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Bill introduced to limit delinquent tax notices

As expected, Rep. Scott Lipps, a Republican from Warren County, has introduced a bill that removes one of the two print publication requirements from the law for delinquent tax notices.


Convention raffle and auction needs your donations

One of the most fun parts of the annual ONMA convention is our raffle and silent auction.


200 years for The Times-Gazette

The New Year marks the 200th anniversary of The Times-Gazette, and a number of commemorations both in the form of features, along with an open house celebration in June – the month in 1818 when the newspaper was founded — will celebrate the landmark.


Reasonable postal increases could hit a wall

An abrupt end to a decade of inflation-capped postage increases looms ahead for community newspapers in 2018 if the Postal Regulatory Commission proceeds with a new rate-setting system that could add to newspapers’ postage costs from as much as 60 percent to 75 percent over five years.


Peter Wagner's 'Get Real' column: The challenge ahead for newspapers and the community

It’s no secret America’s newspapers are struggling to find their place in today’s social media society.


Trust in print media rises in Trump era as digital credibility tumbles

There’s another institution Trump appears to be transforming before our eyes, even if he doesn’t realize it: the press.


Athens Messenger staff pick their favorite stories of 2017

Just as readers have their favorite news story from throughout the year, us reporters have certain stories we write that stick with us. Here are some of our “writer’s picks” for top Athens Messenger stories of 2017.


Newspapers' bad news gets worse, courtesy of trade spat

As if the U.S. newspaper business didn't have enough trouble coping with decades of lost readers and advertising dollars. An escalating trade dispute with Canada is poised to make every edition cost a lot more to publish.


Kelly Tremaine and Kim Brenning join GateHouse Ohio advertising leadership team

Two new leaders have joined the Record-Courier and GateHouse Media Ohio to assist local businesses in their marketing efforts beyond traditional print advertising.


Mt. Vernon News journalist Virgil Shipley retires at age 90

In the newsroom, the words “Virgil Shipley” and “retirement” were never spoken in the same sentence. Until today, that is.

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