Their stories are powerful and inspiring.

And we’re excited to share them with you.

This is the 2018 class of Everyday Heroes, who quietly work to heal, unite and improve our communities.

In the spring, we asked for nominations to recognize members of the Columbus area whose extraordinarily
selfless acts set them apart in these divisive times.

After reviewing the nominations, our panel of judges selected five finalists and 20 semifinalists. Each will be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 18 in the Boat House restaurant, with one finalist being named the Dispatch Media Group Hero.

Click here to read their stories.