well.
 
Football heads list for violent blowsDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Sports
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week Community Newspapers
Author/Winner: Patrick Dolan

Judges Comments: A big problem at all levels of sports. Writer brought home the severity of injuries to a local level. Good info.
 
Found and LostDivision: Magazines
Category: News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Erick Trickey

Judges Comments: A fascinating tale of found treasure and the resulting feud over who should keep it. I loved the use of the present-to-past storytelling device to paint a portrait of the man who left a fortune to be found years later.
 
Four Die in crash at county airportDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Consecutive Days
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Cindy Leise, Melissa Herbert
 
Freight comes first ... Republicans in prime spotDivision: Business Publications
Category: General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Adrian Burns
 
From the Pan to the FireDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Multiple Illustrations/One Story - All Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Great Lakes Life Magazine
Author/Winner: Rena Tran
 
FrozenDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Pictorial
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Ed Suba, Jr.

Judges Comments: Light refracts, colors blend Suba's images are a treat for the eyes.
 
Fulfilling a promise, one funeral at a timeDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Author/Winner: Cliff Radel
 
Future of DentistryDivision: New Media
Category: Online Features
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Katie Baker
 
Future of UnionsDivision: New Media
Category: Online General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Joe Cogliano
 
Galloping CowboyDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Pictorial
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week- Dublin Villager
Author/Winner: Lorie Cecil

Judges Comments: Lorie takes "not much to work with" and creates a nice silhouetted image that works well.
 
Game ChangerDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Sridhar Pappu

Judges Comments: A compelling, entertaining and moving profile of a man dedicated to his craft but who fell victim to the changing media landscape. Part-memoir and part-prediction of things to come, this article described the plight of one man while painting a portrait of
 
Garden to TableDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Ryan Kurtz

Judges Comments: Best of the bunch. The thin cross-sections of the fruits and vegetables were effective as the reader gets the "inside look"
 
Getting WellDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Smart Business Cleveland
Author/Winner: Kristy O'Hara

Judges Comments: O'Hara leads the pack with her profile of MMO's CEO by not only showing us who he is on the clock, but how he's parlayed who is is into building the company. A very well-written piece that is also informative and educational for other companies.
 
Ghoul's Night OutDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Headline Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Wendy McManamon

Judges Comments: Headlines are brief, to the point , descriptive and very creative.
 
Go FishDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: General Photo: Single Image
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Eric Mull

Judges Comments: illuminated where it counts.
 
GoneDivision: Print Visuals
Category: "A-1" News Front Page Design, Daily and Non-Daily
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Emmet Smith, Michael Tribble
 
Gone.Division: Open Print
Category: Headline Writing-Newspaper
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Emmet Smith & Michael Tribble

Judges Comments: Telling the story in a single word with a picture of James walking away is stunning! The graphics are superb, but it is the finality of the headline that does the job. Well done!
 
GrainsDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Karen Schiely

Judges Comments: Creating the color wheel composed of grain was a great idea in explaining to readers the choices available to them. Focus is sharp.
 
Grandma GatewoodDivision: Open Print
Category: Travel Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Bob Downing
 
Green MoneyDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: General Photo: Single Image
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Janet Adams

Judges Comments: Eye-catching cover art. both entries composed well.
 
Green ReportDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Section
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: Tough call placing Green Report runner up. You provide the big picture -- "Fueling Ohio's green economy" -- to useful information on how to actually turn a profit in the green economy -- "Recycle, reuse, return on investment."
 
GriefDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Mike Cardew

Judges Comments: Mike captures an emotional moment during the neighborhood service.
 
Gubernatorial DebateDivision: Television
Category: Public Service
Prize: First
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: ONN Staff

Judges Comments: We enjoyed all the background info gathered. Solid Coverage throughout the entry. Great sources and we really enjoyed the live elements.
 
GuiltyDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Spot News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Phil Masturzo

Judges Comments: Phil's courtroom shot was moved from General News to Spot News and faired well due to the spontaneous action and Phil's reaction in capturing the agitated defendant.
 
Guns and FlowersDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Portrait/Personality Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Peggy Turbett

Judges Comments: Peggy pulled a decent portrait out of this story illustrating the "illustrated women".
 
Happy Thanksgiving ScanDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Cartoon, Non-Daily Newspapers
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Bexley
Author/Winner: Jim Larrick
 
He shall overcomeDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Kathy Y. Wilson

Judges Comments: A thoughtfully structured, fascinating portrait of a natural profile subject. Conversational, enlightening and thought-provoking, this article covered all sides of a controversial leader who is unafraid of ruffling feathers for the sake of progress.
 
Health Information: Fighting FatDivision: Radio
Category: Public Service
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Kay Colby, Gretchen Cuda, Katie Baker

Judges Comments: A super series of reports. Obesity is now a greater threat than smoking. The multiple media partnership to inform the public of the dangers of being overweight was ‘life-saving. Kudos to a well thought out attack on the ‘battle of the bulge’.
 
Holistic FountainsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Magazine
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Garden Center Magazine
Author/Winner: Karen Angus
 
Hometown ZeroDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Headline Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Kevin Aprile
 
Hospitals wage war on 'bounce-backs'Division: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Trends
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Business Courier
Author/Winner: Rob Daumeyer
 
House ExplosionDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Spot News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Lisa DeJong

Judges Comments: Lisa finds a great shot. The pink-quilted bed suspended within the midst of the grey ruins of the badly damaged building is extra ordinary.
 
How to Grow Now!Division: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Special Section/Package
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Landscape Management
Author/Winner: Nicole Wisniewski
 
Inside a Food DesertDivision: Radio
Category: In-Depth Coverage
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Eric Wellman
 
Invest WiselyDivision: Radio
Category: Investigative
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Mhari Saito

Judges Comments: Interesting topic that was well researched and written. Good interviews and just good solid journalism revealing a program taking advantage of the unsuspecting public where neither investors or would-be renters or homeowners would benefit.
 
Investing ColumnDivision: Business Publications
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Business Courier
Author/Winner: Steve Watkins

Judges Comments: Watkins offers in-depth research in a clear, easily understood format
 
Iowa farm boy's hopesDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Sports
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Terry Pluto

Judges Comments: Nice job in personalizing a story that was of interest to all Cleveland sports fans and baseball fans throughout the country.
 
Irresistible Angel WingsDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Maribeth Joeright

Judges Comments: Spontaneity was key. A good moment.
 
Jamaican SalmonDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Studio Photography
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week-News.com
Author/Winner: Chris Parker

Judges Comments: simplicity and lighting makes this the runner-up.
 
Justice DeniedDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Investigative
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Stephanie Czekalinski
 
Kaleidoscope TiesDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, All Other Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: John Lauer
 
Kasich WinsDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Westerville News & Public Opinion
Author/Winner: Dan Trittschuh

Judges Comments: Spontaneity was the key to capturing this winning moment.
 
Kent StateDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, Daily Newspaper
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: James Owens
 
Kent State AnniversaryDivision: Television
Category: General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Stephanie Meneche, Andy Wallace

Judges Comments: Wonderful emotion and solid storytelling brought this to the top of the list
 
Kerstetter Report ReleasedDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Single Story
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Brad Dicken
 
KingletsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, Daily Newspaper
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Jeff Bastings
 
Lake EffectDivision: Magazines
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Jim Vickers and Kim Schneider

Judges Comments: Fun, engaging features that a reader can spend some time with.
 
Lakefront LivingDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Pictorial
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Avon Lake Magazine
Author/Winner: Eric Mull

Judges Comments: Silhouette works well. An eye-catching image that stands out.
 
Lakeside PracticeDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Scott Shaw
 
LeBron's decisionDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Bob Dyer

Judges Comments: Nice job of trying to gauge the impact of the most-talked about "decision" in Cleveland history.
 
Let the good times rollDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: Trade & Professional Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Garden Center Magazine
Author/Winner: Karen Angus
 
Letter from the EditorDivision: Magazines
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Parent
Author/Winner: Jane Hawes
 
Live from Bad Racket: Signals MidwestDivision: New Media
Category: Imaging
Prize: First
Media Outlet: OhioAuthority.com
Author/Winner: Ivan Sheehan, Aaron Freeder, Adam Wagner
 
Lives shattered as storms kill, level homesDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Consecutive Days
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Blade Staff
 
Living with Deafness: A condition and cultureDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Public Service
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Medina Sun
Author/Winner: Tara Quinn
 
Lorain High Time CapsuleDivision: New Media
Category: Online Features
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Rona Proudfoot
 
Lost LambsDivision: Open Print
Category: Single Editorial
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Sharon Broussard

Judges Comments: In every major city in the U.S., tiny children are murdered by their own parents after being returned to the family home by case workers despite the pleas of those who know better. Broussard powerfully dissects what went wrong within government to allow t
 
Man vs. MachineDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Illustration, All Other Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Leo Michael
 
Marysville income tax issueDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Public Service
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week-Marysville
Author/Winner: Lin Rice, Jeff Donahue
 
May 4th RememberedDivision: Radio
Category: In-Depth Coverage
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: WKSU News Staff

Judges Comments: The judges remembered May 4th and what happened at Kent State University. The use of archival nat snd audio and sound bites took us back 40 years. The interview with a national guardsman who was there that day was especially interesting.
 
MBA ProgramDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, Non-Daily Newspaper
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Nakesha Haschke
 
Mean KidsDivision: Radio
Category: Public Service
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: Vivian Goodman

Judges Comments: We applaud the coverage this reporter has given to ending the epidemic of bullying. The interviews with the loved ones of those who lost family members to bullying were heart-wrenching. The unexpected partnership of a father and the bully who taunted his
 
Meet the women who helped keep Hugo Boss in TownDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Business
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Olivera Perkins
 
Michael Stanley-Rock SolidDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Portrait/Personality Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: My Turn Magazine
Author/Winner: Eric Mull

Judges Comments: Tough decision: Only to find that Mull is versatile. Good use of the light on this location shoot.
 
Mom full of hopeDivision: Open Print
Category: Medical/Health Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Cheryl Powell

Judges Comments: This was such an inspiring article. It dealt with a mother facing a very very difficult decision about her unborn child. As a mother, I was inspired by her courageous love for her child.
 
Morning EditionDivision: Radio
Category: Best Radio Newscast in Ohio
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: WKSU News Staff

Judges Comments: Smooth, pleasant delivery in the NPR style with a nice mix of topics. This was the most subjective radio category to judge—in-depth versus ‘news on the go’ .
 
Multiple EntriesDivision: Open Print
Category: Best in Ohio: Reviews/Criticism
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: Brad Keefe

Judges Comments: Brad Keefe packs a fine movie review into a very small space, getting right to the heart of whether filmgoers should bother and why.
 
Mural should be last of Hilliard's concernsDivision: Open Print
Category: Single Editorial
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Hilliard
Author/Winner: Jeff Donahue

Judges Comments: In a time of government service cuts and economic strain, Jeff Donahue uses hyperlocalism to its best ends, detailing the foolish focus by a Hilliard code enforcer on a pretty sunflower painted on a garage without city permits. The time and effort wasted
 
My Story "round 1"Division: Television
Category: Feature Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WJW-TV
Author/Winner: Ali Ghanbari

Judges Comments: Solid throughout. Creative and well composed shots that were well put together.
 
NAACP proposed construction rulesDivision: Business Publications
Category: Public Service/Investigative
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Business Courier
Author/Winner: Lucy May
 
NCAADivision: Print Visuals
Category: Multiple Illustrations/One Story - All Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Ted Crow
 
NEO NowDivision: Business Publications
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Steve Gleydura

Judges Comments: While lively and fun to read, Neo Now is also newsy and well-researched
 
Neophobe still going despite lossesDivision: Business Publications
Category: General
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Carrie Ghose

Judges Comments: Fascinating topic told clearly. Compelling writing.
 
New Car SalesDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, Non-Daily Newspaper
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Dayton Business Journal
Author/Winner: Nakesha Haschke
 
newsnet5.comDivision: New Media
Category: Television-Web Site Design
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WEWS
Author/Winner: Colleen Seitz, Mike Waterhouse & Staff
 
Noah's ParkDivision: Business Publications
Category: Breaking News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Business Courier
Author/Winner: Lucy May

Judges Comments: Good reporting and source work on a story of national importance.
 
Nose to NoseDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Jeremy Wadsworth

Judges Comments: Both images capture a great moment that deadlocked a tie.
 
Not Forgotten HeroDivision: Television
Category: Human Interest
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WJW-TV
Author/Winner: Ali Ghanbari, Bill Martin
 
Obama Visits ElyriaDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Single-Day Package
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: This was a great read, with lots of interesting stories and great details. The Chronicle-Telegram staff did a good job connecting with the readers, and putting a face on the problems facing Ohio and the rest of the country. While passages from President O
 
Office PoliticsDivision: Business Publications
Category: Trends
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Kristen Hampshire
 
Officer Kerstetter KilledDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Ongoing Story
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Morning Journal
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Officer Kerstetter Killed in Line of DutyDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Chronicle Telegram
Author/Winner: Chuck Humel

Judges Comments: Chuck did a tremendous job in his coverage of the fallen officer. . His images tell the story of this tragic loss.
 
Ohio Means BusinessDivision: Television
Category: Television Show
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Jeremy Naylor, MIke Kallmeyer
 
Oil Spill AftermathDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Cartoon, Non-Daily Newspapers
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week Canal Winchester
Author/Winner: Jim Larrick
 
On the Go with GeeDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-General
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Monthly
Author/Winner: Ray Paprocki

Judges Comments: A fun treatment for what could otherwise have been a traditional profile. Wonderful use of description and observation to provide a look inside the life of a local celebrity. A fun read.
 
Open BarsDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-General
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: John Ross

Judges Comments: This story added a new dimension to the understanding of Gay Pride celebrations.
 
Our Miserable YearDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Illustration, All Other Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Gary and Laura Dumm
 
Overcome With JoyDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Feature
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Booster
Author/Winner: John Hulkenberg

Judges Comments: Strong Image--Outstanding moment
 
Overpaid, underpaid CEOsDivision: Business Publications
Category: Package
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Business Courier
Author/Winner: Steve Watkins, Dan Monk, Jon Newberry
 
Person of the YearDivision: Magazines
Category: News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Monthly
Author/Winner: Dave Ghose

Judges Comments: A wonderfully written profile of a young man wrongly accused of murdering his twin brother. Nice description of the courtroom saga mixed with the reaction of a young man dealing with grief, fear and, ultimately, hope.
 
Perspective on the Cleveland Orchestra StrikeDivision: Radio
Category: General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: Vivian Goodman

Judges Comments: To some this may not have been a big story, but it captured our interest from the beginning with the use of great nat sound and interesting interviews. Bravo!
 
Planes, trains and trying times for ClevelandersDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Lifestyle
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Susan Glaser

Judges Comments: Interesting feature that centers on a major news story happening in Ohio and other states around the country.
 
Plastics News ViewpointsDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Plastics News
Author/Winner: Don Loepp
 
Playhouse SquareDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Arts & Entertainment
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Tony Brown
 
Poetry in MotionDivision: Open Print
Category: Single Essay
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: George Bilgere

Judges Comments: A fluid, compact reflection on the writer's romance with the ruins of Cleveland's industrial past.
 
Polar BearDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week: Olentangy
Author/Winner: Adam Cairns

Judges Comments: An artistic reflection blends both sides of the glass for a creative image. Good eye.
 
Power 100Division: Business Publications
Category: Package
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Inside Business
Author/Winner: Erick Trickey

Judges Comments: Well-written, well-researched profiles. Good job.
 
ProtestDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Press Newspapers
Author/Winner: Ken Grosjean

Judges Comments: Originally entered in NDP-1, this entry faired well. Good storytelling shot.
 
Pumping Propane into the Social SceneDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Trends
Prize: First
Media Outlet: LP Gas Magazine
Author/Winner: Brian Richesson

Judges Comments: In a tough field, Richesson separated himself from a pack of well-written annual trend reports by doing enterprise work to give readers a must-have educational piece on the growing trend of social media and how the propane industry is increasing relying o
 
Putting on a ShowDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week in New Albany
Author/Winner: Lorie Cecil

Judges Comments: Cecil worked hard to pull out story-telling images working in low-light situations.
 
Quit HappensDivision: Open Print
Category: Headline Writing-All Other Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Jim Vickers
 
RapeDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Investigative
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Rachel Dissell, Leila Atassi
 
ReboundDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Action
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week-Bexley
Author/Winner: Chris Parker

Judges Comments: Interlocked at the arms and leg of the opponent, this shot stands out for the runner's up position.
 
Red BarnDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Pictorial
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Karen Schiely

Judges Comments: The subtle rise of red amidst the backdrop of snowy white is a fantastic weather shot.
 
Restaurant mergers and acquisitionsDivision: Business Publications
Category: Trends
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Dan Eaton
 
Russo IndictedDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Single-Day Package
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Staff

Judges Comments: This was a great package that not only gave readers a taste of the political corruption happening in Cuyahoga County, but also the "cast" of those named or implicated. Good job breaking down what could have been a complex story into one that the public co
 
Scented TemptationsDivision: Radio
Category: Human Interest
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Gretchen Cuda

Judges Comments: Interesting, informative and entertaining. Smell-vertising is effective in luring consumers and this well-written story was effective in luring us to vote it the best Human Interest entry. Please let us be strong the next time we smell something that mak
 
Scented TemptationsDivision: Radio
Category: News Writing
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Gretchen Cuda, David Molpus

Judges Comments: Interesting, informative and entertaining. We loved it the first time and this was a close vote.
 
Scioto MileDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Business First
Author/Winner: Janet Adams

Judges Comments: Good variety of images supports this business story.
 
Searching for IsaacDivision: Television
Category: Spot News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WFMJ
Author/Winner: Michelle Nicks, Timothy Dale

Judges Comments: Well covered story. good details and great access to the subjects. Bravo
 
Season of the ArtsDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Broadsheet
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Wes Booher, Jeff Basting
 
Second Base CollisionDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Action
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Jeff Forman

Judges Comments: Forman saw something different from the norm and makes this image happen. Good composition.
 
Sept Issue Bring It OnDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: General Circulation Magazines, Sunday Magazines
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Monthly
Author/Winner: Craig Rusnak
 
Sex, lies and audiotapeDivision: Print Visuals
Category: "A-1" News Front Page Design, Daily and Non-Daily
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Emmet Smith, Michael Tribble, Marvin Fong
 
Shadow & StrokesDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Ed Suba, Jr.

Judges Comments: Both entries are composed well and artistic in content. Shaw delivers a colorful image, while Suba's uses the blacks and mid-tones to accentuate his subject.
 
Smart TruckingDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Magazine
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Lawn and Landscape
Author/Winner: Andrea Vagas
 
Snow ExcuseDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Magazine
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Stephanie Antal
 
Soccer CollisionDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Action
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week- New Albany
Author/Winner: Chris Parker

Judges Comments: In a category loaded with decent work, Chris edged out the competition with great facial expression.
 
Social Media vs PrivacyDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Covers: Business Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus C.E.O.
Author/Winner: Craig Rusnak
 
Soldier ReturnedDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Portrait/Personality Photography
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Michael Allen Blair

Judges Comments: It's all in the moment. This image gives you the sense that the distant stare in the subject's eyes conveys his disbelief and memories of his lost brother. Nicely done.
 
SowellDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Broadsheets
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Emmit Smith
 
Speech Pathologists who stutter face doubt and discriminationDivision: Radio
Category: Human Interest
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Dan Bobkoff

Judges Comments: I(interesting topic and great interviews. It’s always difficult to overcome a disability—especially when many won’t allow you to do so. We remember Mrs. John Glenn bringing the problem of stuttering to the forefront.
 
Spokeo Web site raising privacy concernsDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Business
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Betty Lin-Fisher

Judges Comments: Nice job of have breaking news in a column. It was an interesting and well-research column that I'm sure helped a lot of readers.
 
Sports SectionDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Section
Prize: First
Media Outlet: This Week Community Newspapers
Author/Winner: This Week Hilliard Sports/Ben Cason

Judges Comments: Excellent use of photos distinguishes this outstanding array of local sports. Football, track, gymnastics, wresting, swimming -- there is something here for everyone. Solid writing. Lots of names and faces. Well done.
 
Stage CoachDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Arts
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Colleen Smitek

Judges Comments: A thoughtful, insightful and entertaining portrait of a dedicated actor who trades his career for helping high school students begin theirs. Nice use of description, setting the scene and other dramatic touches to tell the story.
 
State of the ArtsDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Arts & Entertainment
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Stepping OverDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Action
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Ed Suba, Jr.

Judges Comments: Suba was prepared and quick on the release for this eye-catching, acrobatic moment.
 
Students Battle BackDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: General News-Single Story
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Michael Beaven, Cheryl Powell
 
StyleDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: General Photo: Single Image
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Capital Style
Author/Winner: Will Shilling
 
Sunday ArtsDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Section
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Sweet SuccessDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Rocky Fork Enterprise
Author/Winner: Adam Cairns

Judges Comments: Cairns brings to print a nice touch in the life of the syrup-making Richardson. The work displayed an effort by Cairns to get a good balance of photos.
 
Tear It DownDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: Photo Journalism
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Magazine
Author/Winner: Billy Delfs

Judges Comments: An interesting approach in illustrating this story. Delfs' images are consistent with story-telling qualities illustrating rows of eye-sores. Lighting and color contrast was the key to this winning entry.
 
Textbook RentalDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Trade Report
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The College Store
Author/Winner: Dan Angelo and Michael von Glahn
 
The 'A' ListDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Page Design, Tabs
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Andrea Levy, Staci Buck
 
The big dealDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Illustration, Daily Newspapers
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Ted Crow
 
The big gambleDivision: Business Publications
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus C.E.O.
Author/Winner: Jennifer Wray
 
The Big PaybackDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Investigative
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Other Paper
Author/Winner: Eric Lyttle

Judges Comments: The abundance of detailed quotes connect the dots in this well-written piece.
 
The Blade's 175th AnniversaryDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Best Section
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Staff
 
The Challenge of ObesityDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Trade Report
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Advanstar Communications
Author/Winner: Julie Miller

Judges Comments: In a very tough category, Miller is able to tackle a heavy issue in the industry right now and provider readers the necessary information they need to maneuver through the challenges.
 
The Circuit BendDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-Arts
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Brent Donaldson

Judges Comments: A fascinating, unexpected profile of an unassuming inventor whose unique creation had an unanticipated, wide-ranging impact.
 
The CorrectionDivision: Magazines
Category: Features-General
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Jacob Baynham

Judges Comments: A fascinating look at an innocent man accused of a heinous crime. The writing is detailed, captivating and poignant, making the story impossible to stop reading. Impressive use of emotion and detail. Great work.
 
The Daily BriefingDivision: New Media
Category: Blogs
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Dispatch
Author/Winner: Public Affairs Staff
 
The flowering gardens and poetry of DickinsonDivision: Open Print
Category: Travel Writing
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Jill Sell

Judges Comments: Descriptive article that used imagery and words describing Emily Dickinson's garden. I loved the use of the words and the historical background about Emily Dickinson.
 
The Industry Pulse ReportDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Special Section/Package
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Landscape Management
Author/Winner: Nicole Wisniewski

Judges Comments: A ton of strong and useful information that's well packaged with great use of infographics and pullouts.
 
The life of Anthony SowellDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Tony Brown, Joe Guillen
 
The New Face of FarmingDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: General Photo: Multiple Images
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Great Lakes Life Magazine
Author/Winner: Joe Cottrell

Judges Comments: Good content, nicely composed images
 
The Race for GovernorDivision: Television
Category: In-Depth Coverage
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Staff Award
 
The Regina Brett ShowDivision: Radio
Category: Radio Show
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: Regina Brett, Sarah Taylor

Judges Comments: A moving open for an emotional topic. Bullying can have tragic consequences. The interview with the father of a young suicide victim was heartbreaking yet informative. The expert on workplace bullying let listeners know the problem is not reserved for the
 
The Right Man for the JobDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Features-Personality Profile
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Waste and Recycling News
Author/Winner: Jim Johnson
 
The Sound of IdeasDivision: Radio
Category: Radio Show
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: SOI Staff

Judges Comments: Good delivery and well written; interesting stories running the gamut from breaking news to in-depth analysis.
 
The State of OhioDivision: Television
Category: Television Show
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Statehouse News Bureau
Author/Winner: Karen Kasler, Ron Corby

Judges Comments: Interesting throughout. Solid interviews, well produced and full of info that Ohio needs to know.
 
They were all witnessesDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Features-General
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cleveland Scene
Author/Winner: Rick Perloff

Judges Comments: This story form gave the writer the room to profile the personalities and the histories of the members of this wheelchair basketball championship team.
 
This is what real men eatDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Magazine
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Great Lakes Life Magazine
Author/Winner: Cathy Sosey
 
thisweeknews.comDivision: New Media
Category: Newspaper-Web Site Design
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Community Newspapers
Author/Winner: Staff
 
Thousands Sink FundsDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News-Single Story
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Jim Carney, Jim MacKinnon, David Knox

Judges Comments: This was not your momma's breaking news story. The Akron Beacon Journal reporters used computer-assisted reporting and good old-fashioned interviewing skills to make a bankruptcy court trustee's report an interesting read.
 
Tips from the TopDivision: Trade Publications
Category: Departments or Columns
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Smart Business Cleveland
Author/Winner: Michael Feuer

Judges Comments: Feuer provides very insightful commentary in a very casual approach. Very reader friendly while providing valuable information to grow your business.
 
toledoblade.comDivision: New Media
Category: Newspaper-Web Site Design
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Blade Staff
 
Top Statehouse Stories 2010Division: Radio
Category: General News
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Statehouse News Bureau
Author/Winner: Karen Kasler, Bill Cohen, Jo Ingles

Judges Comments: A good compilation of political stories covering the most important issues facing Ohioans complete with the hint of scandal. Well-written.
 
TornadoDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: General Feature
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Press Newspapers
Author/Winner: Ken Grosjean

Judges Comments: Grosjean's aftermath photos take the reader into the neighborhood detailing the images of this disaster.
 
Tornado 6/5/10Division: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Breaking News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Press
Author/Winner: The Press News Staff
 
Totally BakedDivision: Open Print
Category: Headline Writing-All Other Publications
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Cincinnati Magazine
Author/Winner: Linda Vaccariello

Judges Comments: A perfect blend of graphics and copy that make a tasty headline.
 
Uhles take sibling rivalry to new heightsDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Sports
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Olentangy
Author/Winner: Paul Batterson

Judges Comments: A feel-good story in which both do well. Liked the connection to the older brother.
 
Underwater DiverDivision: Non-Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Sports Feature
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: This Week Olentangy
Author/Winner: Adam Cairns

Judges Comments: Adam gets the runner's up place not only for the image, but for the effort in getting the shot.
 
Unknown SoliderDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Single Cartoon, Daily Newspapers
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Jeff Darcy
 
Utility help available (maybe) if you wait in line overnightDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Business
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Sheryl Harris

Judges Comments: Well done column that brought to light a situation that should not be happening. Good use of column to break news.
 
UT's Cross quits as coach; losses blamedDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: Sports
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Zach Silka, Joe Vardon
 
Van Wert CinemasDivision: Television
Category: Human Interest
Prize: First
Media Outlet: ONN
Author/Winner: Harrison Hove, Andy Wallace

Judges Comments: Very well done. Great story that was well told, shot and produced. Solid shooting and wonderful nat sounds helped tell this emotional story
 
VentureDivision: Open Print
Category: Columns-Lifestyle
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: John Ross

Judges Comments: Fun columns on outdoor excursions. I'm sure readers found them interesting and helped planned their travels.
 
Veteran's Day PerspectivesDivision: Radio
Category: Documentary
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WKSU
Author/Winner: M.L. Schultze and Jeff St. Clair

Judges Comments: Descriptive writing along with good delivery and inflection as well as strong, sometimes emotional interviews make this documentary something all should hear and learn from.
 
Vinyl DestinationDivision: Non-Daily Newspapers
Category: Arts & Entertainment
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Columbus Alive
Author/Winner: Chris DeVille

Judges Comments: Great look at counter-intuitive trend. Great photos. The cover's focus on "Jimi Hendrix Live at Woodstock" is brilliant. Sets the stage. Quotes demonstrated these music fanatics are also savvy at business. Fun piece.
 
War widow closed sad journeyDivision: Open Print
Category: Obituary
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Cincinnati Enquirer
Author/Winner: Cliff Radel

Judges Comments: n a single year, 1943, Kay Williams Staubach became a wife, a mother and a widow. Cliff Radel of the Enquirer tells the moving tale of a woman's attempt to bring closure to a tragedy in her life, completing the journey just 10 days before her own death.
 
What they're paid: Public employee salary databaseDivision: New Media
Category: Online General News
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Blade
Author/Winner: Blade Staff
 
When the problem comes homeDivision: Open Print
Category: Analysis
Prize: First
Media Outlet: The Plain Dealer
Author/Winner: Christopher Evans

Judges Comments: A bizarre issue, cogently presented. Entertaining, but with facts well backed-up.
 
Who's Your CustomerDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Infographics, All Other Publications
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: Garden Center Magazine
Author/Winner: Karen Angus
 
Winds of ChangeDivision: Daily Newspapers
Category: General News-Multiple Stories
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Akron Beacon Journal
Author/Winner: Bob Downing
 
Winter Athletes of the yearDivision: Print Visuals
Category: Spread or Multiple Page Design, Tabs
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Bexley News
Author/Winner: Tim Johnson
 
Wolf MoonDivision: Daily Newspaper Photography
Category: Pictorial
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: The News-Herald
Author/Winner: Michael Allen Blair

Judges Comments: The silhouette of the wolf makes you look twice.
 
Women of Strength, mercy, powerDivision: Photography - All Others
Category: General Photo: Multiple Images
Prize: First
Media Outlet: Great Lakes Life Magazine
Author/Winner: Joe Cottrell

Judges Comments: Consistent array of striking images .
 
World Cup Fever in the FlatsDivision: Radio
Category: Use of Sound
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: David C. Barnett, David Molpus

Judges Comments: Who knew there are so many Slovenian soccer fans in NE Ohio? You could hear and feel the excitement building with the cheering , singing crowd
 
WTAM NewsDivision: Radio
Category: Best Radio Newscast in Ohio
Prize: First
Media Outlet: WTAM Newsradio
Author/Winner: Tom Moore

Judges Comments: A quick, crisp delivery with a good fast-paced mix of local, regional, national and world news. The interview with LeBron James playing his first game in Cleveland since signing with the Heat was a real score.
 
www.ideastream.orgDivision: New Media
Category: Radio-Web Site Design
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WCPN ideastream
Author/Winner: Joseph Sheppa
 
www.ideastream.orgDivision: New Media
Category: Television-Web Site Design
Prize: Second
Media Outlet: WVIZ
Author/Winner: Joseph Sheppa