The staff of ThisWeek Community Newspapers won 21 awards in the 2011 Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Show Feb. 10 at the Polaris Hilton. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Ohio Newspaper Association convention.

The staff of ThisWeek Community Newspapers won 21 awards in the 2011 Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Show Feb. 10 at the Polaris Hilton. The event was held in conjunction with the annual Ohio Newspaper Association convention.

A total of 61 Ohio community newspapers participated in the Hooper Show.

ThisWeek Hilliard won the General Excellence Award in Division A for newspapers with circulation of more than 9,536. It was the second major award for ThisWeek Hilliard in the past three years. In 2009, the newspaper was recognized as Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio by the Press Club of Cleveland in the Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.

ThisWeek's ONA winners included:

ThisWeek Hilliard

Staff, 1st place, General Excellence Award

Sports staff, 1st place, Best Special Section (Friday Night Live Football Preview)

Tim Norman, 1st place, Best Photo

Aaron Blankenship, 2nd place, Best Local Feature

Ed Lentz, 2nd place, Original Column (All entries combined in one division)

Sports staff, 2nd Place, Sports Coverage

Advertising staff, 3rd place, Advertising

Jeff Donahue, 5th place, Best Editorial (All entries combined in one division)

Other Division A award winners for ThisWeek included:

ThisWeek/Dublin Villager

Sports staff, 1st place, Sports Coverage

Sports staff, 2nd place, Best Special Section (The Memorial Tournament)

ThisWeek/Rocky Fork Enterprise

Sports staff, 3rd place, Sports Coverage

Paul Vernon, 3rd place, Best Photo

ThisWeek Licking County

Lorrie Cecil, 2nd place, Best Photo

ThisWeek/Grove City Record

Staff, 3rd place, In-Depth Reporting

ThisWeek Division B (Circulation 5,600 to 9,536) winners are:

ThisWeek Marysville

Lin Rice, Jeff Donahue, 2nd place, Community Service

Amy Lyle, 2nd place, Design

Lorrie Cecil, 2nd place, Best Photo

Advertising staff, 2nd place, Advertising

Jeff Donahue, 4th place, Best Editorial

ThisWeek New Albany

Sports staff, 3rd place, Sports Coverage

Neil Thompson, 3rd place, Design