Mr. and Mrs. Ron Pileggi have sold V&P Publishing, Inc., dba the Tri-City Weekly, in Eureka, California to Garden State Newspapers, Inc., according to John T. Cribb, Bolitho-Cribb & Associates, who represented the sellers in the transaction.

The Tri-City Weekly is a 47,000 circulation paper with primarily carrier delivery in two zones. The paper serves Eureka, California and surrounding areas. The founder and seller, Ron Pileggi, is active in many community events as well as the national free paper association, Independent Free Papers of America.

Garden State Newspapers, Inc. is an affiliate of MediaNews Group which operates in 11 states and publishes 36 daily and 96 weekly newspapers with daily circulation of more than 1.5 million, making it the seventh largest newspaper company in the United States.

Bolitho-Cribb & Associates is a publishing company brokerage firm with offices in Montana, Florida, and Wyoming.

Published May 12, 1998

Eureka, CA