The Repository

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The Repository
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) GateHouse Media, Inc.
Publisher Chris White
Editor Therese D. Hayt
Founded March 30, 1815 (1815-03-30), as The Ohio Repository[1]
Headquarters 500 Market Avenue South,
Canton, Ohio 44702, United States
Circulation 56,789 weekdays
53,386 Saturdays
69,638 Sundays in 2012[2]
Sister newspapers The Independent
The Suburbanite
The Times-Reporter
ISSN 0745-7545
Website CantonRep.com


The Repository is an American daily newspaper serving the greater Canton, Ohio, area. It is currently owned by GateHouse Media.

History[edit]

Founded March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, it started as a weekly called The Ohio Repository, and began publishing seven days a week in 1892.[3] Historically, it had strong Republican connections, most notably with President William McKinley, who was married to the granddaughter of the paper's founder.[3] The paper would change from The Ohio Repository to The Canton Repository to the current The Repository.

Brush-Moore Newspapers purchased the paper in 1927; Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore in 1967. Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business. It was acquired in April 2007 by GateHouse Media.[4]

The paper has a staff of about 300.[5]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The Ohio Repository". 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. ^ a b "The Repository". Canton Repository. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ "GateHouse Media Completes Acquisition of 9 Publications in Northeastern Ohio and Central Illinois". GateHouse Media, Inc. April 11, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2008. 
  5. ^ Strupp, Joe (June 21, 2007). "Missing Pregnant Woman Story Draws Record Interest for Ohio Paper". Editor and Publisher. 

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