Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

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Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

Post by genlock » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:44 pm

The owners of the Charleston Gazette-Mail agreed Monday to take the company into Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Wheeling Newspapers is currently the high bidder to assume ownership of the company.

The company, operated by the Nutting family, owns more than 40 daily newspapers across the nation, including the Wheeling, Parkersburg, Martinsburg and Elkins newspapers in West Virginia.
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Re: Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

Post by genlock » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:46 pm

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Re: Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

Post by genlock » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:51 pm

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - The City of Charleston has received WARN notices from the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

According to Mayor Danny Jones, the Charleston Gazette-Mail will lay off around 206 employees being laid off on or around Friday, March 30th, 2018.

"I am extremely saddened by what is basically the end of an era. Hopefully, the new owners will give the current employees a new opportunity," said Mayor Jones.

Mayor Jones also said the Charleston Gazette-Mail is being sold to Wheeling Newspapers.
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Re: Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

Post by genlock » Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:59 pm

Andrea Lannom, Reporter for the Charleston Newspapers is Hosting for WV PBS on the evening Legislative show.
Replacing Beth Voorhees. Maybe she escaped just in time. Charleston Newspapers does the printing for the Logan Banner and the Huntington Newspaper, maybe others too. If the Gazette can't make it, How does the Huntington paper survive?
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Re: Charleston Gazette-Mail Bankrupt, To be sold.

Post by genlock » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:11 pm

I wonder who else bid on the Charleston Newspaper package?
I would've Expected John Raese or Marshall Reynolds to at least sniff around.
I suspect these two might not be the Chilton's choice.
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