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Our History

Country Living

Our publication "Country Living" has been a staple for the Ohio farming community for over 80 years. Once known as "the Milkman" and then "Checkerboard News," before eventually becoming "Country Living." Still in publication today with a strong subscriber support of over 10000 loyal and happy readers. A great value and great way to stay connected with your local community. Mailed to your home every month, and packed full of great deals, information about local events and businesses, and our pages and pages of subscriber ads. Consider subscribing today!


The PennySaver

Penny Saver – Arens delivered circulation of more than 11,000 every Monday and in Minster, Ft. Loramie, New Bremen, and Anna trading zones. Free distribution in towns and rural routes are fifty percent mail and fifty percent rural routes. Unfortunately, the "Penny Saver" ceased publication in 2023.


The Stillwater Valley Advertiser

Historic local free newspaper with a history going back to 1926. Stillwater Valley Advertiser  had a delivery circulation of more than 10,000 every Tuesday and Wednesday in the Covington, West Milton, Bradford and Pleasant Hill trading zones. Circulation is controlled to put a paper in every home throughout these trading zones. Free distribution in towns and rural routes are sixty percent Mail and forty percent by supervised carriers.Unfortunately, the "Stillwater" ceased publication in 2023.

Historic copies archived at:

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The Archives

Archived digital copies of our historic publications can be accessed here.

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