THE VINDICATOR | Finishing first

The Vindicator earned 14 first places in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors competition for 2013:

General Excellence: The Vindicator

Best Graphics Artist: Ricky Darbey

Best Sports Feature Writer: Joe Scalzo

Best News Writer: Joe Gorman

Best Headline Writer: Matthew Arnold

Best Sports Event Coverage: Kevin Connelly and Peter Milliken, “Death of Sharon High School Football Players”

Best Breaking News Photo: Madelyn Hastings, “2 Kids Die in I-76 Accident”

Best Feature Photo: Robert Yosay, “On the Right Trek”

Best Sports Photo: William Lewis, “Varsity Blues”

Best Community Service: The Vindicator, “Drugs in the Mahoning Valley”

Best Special Section: Robert McFerren, “The Great Flood of 1913”

Best Breaking News Coverage:SFlbThe Vindicator, “Car Crash Kills 3”

Best Explanatory Reporting: The Vindicator, “Murder of Teddy Foltz”

Best Page One Layout: McFerren

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