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Tribune gets 5 AP awards nominations: Categories include sports, public service, graphic arts

The Ironton Tribune is a finalist in several categories in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper 2020 contest.

The finalists were announced on Friday.

The Ironton Tribune competes in the Division I category of newspapers with a daily circulation up to 7,999 subscribers.

In the Public Service category Heath Harrison and Sarah Simmons were nominated for “In Your Neighborhood,” a list of registered sex offenders throughout Lawrence County and a story about a glitch on the Ohio Attorney General’s website that prevented some offender photographs and address from multiple counties from being listed.

Ironton Tribune sports editor Jim Walker was nominated in the Best Sports Feature Writer category.

Ironton Tribune graphic artist Kandi Thompson was nominated for two awards in the Best Graphics Artist and Best Full Page Design categories.

Weekly political columnist Jim Crawford is nominated in the best columnist category.

The winners will be announced at the Ohio APME annual luncheon in Columbus on Saturday, May 9.

“We are honored and humbled to be finalists for these awards. It makes it feel like all the hard work and long hours put in by our dedicated staff has been recognized by the AP, and hopefully, the community,” said general manager Sarah Simmons.