|Founded||March 30, 1815, as The Ohio Repository|
|Headquarters||500 Market Avenue South,|
Canton, Ohio 44702, United States
|Circulation||39421 in 2019|
|Sister newspapers||The Independent|
Historically, the newspaper had strong Republican connections, most notably with President William McKinley, who was married to Ida Saxton McKinley, the granddaughter of the paper's founder. The paper would eventually change its name from The Ohio Repository to The Canton Repository to the current The Repository.
- 1815- It was founded on March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, starting as a weekly called The Ohio Repository.
- 1892- The paper began publishing seven days a week.
- 1927- Brush-Moore Newspapers purchased The Repository.
- 1930- The Repository moved into its offices at 500 Market Avenue South, Canton.
- 1967- Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore and The Repository.
- 2000- Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business.
- 2007- In April 2007 it was acquired by GateHouse Media.
- 2019- GateHouse Media and Gannett merged. Gannett Co., Inc. became The Repository's next owner.
The Canton Daily News acquisition
The Repository purchased The Canton Daily News in 1927, the year after the gangland assassination of its editor Don Mellett. Months before it was purchased, The Canton Daily News was awarded the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, "for its brave, patriotic and effective fight for the ending of a vicious state of affairs brought about by collusion between city authorities and the criminal element, a fight which had a tragic result in the assassination of the editor of the paper, Mr. Don R. Mellett". Established in 1833 as the Stark County Democrat, The Canton Daily News ceased publication July 3, 1930.
Features and operations
The Repository newspaper contains daily sections for nation & world, opinion, Stark & Ohio, obituaries, classified ads, sports, advise and comics. Weekly covered sections, some with inconsistent publication days, are:
- (varying)- Real estate, home improvements, food & recipes, restaurant & brewery reviews, Faith, entertainment and activities
- Sunday- Births, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries
The company's domain name, cantonrep.com, was created Oct 31, 1996. Articles from The Repository are available on-line in a free preview mode or in full view via subscription.
The CantonRep Facebook page, created January 29, 2009, provides full view coverage of selected articles.
Co-Sponsored Community Events
- Best of the Best Reader's Choice Contest and awards ceremony covers 200+ categories of professional services and commerce in the Stark County area. It is conducted annually by The Repository and sponsored by the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce.
- Stark County Home and Garden Show; presented annually by The Repository and the Building Industry Association (“BIA”) of Stark County
- Best of Stark Preps high-school athletic awards, Athletes of the Year; presented by The Repository and partners Pro Football Hall of Fame (HOF), Jerzees Sports Grill, Aultman Hospital, Huntington Bank and Kent State University.
- The Canton Repository (HOF Enshrinement) Grand Parade; presented by The Repository.
- The Independent of Massillon, a daily
- The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, a daily
- The Review of Alliance, a daily
- Calendar of Ohio
- Friday Night Ohio
- The Suburbanite in southern Summit County, a weekly
- "New editor takes over The Canton Repository". www.cantonrep.com. The Repository, a publication of Gannett Co., Inc. 27 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
- "About The Ohio Repository". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved May 24, 2012.
- "Ohio Newspapers". www.officialusa.com. 2019. Retrieved 21 October 2020.
- "The Repository". Canton Repository. Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved June 8, 2009.
- Spear, Jane; Brown, Gary (28 September 2016). "A page from history: The Repository moves into its new home". cantonrep.com. Retrieved 1 November 2020.
- "GateHouse Media Completes Acquisition of 9 Publications in Northeastern Ohio and Central Illinois". GateHouse Media, Inc. April 11, 2007. Retrieved October 21, 2020.
- Kalan, Sherry. "Donald R. Mellett, 1969". Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame. Indiana University Bloomington. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- "Canton (Ohio) Daily News". The 1927 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Public Service. The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- "About Canton daily news. (Canton, Ohio) 1912-1930". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
- "why-and-how-to-check-domain-age-of-any-website". www.webnots.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "The Canton Repository / CantonRep.com". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 29 October 2020.
- "Walsh Named Stark County's Best University by Canton Repository Readers". www.walsh.edu. Walsh University. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
- Hall, Malcolm (16 May 2019). "Repository and local Chamber of Commerce recognize outstanding businesses". the-review.com. The Alliance Review. Retrieved 31 October 2020.
- Race, Joe; Schuring, Darlene. "About the Show". Retrieved 28 October 2020.
- Weir, Josh. "Best of Stark Preps banquet to transform to star-studded webcast". The Alliance Review. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
- Beaven, Chris (12 June 2016). "A look at the finalists for Canton Repository Athlete of the Year for boys and girls". Ashland Times-Gazette. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
- "The Canton Repository Grand Parade". cantonchamber.org. Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 28 October 2020.
- "The Repository". The Repository. Retrieved 2015-11-02.