(Dayton, OH) — March 5, 2019 — Investigations and reporting by Cox Media Group Ohio news properties were named finalists in the 2019 Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Association contest. The contest honors the best daily journalism work by newspapers, TV and radio stations from across the state.

Finalists for the Dayton Daily News include:

  • Best business writer: Kaitlin Schroeder
  • Best columnist: Amelia Robinson
  • Best sports writer: Tom Archdeacon
  • Best news writer: Cornelius Frolik
  • Best public service: Dayton Daily News, “The Path Forward”
  • Best investigative reporting: Josh Sweigart and Jeremy Kelley, “Teacher Misconduct” (Nearly 600 teachers disciplined; 125 had licenses revoked last year in Ohio)
  • Best full-page design: Dayton Daily News epaper

“Our team is working very hard every day to produce in-depth investigations and local news and reporting that our readers can’t get anywhere else and it is good to see their work recognized as some of the best in Ohio,” said Editor Jim Bebbington.

Finalists for the Springfield News-Sun include:

  • Best spot-news coverage: Parker Perry
  • Best enterprise reporting for housing and downtown development coverage, as well as for best investigative reporting for “EF Hutton.”: Matt Sanctis
  • Best producer: Emily Gay
  • Best weathercast: McCall Vrydaghs and Kirstie Zontini
  • Best newscast and best digital presence.

Finalists for the Journal-News of Butler and Warren Counties include:

  • Best writer: Rick McCrabb
  • Best photographer and best news photo, best feature photo and best sports photo: Nick Graham
  • Best news writer: Michael D. Pitman
  • Best digital project, “Americana.”

 Finalists for WHIO AM-FM Radio include:

  • Best spot news coverage for “School Violence”
  • Best newscast and best digital presence.

Winners in each category will be announced at the annual Ohio APME awards banquet May 4 in Columbus.