By 1812Blockhouse

Finalists have been announced in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2021 broadcast and newspaper contests, according to the Ohio APME. The awards in actual order of finish will be announced May 7 in Columbus along with the General Excellence, Hall of Fame, Rising Star and First Amendment award winners.

The Mansfield News Journal was recognized with multiple finalists, including:

  • Best Columnist: Mansfield News Journal, Mark Caudill
  • Best Daily Sports Section: Mansfield News Journal, Jake Furr
  • Best Explanatory Reporting: Mansfield News Journal, Lou Whitmire, “Long waits, high rents: Mansfield renters face obstacles even with government assistance”; Mansfield News Journal, Zach Tuggle, “Library books controversy”;
  • Best Feature Photo: Mansfield News Journal, Jason Molyet, “Winter Walk”
  • Best Feature Writer: Mansfield News Journal, Zach Tuggle
  • Best Investigative Reporting: Mansfield News Journal, Lou Whitmire, “Four firefighters terminated after squad run incident”
  • Best News Photo: Mansfield News Journal, Jason Molyet, “Regret”
  • Best News Writer: Mansfield News Journal, Mark Caudill
  • Best Public Service: Mansfield News Journal, Lou Whitmire, “Mike Noser attempted suicide and lived: I wanted the easy way out. I thank God it didn’t work.”
  • Best Special Sports Section: Mansfield News Journal, Jake Furr
  • Best Sports Columnist: Mansfield News Journal, Jake Furr
  • Best Sports Enterprise: Mansfield News Journal, Jake Furr, “MNJ Scholar Athlete Awards”
  • Best Sports Feature Writer: Mansfield News Journal, Jake Furr

The News Journal is in Division III, comprised of publications in Ohio with circulations between 12,000 and 18,999. There were 10 publications competing in that division.

Specific places for each category will be announced at the Ohio APME Awards luncheon on May 7 at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center in Columbus.

We consider ourselves fortunate to be serving a media market with such talent. A big 1812 Congrats to all involved!

Source: Ohio APME

Send us your news — of an announcement, event,
club news, fundraiser – whatever! It’s easy to do online.

Become a 1812Blockhouse Newsroom Member, support independent media in Richland County, and get access to the new Super Richland! Details here.
You May Also Like

Richland Mall Sears Store Being Auctioned Online

Both the Wall Street Journal and Business Insider reported on Wednesday that…

Avita’s Phase III Brings Obstetrics Unit To Ontario

Special to 1812Blockhouse This week, Avita Health System announced that construction started…

DFWH Celebrates Grand Reopening with Style

The store offers much more than just clothing.

NECIC Shares Entrepreneurial Lessons Taught By COVID-19

By: Edward Akinyemi, NECIC The North End Community Improvement Corporation’s Edward Akinyemi…