DELPHOS — The Delphos Herald is proud to announce that on Wednesday, May 1, the newspaper will become a morning publication.
As a result of this change, customers in the city limits of Delphos and newsstands will receive the paper by carrier before 8 a.m. Newspapers for customers outside the city limits will be sent to the local post offices for same-day delivery. For in-town readers of The Herald, they will now receive the hard-print edition hours earlier each day. It will also allow for the delphosherald.com website and Facebook page to be updated much earlier and provide an opportunity for more developing-story and breaking-news updates throughout the day.
“This change in publication time will allow the editorial staff to provide more timely news coverage to its customers and also provide a greater opportunity to update developing stories and provide breaking news on The Herald’s web site,” Editor Nancy Spencer said. “We will also add an additional reporter to the staff to offer more local news to our readers.”
Spencer went on to say she was excited about the changes because it will allow the The Herald to respond to the demand of readers to receive their news sooner. As the push to a 24-hour cycle for news across both print and digital products continues, this move will position The Herald to answer those reader needs.
Several new theme pages have also been added for better readability of The Herald, making it easier for subscribers to find the types of stories they like to read. The “Next Generation” page runs on Wednesday and the “Senior Lifestyle” page runs on the last Saturday of the month. More theme pages are in progress.
After May 1, whenever customers who receive their newspaper from the postal service need to stop their mail, the paper will be held with it. For those who want their subscription postponed while they are away, they will still need to contact The Herald circulation department for this service.
Businesses, organizations and individuals who contribute stories and other items to the newspaper will need to have those items at The Delphos Herald office or via email by 5 p.m. the day prior to publication to meet the deadline for publication.
Obituary deadlines for funeral homes will also change. Obituaries and death notices will need to be received by 10 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for the next day’s newspaper.