The Times Leader to launch expanded Sunday edition
MARTINS FERRY — The Times Leader will embark on a new era beginning May 30 with the debut of an expanded print edition that will be delivered to home subscribers and stores on Saturday morning and remain available throughout the weekend.
This edition will feature the best of the Saturday and Sunday editions in one package that readers can take time to enjoy over the entire weekend. All of the sales flyers and advertisements from local stores that readers have come to depend on also will now be available on Saturday, which will allow readers to better plan their weekend shopping trips.
Local news coverage will be unaffected by the change, according to Perry Nardo, regional publisher. The newspapers’ team of award-winning news and sports reporters will continue to cover weekend news, events and sports as before, with stories appearing online immediately at www.timesleaderonline.com and also being part of Monday’s print edition a day later.
The production change will allow The Times Leader to continue covering the essential local news that matters most to readers, Nardo added.
“We take our role of providing information and perspective to the community very seriously,” Nardo said. “The COVID-19 pandemic has made it even more clear that the communities we serve can rely on our coverage and viewpoints to help make sense of the crisis and how we can safely transition to a lifestyle that is more ‘normal’ again.”
The weekend newspaper will continue to showcase an expanded Local news section, along with Sports and Lifestyles sections and the full-color comics section as well as weekend classified auto, real estate and jobs listings.
“We believe that giving readers the opportunity to spend Saturday and Sunday taking in and discussing our content, completing puzzles and chuckling at comic strips will allow families to spend more quality time together each weekend,” Nardo added. “Also, supplying advertising supplements on Saturdays will help busy families take better advantage of stores’ sales and more efficiently plan their weekend activities.”