Times-Journal closes its doors
Without any advance public notice, The Jackson County Times-Journal closed the doors of its Jackson-based office on Monday, July 9 and will immediately cease publication of its three-times-a-week newspaper.
Customers and visitors going to the Times-Journal office at 73 Huron St. on Monday were told the office had closed and the newspaper was discontinuing publication. The edition of Sunday, July 8 was apparently its last one.
While no formal news release was immediately issued, Adams Publishing Group (APG) Media of Ohio, the chain which owns The Jackson County Times-Journal, explained the reasons for its decision in a letter which was circulated Monday to at least some of its major advertising customers. A copy was obtained by The Telegram.
"APG Media has decided to indefinitely suspend the print publication of The Jackson County Times-Journal and will begin serving our Jackson County readers and advertisers in a different way," the letter began.
That "different way" will be publishing some Jackson County news in the free-distribution Jackson-Vinton Shopper each weekend and also in APG's Vinton County Courier which is published on Wednesdays. APG also plans to post Jackson County news online on the Jackson County Times-Journal website.