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MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — A veteran journalist has been named the new editor of the Independent newspaper in Massillon.
Veronica Van Dress has been serving as the newspaper's interim editor since July and replaces Joe Shaheen.
The Independent reports (http://bit.ly/19m9hpo) that Van Dress had been assistant managing editor/news at The Independent's sister paper, The Repository.
The 50-year-old Van Dress is responsible for all editorial content and digital strategies, and will work to build strong enterprise packages.
Van Dress began her career with The Repository in 2002 as the education writer, covering Canton City Schools and other Stark County districts, higher education, Catholic and charter schools and education issues.
She won first place for investigative reporting from the Ohio Associated Press for her education coverage.
Information from: The Independent, http://www.indeonline.com