Review building offered for sale/lease

EAST LIVERPOOL — As it has done so since its beginnings in 1879, The Review, into the future, will continue to report and publish news and advertising to serve its readers and the community, publisher Larry L. Dorschner said in announcing to Review employees that the newspaper’s downtown building is being made available for sale or lease.

The consolidation of the printing and distribution of the three Columbiana County newspapers into a modern, state-of-the-art facility in Lisbon has resulted in The Review facility being severely underutilized, Dorschner explained.

“Once we have found a buyer or lessee for the current building, we look forward to putting our newsroom, advertising and circulation staffs in a building in East Liverpool that will meet the needs of the newspaper,” Dorschner said. “We believe this building, with its 11,300 square feet of combined office and warehouse space along with its two parking lots with loading dock access, can become a boost to local economic development activity by providing space for significantly more employees and production than our newspaper operation requires at this time.

“With the upward movement of the economy, we believe it’s the perfect time to let this space find a new purpose.”

The Review was founded Oct. 25, 1879, in a small shop in the W.L. Thompson Building at Broadway and Cook Street, later East Third Street, in downtown East Liverpool. It was there the late William B. McCord published the first issue of The Saturday Review from which the present paper had its beginning.

The newspaper has had many mastheads throughout the years, the most recent change taking place in 1996, when morning delivery again started, thus changing The Evening Review to The Review.

The cornerstone of the East Fourth Street building was placed in 1949, and the newspaper’s offices have been a mainstay in the downtown since that time. The one-story brick and terra cotta structure opened in 1950, and the new $400,000 art deco plant featured a shiny stainless steel entrance. Previously, the newspaper had its operations for 55 years in the converted First National Bank, which was located at Fourth and Market streets.

“The Review, one of the longest-serving businesses in the area, will continue to tell the stories of our local communities and its people for many years to come,” Dorschner said. “We look forward to remaining a daily part of not only East Liverpool, but all those communities we serve in southern Columbiana County and northern Hancock County, as well.”