Wheeling, West Virginia-based Ogden Newspapers is buying the Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Utah, the paper reported.

Ogden Newspapers will buy the Standard-Examiner and standard.net, the paper's office complex, printing plant and related real estate from the Sandusky Newspaper Group.

"My family is extremely proud to be chosen as the successor publisher of the Standard-Examiner by the Sandusky Newspaper Group and the Rau and White family," Robert Nutting, CEO of Ogden Newspapers, said. "We're thrilled to have the opportunity to inherit the legacy of their impressive work, and we look forward to publishing a great community-focused newspaper and running a vital media platform to serve a city and region as dynamic as Ogden and Northern Utah."

Ogden Newspapers owns The Daily Herald in Provo and The Pyramid in Mt. Pleasant, Utah. The Ogden name on both sides of the acquisition is a coincidence, as the operations weren't connected before this.

"Sandusky and Ogden Newspapers came to understand both operations at Ogden and Provo would have a stronger future if they were united under one company," said David Rau, CEO of Sandusky Newspapers. Sandusky has owned the paper since 1993.

The deal is expected to close in May.

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