New owner takes helm at The New Era

Longtime resident Chris Chapman takes over operation of newspaper


July 5, 2023

NEW OWNER Chris Chapman, left, with his wife Paige, has taken over the operation of The New Era from Miriam and Scott Swanson, right.

The New Era has a new owner.

Scott and Miriam Swanson, co-owners and co-publishers, announced this week that local resident Chris Chapman, a former employee of the newspaper, took ownership July 1 of the company, which has produced Sweet Home's local newspaper since April 2005 and also publishes the Lebanon Local monthly and a variety of visitors guides, business directories and entertainment programs, along with three websites.

"It's a sad day for us, because we're going to miss being intimately involved in The New Era," said Scott Swanson, who has operated and published the paper for mo...

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