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GateHouse names new publisher for NE Ohio papers

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The interim publisher of The Repository in Canton will continue leading the northeast Ohio newspaper on a permanent basis.

The Repository (http://bit.ly/19xjgqa ) reports 48-year-old Jim Porter also will serve as publisher of other GateHouse Ohio properties, including The Independent in Massillon and The Times-Reporter in the Dover and New Philadelphia area.

Brad Dennison, president of GateHouse Media's Large Daily Division, says Porter understands all sides of the business and respects the newsroom's role in serving its community.

Porter started at The Repository as circulation promotions manager in 1987. He was promoted to general manager in 2012 and served as interim publisher after Chris White left in August.

The Repository has a Sunday circulation of nearly 69,000.

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Information from: The Repository, http://www.cantonrep.com

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