Chillicothe Gazette
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorTonya Shipley
Founded1793 (as the Centinel of the Northwest Territory)
Headquarters50 W. Main St.
Chillicothe, OH 45601
United States
Circulation15,553 Afternoon
15,645 Sunday[1]

The Chillicothe Gazette is Ohio's oldest newspaper,[2] published daily at Chillicothe, Ohio, the seat of Ross County, Ohio, by Gannett. The paper was founded as a weekly at Cincinnati, Ohio, then the capital of the Northwest Territory, November 9, 1793 as the Centinel of the Northwest Territory. It decamped to Chillicothe when the territorial government moved to that city c. 1800. The paper was owned until the 1990s by Gannett, who sold it to Community Newspaper Holdings who in turn sold to The Thomson Corporation. When Thomson exited the newspaper business in the late 1990s, Gannett bought it back.


  1. ^ "About Gannett: Chillicothe Gazette". Gannett Co., Inc. Retrieved 2007-03-01.
  2. ^ Hunter, David (Oct 1, 2003). Shifra Stein's Day Trips from Cincinnati: Getaways Less Than Two Hours Away. Globe Pequot. p. 123. ISBN 9780762727490. Retrieved 2013-04-25.