Classified Advertising

Classified ads inside the paper (not on the back cover) are an extremely efficient way to reach thousands of people.  We reach over 160,000 readers every month (based on four consecutive ad weeks). Classified ads (as is the case with all advertising) are most effective when they appear with some kind of frequency over several weeks. All classified ads are prepaid and nonrefundable. You can purchase one week or more at a time.

Deadline
Deadline to submit and pay for your classified ad is 3pm Thursday prior to the Tuesday publication date you desire (payment method explained below).

Cost
$2 per (non-bold) line of text, five line minimum charge ($10 min cost per ad).

Headline is always printed in bold type at no added cost. The only way to feature bold type beyond the headline is to extend the headline itself into extra bold lines at $3 per line (so ads can be all bold). We do not offer bold text lines after non-bold lines of text.

Depending on punctuation and spaces (which count as characters) and the number of upper case letters, the maximum number of characters per non-bold line of text is approximately 34-36 characters.

Bold headline text typically yields approximately 25 to 28 characters.

How to submit your classified ad
As your cost is determined by total lines of text, try to make your ad as concise as possible without compromising your message. Remember, the first line of text or “headline” is automatically published in bold type. And because it’s bold, the total number of headline characters (approximately 25 to 28 characters per bold line of text) is less than the number of characters on non-bold lines of text (approx. 34-36 characters). Also note the number of characters per line of bold or non-bold text especially varies based on punctuation, spaces and the volume of upper case letters within each text line.

Submit your information via the interface below. The fields for your ad text have character counters that also count spaces and punctuation as text to help ensure total character count accuracy. Once you’ve entered your information, call us to make payment arrangements.

Payment
After you’ve submitted your classified ad via the interface below, call, visit or mail us to pay for your ad. Non-credit card payments accepted via US Mail (check only) or walk-in. For security reasons we do not permit credit card information submission online or via email.  Please call between 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday with credit card information by deadline of 3pm Thursday prior to your desired Tuesday publication date at 937.222.8855 ext. 606.

No phone? Sorry, but unless you visit us in person with payment we do not do business with anyone who cannot be called via telephone for classified advertising verification.

Below you will find the two fields that can be used to input text of your ad. The first line or “Headline” will be bold at no charge. You can continue the bold headline into the body of your ad, but you cannot “re-bold” any text once you have moved to the “Additional Lines” input field. The total minimum number of lines per ad is 5 (one of which is your Headline) you can submit as many additional lines of non-bold text into your ad as you like.

Headline (bold text only)
The first line of headline text publishes in bold only and at no extra charge. Bold type is only available when it extends continuously from the top headline and down to subsequent lines of text below (bold cannot resume after non-bold lines of text). Each line of bold text consists of approximately 25 to 28 characters.

Additional lines (non-bold text)
Place text lines below headline(s) to appear in non-bold text here (approx. 34-36 characters per line of text):

  • (bold text only)

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