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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 Competion
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


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

• 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)

•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”

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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