Newspaper kicks off redesign

First Posted: 7/21/2014

The Lima News’ first major redesign since 1992 begins today with an emphasis on local news coverage in the newspaper.

Part of that effort sees the A section of the newspaper replacing the B section as the primary location for local news. This will include moving the obituaries to Page 2A.

The size of the type has also been enlarged to make the newspaper easier to read.

The new look will see some content moving to a different place in the newspaper and other content being featured on a different day. There will be expanded business coverage throughout the week, a new weather map, and more local editorials, sports and Lifestyle content.

The redesign sees the newspaper producing a two-section newspaper on Mondays and Tuesdays and a four-section product on Wednesday’s through Saturday. Sunday will include seven or more sections.

“Whether it’s two sections, four or seven, we’ll provide a strong local news report,” said Jim Krumel, editor of The Lima News.

Two current features will be published on new days of the week to better spotlight their popularity. The local veterinarian columns will now appear on Tuesday’s Lifestyle cover along with photos of pets submitted by our readers. The Driver’s Seat feature will anchor expanded news of the automotive industry in Sunday’s newspaper.

Other points of interest:

•The B section will include Business and national news.

•Recipes from Monday’s Food page will now be part of Sunday’s Lifestyle section.

•Local health coverage will appears in our daily news and business sections instead of being limited to Tuesday’s Lifestyle cover.

•The Commentary page will appear Wednesday through Monday, with an additional page on most Sundays.

•The newspaper’s website,, will undergo a minor redesign Thursday.

A committee of Civitas Media editors, paginators, managers and revenue leaders worked for more than six months vetting the work of the redesign.

The pages were redesigned to make them cleaner and easier to read.

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