O-R’s Burroughs wins Golden Quill award

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The Observer-Reporter won a Golden Quill award Monday at the Press Club of Western Pennsylvania’s annual banquet in Pittsburgh.


Park Burroughs, retired executive editor, won in the History/Culture Article or Series for his series, “A Death in the Lyric,” a six-part weekly serial that told the tragic tale of Frances Martin’s troubled life and the profound effects her death would have on so many for years to come.


Assistant sports editor Joe Tuscano was nominated in the Sports Article or Series category for “Harnessing History,” for his coverage of Dave Palone becoming the winningest harness driver.


Staff writer Scott Beveridge and former staff writer Andy McNeil were nominated in the Enterprise/Investigative Article or Series category for “California University Finances Under Investigation.”


Beveridge and Karen Mansfield, staff writer, were nominated in the Spot/Breaking News category for their coverage of the death of Tim McNerney: “W&J Student Killed in City” and “Butler Man’s Life Memorialized by Friends, Family.”


Mansfield also was nominated in the Feature Article or Series category for her series of personality profiles, “Tales We Tell.”


Editorial page editor Brad Hundt was nominated in the Editorials category for “Specter Remembered for Independent Ways” and others. Greene County Bureau Chief Jon Stevens was nominated in the same category for “Unselfish Volunteers Make a Community” and others.


Staff writer Aaron Kendeall was nominated in the Online/e-Media category for Community Engagement News for his coverage of “W&J Community Remembers McNerney.”


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