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GateHouse Media buys the Akron Beacon Journal

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Ohio.com is reporting that GateHouse Media has purchased the Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com from Black Press Group Ltd. The purchase price was not disclosed in an article posted on the website Wednesday. 

The Akron Beacon Journal, the original flagship of the Knight Ridder newspaper chain, was purchased by Black Press 12 years ago. 

Gatehouse owns the Columbus Dispatch ,The (Canton) Repository, the Record-Courier of Kent, the Independent of Massillon, The (Wooster) Daily Record and The (New Philadelphia) Times-Reporter and a number of weekly newspapers.

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