Ada Herald

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Ada Herald
Owner(s)Delphos Herald Inc.
EditorSteven Coburn-Griffi
Headquarters229 N Main St, Ada, Hardin County, Ohio 45810
OCLC number16701983

The Ada Herald is an Ohio weekly newspaper covering Hardin County and parts of Allen and Hancock counties.

History & Ownership[edit]

Starting in June 1885, U.S.G. Cherry, S.B. Wagner, and W.W. Poultney, graduates of Ohio Normal University, started publishing a "monthly review of the school and societies" from the office of the local newspaper, the Ada Record. It was intended to keep alumni of Ohio Normal University up-to-date on university happenings.[2] The publication grew in popularity and became known as the University Herald.[3] M.L. Snyder and Ralph Parlette bought the Herald in 1895[4] and changed its name to the Ada Herald in 1916.[5][6]

Barton Snyder, son of M. L. Snyder, sold the paper to Brown Publishing Co. in 1966.[7] When the Brown Publishing Co. went bankrupt in 2010 the Ada Herald as well as the Van Wert Times Bulletin were purchased for $3.6 million by Delphos Herald Inc.[8][9]


  1. ^ "Ada Herald". Retrieved 24 Aug 2018.
  2. ^ "The Ada Herald History". The Ada Herald. Retrieved 24 Aug 2018.
  3. ^ "O.N.U. History". The Lima News. 27 Jun 1905.
  4. ^ "Personals". The Daily Herald. 13 Dec 1899.
  5. ^ "Ada Paper Changes Name". Richwood Gazette. 7 Sep 1916.
  6. ^ The Vedanta Kesari. Sri Ramakrishna Math. 1997. p. 16.
  7. ^ "Brown Buys Ada Paper". Xenia Daily Gazette. 7 Apr 1966.
  8. ^ Eltman, Frank (31 Jul 2010). "Judge OKs sale of Ohio-based newspaper chain Brown". The Times Recorder.
  9. ^ Sanctis, Matt (8 Aug 2010). "Court records tell the story of Brown Publishing bankruptcy case". Springfield News-Sun.

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