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Gannett Names Publisher of the News-Messenger at Fremont, Ohio and the News Herald at Port Clinton, Ohio

McLEAN, VA – Lucinda (Cindy) George Bealer has been named president and publisher of The News-Messenger at Fremont, Ohio, and the News Herald at Port Clinton, Ohio. She previously was advertising director of the Lafayette (Ind.) Journal and Courier.

“Cindy’s performance has earned this promotion,” said Gary L. Watson, president of the Newspaper Division. “Her years of advertising management experience and understanding of Midwestern communities will pay dividends in her new job.”

Bealer joined Gannett in 1991 and held advertising management positions at newspapers in Lansing, Mich.; Huntington, W.Va., and Port Huron, Mich., before joining Lafayette in 1999. She also worked for the Akron (Ohio) Beacon Journal before joining Gannett.

Bealer is a native of Sandusky, Ohio. She received a bachelor of arts degree in advertising from the University of Akron. She is married and has one child.

She succeeds James F. Daubel, who is retiring.

“We wish Jim Daubel, his wife Sally and their family only the best in the future,” Watson said. “The Daubel name has been synonymous with good newspapering and community service in the Fremont and Port Clinton communities for many decades. There is no better legacy for a journalist and executive.”

The Fremont and Port Clinton newspapers are part of the Newspaper Network of Central Ohio (NNCO).

Gannett Co., Inc. is a leading international news and information company that publishes 100 daily newspapers in the USA, including USA TODAY, the nation’s largest-selling daily newspaper. The company also owns more than 500 non-daily publications in the USA and USA WEEKEND, a weekly newspaper magazine. Gannett subsidiary Newsquest is the United Kingdom’s second largest regional newspaper company. Newsquest publishes more than 300 titles, including 17 daily newspapers, and a network of prize-winning Web sites. Gannett also operates 22 television stations in the United States and is an Internet leader with sites sponsored by its TV stations and newspapers including, one of the most popular news sites on the Web.

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