150-Year-Old Youngstown Daily Newspaper Gone

NewsboyThe latest trend of dying print newspapers and magazines continues with the end of the Vindicator in Ohio. Causes are obvious in ever-changing times. Today the internet and smart phones offer instant ads, news and other info free as they happen.

My memories of delivering daily newspapers go back many years. As a six-year-old I often helped my older brother on his morning newspaper route on the streets Philly. Much later, after wartime Navy service and college, I had a job that involved hiring and supervising home delivery of a newly-introduced afternoon daily in posh Beverly Hills, California.

As publication day approached, I visited city mansions to convince wealthy business and movie moguls to let their pre-teen boys toss newspapers for a dollar a day. Incidentally, that Beverly Hills Citizen newspaper went out of business several years ago. Ah, memories!

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