COLUMBUS, Ohio — Tony Geftos, reporter/anchor for WTVG in Toledo, was elected president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2018-19 at the group’s annual convention Saturday.
Mike Throne, editor of the Chillicothe Gazette and Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, was named president-elect.
The following directors were elected to three-year terms, which expire in 2021:
— At-Large, representing newspapers from all circulation divisions: Rich Desrosiers, executive editor, The Canton Repository;
— At-Large, representing newspapers from all circulation divisions: David Younke, editor, The (Fremont) News-Messenger and Port Clinton News Herald;
— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation over 50,000: Michael McCarter, senior news director, The Cincinnati Enquirer;
— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation of 15,001-50,000: Todd Franko, editor of The (Youngstown) Vindicator;
The following directors also serve on the board, with terms expiring in 2020:
— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation up to 15,000: Victoria Dugger, editor, The (Bowling Green) Sentinel- Tribune;
— Representing Large-Market TV: Tom Bosco, reporter/anchor, WSYT/WTTE-TV, Columbus;
— Representing Small-Market TV: Kristi Leigh, anchor, WTOL-TV, Toledo;
— Representing Large-Market Radio: Andy Chow, reporter, Ohio Public Radio and TV, Columbus;
— Representing Small-Market Radio: April Laissle, host/reporter, WYSO-FM, Yellow Springs.
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