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Publisher: At the JournalNews of Hamilton, Ohio, and the nearby Middletown Journal, Ann Hoffman has been named publisher; she will continue as publisher of Cox Ohio's weekly newspapers. Earlier, Hoffman was a deputy managing editor at the Dayton Daily News, which she joined in 1994. Before Ohio, Hoffman did a 16-year stint in the newsroom of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va. ...

Executive suite: At Calkins Media of Levittown, Pa., Michael White has been named vice president and chief financial officer; previously he was vice president of finance for Journal Register Co.'s Michigan papers and before JRC bought it, 21st Century Newspapers of Pontiac, Mich. Also at Calkins, Thomas Spurgeon has been named vice president of administration; previously he was general manager of the company's Bucks County Courier Times and earlier was publisher of The Herald-Standard in Uniontown, Pa. Lastly at Calkins, Bob Kellagher has been named director of new business development; he will continue to manage the company's PhillyBurbs.com regional web site. ...

Retiring types: At the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina, Frank Barrows will leave his post as managing editor on May 13. Save a four-year hiatus as a freelance writer, Barrows -- who started as a sports reporter -- has been with the paper since 1967 and was named managing editor in 1992. The 58-year-old editor has had long-term plans to leave the paper this year. ... At the Goldsboro News-Argus in North Carolina, Michael Rouse has retired. Starting as a reporter at the News-Argus in the late 1950s, Rouse joined the Associated Press in 1961. Following a decade-long career at the wire service, Rouse was named managing editor of North Carolina's Durham Morning Herald, where he spent 13 years. He also was an executive at North Carolina's Washington Daily News and the Fayetteville Observer. ... At the Oak Ridger of Oak Ridge, Tenn., John Miller has said he will retire at the end of June. A 30-year newspaper veteran, Miller has worked for papers in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina and South Carolina. ... At the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Virginia, William Millsaps Jr. will retire July 1 as senior vice president and editor of the paper. A 39-year veteran of the Times-Dispatch, Millsaps began at the paper as a sports reporter in 1966 and was promoted through the ranks to sports editor in 1977, managing editor in 1992 and executive editor in 1994. ...

Editors: At Alabama's Decatur Daily, Scott Morris has been named managing editor; previously he was the paper's city editor, a job he'd held for 17 years. Morris started his career as a reporter at the Hartselle Enquirer, also in Alabama, and moved to the Decatur paper in 1987. ... At The Herald-Mail in Hagerstown, Md., Linda Duffield has been named associate editor; previously she was the managing editor of the Morning Herald and will be the No. Two person in the two-paper newsroom. Duffield has been with The Herald-Mail since 1987 and has been managing editor of the a.m. operation since 1995. Earlier, she did an eight-year stint with the Associated Press. Taking Duffield's job at the a.m. paper will be Joel Huffer; previously he was assistant managing editor. Except a period between 1999-2001, Huffer has been with the paper 12 years. During his hiatus, Huffer was with New York's Albany Times-Union. ... At Nebraska's Columbus Telegram, James Dean has been named managing editor; most recently he was editor of The Hour in Norwalk, Conn. Dean has had a varied career, having worked as a photographer, reporter and editor at papers in Cincinnati, Boise, Idaho, Fort Collins, Colo., and Waterbury, Conn. ... At The Intelligencer in Doylestown, Pa., David Gilmartin has been named managing editor; previously he was metro editor, a job he'd held since 2003. Starting as a reporter at The Intelligencer in 1985, Gilmartin left the paper in 1990 to become editor of the Times Herald in Norristown, Pa., returning as assignment editor in 1999. ... At the Mountain Press in Sevierville, Tenn., Stan Voit has been named editor; previously he was managing editor of Alabama's Cullman Times, a job he'd held for five years. In addition to Cullman, Voit has worked at Alabama papers in Selma, Tuskegee, Tuscaloosa, Prattville and Auburn, as well as Mississippi's Natchez Democrat. ...

Front office: At Indiana's South Bend Tribune, Steven Funk has been named general manager; previously he was senior vice president and general manager of a group of weeklies and shoppers in Michigan. Funk started his newspaper career at Michigan's Battle Creek Enquirer and was ad manager of The Post-Crescent in Appleton, Wis. ... At the Chippewa Valley Newspapers Inc. of Chippewa Falls, Wis. (Chippewa Herald, Dunn County News, et al.), Steve Jahn has been named advertising director; he will remain publisher of the Dunn County News, a job he's held since 1996. Earlier in his career, Jahn was an advertising and circulation executive at Thomson's Wisconsin Strategic Marketing Group in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis. ...
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Title Annotation:Ann Hoffman appointed at JournalNews and Middletown Journal, Calkins Media appoints Michael White, Frank Barrows of Charlotte Observer resigns
Publication:NewsInc
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Date:May 9, 2005
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