C.E.O. Scores 3 Awards

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Columbus CEO

Columbus C.E.O. has won three awards in the 2011 Ohio SPJ Awards, sponsored by the Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists. Awards will be presented Oct. 22 in Cleveland.

Staff writer Jennifer Wray received a second place award in the Best Business Profile category for "The Big Gamble," our October 2010 cover story about whether a casino will save the West Side. She also earned second place for "Spotlighting Battelle," a feature from our September 2010 issue, in the Best Newsmaker Profile category.

Editorial assistant Michelle Davey scored a second-place win in Best Health Care Reporting for her story on mental health insurance coverage. "Prepared for Parity" ran in March 2010.

Congratulations also to our sister divisions Columbus Monthly, The Other Paper and Suburban News Publications for a combined 13 wins.

Here's the full list of Columbus Media Enterprises awards:

PRINT (Circulation over 100,000)

Best Web site

FIRST:, Joe Meyer and Staff, Suburban News Publications

PRINT (Circulation under 100,000)

Best Business Profile

SECOND: "The Big Gamble," Jennifer Wray, Columbus C.E.O.

Best Criminal Justice Reporting

FIRST: "Person of the Year," Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly

Best Education Issues Reporting: K-12

SECOND: "Covering the Schools," Pamela Willis, Suburban News Publications

Best Explanatory Journalism

SECOND: "Power," Ray Paprocki, Columbus Monthly

Best Headline Writing

FIRST: "Headlines from 2010," Dennis Laycock, Suburban News Publications

Best Health Care Reporting

SECOND: "Prepared for Parity," Michelle Davey, Columbus C.E.O.

Best Investigative Reporting

SECOND: "Tarmac Transgressions," Lyndsey Teter, The Other Paper

Best Medical/Science Reporting

SECOND: "A Cut Above," Michele Lemmon, Columbus Monthly

Best Newsmaker Profile

FIRST: "On the Go with Gee," Ray Paprocki, Columbus Monthly

SECOND: "Spotlighting Battelle," Jennifer Wray, Columbus C.E.O.

Best Social Justice Reporting

SECOND: "Falling Through the Cracks," Jo Ingles, Columbus Monthly

Best Sports Profile

FIRST: "The Education of Jim Tressel," Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly

Best Sports Reporting

SECOND: Body of Work, Steph Greegor, The Other Paper

Best Monthly in Ohio

SECOND: Columbus Monthly, Columbus Monthly Staff

Best Reporter in Ohio

SECOND: Body of Work, Dave Ghose, Columbus Monthly