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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,

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 NEWSJackson County Times-JournalNews Watchman (Waverly/Pike County), Perry County Tribune, Vinton County Courier, Logan Daily News, The Crescent-News (Definance) 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.

Teresa Maynard is the advertising manager of the Circleville Herald, a position she has held since December 2013. Maynard is a 2001 graduate of the University of Rio Grande and previously served as the ad director for the Jackson County Times-Journal and the Pike County News Watchman.

Teresa Maynard

Advertising Manager

740-474-3131 Ext. 300121

Jennifer Bahney is managing editor of the Circleville Herald and has been with the paper since February 2016. She has a bachelor's degree in history from Smith College and a master's in journalism from Northwestern Universty. Jennifer has worked in communications her entire adult life and has lived in Circleville since 1999.

Jennifer Bahney

Managing Editor


740-474-3131, Ext. 300131

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.

Steven Collins

Senior Reporter


740-474-3131, Ext. 300134

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.

Lisa Hedrick

Business manager


740-474-3131, Ext. 300101

Brad Morris has served two stints as sports editor of the Circleville Herald, the latest from October 2008 until present. Morris is a 2002 graduate of Logan Elm High School and a 2008 graduate of The Ohio State University with a bachelor of arts degree in journalism. He resides in Washington Township, and is interested in sports and politics.

Brad Morris

Sports editor


740-474-3131, Ext. 300135


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