Beaver County Times

Address
400 Fair Avenue, Beaver, PA, 15009
Telephone
724-775-3200-x145 Elinka Keller
Fax
724-775-7212
Contact:

Jody Schwartz
724-775-3200 x141
jschwartz@timesonline.com

Elinka Keller
724-775-3200 x145
ekeller@timesonline.com
About the Beaver County Times



Our mission is to provide news, information and services in order to enable our communities to prosper. We are very proud of our long history of providing the area with excellent, award-winning journalism.

The Times is a direct descendant of many of Beaver County's newspapers, starting with the Minerva, first published Nov. 4, 1807, and generally believed to have been the county's first newspaper.

The roots of the present newspaper, however, can be more directly traced to the Beaver Times, founded by Michael Weyland and published from 1851 to 1859 when the name changed to and remained the Beaver Argus until 1909. It was changed again to The Daily Times, which was published from 1909 to 1946 and operated by John L. Stewart and E.L. Freeland. The paper was sold in 1946 to the father of the present-day Times, S.W. Calkins. Calkins combined the Daily Times with the Aliquippa Gazette, which he acquired in 1943.

The paper was known as The Beaver Valley Times until 1956, when it became The Beaver County Times after its acquisition of the Ambridge Daily Citizen. Two decades later, in 1979, The Times purchased the only other daily newspaper in the county, The News Tribune of Beaver Falls.

Important milestones in the newspapers' history have included the start of a Sunday edition on April 2, 1978, the launching of the Allegheny Times edition on Aug. 18, 1986, to several municipalities in Allegheny County, and the change from an evening to a morning publication on April 7, 1997. Another milestone was the acquisition of The Ellwood City Ledger, which serves the Ellwood City area of Lawrence County in 2005.

The Times is owned and operated by Calkins Media, which also publishes newspapers in Uniontown, Doylestown and Levittown, Pa., Willingboro, N.J., and Homestead, Fla. Calkins Media also owns three TV stations, interactive media sites, and is poised for growth.

The Times publishes six mornings a week.

The daily Allegheny Times edition serves western Allegheny County.

The Ellwood City Ledger serves the Ellwood City area of Lawrence County.

In addition, a free publication, The Valley Tribune, reaches daily non-subscribing households in The Times circulation area specifically requested by advertisers.

While The Times covers local news from all of Beaver County and parts of Allegheny and Lawrence counties, daily printing of the newspaper moved to the West Penn Printing facility in New Castle, Lawrence County in July 2008.

The Times' headquarters is at 400 Fair Avenue in Bridgewater, Pa.



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