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COLUMBIA CITY â€” The Post & Mail received three awards, including two first-place awards at the Hoosier State Press Associationsâ€™s annual recognition ceremony Saturday.
Nicole Ott received a first-place award for Best News Coverage Under Deadline Pressure for her article in the Dec. 1, 2011 issue entitled â€śWater rescue: Five people in two vehicles hit high water, get stranded.â€ť
Five people were stuck on top of their cars for more than an hour after they drifted off due to high water on the roadway.
In addition to her first-place win, Ott also garnered a second-place award for Best Spot News Photo for her coverage of a semi-trailer crash on U.S. 30, May 1.
Former Managing Editor Phil Smith received a first-place nod for Best Short Feature Story entitled, â€śHe was a one-man army,â€ť which appeared in the Nov. 11, 2011 issue of The Post & Mail.
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