2021 Ohio APME- Newspaper

Best News Writer ( Division I)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: The Marion Star
    Entry Title: Mitch Hooper, Marion Star
    Entry Credit: Mitch Hooper
    Judge Comment: Mitch Hooper provides nearly pitch-perfect reporting on topics of great import to his community. His dogged desire for the truth is evident in every piece his presents.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Coshocton Tribune
    Entry Title: Leonard Hayhurst
    Entry Credit: Leonard Hayhurst
    Judge Comment: Leonard Hayhurst provides clear, no-frills, solid reporting to bring his community up to date on everything from the state legislature to economic development. He brings a great value to his readership.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Port Clinton News-Herald
    Entry Title: Jon Stinchcomb: Port Clinton News Herald
    Entry Credit: Jon Stinchcomb
    Judge Comment: Jon Stinchcomb provides not only the bare-bones facts his readers need to make judgements about the happenings in their community, he also provides important context to make sure his readers care about those judgements.