Paper receives two awards

Staff of the Wyoming County Press New Age-Examiner were recognized with two awards for journalism excellence by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association announced on Friday.

Senior reporter Grace Dove received a first place in the category of general news reporting for a story, “County officials call proposed sales tax unfair,” that appeared on June 8, 2005. Click here for story

Reporter Dixie Casselbury received a second place in the feature story category for “On top of Wyoming County’s world” that appeared on October 26, 2005. Click here for story

“I am proud of both writers’ work,” editor Bob Baker said.

“Grace took what on its face seemed like a simple nuisance tax, and showed the far-ranging consequences it is likely to have when implemented across the commonwealth,” he said. “She did a great job gathering information and sharing it with our readers.”

“Likewise, Dixie, took time out to spend with a man who spends his days up in a lonely forestry tower on Forkston Mountain, keeping an eye out for forest fires,” Baker said. “In the process, she discovered new vistas that broadened her and our understanding of the landscape many of us take for granted.”

The awards will be presented May 20 in State College at the Pennsylvania Press Conference, the largest gathering of newspaper editorial personnel in the state.