The Albany Democrat-Herald is the daily newspaper of Albany, Oregon. Lee Enterprises owns both the Democrat-Herald and the Corvallis Gazette-Times. The two papers publish a combined Sunday edition, the Mid-Valley Times. The newspaper covers Albany, Lebanon, Jefferson, Halsey, Tangent, Harrisburg, Brownsville, Shedd, and Sweet Home. The Democrat-Herald began as a political device for one of Oregon's first senators. It was first published as a weekly, then as a daily since the 1870's. The Albany Herald began in the 1880's. Both the Democrat and the Herald were dailies in the 1880's and merged after the Democrat bought out the Herald in 1925. On October 4, 2010, it became a morning paper. It is published by Chris Loretto and edited by Hassos Hering. The headquarters are located at 600 Lyon St. SW Albany, Oregon 97321.