About Us

The Circleville Herald is a multimedia news organization with a daily community newspaper with a circulation of 6,600 publishing five days per week (Tues-Sat) serving Pickaway County Ohio and the surrounding region. The Circleville Herald also produces this website, www.circlevilleherald.com.

The Circleville Herald is consistently recognized each year by the Ohio Associated Press Society garnering accolades for photography, breaking news, sports coverage and page design.

Established in 1817 as The Olive Branch, the Circleville Herald began publishing under its current name in 1832 as a weekly publication. Daily publishing began in 1894 and has not stopped since.

Ownership has changed over the years, and currently the Herald is owned by Adams Publishing Group of Minneapolis, MN. The paper and related products are part of APG Media of Ohio, which is a regional group of newspapers including the Athens Messenger, Athens NEWSNews Watchman (Waverly/Pike County), Perry County Tribune, The Courier (Vinton and Jackson Counties)Logan Daily News, The Crescent-News (Defiance) and The Record and Clarion (Gladwin, Michigan)

Our news coverage encompasses the entire region and all communities within Pickaway County including the school districts of Circleville, Logan Elm, Teays Valley, Westfall and Amanda Clearcreek.

 The Circleville Herald and its employees are involved in numerous community events and organizations including Pumpkin Show, Third Thursdays, Pickaway County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International, United Way, Pickaway County Fair, Tecumseh!, Roundtown Players and other civic and private organizations.

Tammy Rako

Tammy Rako is the editor of the Circleville Herald. Rako is a career editor and writer. Most recently she was at Dix Communications in Alliance, Ohio and previously was a freelance editor and writer for Upwork Freelance Network in Savannah, Georgia.

E-mail: trako@circlevilleherald.com

Phone: 740-474-3131, Ext. 300131

Steven Collins

Steven Collins is the Herald's senior reporter who returned to the paper in February 2017 after a year's absence. Steven is a Circleville High School and Otterbein University graduate, majoring in journalism. Steven enjoys video games, baseball and Taylor Swift.

E-mail: scollins@circlevilleherald.com

Phone: 740-474-3131, Ext. 300134

Lisa Hedrick

Lisa Hedrick joined the Circleville Herald in June 2013 as the business manager. She and her husband John have worked in the restaurant business for 30 years as the owners and operators of several restaurants throughout the state. They live in Circleville and have four adult children.

E-mail: lhedrick@circlevilleherald.com

Phone: 740-474-3131, Ext. 300101