Newspapers: Youth Kick in Cleveland

Last Tuesday the Cleveland Press car ried on its masthead the slogan: "Ohio's largest daily newspaper."On Wednesday it read instead: Ohio's largest evening newspaper. "In the slight shift of words lay a significant story. For the first time in nine years, the circulation of the morning Cleveland Plain Dealer had surpassed that of the afternoon Press, 396,931 to 394,763.

The victory was largely a personal one for Plain Dealer Publisher Thomas Vail, 41. A great grandson of the paper's founder, he has been the last remaining member of his family to show much interest in...

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