Mike Tom has sold his 136-year-old East Washingtonian

(Pomeroy, Washington) weekly newspaper to neighboring publishers Loyal and Charlotte Baker. After 31 years of working in publishing, Tom, 69, is retiring with his wife, Galina, to his native Hawaii. 
The Bakers also publish the Dayton Chronicle (Washington state). Plans are to maintain offices in both communities, according to a press release from 
Gauger Media Service, a Washington-state media brokerage firm that represented the seller.
. The Bakers have deep roots in the region. 
For the past four years, Charlotte Baker has served the family’s community newspaper as publisher and managing editor. Charlotte will continue filling those positions while Loyal focuses on advertising sales