INDIANAPOLIS — The Greensburg Daily News won two writing awards from the Hoosier State Press Association.

In the HSPA Foundation’s Better Newspaper Contest for 2014, the GDN won first place in the category Best Business/Economic News Coverage and third place for Ongoing News Coverage.

GDN reporter Boris Ladwig won first place for business/economic news for a series on the impact of the proposed elimination of the business personal property tax.

Judges commented, “Extremely well-written and clear explanation on the complexities of taxation. Great job detailing who would suffer, why and by how much. Well done!”

GDN reporter Brent Brown won third place for ongoing news for a series of articles on the death of Craig Roberts, 13, who was accidentally shot in his home.

The GDN competed against papers in Division 3, which includes daily papers with a circulation under 6,000. Awards were announced Saturday in Indianapolis.

Ladwig also won a first place award for business/economic news coverage at his former employer, The Republic, in Columbus. Together with former Republic reporter Randy McClain, Ladwig was recognized for a series on a partnership between Cummins and Nissan. Judges wrote, “Great teamwork on a big local story. The package answers readers’ questions about a development that will affect many of their lives, examining many aspects of an economic development coup without cheerleading.”

The Herald-Times, of Bloomington, received the Blue Ribbon.

Winning stories can be read at


 — Daily News

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