Podcasts provide summaries of stories

September 24, 2006

First came The Daily Mail, in 1828. Then came The Morning Herald, in 1873.

The two Hagerstown newspapers merged in 1920.

Today, The Herald-Mail Co., at 100 Summit Ave., publishes those two papers, plus combined Saturday and Sunday editions called The Herald-Mail.

The Daily Mail, an afternoon paper, circulates mainly in Washington County, which is the focus of most of its local stories.

The Morning Herald, a morning paper, covers Washington County in Maryland; Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia; and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.


The Herald-Mail reaches the Tri-State region.

As of July 2006, The Daily Mail's circulation was about 12,300 and The Morning Herald's circulation was about 20,900.

The Herald-Mail's circulation was about 33,700 on Saturday and 37,600 on Sunday.

An interactive Web site with news, sports, lifestyle stories, event listings and much more averages more than 4 million page views per month.

The newspaper podcasts a summary of the day's top stories through audio files at

The newspaper prints special publications during the year and has started a magazine called Elegant Living.

A new division has published three books of historical Washington County pictures, a book saluting the county's veterans and a book showcasing the work of the newspaper's staff photographers.

The Herald-Mail Co. is owned by Schurz Communications of South Bend, Ind., which also owns Antietam Cable Television in Hagerstown.

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