The Tribune-Democrat and Johnstown Magazine have received three top awards presented by Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.

The publications won these honors in company-wide competition for work during 2007:

• Newspaper of the Year for The Tribune-Democrat.

The award honors the collective work of a newsroom, including reporting and writing, editing, photos, design, editorial pages and reader involvement.

The Tribune-Democrat won in Division I, for daily papers with a circulation of 12,000 or more.

“This award acknowledges the dedication and professionalism of The Tribune-Democrat team,” Publisher Robin Quillon said.

• The Public Service Award for The Tribune-Democrat, again for Division I.

This honor was for the “Broken Homes” series published June 17 and 18, which exposed the conditions of dilapidated properties that are home to some residents of Cambria and Somerset counties.

The lead writer was Kecia Bal.

The honor is given to coverage “to protect the public’s interest or draw attention to a significant local issue.”

• Magazine of the Year for Johnstown Magazine.

Judges considered writing, editing, story selection, photos, cover design and overall appearance.

Quillon also expressed gratitude for the recognition that the staff of Johnstown Magazine received.

Birmingham, Ala.-based CNHI – parent company of The Tribune-Democrat and Johnstown Magazine – owns daily, weekly and semi-weekly newspapers, in addition to local magazines, in more than200 locations in the U.S.