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March 28, 2013

Herald, Allied staffers win Keystones

SHENANGO VALLEY — The Herald and its associated publications picked up eight 2013 Keystone Press Awards recognizing staffers’ superlative efforts in 2012.

Herald Publisher Sharon Sorg said of the awards, “We have an incredibly talented team that puts together all of our products, and it is very rewarding to see their dedication to community journalism recognized.”

Allied News Editor Kim Curry won a first-place award for headline writing for her story toppers: “Runway;” “Phara-oh;” and “Where in the world is Yambian?” Curry also picked up an honorable mention for page design on the Jan. 4, 2012, edition of the twice-weekly Grove City paper. Curry is a past Keystone winner.

Veteran Herald page designer Richard Young picked up a second-place award for headline writing.

Young’s winning entries graced Sunday feature stories: “How to succeed in the storage auction bid-ness;” “Hallowed grounds: Church coffee houses connecting people to Jesus through java;” and “Nuntheless: Life experience gives ‘Sister Mom’ insight into religious service.” Young has won multiple Keystones over the years for his design and writing work.

Herald News Editor/Weekends Nick Hildebrand won a second-place honor for distinguished writing, a specialty category, for his columns: “Let’s mourn Craig’s death rather than start gun debate;” “I told you so: Santorum has what Romney sorely lacks;” “Politicians don’t practice kitchen table accounting.” This is the first Keystone for Hildebrand.

In a separate competition, the veteran desk editor was named Columnist of the Year in an annual news competition open to all newspapers owned by CNHI, The Herald’s parent company.

Views & Voices Editor Lauren K. Mylo took second place for personality profile for her story in the April issue of Life and Times, The Herald’s senior magazine, about Larry Kilbert, a Hermitage man who has traveled the world, worked with Mother Teresa and was the second-oldest person to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. Mylo is a repeat Keystone winner.

Views and Voices won a second-place award for niche publication for its April, August and November issues. This is the third year the women’s magazine has placed in the state wide contest

Lynn Saternow, longtime Herald sports editor, was recognized with an honorable mention for sports/outdoors column for these columns:

“So Jesus couldn’t play softball in the Grove City Church League;” “Don’t panic Penn State penalties may not be that bad;” “PIAA change for the finals was not well received by coaches, fans.”

Saternow has won a number of Keystone awards throughout the years and was recently awarded the Media Award of Excellence for his work covering high school wrestling by the Pennsylvania Wrestling Roundup.

Allied News correspondent Corey Corbin picked up an honorable mention award for sports event coverage for work on high school wrestling “Mercer matmen top GC.”

The Keystone wins come on top of The Herald winning first place for general and departmental news coverage in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s 2012 Newspaper of the Year Contest.

The association also awarded The Herald top honors for diversity and second place for newswriting excellence.

In both contests, The Herald and Allied News competed against papers of similar circulation. In the Keystone specialty categories, writers compete against journalists from all of the state’s newspapers.

“It’s very gratifying to see the hours of dedicated effort by our staff members get the statewide recognition that they truly deserve,” said Herald Executive Editor James A. Raykie Jr.

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