The Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association Awards were announced at the organization’s annual meeting and banquet in Columbus on May 18.

The Toledo Blade won the Ohio APME First Amendment Award for their work “Fighting for Toledo Gang Maps,” in which they created detailed maps of the area’s gangs after the city refused a public records request for that same information. The award is presented to an individual or news organization that has made a “distinguished contribution during the previous year on behalf of the First Amendment or Freedom of Information.”

The Ohio APME General Excellence newspaper winners were:

  • Division V The Columbus Dispatch
  • Division IV The (Youngstown) Vindicator
  • Division III Sandusky Register
  • Division II (Tie) Ashland Times Gazette
  • Division II (Tie) Zanesville Times Recorder
  • Division I Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

The complete list of newspaper winners are available at the following links.

For additional winners, including broadcast winners, go here.

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