Expositor earns state newspaper awards

Staff Report

The Fulton County Expositor won two awards at the annual Osman C. Hooper Newspaper Show held recently during 2016 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention.

“We are honored to have received these awards from the Ohio Newspaper Association,” said Drew Stambaugh, Fulton County Expositor editor. “They are a great way to recognize the hard work and dedication of the journalists on our staff.”

The Expositor won a first place award for sports coverage in Group D. Group D included weekly newspapers in Ohio with a circulation of up to 3,100.

Judges said, “The Expositor has a balanced design that features lots of local sports photos without overwhelming the readers. It also does a good job establishing the hierarchy of stories. The writing also finds what’s most important and interesting about the games being covered and features it in easy to read chunks.”

The sports coverage category was judged on all aspects of local sports, writing and photo quality and overall appearance of the sports section.

“Max Householder has really come into his own as a sports editor,” said Stambaugh. “He has balanced his own contributions with those of other writers to put out a quality sports section each issue.”

The Expositor earned a third place award for news coverage in Group D. This category was judged on the overall quality of community news coverage.

Judges said the Expositor had “Strong coverage of local hard news and soft news, features and community events.”

Also, the Swanton Enterprise received a second place award for news coverage.

Staff Report