The Repository

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The Repository
TypeDaily newspaper
FormatBroadsheet
Owner(s)GateHouse Media, Inc.
EditorRich Desrosiers
FoundedMarch 30, 1815 (1815-03-30), as The Ohio Repository[1]
Headquarters500 Market Avenue South,
Canton, Ohio 44702, United States
Circulation56,789 weekdays
53,386 Saturdays
69,638 Sundays in 2012[2]
Sister newspapersThe Independent
"The Review"
The Suburbanite
The Times-Reporter
ISSN0745-7545
WebsiteCantonRep.com

The Repository is an American daily local newspaper serving the Canton, Ohio area. It is currently owned by GateHouse Media.

History[edit]

Founded March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, it started as a weekly called The Ohio Repository, and began publishing seven days a week in 1892.[3] Historically, it had strong Republican connections, most notably with President William McKinley, who was married to Ida Saxton McKinley, the granddaughter of the paper's founder.[3] The paper would change from The Ohio Repository to The Canton Repository to the current The Repository.

Brush-Moore Newspapers purchased The Repository in 1927; Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore in 1967. Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business. It was acquired in April 2007 by GateHouse Media.[4] The paper has a staff of about 300.[5]

The Repository is related to three other Northeast Ohio newspapers, the dailies The Independent of Massillon, The Review of Alliance, Ohio and The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, and the weekly The Suburbanite in southern Summit County.

The Canton Daily News[edit]

The Repository purchased The Canton Daily News in 1927, the year after the gangland assassination of its editor Don Mellett.[6] Months before it was purchased, The Canton Daily News was awarded the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, "for its brave, patriotic and effective fight for the ending of a vicious state of affairs brought about by collusion between city authorities and the criminal element, a fight which had a tragic result in the assassination of the editor of the paper, Mr. Don R. Mellett".[7] Established in 1833 as the Stark County Democrat, The Canton Daily News ceased publication July 3, 1930.[8]

Sister publications[edit]

The Repository's sister publications include:[9]

  • The Independent
  • Friday Night Ohio
  • The Times-Reporter
  • The Alliance Review
  • Calendar of Ohio
  • The Suburbanite

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About The Ohio Repository". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
  2. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "The Repository". Canton Repository. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "GateHouse Media Completes Acquisition of 9 Publications in Northeastern Ohio and Central Illinois". GateHouse Media, Inc. April 11, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2008.
  5. ^ Strupp, Joe (June 21, 2007). "Missing Pregnant Woman Story Draws Record Interest for Ohio Paper". Editor and Publisher.
  6. ^ Kalan, Sherry. "Donald R. Mellett, 1969". Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  7. ^ "Canton (Ohio) Daily News". The 1927 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Public Service. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  8. ^ "About Canton daily news. (Canton, Ohio) 1912-1930". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  9. ^ "The Repository". The Repository. Retrieved 2015-11-02.

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