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Sunday, July 21, 2019
  • The Commercial Review continues its tradition as one of the best small daily newspapers in Indiana as it took first place for general excellence in 2018 in the Indiana Associated Press Media Editors contest and second for general excellence in the Hoosier State Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. It was won back-to-back APME general excellence first-place honors and has been first or second for general excellence in the HSPA contest each of the last six years. 

    The CR picked up 18 total honors at the HSPA awards luncheon on Sept. 15, 2018, including first place for best editorial page, best business section or pages, best general commentary, best short feature story, best sports action photo and best sports feature photo.

    The newspaper has earned 117 HSPA awards over the last eight years.

    Elias Marsh founded the newspaper in 1871, making it one of the oldest businesses in Jay County. It had several name changes over the years before settling on The Commercial Review when The Daily Commercial and The Evening Review merged in 1901.

    The Graphic Printing Co., Inc., was founded by Hugh N. Ronald Jr. in 1946 as the Times-Journal Inc., publisher of the Redkey Times-Journal. The corporation changed its name in 1949 and launched The Graphic, a weekly publication focused on photos and features in Portland and Jay County. In 1959, the weekly bought out the daily — The Commercial Review — and the publications were combined over the next two years.

    The Commercial Review is published daily except Sundays and six holidays (New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas) by The Graphic Printing Co. Inc., 309 W. Main St., Portland, Indiana 47371.

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The Commercial Review, Jay County's Daily Newspaper
P.O. Box 1049 Portland, IN 47371