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Gannett, ONMA partnership helps bring candidates to Ohio State Fair

Political candidates, including both major party candidates for governor and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jim Renacci, will appear at the Ohio State Fair on Saturday, July 28, thanks to a partnership involving the State Fair, Gannett’s USA Today Network Ohio and the Ohio News Media Association.


Tariffs force Ohio papers into tough choices as we await ITC ruling

Elsewhere in today’s Bulletin, you’ll see links to news items about our members that are troubling examples of the times.


Peter Wagner's 'Get Real' column: Printed publications continue to evolve and fill need

The biggest problem publishing newspapers today is public perception. Every newspaper, from the largest metro to the smallest family-owned community weekly, is judged by the actions of all the others.


Zinser on Supreme Court ruling regarding class action arbitration waivers

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Epic Systems Corp v. Lewis, with Justice Gorsuch delivering the opinion of the court. Rejecting the position of the National Labor Relations Board, the Court ruled that employers and employees may lawfully agree that any disputes between them will be resolved through one-on-one arbitration.


Explaining journalism to Rep. Jim Jordan

Ohio Representative Jim Jordan, facing pressure over reports that he failed to act on knowledge of sexual abuse by the Ohio State wrestling team doctor when Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach, decided Wednesday to take his grievances with the media to the public.


Right to be forgotten: Cleveland.com rolls out process to remove mug shots, names from dated stories about minor crimes

We've been talking for several years in our newsroom about the right to be forgotten - the idea that people should not have to spend their lifetimes answering for mistakes they made or minor crimes they committed many years earlier.


Two newspapers, one building, and lifetimes of history in Athens

In the popular spot where coffee addicts now order up macchiatos, The Athens Messenger once printed the news. Upstairs from that, where patrons now hide themselves in study corners, The Messenger’s main competitor in town operated its own newsroom.


Mother says her son was racially profiled while delivering newspapers in Ohio

Police were reportedly called on an 11-year-old African-American boy as he was delivering newspapers in a Columbus, Ohio suburb, the boy's mother told USA Today.


Former Cleveland Plain Dealer golf writer George Sweda will be honored with PGA Journalism Award

The World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational announced today that, in celebration of the 65-year anniversary of professional golf at Firestone Country Club, former Cleveland Plain Dealer golf writer George Sweda will be honored with the Journalism Award for his more than 30-year commitment to professional golf’s tradition at Firestone Country Club.


Megan Bachman takes over as editor of Yellow Springs News, Diane Chiddister to sell ownership shares in paper

A change of leadership is taking place at the Yellow Springs News this month.

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