Media Moves

Six Akron Beacon Journal weeklies to close operations

February 23, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from the Akron Beacon Journal:

Six weekly newspapers in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Tallmadge, Twinsburg, Nordonia Hills and Aurora will cease print publication in late March.

The free distribution weeklies, published by Akron Beacon Journal owner Gannett Co., have faced significant business challenges in recent years due to a decline in print advertising and readers adopting digital news sources.

The final editions of the News-Leader, Twinsburg Bulletin and Aurora Advocate will be on March 22. The Stow Sentry, Falls News-Press and Tallmadge Express will cease publication March 26.

The Hudson Hub-Times will continue print publication on Sundays.

News coverage from these communities will remain online at, which is staffed by Summit County’s largest team of local journalists. Weekly email newsletters will continue in some of the communities.

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