WKBN named finalist in Ohio Associated Press awards

The awards will be announced at the annual Ohio APME awards banquet May 21 in Columbus

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – WKBN is a finalist for two awards in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors 2016 radio and TV contest.

Twenty-three broadcasters submitted entries in the contest, which featured news, sports and weather reporting as well as features, documentaries and photography from 2016.

WKBN is a finalist in the “Best Spot News Coverage” category, for a story on the manhunt for an escaped sexual assault suspect, Luis Cruz Ramos. 

WKBN was also listed as a finalist in the “Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event” category for then-Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to the Valley. 

The awards will be announced at the annual Ohio APME awards banquet May 21 in Columbus.

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