Blade staffers get award for Outdoors Page


Steve Pollick, Blade outdoors editor, and Jeff Basting, Blade staff artist, have received an outstanding media achievement award for 2001 from the Outdoor Writers of Ohio for their collaborative Outdoors Page, which appears monthly in Toledo Magazine.

Mr. Pollick and Mr. Basting each month focus on a nature or outdoors subject in text and graphics in Toledo Magazine, which appears on the back page of the Behind the News section. The award was given for the overall quality of their efforts.

Mr. Basting also was awarded a first place in the graphics/illustration section of the OWO competition for his work on the Outdoors Page titled "Predator or Prey," which appeared Sept. 30.

Mr. Pollick received a second-place award for newspaper articles for "Ditchpigs and Dummies," which appeared April 15.

The awards were announced at the recent OWO annual meeting at Shawnee State Park.