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Conde Nast owner Advance Publications is buying Turnitin, a provider of education tech for academic integrity and writing solutions, from an investment entity affiliated with Insight Venture Partners, GIC and their co-investors, according to a Turnitin news release.

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The Cambridge Chronicle, Galva News, Geneseo Republic and Orion Gazette (Illinois) are merging into one weekly — the Henry County Republic, GateHouse Media Illinois announced.

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The Pilot News Group has introduced a new weekly newspaper to the Argos, Bourbon, Bremen and WaNee communities of Indiana. The new paper, called Heartland News, debuted in January. It combines the News-Mirror, Enquirer and Advance-News.

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The weekly Cheshire Herald (Connecticut) has been sold to the publishers of the Meriden Record-Journal, a daily paper published in the same market, according to publisher Eliot White.

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Southern Tier Hemp announced Feb. 5 that it’s buying a former Gannett printing plant in Johnson City, New York. The 100,000-square-foot facility will become the headquarters for Southern Tier Hemp as the company develops, manufactures and sells hemp cannabidiol (CBD) products worldwide, acco…

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The Wake Weekly newspaper group (North Carolina), along with marketing agency Kingsdale Media, has been sold to the Wilson Times Co., the Wilson Times reported. The sale includes the Wake Forest Weekly and its zoned editions in Rolesville and Franklin County and the Butner-Creedmoor News.

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Devlin Newspapers has sold their Staples World newspaper in Staples, Minnesota, to RMM Publications, a new company that involves long time Minnesota newspaper owners Rick Gail and Mike Kremer, as well as the current editor of the Staples World, Mark Anderson. 

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Horizon Publications has acquired The Shelby Daily Globe Inc., which includes The Shelby Daily Globe, the Willard Times-Junction, The New London Record, Firelands Farmer and the Shopper's Helper, from Scott Gove and the Stambaugh family, according to Randy Cope of Cribb, Greene & Cope, w…

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Printing solutions provider manroland Goss web systems Group acquired GWS Printing Systems of the Netherlands, a specialist in used web offset equipment, the companies announced Dec. 20.

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Jim O’Rourke is buying the St. Albans Messenger (Vermont), co-publishers Emerson and Suzanne Lynn announced.

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Paxton Media Group has acquired five papers from The Kentucky New Era Media Group, The Eagle Post reported. http://www.kentuckynewera.com/ep/news/article_9881ec66-f8ff-11e8-8d91-5ba4cb4df193.html

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Adams Publishing Group has bought the Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership from W.D. Hoard & Sons Company. The Daily Jefferson County Union and the affiliated Hometown News Limited Partnership publish 13 community newspapers and shoppers in si…

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Nexstar Media Group is buying Tribune Media for $46.50 per share in a cash transaction valued at $6.4 billion, the companies announced Dec. 3. The deal includes the assumption of Tribune Media’s outstanding debt.

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Hearst has acquired the print and digital assets of seven weekly newspaper brands from Hersam Acorn Newspapers in Fairfield County, Connecticut, including The Ridgefield Press, The Wilton Bulletin, New Canaan Advertiser, The Darien Times, The Shelton Herald, The Trumbull Times and The Milfor…

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D-R Media and Investments is buying Sun Publications of Florida from Lakeway Publishers according to Cribb, Greene & Cope, who represented Lakeway Publishers in the transaction.

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Quad/Graphics and LSC Communications announced Oct. 31 that their boards of directors have approved a deal to have Wisconsin-based Quad acquire LSC Communications in an all-stock transaction valued at approximately $1.4 billion, including the refinancing of LSC Communications’ debt.

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Steve Strickbine, publisher of Scottsdale Progress and president of Times Media Group, has resurrected Scottsdale Progress newspaper, the paper says. The paper stopped production in 2009. The paper is now producing a weekly Sunday edition with 40,000 copies, ABC15 reported. The first paper o…

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Cox Media Group announced the sale of Mundo Hispanico (www.mundohispanico.com) to Mundo Hispano Digital Network (MHDN), a tech-focused media company created to serve the U.S. Latino community.

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After 120 years of family ownership, Paddock Publications is changing hands. The descendants of patriarch and founder Hosea C. Paddock are in the process of selling their interest in the parent company of the Daily Herald, which is expected to convert to full employee ownership before the en…

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Tronc has bought The Virginian-Pilot Media Companies, including TheVirginian-Pilot, PilotOnline.com, and Pilot Targeted Media, from Landmark Media Enterprises, tronc announced May 29. The cash purchase price was $34 million.

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Seaton Publishing Company, based in Manhattan, Kansas, has bought the Junction City Daily Union from Chris Walker. In the purchase, Seaton also acquired the 1st Infantry Division Post weekly newspaper at Fort Riley and the Wamego Smoke Signal and Wamego Times, weeklies in Pottawatomie County…

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Metro Market Media, a newly formed company owned by Charles H. Morris Jr., has bought The Times (Gainesville, Georgia) and The Poultry Times from Morris Multimedia, the law firm Grimes, McGovern and Associates reported. Morris's father Charles H. Morris Sr. is CEO of Morris Multimedia.

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Canada's Transcontinental's Media Sector, TC Media, has sold its 30 publications, including 21 weeklies in the Montreal area, the Metro Montreal weekday newspaper, as well as eight publications in the Quebec City area to a Canadian corporation headed by Michael Raffoul, a Montreal-based busi…

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GateHouse parent New Media Investment Group is buying the Akron Beacon Journal from Black Press for $16 million, according to a release from New Media. In a separate transaction, New Media has agreed to sell GateHouse Media Alaska Holdings to Black Press.

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Hearst has purchased from Fimalac an additional 20 percent interest in global financial information services company Fitch Group, bringing Hearst's equity interest to 100 percent.

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Gammerler (US) Corporation and GammTech Corporation are pleased to announce that, effective immediately, they are merging to form a new company, GammerlerTech Corporation.

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The parent company of the Portland Press Herald (Maine) is acquiring half The Portland Phoenix, meaning that the alt-weekly will be in part owned by the paper it aims to provide an alternative voice to, the Bangor Daily News reports.

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AIM Media Midwest has acquired the publishing assets of The Sentinel Company of Bowling Green, Ohio. The publication and affiliated website included in the transaction are the daily Sentinel-Tribune serving Bowling Green and surrounding Wood County, the website www.sent-trib.com, and a varie…