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Sentinel-Tribune in Bowling Green has a new editor; publisher steps down

September 5, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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AIM Media Midwest, LLC announced today the appointment of Marie Thomas-Baird as editor of the Sentinel-Tribune newspaper [in Bowling Green, Ohio].

In addition, Karmen Concannon is stepping down as publisher.

Thomas-Baird began at the Sentinel-Tribune as a general assignment reporter in August 1991 and she was named education editor in 1998.

She brings extensive leadership experience to her new position having served as Ohio president and national vice president of United State Junior Chamber (Jaycees). She was chapter president of the Bowling Green Jaycees from 1998-1999.

A graduate of Otsego High School and the University of Toledo, she worked for nearly two years as a reporter in Malone, New York, prior to moving back to Ohio.

Thomas-Baird has won first and second place Associated Press awards for best explanatory writer and, in December 2019, her story about how a local community college president wanted to end the stigma of two-year colleges was published in U.S. News & World Report and in numerous other newspapers across the country.

She is a graduate of Leadership BG and past president of the Altrusa Club of Findlay.

“I understand the importance for our readers to be able to access local news in the Sentinel-Tribune and I plan to continue providing timely and relevant stories,” Thomas-Baird said.

Karmen Concannon
Karmen Concannon

Effective Sept. 1, Concannon steps down as publisher and assumes her new role as Director of Development within University Advancement at Bowling Green State University.

Concannon has worked at the Sentinel-Tribune for over 20 years and she has served as publisher since June 2012.

In addition, she has served on numerous industry boards and committees during her newspaper career including Ohio News Media Association and Ohio League of Home Dailies as well as a variety of civic boards and committees including Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, ACT BG, Business Council Project Team, Inaugural Chamber BG Expo, Bowling Green Rotary, BGSU Alumni Board, American Cancer Society Daffodils Committee, Project Homeless Connect, and Zonta. She is a graduate of 2012 Leadership BG.

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