Dix Communications honored members of The Newcomerstown News and Spectrum Publications advertising staff Feb. 15 who completed training in helping their clients by presenting targeted goal-oriented marketing campaigns in print and digital.

Those honored were Grace Johnson and Jim Trzop, both of The Newcomerstown News, and Christy Penland, of Spectrum Publications. They all reached certification in multi-media sales.

Johnson and Trzop both received awards for going over goals. Trzop received an award for multi-market sales and Johnson for highest revenue over the same period.

Staff members worked with clients to target their advertising messages by utilizing the Dix family of publications and web sites.

Also honored were staff from The Alliance Review, The Daily Jeffersonian, The Wooster Daily Record, The Ashland Times Gazette, The Defiance Crescent News, The Frankfort State Journal and Record Publishing.

Chuck Dix, CEO of Dix Communications, and Ron Waite, marketing director, organized the dinner event at Stark County Campus of Kent State University.