The Wayne Independent

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The Wayne Independent
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) GateHouse Media
Publisher Michelle Hessling
Editor Greg Little
Founded February 7, 1878 (1878-02-07), as Wayne Semi-Weekly Independent[1]
Headquarters 220 Eighth Street,
Honesdale, Pennsylvania 18431, United States
Circulation 4,200 daily[2]
ISSN 0899-479X

The Wayne Independent is an American daily newspaper published Tuesdays through Saturdays in Honesdale, Pennsylvania. It is owned by GateHouse Media.

It is the only daily serving Wayne County, Pennsylvania. It was founded as a semiweekly publication in 1878.[1]

In addition to its daily product, The Wayne Independent produces three weekly newspapers serving nearby communities:

The weeklies share a publisher and executive editor with The Independent, but are based in separate offices. In 2012, The Villager moved out of its Moscow office and now shares the Carbondale office with the Carbondale News.


  1. ^ a b "About The Wayne Independent". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Distribution varies seasonally between 3,900 and 4,500 per day": self-reported figure at "About Us". Retrieved May 25, 2012. 

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