Several staffers from Record Publishing Co.'s weekly papers earned honors in the 2014 Osman Hooper contest, sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper Association.
RPC winners, announced Feb. 6 at the 2014 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention in Columbus, were:
• The Nordonia Hills News Leader won first in the Best Editorial category for editor Eric Marotta, third place in the In-Depth Reporting Division A category for Marotta and reporter Jeff Saunders, and third in the Advertising Division A category for account executive Diane McGhee.
• The Hudson Hub-Times won first place in the Sports Coverage Division B category for associate sports editor Frank Aceto. It also won third place in the Original Column Division B category for reporter Laura Freeman.
• The Tallmadge Express won second in the Sports Coverage Division B category for Aceto.
• The Stow Sentry won second place in the Best Local Feature Division A category for Aceto.
The ONA Weekly Newspaper Committee, which organizes the competition, includes representatives from several Ohio publications, including RPC executive editor Erica Peterson.