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Ohio AP media organization elects new board members

May 4, 2019

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Rich Desrosiers, executive editor of The Canton Repository, was elected president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2019-20 at the group’s annual convention Saturday.

Andy Chow, a reporter at Ohio Public Radio and TV in Columbus, was named president-elect.

The following directors were elected to three-year terms, which expire in 2022:

— At-Large, representing newspapers from all circulation divisions: Brenda Linert, editor, Warren Tribune Chronicle ;

— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation over 50,000: Kelly Lecker, AME-Content, The Columbus Dispatch;

— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation up to 15,000: Benjamin Lanka, editor, The (Newark) Advocate;

— Representing Large-Market Radio: Adora Namigadde, reporter, WOSU-FM, Columbus.

The following directors also serve on the board, with terms expiring in 2020:

— 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 of 15,001-50,000: Todd Franko, editor of The (Youngstown) Vindicator.

The following directors serve on the board, with terms expiring in 2020:

— Representing Large-Market TV: Tom Bosco, reporter/anchor, WSYT/WTTE-TV, Columbus;

— Representing Small-Market TV: Kristi Leigh, anchor, WTOL-TV, Toledo;

— Representing Small-Market Radio: April Laissle, host/reporter, WYSO-FM, Yellow Springs.

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