Galion Inquirer

The Galion Inquirer is an American daily newspaper published in Galion, Ohio. It is owned by AIM Media Midwest.

Galion Inquirer
Typetwice weekly
Owner(s)AIM Media Midwest
PublisherVicki Taylor
EditorRachel Mendell
Foundedc. 1890
Headquarters129 Harding Way East,
Galion, Ohio 44833, United States
Circulation3,000 in 2005[1]
OCLC number16619599

In addition to Galion, the newspaper circulates in Crestline and Iberia. Ohio Community Newspapers also owns several weekly newspapers in nearby communities, including the Bellville Star of Bellville, Knox County Citizen of Fredericktown and the Morrow County Sentinel & Independent of Mount Gilead.

The Inquirer and its sister weeklies were owned by Hirt Publishing of Bellevue, Ohio, until August 2005, when they were purchased by Brown Publishing Company.[1]

Brown, a Cincinnati-based family business, declared bankruptcy and was reconstituted as Ohio Community Media in 2010.[2] The company, including the Inquirer, was purchased for an undisclosed sum in 2011 by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.[3]

In 2012 Versa merged Ohio Community Media, the former Freedom papers it had acquired, Impressions Media, and Heartland Publications into a new company, Civitas Media.[4] Civitas Media sold its Ohio papers to AIM Media Midwest in 2017.[5]


  1. ^ a b "New Publisher Named". The Cincinnati Post. via HighBeam Research. December 21, 2005. Archived from the original on April 15, 2016. Retrieved June 12, 2012. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Sanctis, Matt (September 3, 2010). "Court Approves Brown Sale of Assets". Springfield News-Sun. Springfield, Ohio. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Staff report (May 20, 2011). "Local Newspapers Under New Ownership". Springfield News-Sun. Springfield, Ohio. Retrieved June 12, 2012.
  4. ^ Business Wire, Versa Capital Announces the Formation of Civitas Media, LLC, retrieved April 10, 2017
  5. ^ "Quarterly Updates - 2nd Quarter 2017". Dirks, Van Essen & Murray. 2017-06-30. Retrieved 2017-10-28.

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