New press for Vindy

YOUNGSTOWN — The Vindicator has announced the purchase of an offset printing press to better serve its readers and advertisers.

The newspaper publishing company, which also produces, the paper's Web site, recently bought Goss offset press equipment to anchor its production building in Youngstown.

“We are delighted to be making this investment,” publisher Betty Brown Jagnow said. “We are expanding our commitment to the Valley with this recent acquisition.”

The press, expected to go into production by the end of 2007, will allow the newspaper to substantially increase its color capability and print quality, said Mark Brown, company general manager.

Goss is recognized as the premier American manufacturer of advanced technology web offset equipment for the newspaper and commercial printing industries.

Brown said the press, which will be about 135 feet long and 38 feet high, will be installed in an empty press bay in the company’s Front Street production building. He credited his father, William J. Brown, the company’s last publisher, with having the foresight to plan the extra space in the building.

The Vindicator is a locally owned company that was founded in 1869. It employs more than 250 people.

The newspaper, which has a daily circulation of 59,093 and a Sunday circulation of 82,796, serves the five-county areas of the Mahoning and Shenango valleys.