Newspapers in Ohio

The rise and progress of the public press in the two valleys, as herewith subjoined, is as nearly correct as the same can be given. The newspaper, having become the most potent intellectual engine in the world, to sway the public mind, the historian tails in his duty as compiler of events unless his report of the public press goes side by side with the statistics of population and physical and mental development.

Coshocton Country Press, - At Coshocton,

Age, republican in politics, founded in 1824, edited by W. T. Collier, and circulation about 1,200; Democrat, democratic in politics, founded in 1840, edited by J. C. Fisher, and circulation about 1,000.

Morgan County Press. - At McConnellsville,
Herald, republican in politics, founded in 1842, edited by Kahler & Foulke, and circulation about 1,800;
Democrat, democratic in politics, founded in 1871, edited by F. A. Davis and circulation about 800.

Muskingum County Press. - At Zanesville,
Courier, republican in politics, founded in 1800, edited by Newman & Dodd, and circulation about 3,100;
Signal, democratic in politics, founded in 1864, edited by James T. Irvine, and circulation about 1,800;
City Times, independent in politics, founded in 1852, edited by W. W. Pyle, and circulation about 800;
Farmers' and Mechanics' Advocate, independent in politics, founded in 1870, edited by J. T. Shryock, and circulation about 1,400;
Blandy's Monthly, independent in politics, founded in 1867, and edited by H. & F. Blandy.

Stark County Press. - At Alliance,
Leader, Monitor, Review, Telegraph, four in all, edited by W. M. Phelps, M. McClellan, S. J. McKee, and J. W. Gillespie, an aggregate circulation of 5,000;
Repository, at Canton, the republican in politics, founded in 1815, edited by Josiah Hartzell, and circulation about 2,400;
Stark County Democrat, democratic in politics, founded in 1875, edited by A. McGregor, and circulation about 2,200;
Staats Zeitung, democratic in politics, founded in 1875, edited by N. Montag & Co., and circulation about 1,340;
Times, democratic in politics, edited by M. A. Stewart, and circulation about 1,300;
Independent, at Massillon, the republican in politics, founded in 1863, edited by Welker & Taylor, and circulation about 700; the American, independent in politics, edited by S. & J. Hoover, and circulation about 800;
Commercial, at Minerva, the republican in politics, founded in 1868, edited by Weaver Brothers, and circulation about 700.

Tuscarawas County Press. - At New Philadelphia,
Ohio Democrat, democratic in politics, founded in 1830, edited by Matthews, Elliott & Co., and circulation about 1,400; the Advocate, republican in politics, founded in 1819, edited by J. L. McIlvaine, and circulation about 1,500;
Beobachter, democratic in politics, founded in 1871, edited by Walter & Minning and circulation about 1,000;
Reporter, at Dover, the Independent in politics, founded in 1871, edited by R. Watson, and circulation about 900;
Argus, at New Comerstown, the republican in politics, founded in 1870, edited by George McClelland, and circulation about 1,000;
Chronicle, at Uhrichsville, the epublican in politics, founded in 1865, edited by W. A. Pittinger, and circulation about 1,300.

Washington County Press. - At Marietta,
Mariettian Independent in politics, founded in 1865, published by the Steam Printing Company, and circulation about 1,500;
Register, republican in politics, founded in 1801, edited by E. K. Alderman and circulation about 2,500;
Times, democratic in politics, founded in 1864, edited by S. McMillen, and circulation about 1,400;
Zeitung, neutral in politics, founded in 1808, edited by Jacob Mueller, and circulation about 800;
Courier, at Belpre, the neutral in politics, and edited by T. H. Winchester.

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Source: Ohio Annals, Historic Events, Tuscarawas and Muskingum Valleys, The State of Ohio, Edited by C. H. Mitchener, 1876

 



 

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