Published each Wednesday, the Perry County Tribune has a notable reputation for providing readers with honest and fair reporting.

The Tribune, located at 116 South Main St. in New Lexington, the county seat of Perry County, is a multimedia news organization with a circulation of 3,500.

Like many newspapers, The Perry County Tribune, since being established in 1871, has witnessed several changes in ownership - but, one thing that has always remained is the dedication of reporting fair and honest local news.

The Perry County Tribune originally started in an office over Thomas Drake’s store on East Main Street in Somerset, and was then known as the Somerset Tribune. In 1873 the paper was moved to the county seat, renamed the New Lexington Tribune, and then later became the Perry County Tribune.

When it comes to advertising, the Tribune is second to none in the area. The Tribune’s advertising staff is available to assist advertisers in their planning, designing and choosing the most effective way to reach potential customers.

Whether it be print ads or online, the Tribune delivers with up-to-date online stories and breaking news from around the area, and can be found at perrytribune.com

The combination of paid circulation, home delivery, as well as responsive readership adds up to an advertising medium that is innovative, cost-effective,and generates sales for its advertisers.

The Perry County Tribune’s circulation is 3,500; with the Tribune Shopper, being distributed each Sunday (through DCS) to 16,000 homes in Perry and surrounding counties. The electronic edition of the Perry County Tribune, www.perrytribune.com, was launched September 2008. The Tribune was purchased by Adams Publishing Group in Minneapolis, MN in March 2014, along with six other southeastern Ohio newspapers - The Athens Messenger, Circleville Herald, Jackson County Times-Journal, The News Watchman (Waverly), Vinton County Courier and Logan Daily News.

The Tribune’s news coverage includes all of Perry County, and our sports staff covers all four area high schools; New Lexington, Sheridan, Crooksville in the Muskingum Valley League (MVL), as well as various recreational sports and features. Miller High School is part of the Tri-Valley League which includes several high schools in the districts area.

When it comes to community involvement several staff members serve on committees and boards within the county which include: the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Newspaper Association (ONA), Home and Garden Show, Mother/Daughter Expo, Baseball Hall of Fame, Breakfast with Santa, Perry County Cancer Alliance, Fairview Assisted Living (Perry County Home), Perry County Gun Bash and Perry County Fair.

The Perry County Tribune is available through the U.S. Postal Service as well as newsstands, local retail businesses and at the office, which is located at 116 South Main St. in New Lexington, Ohio. Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Deb Hutmire, editor

Deb Hutmire is the editor of the Perry County Tribune and has been a member of the staff since February 1993. Over the past 38 years, Hutmire has been active in several community projects, such as establishing the Christmas Walk in New Lexington, and Downtown Merchants Association.. She is a member of the Perry County Chamber of Commerce, New Lexington Tree Commission, Fairview Assisted Living Christmas Club Board and founder of the Perry County Cancer Alliance.

E-mail: dhutmire@perrytribune.com

Phone: 740-342-4121 ext. 300531

Brenda Carney, account executive

Brenda Carney is an Account Executive for the Perry County Tribune. She has been with the Tribune since 1998 when she became the Southern Perry County correspondent. A native of Georgia, Brenda moved to this area in 1993 with her husband Gary. The couple have been married for 25 years and have four children and two grandchildren.

E-mail: bcarney@perrytribune.com

Phone: 740-342-4121 ext. 300521

Bill Rockwell, staff reporter

Bill Rockwell was hired as a sports reporter for the Tribune in 2002. He is currently a news reporter, a position he has held since 2013. Prior to joining the Tribune staff, he worked in radio and television at WYBZ and WHIZ in Zanesville and at the Coshocton Tribune. Bill is a graduate of Ohio University Zanesville and Zanesville High School.

E-mail: brockwell@perrytribune.com

Phone: 740-342-4121 ext. 300533

Casey Sargel, staff reporter

Casey Sargel joined the Tribune staff in October 2012 as a sports reporter. She is a graduate of Colonel Crawford High School and Ohio University. She is originally from Bucyrus, Ohio, and moved to New Lexington in July 2012. In her spare time, Casey enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

E-mail: csargel@perrytribune.com

Phone: 740-342-4121 ext. 300534