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05/23/2019

Winners announced in 2018 OAPME newspaper contest

Newspapers in Columbus, Canton, Sandusky, Newark and Massillon were named the best in the state Saturday in the annual Ohio Associated Press Media Editors newspaper competition.

05/22/2019

AIM Media Midwest names Kirk Dougal as publisher in Lima and regional VP & group publisher in Ohio

AIM Media Midwest, LLC (“AIM” or the “Company”) announced today the appointment of Kirk B. Dougal as Publisher at The Lima News in Lima, Ohio and as Regional Vice President & Group Publisher with responsibility for a group of AIM media properties in Ohio. The announcement was made jointly by Jeremy L. Halbreich, Chairman and CEO and by Rick Starks, President and COO and it is effective June 10, 2019.

04/26/2019

Kevin Slimp's 2019 publishers survey offers insights into future of our industry

I was excited about the opportunity to speak to the publishers of New York recently at the NYPA Spring Convention. Let’s face it, New Yorkers take their newspapers seriously, and the NYPA convention is always special.

04/12/2019

ONMA legislative update, including pending open government issues

It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Ohio Statehouse. In addition to trying to get our own legislation introduced about adding open meetings to the court of claims process and getting an anti-SLAPP bill moving again, we have been researching and weighing in on a few other topics.

03/29/2019

As we communicate the news to our readers, don’t forget to communicate with our legislators and elected officials

For the past 10 weeks I have been meeting with various state officials and introducing myself as your new representative.

03/29/2019

Save 10-20% on your electric usage

The Ohio News Media Association wants to remind members of our partnership with Worthington Energy Consultants (WEC), an Ohio-based company that can help you save money on your energy consumption.

03/15/2019

Ohio politicians back ONMA initiative, support the purpose of Sunshine Week

Thank you again for all you do. It has been the opportunity of my lifetime to serve you.

03/15/2019

Zinser on proposed new overtime rule

This writer and many others predicted that the Department of Labor, under the leadership of Secretary Acosta would publish a new proposed rule in March 2019. The new proposed rule would increase the salary level threshold that must be met in order to be overtime exempt under the Federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

03/15/2019

How are newspapers doing? It depends on who you ask

It was a lot like other experiences I’ve had at conventions over the past couple of years. In March, as I gathered my backpack to head out of the room where I’d just spoken in Madison, Wisconsin, a man approached and said, “I really appreciated what you had to say. May I ask a question?”

03/15/2019

Into the Issues: Newspapers need to explain how we work

Newspapers cover almost every imaginable topic, but when it comes to understanding and explaining their own roles in society, many community newspapers fall short.

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