The Register was voted the best daily in Ohio among 71 newspapers in the state that competed in the 2008 Associated Press of Ohio awards contest. We won the general excellence award, as judged by our peers in other states.
Only four other papers received similar honors in their circulation categories. The Canton Repository (my second-favorite newspaper) won in its category, as did The Plain Dealer in the large metro category.
If you have to blast the Register because you love to hate us then you must have contempt for the entire journalism profession, based on this award. So be it. But remember: We're the group that fights for your right to attack us. Got to love that.
At least one blogger at the readers comment section got it right. Here's his/her keen observation.
Great Job wrote on Apr 28, 2008 9:31 AM:
" Congrats to the Register and their staff. As much as people complain about the "Ragister" they are always writing something provoking for us to talk about! Plus, they have offered us the luxury of state-of-the-art online information and forums to "bash" them on. I agree that these are hard working people with families and they deserve credit and our thanks. "