Family-owned newspapers in Ohio sold to West Virginia firm 7/24/19

By The Associated Press

A newspaper that has operated under the same family for 150 years in Ohio has been sold to Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers.

Ogden is buying the Sandusky Register along with the Norwalk Reflector from Sandusky Newspapers Inc.

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Advertiser-Tribune names interim publisher 4/2/19

Bart Leath has been named interim publisher of The Advertiser-Tribune in Tiffin, Ohio.

Leath had been publisher at two other newspapers owned by Ogden Newspapers: the Minot (N.D.) Daily News and the Sentinel in Lewistown, Penn.

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Lawhorn named as publisher of Lawrence Journal-World 3/26/19

Chad Lawhorn has been named publisher of the Lawrence (Kan.) World-Journal. He will continue to serve as editor as well.

Lawhorn replaces Scott Stanford, who has accepted a promotion within the Ogden Newspapers organization.

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Ogden Newspapers acquires the Loudoun Times-Mirror 7/17/18

The Loudoun Times-Mirror, Loudoun's longest-serving news source, is under new ownership, but it's not losing its 163-year-old bond with the local Virginia community, company officials say.

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Recipe for revenue 5/1/18

By Jane Nicholes, SNPA Correspondent

Publishing a recipe card a day made nearly $1,000 a month for The Times Leader in Martins Ferry, Ohio, and readers called if it was left out. The concept was simple: Sell a 2 x 1 ad that runs along the bottom of a 2 x 5 space, and fill the rest of the space with a recipe. The size is small enough to clip and save like a recipe card, with the advertiser as the sponsor.

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Ogden to acquire Byrd newspapers in Virginia 3/7/18

The Byrd family, owners of daily newspapers in Winchester and Harrisonburg, Va., has reached an agreement to sell its publications to Ogden Newspapers, a family-owned newspaper group with 43 daily newspapers published in 16 states.

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Randall Family LLC sells daily Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers 5/2/17

After 133 years of ownership, the Randall family has sold the Frederick News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope who represented the Randall family in the sale.

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Maryland daily to be sold to Ogden Newspapers 3/21/17

An agreement in principal has been reached by the Randall Family, LLC, owners of The Frederick (Md.) News-Post, to explore the sale of the News-Post to Ogden Newspapers, Inc., of Wheeling, W.Va., according to Gary Greene, Cribb, Greene & Cope newspaper brokerage firm.

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Tom Silvestri is elected chairman of SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 9/15/16

Thomas A. Silvestri, president and publisher of the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, has been elected chairman of the SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees.

The SNPA Board of Directors elected five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The trustees, in turn, elected their officers – also that same morning.

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Nominees announced for SNPA Foundation Board of Trustees 8/30/16

The SNPA Board of Directors will elect five trustees for the SNPA Foundation at its meeting in Sarasota on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

The trustees, in turn, will elect their officers – also that same morning.

Read this article to see who has been nominated as the three Foundation officers, as well as trustees. MORE