THE PRESS group of community newspapers is thriving in an age of declining readership for major newspaper companies throughout the country. It’s thanks to our readers and advertisers who demand a quality local newspaper for you including in-depth news and sports coverage about people and events in your neighborhoods and townships, with photos, features, and information…the information that matters most to you. By continuing to subscribe and advertise year after year, you help us deliver our quality product right to the doors of our paid subscribers every week. And by supporting our advertisers, you help support the economy of the entire local community.
THE PRESS is independently owned and operated by the Times News, Inc. of Lehighton. Times News, Inc. is family owned and operated by Palmerton based Pencor Services, Inc. PENCOR is the provider of a wide variety of telecommunications services including: Times News, Inc. – publisher of THE PRESS weeklies (Est. 1959) in the Lehigh Valley area and the TIMES NEWS of Lehighton (Est. 1883) – our daily newspaper serving subscribers in Carbon, Schuylkill, and parts of Monroe, Lehigh and Northampton counties; TN Printing – a commercial sheet fed and web press printing company with state of the art, high-speed presses located in our plant in Mahoning Valley; Blue Ridge Communications – a full service communications provider to more than 175,000 cable TV subscribers; Blue Ridge Communications,TV-13 covering Northeast Pennsylvania with news and local origination programming; Palmerton Telephone Company; Penn's Peak Radio; Penn’s Peak entertainment center and Roadie’s Restaurant. PENCOR is the managing partner for PenTeleData providing high speed internet and data services to Educational, Medical, and Businesses and television cable subscribers throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania.
THE PRESS staff consists of editors, their assistants, office staff, sales representatives and an army of freelance writers and photographers from all walks of life – your neighbors and friends and members of your community. In September 1987 the Times News entered the weekly newspaper business when it purchased the East Penn Free Press published in Emmaus. Through the next two decades 7 more weekly newspapers were started serving school districts in the Allentown and Bethlehem areas. These 8 newspapers form The Lehigh Valley PRESS group of weekly newspapers. These newspapers as well as the daily Times News of Lehighton are printed at the TN Printing complex located in Lehighton.