AKRON, OHIO - Sarah S. Smith has joined Plastics News as a full-time reporter in the newspaper's Akron headquarters, after serving as an editorial intern for the past five months. She replaces re-porter Tom Ford, who has taken a similar position with sister publication Crain's Cleveland Business after nearly three years with Plastics News. Smith, who graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University's magazine journalism program in June 1995, has assumed Ford's reporting beats of packaging, recycling and recycled resin pricing.
``Sarah's byline will be familiar to regular Plastics News readers, since she has been a prolific contributor since joining us as an intern in early March,'' said Editor Robert Grace.
``While we're sorry to lose a person of Tom's abilities, we're delighted both that he is staying within the Crain Com-munications family and that we have such a talented young reporter as Sarah ready to step into the breach.''
Smith can be reached at (330) 865-6157 or via e-mail at [email protected]