|Ceased publication||June 27, 1997|
The Times-Union was a widely circulated daily newspaper in the greater Rochester, New York area for 79 years. It was published as an afternoon daily counterpart to the morning Democrat and Chronicle under the ownership of Gannett when it ceased operations in 1997. In that year the paper merged with the Democrat and Chronicle, with which it had shared a staff since 1992.
The Times-Union began publication in 1918, when newspaper magnate Frank Gannett merged the local Evening Times and Union and Advertiser papers. Ten years later Gannett purchased the 100-year-old Democrat and Chronicle, the paper with which the Times would ultimately merge. The paper later won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the 1971 Attica Prison riots.