Top 10 Ohio Newspapers

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Below, we’ve collected the top newspaper publications in Ohio, organized by city. Before browsing these top media outlets, read our guide to media outlets to brush up on your knowledge. 

Columbus, Ohio Area Newspapers

1. The Columbus Dispatch

 

Since 1871, the Columbus Dispatch has been consistently serving the Columbus and surrounding areas. It was purchased by the News Media Group in 2015. As of 2017, the daily readership of the Dispatch was 98,931 (149,610 on Sunday).

 

Editor: Alan Miller, amiller@dispatch.com

 

Find contact information for other Columbus Dispatch editors, journalists, and columnists here.

2. Lima News (Lima)

 

Headquartered in Lima, Ohio, the Lima News serves over 79,000 readers in Allen, Hancock, Shelby, Hardin, and additional surrounding counties. It was founded in 1884 and was sold to AIM Media Midwest in 2017.

 

Editor: Jim Krumel, jkrumel@limanews.com

 

Find contact information for other Lima News editors, journalists, and columnists here.

3. Minority Communicator News

 

The youngest newspaper on this list, the Communicator News was founded in 1988 and serves primarily the African-American community in and around the state of Ohio. It also offers thh Newspaper Mentoring Program, which was designed to engage inner-city youth and communities in the newspaper and media industry.

 

Publisher: Jack Harris, communicatorads@aol.com 

 

Find contact information for the Minority Communicator News here.

Cleveland, Ohio Area Newspapers

4. The Plain Dealer

 

In conjunction with Cleveland.com, The Plain Dealer is the highest-circulated newspaper in Ohio. The Plain Dealer is run by The Plain Dealer Publishing Co., and Advance Ohio controls cleveland.com — both are owned by Advance Publications. Stories and work from each publication is often published in the other.

 

Editor: Tim Warsinskey, editor@cleveland.com

 

Find contact information for other Plain Dealer editors, journalists, and columnists here.

5. Akron Beacon Journal

 

The Akron Beacon Journal is the only daily newspaper in Akron, Ohio. Its first issue was published in 1839, and it covers mostly local news and business. The Beacon Journal has a daily circulation of over 60,000 (85,000 on Sundays).

 

Editor: Michael Shearer, mshearer@thebeaconjournal.com

 

Find contact information for other Beacon Journal editors, journalists, and columnists here.

6. News-Herald

 

The News-Herald serves readers in the Ohio counties of Lake and Geauga, the northeast side of Cleveland. It covers local news, sports, financial news, community events, and more and has a daily circulation of more than 45,000 readers (as of 2016).

 

Editor: Tricia Ambrose, tambrose@news-herald.com 

 

Find contact information for other News-Herald editors, journalists, and columnists here.

7. The Vindicator

 

Founded in 1869 as the Mahoning Vindicator. In 1984, it was renamed The Vindicator, and in the late 1980s, nearly 70 politicians, mafia members, etc. were convicted of criminal acts as a result of its reporting. Today, the paper serves Youngstown, Ohio, Mahoning County, and the surrounding areas.

 

Editor: Brenda Linert, blinert@tribtoday.com

 

Find contact information for other editors, journalists, and columnists at The Vindicator here.

8. The Canton Repository

 

The Canton Repository, also called the Repository, serves the Canton and Stark County areas. Like a handful of other newspapers on this list, it’s owned and operated by Gannett Co. As of 2019, the Repository had a daily circulation of nearly 40,000.

 

Editor: Rick Armon, rarmon@cantonrep.com

 

Find contact information for other editors, journalists, and columnists at the Canton Repository here.

Cincinnati, Ohio Area Newspapers

9. The Cincinnati Enquirer

 

The Cincinnati Enquirer is the highest daily circulation newspaper in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas. This paper also publishes a Northern Kentucky edition called the Kentucky Enquirer with a different front page design. These publications are also owned by Gannett Co. As of 2019, the Cincinnati Enquirer had a readership of 109,687 (207,968 on Sundays).

 

Editor: Beryl Love, blove@cincinnati.com

 

Find contact information for other Cincinnati Enquirer editors, journalists, and columnists here.

10. Dayton Daily News

 

Purchased and renamed in 1898, The Dayton Daily News reports on all things happening in and around Dayton, Ohio today. It’s owned by the Cox Media Group Ohio and has won a Pulitzer Prize. 

 

Editor: Rich Gillette, rich.gillette@coxinc.com

 

Find contact information for other Dayton Daily News editors, journalists, and columnists here.

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