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OPSWA Hall of Fame

OPSWA Hall of Fame

The purpose of the OPSWA Hall of Fame is to honor Ohio sportswriters who have made significant contributions to the field of prep sports writing. OPSWA members may make nominations by contacting an OPSWA officer. There is not an official nomination form, but nominations should include a letter and applicable background information about the nominee. OPSWA officers will discuss nominees at officer meetings and make selections.

Inductees

2017 - Bruce Hefflinger, Defiance Crescent-News
2017 - Marc Pendleton, Dayton Daily News
2017 - Mark Znidar, Columbus Dispatch
 
2016 - Ken Barhorst, Sidney Daily News
2016 - Rusty Miller, Associated Press
2016 - David Schutte, Cincinnati Post & Cincinnati Enquirer
 
2015 - Tim Warsinskey, Cleveland Plain Dealer
2015 - Jack Carle, Bowling Green Sentinel-Tribune 

2014 - Tom Usher, Lima News
2014 - Bob Marker, Fremont News-Messenger
2014 - Tim Rogers, Cleveland
2014 - Bob Fortuna, Cleveland

2013 - Dan Coughlin, Cleveland
2013 - Zack Crusey, Sidney Daily News
2013 - Al Thomas, Medina Gazette

2009 - Jon Spencer, Mansfield News Journal

2008 - Jim Naveau, Lima News
2008 - Dave Burcham, Warren Tribune Chronicle

2006 - Dave Weidig, Zanesville Times Recorder
2006 - Fritz Howell, Columbus Associated Press

2005 - Rick Noland, Medina Gazette

2004 - Jim Walker, Ironton Tribune
2004 - Steve Blackledge, Columbus Dispatch

2003 - Dave Long, Dayton News
2003 - Frank Ward, Youngstown Vindicator

2002 - Bill Moeller, Hamilton

2001 - George Strode, Columbus
2001 - Dick Edmond, Tiffin
2001 - Gene Caddes, Columbus

2000 - Dave Hanneman, Findlay
2000 - Eddie Dwyer, Cleveland

1999 - Charles (Butch) Wagner, Sandusky
1999 - Betty Szudlo, Medina
1999 - Francis (Odie) O'Donnell, Gallipolis

1998 - Roger Negin, Elyria
1998 - Bill Davies, Barnesville
1998 - Moe Brubaker, Napoleon

1997 - Hobart Wilson Jr., Gallipolis
1997 - Sherry Dinan, Zanesville

1996 - Bob Stewart, Canton
1996 - Jerry Rombach, Elyria
1996 - Jerry Nardiello, Middletown

1995 - Randy Heath, Jackson
1995 - Don Friedman, Cleveland
1995 - Ed Chav, Cleveland

1994 - Dick Zunt, Cleveland
1994 - Jim Wharton, Columbus

1993 - Milan Zban, Akron
1993 - Frank Shepherd, Coshocton

1992 - Bill Robinson, Marietta
1992 - Don Hohler, Norwalk

1991 - John Short, Marion
1991 - Thad Gardner, Kenton

1990 - Cal Pokas, Martins Ferry
1990 - Tom Metters, Athens

1989 - Persh Rohrer, Kent

1988 - Joe Quinn, Cincinnati

1985 - John Kirker, Steubenville

1984 - Dick Olmstead, Warren

1983 - Bob Worth, Newark
1983 - Ralph (Spiv) Harris, Mount Vernon
1983 - Lou Berliner, Columbus