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Express brings home awards

lezlie_appleton joel_wittnebelThe Oshawa Express has been honoured with two major awards by the Ontario Community Newspaper Association.

Reporter Joel Wittnebel was named Reporter of the Year for his story on Frank Cara, a man who had been accused of murdering his father but was later found not guilty in court. Wittnebel also came in third place in the News Story of the Year category for his work in detailing a series of fentanyl overdoses.

Lezlie Appleton was named Salesperson of the Year, and was noted by the OCNA for her professionalism and superior customer relations skills.

Both Wittnebel and Appleton received the highest honours available in this competition in their respective categories.

Both were given their awards on April 22 at the annual OCNA gala in Toronto.