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Most Gazette-Mail employees will have to reapply for jobs, lose seniority

CHARLESTON – Charleston Newspapers employees were provided some details of the company’s bankruptcy and pending sale to another newspaper company.

Federal bankruptcy judge delays ruling on bidding process for Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON – A federal bankruptcy judge has delayed ruling on a motion that would open a 30-day bidding process for the purchase of the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Ogden Newspapers bids almost $11M to buy Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON – A Wheeling-based newspaper company has bid almost $11 million to buy the Charleston Gazette-Mail and its assets, according to court documents.

Morrisey attacks Gazette-Mail for managing editor's 'offensive' tweet

CHARLESTON – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is blasting the Charleston Gazette-Mail for a social media comment he called “false, biased and offensive.”

Gazette-Mail to declare bankruptcy; Wheeling paper is current high bidder

CHARLESTON – The owners of The Charleston Gazette-Mail have agreed to declare Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Charleston Newspapers is planning to file for bankruptcy on Jan. 30.

Judge upholds arbitration ruling against Charleston Gazette-Mail

CHARLESTON – A federal judge upheld a $3.8 million arbitration ruling against The Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Arbitrator: Authority to cease publication of Daily Mail 'did not exist'

CHARLESTON – A federal arbitrator’s nearly $4 million ruling sheds more light on how Charleston became a one-newspaper town. In his filing, Arbitrator Edward D. McDevitt of Charleston provides some details about what happened internally at Charleston Newspapers when executives were deciding to shut down the Charleston Daily Mail and merge it with the Charleston Gazette. In closing his 16-page order, McDevitt writes that a newspaper expert used by Charleston Newspapers determined that the authority to cease publication of the Charleston Daily Mail “did not exist.”

Arbitrator says Gazette owes nearly $4 million to Daily Mail publishers

CHARLESTON – An arbitrator has ruled Charleston Newspapers’ publishing company owes the publisher of the defunct Ch​​​​​arleston Daily Mail nearly $4 million. The petition confirming the arbitration award was issued Sept. 6 in federal court.

More bad news at the Gazette-Mail

Though maintaining separate reporting staffs and the semblance of distinct perspectives, the Gazette and the Daily Mail merged their press and business operations in 1958.

Federal agency takes over Charleston Newspapers' pension plan

WASHINGTON – A federal agency has taken over Charleston Newspapers’ pension plan.

Former Daily Mail owners say domain name was sold without permission

PARKERSBURG – The former owners of the Charleston Daily Mail claims United Bank wrongfully induced Charleston Newspapers to sell the rights to the dailymail.com domain name.

Morrisey critical of Reynolds' business relationship with Charleston Newspapers

CHARLESTON – Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has gone on the offensive, criticizing Democratic challenger Doug Reynolds’ business relationship with the state’s largest newspaper.

UPDATE: Putnam judge sides with Gazette-Mail over AG subpoena

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge says the Charleston Gazette-Mail does not have to turn over information regarding this summer’s merger of two daily newspaper to the state Attorney General’s office. Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Nov. 4 said probable cause was needed before the Daily Gazette Co. possibly would be forced to hand over the information about July’s merger of the Charleston Gazette and Charleston Daily Mail. Attorney General Patrick Morrisey’s office filed a petition Aug. 13, say

UPDATE: Morrisey hiring of political strategist draws criticism from Democrats

CHARLESTON – Democrats are criticizing a recent hiring by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, but an AG spokesman says they don’t have the facts straight. Last month, Morrisey’s office hired veteran political strategist Lance Henderson to serve as his deputy chief of staff, which is a newly created position.

Neely: Delaware newspaper suit simply 'about money'

CHARLESTON – An attorney says a lawsuit regarding the recent consolidation of Charleston’s two daily newspapers simply is about money. Last month, Charleston Publishing Company filed a complaint against Daily Gazette Company and Daily Gazette Holding Company LLC in Delaware Chancery Court. Charleston Publishing Company is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. doing business as Digital First Media. MediaNews Group was the owner of the Charleston Daily Mail, which merged in July with the Cha

Former owner of Daily Mail claims Gazette pushed merger without consent

WILMINGTON, Del. – The owner of the Charleston Daily Mail says the owners of the Charleston Gazette pushed through the July merger of the newspapers without its consent. Last month, Charleston Publishing Company filed a complaint against Daily Gazette Company and Daily Gazette Holding Company LLC in Delaware Chancery Court. Charleston Publishing Company is a subsidiary of MediaNews Group Inc. doing business as Digital First Media. MediaNews Group was the owner of the Charleston Daily Mail, whic

Kanawha judge sides with Morrisey in Gazette FOIA dispute

CHARLESTON – A Kanawha County judge has ruled in favor of West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey in a newspaper’s request for summary judgment in a FOIA case. In his final order dated Sept. 14, Kanawha Circuit Judge Charles King granted Morrisey’s office’s Motion for Summary Judgment and denied one by The Daily Gazette Company and The Charleston Gazette. The Gazette, which recently merged with The Charleston Daily Mail had sought the release of some documents from Morrisey and his off

Judge tells AG, Gazette-Mail to meet about antitrust petition

WINFIELD – A Putnam County judge has told the state Attorney General’s office and the state’s largest newspaper to talk things over before coming back to his courtroom for the next hearing about a possible antitrust violation. Putnam Circuit Judge Phillip Stowers on Tuesday told attorneys from AG Patrick Morrisey’s office and lawyers representing the Charleston Gazette-Mail to meet soon to discuss Morrisey’s petition seeking an investigative subpoena looking into possible state Antitrust Act vi

Charleston woman who had cats seized files multiple lawsuits

CHARLESTON – A woman who had two dozen animals seized from her Charleston home earlier this summer has filed nearly a dozen lawsuits in wake of the incident. Amanda Dawn Woods filed her first lawsuit in June, two weeks after the animals – some of which already were dead – were taken from her West Side home.