Offices of the Record Herald
|Owner(s)||AIM Media Midwest|
|Founded||December 11, 1858, as Washington Herald|
|Headquarters||757 W. Elm St.,|
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160, United States
|Circulation||5,143 daily in 2011|
Founded as a weekly in 1858, the Herald has published daily since at least 1916. Two dailies, The Record-Republican and the Washington C.H. Herald, merged in 1937 to form the current newspaper, which was known as the Washington C.H. Record-Herald before dropping the city name and the hyphen in 1972.
The newspaper was owned by Cincinnati's Brown Publishing Company before that company went bankrupt and was reconstituted as Ohio Community Media in 2010. The company, including the Record Herald, was purchased for an undisclosed sum in 2011 by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.
In 2012 Versa merged Ohio Community Media, former Freedom papers it had acquired, Impressions Media, and Heartland Publications into a new company, Civitas Media. Civitas Media sold its Ohio papers to AIM Media Midwest in 2017.
- "About Washington Herald 1858-1860". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Self-reported circulation figure in Record Herald Rate Card dated October 1, 2011.
- "About Washington Herald 1916-1921". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- "About Washington C.H. Record-Herald". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 11, 2012.
- Sanctis, Matt (September 3, 2010). "Court Approves Brown Sale of Assets". Springfield News-Sun. Springfield, Ohio. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Staff report (May 20, 2011). "Local Newspapers Under New Ownership". Springfield News-Sun. Springfield, Ohio. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
- Business Wire, Versa Capital Announces the Formation of Civitas Media, LLC, retrieved April 10, 2017
- "Quarterly Updates - 2nd Quarter 2017". Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-10-28.
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