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The News Journal is an American daily newspaper and multimedia site ( published five days per week (Tuesday-Saturday) in Wilmington, Ohio, covering Clinton County. It is owned by AIM Media, based in McAllen, Texas.The newspaper traces its history back to two weeklies, the Clinton Republican (begun in 1838 as the Western Whig, name changed the next year), and The Wilmington Journal (founded 1868), that merged into The Journal-Republican in 1912. The Wilmington News Journal was founded by W.J. Galvin on Oct. 15, 1915, originally called the Wilmington Daily News.In 1916, it merged with the semi-weekly Journal Republican and became known as the Wilmington Daily News Journal. It was owned by the Galvin family until it was sold to the Brown Publishing Company in 1986. In 2010, Brown declared bankruptcy and was reconstituted as Ohio Community Media, which later became part of Civitas/Versa. The company, including the News Journal, was purchased for an undisclosed sum in 2011 by Versa Capital Management.In 2012 Versa merged Ohio Community Media, former Freedom papers it had acquired, Impressions Media, and Heartland Publicationsinto a new company, Civitas Media. Civitas Media sold its Ohio papers to AIM Media in 2017.
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Barr, Thomas
Cooper, Rose
Hamilton, John

Robinson, Shawn
Sexton, Matt

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