Ball Publishing Company founded in 1968 by John and Carol Ball in Southwestern Ohio has been acquired by Brothers’ Publishing Company LLC, a media company owned by Fred and Keith Foutz, two long time newspaper executives.

Their first acquisition has been from Ball Publishing Company, a family owned weekly newspaper with a distribution of 28,000 in southwestern Ohio. Both Foutz brothers are Ohio natives and have spent their careers in the newspaper industry with over 70 years of combined experience. The Foutz brothers are buying the assets of Ball Publishing Company for an undisclosed amount.

Fred, who will be the President and Publisher of Brothers Publishing Company, looks forward to the challenges this opportunity presents and the opportunity of returning home. He believes the Early Bird has a strong community print product and looks forward to improving it even more.

Keith, who will remain in Oregon, will be the CEO and said he is equally excited about this wonderful opportunity that Carol Ball has provided. He has been pursuing this property for well over a decade and he is pleased his persistence finally brought positive results.

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