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Fred Pace - Editor

About Fred Pace:

Fred Pace is the editor of The Logan Banner in Logan, W.Va., and the Coal Valley News in Madison, West Virginia.
Pace has more than 30 years' experience in the newspaper industry. He is the former business editor of the The Register-Herald in Beckley, West Virginia and the former editor of The Lincoln Journal in Hamlin, West Virginia.
Pace has provided improved coverage on issues of local interest and plays a key role in leading the newspaper editorial department's day-to-day operations.
Pace attended Huntington Junior College and the University of Maryland.

Anthony Sheppard - Sales Representative

About Anthony Sheppard:

Anthony Sheppard has seven years of sales and public relations experience. He has been with Civitas Media for five years, starting in May of 2009. He is a graduate of WV State University and has a B.A. degree in English having completed both the Professional Writing and Literature qualifications and an Associate's Degree in General Education.

Lacey Ellis - Legals/Classifieds Clerk & Office Manager

About Lacey Ellis:

Lacey Ellis works at Coal Valley News and handles all of the paper's Legal Ads, Classified Ads, and Map Ads for Businesses. She is experienced in problem solving, and Customer Service. She strives to maintain quality customer care, and goes out of her way to help her customers. She graduated from Coshocton High School in Ohio in 2006, and obtained an Associate’s degree from COTC in Ohio.

Ed Martin - Assistant Regional Director

About Ed Martin:

West Virginia native Ed Martin has been named publisher of the Williamson Daily News.
The announcement was made by Bud Hunt, regional director of Civitas Media’s Mountain region, the newspaper’s parent company.
Martin also will serve as assistant regional director – West Virginia, with oversight of Civitas newspapers in Logan, Pineville, Gilbert and Madison. He will be based at the Williamson Daily News office, but also will spend time at the Logan Banner office each week.
“I’m a proud West Virginian and I’m thrilled to be back in my home state,” Martin said. “I look forward to this opportunity.”
Martin is a 25-year veteran of the newspaper business and hails from Newell, W.Va., an area in the northern panhandle. He graduated from Oak Glen High School in New Cumberland, W.Va.
Martin most recently worked for the Tribune Review Newspapers as assistant general manager in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.
He also was the former publisher at the Floyd County Times in Prestonsburg, Kentucky in the late 1990s.
“I truly believe in community newspapers,” Martin said. “Local newspapers are important and are here to enhance the community.”
Martin has been a member of the Pennsylvania Press Association, Newspaper Association of America and Interstate Circulation Managers Association.
He has been active in various civic organizations and was a former youth football, basketball, baseball and soccer coach. Martin was named one of the Most 100 Influential in Washington County (Pa.).
He is married to Tina Martin and they have six children and six grandchildren, with one on the way.
Civitas Media employs more than 1200 dedicated, creative and innovative associates across 12 states including West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee. Civitas publishes more than 100 publications for a combined weekly distribution of more than 1.6 million copies.