Columbus C.E.O. brought home four awards Friday from the 2011 Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, sponsored by the Press Club of Cleveland.

Design director Craig Rusnak took first place in the Print Visuals, Covers: Business Publications category for his June 2010 cover, "Social Media v. Privacy."

Staff writer Jennifer Wray won second place in the Business Publications, General News category for "The Big Gamble," our October 2010 cover story about whether a casino will save the West Side.

Staff writer Jennifer Wray won second place in the Open Print, Technology Writing category for "Biotech Boom," our February 2010 cover story.

Freelance writer Lisa Hooker took second place in the Open Print, Analysis category for "Busted Flat," an October 2010 story about Ohio's Unemployment Compensation Insurance Trust Fund being awash in red ink.

Congratulations also to our sister divisions Columbus Monthly, The Other Paper and Suburban News Publications for a combined 11 wins-including TOP being named the Best Non-Daily Alternative Newspaper in Ohio.

Here's the list of those awards:

The Other Paper

Non-Daily Newspapers, Community/Local Coverage category; Second Place; Steph Greegor; "Blame it on the Booze," about Olde Towne East's battle with liquor licenses. The story ran Sept. 30, 2010.

Non-Daily Newspapers, Investigative category; First Place; Eric Lyttle; "The Big Payback," about how the Columbus Dispatch was punishing PR folks who worked on the pro-casino campaign. The story ran Jan. 28, 2010.

Best Non-Daily Newspaper in Ohio, Alternatives; First Place

SNP

Non-Daily Newspaper Photography category; First Place; Dan Trittschuh; Westerville News & Public Opinion; "Kasich wins"

Non-Daily Newspaper Photography category; First Place; John Hulkenberg; The Booster; "Overcome with joy" - a Bishop Watterson football photo

Visuals, Page Design, Single Page: Tabs category; First Place; Tim Johnson; Bexley News; Winter Athletes of the Year

Non-Daily Newspapers, Breaking News category; Second Place; Kevin Corvo; Hilliard Northwest News; fatal fire coverage

Columbus Monthly

Print Visuals, Covers: General Circulation Magazines, Sunday Magazines category; First Place; Craig Rusnak; "Bring It On" (Strickland vs. Kasich); September 2010

General Circulation Magazines, Features (General) category; Ray Paprocki; Second Place; "On the Go with Gee" from April 2010

General Circulation Magazines, News category; Second Place; Dave Ghose; "Person of the Year" (Derris Lewis) from the January 2010 issue

Open Print, Medical/Health Writing; Second Place; freelance writer Jo Ingles; "Falling through the cracks" (mental health crisis) from February 2010