Ohio Newspapers

Akron Beacon Journal

The Akron Beacon Journal is a four-time Pulitzer Prize-winning morning newspaper in Akron, Ohio; It is the sole daily newspaper in Akron and is distributed throughout Northeast Ohio. The paper places a strong emphasis on local news and businesses, including industries historically tied to the area that are also well-covered, such as rubber and tire production. The Akron Beacon Journal is owned and published by Black Press Ltd., a Canadian company that owns over 100 newspapers, mainly weekly publications in British Columbia and Washington. The Beacon Journal is Black's only Eastern U.S. property and is the largest newspaper in the chain, which also includes the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and The San Francisco Examiner. Andrea Mathewson is the president and publisher replacing Ed Moss. Alton Brown Jr. is the Executive Vice President/General Manager.

Canton Repository

The Repository is an American daily newspaper serving the greater Canton, Ohio, area and headquartered on Market Avenue South. It is owned by GateHouse Media. The paper was established on March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, it started as a weekly, and began publishing seven days a week in 1892. Brush-Moore Newspapers acquired the paper in 1927; Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore in 1967. Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business. It was purchased in April 2007 by GateHouse Media. The Repository is published by Kevin Kampman and edited by Donald J. Detore. The paper has an average circulation of 56,789 on weekdays, 53,386 on Saturdays, and 69,638 on Sunday in 2012. The paper?s sister publications are The Independent, The Suburbanite, and The Time-Reporter.

Cincinnati Enquirer

On April 10, 1841, The Cincinnati Enquirer was first published. This publication became one of the first newspapers in the United States to publish a Sunday edition beginning on April 20, 1848. Around the 1850s, The Enquirer also published a weekly digest edition for regional farmers. Washington McLean, a Copperhead, owned the paper before the Civil War to 1881. The editorial policies led to the suppression of the paper by the United States government during the Civil War. After the war, McLean followed an anti-Republican stance. Lafcadio Hearn was one of his star writers, who wrote for the paper from 1872 to 1875. James W. Faulkner started was a newspaperman from the Enquirer who became the political correspondent for the paper covering the Ohio State Legislature and Statehouse from 1887 until his death. The Faulkner Letter was a well-known column often carried in regional newspapers. From 1881 to his death in 1916, it was run by his son, John Roll McLean. Mr. Mclean did not have faith in his only child, Ned, John Roll McLean, so he put the Enquirer and another paper he owned, The Washington Post, in trust with a Washington, D.C. bank as trustee. Ned successfully broke the trust regarding The Post, an action that led to its bankruptcy and eventual sale to Eugene Meyer in 1933. The Enquirer, however, continued to be held in trust until 1952.

Columbus Dispatch

The Columbus Dispatch is a daily newspaper based in Columbus, Ohio. Its first issue was published on July 1, 1871 as The Daily Dispatch, and has been the only well known daily newspaper in the city since The Columbus Citizen-Journal stopped printing in 1985. The paper was initially an afternoon paper for the city of Columbus, Ohio. On April 2, 1888, the paper published its first full-page advertisement, for the Columbus Buggy Company. On December 17, 1899, the paper published its first Sunday edition. Two years later on March 3, 1901, the paper published its very first color comic strips. The paper, renamed The Columbus Evening Dispatch changed hands numerous times in its early years. In 1905, it was purchased by the Wolfe family. It is currently owned by Dispatch Printing Company (Wolfe Family). It is published by John F. Wolfe and edited by Benjamin Marrison. The paper?s headquarters are located at 34 South 3rd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215.

Dayton Daily News

The Dayton Daily News is a daily newspaper published in Dayton, Ohio. It is a product of Cox Media Group Ohio, and integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company owned by parent company Cox Enterprises, which is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. It is the flagship publication of Cox Media Group Ohio. The Daily News has its headquarters at the Cox Media Group Ohio Media Center at 1611 South Main Street in Dayton, OH and is located near the University of Dayton campus and suburban Oakwood. On August 15, 1898, James M. Cox purchased the Dayton Evening News. One week later, on August 22, 1898 he renamed it the Dayton Daily News. The paper was founded with the intention of pioneering a new type of journalism, keeping weak ties to politicians and advertisers while seeking objectivity and public advocacy as primary functions. These goals pushed the paper in the direction of valuing the public interest.

Hamilton Journal-News

Hamilton Journal News is a daily newspaper based in Hamilton, Ohio and owned by Cox Enterprises. The paper covers news, politics, local events, entertainment, and sports in Hamilton and outlying areas. The Hamilton Journal News has been bringing award-winning news and information to readers in the Hamilton area since 1886. More than once it has been named Best Newspaper in Ohio by The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for its circulation. The Journal News averages 17,481 on weekdays and 20,032 on Sundays. The paper has also received First Place General Excellence Award by the Associated Press. The Hamilton Journal News shares staff and resources with other Cox newspapers in the area, including The Pulse-Journal in Mason, and the Middletown, in Middletown, Ohio.

Lorain Morning Journal

The Lorain Morning Journal is owned by a larger agency called the Journal Register Company. They produce newspapers that are distributed in 992 communities and ten states. The Lorain Morning Journal also called the Morning Journal and serves the wider area of Lorain, Erie, and Huron counties as well as the western Cleveland suburbs. The area is commonly called the Golden Crescent. It started as an afternoon newspaper but switched in the 1980's to a morning newspaper.

Springfield News-Sun

The Springfield News-Sun is a daily newspaper published in Springfield, Ohio, by Cox Enterprises, which also publishes the Dayton Daily News. Both newspapers contain similar editorial content, but tailor their local news coverage to the area the paper is distributed in. The News-Sun primarily serves Springfield and Urbana, in southwestern Ohio. Springfield’s daily newspaper has been serving residents of Clark and Champaign counties since 1817. The News-Sun is a winner of nearly 100 Ohio Associated Press Awards including a General Excellence Award from Ohio Associated Press. The News-Sun features local and national news, local and national sports, classifieds and more.

Toledo Blade

The Blade is a daily newspaper in Toledo, Ohio, in the United States, first published on December 19, 1835. David Ross Locke gained national fame for the paper during the Civil War era by writing under the pen name Petroleum V. Nasby. Writing under the pen name, Locke wrote satires ranging on topics from slavery to the Civil War to temperance. In 1867 Locke bought The Blade. In 2004 The Blade won the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting with a series of stories entitled "Buried Secrets, Brutal Truths". . In 2006, The Blade was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize, and winner of the National Headliner Award, for breaking the scandal in Ohio known as Coingate. Its current editor in chief is John Robinson Block, whose family purchased the paper in 1926. The Blade has the 83rd largest daily newspaper circulation in the United States. On a daily basis, the circulation averages 119,901 and 141,141 on Sundays. It is owned by Block Communications and edited by Ron Royhab.

Willoughby News-Herald

Serving Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula Counties as well as a section of eastern Cuyahoga County, the News-Herald is a newspaper distributed in the northeastern portion of Greater Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The News-Herald began on April 18, 1879 as the Willoughby Independent and was renamed the Willoughby Republican in 1920, and became the Lake County News-Herald in 1935. Its offices moved from downtown Willoughby to 38879 Mentor Avenue (U.S. Route 20) in 1950, then to its current location, 7085 Mentor Avenue, adjacent to Mentor, after 1973