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Derek Price has been named managing editor of The Cullman Times. Price most recently served as editor of the Times' sister newspaper, the Herald-Banner in Greenville, Texas.


Brady Rhoades is the new managing editor of the Daily Pilot in Costa Mesa. Rhoades most recently was assistant managing editor for San Gabriel Valley Newspapers, which includes the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Pasadena Star News, and the Whittier Daily News.


Andy Kuppers has been named sports editor at The Ledger in Lakeland. He most recently was news editor.


Tom Tillman has been appointed publisher of The Lincoln Courier. He is promoted from office and circulation manager.

Trevis Mayfield has been named group publisher for Dixon-based Shaw Newspapers' non-suburban operations. Mayfield previously served as publisher of Shaw's Sauk Valley Newspapers.

Jack Whisler has been promoted to vice president/advertising at the Chicago Tribune, from director of advertising sales. He succeeds Ken DePaola, who will now focus exclusively on his duties as president of Tribune Media Net.

Kevin King has been named vice president of distribution for Sun-Times Media Group Inc. King most recently served as vice president of national delivery operations for Source InterLink, a subsidiary of the Chas. Levy Circulating Co.


Todd F. Schurz has been appointed chief executive of Schurz Communications (which publishes 13 dailies and eight weeklies) in South Bend. He has served as the company's president and chief operating officer since 2005, and will retain those titles. Schurz succeeds Franklin D. Schurz Jr., who will remain the company's chairman of the board.

Greg Fallon has been named sports editor at The Star Press in Muncie. He is promoted from assistant sports editor.


Jason Probst has been named news editor of The Hutchinson News. Probst joined the newspaper in 2002 as a copy editor and paginator and has also served as a reporter.


Tony Martinette has been named advertising director for Landmark Community Newspapers Inc. in Shelbyville. He most recently was advertising director at The News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.

John Shindlebower has been named general manager and editor of The Spencer Magnet in Taylorsville. He has served as managing editor since 2003.


Wendall Waters has been named editor of the Ipswich Chronicle. Waters joins the newspaper from its sister publication, the Hamilton Wenham Chronicle, where she was editor for two years. Waters succeeds Jane Fosberry Enos, who has been named editor of the Cape Ann Beacon.


Richard A. Ramhoff has been appointed president and publisher of the Lansing State Journal and group vice president of Gannett's Midwest Group, overseeing daily newspaper operations in mid-Michigan. Ramhoff most recently served as publisher of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus in Howell.

Rich Perlberg has been named general manager of the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus in Howell, in addition to his previous role as executive editor. Grace Perry has been named advertising director. She also will continue in her previous position as general manager of four weekly newspapers in Oakland County: the Milford Times, Northville Record, Novi News, and South Lyon Herald.

Steve Westphal has been named general manager of The Grand Rapids Press. He is promoted from advertising director. Mike Ply has been named director of finance and administration for the Press as well as Booth Newspapers. He most recently served as the paper's chief financial and human resources executive, and will retain that title. Julie Price has been promoted to advertising sales director. …

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