Marion's Chronicle-Tribune sold to Paxton

Dateline: Mon 02 Jul 2007

The feisty, blue-ribbon winning paper in Marion is now in the Paxton Media Group newspaper family, having been dumped by Gannett a month or so ago and put on the auction block.

Paxton is a privately-owned Southern and Midwest chain. According to Wikipedia, it has a rep of pushing its conservative politics on papers.

The good news is that the paper's presses will be started up again, and the CT will be printed in Marion. The Grant County community has seen more than its share of job losses and heartache; at least restoring a few jobs to printers in the area is positive.

Best of luck to the employees and the new owners.

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