Weekly Newspaper Transactions, Part II

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By: Jennifer Saba

Here is the second part of E&P’s list of weekly newspaper transactions for the first half of 2005.

For an alphabetical list of newspapers in states starting with letters A-M, see Part I of our list.

Please send all newspaper transactions to jsaba@editorandpublisher.com.


NEW HAMPSHIRE
Cabinet Press Inc., 7,000
Seller: Frank and Martha Manley
Buyer: Independent Publications Inc.
Broker: Cribb & Associates

Mountain Ear, 15,000
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: Salmon Press
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

NORTH DAKOTA
Devil?s Lake County Peddler, 20,300
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

NEVADA
CityLife, 72,000
Seller: Wick Communications Co.
Buyer: Stephens Media Group
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Las Vegas Business Press, 5,000
Seller: Wick Communications Co.
Buyer: Stephens Media Group
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Las Vegas Senior Press, 40,000
Seller: Wick Communications Co.
Buyer: Stephens Media Group
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray


NEW YORK
Steuben Courier-Advocate, 11,000
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Saugerties Mountain Pennysaver, 21,700
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Saugerties Post Star, 8,400
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Images of Herkimer County, 8,500
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Penn Yan Chronicle-Express, 3,400
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Hornell Canisteo Penn-E-Saver, 13,400
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Dansville-Wayland Pennysaver, 9,700
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Mohawk Valley Pennysaver, 12,500
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Horseheads Shopper, 173,700
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Allegany County Pennysaver, 72,800
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Catskill Shopper, 41,200
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

OHIO
Price Hill Press, 6,300
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Delhi Press, 10,700
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Western Hills Press, 19,400
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Northwest Press, 16,000
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Hilltop News-Press
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Forest Hills Journal, 12,600
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Clermont Community Journal, 22,000
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

North Clermont Community Journal, 6,400
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Milford Miami Advertiser, 8,900
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Indian Hill Journal, 2,000
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Suburban Life, 6,900
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Eastern Hills Journal, 12,300
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Northeast Suburban Life, 7,600
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Tri-County Press, 7,000
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Bethel Journal, 1,400
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Mason Community Press, 12,000
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Loveland Herald, 6,400
Seller: HomeTown Communications Network Inc.
Buyer: Gannett Co.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

OREGON
Seaside Signal, 5,500
Seller: Semaphore Communications, LLC
Buyer: Seaside Signal Inc.
Broker: Cribb & Associates

PENNSYLVANIA
Home News, 4,500
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: Robert Carter
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

Moscow Villager, 5,000
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Carbondale Villager, 2,300
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

SOUTH CAROLINA
The Pageland Progressive-Journal, 4,261
Seller: Brian and Jane Hough
Buyer: Landmark Community Newspaper
No broker listed.

TEXAS
Keller Citizen, 34,000
Seller: Bill and Sandra Lewis
Buyer: Knight Ridder
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

Burleson Star, 4,714
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

Crowley Star, 1,434
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

Joshua Star, 1,106
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

Alvarado Star, 583
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

Keene Star, 725
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

South Tarrant Star, 893
Seller: Susan Hutson and James Moody
Buyer: Ike Massey
Broker: Rickenbacher Media

VERMONT
Vermont Media Partnership, 13,000
Seller: Not listed
Buyer: New England Newspapers Inc. (MediaNews Group)
Broker: W.B. Grimes & Co.

VIRGINIA
Mechanicsville Local, 25,000
Seller: Richmond Suburban Newspapers Inc.
Buyer: Media General Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Goochland Central Virginia Gazette, 10,000
Seller: Richmond Suburban Newspapers Inc.
Buyer: Media General Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Louisa Central Virginia Gazette, 12,500
Seller: Richmond Suburban Newspapers Inc.
Buyer: Media General Inc.
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

WASHINGTON
Pacific Publishing Co., 84,140
Seller: Pacific Publishing Co.
Buyer: Peter Bernhard
Broker: Cribb & Associates

WEST VIRGINIA
Keyser Weekender-Mountain Echo, 5,500
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

Keyser Today?s Shopper, 14,800
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

WISCONSIN
Clintonville Tribune-Gazette, 2,600
Seller: Liberty Group Publishing Inc.
Buyer: Fortress Investment Group, LLC
Broker: Dirks, Van Essen & Murray

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