Sample News Group

Last updated

The Sample News Group, LLC, is an American publisher of newspapers serving suburban and rural markets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. The company is family owned and is structured as a Pennsylvania limited liability corporation and is headquartered in Corry, Pennsylvania.

Contents

History

The Sample News Group was founded by George Raymond Sample, Jr. (1924–2008). [1] As of 2017, George "Scoop" Sample (né George Raymond Sample III; born 1952), one of eight children of George Sample, is listed as President. The Biddle family – namely two sons of Joseph Franklin Biddle, publishers John Hunter Biddle (1905–1977) and successor Joseph Franklin Biddle II (born 1936) – former publisher The Daily News of Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, sold The Joseph F. Biddle Publishing Company to The Sample News Group on October 21, 1991. The Sample News Group is also actively managed by George Sample's wife, Marlene Sample (aka "Sissie" Kane; née Marlene Sue Kane; born 1951).

Selected holdings

The Sample News Group, as of 2020, owns the following:

Daily newspapers

Weekly newspapers

Other publications

Related Research Articles

Weis Markets American supermarket chain

Weis Markets, Inc. is a Mid-Atlantic food retailer based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, It currently operates 196 stores with over 23,000 employees in Pennsylvania, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, Virginia, and Delaware. As of December 2017, The Weis family owns 65% of the company stock which has been listed on NYSE since 1965.

During the 2004 United States presidential election, the online edition of Editor & Publisher, a journal covering the North American newspaper industry, tabulated newspaper endorsements for the two major candidates, Republican incumbent George W. Bush and Democratic challenger John Kerry. As of November 1, 2004, their tally shows the following:

The Barre Montpelier Times Argus is a daily morning newspaper serving the capital region of Vermont. It was established in 1897. The newspaper claims that "80% of all adults in the Barre/Montpelier area read the Times Argus for local news, state government, sports, and advertising information.".

<i>Rutland Herald</i> Daily newspaper in Rutland, Vermont

The Rutland Herald is the second largest daily newspaper in the U.S. state of Vermont. It is published in Rutland. With a daily circulation of about 12,000, it is the main source of news geared towards the southern part of the state, along with the Brattleboro Reformer and the Bennington Banner. The Rutland Herald is the sister paper of the Barre Montpelier Times Argus. Its seven eras of ownership, much simplified, are sketched below

Joseph Franklin Biddle American politician

Joseph Franklin Biddle was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

George Childs Burling was a United States Union Army officer during the American Civil War, serving mostly as colonel and commander of the 6th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. Burling was born in Burlington County, New Jersey, raised on his father's farm and educated at a private school in Norristown, Pennsylvania. He was a coal merchant and a militia officer before the war. Burling's militia company was mustered into the volunteer service for a three-month term in July 1861, but it became company F of the 6th New Jersey with a three-year enlistment on September 9, 1861. Burling became the regiment's major on March 19, 1862 and lieutenant colonel on May 7 of that year. Burling was wounded at the Second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862.

Times-Shamrock Communications is an American media company based in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The company, owned by the Lynett and Haggerty families of Scranton, lists among its assets four daily newspapers, six weekly newspapers, and nine radio stations. Most of its properties are in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

<i>The Gettysburg Times</i>

The Gettysburg Times is an American newspaper in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania owned by the Sample News Group. It published daily, except for Sundays, Christmas Day and New Years Day

The following list is a Bibliography of American Civil War Union military unit histories. More details on each book are available at WorldCat.

The 1907 Vermont Green and Gold football team was an American football team that represented the University of Vermont as an independent during the 1907 college football season. In their third year under head coach George B. Drake, the team compiled a 4–2–1 record.

The Tyrone Daily Herald is an American daily newspaper serving Tyrone, Pennsylvania, and region – northern Blair County and nearby portions of Centre and Huntingdon Counties. The newspaper has been running for one hundred and fifty-four years, the latter one hundred and thirty-four as a daily.

The Plattsburgh Brewers was the final moniker of the minor league baseball team based in Plattsburgh, New York, between 1895 and 1907. Plattsburgh teams played as members of the Eastern International League (1895), International League (1896), Northern New York League (1901–1905), Independent Northern League (1906), New Hampshire State League (1907) and Vermont State League (1907).

The Barre-Montpelier Intercities was a primary moniker of the minor league baseball teams based in Barre, Vermont, in partnership with neighboring Montpelier. After playing as members of independent leagues in 1904 to 1906, the Barre-Montpelier Intercities played as members of two leagues in 1907. The Intercities were in first place in both the 1907 New Hampshire State and Vermont State League standings when the leagues permanently folded during the 1907 season.

The Rutland Sheiks was the final moniker of the minor league baseball teams based in Rutland, Vermont between 1887 and 1924. Rutland teams played as members of the Northeastern League in 1887, Vermont State League in 1907 and Ontario–Quebec–Vermont League in 1924.

The 1938 Vermont Catamounts football team was an American football team that represented the University of Vermont as an independent during the 1938 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach John P. Sabo, the team compiled a 4–2–1 record. Their season opening game against Trinity (CT) was canceled due to poor travel conditions between Hartford and Burlington.

The 1932 Vermont Catamounts football team was an American football team that represented the University of Vermont as an independent during the 1932 college football season. In their first year under head coach John H. Burke, the team compiled a 2–4–1 record.

References

  1. "Extensions of Remarks – Honoring the Life of George R. Sample, Jr.," sponsored by Phil English, U.S. Congressman, Congressional Record, July 30, 2008, pps. 17775 & 17776