An agreement has been reached for the Tribune Chronicle (Warren, Ohio) to acquire The Vindicator's subscription list, The Vindicator masthead and the Vindy.com domain, Mark Brown, general manager of The Vindicator, announced on Aug. 16. John Cribb, Cribb, Greene & Cope, represented the Mark Brown Family and The Vindicator (Youngstown, Ohio) in the transaction.
The agreement clears the way for the Tribune Chronicle to produce an edition under the name of The Vindicator, and the Tribune Chronicle has agreed to provide a newspaper for the remainder of the unexpired term of all subscribers of the Vindicator.
The owners of The Vindicator announced on June 28 that the newspaper would cease publication on Aug. 31, citing unprofitability for several years. The Tribune Chronicle announced on July 2 that it would attempt to fill the void left by the closure of The Vindicator by publishing a Mahoning County edition beginning Sept. 1.
Combining the Trumbull and the Mahoning editions of the Tribune Chronicle will provide advertisers with a combined reach of nearly 50,000 households, a news release from Cribb, Greene & Cope said. Youngstown now will not be the largest city in Ohio without a daily newspaper, the release said.