The CITYSunTimes, serving Scottsdale, Arizona, and nearby areas, has been bought by the O’Rourke Media Group, the paper reported.
O’Rourke Media Group publishes community papers in Arizona, Vermont, Wisconsin and Minnesota. The company also offers digital marketing solutions and print/design services.
“We’re looking forward to entering the Phoenix market,” said Jim O’Rourke, CEO and owner. The free paper is delivered to homes and businesses.
The paper said local staff can expect to be retained. “Actually, I anticipate adding resources and people to help support digital audience and revenue growth,” says O’Rourke.
CITYSunTimes was founded in 2002 by Hope Ozer and bought in 2013 by Lorrie Pomeroy.
In May, O’Rourke Media bought the Cannon Falls Beacon and the Cannon Shopper (Cannon Falls, Minnesota) from the Dalton family. Julie Bergman of Grimes, McGovern & Associates represented the Dalton family in the transaction.