Loudoun Times-Mirror acquires and closes two newspapers
Two Loudoun County weekly newspapers, Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today, published their last issues on Wednesday.
The newspapers ceased operations after being acquired by Leesburg-based Loudoun Times-Mirror, according to an announcement released Tuesday. Northern Virginia Media Services, the previous owner, continues to publish
ewspapers in Middleburg and Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William counties.
Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
The websites of the two weekly newspapers will be consolidated at the Times-Mirror site, http://www.LoudounTimes.com.
Five Leesburg Today staffers received job offers in news, advertising and production, according to the announcement.
The Times-Mirror is published by Virginia News Group, which is owned and operated by Times-Mirror CEO and Publisher Peter Arundel.