- Grove City, Pennsylvania

Local News

April 16, 2014

Allied coverage wins 2 press awards

Herald, Views & Voices also win

MERCER COUNTY — Allied News and The Herald garnered awards in the annual Keystone Press Awards, sponsored by the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.

Allied News staff writer Monica Pryts won a first-place award for ongoing news coverage on the effects and potential dangers of gas and oil drilling in the area.

The winning stories, which can be found at are:

■ Watchdog group urges water testing ASAP;

■ FracMapper pinpoints local gas/oil drilling;

■ Latest drilling records include violations;

■ Website, group monitor water, educate public;

■ 'Protect Our Children' group addresses well;

■ Drill site violations filed

In addition to the Keystone Press Awards, she was named a finalist in the public service competition portion for the same series of stories in the annual CNHI awards sponsored by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., owner of Allied News and The Herald.

Herald staff writer Melissa Klaric won a first-place award in the sports event coverage category for "Playing from the heart," written about the District 10 football playoff game in Erie last November played by the Sharon High Tigers, who were coping with the loss of two team members who had died several days earlier in a crash on the Shenango Valley Freeway in Sharon.

In addition, two other players had been hospitalized with severe injuries suffered in the accident.

The staff of Views and Voices, a magazine for women published by The Herald, won an honorable mention in the competition's niche publications category.

"It's always gratifying when members of The Herald, Allied News and their publications such as Views and Voices are recognized for their efforts in helping to produce publications of which our readers can be proud," said Jim Raykie, executive editor of The Herald.

Published April 9, 2014, in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201 A Erie St., Grove City.

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