The Bellevue Gazette

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The Bellevue Gazette
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Ohio Community Media
Publisher Rick Miller
Editor Becky Brooks
Founded 1851 (1851), as Bellevue Gazette, and Huron, Seneca, Erie and Sandusky Advertiser[1]
Headquarters 250 Castalia Street, Suite E,
Bellevue, Ohio 44811, United States
Circulation 2,460 daily in 2007[2]
OCLC number 11035646
Official website

The Bellevue Gazette is an American daily newspaper published Tuesdays through Saturdays in Bellevue, Ohio. It is owned by Ohio Community Media, a subsidiary of Versa Capital Management.

First appearing as a short-lived weekly newspaper in 1851,[1] The Bellevue Gazette has been published continuously since being refounded in October 1867,[3] and daily since 1899, originally as The Bellevue Record, then The Evening Gazette, before adopting the name Bellevue Gazette in 1906.[4]

For more than a century, The Bellevue Gazette was the flagship of The Gazette Publishing Company, a chain that also included eight weeklies across Northwestern Ohio. The company, owned by the Callaghan family, was sold to Brown Publishing Company of Cincinnati in 2007.[2]

Brown declared bankruptcy and was reconstituted as Ohio Community Media in 2010.[5] The company, including The Bellevue Gazette, was purchased for an undisclosed sum in 2011 by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.[6]


  1. ^ a b Baughman, Abraham J. (1909). History of Huron County, Ohio: Its Progress and Development, Vol. 1. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. p. 191. 
  2. ^ a b "Gazette Publishing Agrees to Sell to Brown Publishing". September 28, 2007. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  3. ^ "About The Bellevue Gazette". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "About The Evening Gazette". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sanctis, Matt (September 3, 2010). "Court Approves Brown Sale of Assets". Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, Ohio). Retrieved June 12, 2012. 
  6. ^ Staff report (May 20, 2011). "Local Newspapers Under New Ownership". Springfield News-Sun (Springfield, Ohio). Retrieved June 12, 2012. 

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