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Wayne County photographer takes winning wildlife stamp photo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A photograph of a pair of cedar waxwings will be featured on the 2024 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  Division of Wildlife. The winning photo was taken by Roni Leatherman, of Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne County.

Leatherman’s cedar waxwing photo was chosen as the winner of the 15th annual legacy stamp photo contest based on originality, composition, technical excellence, and overall beauty. Brenda Traffis, of Lake County, earned second place and Eric Tilson, of Wadsworth, came in third. The competition garnered 31 entries. All entries were required to be pictures of cedar waxwings.

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Ohio State Highway Patrol places 1st in photo contest

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WKBN) — Ohio State Highway Patrol has placed first in two categories of the Light Ohio Blue First Responders Photo Contest, the organization announced this weekend.

Light Ohio Blue, along with Light Ohio Red, was a contest created to stir friendly competition among Ohio first responders in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks and their heroic response to it, the website states.

Any public safety agency within the State of Ohio was encouraged to submit a photo of their agency’s vehicle, and the public voting period ran from Sept. 11-30.

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