Lior Yahalomi appointed Civitas Media CEO

Lior Yahalomi appointed Civitas Media CEO

DAVIDSON, NC. – July 8, 2016 – Civitas Media, a publisher of more than 100 community newspapers in 12 states, announced today that Lior Yahalomi, a board member and prior President of Civitas, has been appointed CEO effective today. Mr. Yahalomi replaces Ralph Martin, who is stepping down.

“Lior has been entrusted by the board to position the company to maximize its strategic value given the rapidly evolving landscape in the publishing industry.  He is also charged with advising the board on the appropriate leadership structure for the company going forward,” stated Kamal Advani, a Civitas Media director. “We are grateful for the way our local communities have supported our newspapers, many of which have been in publication for more than a century, and we continue to be committed to serving them.”

About Civitas Media

Civitas Media encompasses more than 100 publications, many of which have served their communities for more than a century. Civitas, Latin for “community” or “citizen” is a union of four media entities formerly known as Heartland Publications, Freedom Central, Impressions Media and Ohio Community Media. Civitas, which employs more than 1,200 associates across 12 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Missouri, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Kentucky, Oklahoma and Tennessee, publishes 33 daily, 28 weekend editions and 63 weekly publications for a combined circulation of more than 1.6 million.  For further information, please visit

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