Plans to sell Gettysburg Times announced

Nov 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Evening Sun

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.

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Pink Eye

Emmaus, PA

#1 Nov 20, 2012
No casino, no jobs, and now no newspaper
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#3 Nov 20, 2012
I thought Hearst owned the Latrobe Bulletin, not Sample as stated in the article.
Buster

Latrobe, PA

#4 Nov 20, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
I thought Hearst owned the Latrobe Bulletin, not Sample as stated in the article.
That's because you are a f*cking idiot.
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#5 Nov 20, 2012
Buster wrote:
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That's because you are a f*cking idiot.
oh my god, I'm so upset.

Since: Oct 10

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#6 Nov 20, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
I thought Hearst owned the Latrobe Bulletin, not Sample as stated in the article.
Hearst owns 15 newspaper, Latrobe Bulletin is not one of them.
Costard

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Nov 21, 2012
Smart money is getting out of Gettysburg. The gangs have taken over, and the locals just continue to deny deny deny.

Name one other town similarly situated as Gettysburg with a street gang problem and a newspaper that has given up. Gettysburg is a sick sick place.
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#8 Nov 21, 2012
I thought there was a big money family associated with the Bulletin, isn't Scaife listed as an owner in the the little information box on the second page?

Some notable family is listed on the credits.

Who is this Sample family that owns 10 newspapers, small town newspapers, serving less than 10,000 people.

What is Sample's background, interests, affiliations?
reader

Washington, DC

#9 Nov 21, 2012
George Siegel-Bulletin: Richard Scaife-Trib
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#10 Nov 21, 2012
reader wrote:
George Siegel-Bulletin: Richard Scaife-Trib
Who's George Seigel? I thougth Sample owned the Bulletin according to the article?
reader

Washington, DC

#11 Nov 21, 2012
I meant to say Gary Siegel, what it says in bulletin as publisher, looking at now in paper
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#12 Nov 21, 2012
reader wrote:
I meant to say Gary Siegel, what it says in bulletin as publisher, looking at now in paper
Isn't George Segel the actor?...lol

Well, if Sample owns the Bulletin, and strives to own small town newspapers, I bet, my last dolla that there's a political agenda behind such a financially fruitless undertaking.
stop the press

Greensburg, PA

#13 Nov 21, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
<quoted text>Isn't George Segel the actor?...lol

Well, if Sample owns the Bulletin, and strives to own small town newspapers, I bet, my last dolla that there's a political agenda behind such a financially fruitless undertaking.
OMG you are correct. Anyone wanting to invest in small newspapers with circulations of less than 10,000 HAS a HUGE political agenda. It couldn't be that Sample News Group wants to keep the presses rolling in the small markets.
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#14 Nov 21, 2012
stop the press wrote:
<It couldn't be that Sample News Group wants to keep the presses rolling in the small markets.
Yes, that's true. It can't be a business endeavor, since these small newspapers do NOT make money. Hell, the Latrobe Bulletin claims to have a circulation of 7,500, but really? There are only 2,500 households in Latrobe, and probably only 20% buy the shitty newspaper, to use as bird cage liners.

So, do you actually believe that the other 6,000 newspapers go to 6,000 households out of Latrobe?

Ligonier and Derry have combined populations of 3,500 people, and Blairsville has a population of 2,000. Where do you think those newspapers go?
What?

Greensburg, PA

#15 Nov 21, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
<quoted text>Yes, that's true. It can't be a business endeavor, since these small newspapers do NOT make money. Hell, the Latrobe Bulletin claims to have a circulation of 7,500, but really? There are only 2,500 households in Latrobe, and probably only 20% buy the shitty newspaper, to use as bird cage liners.

So, do you actually believe that the other 6,000 newspapers go to 6,000 households out of Latrobe?

Ligonier and Derry have combined populations of 3,500 people, and Blairsville has a population of 2,000. Where do you think those newspapers go?
I was being sarcastic.

If you want the answers about the circulation, call the paper. They would be happy to provide you with the answers you desire.
Costard

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Nov 21, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
I thought there was a big money family associated with the Bulletin, isn't Scaife listed as an owner in the the little information box on the second page?
Some notable family is listed on the credits.
Who is this Sample family that owns 10 newspapers, small town newspapers, serving less than 10,000 people.
What is Sample's background, interests, affiliations?
Probably a straw man for the gangs. They need to launder their drug money somehow. Why not invest in the local newspaper and then purposely fail to report on the gang violence that is going in in Gettysburg??

Since: Oct 10

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#17 Nov 21, 2012
http://www.hearst.com/newspapers/
Oh Ye who is hitting the Judge icons I suggest you the open the above Hearst web site and enhance your knowledge of the newspapers owned by Hearst.
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#18 Nov 21, 2012
US FED wrote:
http://www.hearst.com/newspape rs/
Oh Ye who is hitting the Judge icons I suggest you the open the above Hearst web site and enhance your knowledge of the newspapers owned by Hearst.
But who is the Sample family that owns 15 small town newspapers?

Since: Apr 11

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#19 Nov 21, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
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But who is the Sample family that owns 15 small town newspapers?
http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20...

Info on Sample News Group
Bulletin bird cage liner

Greensburg, PA

#20 Nov 21, 2012
Paladinhgwt wrote:
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http://www.centralpennbusiness.com/article/20...
Info on Sample News Group
Yea, but that's just a little news blurb. Aren't there any articles on who this "family" is?

What are their philanthropies? What are their interests? Are they Republican or Democrats? Conservative or Liberal?

Where did their money come from? Where do they actually live?
Realist

Melbourne, FL

#21 Nov 21, 2012
Bulletin bird cage liner wrote:
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Yea, but that's just a little news blurb. Aren't there any articles on who this "family" is?
What are their philanthropies? What are their interests? Are they Republican or Democrats? Conservative or Liberal?
Where did their money come from? Where do they actually live?
What is your reason for wanting this type info?

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