For the second year in a row the Mail Tribune received the ONPA's Public Service Award for its coverage of the county libraries saga.

For the second year in a row the Mail Tribune received the ONPA's Public Service Award for its coverage of the county libraries saga.

Every newspaper in Oregon can compete for the award, which is based on the "creativity, force and clarity of effort shown by the newspaper" in tackling one issue.

The Mail Tribune submitted a combination of 95 stories and editorials detailing the closure and reopening of the county's libraries last year.

The paper won the award in 2007 for a series of stories about the proposed closure of Jackson Elementary School in Medford.