Starting this week you will be seeing news differently in the Beacon Journal.
Many of those differences will be in the first section. Beginning Monday we will add more local and Ohio news to the A Section to give it the prominence it deserves and to make it easier to find. Although Page One won’t change, Page A2 will become a page for important local stories. We’ll also add expanded statewide coverage to our national and international news report.
Our opinion pages will round out the back of the A section. Mondays through Fridays, one page will be devoted to our editorials, your letters and other opinion pieces. We’re bringing back the editorial page and adding a commentary page to the lineup on Saturday, when a lot of you have more time to read. The Sunday editorial and commentary pages will continue as they are now.
More local news, features and columnists will be found on the front page of the Community section. The classified obituaries, business news, comics, weather and daily TV grid along with some national news will be inside the section.
The Saturday Home section is getting a full makeover. It will become House & Home and be reformatted into a tab size. This section will have real estate advertising, listings of property sales, the mortgage-rate guide and other relevant advertising for home buyers and sellers.
The Saturday section will be devoted to home and garden news, including articles and columns by staff writer Mary Beth Breckenridge and others. To make room, current entertainment and lifestyle articles will move to Community.
We are saying goodbye to our Channels television listing section on Sundays. Today is the last day that we will publish Channels.
With multiple sources available for TV listings — from onscreen schedules to network websites — the demand for the Channels listings has diminished. The more timely daily TV listings on the back page of Community (next to the weather) will continue and we have added a Sunday TV schedule so that information will be available seven days.
We also are saying goodbye to our Monday Business pages. Most businesses and markets are closed on Sundays. The articles and columns that appear on the Monday Business pages will find their way into the Beacon Journal on other days, in a more timely fashion.
We welcome feedback from our readers. You can reach me at 330-996-3858 or email@example.com.