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Patch Editor Honored

Local Editor Charles Schelle received a pair of awards for his online journalism in Maryland. The website he worked on also was recognized for excellence.

Sarasota Patch Editor Charles Schelle was honored Friday with two awards from the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association.

He also was instrumental in a staff award presented by the press association for work on explorehoward.com in suburban Baltimore.

The awards, announced in Baltimore, were for his work on the website that produces community news for The Howard County Times and Columbia Flier in Howard County, Md., as well as Prince George's County, Md., for The Laurel Leader. The site is a part of BaltimoreSun.com.

Schelle won the following awards:

• First Place — Multimedia Storytelling Feature Division E — "Ice Road Truckers" (Appears online as  "Zamboni driving school in Laurel open for business.") — Howard County Times. Story by Sarah Toth. Video by Charles Schelle.

• Second Place — Multimedia Storytelling Feature Division D — "Laurel Museum Exhibit Looks Back At 100 Years of Racing" — Laurel Leader. Video and reporting by Gwendolyn Glenn. Edited and Produced by Charles Schelle.

• Second Place — General Website Excellence Division D — Explorehoward.com — Staff

Division D is for non-dailies with a circulation of more than 20,000, and Division E is for non-dailies from 10,000 to 20,000 circulation.

The 2011 MDDC Press Association Awards were judged by professionals from the Montana Press Association.

A Druid April 24, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Congratulations! I have noticed a significant improvement in Patch since you came to Sarasota.
drd April 24, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Congratulations, Charles! After seeing your work here, I'm not surprised>
Charles Schelle (Editor) April 30, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Thank you everyone. I enjoyed my time in Maryland and hope to continue success here in Florida!

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