The Independent (Massillon)

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The Independent
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GateHouse Media, Inc.
PublisherCindy Conrad
EditorJoe Shaheen
FoundedJuly 3, 1863 (1863-07-03), as Massillon Independent[1]
Headquarters50 North Avenue, Northwest,
Massillon, Ohio 44648, United States
Circulation9,727 daily in 2012[2]
Sister newspapersThe Repository
The Suburbanite
The Times-Reporter
OCLC number11129683

The Independent (formerly The Evening Independent) is an American daily newspaper published weekdays and Saturdays in Massillon, Ohio. It is owned by GateHouse Media.

The newspaper covers western Stark County, Ohio, including Massillon, Beach City, Brewster, Canal Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence Township, Navarre, Perry and Tuscarawas Township.

GateHouse acquired the paper from Copley Newspapers in April 2007.[3]

The Independent is related to three other Northeast Ohio newspapers, the dailies The Repository of Canton and The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, and the weekly The Suburbanite in southern Summit County.


  1. ^ "About Massillon Independent". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  3. ^ "GateHouse Media Completes Acquisition of 9 Publications in Northeastern Ohio and Central Illinois". GateHouse Media, Inc. April 11, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2008.

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