Touchstone Awards: Ron Royhab

The 2021 Touchstone Awards are coming up on October 21. We’ll reveal the winners of our journalism awards that night, but we are happy to begin announcing the community winners now.

Due to public health recommendations related to indoor events, we have decided to move the Touchstone awards to a virtual format. They will be held on October 21, at 7 pm, and will be free for members and non-members alike. RSVP to for login instructions.

The first is Ron Royhab, winner of the Norm Cartwright Award for service to the Press Club of Toledo.

Ron Royhab

Ron Royhab’s journalism career spanned more than 40 years.

In addition to being an award-winning reporter and editor, Ron was a champion and ambassador for the Press Club of Toledo. He served several terms on the press club board and was its president in 2002.

Ron joined The Blade as managing editor in 1993 and was appointed executive editor four years later. In 2004, vice president was added to his executive editor title.

Before joining The Blade, Ron spent 25 years with Scripps Howard Newspapers in various reporting and editing positions, including chief of the Columbus Bureau and assistant managing editor of Scripps Howard’s Washington bureau. He also was an investigative reporter for the Cincinnati Post and the former Cleveland Press, managing editor of the El Paso (Texas) Herald-Post and assistant managing editor-news at the former Pittsburgh Press.

During his tenure at The Blade, the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 2004 for investigative reporting and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2000 and 2006. Over the years, Ron won numerous awards as a reporter and editor, but the most impressive personal award came in 2005 when he received the prestigious Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award from the National Press Foundation. The award, named after the late Washington Post editor, was established in 1984 to recognize significant achievements that enhance the quality of journalism in the United States.