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By TONY MULIERI | January 6, 2008
At our annual luncheon for our town correspondents over the holidays, it was mentioned that The Herald-Mail has run columns by the columnists since 1996. My, how time goes by. I can remember us talking about hiring people to write about the various towns in the county for the longest time. In '96, we recruited a handful of them, and now, we have 13 columnists writing weekly columns about their towns or areas of Hagerstown. Here's the lineup: · Monday - Jonathan Street, North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown.
NEWS
January 8, 2001
The Herald, The Mail have separate roles A couple of things you may not know about The Herald-Mail ... We are among a small number of newspaper companies that continue to publish two daily newspapers, Monday through Friday. Most of our Washington County readers are aware that we publish both, The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail. But many of our readers in West Virginia and Pennsylvania have never seen the Mail. To them, The Herald-Mail is only The Morning Herald.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 26, 2007
After 134 years of publishing two weekday papers, The Herald-Mail Co. is merging its morning and afternoon papers into one - The Herald-Mail - on Monday, Oct. 1. The merger will allow the company to reallocate resources from the afternoon paper to the company's Web sites and other digital initiatives, Publisher John League announced in July. The company pledges to carry in the merged edition every feature now found in either The Morning Herald or The Daily Mail. The company's history dates back to 1828, when The Daily Mail began publishing.
NEWS
September 19, 2005
First came The Daily Mail, in 1828. Then came The Morning Herald, in 1873. The two Hagerstown newspapers merged and moved into 25 Summit Ave. in 1920. Today, The Herald-Mail Co. continues to publish those two papers, plus combined Saturday and Sunday editions known as 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 and Frederick counties in Maryland; Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia; and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
By JOHN LEAGUE | July 29, 2007
In this space in October 2006, I alerted our readers that we would begin to study whether to continue to publish an afternoon paper in Hagerstown or merge The Daily Mail and The Morning Herald into one morning newspaper. Since then, many of you offered your opinions to me via e-mail, letter or in person when you saw me out and about in the community. In addition to that feedback, we've conducted an extensive readership study, asking scores of you if you would prefer an afternoon or morning paper, and what content you would like to see in a merged paper.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 1, 2007
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.
NEWS
By JOHN LEAGUE | September 28, 2008
Tomorrow morning, you might notice a slimmer Herald-Mail. With the Sept. 29th edition, we will be publishing a paper with pages that are 11 inches wide, a reduction of 1 1/2 inches from what you've been used to for the past four years. You also will notice a slightly new look. The latter has been in the planning stages for several years. The Herald-Mail was due for a redesign several years ago. We briefly contemplated doing so when we ceased publication of our afternoon paper about a year ago. It was at about that time that we decided we would cut down our press from a 50-inch format to 44 inches.
NEWS
by Tony Mulieri | August 17, 2003
When you begin a new project, your hope is that it gets off to a good start. That's what we were thinking when we ran the first announcement of our "Take Us On Vacation With You" promotion in the paper in May. We invited readers to take The Daily Mail, our afternoon paper, on vacation and told them if they had their photo taken with the paper in clear view, we'd run that photo upon their return. OK, a few weeks went by and we didn't hear anything. It was early, school was still in session.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 3, 2011
John League, The Herald-Mail's editor and publisher since 1995, plans to retire in July, capping a 32-year career with the company. League, 56, revealed his plans Monday during a series of meetings with Herald-Mail employees. There are "other things I want to do with my life," he said Tuesday during an interview. He didn't name anything specific, but said it will be fun deciding what to do next. Schurz Communications Inc., the Indiana-based company that owns The Herald-Mail, plans to have a replacement ready when League leaves.
NEWS
By TONY MULIERI | September 2, 2007
When the new Herald-Mail rolls off the press for the first time on Monday, Oct. 1, the combined edition of both The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail will offer readers the best of both papers. It will be like a new baby being born. That's always exciting. But with that in mind, there also will be a little bit of nostalgia in the newsroom. In essence, the new Herald-Mail also will mark the end of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail newspapers as we know them. Having worked on The Daily Mail for a number of years now, it has become like a favorite uncle I once knew.
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By ANDREW SCHOTZ | andrews@herald-mail.com | May 3, 2011
John League, The Herald-Mail's editor and publisher since 1995, plans to retire in July, capping a 32-year career with the company. League, 56, revealed his plans Monday during a series of meetings with Herald-Mail employees. There are "other things I want to do with my life," he said Tuesday during an interview. He didn't name anything specific, but said it will be fun deciding what to do next. Schurz Communications Inc., the Indiana-based company that owns The Herald-Mail, plans to have a replacement ready when League leaves.
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By JOHN LEAGUE | September 28, 2008
Tomorrow morning, you might notice a slimmer Herald-Mail. With the Sept. 29th edition, we will be publishing a paper with pages that are 11 inches wide, a reduction of 1 1/2 inches from what you've been used to for the past four years. You also will notice a slightly new look. The latter has been in the planning stages for several years. The Herald-Mail was due for a redesign several years ago. We briefly contemplated doing so when we ceased publication of our afternoon paper about a year ago. It was at about that time that we decided we would cut down our press from a 50-inch format to 44 inches.
NEWS
By TONY MULIERI | January 6, 2008
At our annual luncheon for our town correspondents over the holidays, it was mentioned that The Herald-Mail has run columns by the columnists since 1996. My, how time goes by. I can remember us talking about hiring people to write about the various towns in the county for the longest time. In '96, we recruited a handful of them, and now, we have 13 columnists writing weekly columns about their towns or areas of Hagerstown. Here's the lineup: · Monday - Jonathan Street, North Hagerstown and South Hagerstown.
NEWS
By ANDREW SCHOTZ | October 1, 2007
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.
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | September 26, 2007
After 134 years of publishing two weekday papers, The Herald-Mail Co. is merging its morning and afternoon papers into one - The Herald-Mail - on Monday, Oct. 1. The merger will allow the company to reallocate resources from the afternoon paper to the company's Web sites and other digital initiatives, Publisher John League announced in July. The company pledges to carry in the merged edition every feature now found in either The Morning Herald or The Daily Mail. The company's history dates back to 1828, when The Daily Mail began publishing.
NEWS
By TONY MULIERI | September 2, 2007
When the new Herald-Mail rolls off the press for the first time on Monday, Oct. 1, the combined edition of both The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail will offer readers the best of both papers. It will be like a new baby being born. That's always exciting. But with that in mind, there also will be a little bit of nostalgia in the newsroom. In essence, the new Herald-Mail also will mark the end of The Morning Herald and The Daily Mail newspapers as we know them. Having worked on The Daily Mail for a number of years now, it has become like a favorite uncle I once knew.
NEWS
By JOHN LEAGUE | July 29, 2007
In this space in October 2006, I alerted our readers that we would begin to study whether to continue to publish an afternoon paper in Hagerstown or merge The Daily Mail and The Morning Herald into one morning newspaper. Since then, many of you offered your opinions to me via e-mail, letter or in person when you saw me out and about in the community. In addition to that feedback, we've conducted an extensive readership study, asking scores of you if you would prefer an afternoon or morning paper, and what content you would like to see in a merged paper.
NEWS
by BOB MAGINNIS | July 13, 2006
I covered my first Washington County Commissioners meeting in May 1973 as a reporter for The Daily Mail. The five-member board met in a room in the Courthouse Annex, with two commissioners facing two others and the board's president facing the press table. Visitors sat behind the commissioners, sometimes looking over their shoulders. And if there had been 20 there, the room would have been elbow to elbow. Visitors were discouraged somewhat by the fact that smoking was allowed, including cigars.
NEWS
September 19, 2005
First came The Daily Mail, in 1828. Then came The Morning Herald, in 1873. The two Hagerstown newspapers merged and moved into 25 Summit Ave. in 1920. Today, The Herald-Mail Co. continues to publish those two papers, plus combined Saturday and Sunday editions known as 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 and Frederick counties in Maryland; Berkeley, Jefferson and Morgan counties in West Virginia; and Franklin and Fulton counties in Pennsylvania.
NEWS
by Tony Mulieri | August 17, 2003
When you begin a new project, your hope is that it gets off to a good start. That's what we were thinking when we ran the first announcement of our "Take Us On Vacation With You" promotion in the paper in May. We invited readers to take The Daily Mail, our afternoon paper, on vacation and told them if they had their photo taken with the paper in clear view, we'd run that photo upon their return. OK, a few weeks went by and we didn't hear anything. It was early, school was still in session.
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