13abc captures ten Ohio AP award nominations

(COLUMBUS)--- Finalists for the 2017 Associated Press Media Editors broadcast contest were announced Monday with 13abc sweeping ten categories.

13abc had finalists in the following categories:

Best Newscast-13abc
Best Weathercast-13abc
Best Producer-Dakota Cleland
Best Anchor-Bill Hormann
Best Sportscast - "Overtime Report"
Best Sports Feature-"Field of Dreams"
Best Documentary-"From Heroin to Hope"
Best Coverage of a Scheduled Event-"Auto Show"
Best Spot News-"Mistrial in Death of Firefighters"
Best Enterprise Reporting-"Anatomy of an Overdose" - Melissa Voetsch and Justin Billau

Winners will be announced at an AP event in Columbus on March 24.

WHIO-TV in Dayton was the only other station in the Division 2 category with ten nominations. Former 13abc anchor Rob Powers, now with WEWS-TV in Cleveland, was nominated for "Best Anchor" in the Division One (large market) division.