Several staffers from Record Publishing Co.'s weekly papers were winners in the 2014 Osman Hooper Newspaper contest, sponsored by the Ohio Newspaper Association.
RPC winners, announced Thursday at the 2014 Ohio Newspaper Association Convention in Columbus, were:
The Nordonia Hills News Leader won first place in the Best Editorial category, for Editor Eric Marotta.
The News Leader also won third place in the In-Depth Reporting Division A category, for Eric Marotta and Reporter Jeff Saunders, and third place 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.
The Hub-Times also won third place in the Original Column Division B category, for Reporter Laura Freeman.
The Tallmadge Express won second place in the Sports Coverage Division B category, also for Frank Aceto.
The Stow Sentry won second place in the Best Local Feature Division A category, again for Frank Aceto.
The ONA Weekly Newspaper Committee, which organizes the annual competition, includes representatives from several Ohio publications, including RPC's Executive Editor, Erica Peterson.