Republican Herald
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)MediaNews Group
PublisherMike Joyce
EditorAndy Heintzelman
Headquarters111 Mahantongo Street Pottsville, Pennsylvania 17901  United States

The Republican Herald is a daily newspaper serving Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania. The newspaper is owned by MediaNews Group, a subsidiary of Alden Global Capital.[1]


The Republican-Herald was founded in 1884 as The Daily Republican by Joseph Henry Zerbey. In 1995, J.H. Zerbey Newspapers, Inc., the parent company of the Pottsville Republican, purchased the 120-year-old Shenandoah Evening Herald, to form the Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald. Times Shamrock Communications purchased J.H. Zerbey Newspapers and subsequently the newspaper in 2003. In 2004, the newspaper became a morning newspaper, renamed the Republican & Herald.[2] In 2009, the "&" was dropped from the cover title.

In 2005, the paper had an average daily circulation of 26,747.[3] As of 2019, newsstand prices were $1.00 for the daily edition and $2.00 for the combined Saturday/Sunday "Weekend Edition".

In 1979, writers Gilbert M. Gaul and Elliot G. Jaspin won a Pulitzer Prize for Local Investigative Specialized Reporting for stories on the destruction of the Blue Coal Company by men with ties to organized crime.[4]

In August 2023, Times-Shamrock Communications sold the newspaper and three other daily newspapers to MediaNews Group, a subsidiary of Alden Global Capital.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Times-Shamrock selling off its newspaper group". August 31, 2023. Retrieved 2023-09-04.
  2. ^ Banko, Peter (2009). "Short-term newspaper in 1884 still going strong 125 years later". Henry Nyce. Retrieved 2016-01-24.
  3. ^ "Newsroom diversity report for Pottsville Republican & Evening Herald". Knight Foundation. 2005. Retrieved 2007-01-25.
  4. ^ 1979 Pulitzer Prize winners