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Fight to stop newsprint tariffs goes to DC; ONMA members urged to sign petition before upcoming International Trade Commission meeting

On June 14 more than 55 newspaper publishers and executives around the country met with their members of Congress to discuss legislation to stop the crippling newsprint tariffs.


Board approves change in dues; creates executive director search committee

The ONMA Board of Trustees has given conceptual approval to a new method of calculating members’ annual dues investment and created a search committee to seek a successor to Executive Director Dennis Hetzel in 2019.


Love replaces Tyner on ONMA board; 2018-19 committees set

Beryl Love, editor and vice president of news for The Cincinnati Enquirer and the USA Today Network Ohio, will join the Ohio News Media Association Board of Trustees.


West Bend News joins ONMA as newest member

The ONMA Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the West Bend News, a weekly newspaper based in Antwerp covering Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio, as ONMA’s newest member.


Times-Gazette celebrates 200th anniversary

On June 18 the the Times-Gazette in Hillsboro celebrated the paper's 200th anniversary. The paper was founded June 18, 1818 by Moses Carothers as the Hillsborough Gazette and Highland County Advertiser.


Sun Coast Media selling to Adams Publishing Group

Adams Publishing Group announced June 18 that it is purchasing Sun Coast Media Group, based in Venice, Fla., including SCMG's publications located on the west coast of Florida, according to Gary Greene and Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope.


Mark Richard new editor for Daily Times, Community Common

Mark Richard, whose career in newspaper has included success in all aspects of the industry, has been named editor for The Daily Times and The Community Common in Portsmouth.


Jackie Demaline, former Enquirer theater critic, dead at age 68

Jackie Demaline, who covered theater and the arts for The Enquirer for 20 years, a tough critic but a passionate believer in the arts, died on Sunday at St. Elizabeth Hospice after a four-year struggle with cancer. She was 68.


I’m a sports editor, and a father whose son doesn’t like sports

Being a dad to me means you can’t force your children to play, follow or watch sports


Lancaster Eagle-Gazette cited by Poynter in article on small papers doing big work

Last week, we got to know a handful of ambitious projects from local newsrooms. This week, here’s more from newsrooms that are even smaller (including a newsroom of one).

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