Aldridge to lead Cox newspapers in southwest Ohio

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Cox Media Group Ohio has named veteran southwest Ohio journalist Kevin Aldridge to serve as editor of its newspapers in Butler and Warren counties.

The 38-year-old Middletown native will be editor of the dailies The Hamilton JournalNews and The Middletown Journal, and of weeklies including the Pulse-Journal, Western Star, Fairfield Echo, and Oxford Press.

The Middletown Journal reports that Jana Collier praised Aldridge’s roots in the northern Cincinnati region and record of in-depth and investigative community journalism. She is editor-in-chief of Cox Media Group Ohio.

Aldridge is a former Cincinnati Enquirer reporter, city editor of the Middletown and Hamilton newspapers, and most recently was an editor for the southwest Ohio papers’ “Ideas & Voices” pages.

He replaces Rich Gillette, who will be a metro editor at the Dayton Daily News.

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