Nancy Gagnet wins first-quarter Eddy Award

Nancy Gagnet

As we transition to a new quarterly Eddy Award, Nancy is our first recipient. Since joining The Blade in November of 2021, after 20 years with The Mirror in Maumee, Nancy has proven herself a tireless reporter. She began at The Blade writing business features (Barry Bagels turns 50, Marco’s pizza expansion), while also doing broader features for the Year of Glass and Health & Well-being sections. Since October, she has been the primary Toledo city hall reporter, covering council meetings and other breaking news.
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Please enable 2-Factor Authentication

To better protect your email account and The Blade data, we now require users to enable 2-Factor Authentication on your email account.  This simple process will connect your Blade-issued cell number or desk phone number to your email account and will require verification when signing in.  We understand this may add additional unfamiliar steps, but we appreciate your attention to this matter.  We would like to have all users enable 2-Factor Authentication by 3/7/2023 and will follow up individually with users that do not have this enabled by then.  Please see the attached link that will give you directions for setting this up:

Jon Buber
Senior Information Technology Manager

Blade photographers capture 25 Ohio News Photographers Association awards

Blade photographers had a great showing, winning 25 awards, in the 2022 Ohio News Photographers Association Annual Contest, which was judged on Sunday. Isaac Ritchey won Best of Show, Jeremy Wadsworth was the Monthly Clip Contest Photographer of the year, and Phillip Kaplan was the Multimedia Photographer of the Year. The staff won a total of seven first place awards.

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Blade gets top 10 honor from APSE

For the second consecutive year, The Blade sports department received a top 10 honor in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest. The Blade took a top 10 finish in the digital contest, a first for The Blade in the second-largest division nationally. In addition, Blade photographer Rebecca Benson received a top 10 finish for Action Photo.