Scene wins 17 Press Club awards, snags extra free drink tickets

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Photographer Walter Novak racked up his usual pile of awards, taking home five.
The Press Club of Cleveland held its 30th annual Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards ceremony in Westlake on Friday, and Scene came home with a serious stack of hardware (plus more than its share of free drink tickets). This rag won 17 awards, ranging from features to food reviews and photography. Here’s a list of the winners, in no particular order... Best in Ohio Column Writing: Pete Kotz Open Print: Columns-General News 1st Place, Pete Kotz, “Animal Kingdom" Columns-Business 1st Place, Pete Kotz, “Who Killed Cleveland?" Politics/Government 2nd Place, Rebecca Meiser, “Racism Reversed" Reviews/ Criticism Single Article 2nd Place, Elaine Cicora, “Unusual Suspect" Non-Daily Newspapers: Sports 1st Place, Lisa Rab, “Contract Killing" 2nd Place, Denise Grollmus, “The Tomato-Can ManArts and Entertainment 1st Place, Rebecca Meiser, “Sour NotesFeatures—General 1st Place, Jared Klaus, “The Babysitter Killer” 2nd Place, Denise Grollmus, “Amish Girls Gone WildFeatures-Personality Profile 1st Place, Jared Klaus, “The Ghost of Lester RussawPublic Service 1st Place, Jared Klaus, “Tomb with a ViewStudio Photography 1st Place, Walter Novak, “Sour Notes” Honorable Mention Walter Novak, “Wine Bar at Solaire” Photo Journalism 1st Place, Walter Novak, “Battling the Steel Baron” 2nd Place, Walter Novak, “Superior Americans” General Feature Photography Honorable Mention, Walter Novak, “Chicken Wars”

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