WILKES-BARRE — Civitas Media, the North Carolina-based company that owns the Times Leader Media Group, has reached agreements to sell 17 daily newspapers but the Times Leader is not one of them.
AIM Media Midwest LLC announced Tuesday in a press release that it has acquired the print and online newspaper publishing assets and the commercial printing assets of 16 daily newspapers in Ohio and one in West Virginia as well as 15 weekly publications and a variety of specialty publications.
The largest daily newspaper in the group being sold is the Lima News in Ohio.
An additional four Civitas newspapers in West Virginia were sold to HD Media.
The newspapers and their related websites include the Logan Banner, Williamson Daily News, Coal Valley News and The Pineville Independent Herald.
The Logan and Williamson newspapers are published five days a week, Tuesday through Friday and a Sunday edition. The Coal Valley News and The Independent Herald are weeklies and published on Wednesday. HD Media publishes The Huntington Herald-Dispatch, The Wayne County News, The Putnam Herald, The Lawrence Herald, Tri-State Weekly and River Cities Magazine.
The Logan Banner has been serving Logan and its region since 1888. It was first published and edited by Henry Clay Ragland and is Logan County’s oldest commercial business still in existence.
The Williamson Daily News was founded in 1912 and has been serving the Tug Valley region for more than 100 years.
The Coal Valley News is based in Madison, the county seat of Boone County, and was founded in 1925.
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