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Scaife's Pittsburgh Combo

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Scaife's Pittsburgh Combo

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On Nov. 1, the 17,000-circulation North Hills News Record in Warrendale, Pa., will be folded into the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Subscribers to the North Hills paper will receive a jointly named edition of the Pittsburgh paper that will feature one or two sections of North Hills news.

The company projects few layoffs from the combination. "I can't tell you that nobody will lose their jobs," said Tribune-Review general manager Lee Templeton. "But the workload doesn't go away. There will just be a shift of where the work occurs."

The combo paper -- replated with the joint name and destined only for targeted ZIP codes -- will be printed in the company's Newsworks plant in Marshall Township and the North Hills editorial division will move into vacant space in the Newsworks building. The firm's Tarentum plant, where the News Record is now printed, will continue to print the local Valley News Dispatch and USA Today. "There's enough work to go around," said Templeton.

North Hills readers have been receiving the Tribune-Review on Sundays since July -- and Templeton said that experiment proved positive. …

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