Published on September 03, 2022 at 08:54
Times News Media Group newspaper carriers have performed impressively in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s annual Carrier of the Year competition.
Jonathan Dubow of Lehighton took second place, while Levi Johnson earned honorable mention.
A soon-to-be freshman at Lehighton Area High School, Jonathan said he loves his job.
“I love being able to talk to people,” said 15-year-old Jonathan. “Getting to know people.”
Jonathan, who started as a TN carrier in 2020, said he was grateful for the recognition.
“It means all the work I’ve done for this, people know everything I do,” he said. “And it feels good to have something to receive (recognition).”
Jana Metro, assistant to the director of circulation at the Times News Media Group, said Jonathan was loved by his customers.
“Jonathan is a very reliable carrier,” she said.
Metro said Jonathan often goes above and beyond his duties.
“When we asked him to do extra deliveries, he had no problem,” she said.
Client reference letters commented, “I can count on Jonathan to deliver my Times News every day at the same time, like clockwork. He’s also “very considerate” and at a time when few people want to work, Jonathan displays the work ethic that I wish more people had.”
For his achievement, Jonathan received a $250 prize check and is also listed in the winners video which can be found on the PNA website, https://panewsmedia.org/awards/newspaper-carrier-of-the-year/,
Jonathan isn’t the only Times News porter to be recognized for his work.
Levi Johnson of Palmerton received an honorable mention in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s annual Carrier of the Year competition.
Levi, who delivers for the Palmerton area, explained how being a newspaper carrier taught him lifelong lessons.
“I became a transporter to meet new people and earn money for a car in the future,” said 13-year-old Levi. “I like to meet the people on my path, get to know them and help them when I can. It also helps me learn to be responsible in that I have a deadline that I have to meet every day.”
Metro said Levi is an honored student “who finds time every day to take care of his deliveries and his customers, even with his busy school and sports schedule.”
“He helps with alternate routes when asked with no problem, and he’s polite and courteous,” she said.
Since 1959, the PNA Foundation’s Newspaper of the Year competition has helped Pennsylvania newspapers recognize exemplary performance by carriers of all ages.
National Newspaper Carriers Day is Sunday.
Jonathan Dubow, 15, of Lehighton, finished second in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s annual Carrier of the Year competition. Jonathan, who delivers in the Lehighton area, is pictured with Jana Metro, Assistant Circulation Director for the Times News Media Group. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS
Levi Johnson, 13, of Palmerton, received an honorable mention in the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation’s annual Carrier of the Year competition. Levi delivers for the Palmerton area. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO