GREENVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — After 68 years of being family owned, the Greenville Daily News is selling to another Michigan-based publisher, the newspaper announced Tuesday.
View Newspaper Group and Michigan Web Press of Lapeer will buy the paper and its printing parent from siblings Rob and Julie Stafford effective June 3.
According to the Daily News, the Staffords said the sale was due in part to higher printing costs blamed on tariffs the Trump administration imposed in 2018 on Canadian paper products, including newsprint. Julie Stafford said those tariffs were eventually lifted but costs didn’t go down.
Julie Stafford will remain the publisher of the Daily News. Her brother Rob Stafford, currently the president of Stafford Printing and Publishing, will step away from the business.
The Daily News will become the 19th community paper published by the View Newspaper Group and its first daily publication.
Stafford Printing and Publishing also prints the Grand Rapids Business Journal, Grand Haven Tribune and Rockford Squire.