Stricker named publisher in Lima

Greene County News Report

WILMINGTON – Pamela Stricker, long-time publisher of the Wilmington News Journal and assistant regional director for Civitas Media’s southwest Ohio newspapers which includes the Xenia Daily Gazette and Fairborn Daily Herald, has been named publisher of The Lima News, which is also a Civitas publication.

Stricker was born in Lima and said her father was pastor at a pair of Lima churches when she was born, but he felt called to missionary work. When she was 9 months old, her family moved to Japan, where she stayed until she was 12.

Stricker brings with her many years of experience with a number of newspaper companies, including Thomson, Brown Publishing, Gannett and Ohio Community Media. She spent nearly seven years with the Cincinnati Enquirer, including time as its advertising sales manager.

“Pam is the right fit at the right time,” said Ralph Martin, CEO of Civitas Media, the newspaper’s parent company. “She has a deep, rich history with Ohio newspapers, which will serve her well in her new appointment.”

Nick Monico, Ohio director for Civitas Media, congratulated Stricker on her new role, and said the southwest group will miss Stricker’s leadership, creativity and dedication.

“Pam has become a good friend and a trusted part of our leadership team in Ohio,” said Monico.

Monico said he is conducting a search for a replacement, promising that Stricker’s former position will be filled by someone who is a good fit for both the southern Ohio community and for the staffs at the quality newspapers she has overseen.

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