The following excerpt was sent out from Editor & Publisher regarding two papers published by Community Newspaper Holdings, Inc.:
Chip Minemyer, editor and general manager of The Tribune-Democrat in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and general manager of The Times-News of Cumberland, Maryland, has been named the publisher in both markets, parent company CNHI announced Wednesday.
Minemyer was named editor of The Tribune-Democrat in 2004 and has been general manager in Johnstown and Cumberland since 2021. He also serves as publisher for Johnstown and Allegany magazines.
Minemyer said he is “humbled” that the company is entrusting in him the responsibility to lead media organizations in two markets — and two states.
He succeeds Robert Forcey as publisher in Cumberland and Johnstown.
A Penn State University graduate with a degree in communications, Minemyer has served at nearly every level of The Tribune-Democrat newsroom, first joining the newspaper as a copy editor in the Sports department before becoming sports editor, news editor and then editor.
He has also served as regional editor for CNHI’s newspapers in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, West Virginia and North Carolina.
“Chip has been an integral part of the community and our newspapers for some time,” Sharon A. Sorg, CNHI regional executive, said in announcing the move. “His experience, dedication and commitment to quality journalism will serve him and our communities well in his new role.”
“We look forward to seeing the newspapers grow under his leadership.”