CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio—Joe Scalzo has joined the Rubber & Plastics News staff, stepping into the role of online content editor.
In this position, which RPN shares with sister publication Tire Business, Scalzo will be responsible for digital content. This includes the management of rubbernews.com and tirebusiness.com content and the brands' social media accounts. He also will help lead the development of multimedia content for both publications.
Scalzo's career is rooted in local journalism, specifically sports journalism. He spent a combined 18 years in newsrooms in Ohio, first with The Vindicator in Youngstown, and then with The Canton Repository. His work has been recognized by the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors, which on six occasions named him Sports Writer of the Year.
His work is not limited to writing. At The Repository, Scalzo served as a sportswriter and columnist, but he also played key roles in helping to connect readers through special events and digital initiatives such as podcasts and Facebook Live.
Scalzo, a graduate of Malone University, resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife Tiffani and twin daughters.