Columbus Parent was honored in the 2016 All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.

Freelance writer Denise Trowbridge won third place in the Best Departments or Columns category for her monthly Family Finance column. Parent competed in the General Circulation Magazines division.

The statewide awards, which are presented by the Press Club of Cleveland, were given out June 3 at the House of Blues.

Congratulations also to Joel Oliphint, who placed first in the Best in Ohio: Freelance Writer category. Oliphint writes our Good News, Dad News column as well as occasional feature stories. Though he recently accepted a full-time job as associate editor of Columbus Alive!, we're happy to say his column still will appear in Parent every other month.