The Wellington Enterprise is the oldest continual publishing paper under the same name in Lorain County. It was established by James A. Guthrie in 1864.
It stayed in private hands until 1963 when the Journal in Lorain purchased the paper. It was later sold to Mayo Wood a former Journal employee. He sold the Enterprise to the Gazette publishing company in Bellevue in 1988. Brown Publishing purchased the Enterprise and all the Gazette Publishing papers in 2006.
In 2012 the paper was purchased by a new media company, Civitas Media, operating from North Carolina.
In 2017, AIM Media Midwest bought all Civitas’ Ohio holdings, as well as a single newspaper in West Virginia.
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