The Bellevue Gazette

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The Bellevue Gazette
Type Bi-Weekly Newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Civitas Media
Editor Amber Hatten
Founded 1851 (1851), as Bellevue Gazette, and Huron, Seneca, Erie and Sandusky Advertiser[1]
Headquarters 212 W. Main Street,
Bellevue, Ohio 44811, United States
Circulation 2,460 daily in 2007[2]
OCLC number 11035646
Website thebellevuegazette.com

The Bellevue Gazette was an American bi-weekly newspaper published Wednesdays and Saturdays in Bellevue, Ohio. It was owned by Civitas Media, a subsidiary of Versa Capital Management.

First appearing as a short-lived weekly newspaper in 1851,[1] The Bellevue Gazette was 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]

On June 1, 2016, the Bellevue Gazette published its final addition after Civitas Media announced both the Bellevue paper and the Clyde Enterprise would be shuttered. [7]

References[edit]

  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". DirksVanEssen.com. 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. 
  7. ^ Civitas Media (May 31, 2016). "Gazette closing its doors". Bellevue Gazette. Bellevue, Ohio. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 

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