The Dominion Post (Morgantown)

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The Dominion Post
Dominion Post (Morgantown) logo.jpg
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The March 2, 2012 front page of The Dominion Post
PublisherDavid A. Raese
EditorGeri Ferrara
Managing editorsPam Queen
News editorKathy Plum
Sports editorDrew Rubenstein
Photo editorRon Rittenhouse[1]
Founded1973 (1973)[2]
Headquarters1251 Earl L Core Road
Morgantown, West Virginia 26505
United States

The Dominion Post is the only commercial daily newspaper in Morgantown, West Virginia. It formed from the merger of the Morgantown New Dominion and the Morgantown News into the Morgantown Dominion-News which, in turn, merged with the Morgantown Post. The term New Dominion was a reference to Virginia's state nickname of "Old Dominion", referencing the separation of West Virginia from Virginia in 1863.

While it dominates the local market, the Dominion Post has competition with the Fairmont Times-West Virginian in the rural counties surrounding morgantown. As Morgantown is considered part of the Pittsburgh television market, the Dominion Post has a news partnership with KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, serving as a second news partner to the station alongside the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, covering West Virginia topics for the station.[citation needed]

The newspaper is owned by John Raese and his brother David Raese. John Raese was an unsuccessful Republican candidate for the United States Senate in 1984, 2006, and 2011 and for Governor in 1988. He also owns the West Virginia Radio Corporation and its Metro News division, however, the two news operations do not share resources.


The Dominion Post traces its roots to 1864 when The Morgantown Weekly Post was founded. In 1876, the other predecessor of the paper, The New Dominion was founded. In 1930, The New Dominion became The Dominion News. Around this time, the two papers formed the West Virginia Newspaper Publishing Company and consolidated their publishing operations. It was not until 1973 that the two papers officially merged and became The Dominion Post.[2]

Online Edition[edit]

The Dominion Post had a free online edition available since 1996, but switched to a paid service in January 2005. The system runs on a custom software platform[citation needed] that allows users to see and navigate the same version of the print edition online.

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  1. ^ "Contacting The Dominion Post by The Dominion Post". Retrieved 2012-03-02.
  2. ^ a b "Mission Statement and History - About The Dominion Post by The Dominion Post". Retrieved 2012-03-02.

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