The National Federation of Press Women is honoring two Akron Beacon Journal writers for excellence across several categories.
Mary Beth Breckenridge won two first-place awards, one second place and one third place.
She placed first in the category of “Agriculture, Agribusiness, Aquaculture” for a feature on urban beekeeping and an article on an Ohio State University researcher experimenting with ways to grow food on an old asphalt parking lot. She also took top honors in the Home category for an explanatory article on herb spirals and an update on residential LED lighting.
Columnist Bob Dyer earned second place in column writing.
The awards will be handed out during the NFPW’s conference this weekend in Salt Lake City.