Circulation Presidents and Conferences

*Indicates the individual is deceased

1973

  • Walter Santel, The Cincinnati Enquirer (president)
  • Conferences: May 6-9, Netherlands Hilton, Cincinnati; Oct. 14-16, Sheraton Columbus, Columbus

1974

  • Robert Stenger*, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: April 28-30, Cleveland Plaza, Cleveland; Oct. 6-8, Sheraton Westgate, Toledo

1975

  • Robert Spitnale, Dayton Journal Herald (president)
  • Conferences: May 4-6, Salt Fork, Cambridge; Oct. 19-21, Sheraton Columbus, Columbus

1976

  • Bill Aylward, The Akron Beacon Journal (president)
  • Conferences: May 2-4, Sawmill Creek, Huron; Oct. 10-12, Cascade Holiday Inn, Akron

1977

  • Don Davis*, Cambridge Jeffersonian (president)
  • Conferences: May 1-3, Marriott Inn, Columbus; Oct. 2-4, Atwood Lake Lodge, Dellroy

1978

  • Robert Hedrick, The Middletown Journal (president)
  • Conferences: April 30-May 2, Kings Island Inn, Mason; Oct. 8-10, Neil House, Columbus

1979

  • Charles O’Reilly*, Dayton Newspapers (president)
  • Conferences: May 6-8, Stouffer’s, Dayton; Oct. 7-8, Holiday Inn, Perrysburg

1980

  • Robert Ruck*, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: April 27-29, Stouffer’s, Cincinnati; Oct. 19-21, Hollenden House, Cleveland

1981

  • John Cain, The Findlay Courier (president)
  • Conferences: May 10-12, Sawmill Creek, Huron; Oct. 11-13, Salt Fork, Cambridge

1982

  • Terry L. DeVassie, The Columbus Dispatch (president)
  • Conferences: May 2-4, Kings Island Inn, Mason; Oct. 10-12, Hyatt Regency, Columbus

1983

  • George E. Coffield, Sidney Daily News (president)
  • Conferences: May 1-3, Quaker Square Hilton, Akron; Oct. 2-4, Hueston Woods Lodge, Oxford

1984

  • Richard Hartle, Dayton Newspapers (president)
  • Conferences: May 6-8, Ramada Aqua Marine, Avon; Oct. 7-9, Marriott Inn, Dayton

1985

  • Tim Lanahan, Troy Daily News (president)
  • Conferences: May 5-7, Sheraton Westgate, Toledo; Oct. 6-8, Netherlands Plaza, Cincinnati

1986

  • Robert Thrasher, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: May 4-6, Salt Fork, Cambridge; Oct. 5-7, Hilton South, Cleveland

1987

  • Mitchell Zwolski*, Dayton Newspapers (president)
  • Conferences: May 3-5, Sawmill Creek, Huron; Oct. 4-6, Marriott Inn, Dayton

1988

  • Leslie Counts, Lorain Journal (president)
  • Conferences: May 8-10, Stouffer’s, Dublin; Oct. 2-4, Holiday Inn, Westlake

1989

  • Merwyn Conn*, Wooster Record (president)
  • Conferences: May 7-9, New Market Hilton, Canton; Oct. 1-3, Marriott Portside, Toledo

1990

  • Bill Bockwich, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: May 6-8, Hamiltonian, Hamilton; Oct. 7-9, Stouffer Tower City Plaza, Cleveland

1991

  • Mark Ryan, Defiance Crescent News (president)
  • Conferences: May 5-7, Raddison Harbour Inn, Sandusky; Oct. 6-8, Clarion Hotel, Cincinnati

1992

  • Joe Ripberger, The Cincinnati Enquirer (president)
  • Conferences: May 3-6, Crowne Plaza Holiday Inn, Columbus; Oct. 4-6, Hilton Inn at Quaker Square, Akron

1993

  • William Herzig*, The Toledo Blade (president)
  • Conferences: May 2-4, Stouffer Central Plaza, Dayton; Oct. 3-5, Avalon Inn Resort, Warren

1994

  • Michael Gorsich, Massillon Independent (president)
  • Conferences: May 1-3, Hyatt on Capital Square, Columbus; Oct. 2-4, Airport Marriott, Cleveland

1995

  • David Hoskin, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: May 7-9, Salt Fork, Cambridge; Oct. 1-3, Maumee Bay Resort, Toledo

1996

  • Mark Keller, Bryan Times (president)
  • Conferences: May 6-8, Mohican State Park, Mansfield; Oct. 6-8, Crowne Plaza, Cincinnati

1997

  • Dick Fuller, Cox Ohio Publishing (president)
  • Conferences: May 4-6, Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls; Oct. 5-7, Holiday Inn, Fairborn

1998

  • Sam Ronicker, Springfield News-Sun (president)
  • Conferences: May 3-5, Holiday Inn, Lima; Oct. 4-6, Deer Creek State Lodge, Mt. Sterling

1999

  • Herb Baur, The Columbus Dispatch (president)
  • Conferences: May 2-4, Sawmill Creek, Huron; Oct. 3-5, Marriott North, Columbus

2000

  • Bill O’Malley, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conferences: May 7-9, Cox Print Technology Center, Dayton; Oct. 1-3, Raddison Hotel, Toledo

2001

  • Jim Nelson, Newark Advocate (president)
  • Conference: Due to the 9/11 tragedy, a circulation conference was not held in 2001.

2002

  • Kim McGinnis, The Courier (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 6-8, Cleveland Marriott Airport, Cleveland

2003

  • Mike Gaither, The Toledo Blade (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 5-7, Hilton Netherland Plaza, Cincinnati

2004

  • Jim DeLuca, The Akron Beacon Journal (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 3-5, Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls

2005

  • Valecia Quinn, The Cincinnati Enquirer (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 2-4, McKinley Grand Marriott, Canton

2006

  • Rob Jenney, The Findlay Courier (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 1-3, The Findlay Inn, Findlay

2007

  • Bill Stille, The Columbus Dispatch (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 6-8, Drury Inn and Suites, Columbus

2008

  • Brian Barker, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 5-6, Marriott Inn, Dayton

2009

  • Brian Barker, The Plain Dealer (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 3-4, Hilton Garden Inn, Toledo

2010

  • Dan Lias, The Akron Beacon Journal
  • Conference: Oct. 2-3, Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls

2011

  • Rick Aniol, The Columbus Dispatch (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 2-3, Renaissance Hotel, Columbus

2012

  • Mike Stevens, Cox Ohio Publishing (president)
  • Conference: Sept. 30-Oct. 1, Marriott Inn, Dayton

2013

  • Jeff Cole, The Toledo Blade (president)
  • Conference: Oct. 6-7, Hilton Garden Inn, Toledo-Perrysburg

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