Suba also won first place in the sports action category for his Browns photo entitled “Eye on the Ball” and an Award of Excellence in the pictorial category in the contest.
Suba, who retired after 33 years at Ol’ Blue Walls, has been ONPA Photographer of the Year three times. He also is a four-time winner of the ONPA Ohio Understanding Award for in-depth photojournalism, an ONPA Clip Photographer of the Year winner.
Suba served as president for the organization for nearly 20 years. He has retired as the ONPA president.
BJ’s Karen Schiely took second place in the feature category with her photo from the nursing home calendar shoot.
The paper took first place in Picture Usage in the large market category.
Carrie Cochran from the Cincinnati Enquirer (large market) and Jessica Phelps from the Newark Advocate (small market) were chosen Ohio News Photographers of the Year for 2015.
Scott Doelling of WBNS-TV in Columbus was named the 2015 ONPA Television Photographer of the Year.