The owner of the Cecil Whig and the Newark Post is expanding in Maryland.
Adams Publishing Group, LLC, acquired The Dundalk Eagle, the largest paid weekly newspaper in Baltimore County, Md., from Kimbel Publication, Inc., founder of the newspaper.
Adams purchased the papers from debt-laden American Consolidated Media, which is no more, after selling its Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas papers to the owner of Gatehouse papers in Delaware and other areas (Dover Post, Community News, etc.
The Eagle is now part of APG Media of Chesapeake, which includes two dailies The Star Democrat (Easton, Md.) and Cecil Whig (Elkton, Md.) as well as nine weekly newspapers, six monthly/specialty magazines, six websites, and five mobile apps.
APG also owns The Avenue, a small weekly in the Essex-Middle River area. Both serve large blue collar areas east of Baltimore.
Adams has been buying up papers around its core holdings in Ohio, Maryland and northern Minnesota-Wisconsin. There have been few signs that it is making big investments in its holdings, which went through drastic downsizings in recent years.
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