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Baldwin Wallace is new ONMA collegiate member

The ONMA Board of Trustees welcomes The Exponent, the student publication of Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, as our newest collegiate member.


Bill Hudnutt joins ONMA Board of Trustees

Bill Hudnutt, president of Lorain County Printing & Publishing and publisher of The Chronicle-Telegram, has joined the ONMA Board of Trustees.


Canadian tariffs confirmed of 0-22% on newsprint

Preliminary tariffs on Canadian newsprint ranging from 0-22% were approved this week by the U.S. Dept. of Commerce. The original request from the single mill in Washington state that complained was for 54.97%. These are on top of duties already being charged.


Centralized municipal tax filing registrations gain momentum

The deadline passed March 1 for businesses with a calendar year-end to opt in for centralized filing of municipal net profits taxes for the 2018 tax year, but registration remains open for businesses with fiscal years that don’t match the calendar.


ONMA joins support of ‘Journalism Competition & Preservation Act’

The Ohio News Media Association is one of numerous media organizations that signed on to support a bill introduced in Congress on March 7 to allow media groups to jointly bargain for fair compensation from large Web companies such as Facebook and Google.


Zinser update: NLRB ruling on independent contractors is concerning

In my last column, I highlighted a recent case called Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors, Inc., because it overruled the National Labor Relations Board’s controversial Browning-Ferris decision. That was great news for Employers everywhere.


Column: 40 percent postal rate hike could be devastating

The Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) may not be top of mind to most Americans, but the decisions they make affect each and every one of us. For more than a decade, the PRC has provided oversight of the United States Postal Service and its pricing. And now, the PRC wants to drastically increase postal rates in a move that would be devastating.


Google will share more data; prioritize stories for readers who subscribe

Google users who subscribe to newspapers will find articles from those publications appearing higher in their search results, part of the tech giant’s efforts to help media companies find and retain paying readers, according to people familiar with the matter.


Lima News guest columnist talks about why she loves her local newspaper

Newspapers have changed significantly in my lifetime. If you’re a millennial or younger, you might not realize what an integral part of daily existence the newspaper once was, and why it continues to be important, especially in the local community.


Ogden to buy Virginia newspapers

The Winchester (Va.) Star on Tuesday reported that The Ogden Newspapers Inc. has agreed to buy Byrd Newspapers, including The Star. The transaction is expected to close at the end of March.

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