2012-11-28 / Local & State

Plans To Sell Gettysburg Times Announced

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) – The family that owns The Gettysburg Times plans to sell the 9,300-circulation newspaper to George and Marlene Sample, with the deal expected to be final in about two months.

The sale was announced Monday by the Samples and the surviving family members of former Times publisher Phil Jones, who died last year.

George Sample is involved in ownership of 12 papers in five states, all with circulation below 10,000.

In Pennsylvania, those papers include The Daily News in Huntington, the Bedford Gazette, the Latrobe Bulletin, the Milton Standard, the News Chronicle of Shippensburg, The Morning- Times of Sayre and the Corry Journal.

Sample calls Gettysburg “a great market with a lot of opportunity.”

The deal includes The Gettysburg Companion magazine and the Times’ website, but not radio stations WGTY-FM or WGETAM.

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