ThisWeek Community Newspapers won 15 national awards in the 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America editorial contest for news coverage, editorial cartoons, graphics, commentary, special sections and photography.

ThisWeek Community Newspapers won 15 national awards in the 2010 Suburban Newspapers of America editorial contest for news coverage, editorial cartoons, graphics, commentary, special sections and photography.

The contest included entries from community newspapers through out the United States and Canada.

Former executive editor Ben Cason won third place in the Editor of the Year contest for weekly newspapers.

First-place honors went to ThisWeek Reynoldsburg for Best Local Election Coverage in circulation classes A-B combined and ThisWeek Grove City Record, first place in Class C, Best News Photo, "Levy passes narrowly" by staff photographer Lorrie Cecil.

Other winning entries were:

ThisWeek Clintonville, second place in Class B, Best Graphic Artwork supporting news content, for "Walking routes," "CAC districts" and "Two middle schools" by staff graphics artist Erin Holl.

ThisWeek Clintonville, second place in Class D, Best Arts & Entertainment Criticism/Commentary category for "Uneven kitchen, service pose problems for sushi restaurant" by staff writer Gary Seman Jr.

ThisWeek Dublin Villager, third place in Class D, Best Editorial Cartoon, for "Health Care Frankenstein" by Jim Larrick.

ThisWeek German Village, second place in Class A, Best Arts & Entertainment Writing-Feature for "ProMusica: Messiah sing-along" by staff writer Jim Fischer.

ThisWeek Grove City Record, honorable mention in Class C, Best Continuing Coverage, for stories about school district finances.

ThisWeek Hilliard, third place in Class C, Best Special Section, "State Champs," put together by the ThisWeek sports department after Hilliard Davidson defeated Cleveland Glenville 16-15 to win the 2009 Division I state championship.

ThisWeek Hilliard, honorable mention in Class C, Best Breaking News Story, for "Hilliard mourns loss of a rising star," about the drowning death of high school athlete Rico Butler, by reporter Gary Budzak.

ThisWeek Hilliard, third place in Class C, Best Coverage of Investigative Reporting, for "Hilliard CVB controversy" by staff writer Gary Budzak.

ThisWeek Marysville, second place in Class B, Best Editorial Writing.

ThisWeek Marysville, third place in Class B, Best Environmental Coverage, for "Hi-Q Egg Farm controversy" by staff writer Lin Rice.

ThisWeek New Albany, third place in Class A, Best Photojournalism, for "Beating bodies up for nickels," by staff photographer Lorrie Cecil.

ThisWeek New Albany, third place in Class A, Best Coverage of Local Education/School District Issues, for "Superintendent review leads to resignation" by former staff writer Gail Martineau.