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Sergent named finalist for ‘Best Columnist’ in AP Contest

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OHIO VALLEY — Ohio Valley Publishing Editor Beth Sergent has been recognized as a finalist in the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors’ Contest for 2016.

Ohio Valley Publishing Editor Beth Sergent

Sergent is a finalist in the Best Columnist category for her work which appeared in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, The Daily Sentinel and Sunday Times-Sentinel in Ohio last year. Sergent’s columns also appeared in OVP’s the Point Pleasant Register in West Virginia.

Sergent submitted three columns for the contest including “From Flanders Fields to the Ohio Valley,” as well as “The Next Day and the Last Word” and “Not Around it, Through it.” All of which were published last fall. Sergent will be competing in Division I of the contest.

The OAPME Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet will be held May 22 at The Hilton in Columbus where the winners of the General Excellence, Hall of Fame and First Amendment awards will be announced, and plaques will be passed out to the winners in the other categories.

Sergent was appointed editor last fall and has worked for OVP in its editorial department since 2004.

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