The Chronicle-Telegram and its staff members are finalists for 18 awards in The Associated Press Media Editors 2013 newspaper contest.
The awards will be announced at the Ohio APME annual banquet May 18 in Columbus. The General Excellence and First Amendment winners also will be announced at the meeting.
Sixty-four daily newspapers submitted 2,599 entries in the contest, which featured news and sports stories, features, editorials, columns, graphics and photos from 2013.
The finalists are:
- Best columnist — Andy Young
- Best editorial writer — Andy Young
- Best sports columnist — Scott Petrak
- Best sports feature writer — Chris Assenheimer and Scott Petrak
- Best photographer — Kristin Bauer
- Best sports special section — High school football preview
- Best daily sports section — Sports staff
- Best general news photo — Kristin Bauer and Steve Manheim
- Best sports photo — Kristin Bauer
- Best photo essay — Kristin Bauer
- Best community service — Chelsea Miller
- Best breaking news coverage — Brad Dicken and Chelsea Miller
- Best explanatory reporting — Lisa Roberson
- Best investigative reporting — Brad Dicken
- Best Page 1 layout — Ben Nagy