The Repository is an American daily newspaper serving the greater Canton, Ohio, area. It is currently owned by GateHouse Media.


Founded March 30, 1815, by John Saxton, it started as a weekly called The Ohio Repository, and began publishing seven days a week in 1892.[5] Historically, it had strong Republican connections, most notably with President William McKinley, who was married to the granddaughter of the paper's founder.[5] The paper would change from The Ohio Repository to The Canton Repository to the current The Repository.

Brush-Moore Newspapers purchased the paper in 1927; Thomson Newspapers purchased Brush-Moore in 1967. Copley Press bought the paper in 2000 when Thomson decided to leave the newspaper business. It was acquired in April 2007 by GateHouse Media.[6]

The paper has a staff of about 300.[7]

The Repository is related to three other Northeast Ohio newspapers, the dailies The Independent of Massillon and The Times-Reporter of New Philadelphia, and the weekly The Suburbanite in southern Summit County.

Sister Publications

The Repository's sister publications include:

  • The Independent
  • Friday Night Ohio
  • The Times-Reporter
  • Bark Stark
  • Calendar of Ohio
  • The Suburbanite