CLEVELAND — For the second straight year, Tire Business has been judged among the best trade publications in Ohio.
In all, the Tire Business staff won five awards in the The Press Club of Cleveland's 2021 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism awards event, a virtual ceremony that was held June 24, including a second-place finish in the Best Trade Publication in Ohio category.
It's the second year in a row Tire Business placed second in the category.
Judges said they "enjoyed the in-depth stories that didn't shy away from negative news about the industry. Appreciated the eye-catching graphics that boiled down all the data" that was part of The Book, the comprehensive Tire Business issue of Dec. 21, 2021.
Ignite magazine, published by the Northeast Ohio Medical University, took first place, while Rubber & Plastics News, a sister publication of Tire Business, finished third in the category.
Tire Business Editor Don Detore won first place in the department or columns category. His entries included his column defending the tire industry after President Donald Trump's tweets against buying Goodyear, and his column lauding staff writer Bruce Davis for his 40th year with Crain Communications.
Judges said Mr. Detore's columns provided "a nice, friendly conversational tone, as if we were in the room just chatting. I found Don to be genuine and heartfelt, especially while praising a fellow journalist on the anniversary of his employment."
Tire Business staff writers Kathy McCarron and Jim Johnson won third-place awards.
Ms. McCarron, a senior reporter, won third in the Features General category for her piece on trade groups proving their necessity and third place in the Features Trend category for her story entitled, "UHP tire's small but important role."
Mr. Johnson won third in the Trade Report category for his look at Trump tweets about Goodyear.
Mr. Johnson, who works for both Tire Business and RPN, also was part of the four-person team that placed second in the Features/Special Sections category, with a look at rapid responders, published in RPN.
Michael McCrady, a page designer who also works for both Tire Business and RPN, won a first place award in the Covers: Trade & Professional Publications category for his design of RPN's The Book issue.
Mr. McCrady also took third place in that category.
The Press Club of Cleveland is an organization of journalists, public relations, corporate communications, marketing and advertising professionals. Its aim is to "promote excellence in journalism, educate future journalists and maintain the rich history of journalism in Cleveland."