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The Repository

Updated: 2017-05-03T20:43Z
The Repository
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GateHouse Media, Inc.
PublisherJames A. Porter
EditorRich Desrosiers
FoundedMarch 30, 1815 (1815-03-30), as The Ohio Repository[1]
Headquarters500 Market Avenue South,
Canton, Ohio 44702, United States
Circulation56,789 weekdays
53,386 Saturdays
69,638 Sundays in 2012[2]
Sister newspapersThe Independent
"The Review"
The Suburbanite
The Times-Reporter

The Repository is an American daily newspaper serving the greater Canton, Ohio, area. It is currently owned by GateHouse Media.


Founded March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, it started as a weekly called The Ohio Repository, and began publishing seven days a week in 1892.[3] Historically, it had strong Republican connections, most notably with President William McKinley, who was married to the granddaughter of the paper's founder.[3] The paper would change from The Ohio Repository to The Canton Repository to the current The Repository.

Brush-Moore Newspapers purchased the paper in 1927; Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore in 1967. Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business. It was acquired in April 2007 by GateHouse Media.[4]

The paper has a staff of about 300.[5]

The Repository is related to three other Northeast Ohio newspapers, the dailies The Independent of Massillon, The Review of Alliance, Ohio and The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, and the weekly The Suburbanite in southern Summit County.

Sister Publications

The Repository's sister publications include:[6]

  • The Independent
  • Friday Night Ohio
  • The Times-Reporter
  • The Alliance Review
  • Calendar of Ohio
  • The Suburbanite


  1. ^ "About The Ohio Repository". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 24, 2012. 
  2. ^ "FAS-FAX Report: Circulation Averages for the Six Months Ended March 31, 2012". Audit Bureau of Circulations. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "The Repository". Canton Repository. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2009. 
  4. ^ "GateHouse Media Completes Acquisition of 9 Publications in Northeastern Ohio and Central Illinois". GateHouse Media, Inc. April 11, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2008. 
  5. ^ Strupp, Joe (June 21, 2007). "Missing Pregnant Woman Story Draws Record Interest for Ohio Paper". Editor and Publisher. 
  6. ^ "The Repository". The Repository. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 

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