Press Club of Cleveland
ThisWeek wins 22 awards for excellence
Two "Best in Ohio" honors were among 22 awards won by ThisWeek Community News at the 2012 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards sponsored by the Press Club of Cleveland.
The Friday, June 15, ceremony was held at the Marriott Downtown at Key Center in Cleveland.
ThisWeek Marysville was named the best non-daily community newspaper in the state and Jim Larrick was named best in Ohio for cartooning.
ThisWeek Marysville, edited by Jeff Donahue and designed by Amy Lyle, was called "an appealing product that holds a mirror up to its community. The result is sparkling in word, photo and design."
Judges said of Larrick's work, "The points were well made, and often with humor."
ThisWeek photographer Chris Parker earned second place in the Best in Ohio category for his body of work.
ThisWeek staffers swept several categories for photography in non-daily newspapers.
Parker won first and second place for sports action photos, as well as second place in the general news photography.
In the sports feature category, chief photographer Adam Cairns and former ThisWeek photographer Eric George won first and second place, respectively. Parker and ThisWeek photographer Lorrie Cecil won first- and second -place honors, respectively, for general feature entries.
Cecil also placed first for photojournalism and second in the pictorial category for non-daily newspapers. George won first place in the pictorial category for non-daily newspapers.
Other awards went to:
* Jeff Donahue, second place for headline writing, "Bexley's Gould climbs in national rankings," in ThisWeek Bexley.
* Jim Larrick, first place, single cartoon, non-daily newspapers, "The realignment of Ohio's congressional districts."
* Erin Holl, first place, infographics, "Hi-Q will accept and respect ODA ruling," in ThisWeek Marysville, and second place, infographics, "AEP digging in, again, on Lane Avenue" in ThisWeek Upper Arlington.
* Nate Ellis, second place in the personality profile category, non-daily newspapers, "Girl rescues pit bull, gains unlikely friend" in ThisWeek Pickerington.
* Jennifer Noblit, second place for public service reporting, non-daily newspapers, "Dodging the downfall," for continuing coverage of how the city of Dublin weathered an economic downturn, in ThisWeek Dublin Villager.
* Kate Hetrick, second place, community-local coverage, non-daily newspapers, "School district at odds with parents, ODE" in ThisWeek Upper Arlington.
* Scott Hennen, second place, sports, non-daily newspapers, "Coffman has established quite a tradition" in ThisWeek Dublin Villager.
* Sports staff, ThisWeek Westerville, second place in the best sports section category for non-daily newspapers.