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Bradford Publishing acquires Chautauqua Star

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Bradford Publishing Co., owner of the Olean Times Herald and The Bradford Era, continues to broaden the newspaper group’s holdings in the region with the acquisition of the weekly Chautauqua Star.

The acquisition of the Star from the Maytum Co. was announced Tuesday by John H. Satterwhite, president and CEO of Bradford Publishing.

“We are pleased to continue increasing our footprint in newspaper publishing in this region,” Satterwhite said.

James G. Bonn, chief operating officer of Bradford Publishing, will be responsible for overseeing operations of the Star, as well as all other group publications.

The acquisition comes six months after Bradford Publishing completed the purchase of the Ellicottville Times and the Springville Times weekly newspapers, along with the Dunkirk/Fredonia and the Silver Creek/Gowanda Pennysavers, bringing those publications into the group with the Times Herald, The Era, The Salamanca Press, Cattaraugus County Pennysaver and the Moneysaver Guide and News.

“We are looking forward to working in our our expanded group’s areas to offer a truly wide reach to readers and advertisers in the region,” Bonn said.

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