HAGERSTOWN - Two daily newspapers have become one today.
The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail, which each served Washington County and beyond for more than 100 years, are now The Herald-Mail.
The 179-year-old Daily Mail and the 134-year-old Morning Herald each printed their last editions on Friday.
The Herald-Mail Co. and its parent company, Schurz Communications Inc., merged the two papers into a morning edition because of declining evening readership - which fits a nationwide trend - and to devote more attention to digital news operations, which are growing rapidly, Publisher John League said.
League said many readers were satisfied when they heard that the price of the paper would stay the same and all of the comic strips would be retained.