A Decades-Old Newspaper Battle Rambles On in Small-Town Pennsylvania

There aren’t many two-town newspapers left in the U.S., which is part of what makes Wilkes-Barre, a former coal town in Northeastern Pennsylvania, unique. With a steadily declining population that currently sits just south of 41,000, Wilkes-Barre is “the smallest market in America with competing daily newspapers,” says Larry Holeva, executive editor of The Citizens’ Voice, which is one of those two papers. The Times Leader is the other.

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