- The Herald (Sharon)
name = The Herald
April 14, 1864
Community Newspaper HoldingsInc.
publisher = John L. Lima
editor = James A. Raykie Jr.
headquarters = 52 South Dock Street,
Sharon, Pennsylvania16146 USA
circulation = 20,383 daily [ [http://www.cnhi-can.com/circulation CNHI-CAN Circulation] , figures for an undetermined date, accessed
February 3, 2007.]
website = [http://www.sharonherald.com sharonherald.com]
"The Herald" is a seven-day morning
daily newspaperpublished in Sharon, Pennsylvania, covering Mercer County and the greater Shenango Valley area of Pennsylvania. It is owned by Community Newspaper HoldingsInc.
Printed at the "
New Castle News" printing plant in neighboring Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, "The Herald" also publishes a twice-weekly newspaper, "Allied News", covering outlying areas of eastern Mercer County; and the "Hubbard Press", a weekly newspaper covering nearby Hubbard, Ohio. [ [http://www2.sharonherald.com/herald/herald.html The Herald: Info/Services] , accessed February 3, 2007.]
"The Sharon Herald", a
weekly newspaper, began publication April 14, 1864, founded by R.C. and James Frey, who converted it to a daily newspaper nearly 45 years later, April 12, 1909. The newspaper's office was washed into the Shenango Riverduring a flood in 1913, but missed only four issues. "The Herald" merged with its main competitor, the "Sharon News-Telegraph", May 13, 1935. The "News-Telegraph" incorporated the old "Farrell News" (founded 1925) and "Sharon Telegraph" (a daily since 1893). The new newspaper kept "The Sharon Herald" as its name but production moved to the "News-Telegraph" building on South Dock Street.
The newspaper diversified during the mid-20th century, owning part of Sharon radio station
WPICfrom 1938 to 1959; purchasing four eastern Mercer County weeklies in 1965, eventually merging them into the twice-weekly "Allied News"; and founding a weekly newspaper in Hubbard, Ohioin 1997.
In 1970, "The Herald" dropped "Sharon" from its nameplate. The next year, it was bought by
Ottaway Community Newspapers, a division of Dow Jones & Company. Outside ownership brought the first Sunday edition, in September 1990, and the launch of [http://www.sharonherald.com sharonherald.com] in May 1996.
CNHI, the current owners, bought "The Herald"
March 29, 2002. In the fall of 2003, "The Herald" switched to morning publication; it had published in the afternoon since 1909. [ [http://www.sharonherald.com/aboutus/local_story_061100350.html?keyword=topstory The Herald: About Us] , accessed February 3, 2007.]
* [http://www.sharonherald.com/ "The Herald" Website]
* [http://www.cnhi.com/ CNHI Website]
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