Ohio AP media organization elects new board members


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jo Ingles, a reporter for WYSO-FM/Ohio Public Radio/TV News Bureau in Columbus, was elected president of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors association for 2016-17 at the group’s annual convention Sunday.

Julie Wallace, managing editor of The (Elyria) Chronicle Telegram, was named president-elect. Todd Franko, editor of The (Youngstown) Vindicator, was named director representing newspapers with a daily circulation of 15,001-50,000.

The following directors were re-elected to two-year terms, which expire in 2018:

— At-Large, representing newspapers from all circulation divisions: Dave Murray, managing editor of The (Toledo) Blade, and

— At-Large, representing newspapers from all circulation divisions: Mike Throne, managing editor of the Chillicothe Gazette.

The following directors also serve on the board, with terms expiring in 2017:

— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation over 50,000: Bruce Winges, vice president and editor, Akron Beacon Journal;

— Representing newspapers with a daily circulation up to 15,000: David Fong, executive editor, Troy Daily News;

— Representing Large-Market TV: Gretchen Walsh, morning executive producer, WBNS-TV, Columbus;

— Representing Small-Market TV: Tony Geftos, reporter/anchor, WTVG, Toledo;

— Representing Large-Market Radio: Jason Michaels, anchor, WHKO-FM, Dayton;

— Representing Small-Market Radio: Jennifer Clark, news director, WJER-AM, Dover-New Philadelphia.

The Associated Press is a not-for-profit news cooperative serving 1,400 daily newspapers and 5,000 broadcast stations in the United States.