Weekly Peoria Times-Observer to Cease Publication
Newspaper closures are playing in Peoria as the Time-Observer, a free weekly, has announced its last publication will be April 28. The newspaper had been delivered free to homes in North Peoria and Dunlap.
Citing the changing media landscape, TimesNewspapers’ publisher Linda Smith Brown announced the publication’s cessation.
“Our goal is to discern how to best serve the Peoria greater market and we are shifting our focus to Woodford County at this time,” Brown said.
“TimesNewspapers will be utilizing our manpower and resources to launch a new publication.”
Longtime editors of the Peoria Times-Observer, DeWayne Bartels and Tom Batters, will produce the new Woodford Times, which will begin publishing May 5, with delivery to Metamora, Eureka and Germantown Hills households, Brown said.
There is no word on the fate of the other six people listed in the staff’s contact box on its website. One of those people is Brown.