Best Local Author/Writer

Connie Schultz

Readers' Choice

Connie flipping Schultz is the fire-breathing antidote to all those who dare identify women as "the wife of ... ." Schultz is Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist who used to write for the Plain Dealer. These days, she writes a column on, teaches journalism to the next generation of truth seekers at Kent State and oversees what may in fact be the most lively and civil Facebook page in the United States of America. She is a fierce and eloquent ambassador for the working class and the region and is one of the more genuine and insightful voices we've got during these dark days. She also happens to be married to U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. They are our favorite American Power Couple, and it's not close.