Ohio News Media Association

Advancing Ohio's news media and local journalism since 1933

Committees

Any ONMA member interested in serving on a committee should contact Board President Karl Heminger or Executive Director Dennis Hetzel, dhetzel@ohionews.org.

ONMA 2017-18 COMMITTEE ROSTER

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

  • Bill Southern, The Blade, Toledo, board president
  • Monica Nieporte, Athens Messenger, board vice president
  • Ron Waite, Sandusky Register, board treasurer
  • Bruce Winges, Akron Beacon-Journal
  • Dennis Hetzel, ONMA, Columbus, board secretary

OHIO NEWS MEDIA FOUNDATION

  • Monica Nieporte, Athens Messenger, president
  • Ron Waite, Sandusky Register, treasurer
  • Dennis Hetzel, Ohio News Media Association, secretary

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

  • Deb Zwez (Chair and Board Liaison), Wapakoneta Daily News
  • Lora Abernathy, AIM Media Midwest, WIlmington
  • Andy Alexander, Ohio University, Athens
  • Christopher Cullis, The Bryan Times
  • James Foust, Bowling Green State University
  • Suzanne Klopfenstein, Cox Media Group Ohio, Dayton
  • Valecia Quinn, Gannett, Louisville KY/Cincinnati OH
  • George Rodrigue, The Plain Dealer/ NE Ohio Media Group, Cleveland
  • Terry Smith, the Athens News
  • Hillary Warren, Otterbein University, Westerville
  • ONMA staff liaisons: Dennis Hetzel and Sue Bazzoli

ADOHIO ADVISORY COMMITTEE

  • Ron Waite (Chair and Board Liaison), Sandusky Register, Sandusky
  • John Berry, Cincinnati Enquirer/Gannett
  • Terry Bouquot, Cox Media Group Ohio, Dayton
  • Scott Champion, Clermont Sun, Batavia
  • Heather Foor, The Toledo Blade
  • Randy Graf, Wilmington News-Journal, Wilmington
  • Teresa Maynard, Circleville Herald, Circleville
  • Chris Pettograsso, The Dispatch, Columbus
  • Jamie Beacom, Star Beacon, Ashtabula  
  • Barbara Staples, Lima News, Lima
  • ONMA staff liaison: Walt Dozier, AdOhio, Columbus
     

WEEKLY NEWSPAPER COMMITTEE

  • Mary Huber (Chair), Archbold Buckeye
  • Diane Chiddister, Yellow Springs News
  • Amanda Crabtree, The Telegram, Jackson
  • Doug Dixon, Dispatch Media Group, Columbus
  • Mark Fortune, Coshocton County Beacon
  • John Karlovec, Geauga County Maple Leaf, Chardon
  • Beverly Keller, The Budget, Sugarcreek
  • David Keller, Morgan County Herald, McConnelsville
  • Ellen Kleinerman, Douthit Communications, Chagrin Falls
  • ONMA staff liaison: Sue Bazzoli

2018 CONVENTION COMMITTEE

  • Paul Martin, Elyria Chronicle-Telegram (Chair and Board Liaison)
  • Anne Chlovechok, The News-Leader, Caldwell
  • Karmen Concannon, The Sentinel-Tribune, Bowling Green
  • Kirk Dougal, Adams Publishing Group, Athens
  • Lori Figurski, Ogden Newspapers, Inc. (Past Chair)
  • Karl Heminger, Findlay Publishing Co.
  • Mary Huber, Archbold Buckeye
  • Dave Johnson, Akron Beacon Journal (Circulation)
  • Monica Nieporte, The Athens Messenger
  • Bruce Winges, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Steve Zonars, The Columbus Dispatch
  • ONMA staff liaisons: Dennis Hetzel and Sue Bazzoli

ONMA CIRCULATION MANAGERS COMMITTEE

  • Shaun Schweitzer, Akron Beacon Journal (Committee Chair)
  • Kim Wilhelm, The Courier, Findlay (Immediate Past Chair)
  • John Quaintance, Lima News(Carrier of the Year Committee)
  • Mike Burlingame, Cox Media Group Ohio, Dayton
  • David Johnson, Akron Beacon Journal 
  • Rob Jenney, Findlay Courier (Website)
  • Josh Morrison, Ironton Tribune
  • Valecia Quinn, Gannett Co., Louisville KY/Cincinnati (Training Committee)
  • Greg Meyers, The Crescent-News, Defiance 
  • Mark Shorts, Sidney Daily News 
  • Jim Smith, Steel City Corp., Ashland
  • Tom Warwick, Schermerhorn Bros., Lombard, IL (Vendor Representative)
  • Tom Zeller, The Blade, Toledo 
  • ONMA staff liaison: Sue Bazzoli

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Peter Bhatia, Enquirer Media, Cincinnati (Chair and Board Liaison)
  • Michael Farrell, Baker Hostetler, Cleveland (ONA General Counsel)
  • John C. Greiner, Graydon Head, Cincinnati (Gannett Counsel)
  • Bradley Harmon, The Columbus Dispatch
  • Robert Heffern, Akron Legal News
  • Monica Nieporte, The Messenger, Athens
  • Lissette Rivera, Advance Ohio, Cleveland
  • Bill Southern, The Blade, Toledo
  • Ron Waite, Sandusky Register
  • ONMA staff liaison: Dennis Hetzel and Capitol Consulting Group, Columbus

OHIO COALITION FOR OPEN GOVERNMENT BOARD

Subject to election by the Ohio News Media Foundation board
(
NV: Non-voting trustee)

  • Dennis Hetzel (President), Ohio News Media Association (NV)
  • George Rodrigue, (Chair) The Plain Dealer, Cleveland
  • David Marburger (Counsel), Cleveland (NV)
  • Monica Dias, Frost Brown Todd, Cincinnati
  • Christopher Cullis, The Bryan Times
  • Jamie Justice, ABC 6/FOX 28, Columbus
  • Bill Southern, The Blade, Toledo
  • Bruce Winges, Akron Beacon Journal
  • Catherine Turcer, Common Cause Ohio, Columbus
  • ONMA staff liaisons: Sue Bazzoli and Jason Sanford