About Us

In 1873, the Lorain County News, which began publication on March 7, 1860, merged with the Oberlin Times (Oberlin, Ohio: 1872) to form the Oberlin News.

In 1874, the Oberlin News (Oberlin, Ohio: 1873) merged with the Amherst Free Press and became The Oberlin Weekly News.

In 1891, the The Oberlin Weekly News changed its title to the Oberlin News.

In 1930, the Oberlin News (Oberlin, Ohio: 1891) merged with the Oberlin Tribune to become the Oberlin News-Tribune.

It was later sold to Mayo Wood a former Journal employee. He sold the News-Tribune to the Gazette publishing company in Bellevue in 1988. Brown Publishing purchased the News-Tribune and all the Gazette Publishing papers in 2006.

In 2012 the paper was purchased by a new media company, Civitas Media, operating from North Carolina.

In 2017, AIM Media Midwest bought all Civitas’ Ohio holdings, as well as a single newspaper in West Virginia.

Through the delivery of targeted news and advertising, the company strives to provide the highest quality subscriber and advertiser vehicles to our business customers and information consumers.

Today, the Oberlin News-Tribune has a circulation of just under 1,000 households.