The Beaver County Times
The Beaver County Times is a daily newspaper published in Beaver, United States, serving the north-western Pittsburgh suburbs. The Times is a direct descendant of many of Beaver County's newspapers, starting with the Minerva, first published in 1807, believed to have been the county's first newspaper; the Beaver Times was founded by Michael Weyland and was published from 1851 to 1895, when the name was changed to the Beaver Argus. It was changed again to The Daily Times, published from 1909 to 1946 and operated by John L. Stewart and E. L. Freeland, it was sold in 1946 to S. W. Calkins, who combined it with the Aliquippa Gazette, which he acquired in 1943; the paper was known as The Beaver Valley Times until 1956, when it became The Beaver County Times after its acquisition of the Ambridge Daily Citizen. In 1979, The Times purchased the only other daily newspaper in the county, The News Tribune of Beaver Falls; the Times produces over-the-top content including their flagship news program The Times Today, Game On, History in a Minute, Get Out This Weekend, more.
One of the paper's biggest milestones was when the publications changed from evening to morning on April 7, 1997. Archival issues of The Beaver County Times can be viewed online at Google News. Times owner Calkins Media was acquired by GateHouse Media in 2017. Beaver County Times: History. Retrieved January 16, 2009. Beaver County Times & Allegheny Times Online
Daily Herald (Columbia, Tennessee)
The Daily Herald is a daily newspaper in Columbia, Tennessee. The newspaper is published six days a week Sunday through Friday. Although it is distributed to Maury County, Tennessee its Newspaper Designated Market stretches into five counties in Southern Middle Tennessee; the five county distribution area of The Daily Herald includes: Maury County, Tennessee. The Daily Herald was founded as a weekly newspaper in 1848, when Columbia's population was only 1,700 people. In 1899, the newspaper converted from weekly to daily delivery; the city now has a population 34,811 in 2010 with a county population exceeding 81,956. Weekday circulation is 11,500 and Sunday circulation is 13,500, according to audited figures. In 1916 the newspaper was purchased by Walter D. Hastings and James I. Finney. Beginning in 1965 the newspaper was purchased by local businessman and politician Sam Delk Kennedy who served as publisher. Kennedy served as either Editor or Publisher or both from 1965 to 1983, it was acquired by the Donrey Media Group in 1983.
Reynolds died in 1993. The company was sold to the Stephens family of Arkansas, best known for their investment banking business Stephens Inc. in Little Rock, Arkansas. After Stephens acquired the group, some of Donrey's properties were sold off, the company moved its headquarters to Las Vegas, home of its largest newspaper, the Las Vegas Review-Journal; the company was renamed Stephens Media Group in 2002. Most of Stephens newspapers operated in small to medium-sized towns and cities, but the company owns the Las Vegas Review-Journal, a 186,000 circulation newspaper. In June 2006 the company became known as Stephens Media LLC and continued Mr. Reynolds' business philosophy of locally operated companies. Stephens Media LLC was a Nevada diversified media holding company that published over 11 daily and 64 weekly newspapers in nine states in Nevada and Arkansas. In 2015, the Stephens Media newspapers were sold to New Media Investment Group. GateHouse Media a wholly owned subsidiary of New Media Investment Group that will be managing the portfolio of 125 Daily Newspapers and 575 Weekly Newspapers in 32 states throughout the U. S. Sam Kennedy served as the newspaper's publisher during the decades of the 1960s through 1983.
Douglas Beel became the newspaper's publisher from 1983 until 1996. In 1996, Mark Palmer was named publisher. In October 2015, Keith Ponder still serves in that position. Major department heads at the newspaper include; the Advertiser News The Value Guide Maury Life Spring Hill Life Healthy Living Official website Stephens Media LLC official website
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
The Bastrop Daily Enterprise is an American daily newspaper published in Bastrop, Louisiana. It is owned by GateHouse Media; the paper covers the city of Morehouse Parish. Mildred Nixon Nolan, daughter of John Travis Nixon, was an educator and historian from Oak Ridge in Morehouse Parish, she wrote seventeen articles for The Bastrop Daily Enterprise on Methodism in northeast Louisiana. As chairperson for History and Archives, she was the first woman member of the Council of Ministries of the Louisiana Methodist Conference. Official website GateHouse Media
Illinois is a state in the Midwestern and Great Lakes region of the United States. It has the fifth largest gross domestic product, the sixth largest population, the 25th largest land area of all U. S. states. Illinois is noted as a microcosm of the entire United States. With Chicago in northeastern Illinois, small industrial cities and immense agricultural productivity in the north and center of the state, natural resources such as coal and petroleum in the south, Illinois has a diverse economic base, is a major transportation hub. Chicagoland, Chicago's metropolitan area, encompasses over 65% of the state's population; the Port of Chicago connects the state to international ports via two main routes: from the Great Lakes, via the Saint Lawrence Seaway, to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Mississippi River, via the Illinois Waterway to the Illinois River. The Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Wabash River form parts of the boundaries of Illinois. For decades, Chicago's O'Hare International Airport has been ranked as one of the world's busiest airports.
Illinois has long had a reputation as a bellwether both in social and cultural terms and, through the 1980s, in politics. The capital of Illinois is Springfield, located in the central part of the state. Although today's Illinois' largest population center is in its northeast, the state's European population grew first in the west as the French settled the vast Mississippi of the Illinois Country of New France. Following the American Revolutionary War, American settlers began arriving from Kentucky in the 1780s via the Ohio River, the population grew from south to north. In 1818, Illinois achieved statehood. Following increased commercial activity in the Great Lakes after the construction of the Erie Canal, Chicago was founded in the 1830s on the banks of the Chicago River at one of the few natural harbors on the southern section of Lake Michigan. John Deere's invention of the self-scouring steel plow turned Illinois's rich prairie into some of the world's most productive and valuable farmland, attracting immigrant farmers from Germany and Sweden.
The Illinois and Michigan Canal made transportation between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River valley faster and cheaper, new railroads carried immigrants to new homes in the country's west and shipped commodity crops to the nation's east. The state became a transportation hub for the nation. By 1900, the growth of industrial jobs in the northern cities and coal mining in the central and southern areas attracted immigrants from Eastern and Southern Europe. Illinois was an important manufacturing center during both world wars; the Great Migration from the South established a large community of African Americans in the state, including Chicago, who founded the city's famous jazz and blues cultures. Chicago, the center of the Chicago Metropolitan Area, is now recognized as a global alpha-level city. Three U. S. presidents have been elected while living in Illinois: Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, Barack Obama. Additionally, Ronald Reagan, whose political career was based in California, was born and raised in the state.
Today, Illinois honors Lincoln with its official state slogan Land of Lincoln, displayed on its license plates since 1954. The state is the site of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in Springfield and the future home of the Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. "Illinois" is the modern spelling for the early French Catholic missionaries and explorers' name for the Illinois Native Americans, a name, spelled in many different ways in the early records. American scholars thought the name "Illinois" meant "man" or "men" in the Miami-Illinois language, with the original iliniwek transformed via French into Illinois; this etymology is not supported by the Illinois language, as the word for "man" is ireniwa, plural of "man" is ireniwaki. The name Illiniwek has been said to mean "tribe of superior men", a false etymology; the name "Illinois" derives from the Miami-Illinois verb irenwe·wa - "he speaks the regular way". This was taken into the Ojibwe language in the Ottawa dialect, modified into ilinwe·.
The French borrowed these forms, changing the /we/ ending to spell it as -ois, a transliteration for its pronunciation in French of that time. The current spelling form, began to appear in the early 1670s, when French colonists had settled in the western area; the Illinois's name for themselves, as attested in all three of the French missionary-period dictionaries of Illinois, was Inoka, of unknown meaning and unrelated to the other terms. American Indians of successive cultures lived along the waterways of the Illinois area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans; the Koster Site demonstrates 7,000 years of continuous habitation. Cahokia, the largest regional chiefdom and urban center of the Pre-Columbian Mississippian culture, was located near present-day Collinsville, Illinois, they built an urban complex of more than 100 platform and burial mounds, a 50-acre plaza larger than 35 football fields, a woodhenge of sacred cedar, all in a planned design expressing the culture's cosmology.
Monks Mound, the center of the site, is the largest Pre-Columbian structure north of the Valley of Mexico. It is 100 feet high, 951 feet long, 836 feet wide, covers 13.8 acres. It contains about 814,000 cubic yards of earth, it was topped by a structure thought to have measured about 105 feet in length and 48 feet in width, covered an area 5,000 square feet, been as much as 50 feet high, making its peak 150 feet above the level of the pl
The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, United States, owned by Tribune Publishing. Founded in 1847, self-styled as the "World's Greatest Newspaper", it remains the most-read daily newspaper of the Chicago metropolitan area and the Great Lakes region, it is the eighth-largest newspaper in the United States by circulation. Traditionally published as a broadsheet, on January 13, 2009, the Tribune announced it would continue publishing as a broadsheet for home delivery, but would publish in tabloid format for newsstand, news box, commuter station sales; this change, proved to be unpopular with readers and in August 2011, the Tribune discontinued the tabloid edition, returning to its traditional broadsheet edition through all distribution channels. The Tribune's masthead is notable for displaying the American flag, in reference to the paper's motto, "An American Paper for Americans"; the motto is no longer displayed on the masthead. The Tribune was founded by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler, Joseph K. C.
Forrest, publishing the first edition on June 10, 1847. Numerous changes in ownership and editorship took place over the next eight years; the Tribune was not politically affiliated, but tended to support either the Whig or Free Soil parties against the Democrats in elections. By late 1853, it was running xenophobic editorials that criticized foreigners and Roman Catholics. About this time it became a strong proponent of temperance; however nativist its editorials may have been, it was not until February 10, 1855 that the Tribune formally affiliated itself with the nativist American or Know Nothing party, whose candidate Levi Boone was elected Mayor of Chicago the following month. By about 1854, part-owner Capt. J. D. Webster General Webster and chief of staff at the Battle of Shiloh, Dr. Charles H. Ray of Galena, through Horace Greeley, convinced Joseph Medill of Cleveland's Leader to become managing editor. Ray became editor-in-chief, Medill became the managing editor, Alfred Cowles, Sr. brother of Edwin Cowles was the bookkeeper.
Each purchased one third of the Tribune. Under their leadership, the Tribune distanced itself from the Know Nothings, became the main Chicago organ of the Republican Party. However, the paper continued to print anti-Catholic and anti-Irish editorials, in the wake of the massive Famine immigration from Ireland; the Tribune absorbed three other Chicago publications under the new editors: the Free West in 1855, the Democratic Press of William Bross in 1858, the Chicago Democrat in 1861, whose editor, John Wentworth, left his position when elected as Mayor of Chicago. Between 1858 and 1860, the paper was known as the Chicago Tribune. On October 25, 1860, it became the Chicago Daily Tribune. Before and during the American Civil War, the new editors supported Abraham Lincoln, whom Medill helped secure the presidency in 1860, pushed an abolitionist agenda; the paper remained a force in Republican politics for years afterwards. In 1861, the Tribune published new lyrics by William W. Patton for the song "John Brown's Body".
These rivaled the lyrics published two months by Julia Ward Howe. Medill served as mayor of Chicago for one term after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Under the 20th-century editorship of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, who took control in the 1920s, the paper was isolationist and aligned with the Old Right in its coverage of political news and social trends, it used the motto "The American Paper for Americans". Through the 1930s to the 1950s, it excoriated the Democrats and the New Deal of Franklin D. Roosevelt, was resolutely disdainful of the British and French, enthusiastic for Chiang Kai-shek and Sen. Joseph McCarthy; when McCormick assumed the position of co-editor in 1910, the Tribune was the third-best-selling paper among Chicago's eight dailies, with a circulation of only 188,000. The young cousins added features such as advice columns and homegrown comic strips such as Little Orphan Annie and Moon Mullins, they promoted political "crusades", with their first success coming with the ouster of the Republican political boss of Illinois, Sen. William Lorimer.
At the same time, the Tribune competed with the Hearst paper, the Chicago Examiner, in a circulation war. By 1914, the cousins succeeded in forcing out Managing Editor William Keeley. By 1918, the Examiner was forced to merge with the Chicago Herald. In 1919, Patterson left the Tribune and moved to New York to launch his own newspaper, the New York Daily News. In a renewed circulation war with Hearst's Herald-Examiner, McCormick and Hearst ran rival lotteries in 1922; the Tribune won the battle. In 1922, the Chicago Tribune hosted an international design competition for its new headquarters, the Tribune Tower; the competition worked brilliantly as a publicity stunt, more than 260 entries were received. The winner was a neo-Gothic design by New York architects John Mead Howells and Raymond Hood; the newspaper sponsored a pioneering attempt at Arctic aviation in 1929, an attempted round-trip to Europe across Greenland and Iceland in a Sikorsky amphibious aircraft. But, the aircraft was destroyed by ice on July 15, 1929, near Ungava Bay at the tip of Labrador, Canada.
The crew were rescued by the Canadian science ship CSS Acadia. The Tribune's reputation for innovation extended to radio—it bought an early station, WDAP, in 1924 and renamed it WGN, the station call letters standing for the paper's self-description as the "Worl
Harrisburg is a city in and the county seat of Saline County, United States. It is located about 57 miles southwest of Evansville, Indiana and 111 mi southeast of St. Louis, Missouri; the 2010 population was 9,017, the surrounding Harrisburg Township had a population of 10,790, including the city residents. Harrisburg is included in the Illinois–Indiana–Kentucky tri-state area and is the principal city in the Harrisburg Micropolitan Statistical Area with a combined population of 24,913. Located at the concurrency of U. S. Route 45, Illinois Route 13, Illinois Route 145, Illinois Route 34, Harrisburg is known as the "Gateway to the Shawnee National Forest", is known for the Ohio River flood of 1937, the old Crenshaw House, the Tuttle Bottoms Monster, prohibition-era gangster Charlie Birger, the 2012 EF4 tornado. A Cairo and Vincennes Railroad boomtown, the city was one of the leading bituminous coal mining distribution hubs of the American Midwest between 1900 and 1937. At its peak, Harrisburg had a population.
The city had one of the largest downtown districts in Southern Illinois. The city was the 20th-most populated city in Illinois outside the Chicago Metropolitan Area and the most-populous city in Southern Illinois outside the Metro East in 1930. However, the city has seen an economic decline due to the decreased demand for high-sulfur coal, the removal of the New York Central railroad, tributary lowlands leaving much area around the city unfit for growth due to flood risks. At the beginning of recorded American history, the Harrisburg area was inhabited by several Algonquian tribes, including the Shawnee and Piankashaw, who lived in the dense inland forests. Prior to the arrival of European settlers, the Piankashaw tribe was driven out by the more aggressive Shawnee. European settlement in Illinois began with the French from 1690 and reached its peak about 1750 along the Mississippi River. American settlers arrived in 1790; the French came with farming supplementing the need for trade. The result had benefited the Native Americans.
The American migration, followed treaties which resulted in land being distributed through American Law, ignoring previous indigenous rights. Encroachment ensued and caused hard feelings between the Indians and the settlers who moved into the interior and along migration routes. Many of the Indians allied themselves with the British to resist, though trade with the Americans was an important reason why the Native Americans remained peaceful; the town of Harrisburg was platted a few miles south of the junction of the Goshen and Shawneetown–Kaskaskia Trail, two of the first pioneer trade routes in the state. Prior to the War of 1812, most of the population of today's Saline County lived in cabins clustered around blockhouses to protect against Indian attack and dangerous wildlife such as wild cats and bears. Permanent settlements in the forested area were inevitable with the influx of more settlers, the first land entry was made in 1814 by John Wren and Hankerson Rude. By 1840 the settlers outnumbered the Native Americans, most of the black bear population of the county had been killed off by 1845.
Founded at the start of the Second Industrial Revolution, Harrisburg was plotted shortly after Saline County was established in 1847 from part of Gallatin County. The city was named for James Alexander Harris, who had built a farmhouse and planted a corn field in a clearing in the area of the current city square around 1820. Harris along with John Pankey, James P. Yandell, John X. Cain, donated land for the first additions of the town to a special committee at Liberty Baptist Church in 1852, after complaints that the county seat should be centralized in the county; the county seat was in Raleigh. The county's two main population centers were divided by 14 miles of thicket. There were no roads in the county and many residents from the areas of Carrier Mills and Stonefort became lost when traveling to the northern settlements of Raleigh and Eldorado; the designated town plat was considered due to its aesthetic properties, a 60-foot sandstone bluff overlooking the Saline River valley called "Crusoe's Island".
Although it was timbered with oak and hickory with an impenetrable hazel underbrush, the site was at the geographical center of the county. A major legal battle took place within the county government because of voter fraud accusations by the people of Raleigh. Harrisburg was plotted as a village on 20 acres in 1853 and became the county seat in 1859. Between 1860 and 1865 southern cotton became unavailable during the Civil War, Harrisburg was one of the few cities in the Upland South during this time to have woolen mills, making the town an industrial asset early on to Southern Illinois. Several planing mills and flour mills dotted the city; the Cairo and Vincennes Railroad was completed in 1872 by Ambrose Burnside, American Civil War, Union Army, brigadier general Green Berry Raum, living in Harrisburg at that time. Robert King, an early proprietor, opened a brick and tile factory at the southern terminus of Main Street in 1896 with the capacity of carrying out 15,000 bricks every 10 hours.
Harrisburg saw the opening of several saw mills. The Snellbaker and Company Saw Mill and Lumber Yard opened in 1895, as well did J. B Ford Harrisburg Planing Mill the same year; the mill had the capacity of producing 10,000 board feet of lumber every 10 hours. The Barnes Lumber Company in Harrisburg started as a sawmill operation in 1899. Since 1904 it has retailed a complete line of lumber and building materials and is the oldest, curre
Cape Cod Times
The Cape Cod Times is a broadsheet daily newspaper serving Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, United States. It is owned by GateHouse Media, it is the sister paper of the weekly The Barnstable Patriot. The paper was first published by businessman J. P. Dunn and Basil Brewer on October 19, 1936 as the Cape Cod Standard-Times, was distributed jointly on the Cape with The New Bedford Standard-Times until the end of 1970, it was first published as an independent daily for Cape Cod on January 1, 1971 and renamed the Cape Cod Times from September 2, 1975. The first issues were printed in a converted automobile dealer's garage on Elm Street in Hyannis, now a bus garage. Less than a year after the paper made its debut, plans were announced for the construction of the present building at 319 Main Street, which opened in early 1938; as the newspapers entered the late 1960s, it became evident that the historic piggy-back distribution arrangement with the New Bedford paper had outlived its usefulness.
Population and business activity on the Cape were growing at a rapid rate and research studies indicated that readers and commercial supporters would support an independent daily newspaper for Cape Cod. In 1970, the decision was made to break away and the new daily Cape Cod Standard-Times was born. In 1975, to dispel any impression of still being an offshoot of the New Bedford paper, the Cape Cod paper was renamed the Cape Cod Times. A front-page editorial that day proclaimed: We adopted the new name because we want it known that we are an independent Cape Cod newspaper and published on the Cape, by Cape Codders, for Cape Codders. To accommodate the growth and expansion of the paper's employees and production equipment, the 319 Main Street building has been enlarged several times; the Times owns 175-year-old rival weekly newspaper, The Barnstable Patriot, which it purchased in 2005 for an undisclosed sum. Peter Meyer, the Times' president and publisher, said the newsrooms of the daily and 4,500-circulation weekly would remain separate.
Ottaway, the Times' parent owns the weekly Inquirer & Mirror of Nantucket. News Corp. acquired the Times when it bought Dow Jones & Company for US$5 billion in late 2007. Rupert Murdoch, the head of News Corp. told investors before the deal that he would be "selling the local newspapers quickly" after the Dow Jones purchase. On September 4, 2013, News Corp announced that it would sell the Dow Jones Local Media Group to Newcastle Investment Corp.—an affiliate of Fortress Investment Group, for $87 million. The newspapers are operated by a newspaper group owned by Fortress. News Corp. CEO and former Wall Street Journal editor Robert James Thomson indicated that the newspapers were "not strategically consistent with the emerging portfolio" of the company. GateHouse in turn filed prepackaged Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 27, 2013, to restructure its debt obligations in order to accommodate the acquisition; the newspaper is published every day except Christmas. It has a national reputation for journalism excellence in writing and design.
The Cape Cod Times has been named the "Newspaper of the Year" by the New England Press Association and Suburban Newspapers of America. Inside each daily edition of the Times are separate sections for news, sports and classified ads. Additional news sections include "Business & Technology". "The Wall Street Journal Sunday," "Real Estate" and "TVTimes". In December 2012, the paper discovered that Karen Jeffrey, a reporter who had worked for the paper since 1981, had fabricated sources in her stories since 1998; the problem was first noticed when editors were unable to locate a family of four profiled in a Veterans Day story. Jeffrey said she had thrown away her notes. After an audit of her work performed by the publisher and editor of the paper, they were unable to locate 69 people referenced in 34 stories since 1998, when the paper began its electronic archives; the paper said that the majority of the problems were in less serious stories about parades and voters. According to the paper, Jeffrey admitted to making up sources.
She is no longer employed by the paper. In September 2013, after the Times was sold, editorial design work was moved to GateHouse's Center for News and Design in Austin and printing was moved to the Times' sister paper, the Providence Journal. In 2015, the paper was named GateHouse Newspaper of the Year and Executive Editor Paul Pronovost was named Editor of the Year. In 2017, publisher Peter Meyer was named head of GateHouse's New England division. According to the Audit Bureau of Circulations report from September 2004, the Times sold an average of 50,896 copies on weekdays and 60,460 copies on Sunday. In 2006, ABC figures reflected a lower distribution of 49,440 on weekdays, 49,820 on Saturdays and 56,710 on Sundays; the Times' main news office is on Main Street in Hyannis, the largest village of Barnstable, Massachusetts. It has news bureaus on the main streets of Falmouth and Orleans, Massachusetts. Circulation and printing operations handled at the headquarters office, are now in a 71,000-square-foot facility at Independence Park, built in 1988 and expanded in 1994.