Ohio News Media Association

Advancing Ohio's news media and local journalism since 1933




Super Hero Creative


Super Heroes of Home Delivery (and more)

It takes a Super Hero to conquer the challenges of delivering down routes, recruiting new carriers, resolving customer complaints, selling new subscriptions, delivering multiple products and managing all of the other distribution tasks asked of you each day.   

Join us for this one-day session focused on YOU, the Super Hero of Home Delivery. 

Thursday, June 29
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Columbus Dispatch
5300 Crosswind Drive
Columbus OH  43228

$49 for ONMA members
$75 for non-members

Topics will be Legal with Mike Zinser Law Firm, managing multiple publication delivery, best practices round tables (based on what YOU say are your biggest challenges), your part in single copy distribution and lastly, finding your Super Power and how important YOU are on your circulation team.

Register here for this informative training session!

 Thank you to our Super Hero Sponsors

Pdi Plastics Subscriber Promotions




2017 Circulation Associate Members

Thank you for your support!


Voiceportjpeg Schermerhorn Bros Co Steel City Corp
NIE logo    





Highlights from the 2016 Ohio Circulation Conference

ONA Circulation Logo

October 2 and 3, 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's circulation conference. Access the archived files from the convention, including presentations, programs, photos and more.



See the winners of the 2016 Carrier of the Year Awards.

Thanks you to our 2016 Circulation Associate Members

Automated Check Processing
Circseller Inc.
Columbus Business Systems
Continental Products
Covenant Salesgroup LLC
Impact Sales Solutions Inc.
The Keenan Group
Marketing Solutions Group
Newsbag Inc.
NIE Solutions
PDI Plastics
The Pisa Group Inc.
Presslaff Interactive
Primetime Promotions
Schermerhorn Bros. Co.
Steel City Corp.
Subcriber Promotions
Telereach Inc.
VoicePort Inc.
Wilson Gregory Agency
W. T. Pettit & Sons Co., Inc.
The Zinser Law Firm



Front-Line Management Training for District Managers

Transforming the District Manager's Role for Success

The district managers training on Thursday, April, 28, 2016 at OU - Pickerington Center was a great success!  There were 36 participants who attended a day-long training session focusing on independent contractors with Mike Zinser; tips on succession planning from Nick Monico, Civitas Media; distribution networks with Dave Johnson, Akron Beacon Journal; managing key metrics with Greg Meyers, The Crescent News, Defiance; and driving single copy sales with Jeff Lawson, Gannett Publishing.
A special thank you to the lunch sponsors.  We appreciate your support of the circulation managers!


Schermerhorn Bros Co


Subscriber Promotions


Downloadable training presentations (PDF format)

Mike Zinser, The Zinser Law Firm
Nick Monico, Civitas Media LLC
Greg Meyers, The Crescent News, Defiance
Jeff Lawson, Gannett Publishing Services


 Mike Zinser with Lisa Yaratch, Record Courier, Kent, participating in Judge Mike's session testing her on Ohio laws and recent court rulings.






    Mike Zinser discussing the many aspects of managing      
    independent contractors at the April 28 district managers





The 2015 Ohio Newspaper Association Carrier of the Year Award winners were announced Sunday, September 27 at the 2015 Ohio Circulation Conference. The 2015 year's winners were:

  • Cody Mason, Youth winner, The Courier, Findlay
  • Malysa Bell, Adult winner, Toledo Blade
  • Rosemary (Tobi) Cowles, Senior winner, Toledo Blade




About the Ohio Circulation Managers Association

The functions of the Ohio Circulation Managers Association are now under the umbrella of the Ohio News Media Association. In June 2013, the ONMA’s board of trustees voted unanimously on a resolution to accept the remaining assets of the Ohio Circulation Managers Association, which was disbanding.

The resolution stated the ONMA’s intent to continue key activities of the OCMA, particularly its successful annual fall conference. A new ONMA committee, the ONMA Circulation Managers Committee, includes members of the most recent OCMA board.


To learn more about the activities of the ONMA Circulation Managers Committee contact:

Shaun Schweitzer, Committee Chair
Akron Beacon Journal

To provide information for the Circulation pages or to submit circulation-related items for the Bulletin newsletter, contact:

Rob Jenney, ONMA Circulation Managers Committee Website Chair
Findlay Courier