Address: 200 Main Street, Point Pleasant, West Virginia 25550
Primary Phone: 304-675-1333
Primary Fax: 304-675-5234
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Sammy M. Lopez became the publisher of its Ohio Valley Publishing Co. operation, which prints the Gallipolis Daily Tribune, Point Pleasant Register, The Daily Sentinel and Sunday Times-Sentinel in January of 2010. Lopez comes to the tri-county area from Farmington, N. M ., where he served as publisher of The Daily Times, the largest and most influential newspaper in the Four Corners region of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah. Lopez has enjoyed a long, successful history in the newspaper business. He was publisher of the Las Cruces (N. M.) Sun-News (2003-2004) and Current-Argus (1995-2003) in Carlsbad, N. M. He was publisher and group manager for World West Ltd. Liability Co. and Raljon Publishing (1990-1995), a position that involved supervision of eight newspapers in three states. During his career, Lopez has won a variety of awards for his personal advertising and journalism expertise and many of the newspapers he has managed have been award-winning publications. In 2008, he was named the recipient of the William S. Dixon First Amendment Freedom Award, which is sponsored by the Foundation for Open Government. He is a former president of the New Mexico Press Association (1984), past president of the Taos Rotary Club (1985), a Paul Harris Fellow and a member of the Gallipolis Rotary Club.
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Stephanie M. Filson was named managing editor of Heartland's three regional newspapers in Pomeroy, Gallipolis and Point Pleasant in June of 2011. A Meigs County native, she began her career at the Jackson (Ohio) Journal-Herald while completing her bachelor's degree in communications at the University of Rio Grande. She then accepted a position with Ohio Valley Publishing and the Gallipolis Daily Tribune as a reporter, page designer and then assignment editor. In 2001, Filson joined the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 10 as the public information officer for the department's nine-county region which includes Meigs and Gallia Counties and continued in this capacity until 2008, at which time she accepted a position as the executive director of the Jackson County (Ohio) Economic Development Board (JCEDB). Over the two years prior to her hire, Filson split her time between her family's small business and the completion of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program at Ohio University. "I am thrilled to have been chosen for this exciting and challenging role," said Filson. "I have lived and worked in southern Ohio my whole life and have enjoyed positions that have allowed me to represent and advocate for the people of this region."
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Julia Schultz a 2005 graduate of West Virginia University joined the Point Pleasant Register Advertising Department in 2010. Schultz grew up in Point Pleasant graduating from Point Pleasant High School in 2001. She enjoys working with local businesses in Mason County helping them reach customers using the internet and our print products.
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David C. Killgallon became Circulation Manager of Ohio Valley Newspapers/Civitas Media, LLC on October 10, 2012. He is over the three regional newspapers in Gallipolis, Point Pleasant, and Pomeroy.
He is a native of Bryan, Ohio in the Northwestern part of the state. David received his Bachelor's Degree in History/Business from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, MI. He also, played intercollegiate basketball from 1992'-1994' as well as intercollegiate tennis from 1992'-1994' at Hillsdale.
David began his career in the newspaper industry almost thirteen years ago at the Nashville Business Journal (6,000 circulation) as a Circulation/Marketing Assistant in Nashville, TN (2000). He then worked for GCA Publishing/The Green Hills News (25,000 circulation) as Circulation Manager/Advertising Rep (2001-2002). From there he went on to work for Gannett Company (2002-2003) as MTCN (Middle Tennessee Community Newspapers) (42,500 circulation at 8 papers) Circulation Manager over (8) newspapers in NW Nashville and enjoyed success during his tenure there.
David then moved back to Ohio from there and worked at Dix Communications/The Defiance Crescent-News (2004-2007) (18,000 circulation) as a District Sales Manager for three years gaining invaluable experience and enjoying a great deal of success. Furthermore, he moved on and took a position with the Main Street Media, LLC/The Wilson Post (2007-2009) as Circulation Director over (5) newspapers and enjoyed great success as well. From there he got an opportunity in Rocky Mount, NC at Cooke Communications/The Rocky Mount Telegram (2011) (15,000 circulation) and then moved back home to be closer to his children in Defiance, Ohio. David has been a Circulation Director/Manager at (4) different newspapers gaining invaluable experience in all facets of the newspaper industry over the last ten years.
Thus, David came to us here at Ohio Valley Newspapers/Civitas Media, LLC and has been tacking on an overhaul in the Circulation department with home delivery, carrier force, single copy, marketing/promotions, customer service, single copy accounting, and NIE.
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District Circulation Sales Manager
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