The Athens Messenger
|Owner(s)||Adams Publishing Group|
|Headquarters||9300 Johnson Hollow Road Athens, Ohio 45701
|Website||The Athens Messenger|
The newspaper was owned and published by Brown Publishing Company, which publishes more than fifteen daily newspapers and over sixty weekly newspapers. In 2007, it was sold to American Consolidated Media.  American Consolidated Media owned more than 100 newspapers in 18 distinct regions of the United States. In 2014, Adams Publishing group acquired 34 papers, including the Messenger, from ACM.
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