*2019 Winner, Best Magazine Story
Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists
LISA K. MURTHA
AWARD-WINNING WRITING FOR PRINT & VISUAL MEDIA
FIGHT OF THEIR LIVES
John Hauck probably walked to work every day. This was true even on dark winter mornings, when he likely left the coal-fed warmth of his center-hall mansion at 812 Dayton Street to make the one-block trek to his brewery. The cobblestone road he traveled, known then as Millionaire’s Row, was lit with gas lamps whose soft light revealed dozens of homes similar in appearance to his own..."
*2017 Winner, General Magazine Features
Cleveland Press Club
Take the time Williams decided to get her “long, Linda Evans hair” cut really short. It was Easter weekend 1993, and the Lucasville prison riots had just broken out. “We needed an anchor to come in,” recalls O’Rourke, who back then was working the assignment desk, “and Carol was the only one who answered her phone. She goes on air, and the phones went berserk. And not one person cared that people were dying in a prison riot. All they cared about was: ‘What the heck did Carol do to her hair?’"
She remembers especially the time she found herself sitting in a jail cell, alone, for three months on a $100 bond. Two of her siblings were users and her babies’ dad “wasn’t there,” she says. “Nobody was. And I started feeling like I’m always taking care of everybody else, but Nickeya never gets any care.”
A LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
"Get out now or get to higher ground."Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb’s words came Thursday, August 24, as every social media platform and cable news channel in the nation began plastering screens with radar images of an ominous mass swirling over the Gulf of Mexico, just off the Texas coastline...
*2017 Finalist, Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists Best Magazine Story