The Herald-Standard newspaper traces its ancestry back to the Fayette Gazette and Union Advertiser which published its first edition on December 5, 1797.
The newspaper and the newspaper’s website, Heraldstandard.com - Uniontown Newspapers, Inc., is an independent family-owned media company. The media company was purchased in part by Stanley W. Calkins in the 1930s and has been family owned since that time. Calkins Media Inc. today owns five daily and one weekly newspaper in Pennsylvania, one daily newspaper in New Jersey, one weekly newspaper in Florida, two ABC affiliate television stations in Florida and one station in Alabama.
Heraldstandard.com has nearly 185 employees and it currently reaches over 168,000 readers in its local and surrounding markets.