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John Naughton has been appointed publisher of the Payson Roundup. He has served as director of sales and marketing for the Hillsboro (Ore.) Argus since 2000.


Fred Hamilton has been named publisher and chief executive of the San Bernardino Sun. He also will manage the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario and the Redlands Daily Facts. Hamilton most recently served as president and publisher of the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal.

Glenn Rabinowitz has been appointed executive editor of the San Mateo County Times. Rabinowitz most recently served as chief of copy desks for the San Jose Mercury News. He succeeds John Bowman.

Bruce Blair has been appointed director of circulation sales at Freedom Orange County Information, publisher of The Orange County Register and OC Post. Blair served as manager of customer relations, circulation sales, and subscriber services at The San Diego Union Tribune.

Rebecca Salner has been named assistant managing editor for business news at the San Jose Mercury News. Salner has been assistant managing editor for investigative projects since 2004.

Larry Wilson has been named public editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, based in West Covina. Wilson has served as editor of the Pasadena Star-News since 1995.


Liz Cobb has been promoted to vice president/marketing for The Gazette in Colorado Springs. Previously, she was director of marketing.


Timothy C. Dwyer has been named executive editor of The Day in New London. Dwyer most recently worked at The Washington Post, where he was a writer on the metro news staff. He succeeds Lance C. Johnson.


Ron Isbell has been appointed publisher of The Wakulla News in Crawfordville, and regional manager of the Gasden County Times. Previously, he was owner/publisher of Gemini Newspapers in Port St. Joe.

John Gagnon has been named circulation director for The Villages Daily Sun in central Florida. Previously, Gagnon was distribution director for The Gazette in Colorado Springs, Colo.


Kenneth P. Clements has been named advertising director of the Idaho Falls Post Register. Clements has served as retail advertising manager since 2000.


Mark Colosimo has been named managing editor for content at GateHouse Media Suburban Newspapers in Chicago, which publishes 26 non-daily papers and daily Web sites. Colosimo most recently was a managing editor for Shaw Newspapers and previously served as Sunday editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.


Steven A. Swails has been appointed publisher of the Daily Journal of Johnson County. Swails has been circulation director of The Republic in Columbus since 2005.


John H. Walker has been appointed publisher of The Daily News in Bogalusa. Walker has been general manager and managing editor since 2005.


Noah R. Bombard has been named editor of The Arlington Advocate. Bombard previously served as editor of the Times & Courier in Clinton.


Paul M. Keep has been appointed publisher of The Muskegon Chronicle. Keep is also editor of the newspaper. Before joining the Chronicle, he worked for The Flint Journal, The Bay City Times, and the Kalamazoo Gazette.


John Smithers has been promoted to city editor of The Missoulian. He has been assistant city editor since 2006. Succeeding him is Gwen Florio, who most recently served as chief of the Great Falls Tribune's capitol bureau in Helena.


Ricardo Venegas has been appointed chief financial officer and executive vice president of corporate development for Spanish-language chain ImpreMedia. …

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