2021 Ohio APME- Newspaper

Best Investigative Reporting ( Division III)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Mansfield News Journal
    Entry Title: 'He's turning blue.' Family demands answers in Richland jail death after video surfaces
    Entry Credit: Lou Whitmire
    Judge Comment: With the Derek Chauvin conviction, the focus on excessive use of force has intensified. This series brings into focus that issue and makes the point that while someone might deserve to be arrested, excessive use of force is not acceptable. Great job following this story through and getting all of the angles.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: The (Dover-New Philadelphia) Times-Reporter
    Entry Title: Dogs 4 Warriors loses nonprofit status
    Entry Credit: Nancy Molnar
    Judge Comment: Great story that will make people think twice about donating to a place they might not know much about. The specific financial information was very important to the story.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Sandusky Register
    Entry Title: Woman acquitted in fake rape case
    Entry Credit: Matt Westerhold
    Judge Comment: None