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HISTORY OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS
Index Page History of Washington County PA Newspapers
On the 17th of August, 1795...a newspaper called The
Washington Telegraphe and Washington Advertiser was established by Colerick,
Hunter and Beaumont. Little is known about this early publication, and it
is unknown whether any copies still exist.
On Friday, Aug. 15, 1808, with a population of just around 1,000
persons, the first printing of the Reporter newspaper was established in
Washington PA. Through the years, not only the name of the newspaper
changed but also whether the publication was a monthly, a weekly, a daily, or a
twice-daily edition. Different names appeared on the headline banner [mast-head]
at different times.
Over the years, some small communities in Washington County, PA
had their own newspapers, begun by individuals. By the mid 1900s, these
small papers were bought by the Observer Publishing Company. In most
cases, the smaller newspaper was discontinued; news of all the communities was
included in the Observer-Reporter newspaper. Here is what is covered in
CHART OF THE HISTORY OF NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS IN WASHINGTON COUNTY PA AND
THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OBSERVER PUBLISHING COMPANY
Partial list of
other newspapers in and near Washington Co., Pa.
Washington Co PA Newspapers
of JOHN GRAYSON, the editor and publisher of the Washington EXAMINER,
Washington County, PA
of Editor Andrew Hopkins - Editor or connected with the
following named papers in the order named: The Examiner,
Washington, in partnership with T. W. Grayson,; The Daily and the
Weekly Union, Pittsburgh; Legal Journal, Pittsburgh; Patriot,
daily, Harrisburg; Observer, Erie, Lycoming Standard,
Williamsport, and the Review and Examiner.
Editor Hart of the Washington Weekly Democrat
of James McDermott, once a printer with the REPORTER newspaper,
Christian of the Washington Reporter Feb. 27, 1897
The Observer-Reporter Newspaper office on South Main Street, Washington PA.
Note on the left side
it says "The Washington Reporter 1808"
"The Record-Outlook" served area almost 100 years
purchased by the Observer Publishing Co. of Washington
J. J. JOLLIFFE Messenger Headquarters
Charleroi PA Newspaper Header from Charleroi Mail April 10 1914
The Daily Independent Owners and Publishers, Monessen PA
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