Indiana Newspaper Folds Amid Pandemic

Apr 14, 2020

 

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CLINTON, Ind. (AP) — A small western Indiana newspaper has folded, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Publisher George “Sonny” Carey says Friday’s editions of The Daily Clintonian in the Vermillion County community of Clinton were its last.

Carey says COVID-19 and the resulting lack of advertising revenue was the final straw for the paper.

He says he "wanted to keep it open, but it’s not viable.

Carey operated the newspaper with his sister, Diane Waugh. Their parents bought the newspaper in 1936. Carey said he’tried to sell the paper and it’s parent printing company, Clinton Color Crafters, for the past 14 months.