***Ercel Eaton is writing articles for the Fairfield Historical Society in Fairfield, Ohio. Ercel is currently writing two new books. A second book about life in Appalachia and a book about her experiences as a journalist of 43 years at the Journal News in Hamilton, Ohio ***

About Ercel  

 Ercel Eaton, author, poet and journalist recently retired after 43 years from the Hamilton Journal News--Hamilton, Ohio.

 While at the Journal, she covered such diverse "beats"  as police and fire, entertainment, fashion and most recently, she has been known for her columns and opinion pieces.

 She was named to the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2006; was the first woman to win the Outstanding Kentuckian Award presented by the O’Tucks organization in recognition of her “Appalachian Yesterdays," She won second place in the general and personal columns category from the Ohio Professional Writers, Inc.Communications Contest in 2003. Ercel was a recipient of second place in the Associated Press Award of Merit for a column titled “Paragraphs that were not Written,” and a first place in Harte Hanks’ editorial competition in general interest columns. Her work has appeared in the Louisville Journal and Times Magazine, the Catholic Digest and other publications. Further, In 1999 she was named Woman of the Year by the YWCA of Hamilton, Ohio.

 She is the author of two books. one a compilation of her work on life in the Appalachians entitled Appalachian Yesterdays and the other is a collection of her moving poetry, Caramels.

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