Times-Shamrock to Buy Pottsville Daily

By: Lucia Moses

Scranton, Pa.-based publisher and broadcaster Times-Shamrock Communications said Thursday it will buy the Pottsville (Pa.) Republican & Evening Herald from J.H. Zerbey Newspapers Inc.

The evening Republican and Saturday Evening Herald will complement Times-Shamrock’s existing News-Item in Shamokin, Pa., and The Citizens’ Voice in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and extend its reach in Pennsylvania, where it also publishes the Scranton Tribune and The Scranton Times and Sunday Times.

The Republican, weekday circulation 28,613, and Herald, weekend circulation 31,779, will become Times-Shamrock‘s third largest daily and second biggest weekend paper.

The deal, whose terms were not disclosed, is expected to close on or about July 31.

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