A quick bit of personal news to pass along...
I have been named a finalist in the 2006 Associated Press Society of Ohio awards. My five-part Medina County Gazette series on growth in Montville Township, which ran in January 2006, is one of four finalist pieces vying for the "Best Enterprise Reporting" award.
The order of the awards -- first place, second, third and honorable mention -- will be revealed at the APSO banquet in May.
The is the second APSO award I have been nominated for. I placed third in the "Best Feature Writer" category in 2003.