MARTINS FERRY - The ballots have been collected.
The votes have been counted and the winners of The Times Leader's 2012 Best of the Ohio Valley Contest have been decided.
The 2012 winners will be revealed in Sunday's edition of the newspaper.
A?COLLABORATIVE?effort from The Times Leader employees helped bring the 2011 Readers Choice Best of the Ohio Valley publication to fruition. Front row, from left, Lindsey Robinson, Kim Collette and Allison Wright. Back row, from left, are: Pam Smith, Dena Bernardo, Jennifer Ross, Karen Shipley and Keri Koutsky.
Readers of The Times Leader had the opportunity to select the nominees and winners in more than 190 categories for this year's contest.
It's truly a "people's choice" award, and the area businesses that took top honors in this year's contest should be proud to boast their title.
Check out Sunday's newspaper to see who will have the coveted bragging rights for the next 12 months.
Congratulations to the winners, and thank you to the many readers who took time to participate in this annual tradition of selecting the Best of the Ohio Valley.
The Times Leader thanks all of its loyal readers who participated in the voting.