AWARDS

The Paulding County Progress is proud to have been honored in the Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Contest at the annual Ohio News Media Association (formerly Ohio Newspaper Association) convention. The Progress staff has won:

• 2017 – First place, Best Sports Photo, Deanna Kleman; Second place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 17" (Timeline Part 3), Melinda Krick and Kelly Pracht; Third Place, Best Sports Photo, Kelly Pracht; Third Place, Best News Photo, Jim Bowers; Third Place, News Coverage; Third Place, Newspaper Design

• 2016 – First place, Best Group Website; Second place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 16" (Timeline Part 2), Melinda Krick and Kelly Pracht; Third place, Best Feature Photo, Melinda Krick

• 2015 – First place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 15" (Timeline Part 1), written & edited by Melinda Krick, designed by Kelly Pracht 

• 2014 – Third place, News Coverage. Third place, Design

• 2013 – First place, News Coverage. First place and third place, Best News Photo. Second Place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 13" (Then and Now)

• 2012 – First place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 12" (Paulding County in the Civil War)

• 2011 – First place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 11" (sugar beet factory), edited by Melinda Krick

• 2010 – Second place, Special Sections; "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 10" edited by Melinda Krick

• 2009 – First place, Special Sections, "Visions of Paulding County, Volume 9" edited by Melinda Krick; Third place, News coverage; Third place, Original Column, Jim Langham

• 2008 – First place, In-depth Reporting, series "Sex Offenders" by staff reporter Nancy Whitaker

• 2007 – Third place, In-Depth Reporting, series "Tales of Broughton" by staff writer Nancy Whitaker

• 2004 – First place, Special Sections - “Spring Spectacular”; Second place, News Coverage; Third place, Advertising; Third place, Special Sections - the 2002 tornado; Honorable Mention, Special Sections – “2003 Visions”; Honorable Mention, Special Sections – “Civil War Days”

• 2003 – Honorable Mention, Photography

• 2002 – Second place, Local Features; Honorable Mention, Special Sections – WTHS basketball in the Final Four

• 2001 – First place, Local Features

• 2000 – Third place, Local Features

• 1999 – Third place, Special Sections – “Salute to Paulding County Women”

The Paulding County Progress has earned several national writing awards from the Inland Press Association’s Local News Writing Contest. The awards are:

*2012 – Third place, Personality Profile – "Jimmy Miller retires and returns from Washington" by staff reporter Nancy Whitaker

•2011 - Third place, Explanatory Reporting – "Little Lilly needs the gift of life" by staff reporter Nancy Whitaker.

•2009 - Second place, Explanatory Reporting – "WWII soldiers remains to be brought home from military funeral." Third place Personality/Individual profile – outlaw Marvin Kuhns, both by staff reporter, Nancy Whitaker.

•2008 - Third place, Explanatory Reporting; 3-part series on "Living with domestic abuse" by staff reporter Nancy Whitaker

•2007 - Third Place, Inland Press Association local News Writing Contest.Personality/Individual Profile Stories – "Twas blind, but now I see: The gift of sight for Nathan"

• 2005 – Second place, Inland Press’ local Newsroom Writing Competition

The story which was recognized in the category of Personality and Individual Profile Series was by staff reporter, Nancy Whitaker

• 2004 – Third place, Investigative Reporting – “Bank Embezzlement” – Nancy Whitaker and Melinda Krick

• 2004 – Second place, Personality/Individual Profile Stories – “150-year-old Church” – Nancy Whitaker

 

In addition, these awards have been won from the Ohio Newspaper Women’s Association:

• 2001 – First place, Personality Profile

• 2000 – Third place, Personality Profile

• 1999 – First place and Second place, Photography 

First place, News Writing

Third place, Personality Profile

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