The Vindicator general manager, Mark Brown, announced that an agreement has been reached for the Tribune Chronicle to acquire The Vindicator’s subscription list, The Vindicator masthead and the domain. 

Under the agreement, the Tribune Chronicle is authorized to produce an edition under the name of The Vindicator and has agreed to provide a newspaper for the remainder of the unexpired terms of all current subscribers.

“We have always felt strongly about the need to have a local newspaper. The agreement announced today provides The Vindicator’s subscribers with continued delivery of a daily print newspaper focused on their communities, Mahoning County and the Valley,” said Mark Brown, General Manager of The Vindicator. “We are very happy to be able to provide our readers with a daily print newspaper from a family-owned company. The Nutting family and Ogden Newspapers have been in the publishing business since 1890.”

The Vindicator announced on June 28 that the newspaper would cease publication on August 31 citing unprofitability in recent years.

The Tribune Chronicle first announced that it would attempt to fill the void left by The Vindicator by publishing a Mahoning County edition beginning on September 1.

“We are extremely happy and honored to be able to preserve the long-respected name of the newspaper that has served this region for a century-and-a-half,” said Charles Jarvis, publisher of the Tribune Chronicle. “We look forward to delivering approximately 30,000 of the new The Vindicator editions to the people who have supported The Vindicator through the years and have developed a printed newspaper reading habit.”

Officials say The Tribune Chronicle has been planning to increase Mahoning County coverage and that The Vindicator edition will be the area’s best source for Mahoning Valley news and will offer a strong advertising medium to support local businesses.

The Tribune Chronicle is planning to continue many of The Vindicator’s features in the new edition, including all of the daily comics and most of the Sunday comics.

Additionally, The Tri-County Funeral Directors' Association members who have traditionally published obituaries in The Vindicator are planning to use the new edition, The Vindicator edition, of the Tribune Chronicle. Local and state governmental agencies have also indicated they will use The Vindicator edition to publish their legal advertisements.

The Tribune Chronicle is planning to contract with as many current carriers as possible to provide a seamless transition on September 1.