- Associated Press - Monday, August 22, 2016

PROVO, Utah (AP) - The Daily Herald newspaper in Provo has been sold to a West Virginia company that owns 40 newspapers across 14 states.

Newspaper chain Lee Enterprises, Inc., announced Monday that it was selling the Provo newspaper and its digital media operations to Ogden Newspapers of Utah, LLC.

The company is part of Ogden Newspapers, Inc., out of Wheeling, West Virginia.

It’s not affiliated with the Standard-Examiner newspaper in Ogden, Utah, which is owned by Sandusky Newspapers Inc. of Ohio.

Ogden Newspapers Inc. CEO Robert Nutting says in a statement that the Daily Herald and its digital side provide tremendous value, trustworthy reporting and effective advertising.

The Provo newspaper has a daily circulation of about 20,000 people. Lee had owned The Daily Herald since 2005.

The sale is expected to close on Aug. 29.

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