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The Yellow Springs News recently won the top prize in its size category at the annual convention of the Ohio Newspaper Association. Shown above are fulltime staff members, from bottom left clockwise: Lauren Heaton, Diane Chiddister, Matt Minde, Lauren Shows, Suzanne Szempruch, Bob Hasek, Megan Bachman and Tucker the News hound.  (Not pictured Kathryn Hitchcock)

The Yellow Springs News recently won the top prize in its size category at the annual convention of the Ohio Newspaper Association. Shown above are fulltime staff members, from bottom left clockwise: Lauren Heaton, Diane Chiddister, Matt Minde, Lauren Shows, Suzanne Szempruch, Bob Hasek, Megan Bachman and Tucker the News hound. (Not pictured Kathryn Hitchcock)

Yellow Springs News wins top state award

For the fourth year in a row, the Yellow Springs News won the top honor in its size category at the annual convention of the Ohio Newspaper Association, held Feb. 6 in Columbus. Governor John Kasich was a featured speaker.

The News won Paper of the Year award in its size category during the annual contest for weekly newspapers. The top award goes to the paper that wins the most individual awards, and the News won 14 awards out of 15 categories. The News won first and second out of three places in In-Depth reporting for two series that ran last year.  First place went to “Guns and the Village,” about local and regional responses to gun rights and gun control, a seven-part series written by Reporter Megan Bachman, Associate Editor Lauren Heaton, Editor Diane Chiddister and freelancer Chad Stiles. The second-place award went to “Comparing Two Waters,” by Bachman, a two-part series that compares the water system of Yellow Springs with that of Springfield.

The News also won awards in overall news coverage, feature stories, original column, editorial, sports coverage, community service, feature photo, news photo, sports photo and overall design.

See the Feb. 13 News for a more detailed story on the awards.

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