The News Eagle, a three times a week, paid circulation newspaper in Hawley, Pennsylvania, has been purchased by Liberty Group Newspapers – also owners of The Way Independent, Honesdale.

The sale, for an undisclosed sum, was announced yesterday by News Eagle owner John William Johnson. “I’ve been pleased to be a representative of The Fourth Estate for nearly 25 years in Wayne and Pike counties,” Johnson said, adding: “I’m now headed out West for some different writing projects.

Liberty spokesman Ted Mike said, “We are pleased to add the News Eagle to our Liberty family and committed to continuation of the fine tradition of local news coverage that the paper provides area residents.”

In addition to The Wayne Independent, Liberty Group also owns the Carbondale News and Moscow Villager locally – and more than 300 community newspapers nationwide.

The News Eagle was represented in the sale by Gary Greene, a broker with Cribb & Associates, LLC.

Published September 07, 2004

Hawley, PA