The Times of Northwest Indiana
The July 6, 2002 front page of The Times
|Headquarters||601 45th Ave.
Munster, IN 46321
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The paper was founded on June 18, 1906, as The Lake County Times. Its founder, Simon McHie, was a native of a small town along the Niagara River in Canada. In 1933, the name was changed to The Hammond Times, and it became an afternoon paper serving Hammond, Whiting, and East Chicago. In May 1962, the McHie family sold the publication to Robert S. Howard. The paper expanded to all of northwest Indiana in 1967 and dropped Hammond from its masthead to become simply The Times. Offices were moved to Munster in 1989, and the paper began morning delivery and began printing different editions based on distribution region. The Howard papers were bought in April 2002 by Lee Enterprises.
The Times prints different editions based on delivery region. The three major news regions are:
- Munster (northern Lake County and adjacent suburbs in Illinois)
- Crown Point (southern Lake County)
- Valparaiso (Porter and LaPorte counties)
The Times also prints three different editions each day to provide complete coverage to its readers:
- Porter, including Porter County, Indiana and LaPorte County, Indiana
- South, including southern Lake County, Indiana
- North, including northern Lake County, Indiana and the southeast suburbs of Cook County, Illinois
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