Shaner a finalist in Ohio APME newspaper contest



SIDNEY – Sidney Daily News Business Editor Kyle Shaner has been named a finalist for best business writer in Division II of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ 2020 newspaper contest.

The awards in actual order of finish – first, second and third places – will be announced during a virtual awards program along with the General Excellence, Hall of Fame, Rising Star and First Amendment winners.

Fifty-two daily newspapers submitted 1,418 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns, graphics and photos from 2020. Sidney Daily New entries were submitted in Division II, for newspapers with circulations of 8,000 to 11,999.

Entries were judged by editors from The Detroit News and MLive, Division V; The Grand Haven (Michigan) Tribune, Division IV; The McComb Daily (Michigan), Division III; Mount Pleasant (Michigan) Morning Sun, Hearst Media, and Cadillac (Michigan) News, Division II; the Petoskey (Michigan) News-Review and the Alpena (Michigan) News, Division I.

Shaner’s entries included “Historical building’s new life” about JC’s Barber Shop, “Keyhole Pizza soon to reopen,” “Shelby County critical to manufacturing” and “Sidney house highlighted in Parade of Homes” about D&S Construction.

The other finalists for best business writer in Division II are Kent Mallett and Craig McDonald, both of The Advocate in Newark.

Last year Shaner finished third in the best business writer category.