The Athens Messenger

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The Athens Messenger
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Adams Publishing Group
Publisher Monica Nieporte[1]
Editor Joe Higgins[1]
Founded 1848
Headquarters 9300 Johnson Hollow Road Athens, Ohio 45701
 United States
Circulation 10,000[2]
Website The Athens Messenger

The Athens Messenger is a daily newspaper published in Athens, Ohio, United States, serving Athens and the surrounding communities of Athens County.

The Athens Messenger was established in 1848,[3] and became a daily publication in 1904. It has a daily circulation of about 10,000 and a weekly circulation of about 12,000 Sunday.[1] [2]

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.[4][2] [5] American Consolidated Media owned more than 100 newspapers in 18 distinct regions of the United States.[6] In 2014, Adams Publishing group acquired 34 papers, including the Messenger, from ACM.[7]


  1. ^ a b c "The Athens Messenger". The Athens Messenger. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c "Athens Messenger". Mondo Code, LLC. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The Athens Messenger". Athens, Ohio: Retrieved August 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Brown Publishing sells 11 papers". Cincinnati Business Courier. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  5. ^ "The Athens Messenger". Yellow Pages. YP Intellectual Property LLC. Retrieved August 24, 2012. 
  6. ^ "American Consolidated Media, About Us". American Consolidated Media. 2011. Retrieved August 26, 2012. 
  7. ^ "APG acquires three newspaper divisions from ACM". Retrieved 2014-08-22. 

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