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Tyler Star News Captures Press Association Awards

By Staff | Aug 10, 2016

SISTERSVILLE – The Tyler Star News and Wetzel Chronicle newspapers received several awards at the West Virginia Press Association’s 2016 Better Newspaper Contest, held Friday and Saturday at Lakeview Resort and Conference Center in Morgantown.

The awards honored advertising and editorial excellence from newspapers across the state for their work in 2015. The Tyler Star News competed in Division IV, for weekly papers with a circulation of 4,000 and under. The Wetzel Chronicle competed in Division III, for weeklies with a circulation over 4,000.

On Friday, both papers were awarded Third Place for General Excellence in advertising in their respective divisions.

The Tyler Star News received the following individual awards in advertising: Best Special Section – Sports, third place (Football Preview); Best Single Black and White Ad – Larger Than A Quarter Page (Wetzel County Autumn Festival); Best Single Black and White Ad – Quarter Page Or Less, second place (Adelco); Best classified Display Ad, first place (12 Mile Yard Sale); Best Single Black and White Ad – Quarter Page Or Less, first place (Sistersville Park and Pool Lifeguard); and Best Process Color Ad – Larger Than A Half Page, first place (Tyler County Schools).

On Saturday, The Tyler Star News received two awards for their Editorial Department: Best Sports Columnist, first place (Press Box) by Ed Parsons; Best Business, Economic, or Labor Reporting, first place (Longtime Pharmacist Looking to Retirement) by Miles Layton.

The Wetzel Chronicle received the following individual awards in advertising: Best Special Section, third place (2015 High School Football Preview); Best Recruitment Ad, third place (Wetzel County Landfill – Mechanic); Best Special Section – Sports, third place (Magnolia Basketball State Champs Tab); Best Political Ad, third place (Scott Lemley – Recipe Ad); Best Political Ad, second place (Dave Pethtel); Best Process Color Ad – Larger Than A Half Page, first place (Artslink); Best Process Color Ad – Half Page Or Less, first place (Nail Express); Best Recruitment Ad, first place (Sistersville Park – Lifeguard); Best Single Black and White Ad – Quarter Page Or Less, first place (Wetzel County Autumn Fest 2015).

The following editorial awards were also received by the The Wetzel Chronicle:

Best Lifestyles Feature, first place (Helen Dallison Still Going Strong At 98); Best News Feature, third place (Respects Paid To K-9 Ryder). Both submissions were written by Lauren Matthews.

“It’s great to see our hard work and dedication be recognized by our peers,” said Brian Clutter, publisher of the Star News and Chronicle. “Newspapers play such an important role in the communities we serve, and to be awarded for doing some the best work in the state is really special.”