The Wellington Enterprise is the oldest continual publishing paper under the same name in Lorain County. It was established by James A. Guthrie in 1864.
It stayed in private hands until 1963 when the Journal in Lorain purchased the paper. It was later sold to Mayo Wood a former Journal employee. He sold the Enterprise to the Gazette publishing company in Bellevue in 1988. Brown Publishing purchased the Enterprise and all the Gazette Publishing papers in 2006.
In 2012 the Enterprise was purchased by a new media company, Civitas Media llc. Located in Davidson, North Carolina on the shores of Lake Norman, Civitas Media encompasses over 100 publications, many of which have served their communities for over a century. Civitas, Latin for “community” or citizen” is a union of four media entities formerly known as Heartland Publications, Freedom Central, Impressions Media and Ohio Community Media. Civitas, which employs over 1400 associates across 11 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee, publishes 35 daily, 28 weekend editions and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of over 1.6 million.
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