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The West Side Leader and South Side News Leader newspapers have been serving area residents and advertisers since 1984. Weekly distribution is over 65,000. The West Side Leader and South Side News Leader feature outstanding coverage of Akron area communities including extensive local government news, entertainment, and high school and youth sports.

The West Side Leader serves the communities of Bath, Boston, Copley, Cuyahoga Falls, Fairlawn, Granger, Norton, Peninsula, Richfield, Sharon and west Akron and is delivered every Thursday.

The South Side News Leader serves the communities of Coventry, Green, Lakemore, New Franklin and Springfield and is delivered every Friday.

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WSL Classified form (pdf)
SSNL Classified form (pdf)


Editorial Forms
Engagement form (pdf)
Wedding form (pdf)
Election Biography form (pdf)

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