In addition to Galion, the newspaper circulates in Crestline and Iberia. Ohio Community Newspapers also owns several weekly newspapers in nearby communities, including the Bellville Star of Bellville, Knox County Citizen of Fredericktown and the Morrow County Sentinel & Independent of Mount Gilead.
Brown, a Cincinnati-based family business, declared bankruptcy and was reconstituted as Ohio Community Media in 2010. The company, including the Inquirer, was purchased for an undisclosed sum in 2011 by Philadelphia-based Versa Capital Management.
In 2012 Versa merged Ohio Community Media, the former Freedom papers it had acquired, Impressions Media, and Heartland Publications into a new company, Civitas Media. Civitas Media sold its Ohio papers to AIM Media Midwest in 2017.