Daily writers garner AP awards
Congratulations to Scott DeSmit, Tom Rivers and Joanne Beck of the Batavia Daily News for their Associated Press writing awards.
DeSmit won a first place award for three of his columns.
Rivers won three awards. He will receive a second-place award for his columns, a second place for beat reporting, and an honorable mention for his series on farm labor.
Beck receives a second-place award for columns and a third-place for continuing coverage of the city ambulance service issue.
The awards will be presented Sept. 23 in Syracuse.